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Los Angeles, CA: Powerful storm hits Southern California, flooding highways

LOS ANGELES, CA (AP) — The second in a string of powerful storms battered California on Saturday, shutting key highways after water and mud rushed into lanes from bare hillsides in wildfire burn areas where thousands of residents were under evacuation orders. Flash flood warnings were issued for huge swaths of Southern California and forecasters … Continue reading Los Angeles, CA: Powerful storm hits Southern California, flooding highways

Ameren Illinois Offers Tips on How to Stay Safe, Warm Ahead of Arctic Blast

Company activates Emergency Operations Center as a precautionary measure COLLINSVILLE, IL – Jan. 29, 2019 – With wind chills expected to be below zero throughout most of the week as another round of winter storms moves into the Midwest, Ameren Illinois is reminding customers of tips on how to stay safe and warm. “With the … Continue reading Ameren Illinois Offers Tips on How to Stay Safe, Warm Ahead of Arctic Blast

Virginia News: Governor Ralph Northam Declares State of Emergency in Advance of Expected Winter Storm

RICHMOND, VA – Jan. 13, 2019 – Virginia Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency today in advance of the anticipated effects of winter weather expected this weekend including snow, ice, and high winds throughout much of the Commonwealth.  This will likely result in downed trees, power outages, and transportation impacts.  The executive order … Continue reading Virginia News: Governor Ralph Northam Declares State of Emergency in Advance of Expected Winter Storm

Missouri News: Urgent Weather Message for St. Louis area from the National Weather Service

ST LOUIS, MO – The National Weather Service published the following Hazardous Weather Outlook: For the following areas: Adams IL-Audrain MO, Bond IL, Boone MO, Brown IL, Calhoun IL, Callaway MO, Clinton IL, Cole MO, Crawford MO, Fayette IL, Franklin MO, Gasconade MO, Greene IL, Iron MO, Jefferson MO, Jersey IL, Knox MO, Lewis MO, Lincoln … Continue reading Missouri News: Urgent Weather Message for St. Louis area from the National Weather Service

National Hurricane Center News: Atlantic 5-Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook

MIAMI, FL – The National Hurricane Center released the following forecast by Forecaster Cangialosi: For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Michael, located over the northwestern Caribbean Sea, and on Tropical Storm Leslie, located over the central Atlantic Ocean. 1 – A broad … Continue reading National Hurricane Center News: Atlantic 5-Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook

World Meteorological Organization News: WMO receives LUI Che Woo Prize for protecting public safety

The World Meteorological Organization (W.M.O.) has received the 2018 LUI Che Woo Prize award for Welfare Betterment for its role in improving weather forecasts and disaster warnings and protecting public safety. WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas was presented the award for the Reduction of the Impact of Natural Disasters at a ceremony in Hong Kong, China, … Continue reading World Meteorological Organization News: WMO receives LUI Che Woo Prize for protecting public safety

North Carolina News: Governor Cooper Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration Ahead of Historic Hurricane Florence

Urges North Carolinians: “Get ready now.” RALEIGH, NC – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper today asked for a federal disaster declaration on behalf of North Carolina to ensure the state can get federal aid as soon as possible. In a letter sent this morning to President Donald Trump, Gov. Cooper made the request for federal … Continue reading North Carolina News: Governor Cooper Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration Ahead of Historic Hurricane Florence

Fresno News: Cooling Centers to Open This Weekend Around Fresno California

FRESNO, CA – The National Weather Service in Hanford expects temperatures to be at, or above, 105°F in Fresno for Saturday, June 23, 2018, and Sunday, June 24, 2018.  As a result, the City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services (PARCS) Department will open its cooling centers for those days. Cooling centers … Continue reading Fresno News: Cooling Centers to Open This Weekend Around Fresno California