Friday, October 26, 2012
From having cash on hand to trimming back branches, there are things you can do ahead of a dangerous storm.
Friday, October 26, 2012
With Hurricane Sandy following a track that could have a major impact on New England early next week, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is recommending actions people can take to minimize the potential damage from this storm. “Early planning and preparation can be the key to your safety,” said MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz in a press release. “It is important to use your time wisely and not wait until the last minute to ensure your family’s safety.” Forecasters are saying it will be Monday before Sandy would impact New England, so you do have some time to handle these items over the weekend. Here are some examples of steps you should be taking: Also, continue to follow MEMA updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MassEMA; …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
An update on the status of Hurricane Irene and its impact on Concord.
Scattered rain has started to fall over much of New England, as Hurricane Irene continues to move northward. At 12 p.m. today, the storm was located approximately 510 miles southwest of Hartford according to the National Weather Service. Middlesex County is included in a Tropical Storm Warning issued by the NWS. "Hurricane Irene continues to move north-northeast and will affect southern New England tonight and especially Sunday. Based on the current forecast track … people in Southern New England should prepare for a period of strong to damaging winds … heavy rainfall and the likelihood for coastal flooding along the south coast," the warning states. "Tropical storm force winds with hurricane force wind gusts are expected across Southern…
Friday, August 26, 2011
Some locals hunker down for impending storm.
The storm is coming, and in typical New England fashion, some people are stocking up on the essentials to get them through the potentially rough weekend, while others are just going about business as usual. At Vanderhoof Hardware on Main Street, Scott Vanderhoof said he is seeing the same influx of customers he is used to seeing whenever a severe weather event is predicted. By midday today, a couple local merchants had already run out of batteries and were sending customers to Vanderhoof's, where shelves were still full. "We've been around long enough to know how this happens," Vanderhoof said. In preparation for Irene, Vanderhoof said he had an extra truckload of emergency supplies such as flashlights, batteries, lanterns, Sterno and …
Residents are advised to prepare for severe weather this weekend.
Massachusetts has already had a tornado and an earthquake so far this summer. Why not throw in a hurricane too? The National Weather Service is predicting intermittent rain throughout the weekend, beginning tomorrow morning, as Hurricane Irene makes its way up the east coast. Rain is expected tomorrow morning, with a chance of thunderstorms after 3 p.m. On Sunday, rain and thunderstorms are expected as well, with NWS predicting a 90-percent chance of precipitation. According to a Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the NWS late yesterday, "Hurricane Irene will likely have a significant impact across Southern New England this weekend." Coastal flooding is expected, and heavy rains could lead to localized flooding in inland areas. Depending…