video Apps aim to keep you safe during tornado season Kurt ‘The Cyber Guy’ Knutsson on apps that aim to help users stay safe during tornado season. A rare tornado violently tore through Cape Cod Tuesday, creating widespread damages to homes and businesses across three coastal towns in the popular Massachusetts resort area. Continue Reading Below The National Weather Service says preliminary data suggests it was a strong EF-1 tornado and reached wind speeds of 110 mph. A car is crushed under a large tree in Neptune City, N.J., Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Crews are working to restore electricity for hundreds of thousands of people in New Jersey after powerful storms blew across the state the day before. (AP Photo/Seth W Expand Reports of extensive damage were widespread, with one motel losing its entire roof in the storm. No injuries have been reported. Advertisement A steel flag pole bows to the wind framing the second floor of the Cape … [Read more...] about Rare tornado rips through Cape Cod
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Powerful storms have the capacity to knock out power to thousands of households in Georgia. » RELATED: Metro Atlanta faces tornado, severe storm risk later Residents can lose electricity in the middle of the night or wake up after an overnight storm to fallen trees in their yard, downed power lines in the streets, delayed school openings and broken traffic lights. » For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page If you're without power in the metro Atlanta area, here's what you need to know: To report an electric service outage to Georgia Power, contact their customer service by calling 1-888-891-0938 or online athttps://customerservice.southerncompany.com/Outage/Service.aspx To track Georgia Power restoration efforts, check out the Georgia Power outage map.Not a Georgia Power customer? Check this list of power companies in Georgia for more information: How to stay safe during a lightning storm Central Georgia EMC To … [Read more...] about How to report a power outage to Georgia Power
Thunderstorms are expected to roll through central Pennsylvania on Thursday afternoon and into the evening hours.Some of the storms could be severe and produce isolated tornadoes in some areas.The National Weather Service has an abundance of information and tips so you can stay safe during the storms.What is a severe thunderstorm?A severe thunderstorm is defined by the National Weather Service has having winds of 58 mph or greater and/or hail 1 inch in diameter or larger. Watch vs. WarningThe National Weather Service will either issue a watch or warning as severe weather approaches.A severe thunderstorm watch is issued when conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms to develop. It does not mean thunderstorms are happening - instead, it means they are possible.A severe thunderstorm warning is issued when severe thunderstorms are occurring or are imminent in a warning area.General safety tipsThe National Weather Service urges people to follow these guidelines when severe … [Read more...] about What should you do if a severe thunderstorm rumbles overhead?
Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 5 steps to prepare for natural disasters 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - Whether it’s hurricanes, tornadoes or snowstorms, natural disasters can occur anywhere at any time. When they do, it’s often sudden, so being prepared ahead of time is key. However, only 39% of Americans are prepared for an unexpected natural disaster, according to a study by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “It’s important to always follow official evacuation orders. But if you are able to remain in the home, amplifying your safety now can help you and your family keep calm during an emergency,” said Tarsila Wey, director of marketing for First Alert. “Save yourself from potential stress by taking these steps to prepare for any natural disaster.” Plan for a natural disaster. Emergency disaster drills are often conducted in schools, but rarely in the home. Plan for potential … [Read more...] about 5 steps to prepare for natural disasters
10 a.m. update Eres, the 14-foot python, has been found safe. The snake’s owner, Sandra Dodge-Streich, said the python was discovered coiled up in a milk crate just after 9 a.m. Monday. A neighbor found it in his backyard after searchers couldn't locate it elsewhere in the neighborhood. “It’s quite a relief,” Dodge-Streich said. “She’s doing well,” she said of the reptile. Dodge-Streich, owner of Redding Reptiles, said the Lake Boulevard store had to be evacuated Thursday night when the fire moved into Redding and the reptiles ended up at a home in south Redding. The snake got out of a plastic bin. Eres is a lavender albino reticulated python about 3 inches in diameter. Dodge-Streich said Eres is a gentle snake and wouldn't hurt anyone, although it has an appetite for chickens. ORIGINAL STORY Add a 14-foot python to all the disruptions being caused by the Carr Fire in Redding. Sandra Dodge-Streich said about 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. Saturday her … [Read more...] about UPDATE: 14-foot python found safe in a milk crate