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Spotting trouble: Volunteers carry a heavy load when weather turns severe

The county's 80-plus warning sirens — intended to alert people outdoors to get inside — shouldn't be activated unless a tornado is either confirmed or highly probable to develop, officials say ... mul... read more

ARRL Letter

During ... severe weather in the region." SKYWARN Spotters Jim Palmer, KB1KQW, and Marek Kozubal, KB1NCG, worked with National Weather Service-Taunton Warning Coordination Meteorologist Glenn Field, K... read more

Questions of Survival

While you definitely want to destroy your clothes, waiting until you get to the hospital is perfectly ... in times of emergency is 1340 AM. But the FCC's voluntary Emergency Alert System, which is use... read more

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The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek

She knew from avalanche safety courses that outstretched hands might puncture the ice surface and alert ... tornado often is spotted before it strikes. Lightning is usually presaged by black clouds an... read more

Hurricane Dean: Readers' updates

It has been breezy here all day but we are not expecting to see any severe weather for the next six hours ... We are under a tropical storm warning waiting for the centre of Hurricane Dean to pass a f... read more

Nationwide 'Presidential Alert' Texts: Not the Best Idea

The message you likely received (unless you turned your phone off) was the first ever nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system. It's the same system that sends out Amber Alerts (fo... read more

As Amber Alert sounds across Ontario, full re-testing of Canada’s new mobile alert system months away

OTTAWA – As an Amber Alert sounded for a missing boy in Ontario on Monday, some mobile users questioned the effectiveness of the country’s new wireless emergency ... to distribute warnings of imminent ... read more

Tornado-Ravaged Hospital Took Storm-Smart Approach During Rebuild

Hospital operator Mercy ... out in the open in the pre-tornado design now was built into a hillside, with fuel pumped underground into the core areas of the hospital, ensuring the facility of 96 hours ... read more

Victorian floods: State spared heavy rain falls, but emergency services remain on alert

Dean Stewart from the weather bureau said there was not enough rain to cause a resurgence in the floods but thunderstorms could bring some heavier falls during the morning. He said a severe weather wa... read more

Indiana father says his 3-month-old baby died after being left in hot car

Emergency crews were called to ... son died after being left in a hot car. Turner says the baby’s mother told him she dropped off their 2-year-old daughter at day care Monday morning before heading to ... read more

Washtenaw emergency manager on Dexter tornado destruction: 'Never before in my county'

At 5:07 p.m. Thursday night the first warning siren echoed through ... Washtenaw County's director of emergency management. "You never know if someone is going to be killed or not during a tornado, bu... read more

Unstoppable Messages from the President, Now Coming to Your Smart Phone!

The technology ensures that emergency alerts will not get stuck in highly congested areas, which can happen with standard mobile voice and texting services. WEA was established pursuant to the Warning ... read more

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