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Operation Medicine Drop – Sunday, March 20th

Operation Medicine Drop – Sunday, March 20th

Mar 17, 2011

Citizens can turn in expired, unwanted, or unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications, no questions asked, on Sunday, March 20th, 2011, during Operation Medicine Drop. Medications will be accepted from 2 to 4 p.m. at the parking lot of the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. All drop-offs will be anonymous. Operation Medicine Drop is being...

Do You Live, Work or Play Downstream From a Dam?

Do You Live, Work or Play Downstream From a Dam?

Mar 16, 2011

The probablility of a dam breach may seem remote, but even well-maintained and frequently inspected dams can develop sudden problems, especially under the stress of heavy rains. You may be surprised to know that you are a stakeholder in dam safety. Stakeholders are citizens, business owners, and recreationists in harm’s way at times, often without...

Flood Safety Awareness Week – March 14-18, 2011

Flood Safety Awareness Week – March 14-18, 2011

Mar 14, 2011

Flooding is a coast to coast threat within the United States during all months of the year. National Flood Safety Awareness Week is intended to highlight some of the many ways floods can occur, the hazards associated with floods, and what you can do to save life and property. Be sure you know the risks associated with flooding and how to prepare for them. The...

Spring 2011 Edition of the “Changing Skies Newsletter”

Spring 2011 Edition of the “Changing Skies Newsletter”

Mar 14, 2011

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has just released their Spring 2011 Newsletter, “Changing Skies Over Central North Carolina.” The newsletter includes the following topics: 2010-2011 Winter Season Review NWS on Twitter Forecasters Study Lightning Severe Weather Safety Experimental Webpage Stormfest 2011 Drought Status NWS Hires New...

Saturday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Saturday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Mar 5, 2011

This week has been declared North Carolina’s Severe Weather Awareness Week for 2011. All week long, the National Weather Service has been issuing informative messages to help you prepare for severe weather. We hope that you have taken time this week to think about the various types of severe weather that can threaten your home and family. North Carolina...

Friday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Friday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Mar 4, 2011

Today’s topic is the severe weather alert process. The Raleigh National Weather Service along with emergency officials, the American Red Cross, and local media all work together preparing communities for the next natural disaster. The mission of the National Weather Service is to protect life and property. However, how YOU prepare for and respond to...

Thursday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Thursday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Mar 3, 2011

 Today’s topic will be flooding. Flood related deaths are a serious nationwide problem. Nationwide…flooding causes more fatalities than any other type of severe weather. Several factors contribute to flooding. The two main factors are the intensity of rainfall and how long rain occurs over any given location. Urbanization, topography, soil type and...

Wednesday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Wednesday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Mar 2, 2011

Tornadoes are one of nature’s most violent phenomena. The peak tornado season in North Carolina occurs in the months of March…April and May. However…tornadoes have touched down in all months. The largest number of tornado related fatalities occurs in March. Other months with high numbers of tornado related fatalities Include May and November...

Tuesday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Tuesday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Mar 1, 2011

This week has been declared North Carolina Severe Weather Awareness Week for 2011. Today’s severe weather topic is lightning. Five times hotter than the sun’s surface and killing more people annually than tornadoes, lightning is a deadly force of nature. There are some important facts that you should know and safety precautions that you should take...