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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — Residents of Lawrence and Gallia Counties now have assistance in the cleanup of recent ice storms. Gov. Mike DeWine activated the Ohio National Guard Friday to assist the two counties currently under a State of Emergency. Members of the 1191st Engineer Company in Portsmouth were placed on state active duty to help… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s attorney general is warning against price gouging during a state of emergency that took effect on Tuesday due to winter weather. Gov. Jim Justice declared a state of emergency in four western counties where an ice storm caused tens of thousands of power outages and knocked trees onto roads…. Read More
ATHENS, OH (WOUB)– Mainly cloudy skies and near average temperatures. Those will be the weather headlines across southeast Ohio over the next 5 days or so. There are a few disturbances that may stir up some precipitation, but this will have very low impacts on the overall region. Early Week (Monday through Tuesday) The jet… Read More
ATHENS, OH (WOUB)—Another winter system will begin working its way through southeast Ohio Thursday night into Friday morning. The National Weather Service in has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Washington, Athens, Perry, Morgan, Jackson, Vinton, Fairfield, Hocking, Licking, Pike, Ross, Pickaway, and Franklin counties until 10:00 AM Friday. Be sure to have multiple ways… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — 0.1” of snow. That is how much snow Parkersburg, WV, the nearest climate reporting station, saw in the month of December in 2019. This year tells a much different story. So far in December 2020, we have already seen over 3 inches above our climatological average in snowfall, sitting at 14.1”…. Read More
PITTSBURGH, Pa. (OVR) — When newly elected President Donald Trump announced in 2017 that he would pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, he said, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” The goal of the landmark Paris Agreement, which was signed in 2015 by 189 parties,… Read More
Dorian is roughly 105 miles off the shore of Fort Pierce, Florida. It has maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour. Officials in the Bahamas say there are at least five storm-related deaths.
Hurricane Dorian has sustain maximum winds of 155 mph. Hurricane conditions are expected on the east coast of Florida by late Monday or early Tuesday, along with “life-threatening” storm surge levels.
The central U.S. just experienced the most widespread river flooding ever recorded there. Flood defenses in major cities largely performed well, but many smaller communities were simply overwhelmed.
Scientists are getting more and better data on our changing climate. Now, there’s a push to use it to help people cope with the extremes we know are coming.
“The Big Story” brings together journalists who are covering the big stories in the news today: heroin, climate change, the border wall, California wildfires, the Mueller investigation, the Rohingya refugee crisis and the Dakota Access Pipeline. Presentations on heroin and the border wall will be presented by teams who won 2018 Pulitzer Prizes for their… Read More
The Category 1 storm is expected to cross the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean by late Sunday or early Monday. Some of the islands are still recovering from last year’s hits by Maria and Irma.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – It’s going to be too hot for fireworks this weekend, at least for a few Ohio communities. Organizers of Fourth of July celebrations in Springfield Township and Swanton, both near Toledo, have canceled their Saturday night fireworks shows because of the expected extreme heat. The National Weather Service has issued excessive… Read More
CRESTLINE, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio woman says she and her daughter were blown out of their home by a tornado and feel fortunate to have suffered only scratches and bruises. Susan Cooper says the twister ripped apart her home’s roof and walls and sent her and her daughter flying into the yard on the… Read More