Saturday, September 1, 2012
American Red Cross resources can be used to let family and friends know about your welfare during emergencies. This is good information of which to be aware if your area happens to flood this weekend.
Floods are the most frequent and costly natural disasters, industry sources indicate. This week, St. Louis County emergency responders, and residents of Chesterfield braced for the aftermath of what Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac may bring to the region this weekend. One way individuals can prepare for emergencies is to become familiar with the American Red Cross Safe and Well website. It is a central location for people in disaster areas in the United States to register their current status, and for their loved ones to access that information. Click here to check it out. According to the website, users can: Safe and Well is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is accessible in both English and Spanish.
Friday, August 31, 2012
The two events, scheduled for Saturday, have been cancelled due to the threat of Hurricane Isaac storms in Chesterfield.
Two events in the city of Chesterfield that were scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1, have been officially cancelled. The Fourth of July fireworks show, which was originally rescheduled due to dry conditions, was cancelled once again because of threat of heavy rain and storms this Saturday. The city also cancelled Forks and Corks, a food festival to be held at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. “It is in the best interests of everyone’s health and safety that we take this action,” said Libbey Malberg Tucker, economic development director for Chesterfield, in a release. Malberg Tucker told Chesterfield Patch vendors that were going to be at Forks and Corks were immediately notified and would be reimbursed for the fees they paid to be at the event. …
With Tropical Depression Isaac possibly bringing anywhere from three to eight inches of rain to the St. Louis area this weekend, the St. Louis County Police Department is warning residents to be alert and watch for flood waters.
Thursday night, local meteorologists are predicting three to five inches of rain in most areas, with the possibility of even eight inches in some isolated areas. Rain from Tropical Depression Isaac is expected to hit the St. Louis area around noon Friday. The St. Louis County Police Department is warning residents that with the possibility of extreme weather expected this weekend, they should be extremely alert and pay close attention to their surroundings. Police point out that heavy rains and storms could lead to flash flooding, downed power lines and other dangers. Meanwhile, local emergency responders met Thursday and have a plan in place. They are on standby for the possibility of swift water rescues and other issues that could …
TIPS: St. Louis County emergency responders met Thursday morning at the command center of Metro West Fire Protection District in Wildwood to collectively prepare for incoming storm Isaac. They fear people will plunge into flood waters.
Once St. Louis County emergency responders heard from the National Weather Service expert, Jim Kramper, on Thursday morning that Tropical Depression Isaac was slowing down and may not unleash as much danger to St. Louis in the air, they immediately turned their preparations to swift water rescue planning. Somewhere between 3 to 5 inches of rainfall is expected to move slowly over St. Louis between Friday and Saturday, said Kramper. A countywide preparation session was hosted before noon at the Metro West Fire Protection District's command center. Represented in the discussions and planning were: St. Louis County OEM, Region C IST, Metro West Fire Protection District, Eureka Fire Protection District, Monarch Fire Protection District, …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Hurricane Isaac may have an influence of the price at the pump, but it isn't expected to be a long term issue.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Dan Barger
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Uncertainty over the supply of gas, with the potential disruption of refinery operations on the Gulf Coast, led to a jump in gas prices by as much as 15 cents a gallon overnight Monday, according to Mike Right vice president of public Affairs of AAA Missouri. The best regular gas prices around Chesterfield are $3.69 at the BP gas station at 110 Long Road. Most other gas stations in the area report a price of $3.79 and go up as high as $3.85. (For a daily up-to-date look at gas prices in the area, as well as information about your daily commute, check out "Commute" on the Patch home page.) Right doesn't expect the jump in gas prices to last long, probably coming back down by the Labor Day weekend. "Hopefully that's the end of it," he said…
Metropolitan Sewer District officials say preparation now and taking simple steps when heavy rains come can make a difference.
The Metropolitan Sewer District issued the following advisory ahead of what could amount to several inches of rain this weekend as the remnants of Hurricane Isaac arrive in the St. Louis region: FLOODING: Anyone who lives adjacent to or near a waterway – no matter how small the waterway is during dry weather – lives in a floodplain or drainage way. During high intensity rainfalls (a large amount of rain falling in a short period of time), creeks, streams, rivers, and other waterways can quickly become a torrent of rushing water, possibly causing extensive flash flooding, and putting property and human safety at risk. If you live near such a waterway or live in a low area to which rainwater normally flows, pay close attention to weather …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Seven more St. Louis-area volunteers have signed up to help the Red Cross during Hurricane Isaac's passing through the South.
- On Patch
Tuesday, August 28, 2012