Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Clinton is set to step in while President Barack Obama continues to focus on Hurricane Sandy.
Updated Oct. 31, 11:45 p.m. Bill Clinton is coming to Akron on Thursday to rally support for President Barack Obama. The former President will stump for Obama at 6 p.m. Thursday at the John S. Knight Center, located at 77 E. Mill St. in Akron, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. Doors will open to the public at 4:30 p.m. Click here for tickets Clinton's forthcoming arrival comes a day after the cancellation of Obama's University of Akron rally. According to whitehouse.gov, the President decided to remain in Washington D.C. to monitor Hurricane Sandy, and help coordinate the federal response and relief effort. Tickets obtained for Obama's canceled event will be honored Thursday at the Knight Center. Obama will return to Northeast Ohio …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Northeast Ohio has felt some of Hurricane Sandy's wrath, but most of the damage was done on the East Coast.
From raging electrical fires, mass flooding and downed trees, Hurricane Sandy, now a tropical storm, definitely left her mark on the East Coast. Here's a roundup of some of the biggest stories coming out of our Patch sisters in the east.
Due to the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, President Barack Obama has canceled Wednesday's Akron rally to focus on the storm.
President Barack Obama has canceled his campaign stop at the University of Akron on Wednesday. According to whitehouse.gov, the President will remain in Washington D.C. to monitor Hurricane Sandy, and help coordinate the federal response and relief effort. Stay tuned to Patch for updates on the President's campaign schedule as he's expected to return to Ohio before Election Day on Nov. 6.
Over 5,000 Cuyahoga Falls residents lost power during the storm last night. That number has dwindled to roughly 250. In related news, Broad Boulevard has reopened.
The past 12 hours in Cuyahoga Falls have been a trying time for residents and repair crews. When the storm hit on Monday night, over 5,000 people lost power, and due to the ongoing efforts of electric and street department workers, that number has dwindled down to roughly 250, said Cuyahoga Falls Electric Superintendent Mike Dougherty. UPDATE: Hurricane Sandy High Wind Warning Shortened in NEO Crews have concentrated their attention on the remaining affected areas, which include residents living along Haas, Steels Corners and Akron-Peninsula Road. There are also multiple isolated power outages affecting single-family homes across the city. "We've been working around the clock to get everyone back in service," said Dougherty. Cuyahoga …
Residents can look forward to quicker relief from the hurricane's reach.
After Hurricane Sandy pummeled the coast and caused hundreds of thousands of power outages in Northeast Ohio, the National Weather Service shortened the region's high wind warning. The warning, originally in effect until 4 p.m., now ends at 1 p.m. A lakeshore flood warning is still in effect until 8 p.m., and roads along Lake Erie — like I-90 — are plagued with closures and backups due to high water. A flood watch for all of Northeast Ohio is still in effect until this evening. Read on: Cuyahoga Falls Working 'Around the Clock' to Fix Power Outages
The Salvation Army and American Red Cross branches in Ohio and nationally are poised to provide aid to those who need it, and you can help them do it.
Ohio has already been affected by the FrankenStorm, also known as Hurricane Sandy, but our neighbors to the east are getting hit much worse. And if you're safe and sound at home, you may feel compelled to do something to help them. There are many ways to help, we're just featuring two options in this story: American Red Cross and Salvation Army. When the electricity goes out and people need shelter, it's usually the American Red Cross that sets up those shelters in schools, churches or community centers. They provide cots to sleep on, food and a safe place to rest. Sunday, the Red Cross had already set up 112 shelters in nine states. That's just the beginning. But all that costs money and while the Red Cross was created by the U.S. …
Northeast Ohio will feel some of Hurricane Sandy's wrath, but most of the damage is being done on the East Coast.
Hurricane Sandy hit ground in New York City late Sunday and into early Monday morning, according to Carroll Gardens Patch on the east coast of New York. And this isn't even the heaviest part of the storm. Nearly all of NYC is shut down, including press agencies, city schools and colleges, public transportation and more. Residents are experiencing steady rainfall and wind gusts are expected to get up to 65 miles an hour today. So how are the East Coast Patches handling the storm? Here are some links to their "Frankenstorm" coverage:
Monday, October 29, 2012
Due to the inclement weather, both school districts have canceled class on Tuesday.
The Cuyahoga Falls City Schools and Woodridge Local School districts will be closed Tuesday due to the high wind advisories and inclement weather caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Cuyahoga Falls Police say utility workers have been called in to address the power outages.
If your lights are out, you're not alone. According to Cuyahoga Falls Police Lt. Dale Gramley, power outages have been reported across the city, and workers from the electric and street departments have been dispatched to begin repairs. UPDATE: Cuyahoga Falls Working 'Around the Clock' to Fix Power Outages There's no indication of how quickly power will come back on in the affected areas of the city. Cuyahoga Falls, Woodridge School Districts Closed Tuesday There have also been seven reported car accidents this evening. "With an inordinate amount of water on the road, traction and hydroplaning are a real problem," said Gramley. "...Plus, with the heavy winds and rain, low visibility becomes a factor and accidents are more likely to occur…
Residents are starting to see the high winds and power outages that Hurricane Sandy has pushed to the region. Locally, Cuyahoga Falls has emergency crews on standby in the event of one or multiple outages.
Residents in Northeast Ohio are beginning to see the impact of Hurricane Sandy as high winds cause power outages across the area and huge waves on Lake Erie. As of early Monday evening, no power outages were reported in Cuyahoga Falls. According to deputy service director, Teresa Hazlett, the city has taken preparedness measures and will be ready in the event of one or multiple outages throughout the course of the storm. "An emergency operations center has been set up at the Natatorium and is on standby," said Hazlett. If the need exists to activate the center, Cuyahoga Falls Electric System employees will be able to communicate with utility workers and Cuyahoga Falls Police, Fire and EMS to coordinate repair efforts. Anywhere from 30 to…