Fireplace maintenance prevents safety risks

Before lighting up your fireplace this winter, experts recommend having it inspected for potential safety hazards.“We’re trying to prevent chimney fires that can cause a house to catch on fire,” said Merideth Judd, owner of Judd and Son Chimney Service in Schererville. “Get them cleaned and inspected on a regular basis.”The Chimney Safety Institute of [...]





New storm predicted this week

Just what the region needs after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy: more high winds. The National Weather Service predicted Sunday that a nor’easter that could include gusts of up to 55 mph is likely to reach the area by Wednesday and could compound the havoc brought by last …





Another storm headed toward weather-beaten NY, NJ

By By JIM FITZGERALD, Associated Press – 7 hours ago  NEW YORK (AP) — Just what New York and New Jersey need after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy: more high winds.The National Weather Service predicted Sunday that a Nor’easter that could include gusts of up to 55 mph is likely to reach the area by [...]





Wareham slammed by possible microburst

By Melissa M. Werthmann, Globe Correspondent The National Weather Service is dispatching a survey team to Wareham to investigate reports of a possible microburst that slammed parts of the town with violent winds and heavy thunderstorms Tuesday night. “We’re sending a crew down now and then we’ll know more,� said Bill Simpson, meteorologist with the [...]





Fall weather beautiful, but look out for sneaky storms

The leaves are changing colors and the temperature outside is refreshing. In short, it’s a simply gorgeous time of year. But let’s not be completely lulled to sleep by nature’s autumn beauty. Many do not realize it, but fall has the potential to bring some …





Severe weather likely to skip the Anderson area

ANDERSON — It’s going to rain all day in Anderson. But a severe weather system in Alabama and Georgia today that could cause tornadoes will likely skip the area as it migrates to the north and east over the next 24 hours. Bryan McAvoy, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Greer, said such [...]





Severe weather threatens region with heavy winds, rain

WASHINGTON – Heavy winds and rain whipped through the region Tuesday afternoon, downing trees and causing outages throughout the WTOP listening area. Flash flood and tornado warnings were also issued by the National Weather Service, but were later canceled. At its peak, tens of thousands were without power, but by …





2 tornadoes hit Queens and Brooklyn, NY

High winds also caused damage in upstate New York, according to reports.According to media reports, the storms were part of a system that moved east from the Great Plains, where four people were killed in Oklahoma on Friday.The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down Saturday morning in Queens as a line of strong [...]





Tornadoes hit NYC; violent storm tears through DC

NEW YORK (AP) — Damaging storms that spawned tornadoes in New York City, darkened tens of thousands of homes in the Washington, D.C., area and flooded New England streets turned a normal day of rest into a day of cleaning up for many East Coast residents on Sunday. No serious injuries were reported when a [...]