Thursday, March 21, 2013
The app includes a siren when a warning has been issued in the area and an "all clear" when the danger has passed.
St. Louis County sounded tornado sirens earlier this month as part of a statewide Tornado drill in conjunction with Severe Weather Awareness Week. Meanwhile, March is Red Cross Month and the organization is launching its official Tornado App, putting lifesaving information in the hands of people who live in tornado-prone area, according to a news release from the agency. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The new Red Cross tornado app—available in English or Spanish—gives iPhone, iPad and Android smart phone and some tablet users instant access to local and real-time information. The app includes a high-pitched siren and “tornado warning” alert that signals people when a NOAA tornado warning has been issued …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
This email alert was sent to Parkway parents Monday night after four schools went into "lockout" as police searched for a suicidal man with a gun Monday evening.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Manchester and Town and Country police want residents to be on alert and call 911 after a woman was recently approached in a business parking lot along Manchester Road.
The following information was supplied by theManchester and Town and Country Police Departments. It does not indicate a conviction where an arrest was made. Police are warning residents to be on alert for scam artists targeting shoppers along Manchester Road. According to the Town and Country and Manchester police departments, a resident was in a retail business parking lot along Manchester Road during the evening when a female in her 20s approached her. A crime alert sent out by both departments stated that the woman claimed she needed gas money to get to her mother's house in Cape Girardeau. She also reportedly told the would-be victim that her boyfriend was after her and that she had to get away quickly. Police stated that this is …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Town and Country police are warning residents to report any suspicious activity after break-ins at two homes this week.
The following information was supplied by the Town and Country Police Department. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) Police are warning residents to be on alert after homes were burglarized Wednesday. In an email Thursday morning, Town and Country police stated that the Wednesday burglaries took place between 11:30 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. The first burglary happened in the 13000 block of Conway Estates between 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 pm. and the second crime was attempted at 7:14 p.m. in the 1800 block of South Mason Road, according to investigators. French doors in the back of the homes were reportedly pried open in both instances. "The Conway Estates house was ransacked with jewelry stolen, but the alarm…
Friday, May 4, 2012
The National Weather Service indicates penny-size hail in and around Town and Country and Manchester.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Rob McLean
Friday, May 4, 2012
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a weather alert for areas around Maryland Heights. The service indicates it was tracking a large thunderstorm at 9:50 a.m. on Friday that was moving east. Locations in the storm's path include numerous neighboring communities in West County, including Ballwin, Ellisville, Creve Coeur and Chesterfield. Last Saturday, much of the St. Louis area was pelted with hail stones ranging from the size of golf balls to baseballs.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Police are warning residents of suspicious activities in the area, along with an attempted burglary.
The following information was supplied by the Town and Country Police Department. Town and Country police issued an alert Friday warning residents of reports of possible prowlers and an attempted burglary. According to the email alert, police said in the past week they have received three separate reports of suspicious people and vehicles in the same area as an attempted burglary on Feb. 5. The email states that all three reports came from Mason Estates Court. That is just south of the Feb. 5 attempted burglary which took place off Mason Road, north of Highway 40. According to investigators, the latest incident was around 1:30 a.m. Friday, in the 13000 block of Mason Estates. Police stated that a resident spotted a suspicious male on his …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Town and Country police said residents returned home to catch the suspects in the act.
The following information was supplied by theTown and Country Police Department. Town and Country police are searching for suspects after recent break-ins. Authorities said in the most recent incident, residents in the 13000 block of Mason View Court returned home just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday and interrupted the burglary. Police said two men shattered the glass of a door next to the garage, but never actually gained entry to the home. Once spotted, police said the two fled in a silver Ford Focus that was parked in the driveway. The resident reportedly chased the two south on Mason Road to eastbound Highway 40, but then lost sight of them. One suspect is described as likely in his 20s, 6 feet tall, medium build with a shaved head. The …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Police said suspects are forcing open doors in an effort to break into Town and Country homes.
The following information was supplied by theTown and Country Police Department. Town and Country police are warning residents of a burglary and an attempted burglary this week. Captain Gary Hoelzer stated in an email that the attempted burglary happened between 1:30 and 2:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Conway Village Drive. Hoelzer said an exterior door was forced open and the perpetrator(s) unsuccessfully attempted to enter the home through the interior garage door. Police said another home was burglarized between 7:20 a.m. and 4:50 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of Sunway Lane. Hoezler stated in that case, a rear door was pried open and jewelry was stolen from the master bedroom. Hoelzer warns residents that any suspicious people …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Residents report hearing the test cut out.
Good thing it was only a test. Today was the first ever national test of the Emergency Alert System, and it didn't go quite as planned. Across the country, listeners reported cut-outs, skipping, even a Lady Gaga song playinginstead of the usual "This is only a test" reminders. The test cut out on St. Louis Public Radio just as it did nationally, according to operations and programing manager Mike Schrand. FEMA asked residents who heard the failed broadcast to write about it on Twitter @CraigAtFEMA. "We are reading, not able to answer all, but it helps (to) know what is being reported," FEMA administrator Craig Fugate tweeted. (If you do tweet, send it to us, too, @StLouisLindsay.) Or you can email your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. In 45 days…
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
An Emergency Alert System test is planned at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9.
- Nate Birt
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
A national Emergency Alert System test is planned at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9. Residents in Town and Country and Manchester can expect alerts to come across the radio, television and cable, an announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) states. The test will last up to three and a half minutes. It will mark the first test of the national system. The system is meant to enable the U.S. president to address the public in the event of an extreme emergency. The test has been in development for two years. It is a collaboration of FEMA, the Federal Communications Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Families are encouraged to develop an emergency preparedness kit and emergency plan. More …