Sunday, December 9, 2012
Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire, reminds U.S. Fire Administration officials.
Following a few, simple fire safety tips can keep electric lights, candles and the ever popular Christmas tree from creating a tragedy, states U.S. Fire Administration officials. USFA is an entity of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). For more tips on how to prevent a holiday fire and what to do in case a fire starts in your home, click here.
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 …
Saturday, April 23, 2011
A powerful storm pounded St. Louis Lambert International Airport on Friday evening.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is closed until further notice, after an apparent tornado caused major damage and injuries on Friday evening. At a news conference at the airport on Friday night, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said the airport was hit by a severe storm with heavy winds and that there was a sighting of a tornado, but that had not been confirmed. "That storm caused significant damage to the airport, specifically to Terminal One, where most of the damage occurred," Slay said. Power was out to the airport Friday night and four people were transferred to the hospital with minor injuries, the mayor said. Lambert Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge said Concourse C experienced extensive damage. She said most of the windows in …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Monday, Feb. 1.
Officials Crews Share What Residents Should Know Tuesday Ameren, the National Weather Service and local leaders share info and phone numbers residents need to know as snow, ice and possible power outages head our way. Street Talk: Feds Nix Tornado Help See what local residents said since FEMA rejected Sunset Hills and Crestwood for tornado recovery funding just last week. Mall Masterpieces: Hayes Offers Fine Art and Angels Step into the imagination of artist and author Sharon Hayes. Blanketing People In Need of Warmth Nearly 70 area youth donated their time to ensure that people who are homeless have a new way to weather the cold. Weekends Only Opens New Store In Manchester This Weekend The new furniture store will be the chain’s …