Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thurs., 11-29-12 - High Wind Warning and Flood Watch in effect-update audio posted

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Use the player below to listen to updated audio about this storm system, including  three interviews.

According to a Weather Statement issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Wed. Nov. 28, 2012:

The current weather system in Northern California has triggered a "High Wind Warning", in effect today (Thurs., Nov. 29, 2012) from 3 am to 8 pm., PST, and a "Flood Watch" effective through late tonight. This hazardous weather outlook is for northwest California.

The release goes on to warn that: "Large trees and large branches will be knocked down by this storm....and can be deadly when they fall onto cars or people. Avoid unnecessary travel and stay indoors, if possible.  If you must travel, slow down to provide more reaction time in case the road is blocked by a tree."

Click here for more info. on the Flood Warning.

According to information released by the Trinity County Sheriff's Office, sandbags will be available at the following locations:

The following Trinity County Yards from 9:00am-3:00pm: Trinity Center, 35 Airport Road; Hayfork, 180 Morgan Hill Road; Ruth, 17960 Mad River Road
In Weaverville, Weaverville Solid Waste Transfer Site located at 173 Tom Bell Road from 8:00am-4:00pm.
There will be a limit of 25 bags per household. Please bring your own shovel.
In case of an emergency after hours please call the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office at 530-623-2611.

Use the player below to hear more information about the current storm system including interviews with Bob Ruehl, the observing Program Leader with the National Weather Service in Eureka, John Buttons of the California Conservation Crew (CCC), and Humbold County Road Maintenance Supervisor Marty Messenger. This piece was aired by KMUD News Cordinator, Cynthia Elkins, on the KMUD Local News Thurs., Nov. 29, 2012.



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