emergency operations center

Tropical Storm Hanna Aims at Atlantic Coast, Hurricane Ike Next

Article: Tropical Storm Hanna Aims at Atlantic Coast, Hurricane Ike Next

MIAMI, Florida, September 5, 2008 (ENS) – Tropical Storm Hanna is heading toward the coast of South and North Carolina “in a hurry” says the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Packing maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour with higher gusts, forecasters say Hanna could reach the coast in less than 12 hours as…

Torrential Rains, Flooding Swamp Midwestern Spring

Article: Torrential Rains, Flooding Swamp Midwestern Spring

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 9, 2008 (ENS) – After a miserable stormy spring, more severe weather, tornadoes, floods, and heavy rains wreaked havoc across the Plains on the weekend. And the high water and storm conditions continue today. Iowa Governor Chet Culver has activated the state’s emergency operations center and put 31 counties under an…

California Paralyzed by Powerful Snowstorm

Article: California Paralyzed by Powerful Snowstorm

SACRAMENTO, California, January 4, 2008 (ENS) – An intense storm system off the West Coast is responsible for a widespread region of heavy rain, mountain snow and high winds across northern California today. It is now pounding regions of central California, according to the National Weather Service, closing roads from Sacramento to San Francisco. This…