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Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach during Hurricane Arthur. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/lekeiner/14586771773/">Louis Keiner</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach during Hurricane Arthur. Photo: Louis Keiner, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Disaster readiness program pools community knowledge and experience

The National Weather Service predicts 2014 will be a relatively tame hurricane season, but already, this July 4th saw Hurricane Arthur brushing the North Carolina coast.

Significant hurricanes like Sandy and Irene as well Tropical Storm Lee, have led Governor Cuomo to order training so New Yorkers can be their own first responders.

The Inovation Trail's Jenna Flanagan spoke with the head of the state Department of Homeland Security, Jerome Hauer, who's leading the creation of the Citizen Preparedness Corps.  Go to full article
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks for this Independence Day Weekend.

It looks like after today's unsettled weather has passed, we'll have another great weekend in store with sunny skies both Saturday and Sunday. Even the black flies and mosquitoes should be kept at bay with winds all weekend forecast to be from 5 to 15 miles per hour; that will also mean a great weekend to do some sailing.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href=" https://www.flickr.com/photos/reallyboring/14525283356//"> Eric Allix Rogers <br /></a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved<br />
Photo: Eric Allix Rogers
, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Severe thunderstorms hit eastern NY for second day

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Strong thunderstorms are hitting eastern New York for a second day, with damaging winds triggering a tornado warning west of Albany and the threat of flash floods through the evening.

The National Weather Service says a tornado was possible in a line of storms that moved through parts of Herkimer, Montgomery and Fulton counties late Thursday afternoon.  Go to full article
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks each weekend.

We have another great weekend in store weather wise, with temperatures forecast to reach 80 degrees, and only a very slight chance of encountering an afternoon or evening rainstorm. Black flies are still very active, so be prepared for that, and be sure to bring along some sunscreen.  Go to full article

Heavy rains flood Albany area

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (AP) Heavy rain caused local flooding in the Albany area and one small Hudson River city declared a state of emergency.

Mechanicville in Saratoga County declared the emergency Wednesday night after a one-two punch of roughly three inches of rain and a water main break. Drivers are asked to avoid city roads until 10 a.m. Thursday and residents are being advised to boil their water.  Go to full article
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks for this first full weekend of summer.

And what a weekend it is forecast to be! With temperatures in the 70s, this will be an excellent time to get into the woods and onto the waters. Remember it's still near the peak of the black fly season however, so wear light-colored loose-fitting clothing.  Go to full article
Tornado. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tornado#mediaviewer/File:Seymour_Texas_Tornado.jpg">NOAA</a>
Tornado. Photo: NOAA

Officials: Tornado struck central New York

VERONA, N.Y. (AP) The National Weather Service says a tornado packing winds up to 100 mph touched down in central New York.

The storm hit the Oneida County Town of Verona about 10 p.m. Tuesday. The weather service says it left a nine-mile path of damage into the neighboring Town of Westmoreland, knocking down road signs and tearing the roof from a gas station.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/nyng/9160618316/in/">New York National Guard</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: New York National Guard, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Senators back disaster aid for upstate New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Both of New York's senators are asking President Barack Obama to quickly approve the state's request for federal disaster aid for upstate counties recently hit hard by storms and flooding.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seeking a federal major disaster declaration for 11 central and western New York counties.  Go to full article
Vernal pool on the Jenkins Mountain trail near Paul Smiths. Archive Photo of the Day: Marc Wanner, Saranac Lake, NY
Vernal pool on the Jenkins Mountain trail near Paul Smiths. Archive Photo of the Day: Marc Wanner, Saranac Lake, NY

This Weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks each weekend.

It's forecast to be an outstanding weekend around the region with clear skies and the possibility of reaching the 90 degree mark in some areas on Sunday. It's the peak of the black fly season, however, and by some accounts they are particularly bad this year. Wear light-colored loose fitting clothing to avoid the worst of the black fly season.  Go to full article
Misty morning on Lake Algonquin. Archive Photo of the Day, May 2012: Susan Dornan, Ft. Edward NY.
Misty morning on Lake Algonquin. Archive Photo of the Day, May 2012: Susan Dornan, Ft. Edward NY.

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks each weekend.

Although the weather is forecast to be pleasant, be prepared for the possibility of encountering a rain shower, especially on Saturday.  Go to full article

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