SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A recently released reports shows an ice storm in 2021 decimated hundreds of acres of trees in Salem, Oregon.
The report from Salem Public Works Department says a citywide analysis found a 17.6% tree canopy loss from August 2020 to May 2021, The Statesman Journal reported.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is allocating nearly $3 billion in disaster relief funding to cover recovery efforts by multiple state and local governments.
The Community Development Block Grants, announced Tuesday, include $2.2 billion to 10 local governments and 13 state governments for 16 major disasters that took place in 2021.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — President Joe Biden has granted a major disaster declaration for seven Tennessee counties as a result of a winter storm last month.
The declaration will give local jurisdictions and some private, nonprofit organizations access to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance Program.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's two U.S. Senators and nine members of the U.S. House have sent a letter to President Joe Biden asking him to approve Gov. Bill Lee's request for a major disaster declaration for a February winter storm.
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — About 40,000 customers were without power in upstate New York on Tuesday after heavy winds and lashing rain overnight.
Wind gusts above 40 mph (64 kph) bought down tree limbs and rattled homes in the Hudson Valley and to the west.
DALLAS (AP) — Freezing rain and drizzle is disrupting travel from Central Texas to the Great Lakes, with ice-glazed roads leading to hundreds of traffic accidents, including one in Kentucky that killed a toddler.
DALLAS (AP) — Hundreds of flights were canceled Wednesday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as parts of Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas braced for an ice storm making its way into the Southern Plains.
GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — An ice storm left road conditions treacherous Tuesday in the northern Lower Peninsula, authorities said.
The National Weather Service posted an ice storm warning for several counties Including the cities of Traverse City, Kalkaska and Grayling through midnight Tuesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Did you say 87 degrees?
That's the temperature the Cincinnati Bengals practiced in Wednesday, trading an ice storm and frigid conditions back home for clear skies in Los Angeles.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky braced for an ice storm Thursday as schools and state office buildings closed and the governor urged people to avoid driving if possible.
Ice coated portions of western Kentucky, and freezing rain from the slow-moving storm was expected to cause hazardous conditions across large swaths of the Bluegrass State.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — David Flanagan, who was at the helm of Maine’s largest electric utility during the disastrous 1998 ice storm, served as president of the University of Southern Maine and returned to lead the utility out of a series of missteps, has died.
SALEM, Ore (AP) — Officials in Salem, Oregon, say damage from a February ice storm will cost about $4.6 million to repair.
The Statesman Journal reports the money will be spend repairing infrastructure and clearing downed trees...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Power was restored to more homes and businesses Thursday in states hit by a deadly blast of winter that overwhelmed the electrical grid and left millions shivering in the cold this week...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nearly 150,000 customers remained without power Wednesday in and around Portland, Oregon, nearly a week after a massive snow and ice storm swept into the Pacific Northwest, taking out hundreds of miles of power lines as ice-laden trees toppled...
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — A winter storm blanketed the Pacific Northwest with ice and snow Saturday, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power and disrupting travel across the region...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 300,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma were without electricity Tuesday evening as an early season ice storm blanketed the state, icing over tree limbs that crashed through power lines and blocked roadways.
It's going to get slick.
An ice storm that is expected to coat surfaces with three- to four-tenths of an inch of ice before it's done is expected to begin this afternoon, the National Weather Service says.
Days after a snow and ice storm hit Connecticut, State Police are reporting an ‘alarmingly high’ number of calls of damage to vehicles from so called “ice missiles.”
Troopers say many drivers of cars and trucks have not cleared all the snow and ice that froze on their vehicles.
The brutal ice storm that ravaged parts of Lane County in December 2016 has prompted the Oregon Department of Transportation to add road salt to its highway-clearing arsenal in the county.
But it will take the perfect winter storm, the kind that brings heavy freezing rain or packed snow, before state road crews sprinkle salt on the stretch of Interstate 5 in the county, ODOT transportation maintenance manager Kevin Finch said Tuesday in announcing the new strategy.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Drought conditions, recent rainfall and an unusual storm path in Maine may have contributed to the large numbers of trees that toppled during a storm that walloped the Northeast this week, officials said...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Hundreds of out-of-state reinforcements bolstered utility crews struggling to restore power throughout New England on Tuesday, a day after a powerful storm blew down trees and postponed Halloween activities in many communities...
Lessons learned: Three years after ice storm, City of Aiken shares how it’s better prepared to respond to disasters
Three years ago this month, a winter storm covered Aiken with a blanket of ice that was more than an inch thick.
The precipitation that fell and froze caused widespread power outages and downed numerous trees, which blocked roads and damaged houses.
Wednesday’s ice storm stranded buses, semi trucks and travelers in Ellensburg as they waited for Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass to open.
Phil Thompson, a semi driver for TWT of Spokane, said this is the first time he’s gotten stuck this year.
A freezing rain storm arrived in Eastern Washington and North Idaho Tuesday evening, creating treacherous driving conditions.
The Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas were added to the ice storm warning area Tuesday evening, with forecasters calling for up to half an inch of ice by Wednesday morning.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A winter storm that brought heavy snow and rainfall to northern California was bearing down on the southern Plains on Thursday, and forecasters said crippling ice accumulations and heavy rain could cause widespread power outages and flooding this weekend...
ATLANTA (AP) — The city dodged the first punch of a dangerous winter storm Tuesday, but forecasters warned of a potentially "catastrophic" second blow in a thick layer of ice that threatened to bring hundreds of thousands of power outages and leave people in their cold, dark homes for days.