Saturday, May 25 2013 6:56 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:56:57 GMT
It wasn't exactly barbecuing weather today as Memorial Day weekend got off to a rainy and chilly start. And it's no surprise the rain put a damper on holiday activities. Saturday of Memorial Day weekendMore >>
It wasn't exactly barbecuing weather today as Memorial Day weekend got off to a rainy and chilly start. And it's no surprise the rain put a damper on holiday activities.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:54:42 GMT
An Au Sable Forks, New York theater is one of ten in the North Country doing what it can to stay open. "We'll be dark. There will be no movies shown in these theaters and you'll have toMore >>
After being denied a state grant, a number of North Country theaters could go dark by the end of the year. That's because Hollywood is getting rid of film movies, which is what those theaters rely on. But they're not giving up yet.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:51 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:51:11 GMT
A couple has lost their home to floods twice in just three years. Last night's storm washed out a road in Underhill, and nearly everything in its path. Governor Shumlin was at the site of the hardestMore >>
A couple has lost their home to floods twice in just three years. Last night's storm washed out a road in Underhill, and nearly everything in its path.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:25:36 GMT
Beansie's Bus is situated right along the start and finish of the race so they're looking to get swamped by hungry customers Sunday but rain too. "Unfortunately the weather might not cooperate," Beansie'sMore >>
VCM organizers making sure they have cold/rainy weather equipment for runners.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:21:38 GMT
Damaged homes, washed out roads, and now major clean-up.In just a few hours heavy rains flooded much of Northern Vermont. Hardest hit were Essex, Jericho, and Underhill.The torrential rains Thursday nightMore >>
Damaged homes, washed out roads, and now major clean-up.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:15:28 GMT
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon. A press release says that if possible, motorists should avoid downtown Burlington on Sunday,More >>
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 1:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:07:11 GMT
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday. Officials say they are postponing due to the upcoming inclement weather expected this weekend. Here's the updated schedule of events:7:30amMore >>
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:26:27 GMT
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been canceled due to inclement weather predictions. According to Essex Memorial Day Parade Committee, the parade has been postponed one week to Saturday June 1 at 10 a.m.More >>
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been postponed due to inclement weather predictions.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:31 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:31:32 GMT
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.Police say Stephanie Rivers, 24, and Victoria Hammond, 23, bothMore >>
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:29:26 GMT
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has some recommendationsMore >>
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help.More >>
WATERBURY, Vt. -
Tropical Storm Irene is still fresh in the minds of many. 14 months later, clean-up isn't complete.
But this time around, people are already on high alert. We don't want you worried, just simply prepared, so I spoke with someone from the Emergency Management Department who had some great reminders.
Thursday, the wind was blowing, and the water was choppy... making it already feel like a storm is brewing.
"We're preparing for everything," Mark Bosma said.
Strong winds, heavy rainfall, flash flooding, downed trees and power outages are possible, so the Emergency Management Spokesperson Mark Bosma says get ready this weekend; have flash lights, food and water on hand.
"We encourage people to have some sort of an evacuation plan that takes you up on higher ground," Bosma added.
Several people have already started to prepare and are cleaning up their yards, so that all of their leaves don't end up in the storm drain.
"Something as simple as leaves clogging a culvert can lead to a lot of damage," Bosma said.
Hurricane Sandy already blasted through Cuba and made landfall in Jamaica, and although it's early to predict what the impact will be on the East Coast, Sandy's wrath could be here Tuesday.
"I'm giving it about a 70 percent chance that it will affect us in some way shape or form," FOX44/ABC22 Meteorologist Steve Glazier said.
When I asked our very own Skytracker meteorologist about Sandy, he said wind gusts exceeding one hundred miles per hour tore through towns, but said Sandy should weaken if she hits us.
"My primary scare and threat is the rain," Glazier said.
Governor Peter Shumlin is also keeping a close eye on the storm and may even declare a state of emergency as early as Friday.
"We're following it very very closely," Gov. Shumlin said.
Bosma says that makes it easier to activate the National Guard. "We may need some of their assets like high water trucks, we may need them to undertake some sandbagging operations, things like that."
Our best advice is to monitor FOX44 and ABC 22 closely, because our weather team will be tracking the storm, and we'll have updated information as it becomes available.
If this becomes a worst case scenario, the Red Cross will get involved should people need shelter.
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