Add the following supplies to your disaster supplies kit: Rock salt to melt ice on walkways Sand to improve traction Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment. Prepare your home and family PrepareMore >>
Guidelines Listen to your radio, television, or NOAA Weather Radio for weather reports and emergency information. Eat regularly and drink ample fluids, but avoid caffeine and alcohol. Conserve fuel,More >>
The National Weather Service issues a wind chill advisory when the wind chill could be life threatening if action is not taken, and a wind chill warning when the wind chill is life threatening. The criteria for both varies from state to state.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 11:11 AM EST2014-03-05 16:11:34 GMT
BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Poor road conditions have stranded hundreds of motorists in Region 8. Most, along I-55 in Mississippi County. "We were all the way in Missouri on foot just walking," Shondra WrightMore >>
Roughly 50 Region 8 residents from Blytheville area churches and organizations spent hundreds of dollars and hours of their time walking along I-55 bringing food and water to those stranded motorists.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 8:16 AM EST2014-03-05 13:16:07 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Traffic remains at a standstill on Interstate 55 in Arkansas as Tuesday night after some drivers have been stranded for hours. Other motorists pulled over for the night and will wait untilMore >>
Traffic remains at a standstill on Interstate 55 in Arkansas Tuesday night after some drivers have been stranded for hours.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 7:14 AM EST2014-03-05 12:14:43 GMT
The wintry weather that has moved into south Louisiana is causing problems for drivers early Tuesday morning. Louisiana State Police said I-10 East near Whiskey Bay is closed due to a crash. Troopers addedMore >>
The wintry weather that moved through south Louisiana Tuesday morning caused problems for drivers throughout the day, as several major roadways were closed until the afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 5:04 AM EST2014-03-05 10:04:48 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Arkansas State Police say traffic is stop and go in the southbound lanes of Interstate 55 from the Missouri state line to West Memphis, Arkansas. Authorities say troopers have been in contactMore >>
Drivers were still stranded on the southbound lanes of Interstate 55 and on both sides of Interstate 40 in Arkansas Monday afternoon. Traffic turned into a slow crawl later in the evening.More >>
STATEWIDE - Heavy snowfall and extreme cold can immobilize an entire region. Even areas that normally experience mild winters can be hit with a major snowstorm or extreme cold. Winter storms can result in flooding, storm surge, closed highways, blocked roads, downed power lines and hypothermia.
Familiarize yourself with these terms to help identify a winter storm hazard:
Freezing Rain Rain that freezes when it hits the ground, creating a coating of ice on roads, walkways, trees, and power lines.
Sleet Rain that turns to ice pellets before reaching the ground. Sleet also causes moisture on roads to freeze and become slippery.
Winter Storm Watch A winter storm is possible in your area. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for more information.
Winter Storm Warning A winter storm is occurring or will soon occur in your area.
Blizzard Warning Sustained winds or frequent gusts to 35 miles per hour or greater and considerable amounts of falling or blowing snow (reducing visibility to less than a quarter mile) are expected to prevail for a period of three hours or longer.
Frost/Freeze Warning Below freezing temperatures are expected.
Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
With many out and about on lunch hour, a near-derecho force squall line with 80+ MPH winds slammed through NE Arkansas and the MO Bootheel, leaving behind damage that few have seen from straight line winds.More >>
With many out and about on lunch hour, a near-derecho force squall line with 80+ MPH winds slammed through NE Arkansas and the MO Bootheel, leaving behind damage that few have seen from straight line winds. More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 3:26 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:26:19 GMT
Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this...More >>
Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power...More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:06:18 GMT
Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save...More >>
Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and destroying up to $2 million worth of inventory at a cactus nursery north of...More >>