'IMMEDIATELY MOVE TO SHELTER': National Weather Service Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Eastern Humboldt County
Hank Sims / Wednesday, Aug. 21 @ 2:31 p.m. / Emergencies
From the Emergency Alert System:
Event: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
Levels: Immediate - Severe - Observed
Expires: 15:00 PDT on 2013-08-21
From: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
Headline: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - NWS EUREKA CA
Description: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... HUMBOLDT COUNTY IN NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA... TRINITY COUNTY IN NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA... * UNTIL 300 PM PDT * AT 214 PM PDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED OVER HUMBOLDT COUNTY...OR 26 MILES SOUTH OF WILLOW CREEK...AND MOVING NORTHWEST AT 20 MPH. * THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL OTHERWISE REMAIN OVER MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF THE INDICATED COUNTY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... &&
Instructions: THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS... DESTRUCTIVE HAIL... AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER... PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, April 18 @ 9:24 a.m. / Emergencies
This morning Cliff Berkowitz spoke with Paul DeMark, Public Information Officer at College of the Redwoods about this morning's campus-wide evacuation. He detailed that it indeed was a bomb threat. The threat apparently appeared on the Facebook page of a CR student. The student then contacted the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department saying that his Facebook page was hacked and warned them of the threat. All students and faculty have been evacuated including all residence halls. Bomb squads are combing the campus for the bomb. Thus far there has been no incident. A decision to allow students and faculty to return is pending.
PREVIOUSLY: CR Closed Today
Flying out of ACV next week? Things are going to look pretty freaky out there on Wednesday.
From the Department of Public Works Aviation Division:
TRIENNIAL LIVE EMERGENCY DRILLMCKINLEYVILLE, CA, SEPTEMBER 14. 2012:
The Humboldt County Aviation Division will be holding its FAR Part 139 triennial live airport emergency drill at the Arcata-Eureka Airport on September 19, 2012, from 6:00 P.M. PDT to approximately 9:00 P.M. PDT. Several emergency agencies and vehicles will be responding to a simulated aircraft accident on airport grounds. The drill will include real time response, mock injuries, and challenging issues to make the drill a true training event for the participating agencies.