Friday, November 16, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
You can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by donating cans of food, volunteering for cleanup efforts—or simply sending a tweet. Patch is excited to announce our new effort to help support devestated communities after the storm. For every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, we will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000. Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors. You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds website, rebuilds.patch.com, and tweet directly from the site. A customized tweet that starts “My heart belongs to…” is created from the Patch Rebuilds website, and …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
There are 3,000 people without power in Macomb County.
High winds will continue to whip across metro Detroit Tuesday as Hurricane Sandy makes its way across Pennsylvania. Temperatures in the mid-40s and winds up to 25 miles per hour will be felt in Macomb County as a wind advisory remains in effect. The National Weather Service said the advisory is expected to expire by 1 p.m. as the storm's strength diminishes. The overnight wind gusts have left 3,000 people in Macomb County without power. Small pockets of power outages are being reported in Shelby Township along 21 and Van Dyke Avenue and 26 and Schoenherr Road. Check out DTE's interactive power outage map. Upload any photos of wind damage such as downed power lines or trees you may have seen in Shelby Township and Utica. What Does this Mean…
Monday, October 29, 2012
A spokesman for DTE Energy said they haven't seen any major outages thus far, but are staying prepared.
As high winds pick up in southeast Michigan due to the reach of Hurricane Sandy, so will the likelihood for power outages and other wind-related issues. More: What will Hurricane Sandy mean for Michigan weather this week? The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory Monday morning for all of southern Michigan, including Midland, Bay, Lenawee, Saginaw, Tuscola, Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. The advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Winds are expected to reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, and could cause hazardous situations—including power outages, downed tree branches, and difficulty driving, especially on east-west roads. DTE Energy spokesman John Austerberry …
Volunteers from Michigan will assist with emergency shelters and disaster response in New York.
As Hurricane Sandy prepares to make landfall on the east coast, the Red Cross of Washtenaw County is mobilizing a fleet of volunteers to respond to disaster victims in New York. "In anticipation of the storm, we deployed two teams of volunteers with our emergency response vehicle, which is capable of handling mass care, to New York City," Donna Duvin, executive director of the WCRC said. Hurricane Sandy is a category 1 storm forecasted to make landfall late Monday night in Atlantic City, N.J., bringing with it life-threatening storm surges, forceful winds and rainfall that could cripple transportation and leave millions without power. Duvin said the Red Cross has put out a standby call to its volunteers in the event storm shelters are …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
As the storm hits the East Coast heading into Monday, rain, wind and cold weather will be felt in the Midwest—including southeastern Michigan—this week.
There won't be any flooding or evacuations, but Hurricane Sandy's reach will have a big impact on Michigan weather this week. The storm system—expected to be one of the largest and most destructive in history—has resulted in evacuations and state of emergency declarations across the east coast, as well as the closure of public transportation in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. According to the National Weather Service, Sandy is anticipated to make landfall on the New Jersey coast Monday night. As it moves west, the system will bring high winds, colder weather and rain to the Midwest. The effects will be felt throughout southern Michigan, though the greatest impact will be on the southwest coast near Lake Michigan. A wind …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
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Severe thunderstorms rolled in overnight. Did you have any damage? If so, send us photos: marina.cracchiolo@Patch.com UPDATE: After posting photos Monday night of a car that crashed into the Bank of America on 24 Mile and Shelby Roads, Patch learned the driver was a 38-year-old woman who only had a learner's permit. The Tweet Life of Shelby-Utica Patch: Check out Patch's picks on who to follow in the community on Twitter. Find out where your kids can eat free tomorrow. Need a mid-week pick-me-up? Head to Sherwood Brewing Company for their weekly Blues and Brews with John Grapentine.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
A winter weather storm has been issued for Macomb County.
Even though the calendar says spring, Old Man Winter has not released his grips on us just yet. A winter storm warning has been issued for Macomb County and parts of southeast Michigan. The storm warning is in effect from 8 p.m. Tuesday to 2 p.m. Wednesday. As a mix of rain, sleet and snow continues to fall overnight, the roadways are expected to become slippery and dangerous, making Wednesday morning’s commute treacherous. Ice is expected to coat power lines and tree limbs, and gusty wind may knock down power lines. The freezing rain may be heavy for periods of time and thunder is likely. The precipitation will turn into snow Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, resulting in about 1 to 2 inches of possible snow. Stay with Patch.com …