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UPDATED: FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013 AT 11:30 A.M. EST
Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind around
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southwest wind
around 5 mph becoming calm.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming
southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms
before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Calm wind.
Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms
after 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming
southwest around 5 mph in the morning.
Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Mostly clear, with a low around 64.
Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
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- Clay County Schools will release two hours
- Randolph County Schools will release at 12
-Handley Middle School and Knight Enole will
release at 1:30 4-11-13
- Handley High will release at 1:45 4-11-13
- Roanoke City Schools all After School
Activities are Cancelled 4-11-13
power goes out and you have no heat……******
not operating a shelter, per se, the Roanoke Police Department will
operate a "Warming Station" 24 hrs. per day while the
frigid conditions persist. If anyone, however, finds themselves
without a heated place to stay, contact the Roanoke Police
Department at 334-863-2121 for assistance.
To Be Announced
*Persons going to shelter should bring with them:
Prescription medicines and medical supplies - bedding and
clothing, including: sleeping bags and pillows -
bottled water, battery operated radio and extra batteries - flash
light with extra batteries - snack
food or other food items that do not require cooking- special items
- baby food, diapers, personal items, books/games ect.- no candles or other open
flames bring enough
supplies to last 36-48 hours. Pets will not be allowed at shelters - please make other
arrangements for your pets. People who evacuate are urged to seek shelter with family,
friends or others and to reserve the very limited space at public
shelters for those who absolutely have nowhere else.
What to do before a hurricane
*Listen for local radio or television weather forecasts.
Purchase a battery-powered commercial radio and extra batteries as well because
information on other events will be broadcast by the media.
*Learn evacuation routes. Determine where you would go and how
you would get there if you needed to evacuate. Sometimes alternate routes are
*Talk to your household about hurricane issues. Create a
household disaster plan. Plan to meet at a place away from your residence in
case you are separated. Choose an out-of-town contact for everyone to call to
say they are safe.
*Gather several days’ supply of water and food for each
household member. Water systems may become contaminated or damaged. After
sterilizing the bathtub and other containers with a diluted bleach solution of
one part bleach to ten parts water, fill them with water to ensure a safe
supply in case you are unable or told not to evacuate.
*Learn how to shut off utilities and where gas and water
shutoffs are located. Do not actually shut off the gas to see how it works or
to show others. Only the gas company can safely turn it back on.
*Secure your home. Close storm shutters. Secure outdoor objects
or bring them indoors.
*Avoid using the phone except for serious emergencies. Local
authorities need first priority on telephone lines.
*Stay where you are if you are in a safe location until local
authorities say it is safe to leave. If you evacuated the community, do not
return to the area until authorities say it is safe to return.
Before Winter Storms and Extreme Cold
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
- Prepare for possible isolation in your home by having
sufficient heating fuel; regular fuel sources may be cut off. For example,
store a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood-burning
- Winterize your home to extend the life of your fuel
supply by insulating walls and attics, caulking and weather-stripping doors
and windows, and installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic.
- Winterize your house, barn, shed or any other structure that may
provide shelter for your family, neighbors, livestock or equipment.
Clear rain gutters; repair roof leaks and cut away tree branches that could
fall on a house or other structure during a storm.
- Insulate pipes with insulation or newspapers and plastic
and allow faucets to drip a little during cold weather to avoid freezing.
- Keep fire extinguishers on hand, and make sure everyone
in your house knows how to use them. House fires pose an additional risk, as
more people turn to alternate heating sources without taking the necessary
- Learn how to shut off water valves (in case a pipe
- Know ahead of time what you should do to help elderly or disabled
friends, neighbors or employees.
- Hire a contractor to check the structural ability of the roof
to sustain unusually heavy weight from the accumulation of snow - or water,
if drains on flat roofs do not work.
Prepare your car
- Check or have a mechanic check the following items on your car:
- Antifreeze levels - ensure they are sufficient to
- Battery and ignition system - should be in top
condition and battery terminals should be clean.
- Brakes - check for wear and fluid levels.
- Exhaust system - check for leaks and crimped pipes
andrepair or replace as necessary. Carbon monoxide is deadly and
usually gives no warning.
- Fuel and air filters - replace and keep water out of
the system by using additives and maintaining a full tank of gas.
- Heater and defroster - ensure they work properly.
- Lights and flashing hazard lights - check for
- Oil - check for level and weight. Heavier oils
congeal more at low temperatures and do not lubricate as well.
- Thermostat - ensure it works properly.
- Windshield wiper equipment - repair any problems and
maintain proper washer fluid level.
- Install good winter tires. Make sure the tires have
adequate tread. All-weather radials are usually adequate for most winter
conditions. However, some jurisdictions require that to drive on their
roads, vehicles must be equipped with chains or snow tires with studs.
- Maintain at least a half tank of gas during the winter
- Place a winter emergency kit in each car that includes:
- a shovel
- windshield scraper and small broom
- battery powered radio
- extra batteries
- snack food
- extra hats, socks and mittens
- First aid kit with pocket knife
- Necessary medications
- tow chain or rope
- road salt and sand
- booster cables
- emergency flares
- fluorescent distress flag
Dress for the Weather
- Wear several layers of loose fitting, lightweight, warm
clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing. The outer garments should
be tightly woven and water repellent.
- Wear mittens, which are warmer than gloves.
- Wear a hat.
- Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.
Check your supplies of non-perishable foods and heating fuel.
Stock up if needed.
Fill your tub and spare containers with water in case your
electric water pump or the local water system goes out.
Charge your cell phone and other electronic devices before the
Make certain you have several days’ worth of any prescribed
medicine you may take.
Make sure you have a flashlight, battery-powered radio and fresh
Check to ensure that elderly family members or friends who live
alone are prepared for the weather.
Winter storm tips
Should you lose electric service, keep the following tips in mind:
Use non-electric, unvented space heaters only in well-ventilated areas.
Use a camp stove, fireplace or can of Sterno for cooking. Don't use
charcoal or any other fuels in unventilated areas.
If you use an electric generator, plug electric appliances directly
into it. Do not plug the generator into your home's electrical wiring.
Disconnect or turn off appliances that were on when the power
interruption occurred. Leave a light on so you know when service is
Avoid opening your refrigerator or freezer. Food will stay frozen in a
fully loaded freezer for 36 to 48 hours if the door remains closed. If the
freezer is half full, the food will generally keep 24 hours.
If you have a life-threatening medical emergency, call 911.
Treat any downed wire as if it is energized because you can't tell by
looking if a downed wire is live or not. Telephone or cable television
wires that are touching a power line could become energized and should
also be avoided. Notify us, your local emergency agency, or call 911 to
report the location of any downed lines.
Don't attempt to repair the electrical system or pull tree limbs off
lines. Let our trained work crews perform this potentially dangerous work.
Stay clear of areas where there is a lot of debris or downed trees
because it could conceal an energized power line. Also stay clear of chain
link fences which may be energized if touching a downed line.
If you have an electric generator, please ensure that you have isolated
your home or business from the utility electrical service lines by opening
main breakers or other devices. Do not connect
portable generators to your household electrical wiring. This
can cause serious injury to you and to our employees working on the lines in
your neighborhood. Connect only essential appliances -- such as freezers and
refrigerators -- directly to the generator
If your power is off, turn off large appliances and wait 10 to 15
minutes after power has been restored before turning them back on.
If there is damage to your meter box or the pole attached to your
meter box, you must first have an electrician make repairs before we
can restore your service.
Stay clear from areas where our crews are working. If driving,
follow road signs, drive cautiously and follow posted directions in
the area of a work crew.
Please be patient. Our crews will work as fast as safety allows.
Before neighborhood lines can be worked on, our crews must first
repair larger lines that bring power into neighborhoods.
Safety comes first.
Stay away from all downed wires. Even if you think they may be
phone or cable television wires, stay away from downed lines. Don't
step in nearby puddles or attempt to move any object that comes in
contact with a wire. Report downed wires immediately your local
public safety authorities.