Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:29:46 GMT
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize...More >>
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the...More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:25:16 GMT
It's a crime that continues to generate anger and disbelief in Montgomery and beyond- the destruction of the home of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks. The case took center stage this Labor Day at an annualMore >>
The community is uniting to help catch the criminals who desecrated a piece of Montgomery history. The vandalism of Rosa Parks' home angered many across the city and hundreds have donated in an effort to help find those responsible. Crimestoppers is hoping a bigger reward will crack the case.More >>
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The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency is urging homeowners to clear off roofs and remove snow from storm drains with rain expected throughout the day Monday.
"If not cleared off, dry, fluffy snow piled on roofs can act as a sponge, absorbing any additional sleet and rain, adding weight and stress to structures," said MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz. "Flat, commercial roofs are most susceptible if they are not draining properly. Additionally, MEMA encourages citizens to clear storm drains in their neighborhoods to minimize local flooding problems from this runoff."
Schwartz offered the follow tips for homeowners to minimize their risk:
• Be on the alert for large accumulating snow build-up or snowdrifts on your roofs. • If roof snow can be removed, from the ground, with the use of a snow rake (available at most hardware stores), do so. Use caution, as metal snow rakes conduct electricity if they come into contact with a power line. • Try to avoid working from ladders, as ladder rungs tend to ice up. Snow and ice collect on boot soles, and metal ladders. • Flat roofs can be shoveled clear, but only if it is determined that the roof is safe to stand upon. Exercise care when on the roof to avoid potentially dangerous falls. • Flat roof drainage systems should be kept clear to minimize the risk of excess roof ponding in the event of subsequent heavy rainfall or melting. • Large icicles can form on roof overhangs, but do not necessarily mean ice damming is occurring. Icicles overhanging doorways and walkways can be dangerous and should be carefully removed. • All of the mentioned actions should only be performed by able-bodied adults, as the snow is heavy, and roofs and other surfaces may be slippery. Protective headgear and eye protection is recommended.
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Monday, September 1 2014 7:02 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:02:07 GMT
Residents in Worcester, Mass. continue to clean up Monday morning after a small tornado moved through the city. National Weather Service officials confirmed early Monday morning that a EF-0 tornado touchdownMore >>
Residents in Worcester, Mass. continue to clean up Monday morning after a small tornado moved through the city.More >>
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