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Snowmobile Safety Awareness Night, Wed. Jan 18

Snowmobile Safety Awareness Night, Wed. Jan 18

 

COLD Country Morn....

COLD Country Morn....

Woke to a VERY crisp, clear Sunday morning....so still and serene.

Lend A Hand to Local Wildlife

Lend A Hand to Local Wildlife

Lend a Helping Hand to Wildlife

East Aurora - Learn how to lend a helping hand and provide proper emergency treatment to injured, orphaned, and distressed wildlife living in your community. Hawk Creek Wildlife Center’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Course is an intensive eight hour learning experience being offered to the public Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and 20, 2011 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. This special course is taught by licensed wildlife rehabilitators sharing over 25 years of real-life experience, up-to-date technical information, incredible stories, and invaluable wisdom.

The course is open to adults, age sixteen or older, preparing to take the NYSDEC wildlife rehabilitation exam or just interested in expanding their knowledge. Through the course, participants will:

Red Cross Issues Tornado Readiness Guidelines

Red Cross Issues Tornado Readiness Guidelines

Monday, Novemnber 14, 2011, 4:57 p.m. ET - The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado WARNING for northwest Cattauraugus County, northeast Chautauqua County and southwest Erie County until 5:30 p.m. 

The American Red Cross recommends that residents review and discuss emergency plans, prepare emergency supply kits, and be ready to act quickly if a Tornado Warning is issued.  During any storm, residents should monitor radio and television news or a NOAA Weather Radio to stay informed about watches and warnings.  People should also be aware of the following tornado danger signs:

  • Dark, often greenish clouds
  • Wall cloud—an isolated lowering of the base of a thunderstorm
  • Cloud of debris
  • Large hail
  • Funnel cloud—a visible rotating extension of the cloud base
  • Roaring noise

The complete Red Cross Tornado Safety Checklist is here.

Should a tornado threaten or a Tornado Warning be issued, SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY.  Do not wait until you see the tornado.  The safest place to be in a tornado is an underground shelter, basement, or safe room.  Following a tornado, stay out of damaged buildings, watch for fallen power lines or broken gas lines, and check for any injuries.

For more information on how to be Red Cross Ready for a possible tornado, please contact the American Red Cross, Greater Buffalo Chapter at (716) 886-7500, or visit www.buffaloredcross.org.

Frosty Sunrise

Frosty Sunrise

A crisp 29 degree sunrise this morning near Bippert's Farms in Elma.