Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Dense fog advisory also issued.
Motorists are being advised to take precaution today and tonight as the National Weather Service has issued two advisories. There is a dense fog advisory in effect until 5 p.m. today. The fog will result in poor visibility. A dense fog advisory is issued when fog will reduce visibility to 1/4 mile or less for at least three hours. This will result in hazardous driving conditions, and motorists are advised to drive slowly as objects on and near roadways will be seen only at close range. A high wind warning will be in effect from 10 p.m. tonight until 9 a.m. tomorrow. Winds are expected to be sustained from 20-30 mph from the southwest, with gusts between 50-60 mph. There is a possibility for downed trees, tree limbs and power lines. …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Severe thunderstorms are possible Saturday.
The National Weather Service is warning residents in wide sections of New England, including Acton, of possible severe weather Saturday night. Just after 6:30 p.m., the NWS issued a severe thunderstorm warning that will remain in effect until 7:30 p.m. This warning is in addition to a severe thunderstorm watch that remains in effect until 11 p.m. At 6:19 p.m., Doppler radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms located about eight miles northwest of Weare and extending to 10 miles southwest of Marlborough. The storms are capable of producing winds in excess of 60 mph are moving east at 40 mph. Severe thunderstorms can produce hail, strong winds, lightning and torrential rain.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Here is a video slide show of several photos taking during and after Irene.
Hurricane Irene came though Acton causing more damage than some might have expected. Several trees were knocked down on public and private property, causing road hazards, power outages and unfortunate circumstances for homeowners.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
No injuries were reported after a tree fell on a home with a woman inside.
Hurricane Irene's powerful winds blew a tree into a home on 33 Hosmer Street in Acton somewhere between the hours of 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. According to the Acton Police Department, a woman was inside the home when it happened but she was not injured. Acton's Tree Warden, Dean Charter, told Acton Patch that he has been a busy man today. "There have been several power outages today," said Charter. "We have the team equipped and everyone is out there working hard."
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Saturday, August 27, 2011
How the live blog can work for you throughout the oncoming storm.
Acton Patch is teaming up with neighboring Patch sites to live-blog local experiences with the storm. Here's what to expect and how to join in: Email video to Patrick.Clark@Patch.com. If it's too large, let me know and we can arrange something.
Food, water, and batteries... we've heard it all a thousand times over and over, but where do you go for shelter if Hurricane Irene becomes a worst-case scenario?
According to Gail Sawyer, Acton's Deputy Director of the Acton Emergency Management Agency, the Senior Center, located on 50 Audubon Drive, will provide a safe shelter spot for those in need. People will receive a phone call on their home-phone or registered cell-phone to inform them that the shelter is operational. If Irene gets really bad, the Acton Fire Department will drive around the neighborhoods of Acton to inform and help people. What To Bring: According to Sawyer, "we could set up another emergency shelter in under a half hour if we need to." If Irene does a number on Acton, town officials are prepared to provide Actonians with shelter from the storm. Important Phone Numbers in an Emergency Situation: Also, Acton Patch recently …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
With the possibility of Hurricane Irene heading our way early Monday morning, Dean Charter, Acton's Tree Warden, gives sound advice for preparation.
Meet Dean Charter, Acton resident and Director of Municipal Properties/Tree Warden for the town of Acton since 1980. What is a Tree Warden? Charter is the guy who makes sure the roadways are clean of debris, trees, floods and other chaos that comes following a major storm. “You hate to say it but I think anybody that has worked in the trade very long will admit to it, reluctantly, that being out in the storm is kind of exciting,” said Charter. “You do have to be very aware of your surroundings because there is a lot of danger, from electrified wires, to trees falling on you and cars driving by. But you’re doing good work and you’re helping out the public.” Forecasters are predicting Hurricane Irene will make landfall at about 2 a.m. Monday…
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Between the hours of 3:42 p.m. to 9:22 p.m., the Acton Police received a great deal of storm related emergency phone calls. Several wires were down, trees that were struck by lightning fell on homes and vehicles and a parrot went missing.
8/19/11 - Friday's Storm Acton Police Log:
Mike and Mike Kennedy were at the right place at the right time to help alleviate the traffic chaos that occurred during Friday's storm.
When an Acton mother was driving down Main Street in her BMW SUV with her baby in the back seat Friday afternoon during a severe thunderstorm, a tree was struck by lightning and fell on the hood of her moving vehicle, causing no injuries. The accident occurred right near Kennedy & Company Landscaping Nursery and Garden Center, owner of Kennedy & Company, Mike Kennedy, and his son, Mike, were watching the storm from inside. “We noticed the traffic came to a complete stop and I had my son run out to check what was going on,” said Kennedy. “When we found out a tree was down I just got my front end motor and towed the tree off the street.” According to Municipal Properties Director and Tree Warden, Dean Charter, who was running around town …