Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Tips provided by Ohio Highway Patrol and FEMA.
Editor’s note: This article was originally posted Jan. 3, 2012. It has been updated with the most recent numbers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol and republished to help you drive safely this winter. From December 2011 through March 2012, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that there were 15,526 crashes on snow, ice or slush-covered roads. About 4,500 people were injured in those accidents, and 27 were killed. Speed was reported as a cause in 72 percent of those accidents. This is less than the year before, when there were 37,429 accidents during those months. The state Highway Patrol and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have offered some tips for driving safely in the snow and items you should keep in your car in …
Monday, January 2, 2012
Tips provided by Ohio Highway Patrol and FEMA
This winter weather has been a bust so far, but you all know that we're going to get blasted eventually, and there's nothing better than being prepared. Ohio Highway Patrol reports from December 2010 through March 2011, 37,429 crashes happened on snow, ice or slush covered roads, killing 46 people and injuring 7,844. Speed was reported as the main cause in 77 percent of these crashes. The state Highway Patrol and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have offered some tips for driving safely in the snow and items you should keep in your car in case of an emergency. • Allow extra time to get to your destination, maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and the traffic ahead, pay close attention to bridges and overpasses …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The test will happen simultaneously on all radio and television stations at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
It's just a test, only a test. No need to be alarmed. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is testing its emergency alert system at 2 p.m. Wednesday on every radio and television station in the country, including Alaska, Hawaii, the territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. The test is only 30 seconds long. On the radio, you'll hear that it's just a test. On television, you'll see a crawl that tells you it's a test. FEMA is asking people to alert their friends, relatives and neighbors so they are not alarmed when they hear the test. Got questions? Check out FEMA's frequently asked questions page.