Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Here is some information to get you through Tuesday, Aug. 28.
1. It's going to be a rainy start to the day, according to the National Weather Service. The clouds should move along after 2 p.m. with temperatures in the mid 80s for the day and high 50s as night falls. 2. Today is the first anniversary of Hurricane Irene, that turned into a tropical storm when it hit Massachusetts communities causing power outages, downed trees and minor flooding. You can find a live blog from community members and Patch editors who gave up-to-the-minute statuses of their towns. While many area communities saw severe home damage and others were without power for several days, Winchester fared a little better. The Aberjona River widening project found no further delay from the tropical storm. But, Winchester residents …
Sunday, September 4, 2011
A look back at the week's most notable stories.
After much fanfare, Hurricane Irene reached the Boston area on Sunday, bringing with it wind and rain that caused some minor flooding and several downed trees. Winchester Patch live blogged through the entire storm, the transcript of which you can find at this link. While many area communities saw severe home damage and others were without power for several days, Winchester fared a little better, and the Aberjona River widening project found no further delay. Patch presented pictures of the work and several readers have already weighed in on the project. A new school year began this week and with came new cameras for second grade teachers. Things were new this week at the McCall Middle School, as well, with a new principal. Winchester …
Friday, September 2, 2011
This week’s scheduled start was not hampered by tropical storm conditions.
Though Hurricane Irene left a wake of destruction in its path, with downed trees and power lines in nearly every town in the area, one thing it did not slow down work on the Aberjona River. The river widening project is now officially underway with work being conducted along the Mystic River Valley Parkway. The project calls for a widening of the river between Waterfield and Manchester Roads, as well as enlargement of the channel’s existing bottom width from 20 to 35 feet.
Monday, August 29, 2011
A video roundup of the area's latest developments for Monday, Aug. 29.
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Out-of-pocket costs often higher for hurricanes than other kinds of damage.
Massachusetts residents whose property was damaged by Tropical Storm Irene may discover they’ll be paying more for repairs than expected. The Associated Press reports that most homeowner insurance policies include a deductible that’s typically $500 to $1,000, but out-of-pocket expenses for hurricane damages can be much higher. “In 18 states on the East and Gulf coasts, insurers are allowed to include hurricane deductibles in homeowners policies," the AP reported. "These amounts apply only to hurricane-caused damage, and typically range from 1 percent to 5 percent of the insured value of a home. Deductibles may be higher in some coastal areas. For example, a policyholder whose home is insured for $200,000 with a 2 percent hurricane …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Share your photos and video clips from the storm.
Irene is making her way through town and you can be a part of the Winchester Patch coverage of the event. We want to see your photos and video clips from the storm. Now, to be clear, we are not asking anyone to go out into the storm and risk their health. But you can get an excellent view of what is going on in your neighborhood from your own front porch. Sharing your video clips and photos is easy. You can either upload them directly to this story or you can email them to Greg Abazorius at GregA@Patch.com. Be safe and enjoy welcome Irene to the neighborhood!
Up-to-the-minute posts from the field, and the community as Irene batters the local area.
Hurricane Irene is set to soak the suburban Boston area this weekend, with devastating storm surges, high winds and a lot of rain. But while the storm rages, we've got you covered with live updates using our Cover it Live feed. Flip through for live posts, and jump in at any point to add comments of your own on what you are experiencing as the hurricane hits.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning until at least 6:15 p.m. this evening.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Winchester and much of New England due to heavy rains in the area. The flood warning is in effect until 6:15 p.m. tonight. According to the NWS, the Aberjona River is approaching flood stage. At 8:15 a.m. on Sunday morning, the river was observed at 12.05 feet. The river hits its flood stage when water levels reach 13 feet. Hurricane Irene is bringing more than two inches of rain per hour to the area, the NWS reported. According to the NWS, the biggest dangers from flooding is for people in low-lying areas and in automobiles. "Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creaks and streams," the NWS said in a statement. "Streams and other low-lying areas are …
Superintendent William McAlduff said schools are planning to open on schedule next week, and they will start the new year with new wireless Internet access.
Winchester Public Schools Superintendent William McAlduff was getting ready Friday for school to start next week, despite the impending arrival of Hurricane Irene. “Right now, we’re just preparing for having all the staff back Monday, as well as the students on Tuesday,” McAlduff said. “We’re monitoring the weather closely with the hurricane and working with DPW and others, and hope to have everything ready as planned,” he added. This year, for the first time, all Winchester schools will have wireless access to the Internet. McAlduff said wireless Internet access will give teachers and staff more flexibility. Before this summer, only the Winchester High School, McCall Middle School and Ambrose Elementary School had wireless capability. “…
Friday, August 26, 2011
A video roundup of the area's latest developments for Friday, Aug. 26.
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