Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:07 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:07:34 GMT
The Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region of the American Red Cross is preparing their Emergency Response Vehicles for deployment to Oklahoma. "We are prepared to lend our support when the time comes forFull Story >
The Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region of the American Red Cross is preparing their Emergency Response Vehicles for deployment to Oklahoma.Full Story >
The former head of the Internal Revenue Service heads to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, giving lawmakers their first opportunity to question the man who ran the agency when agents were improperly targeting tea party groups.Full Story >
Summoned by Republicans, a key figure in the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups plans to invoke her constitutional right against self-incrimination and decline to testify at a congressional...Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:03 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:03:06 GMT
A family spokesperson told Eyewitness News that the body of a missing Eastern Connecticut State University student was found dismembered. Alyssiah Wiley was last seen since April 20 when she said she wasFull Story >
A family spokesperson told Eyewitness News that the body of a missing Eastern Connecticut State University student was found dismembered.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:00:59 GMT
Cincinnati remains front and center on Capitol Hill as lawmakers continue ongoing hearings regarding the controversial targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt statuses. Members of the SenateFull Story >
Cincinnati remains front and center on Capitol Hill as lawmakers continue ongoing hearings regarding the controversial targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt statuses.Full Story >
OLD LYME, CT (WFSB) -
Across Connecticut, the cleanup from Hurricane Sandy is well under way, and in hard-hit Old Lyme, that means digging out from Sandy's massive storm surge that swallowed homes and covered roads with feet of sand.
Many residents still do not have heat, water or power and that sent them to emergency shelters at the Lymes Senior Center. Residents were provided with hot meals and a place to charge their devices.
"It was just so nice to have people around because when you're sitting there in the cold, the dark, this was very welcoming," said Manon Wind of Old Lyme, whose home flooded because of waves caused by Sandy.
"We're here to ensure everyone here is fed, warm and dry," said respite center manager Bill Archer.
Other residents are trying to make do without power - they're staying busy by cleaning up and repairing damage left in the massive storm's wake.
Ryan Garvin has been busy cleaning up at his grandfather's house on Hawk's Nest Beach. He said the beach used to be his backyard, but thanks to Sandy, the surf is now his front yard and everywhere in between.
"There are four steps that went down the walkway," he said. "Three or four feet. It's all buried. It's a lot of work to clean this up."
Garvin's family owns roughly 50 properties in the area and most of them suffered some sort of damage.
Two down at the end of the beach are literally standing on their last legs. Workers had to jack one of the cottages up after Sandy's strong surf wiped the pillars out.
But before they can get into most of the homes, they first have to be able to reach them, which means getting rid of all this sand.
"It's a lot of work," Garvin said. "A lot of shoveling. Just to get to the hookups for the houses like the water and septic and all that."
Further down the road at Miami Beach, the damage is everywhere.
"We just bought a house 30 days ago and a tree fell through it," said Janette Sielbeck of Old Lyme. "It was very scary. It felt like an earthquake."
As contractors work to shore up a deck, parts of homes litter the beach. And what once were decks and porches are now piled up against a house, no match for Sandy's surge.
"It's devastating," said Norman Yester, of Old Lyme. "The houses on the water are devastated. I don't know how they're going to rebuild."
Back at the shelter, hot meals are being served three times a day. On Tuesday, 160 people were fed and others picked up bottles of water.
Residents can also take a shower at the high school and pick up a bag of ice from the middle school.
"We learned some great lessons from Irene," said MaryJo Nosal of Old Lyme. "People need ice, particularly starting day two after an event. So, the town ordered ice early."
In the end, residents were thankful for the town's hospitality.
"It was a good transition from what we've been through," said Larry Thude of Old Lyme. "We spent the day cleaning up debris. This is a good place to take a time out."
The emergency shelter will remain open until 9 p.m. However, a regional shelter will run 24 hours at the East Lyme Middle School.
As for those running this place, they say they'll be here as long as they are needed.
"Coming here to a dry spot, having smiling faces, comforting words helped out," Wind said. "It really did."
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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