Monday, May 20 2013 11:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:38:37 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 >
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.Full Story >
The storm surge from Hurricane Sandy left homes underwater along the shoreline and in Westport sent the Saugatuck River flowing over its banks and onto Main Street.
"It's a once in a lifetime storm," said Nate Gibbons of Westport Fire Marshals Office.
Business owners along Main Street were hoping to be open by next week after many spent Thursday cleaning up.
Some owners said they have been through three floods during the early 90s; however, Hurricane Sandy caused the worst. Earlier in the week, people could only get to the shops by boat.
"We knew we would have water in the basement, but we didn't think we would have four feet of water," said Rob Reeves of Westport YMCA.
During Hurricane Irene, the YMCA only had six inches of water from flooding. However, during Sandy, the water was so high it picked up refrigerators, buckled the gym floor and filled the pool pump room.
Nearly 60 children usually attend the daycare at the YMCA; however, those children will have to stay at another place for at least the next four weeks.
And cleanup is expected to cost about half a million dollars.
The owners of the retail store Brownstone were also cleaning up damage materials and expected to be open at the end of the week. The power is expected to restored by the end of the week.
"Everything still has to be lugged out. We have to go through everything in here because there's a lot of paper products and they'll start to smell if you don't get them out," said Celeste Puglisi of The Brownstone. "And then just the process of cleaning."
The Federal Trade Commission offers these simple steps for protection from home repair scams in the wake of the storm:
Check the contractor's identification and references.
Avoid paying more than the minimum in advance - and don't pay cash.
Deal with reputable people in your community.
Call the police department and the Better Business Bureau if you suspect a con.
Always ask for copies of the contractor's general liability and worker's compensation insurance.
Town officials said there are still several downed trees throughout Westport and 10 roads are closed because of downed branches and power lines. The mayor said he will allow more cutting of storm-damaged trees near the wetlands until the end of the year.
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Monday, May 20 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:10:48 GMT
Several people are arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. Deputies raided the Drake Motel, located on Reading Road, on Monday morning. Several people were arrested at the scene but no namesFull Story >
Several people have been arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
Experts say the officer who killed a Long Island college student and a home invasion suspect on Friday was confronted with a split-second choice.Full Story >
As a grieving family prepared for the funeral of a Hofstra University junior killed by a police officer's bullet during a standoff with an armed intruder, some on Monday questioned whether police should have waited for...Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 11:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:30:16 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 6:51 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:51:11 GMT
As we continue our series, "Around the World in Cincinnati," our Tracey Johnson shares the connection they have with the Nigerian community here in the tri state. Tracey says that she knew it would beFull Story >
Tracey says that she knew it would be a trip of a lifetime for her family but she never imagined that their first trip to west Africa would not be the last.Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:33:10 GMT
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning. LittleFull Story >
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
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