Wednesday News, October 10, 2018

Weather Alert: The National Weather Service has issued a Flash-Flood Watch for Central and Northwestern North Carolina, including Forsyth, Guilford, Davie and Davidson counties, as the remnants of Hurricane Michael are expected to travel across the state (and Triad) on Thursday.

 

Closed? A reporter for an Atlanta TV station (Ryan Kruger) is in Panama City Beach, Florida covering Hurricane Michael (now a Category 4 storm) and noticed something rarely seen: A closed sign at the Waffle House location in Panama City…ahead of the powerful storm.

Waffle House locations nationwide – known for being open 24 / 7  – often remains open during natural disasters, providing food and resources to first responders.

NOTE: FEMA even monitors a “Waffle House Index,” a color-coded indicator of what restaurants are open, closed or offering a limited menu, to gauge how well an area will recover from a hurricane, tornado or other hazard.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2018/10/10/hurricane-michael-waffle-house-closed-panama-city-beach/1587365002/

 

NCDOT Update: Nearly a month after Hurricane Florence, road repairs in Davidson County are ongoing. As of Tuesday, four roads in Davidson County remained shut-down by the NCDOT after flooding washed them out in the storm.  The closed roads include Palmer Road, Briggs Road and Tyro School Road near Lexington and Loftin Road near Denton.  http://www.the-dispatch.com/news/20181009/florence-road-closures-will-take-weeks-more-to-repair

 

Emotional support squirrel?

A female passenger on a Frontier Airlines flight headed from Orlando, Florida, to Cleveland was escorted OFF her flight recently.  Frontier says the passenger had noted in her reservation that she was bringing an emotional support animal with her on Flight 1612 Tuesday night. But she did not indicate it was a squirrel.

The airline says rodents, including squirrels, are not allowed. Police requested the other passengers disembark while officers dealt with the woman, who was eventually escorted into the main terminals.

The flight left for Cleveland  – about two hours later. Minus the squirrel…

https://www.journalnow.com/news/nation_world/flight-delayed-after-woman-brings-squirrel-on-plane/article_edb2ba60-edda-559e-be5c-885753deab65.html

 

The laws for safe travel on North Carolina roads go beyond observing the speed limit and wearing a safety belt. There are several other laws we need to obey…

https://www.ncdot.gov/initiatives-policies/safety/driving-safety/Pages/driving-laws.aspx

The NC DOT is serious about moving incidents off the road quickly to avoid major traffic backups.

NOTE: During the Business 40 closure starting mid-November, there will be “tow and recovery” contracts with specific towing companies, who will arrive at the scene of an accident (on major roads including 52, 40 and 421) and remove vehicles quickly. Officials suggest that we familiarize ourselves with the “Quick Clearance” law, which allows law enforcement and the department to move vehicles involved in incidents out of the roadway as fast as possible so traffic can return to its normal flow, reducing the potential for secondary crashes.  Learn more / News Blog

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/public-meetings/Pages/U-5786-2018-07-30.aspx

 

The Salvation Army ‘Christmas assistance‘sign ups’ have started in

Winston-Salem and High Point as well as Davidson and Randolph Counties… 

Check out the News Blog for specific times, dates and locations for sign ups

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

The News Guy – WBFJ Family Friendly Morning Show at WBFJ fm - Your family station!
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Verne Hill


Verne Hill

I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm