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Traffic Update!!: Twentynine Palms, CA: State Route 62 reopens after storm damage from flooding and mud flow.

Traffic Update!!: Twentynine Palms, CA: State Route 62 reopens after storm damage from flooding and mud flow.

According to California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8, State Route 62 has been reopened from Godwin Road to State Route 177 near Twentynine Palms, California after being closed for a few days due to storm damage from flooding and mud flow.

Multiple Caltrans crews worked over the last few days to repair State Route 62.

Thunderstorms that passed by the area over the last few days caused the flooding and mud flow.

 

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Traffic Update!!: Twentynine Palms, CA: State Route 62 remains closed due to storm damage from flooding and mud flow.

Traffic Update!!: Twentynine Palms, CA: State Route 62 remains closed due to storm damage from flooding and mud flow.

According to California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8, State Route 62 remains closed from Godwin Road to State Route 177 near Twentynine Palms, California until further notice due to storm damage from flooding and mud flow.

Multiple Caltrans crews are working to repair State Route 62.

Motorist are being asked to use alternate routes and avoid both State Route 62 and State Route 177.

Thunderstorms that passed by the area over the last few days caused the flooding and mud flow.

According to California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8, a car hauler got stuck in the debris flow along State Route 62 on Saturday, September 9th, 2017.

Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story.

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Traffic Alert!!: Twentynine Palms, CA: State Route 62 closed due to flooding and mud flow.

Traffic Alert!!: Twentynine Palms, CA: State Route 62 closed due to flooding and mud flow.

According to California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8, State Route 62 is closed from Ironage Road to State Route 177 near Twentynine Palms, California due to flooding and mud flow until Monday, September 11th, 2017.

Motorist are being asked to use alternate routes and avoid both State Route 62 and State Route 177.

Thunderstorms that passed by the area over the last few days caused the flooding and mud flow.

** Pictures from California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8: **

News Update!!: Florida: Latest Information: Hurricane Irma.

News Update!!: Florida: Latest Information: Hurricane Irma.

ZachNews has the latest information on Hurricane Irma hitting Florida.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to everybody affected by Hurricane Irma. Stay Strong and United Florida. **

** Live News Coverage: **

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  • NBC affiliate WBBH Channel 2 (Ft. Myers, FL):

 

  • NBC affiliate WPTV Channel 5 (West Palm Beach, Florida):

 

  • NBC affiliate WTLV Channel 12 and ABC affiliate WJXX Channel 25 (Jacksonville, FL):

 

  • NBC affiliate WTVJ Channel 6 (Miami, FL):

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Watch-Live-NBC-6-News-204316851.html

 

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** As of 2:00pm PT on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017: **

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  • NBC News is reporting that 8 people dead at a South Florida nursing home after possible air conditioning problem caused by Hurricane Irma.

  • Hurricane Irma survivors in the Caribbean feared they would be forgotten in “apocalyptic” destruction.

  • Footage from NBC News via Miami-Dade Police Department shows Sister Margaret Ann clearing debris with a chainsaw in South Florida.

 

** As of 9:00am PT on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017: **

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  • Hurricane Irma has weakened to a tropical depression late Monday.
  • More than 5 million customers in Florida were without power early Tuesday.
  • At least 24 people were killed when the storm hit parts of the Caribbean, including the three in Puerto Rico.
  • At least 10 people are confirmed to have been killed in the United States: 4 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, 3 in Puerto Rico, 2 in Georgia and a person in Florida.
  • The center of the storm crossed the eastern Florida Panhandle into southern Georgia on Monday afternoon on a track for Alabama.
  • According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Mandatory Evacuation orders have been lifted and at least 356 people were rescued during yesterday’s flooding in Jacksonville.
  • According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, the Miami-Dade County curfew has now been lifted, but cities may still have local curfews in effect.
  • Authorities are telling people to please keep safe while navigating roadways as they return to their homes and businesses.
  • According to Florida Governor Rick Scott, the entire Florida Highway Patrol, approximately 1,700 troopers, is on 12-hour shifts, with the primary mission to assist emergency response and the Florida Incident Management Teams has been mobilized to provide command and control for all Urban Search and Rescue and lifesaving operations.
  • Florida Governor Rick Scott is telling residents who sustained losses during Hurricane Irma that they can begin applying for F.E.M.A. assistance at: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ or call 1 (800) 621-3362 or 1 (800) 621-FEMA to register.

 

 

 

** As of 4:30pm PT on Monday, September 11th, 2017: **

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  • Hurricane Irma has weakened to a tropical storm early Monday.
  • More than 6.5 million customers in Florida were without power Monday afternoon.
  • The center of the storm crossed the eastern Florida Panhandle into southern Georgia on Monday afternoon on a track for Alabama.
  • No deaths in Florida were confirmed, but at least 24 people were killed when the storm hit parts of the Caribbean.

  • Footage from NBC News shows the widespread destruction left behind in Cudjoe Key, Florida, where Hurricane Irma made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane Sunday morning.

  • Aerial footage from NBC News shows the scope of damage from Hurricane Irma in Ohio Key, Florida.

  • Footage from NBC News shows heavy flooding in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

  • In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, aerial footage from NBC News shows an island of shipwrecks in Key Largo.

  • NBC News is reporting that before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida on Sunday, the most powerful Atlantic hurricane on record sucked water inward away from shorelines, leaving bays along the Gulf Coast practically dry. That depleted canals, grounded boats, and, in Florida’s Sarasota Bay, stranded manatees in knee-high mud. Videos and photos went viral of water receding as far as the eye could see, from shorelines in the Bahamas up through Florida’s west coast.

  • Footage from NBC News via the Coral Springs Police Department shows a police officer stops and picks up an American flag in middle of the road during Irma relief efforts.

 

 

** As of 9:00am PT on Monday, September 11th, 2017: **

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  • Irma weakened to a Tropical Storm early Monday.
  • More than 6.5 million customers in Florida were without power Monday afternoon.
  • The center of the storm is expected to cross eastern Florida Panhandle into southern Georgia on Monday afternoon before heading into Alabama.
  • At least 24 people were killed by the storm when it hit parts of the Caribbean. No deaths in Florida were confirmed Sunday.
  • New York Army National Guard deploys 10 Blackhawk helicopters and 55 soldiers to assist in Hurricane Irma response.
  • Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport “working diligently to restore FLL”. They expected to resume operations tomorrow at 4:00am ET.

 

** As of 3:00am PT on Monday, September 11th, 2017: **

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  • According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Irma maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 75mph.
  • The National Weather Service has cancelled Tropical Storm Warning for South Florida.
  • According to the National Weather Service, a Storm Surge Warning continues in effect for Mainland Monroe and Collier Counties.

 

** As of 11:00pm PT on Sunday, September 10th, 2017: **

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  • According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Irma has now weakened to a Category 1 with 85 mph winds, and is moving over the Western Florida Peninsula.
  • The National Weather Service has issued Flood Warning for Tampa Bay ahead of Hurricane Irma.
  • Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia are bracing themselves for Hurricane Irma.
  • According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Warnings have been changed to a Tropical Storm Warnings for South Florida.
  • More than 3.5 million customers in Florida were without power Sunday night.
  • More than 6 million people in the state have been ordered to leave.
  • At least 24 people were killed by the storm when it hit parts of the Caribbean.

  • Drone footage by Brian Emfinger, LSM to NBC News shows the scope of damage and flooding left behind by Hurricane Irma in Naples, Florida.
  • Damage sustained at Miami International Airport, where gusts of nearly 100 mph were reported. Miami International Airport will be closed on Monday, September 11th, 2017.

  • According to the Miami-Dade County Police Department, at least 28 people have been arrested so far for burglary/looting. the Miami-Dade County Police Department are asking the public to call 911 to report looters or any criminal activity and that reporting looters or any criminal activity through social media is not effective. For non-emergencies, please call: 1 (305) 4-POLICE (76-5423).
  • Miami-Dade County Mayor Gimenez has issued a curfew effective from 7:00pm to 7:00am ET which Miami-Dade County Police Department will “fully enforce this curfew”.

  • NBC News is reporting that 300 doctors, nurses, and paramedics await takeoff on a C-17 before heading to Orlando, Florida for Hurricane Irma response.

 

 

 

** As of 7:00pm PT on Sunday, September 10th, 2017: **

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  • Hurricane Irma is weakening as it moves across Florida.
  • Florida Power and Light Company says 3,212,830 of its 4,904,060 customers are without power due to Hurricane Irma.

  • According to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, at least 12 people rescued by Fellsmere Police Department and the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office from flooding waters. The 12 people were transported to a shelter at Fellsmere Elementary School.

 

** As of 5:00pm PT on Sunday, September 10th, 2017: **

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  • Hurricane Irma, now a Category 2, is making its way north along the west coast of Florida.
  • Tornado Warnings have been issued in parts of Florida as Hurricane Irma passes. Please check following website for Tornado Warning locations:

https://alerts.weather.gov/cap/fl.php?x=1

  • The eyewall of Category 2 Hurricane Irma is now hammering Fort Myers, Florida.
  • NBC affiliate WTVJ Channel 6 reporting that a mother and baby rescued from flooded North Miami Beach home.
  • NBC News is reporting that a manatee is stranded in mud in Sarasota, Florida as the water receded.
  • According to the St. Johns Co E.O.C., Vilano Bridge, Bridge of Lions, 312 Bridge, SR 206 Bridge, Shands Bridge, and Palm Valley Bridge are all closed until the storm passes.

  • NBC affiliate WTVJ Channel 6 reporting that looters target a sportswear store in Midtown during Hurricane Irma.

 

 

** As of 3:00pm PT on Sunday, September 10th, 2017: **

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  • Hurricane Irma is now a Category 3, with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph and heading north along the west coast of Florida.
  • The eye of Hurricane Irma is over Naples, Florida and will some get the back side of the hurricane with more winds and bring storm surge.
  • At least 2 cruise lines said they are sending ships to islands hit hard by Irma to provide relief supplies.

 

** As of 1:00pm PT on Sunday, September 10th, 2017: **

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  • Hurricane Irma is now a Category 3, with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph.
  • At least 23 deaths related to Hurricane Irma.
  • More than 1.6 million people without power in Florida.
  • According to power companies, Some areas could see storm surges of up to 15 feet.

 

** As of 10:00am PT on Sunday, September 10th, 2017: **

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  • Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Cudjoe Key in lower Florida Keys at 9:00am ET as a Category 4 hurricane with top sustained winds of 130 mph and moving north.
  • Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn issues 6pm ET curfew for the city.
  • Miami-Dade schools will be closed Tuesday.
  • Reports of water along channels and beaches being sucked into the Gulf, leaving bear dirt, sand, and sea life, because of the hurricane.
  • Hardee County Sheriff confirms death of Deputy Julie Bridges, who was killed in crash after working at hurricane shelter.
  • Reports that a construction crane has collapsed on a building in Downtown Miami. City of Miami warns people to avoid the area of crane collapse.

  • Martin County Sheriff’s Office Marine Units rescue two people aboard a sailboat.

  • Video from NBC News shows Americans in a military aircraft as they are evacuated from St. Martin, which was badly damaged by Hurricane Irma. At least 1,200 Americans were evacuated from St. Marten amid reports of violence.

  • The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is telling people not to shoot bullets into Hurricane Irma. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office tweeted late Saturday: “To clarify, DO NOT shoot weapons @ #Irma. You won’t make it turn around & it will have very dangerous side effects.” The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, which is in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, was responding to a Facebook event titled “Shoot At Hurricane Irma” was created by 2 men in Florida inviting people to shoot at Hurricane Irma. The invitation presumably was a joke, but “29K Went and 55K Interested” as of 7:00pm PT.

 

**** National Hurricane Center: Hurricane Irma Information, Watches, and Warnings: ****

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Irma

https://alerts.weather.gov/cap/fl.php?x=1

 

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Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: More scattered thunderstorms approaching Colorado River and Route 66 communities.

Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: More scattered thunderstorms approaching Colorado River and Route 66 communities.

More scattered thunderstorms have been spotted approaching Colorado River communities, including Topock, Arizona, Kingman, Arizona, and possibly Needles, California.

As seen on the KNBC Channel 4 weather radar, the scattered thunderstorms appear to be moving north and heavy moderate to heavy rain falling and thunder with lightning.

The scattered thunderstorms may stay away from Needles, California and move more towards the Kingman, Arizona area.

More scattered thunderstorm have also been spotted to the south of Blythe, California, also moving north and may possibly enter the Colorado River and Route 66 communities later today.

If you’re in the area along the Colorado River and Route 66 communities, including Topock, Arizona, Kingman, Arizona, and Needles, California, please be ready for the storms and if there’s any flooding along dirt channels, creeks, or rivers, stay away and don’t drive through the flooded roadway.

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect from 9:00am PT on Friday, September 8th, 2017 until 5:00am PT on Monday, September 11th, 2017 for for portions of northwest Arizona, southeast California, and Nevada, including the following areas, in northwest Arizona, Lake Havasu and Fort Mohave, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Northwest Deserts, and Northwest Plateau. In southeast California, Cadiz Basin, Eastern Mojave Desert, Morongo Basin, and San Bernardino County-Upper Colorado River Valley. In Nevada, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Las Vegas Valley, Lincoln County, Northeast Clark County, Sheep Range, Southern Clark County, Spring Mountains-Red Rock Canyon, and Western Clark and Southern Nye County.

** More Information: **

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ527&warncounty=CAC071&firewxzone=CAZ229&local_place1=5%20Miles%20N%20Needles%20Airport%20CA&product1=Flash+Flood+Watch&lat=34.8458&lon=-114.6137

According to the Mohave County Division of Emergency Management, sand bag resources are available to the public upon request at the City of Kingman Fire Department, Northern Arizona Fire Department, Golden Valley Fire Department, Mohave Valley Fire Department and the Desert Hills Fire Department.

Please call your community Fire Department to make arrangements regarding supply availability and quantities.

If any thunderstorms approach the Needles, California area, ZachNews will be live of Facebook reporting on the thunderstorms.

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Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: More thunderstorms approaching Colorado River communities.

Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: More thunderstorms approaching Colorado River communities.

More thunderstorms have been spotted approaching Colorado River communities, including Needles, California and Topock, Arizona.

 

As seen on the KNBC Channel 4 weather radar, the thunderstorms appear to be moving north and heavy moderate to heavy rain falling and thunder with lightning.

More thunderstorms are possible for communities along the Colorado River overnight.

If you’re in the area along the Colorado River communities, including Needles, California and Topock, Arizona, please be ready for the storms and if there’s any flooding along dirt channels, creeks, or rivers, stay away and don’t drive through the flooded roadway.

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect from 9:00am PT on Friday, September 8th, 2017 until 5:00am PT on Monday, September 11th, 2017 for for portions of northwest Arizona, southeast California, and Nevada, including the following areas, in northwest Arizona, Lake Havasu and Fort Mohave, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Northwest Deserts, and Northwest Plateau. In southeast California, Cadiz Basin, Eastern Mojave Desert, Morongo Basin, and San Bernardino County-Upper Colorado River Valley. In Nevada, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Las Vegas Valley, Lincoln County, Northeast Clark County, Sheep Range, Southern Clark County, Spring Mountains-Red Rock Canyon, and Western Clark and Southern Nye County.

** More Information: **

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ527&warncounty=CAC071&firewxzone=CAZ229&local_place1=5%20Miles%20N%20Needles%20Airport%20CA&product1=Flash+Flood+Watch&lat=34.8458&lon=-114.6137

According to the Mohave County Division of Emergency Management, sand bag resources are available to the public upon request at the City of Kingman Fire Department, Northern Arizona Fire Department, Golden Valley Fire Department, Mohave Valley Fire Department and the Desert Hills Fire Department.

Please call your community Fire Department to make arrangements regarding supply availability and quantities.

If any thunderstorms approach the Needles, California area, ZachNews will be live of Facebook reporting on the thunderstorms.

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** Stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information on Monsoon 2017. **