Thursday, September 15, 2011
Hunter Army Airfield shut down for hours Wednesday following the discovery of a suspicious package, which authorities eventually determined to be harmless.
A suspiciouis package found near Hunter Army Airfield's Tuttle Army Health Clinic was harmless, according to a Fort Stewart/Hunter AAF press release. The pakage was reported to emergency personnel at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, the release stated. As a precautionary measure, people in the Tuttle clinic and surrounding buildings were evacuated and police, fire and explosive ordnance personnel were dispatched to the scene. Hunter AAF was closed until the nature of the package could be determined. Explosive experts from Fort Stewart and Savannah determined the package to be harmless around 12:30 p.m., the release stated. Hunter AAF reopened around 12:45, and the Tuttle clinic reopened around 2 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 2011
The storm hit the coast near Cape Lookout just before 8 a.m.
Updated Aug. 27, 4:36 p.m. Hurricane Irene, now downgraded to a Category 1 storm, made landfall at about 8 a.m. near Cape Lookout, N.C., according to the Weather Channel's website. According to the Weather Channel, the center of the storm is expected to move up the North Carolina Coast before crossing back into the Atlantic today, then making another landfall on Sunday along Long Island. Tropical storm- and hurricane-force winds are expected in New York, Long Island and parts of New England Sunday. The Fort Stewart area did see some thunderstorms this afternoon, but local seven-day forecasts from the National Weather Service are calling for mostly clear conditions Sunday. Stay with Fort Stewart Patch for further updates on Hurricane Irene.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
A few basic items can be vital in a pinch.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ryan Smith
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Although it looks like all Fort Stewart will see from Hurricane Irene is rain, severe weather can create havoc in a community. Power outages, service interruptions and slowed emergency response times are more than just inconvenient; they can present real risks. That's why Ready.ga.gov recommends keeping an emergency preparedness kit on hand. A few simple, easily obtainable items can make all the difference in the aftermath of a severe storm. Here's what Ready.ga.gov recommends: The website also recommends that families consider what is unique to their situation and adjust their kits accordingly. Do you have pets? A baby still on formula? Anyone in the family taking medication? Make sure to plan for that and add the necessary items to your …