Monday, August 29, 2011
Soldiers of the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade's 3-2 General Support Aviation Battalion were deployed yesterday to provide support in the wake of the storm.
Soldiers from Fort Stewart's 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade headed to North Carolina Sunday to support relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irene, according to a 3rd CAB Facebook post. The soldiers, of 3rd CAB's 3-2 General Support Aviation Battalion, arrived at Fort Bragg's Simmons Army Air Field Sunday afternoon in two Black Hawk helicopters, the post stated. The soldiers are using the helicopters to provide aerial support to local leaders in order to help them assess damages from the storm. 3rd CAB commander Col. Allan Peppin told WTOC that the soldiers would also conduct medical evacuations, rescue missions and transportation of civilians as needed. The length of the deployment was not specified, but it's not expected to exceed 30 days…
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 …