Severe Weather

Education
7:10 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

University Of Michigan Policy Clarifies Expectations For Workers During Severe Weather

Credit Andrew Cluley

For decades University of Michigan students could count on classes taking place, no matter the weather. But in January for the first time in 36 years classes were canceled.  A new policy is designed to avoid confusion some employees had about if they still needed to brave the elements to get to work.


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WEMU News
7:42 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Washtenaw County Emergency Officials Urge Severe Weather Preparedness

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Washtenaw County officials are urging residents to prepare for tornado season.

Benjamin Pinette is Washtenaw County's Emergency Planning Coordinator.

"Severe convective weather is the number one hazard in Washtenaw County," Pinette says.  "We do have a few different methods in place, specifically when a tornado warning's issued."

Pinette says the county will sound its warning sirens and issue weather alerts on the radio during an emergency.

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Weather
8:04 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Winter Isn't Over Yet, Spring Flooding Possible

Portion of GOES Eastern US SECTOR Infrared Image showing large mass heading towards Michigan
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    Another round of winter weather is expected to drop 3 to 7 inches of snow on southern Michigan, including the Washtenaw County area.  This could lead to Ann Arbor breaking the annual snowfall record.

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