Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Donating money to organizations that help victims is quick and easy.
Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile-wide tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact your local editor.
Friday, June 3, 2011
A party was held at the "Morristown Campground" on June 3.
In late April the town of Tuscaloosa, Ala., was devestated by a tornado and it didn't take too long for Morristown resident Berit Ollestad, a avid volunteer, to start her own campaign to collect disaster relief supplies such as water, diapers and cleaning supplies for the cause. Earlier this week, she set up a tent across from her Hamilton Road home to bring further awareness to the Morristown Relief Effort, which will culminate Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a UPS delivery truck stationed in the Town Hall parking lot, to be filled with donations bound for Alabama. But, before that, Ollestad decided to throw a party at what she dubbed the "Morristown Campground," to again bring awareness to the effort, but to also bring …
A UPS truck will be at Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
How big is your heart, Morristown? As big as their need? Organizers for the Morristown Relief Effort, set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Town Hall parking lot, hope it's even bigger.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Supercell storms possible.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for several New Jersey counties, including Morris, Sussex and Somerest. Also under the watch are portions of Connecticut, Massachusetts, western Maine, New Hampshire, southeast New York, southeast Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. The watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday. The NWS is warning of possible hail to 2 inches in diameter, thunderstorm wind gusts of up to 70 mph, and dangerous lightning. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms. Although officials urge caution and advise being on the lookout for severe weather, it is a less urgent declaration than a tornado warning, which is an indication a tornado has actually been detected. …