Pella Chronicle

Community News Network

December 20, 2012

Weather radios are out in southeast Iowa

OTTUMWA — You know a storm is bad when it knocks out the National Weather Service's communications.

The Des Moines office of the NWS has lost all phone communications and has had weather radio broadcasts knocked out for much of the state. That includes the Ottumwa and Lake Rathbun signals.

Officials have not given a time when they believe service will resume and are encouraging people to use alternate means of monitoring weather alerts.

The blizzard hitting Iowa saw its track shift north from what forecasters had expected less than 24 hours before, with snowfall totals near Des Moines among the highest in the state.

A blizzard warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Travel is not advised throughout most of Iowa, including southeast Iowa.

Text Only
Community News Network
AP Video
Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide