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UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The American Red Cross says they are preparing to respond to Hurricane Sandy in the Mohawk Valley and urges residents to get ready for the pending storm that is expected to bring tropical storm-force winds.
While temperatures are expected to reach the 70s this week, winter will be here before you know it along with shorter, colder days. That's why National Grid officials say now is a good time to start thinking about preparing your home for the cold winter months ahead.
YORKVILLE, N.Y. (WKTV) - Whether you are ready or not, winter is right around the corner. While prices for natural gas, heating oil, and other fuels are expected to remain relatively stable, the cold weather expected this season means it will take more energy, and more money, to keep your home warm.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Federal officials say they've freed up another $5.8 million to help New York communities pay for ongoing efforts to recover from back-to-back tropical storms Irene and Lee last year.
BOONVILLE, N.Y. (WKTV) - Some strong storms moved through the area Friday night, causing damage in several locations. Thousands of Central New Yorkers were in the dark for a better part of the overnight.
CASSVILLE, N.Y. (WKTV) - While intermittent freezes throughout the winter and Spring caused many orchards to experience smaller crops of apples this year, one local orchard says they've been seeing a boom.
OLD FORGE, N.Y. (WKTV) - It is not even the end of the summer season, but the leaves are already changing colors in Old Forge. Instead of seeing just green in the landscape, tourists will also notice shades of red and yellow too.
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ONE YEAR LATER: Family moves following devastation of Tropical Storm Irene
CHADWICKS, N.Y. (WKTV) - Exactly one year ago, Tropical Strom Irene wreaked havoc locally. In Chadwicks, the Williams family's home was completely flooded, along with many other homes in the area.
Total apple production in New York is forecast at 590 million pounds based on conditions as of August 1, according to King Whetstone, Director of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office. This is 52 percent below the 1.22 billion pounds produced last year.
SIDNEY, N.Y. (WKTV) - The severe storm that blew threw Sidney on Sunday night only lasted a few minutes, but it is the clean-up efforts that will last a lot longer than that.
SIDNEY, N.Y. (AP) - A National Weather Service team investigating a severe storm in the Binghamton area says there was a downburst and not a tornado.
YORKVILLE, N.Y. (WKTV) - Work is currently underway to fix the Sauquoit Creek, which was hit hard during heavy rains from Tropical storms Irene and Lee last year.
ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) - A state of emergency remains in effect in Elmira as crews continue clearing trees and repairing power lines that were brought down by a possible tornado.
Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney announced Thursday that Oneida and Herkimer counties will be receiving $391,494 and $499,657 respectively in NY Works grants for waterway restoration and rebuilding from damages incurred by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
ORISKANY, N.Y. (WKTV) - NEWSChannel 2's meteorologists say that the Mohawk Valley is 6 inches below normal when it comes to rainfall for the season, with less than a tenth of an inch of rain in the month of July. The dry weather is hurting lawns and crops across the state, especially for field farmers.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Thursday is the last day of a 13 week training program for local men and woman who will soon become firefighters.
There are some people throughout the area who do not have the luxury of spending time indoors during hot summer days.
The warm temperature is a welcome sign of summer for some, but you're not going to have any fun if you suffer from heat stroke, exhaustion or sunburn.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Summer officially begins at 7:09 p.m. on Wednesday, but anyone venturing outside before then certainly felt like it had already arrived. The mercury was expected to hit the 90s, but with humidity, meteorologists said the "real feel" temperature was well over 100.
With scorching temperatures expected across many parts of the country over the next few days, the ASPCA wants to remind pet parents to keep their animals safe, and has offered a few tips on making sure your pets don't get overheated.
WKTV Meteorologist Bill Kardas got to reveal some very exciting news on Thursday when he told a local teen and future meteorologist his wish was granted.
MARCY, N.Y. (WKTV) - It is only the beginning of June, but strawberries are already, red, ripe, juicy, and definitely in season. Typically, the strawberry season begins in mid-June, but experts say the early season has been caused by the 5-day warm spell this past March, where temperatures reached 80 degrees.
With the drastic fluctuation in weather over the last few months, farmers are concerned with how their crops are growing and how they will continue to grow.
HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Friday's dry, breezy weather was ideal for grass fires and several were reported in the Herkimer area, including one that caused smoke to blow across the New York State Thruway.