Thursday, January 17, 2013
National Weather Service calling for rain and some snow over the next 12 hours.
Greenville and Pickens Counties could see plenty of rain and even some snow Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. The NSW is calling for rain and fog for Easley, Taylors, Mauldin and Simpsonville, with winds ranging from 11 to 17 miles per hour. Areas in Pickens and Greenville Counties could see as much as 3 inches of precipitation. On Thursday night, more rain, possibly mixing with snow is forecast, as the low temperature is expected to dip to 30 degrees or below, with wind gusts up to 29 miles per hour. Little or no snow accumulation is called for, though FoxCarolina.com reports a Winter Weather Advisory for northern portions of the Upstate, with light snow accumulation and black ice possible. All of Greenville and …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Brian Scoles is spending eight days in the Sunshine State to help those effected by Tropical Storm Debby's torrential rains.
GAINESVILLE, FL - It may be summer vacation time for many people - but it's not for the thousands effected by Tropical Storm Debby, and it certainly isn't for the American Red Cross volunteers working tirelessly to assist them. Taylors resident Brian Scoles, a public affairs manager for the American Red Cross in South Carolina, is currently in Florida along with at least six other Upstate volunteers. "Even though I am a paid staff member of the Red Cross, when I go out on a disaster assignment, I volunteer," Scoles said. "When I go, I leave behind my wife and two young sons. Sometimes it's just for a week, and sometimes it's two or three weeks depending on the need. Could I say 'no, not now?' I could, but I don't, because I am compelled …
Friday, August 26, 2011
Charleston area waters rise near flood stages.
Hurricane Irene brough high winds and strong surfs to the Lowcountry Friday. High tide was expected around 7 p.m., and an hour or so before that, many low-lying areas were already reaching flood stages. More rain was expected Friday evening. Friday afternoon, the eye of the hurricane was 160 miles off the coast of South Carolina. The storm is expected to brush coastal North Carolina and Virginia on Saturday. A much-weakened Irene will hit New York City on Sunday, prompting the first evacuation there in recent history. Send your photos of Hurricane Irene's effects to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload them here.