News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

The Holden Arboretum

Metro RTA

Meaden & Moore


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Ohio


Lake Erie reaches dangerous water levels from Hurricane Sandy
Northeast Ohio is bracing for the weather effects from the hurricane.
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR
and BRIAN BULL


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
Courtesy of Brian Bull
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

The blasts of Hurricane Sandy are heading for Ohio.  Strong winds will be out of the north this evening and overnight as the counter-clockwise system stalls over western Pennsylvania.

John Mayers with the National Weather Service in Cleveland says flooding is likely along the Lake Erie shore where waves are now around 8 to 10 feet.

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:21)


"Those will continue to build upward 20- plus feet through the height of the storm, at least in our neck of the woods, through the evening and the early morning hours, tomorrow morning," Mayers says. "And there’ll be some coastal impacts as well on the south shore of Erie, so we’re expecting the water to rise, along the south shore, about three feet above normal." 

Lt. Monty Morgan with the Ohio Highway Patrol warns drivers that heavy rains tonight will cause flooding on some roadways.

Click to to hear Lt. Morgan 
Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download
(0:15)

“That’s why we want to caution people to be aware of travels through areas that normally accumulate water, to pass through those areas with extreme caution," Morgan says. "If there’s water on the roadway, turn around and go back.  Don’t attempt to cross it.”

The National Weather Service is cautioning drivers of high-profile vehicles to avoid traveling tonight due to sustained winds of 30- 40 mph and gusts up to 70 mph.

As Hurricane Sandy rolls across the Northeast, cargo shipping across the Great Lakes has largely taken to safe harbor.

Glen Nekvasil is Vice-President of the Lake Carriers Association.  It represents nearly five dozen U.S. flag-bearing freighters and ore carriers in the Great Lakes.

He says most American, and Canadian ships are either in or chugging towards port to avoid the heavy rains, winds, and potentially 33-foot tall waves.  He says every captain must decide whether to press on or set anchor.

Hear Vice-President of the Lake Carriers Association Glen Nekvasil 
Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download


"The waves and the fluxuating water levels when you are in shallow water, those are the issues. Weather is difficult to predict, as we all know," Nekvasil says. "The U.S. Coast Guard is always prepared to do search and rescue missions." 

Some forecasts say winds between 40 to 70 miles per hour are expected through the Great Lakes region.  Nekvasil wouldn’t say just when he expects shipping traffic to resume normal levels this week.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Three exonerated of murder convictions from 18 years ago
Thanks heavens that none of them have been condemned to death. This alons should convince the USA to join the civilized world by abolishing the death penalty. E...

Kombucha: a sweet business brewed with fermented tea
Stevia is not an artificial sweetener. It is a plant. I have one growing in my sunroom. The leaves are dried and added to teas. It's harvested commercially and...

Bringing back ballet in Cleveland
I do think Ballet in Cleveland is doing good things, but the fact that director says "When we have flourishing companies like the New York City Ballet and the A...

Report confirms some Vietnam veterans may have been exposed to Agent Orange
was in nam 1969 exposed va stated lost medical records was in lawsuit from 197? till settled 0 $ 2010 ? said all nam vets will get back disability till 198? jus...

Mentorship grant program redefines "faith-based" provision
Can't anyone have values, beliefs, and morals anymore? How is it anymore unconstitutional for a school partner with a "faith-based" organization than any other ...

Exploradio: The challenge of finding a healthy balance with technology
Thank you, Jeff, for another well done Exploradio. I always learn something interesting about what is happening in NE Ohio.

Northeast Ohio's transgender community rallies around restroom issue
A good first step would be for Cleveland to require restaurants to have a public restroom. Cleveland is the only city I've ever been in where restaurants somet...

Vapor shops say tobacco tax hikes could hit them hard
Maybe you should be DOING a study, since every time you've tried to villianize them all that's happened was the opposite. I'm not a fan of alcohol that's flavor...

New law gives access to birth records to Ohio adoptees
Can siblings also look for their missing brother or sister? And how do we go about it?

Ida McKinley's tiara comes home, with the help of "Pawn Stars"
I donated to the fund to keep the tiara at the museum where I believe it belongs. I took my 16 year old granddaughter to the showing I dont think it will be som...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University