GRAND LAKE, Colo. (CBS4) – The community of Grand Lake is only beginning to see the scope of work needed to be done after the East Troublesome Fire before the snow starts flying again. While emergency funding is available, the window to clean things in the mountain community is short. “There’s rebuilding… just having the needed resources to be able to get the work done before the snow starts falling again, and we’re really excited about the summertime, but it’s short for us. Come September and October of next year, we’re going to be watching the skies for snow and for lightning unfortunately,” Steve Kudron, Mayor of Grand Lake. (credit: CBS) Kudron met with Sen. Michael Bennet Tuesday to talk about more federal assistance- specifically, the Outdoor Restoration Partnerships Act. “It’s a billion dollar federal program designed to help even small towns have direct access to federal funding, to be able to do their own projects to protect their citizens,” said Kudron. “He is … [Read more...] about Grand Lake Residents Looking Forward To Federal Funding To Help Rebuild
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – On this picture-perfect May Day, many Minnesotans flocked to the lakes. Chris Steward decided to put out his boat in Lake Minnetonka. “It’s been in the driveway waiting,” he said. “Polishing, getting it all ready, it’s time to go.” Last week it was snowing, but temperatures on Saturday reached up to 80 degrees. But there are still some things boaters need to keep in mind as the venture out into the water. “So this is our first busy weekend. May 1st. 80 degrees. So we are just going to be out and about patrolling and just letting the public know we are here if they have any questions,” said Ramsey County Deputy Michael Servatka. Servatka says to have registration and tabs up to date on your boat, and don’t drink and drive the boat. He says to have life vests out and near you, and all children under 10 years old must be wearing them. “Remember, today is 80-something degrees,” he said. “It’s going to be a great day, but the water is only 50. So if you … [Read more...] about Minnesotans Flock To Lakes As Summer-Like Heat Hits
LAKE CHARLES — Standing near the empty lot where his house once stood, Ron Thomas said his message for President Joe Biden when he arrives for a visit on Thursday is a simple one: Send help. “Why is Calcasieu Parish not receiving the assistance they’re supposed to receive — the assistance they’re supposed to receive after a storm?” the 50-year-old said, casting a gaze over his former neighborhood in northern Lake Charles, where modest homes of brick and wooden siding in the shadow of Interstate 10 took a beating in the two hurricanes that ripped through southwestern Louisiana last year. It’s a message being echoed throughout the area, from the region’s top officials to the streets of Lake Charles, Louisiana’s sixth-largest city. The region has made much progress in coming back from Hurricane Laura, one of the most powerful storms to ever make landfall in the U.S., and Category 2 Hurricane Delta just six weeks later. But daunting needs remain, and rebuilding in the COVID era … [Read more...] about Storm-weary Lake Charles residents eager to show President Joe Biden that challenges remain
COLD weather payments give low-income households a £25 boost if they’ve experienced freezing temperatures - we explain how it works. The UK has been hit by heavy snow and record-breaking cold temperatures this winter. Earlier this month, Storm Darcy - dubbed the Beast from the East II - caused chaos across Britain, bringing howling blizzards from Russia to the UK. The country also suffered its coldest February night in 74 years last week , with temperatures of -20C recorded in Kinbrace, Scotland. With the cold weather sticking around for a little while longer, households on certain benefits will want to keep an eye on their thermostats in case they become eligible for a cold weather payment. Baroness Deborah Stedman-Scott, parliamentary undersecretary at the Department for Work and Pensions said : “Keeping warm throughout the winter is hugely important to staying healthy, which is why we pay to help heat homes when there’s a sustained cold snap. "As well as … [Read more...] about Cold weather payment postcode checker: Is your area on the list to receive a bonus?
It may be May, but this is the UK, and so there is no reason why it should not snow in the fifth month of the year. Skiers have returned to the slopes in the Lake District for the first time since lockdown, and were "giddy with excitement". But with indoor hospitality still 10 days away in England, snow seems less than ideal for those planning an outdoor pint at their local. And while the white stuff did fall up a mountain in the Lake District - far away from the nearest pub - conditions closer to sea level are unlikely to be much better this weekend, forecasters are warning. Though it will be warmer this weekend, it is also expected to be wet and windy. Advertisement The weather will be "giving with one hand and taking with the other", Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said. She added: "At the weekend we've got one of these low pressure systems coming in which pushes the high pressure out of the way and allows the temperatures to rise a bit … [Read more...] about UK weather: Going for an outdoor pint? Get ready for a wet weekend after snow in May!