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What Went Wrong With NYC’s Emergency Alerts?

Date: 2021-09-10 23:26:15 New Yorkers were overwhelmed by information as Ida’s unprecedented rainfall flooded the city. Photo-Illustration: Curbed; Photos: Tina Keon; Getty Images It was, meteorologically speaking, a perfect forecast. “Significant and life-threatening flooding,” reported the National Weather Service’s New York office on the morning of September 1, as the still-churning remnants of Hurricane Ida …

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All flood alerts canceled or expired for KVOE listening area – d2430

Date: 2021-09-05 08:16:04 The risk of widespread flooding is apparently ending, but part of the KVOE listening area could have issues through mid-afternoon Saturday. Northeast Greenwood County, including Eureka, Eureka Airport, Eureka City Lake, Hamilton, Thrall and Virgil, were in a flood warning which expired at 4 pm.  As much as 5.5 inches of rainfall …

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As flood alerts lit up phones, did ‘warning fatigue’ cost people their lives?

Date: 2021-09-04 19:41:15 Cellphones across New York and New Jersey pulsed with urgent warnings of catastrophic flooding as the fury of Hurricane Ida’s remnants, carrying torrential rains, approached upper New Jersey and New York City on Wednesday.The first alerts of severe weather blared across millions of phones at 8:41 p.m. that night when the National …

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