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Winter Weather, Evacuation in Houston, Climate Change Rallies, Police Officer Shot, Planned Parenthood Shooting


Oklahoma Ice Storm Causes Power Outages

In Oklahoma City, as well as across counties in central Oklahoma, an ice storm is to blame for the approximately 80,000 residents that lost power.  The Red Cross has opened warming stations and shelters to assist those without power as the ice storm warning has been extended into Sunday.

Winter Storm Cara Impacts Multiple States, Causes Deaths

More than ten people have died in a number of storm related incidents, including one traffic crash on interstate 40 in Texas, and another on the Kansas Turnpike.

Winter Weather Moving Into the Plains States, Great Lakes

Winter Storm Cara is likely to start moving northeastward  beginning late Sunday, bringing with it the possibility of snow in excess of six inches in forty-eight hours.  Winter storm warnings, watches, and advisories are in effect from Nebraska through Minnesota and into South Dakota.

Carbon Monoxide Sends Houston Apartment Residents to Hospital

A Houston apartment complex was evacuated after fire department officials showed carbon monoxide readings topping 700/800, when they should be in the twenty's.  Responding to a call about an unconscious individual, the Houston Fire Department determined a potential carbon monoxide leak in a connected building.  A reported twelve patients were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

Police Officer Shot in Pennsylvania

A police officer, who was dispatched to a reported domestic incident, was shot and has been transported to a local Johnstown hospital, where reports indicate he has died.  The suspect reportedly fled the scene carrying a long gun and is still at large.

Global Rallies Precede Climate Change Talks in Paris

Chico, California and Sydney, Perth, Canberra, and Hobart, Australia stage rallies ahead of Climate Change talks in Paris, France.  Concern is growing about the impacts to climate change as the current level of atmospheric carbon dioxide is at 400 parts per million, fifty million above what is considered safe for life on earth.

Planned Parenthood Shooting in Colorado Springs, CO

Robert L. Dear, Jr. is in custody after allegedly opening fire on a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  The incident resulted in three deaths and nine people being wounded.

Kimberly Arsenault Kimberly Arsenault serves as an intern at the Cleveland/Bradley County Emergency Management Agency where she works on plan revisions and special projects. Previously, Kimberly spent 15 years in commercial and business aviation. Her positions included station manager at the former Midwest Express Airlines, as well as corporate flight attendant, inflight manager, and charter flight coordinator. Kimberly currently holds a master's degree in emergency and disaster management from American Public University.