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Archive for the month “June, 2012”

RIDE ALONG WITH US IN MOBILE ONE L I V E.

You can ride along with us in MOBILE ONE and see what we see through our visor cam. It is only online when we are broadcasting. So, check in on a regular basis. -LIVE VIDEO

Major Accident shuts down Division Street in Arlington, TX

A Major Accident involving  a train and an 18-wheeler shut down Division street between West Fork Drive and Dottie Lynn Parkway at about 6:00 this evening.  The tractor of the 18-wheeler, said to be transporting grass pellets, was pushed of the track onto the grassy area.

(source: ArlingtonPD)

Pictures courtesy of @ArlingtonPD

 

Accident Scene 18-wheeler vs Train

#HeatSafety Tips from @info4disasters

Here are some great HeatSafety Tips from @info4disasters

Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.

Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.

Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day. Postpone outdoor games & activities. Use buddy system & take frequent breaks if work outdoors.

Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.

 

More Heat Safety Tips

 

Update on the #AmericanAir Hearing (transcript via @JasonWhitely) – June 27, 2012

Transcript via @JasonWhitely from @wfaachannel8

4:09 pm: DEVELOPING: Waiting to hear any minute from Allied Pilots Assoc. on whether it’ll send @AmericanAir‘s last best offer to its 10,000 pilots.

4:19 pm: BREAKING: Board for @AmericanAir‘s pilots union votes to send AA’s last best offer to its 10,00 pilots.

4:31 pm: .@AmericanAir says its pleased: “We believe this agreement addresses needs of our pilots while achieving the goals of our business plan.”

4:33 pm: BREAKING: Judge now delaying decision on voiding flight attendants, TWU contracts until pilots vote. Takes 6 wks to collect results.

4:35 pm: BREAKING: @AmericanAir says its last offer to pilots saves all 400 jobs to be cut, gives a pay raise & equity stake in restructured AA.

6:11 pm: UPDATE: Pilots union board voted 9 to 7 to pass @AmericanAir‘s last best offer to 10,000 pilots. Insiders said the room eupted in applause.

6:12 pm: UPDATE: August 8 is the new deadline for American’s pilots to have voted on AA’s last best offer. This gives other unions time to negotiate.

 

Semi Truck overturns on I-30 backing up traffic & closing WB ramp unto University Drive

A Semi Truck carrying lumber overturns on the ramp from WB I-30 to University Drive and Backs up traffic.  Fort Worth Police are investigating the accident and say that the ramp will be shut down indefinitely.  Fort Worth Fire HazMat team was called in to siphon off approximately 300 gallons from the fuel tanks which were leaking.

The driver was not injured!!

Sources

CBSDFW (@CBSDFW)

NBCDFW (@NBCDFW)

#SilverAlert: via Richland Hills Police (#Texas)

Update:  According to @CBSDFW This alert has been cancelled.  “The man was found after vehicle he was in ran out of gas.”

 

From Tarrant County OEM  (Nixle Alert)

** SILVER ALERT **
MISSING SENIOR CITIZEN SILVER ALERT

THIS IS A MISSING SENIOR ALERT ISSUED BY THE TEXAS SILVER ALERT NETWORK

THE NORTH RICHLAND HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS SEARCHING FOR ROBERT JENSEN, DIAGNOSED WITH DEMENTIA, WHITE MALE, 84 YEARS OLD, DOB 12/15/1927, 5 8, 180 LBS, GRAY HAIR, BLUE EYES, UNKNOWN CLOTHING DESCRIPTION.

THE SENIOR CITIZEN WAS LAST SEEN AT 5:30 AM, 6/27/12 AT 8009 DAVIS BLVD., NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX, DRIVING A GRAY, 2003 DODGE CARAVAN WITH TX LICENSE PLATE DD8H177.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS BELIEVE THIS SENIOR CITIZENS DISAPPEARANCE POSES A CREDIBLE THREAT TO HIS/HER OWN HEALTH AND SAFETY.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THIS MISSING SENIOR CITIZEN, CONTACT THE NORTH RICHLAND HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 817-427-7000.

NEWS MEDIA POINT OF CONTACT IS NORTH RICHLAND HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 817-427-7021.

Special Weather Warning via @Wunderground) #sfwwx #dfwwx

Note:  The below Special Weather Statement is via WeatherUnderground

 

Statement as of 3:01 PM CDT on June 26, 2012

… Air pollution watch level Orange…

Air pollution watch – level Orange – for Dallas-Fort Worth.

The Texas commission on environmental quality (tceq) has issued a
level Orange air pollution watch for the Dallas-Fort Worth area
for Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing
high levels of ozone air pollution in the Dallas-Fort Worth area
on Wednesday. Ozone levels could reach the level Orange
“unhealthy for sensitive groups” category.

Elevated concentrations of ozone can act as a lung irritant.
Individuals with chronic lung disease, such as asthma and
emphysema, as well as the elderly and Young children, are
particularly sensitive to ozone and should attempt to avoid
exposure. To avoid exposure, minimize exertion outdoors during
the mid-day to early evening hours or stay indoors in an air-
conditioned room during this time.

Are we worth $5 a month?

There have been a  few people out there who have  stepped up and done what they could to help DAN out and to those we say  – Thank you.

We Still need more help though.

If every follower could donate $5 there we would be enough to correct this equipment failure issue we’ve been having and have some left over for the next issue.  We realize of course that not everyone can give $5 every month, but even $1 a month can make a huge difference in our ability to continue to provide you with the information we do!!

The DFW Alerts Network is not a large company with money at our disposal.  Nor do we have major sponsors or backers providing us with the funds necessary to keep this going.  It is made up of only a few of us doing what we can out of our own (dwindling) back pockets.  You may think that there is no cost in doing what we do (after all aren’t we just tweeting and ReTweeting??) But even just “tweeting  requires having “equipment” to be able to tweet from (phone, laptop, something).  But it’s not just about tweeting, it’s also about getting out there and actually reporting on what’s going on (not just ReTweeting the news from other people).  In order to do that we need working vehicles and the gas to get to where the news is.  We also need the ability to take pictures & videos of these events.

We do this for you, our followers….  Don’t you think we’re worth a $5 a month or even just a couple $$???

THANKS

. @DFW_ALERTS NEEDS YOUR HELP.

As you may know, we recently had a major equipment failure. It keeps us from direct contact with Twitter™ and our email.

We need your help,  If you can spare $5 – $25 you can help us fix our equipment issue. Go to: http://www.gofundme.com/siqkk and donate what you can.

Follow us on Twitter: @DFW_Alerts

Home #Safety from the #FWPD

NOTE: The below post is copied from the Fort Worth Police FaceBook pg and credit goes to them!!

***Safety at home***

Install effective locks on all doors and windows and be sure to use them. Never leave your door unlocked, even for a moment.

Install a peephole viewer in your door and never open your door without knowing who is on the other side.

When moving into a new home or apartment, make sure the locks are replaced or rekeyed.

If you live in an apartment, avoid being in the laundry room or garage by yourself, especially at night.

If you live alone, use only your last name and first initial on your mail box and in telephone directories.

Don’t let strangers into your home-no matter what the reason or emergency. Offer to make an emergency phone call while they wait outside.

If you come home and find a door or window open or signs of forced entry, DON’T GO IN!

Never mention that you, a friend, or a neighbor lives alone or is at home alone. In public or on a cell phone, don’t broadcast your plans so strangers can overhear.

Keep entrances well lit. It is not uncommon for a criminal to remove, unscrew, or break bulbs in entryways.

Always have your door key ready so you can enter your home without delay.

When friends or family drop you off at home or work, have them wait until you are safely inside before leaving and do the same for your friends and family.

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