08-15-2019 | 9:26 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC — On Thursday August 15, 2019 at around 9:26 p.m., an adult male pedestrian crossing South Tryon Street just north of John Price Road was struck by a Dodge Challenger. Police confirm the pedestrian stepped off the median and stepped out in front of a vehicle. The Challenger was traveling northbound on South Tryon Street in the inside lane when the accident happened. The victim sustained multiple broken bones according to sources. He was transported by paramedics to the trauma center at Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina where he is being treated for serious injuries. The driver of the vehicle involved was not injured. Neither speed or alcohol are suspected to be a factors for the driver or the vehicle. Northbound South Tryon Street was closed for approximately two hours while police investigated the crash.
07-07-2019 | 2:47 PM | SPRINGFIELD TWP,NJ —The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed Wednesday that an EF-0 tornado touchdown in Springfield Township, New Jersey. Meteorologists at the National Weather Service say the funnel cloud touched down at 2:47 p.m and lasted all of 4 minutes. Prior to the touchdown weather experts said there were severe weather warnings posted for the Tri-State Area prior to the tornado touching down.
This short-lived funnel cloud caused large amounts of damage in Springfield Township. The tornadoes winds which were reported to be around 70 MPH took down large trees, some toppling onto power lines and bending mental signs like toothpicks. The tornado touchdown near Route 22 and Springfield Avenue.
This EF-0 tornado is the third tornado in the last four months to touchdown in New Jersey. On July 6, 2019, a tornado touched down in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. A second tornado touched down on May 28, 2019, in the New Jersey communities of Stanhope and Hopatcong.
No injures were been reported as a result of this recent EF-0 tornado.
07-13-2019 | 5:00 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC — On Saturday July 13, 2019 at approximately 5:00 p.m.m strong storms moved through the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, North Carolina. The storms dumped several inches of rain in a short period of time. The large amounts of rain caused flash flooding through the area. Charlotte Fire Department Ladder 24 responded to a car stuck in floodwaters with people trapped around 5:30 p.m, A BMW SUV became disabled after driving through a flooded roadway at the intersection of Marvin Road & Johnston Road. Firefighters from Charlotte Fire Department Ladder 24 rescued occupants who were stranded in the vehicle. The water was so powerful it was creating powerful runoff off the sidewalk. A neighborhood on Donnington Drive off Marvin Road was also underwater. Meteorologists say about 3 inches of rain fell in this area of a period of 45 minutes.
07-11-2019 | 10:45 PM |TOTOWA,NJ — A vehicle overturned after taking out a utility pole on Route 46 West on July 11, 2019. The accident which occurred around 10:45pm sent first responders from Totowa Fire Department, Totowa Police Department & Totowa First Aid Squad to the scene. The impact of the crash overturned the vehicle brought down live wires onto the roadway. One person was transported to an area hospital to be treated for injuries.
07-11-2019 | 11:30 AM | CHARLOTTENC — Multiple people fell ill Thursday morning July 11, 2019 after an unknown odor swept through a Charlotte office building. Charlotte Fire Department received an initial call around 11:30 a.m., for a person unconscious at the Regency Executive Park off Nations Ford Road. Firefighters with Charlotte Station arrived within minutes and discovered multiple people feeling effects of what was thought to be carbon monoxide poisoning.
The incident was upgraded to a hazardous materials response bringing in additional resources. Firefighters began a mass evacuation of multi-room office building. Fire officials say some occupants had difficulty evacuating from the upper floors of the building. A worker in the building Yolanda Cato said “We heard a beeping noise, we didn’t think anything of it.” She added “About an hour or so later we were all asked to immediately evacuate the building.” She said paramedics responded to the building yesterday for a similar issue.
Fire officials confirmed later in the day that the source of the odor came from tar that was being laid on the roof by construction crews at the time. Fumes from the tar managed to make it into the building HVAC system. Mecklenburg EMS Agency (MEDIC) responded with multiple ambulances and two mass casualty buses due to the number of people feeling sick.
Fire officials confirm a total of 46 people were evaluated by paramedics at the scene. 5 people were transported from the scene to local hospitals. 3 people were taken to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center and 2 were taken to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center – Pineville. A Mecklenburg EMS Agency (MEDIC) spokesperson says the 46 patients were treated for various conditions including nausea and headaches.