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Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Old Farmer’s Almanac Calling for Very Cold Winter

I was at lunch the other day and struck up a conversation with the waitress regarding the nice cool days and evenings we have had this week and she responded the she was actually "cold". Well, that was the wrong thing to say to a guy who "sweats in a blizzard". I happen to love the recent weather with low humidity and lots of sunshine.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

WQEC-TV to Feature Quincy’s Tree Restoration Program

Weeks after the City of Quincy took the brunt of a huge wind storm, the city has slowly worked its way back to some degree of normalcy. With thousands of trees downed by winds in excess of 75 miles an hour and 95% of the city without any power for days, the cleanup project was enormous.

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Madison Park - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Trees For Tommorrow Helping Plant New Trees After Quincy’s July Storm

Trees for Tomorrow, The City of Quincy and the Quincy Park District are teaming up after the July storms.

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Plane
17splinter, YouTube

Plane Battling Severe Winds Somehow Manages to Land

Flying is enough of adventure without turbulence rearing its ugly head.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Coyote Bill Set to Perform at ‘Blues in The District’ this Friday

The District has announced that this Friday’s Blues in the District will be held on schedule. The Blues in the District concert featuring Coyote Bill will be this Friday, July 24 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The concert is free and held in Washington Park.

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Storm in Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Quincy Still Has A Lot of Storm Cleanup Ahead [Video]

Damage from the July 13 windstorm that tore through Quincy is still clearly visible along city streets. Things are finally starting to return to normal in Quincy, but the volume of debris left from the storm will take some time to clean up. 

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Leigh Turner, Getty Images
Leigh Turner, Getty Images

It’s 2015, Underground Power Lines Need to Happen

Last Friday I had the opportunity to listen to Adams County Emergency Services Director John Simon as he spoke to the Quincy Exchange Club. During his comments he mentioned that some 21,800 power connections needed replacement as a result of the huge front-line wind storm that ripped through the area. As you already know, thousands of residents were without power for days.   It makes you wonder if we are way past the time when power lines and poles need to go away?

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Spenser Platt,  Getty Images
Spenser Platt, Getty Images

Hot Weather Hinders Recovery. Red Cross Has Some Tips!

As the recovery from last Monday's storm continues, many will be working in extreme heat this weekend to clean up debris. Not only will the hot weather slow down the recovery process but it is also dangerous.

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Storm damage in Quincy, Illinois
Alta King

Storm Recovery Information You Need to Know

Recovery information continues to pour in today as the City of Quincy and surrounding area cleans up from the massive storm that struck the area Monday. In no particular order, here are some items you need to know in your own particular recovery effort.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images

The Nation Needs A Military Rapid Disaster Response Team

I was talking to my friend last night about the recent flooding in Texas and Oklahoma and we then were discussing the floods in the Hannibal-Quincy area in past years and the National Guard’s involvement in fighting them. The topic of disaster relief in this country then followed.

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