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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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Bill Shuler
Bill Shuler

Officials Hold Press Conference on Quincy Storm

A number of city, county and utility officials were on hand for a news conference at midday Tuesday with information on the severe storm that swept through Quincy Monday night.

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Steve Bloom, Getty Images

Do You Know the Difference Between a Tornado Watch and a Warning?

A little over a year ago, I had the opportunity to introduce the featured speaker for a Quincy Exchange Club meeting. Mr. John Simon, the Adams County Emergency Management Director was that speaker and he chose to talk about being prepared for severe storms when they strike the Hannibal-Quincy area.  Simon explained the difference between a watch and a warning.  

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Kurt Parsons

Siren Tests Postponed Today in Quincy

The weekly test of the sirens in the City of Quincy has been cancelled for today.

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Whitney Curtis/Getty Images

Adams County Emergency Management Agency Conducting a Severe Weather Exercise Today

The Adams County Emergency Management Agency will be conducting a severe weather exercise today as they test the emergency operation center's storm spotters activation and communications protocols. This is an opportunity to test and refresh skills before the severe weather season impacts our area.

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Photo by: Picture Garden
Photo by: Picture Garden

Are You Ready for Bad Weather?

I attended and had the opportunity to introduce the featured speaker for the Quincy Exchange Club meeting today. Mr. John Simon, the Adams County Emergency Management Director chose to talk about being prepared for severe storms when they strike the Hannibal-Quincy area. 

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