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Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 3:29 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 11:41 PM
— Clouds return with rain showers developing. Temperatures will drop back into the 40s, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.
TONIGHT: Passing snow showers moving through. Little if any snow accumulation. Temperatures will fall into the lower 30s.
WEDNESDAY: Blustery and cold with occasional snow showers and flurries. Little if any snow accumulation expected. Highs will hold in the upper 30s with wind chills in the 20s.
THURSDAY: Clouds will linger with a chance for some passing flurries, mainly across the northeastern Miami Valley. It will be chilly with highs only in the middle 30s.
FRIDAY: Expect a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures will stay below average, only reaching to near 40 degrees.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny skies will start the weekend with slightly warmer temperatures, topping out in the middle 40s.
Published: Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 3:40 PM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 1:08 AM
— An Air Pollution Advisory for smog remains in effect today for Butler, Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Warren counties.
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Temperatures are expected to be in the lower to middle 90s, with sunshine and light to moderate south/southwest winds, which are conducive for high levels of ground-level ozone, or smog, and may lead to elevated air pollution levels.
The Air Quality Index reading is anticipated to be approximately 115 on Monday. It was 108 on Saturday and 112 on Sunday.
Any reading of 101 or higher is deemed “unhealthy for sensitive groups,” according to The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, in conjunction with the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency, which issued the announcement Thursday. The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency also issued an alert.
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Children, the elderly, and people with respiratory diseases should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion. It’s OK to be active outside, but take more breaks and do less strenuous activities. Symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath, or unusual fatigue may indicate a serious problem.
Residents should contact their health care provider if any of these symptoms occur. The general public is not likely to be affected.
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Ground-level ozone (smog) is an irritant to the respiratory system formed when bright sunlight mixes with emissions from vehicles and small gasoline-powered engines. These emissions collect in a stagnant air mass and form smog.
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To reduce smog, especially on days when these notices are issued, residents are encouraged to do the following:
AVOID DRIVING IF POSSIBLE. Carpool, vanpool or take the bus. Vehicle emissions cause almost 50 percent of ground-level ozone. Walk or ride a bike for short trips.
REFUEL YOUR VEHICLE ONLY AFTER 8 P.M.: If you can avoid it, don’t refuel when air pollution advisories have been issued. Vapors from gasoline contribute to the smog problem.
COMBINE ERRANDS if you have to drive or delay them until the advisory is lifted.
LIMIT YOUR USE of small gasoline-powered equipment such as lawn mowers.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 12:53 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 12:53 AM
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Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 2:18 PM
DAYTON — One person was taken to an area hospital for smoke inhalation and one was treated at the scene of an apartment fire in Dayton Sunday.
Crews were called to the first floor apartment fire in the 1600 block of Bancroft Street around 11:30 a.m.
No one was in the apartment where the fire started but the flames did run up to the outside of the second floor apartment, according to Dayton fire official Brad Baldwin.
Everyone evacuated the building with help from neighbors.
Two of the four apartments in the building are uninhabitable at this time because of damages, according to Baldwin.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 9:40 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 2:40 PM
WEST MILTON — UPDATE @ 2:40 p.m.:
A propane gas leak caused an explosion in the basement of a home in West Milton Sunday morning.
Larry Jinkins said he was asleep when the explosion happened in his home this morning.
Jinkins, his wife, five kids, and three dogs were in the home during the time of the explosion.
He said the fire department told him they were very lucky they were not hurt.
Jinkins rented the house that is now uninhabitable and said they had a temporary line due to a former gas leak that needed to be put underground.
UPDATE @ 10:47 a.m.:
The family of five that were at the house during the time of an explosion were displaced and are being aided by the Northern Miami Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross.
An explosion occurred at or near a house in West Milton Sunday morning.
The explosion was reported around 8:20 a.m. in the 4000 block of Iddings Road.
It’s not yet known what caused the explosion or the extent of damages, but DP&L was called to the scene, according to Deputy Adams of Miami County Sheriff’s Office.
Two adults and three children were at the home but not injured, said Adams.
West Milton Fire Department is on scene.