FMCSA Issues Regional Emergency Declaration to Prepare for Hurricane Florence

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued an emergency declaration on Sept. 10, in expectation of the imminent arrival of Hurricane Florence, later this week. The declaration provides for the smooth flow of people, equipment and supplies during and after the emergency, in the affected states. The declaration is posted below, in its entirety, unedited. The primary mission of FMCSA is to “prevent crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.”

Tropical Depression Gordon is Heading North

Tropical depression Gordon is in the process of turning north and entering Missouri from Arkansas as of Friday morning. Gordon will then gradually turn northeast towards the Great Lakes area Friday night, forecasters announced, towards the Great Lakes region, it was predicted on Friday morning, Sept. 7.

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Scorching Houston Heat Claims 3-Year-Old Boy Left in Day Care Van

Scorching heat in Houston last week claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy who was somehow left in a day care van for an estimated four hours. Who is to blame has not been officially determined, but video may be available that could provide helpful details, police said.

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Baron Debuts Real-Time Weather Monitoring for Transportation Dept.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Baron, the worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, has released a new product offering specifically designed for Department of Transportation services across the U.S. The solution will provide a single comprehensive source for the display and monitoring of current and forecasted weather conditions.