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Tropical Storm Irene – The Latest Information

We are certainly seeing the impacts of Irene already today and there is more rain expected as the day continues. If you are concerned about power outages, National Grid has a site with an outage map. Local officials are suggesting you stay home to avoid the danger of downed trees, power lines, and flooding. Be safe! Email us your photos of damage - downed trees, flooding, etc. Many counties in our coverage area are under a Flash Flood Warning, a Flash Flood Watch, and the entire broadcast area is under a Tropical Storm Warning. Stay tuned to the radio and also download our app radioPup for your smartphone to keep up to date. Updated information after the jump.

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Follow Our Albany Area Coverage of Irene

We've been working very hard to make sure to keep you informed with as much accurate and up-to-date information as we possibly can. If you have any photos of storm damage, flooding, or anything related to Irene you'd like to share with us please email them our w

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State of Emergency Declared in New York In Anticipation of Hurricane Irene

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency, as a preparation of Hurricane Irene.

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Hurricane Irene May Have Local Impact – WGNA Will Be Ready [VIDEO]

Here she comes, chugging strong toward the east coast of the United States. It's Hurricane Irene, and the state of North Carolina is not taking any chances.

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Tips For Preparing For A Hurricane In Albany

Admittedly it’s shaping up to be a strange week with natural occurrences - we don’t often get earthquakes here and although it was a mild one thankfully, it’s still a bit rattling for an area that isn’t accustomed to such events. So now we’re possibly getting a hurricane, another thing we really don’t see here very often at all. We’d like you to be prepared so here are some tips.

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Virgina Earthquake Shakes Albany, NYC, DC, and The Northeast

An earthquake epicentered in Virginia occurred Tuesday afternoon, with people in Washington, DC, New York, Ohio, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Toronto reporting they felt the tremors, as well.

Reports thus far indicate the quake registered a 5.9 on the Richter scale.

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Earthquake in Virginia Shakes Albany, DC, Boston, NYC

You had to have felt that small earthquake just before 2PM this afternoon - it was a pretty widely felt quake. Preliminary reports say that the quake was 5.8 and hit in Virginia. People from DC to NYC and Boston, plus here in Albany felt the shaking

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Lightning Proves That Men Aren’t Too Bright

Men are human lightning rods. Not because of some sort of electric personality or a macho thing, but because of something that a some women think about us.

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Look! Up In The Clouds! It’s a Face! [VIDEO]

Could you imagine looking up in the sky on a nice Capital Region day and seeing a FACE?  I don't know about you, but I'd go right to the doctor and tell him to lower my medication!  But it apparently happened!

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It’s Hot, We Know – Introducting Our New Weather Page

We're happy to introduce our new weather page where you can view current conditions, see the five-day forecast, and explore the interactive weather map. You can use it for the latest updates, to plan for the rest of the week, or just to find out what's going on in the region.

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Creative Ways Weathermen Use To Describe Heat

It must be tough being a weatherman (OK, weatherPERSON).  When it's cold for days on end, how many ways can you express it without eventually running out of adjectives?  And the same goes for this unGODLY hot weather.  Sometimes, you've gotta get creative, like these fine meterologists

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Albany Area Cooling Stations Set Up in Anticipation of Heat Wave

It's July and with that comes our annual heat wave. Check out our brand new weather page for the latest information and updates but also here are some cooling stations that have been set up in our area to help keep you cool.

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