LocalNews Weather Advisory: An area of low pressure is approaching the island by: – August 1, 2011 Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! 47 Views no discussions Satellite Imagery, photo credit: National Hurricane Centre.Cloudiness, showers and thunderstorms associate with an area of low pressure is located approximately 300 miles south east of the Dominica. Conditions are expected to remain favourable for a tropical depression or storm to form during the next 48 hours as it moves west northwestward at 10 to 15 mph.There is a high chance (90%) of this system becominig a tropical cyclone later today. A Hurricane Hunter aircraft will investigate the area this morning. If the system becomes a tropical cyclone today, watches or warnings will be issued for the Windward and Leeward Island on VERY SHORT NOTICE.Regardless of tropical cyclone formation, this system is expected to generate locally heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and gusty winds to the islands of the Lesser Antilles later this afternoon and tonight.Residents in low lying areas, areas prone to flooding and landslides should monitor the progress of this system and be on the alert. Fishermen particularly on the eastern coast of the island should secure or move their boats to a safe port as models are indicating waves of up to 12feet by this afternoon.Sea bathers and small craft operators on the eastern coast of the island are advised to stay out of the water as sea conditions may become unsafe as the system approaches the island.For updated weather information please call the weather hotline at (767) 4475555, or visit www.weather.gov.dmDominica Meteorological Service Share
Versailles, IN —South Eastern Indiana REMC would like to remind customers that today is a “Beat the Peak” day from 5 to 8 pm. Beat the Peak is a voluntary program of Southeastern Indiana REMC designed to encourage members to reduce their energy usage during peak demand periods. You will not see a credit on your bill for conserving energy nor will you be charged more for power if you do not conserve. This is a voluntary program, which benefits all Co-op members.Currently, 66% of the REMCs operating cost is for the wholesale power we purchase from Hoosier Energy. If we all work together to help reduce the demand during peak times, we can reduce the REMC’s power costs. Because Southeastern Indiana REMC is a not-for-profit utility, those savings are passed on to you in the form of affordable rates.Peak demand periods occur when the demand for electricity is the highest – weekdays June-August, 5-8 p.m. and December-February, 7-10 a.m. and 6-9 p.m. During these peak periods, the co-op is charged a higher cost from our power supplier, Hoosier Energy. If we can all work together to reduce the demand, we can reduce the REMC’s power costs and minimize increases you may receive on your bill.How the “Beat the Peak” program works:Members need to Text #BeatThePeak to 22300 to opt-in to receive text only alerts or subscribe to receive notifications via phone, email, and text. SEIREMC will send a text message” BEAT THE PEAK ALERT” to notify members of the date and time of the anticipated peak period. Members, in turn, reduce energy consumption during the peak period.