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As Hurricane Dorian threatens the U.S. mainland, Kentucky is sending help to its neighbors to the south. 

The American Red Cross has sent more than two dozen volunteers to work in shelters, assisting those displaced from their homes with food and other needs.  Jennifer Capps is executive director of the American Red Cross of South Central Kentucky. 

“Monday night, more than 12,000 people stayed in 171 Red Cross shelters and community shelters in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, so we anticipate as the storm continues north, those numbers will grow," said Capps.


Nearly three quarters of Ohio’s counties have received a “state of emergency” declaration because of severe weather last month. 

The number of sweltering summer days will only increase as climate change takes its toll on Kentucky, according to a study released Tuesday.

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If there was any question about which season we are in, the next few days should prove educational. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory and an excessive heat watch as temperatures and humidity climb.

Ohio’s agriculture director is asking the federal government to help the state’s farmers, many of whom have been unable to plant crops because of rainy weather. 

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The Metropolitan Sewer District has been investigating reports of backed up sewers after days of rain and some flash flooding. Northside was one of many neighborhoods that reported damage. Community Council President Mary Meinrich says several people whose homes were flooded spoke at a regularly scheduled meeting Monday night.

Rain, Rain, Go Away So Produce Can Flourish, Local Farmers Say

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Record rainfall in Cincinnati is causing a local co-operative farm to re-adjust its harvest plan.

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Residents of Harrison Township's now-condemned Legacy condos had until noon Monday to remove their belongings. This after heavy rains this weekend further eroded a large chasm that owners say Fischer Homes tried to remedy with rocks some weeks and months ago.

The last time I visited Bret Davis' farm in Delaware County, earlier in the spring, I was asking him about a federal program helping farmers bit by the trade war. It was raining then, and it was wet and rainy when I spoke to him this week, too.

Gov. Mike DeWine has declared a state of emergency in three Ohio counties after spending the day surveying the damage left behind by tornadoes and severe storms. 

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Communities are cleaning up after severe storm damage across the Dayton region late Monday into Tuesday morning. Mercer County officials report at least one person is dead in Celina. Images show leveled homes, debris-strewn roadways and destruction.

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Several tornadoes touched down in highly populated areas of Dayton and other Ohio communities late Monday night, causing catastrophic damage. The storms devastated dozens of buildings and trees. One death has been reported, officials said Tuesday morning.

Dayton officials say results are expected soon from Ohio Environmental Protection Agency drinking water quality tests in the wake of Monday's tornadoes.

A boil advisory remains in effect for many parts of Montgomery County until further notice.

At a press conference Tuesday, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley says residents in affected areas can pick up free bottled water, ice and other assistance from multiple locations in the city. 

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National Weather Service meteorologists say the wild weather swings we've experienced this winter will continue into the spring.

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Temperatures are expected to drop to zero and below later this week as the next winter storm moves across the country. The National Weather Service expects cold air and snow to move in to the Tri-State starting Tuesday night.

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A winter storm warning goes into effect for much of the area Friday night, and lasts through Sunday. National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Hrebenach says snow should start falling late Friday.

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Hamilton County's Engineer says the county is ready for Saturday's expected snowfall. Ted Hubbard says there's plenty of road salt on hand.

How Cincinnati Is Preparing For Extreme Weather

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Citywide flash flooding tore through neighborhoods in the spring of 2017, causing sewage backups and flooded basements. In Mt. Adams the hillside broke away. In the spring of 2018, the Ohio River crested to levels we haven't seen since 1997. Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld has pointed out how frequently we've been experiencing these 100-year rain events.

Some schools throughout the state that don’t have air conditioning have been closed or are releasing students early because of heat. At least one state representative says all K-12 schools should be air conditioned and is calling on education leaders to provide inventory of buildings that lack it. 

A new study from an environmental group says summer fun, as we know it, is changing -- that traditional summer activities, like going to the beach or even catching a ballgame, are under threat by climate change. 

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