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Snow Storm Threatens Stream Flooding

A flood watch is active in the north central part of Wyoming. Recent warm weather combined with a spring snow storm is speeding up the already high levels of runoff in the state s mountains. Streams in the eastern and central part of the state are also beginning to run high: in the Shoshone, Big Horn, Wind, and Powder River Basins. In the Wind River Mountains, snow pack is 237-percent higher than usual according to the emergency management agency in Fremont County.

Pat Kondas, the public relations officer with the county s emergency management, said officials from Homeland Security and the National Guard have set up barriers filled with dirt at critical points to redirect runoff from overflowing streams. She said it’s still just pre-emptive work. Flooding has not started and it won t until whatever s melting comes down from the mountains. Kondas said residents can pick up their own sandbags at road and bridge shops around Fremont County.

Spare Yourself Airport Security Lines By Signing Up For TSA PreCheck At Penn Station

Spare Yourself Airport Security Lines By Signing Up For TSA PreCheck At Penn Station
Travelers futilely try to travel out of JFK airport. (JFK)

We’re nearing peak travel season, and considering last years’ security line nightmare[1], and the fact that it takes a small lifetime to even get to a local airport[2] these days, you can expect air travel to be a total time-suck this summer. Blessedly, the Transportation Security Administration is offering New Yorkers a small reprieve the TSA will open a temporary TSA PreCheck application center at Penn Station next month, so you can enroll and be spared some airport time. The temporary application center will be open from May 1st to May 19th, on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the United Airlines Ticket Office at Penn Station. You can make an appointment online and pre-enroll[3]. While it does cost $85 and some government anonymity, the TSA PreCheck designation lasts for five years and lets you keep your shoes on, along with belts and light outerwear. Other bonuses include being able to keep your laptop and liquids in your bag, plus PreCheck customers are typically sent through a shorter line. That might not seem like much for the money, but I was lucky enough to travel on PreCheck on a recent multi-layover trip, and it saved me quite a bit of time and vexation.

When you show up for you appointment, make sure you have the proper documentation to prove citizenship. There’s a list available online[4]. Note that you’ll need a credit card, company check or certified/cashier s check to pay for the application at the appointment (no cash or personal checks), though you can also pay using a money order.

And if you’re curious as to why it takes approximately 75 years to make it through a TSA security line, we’ve got at least some kind of explanation:

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References

  1. ^ security line nightmare (gothamist.com)
  2. ^ to even get to a local airport (gothamist.com)
  3. ^ pre-enroll (www.identogo.com)
  4. ^ online (universalenroll.dhs.gov)

Spare Yourself Airport Security Lines By Signing Up For TSA …

Spare Yourself Airport Security Lines By Signing Up For TSA ...
Travelers futilely try to travel out of JFK airport. (JFK)

We’re nearing peak travel season, and considering last years’ security line nightmare[1], and the fact that it takes a small lifetime to even get to a local airport[2] these days, you can expect air travel to be a total time-suck this summer. Blessedly, the Transportation Security Administration is offering New Yorkers a small reprieve the TSA will open a temporary TSA PreCheck application center at Penn Station next month, so you can enroll and be spared some airport time. The temporary application center will be open from May 1st to May 19th, on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the United Airlines Ticket Office at Penn Station. You can make an appointment online and pre-enroll[3]. While it does cost $85 and some government anonymity, the TSA PreCheck designation lasts for five years and lets you keep your shoes on, along with belts and light outerwear. Other bonuses include being able to keep your laptop and liquids in your bag, plus PreCheck customers are typically sent through a shorter line. That might not seem like much for the money, but I was lucky enough to travel on PreCheck on a recent multi-layover trip, and it saved me quite a bit of time and vexation.

When you show up for you appointment, make sure you have the proper documentation to prove citizenship. There’s a list available online[4]. Note that you’ll need a credit card, company check or certified/cashier s check to pay for the application at the appointment (no cash or personal checks), though you can also pay using a money order.

And if you’re curious as to why it takes approximately 75 years to make it through a TSA security line, we’ve got at least some kind of explanation:

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References

  1. ^ security line nightmare (gothamist.com)
  2. ^ to even get to a local airport (gothamist.com)
  3. ^ pre-enroll (www.identogo.com)
  4. ^ online (universalenroll.dhs.gov)
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