KDDD News 2-15-21

Keep those coats, hats, and gloves handy. We are still tracking some of the coldest air we’ve seen so far this winter and even decades on the way as we head towards this weekend. Today will be the coldest, with lows in the negatives across most of the area and wind chills below -20 which is WIND CHILL WARNING criteria. The last time we had a wind chill warning was December of 2016 and we have only seen 2 events in the last three decades with wind chills below -20.

Ten percent of Moore County got the Covid 19 vaccine last week. The very successful event took place at the Moore County Community Building. 900 were vaccinated on day one, 700 on day two, and 350 plus on day three. The second shot boosters arrive in early March.

Moore County realized they needed to find a way to vaccinate the most vulnerable community members, home bound seniors. Due to time being limited, they made the announcement of vaccine availability for home bound seniors through Facebook and had people sign up online. A nurse would then contact the applicant and arrange the time. There was a group of nurses and fire department ems that went to the patient’s homes to give the vaccine and carried the medication with them in case they had a reaction with it. They stayed with them for 15 to 30 minutes to make sure they didn’t have any reaction to them.

The City of Sunray recently received a donation of $75,000 for park equipment for the Greg Smith Memorial Park and the Painter Park. The donation came from the JBS Hometown Strong project.