Grabbing shovels large and small, residents and emergency workers across the Northeast struggled to dig out on Sunday after a gigantic midwinter storm left much of the region buried under drifting snow.
City streets resembled ski slopes or mountain passes, with cars and even some houses obscured by a thick blanket of white. More than three feet of snow fell in parts of Connecticut, and more than two feet accumulated [...]
Britain’s most senior medical adviser has warned MPs that the rise in drug-resistant diseases could trigger a national emergency comparable to a catastrophic terrorist attack, pandemic flu or major coastal flooding.
Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer, said the threat from infections that are resistant to frontline antibiotics was so serious that the issue should be added to the government’s national risk register of civil emergencies.
She described what she called an “apocalyptic scenario” where [...]
The nor’easter taking aim on the Sandy-ravaged coastline will lead to another round of wind damage, spotty power outages, localized flooding and travel delays.
For continuous updates on this nor’easter, check out the AccuWeather.com live blog.
This system affected part of the South during Election Day, sparking a round of rain and thunderstorms from from Atlanta to Charlotte, N.C. Charleston, S.C. and Orlando, Fla.
The storm next took a northerly turn, paralleling the East [...]
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg warns thousands of people are in need of shelter including 20,000 in public housing
Superstorm Sandy killed at least 113 people in the US // Almost 2million still have no power as cold weather sets in
Hundreds of thousands of commuters today face tricky journeys into the city as public transport remains patchy
Concerns rising that New York and New Jersey voters won’t get to polling stations on tomorrow’s Election Day
Up to 40,000 New [...]
A significant winter storm off the U.S. East Coast is likely to hit Sandy-battered areas of New York and New Jersey by Thursday, forecasters said on Sunday, warning that the nor’easter will have a greater impact than usual in the already devastated region. The National Weather Service (NWS) said the strengthening storm is expected to be off the coast of North Carolina by Wednesday morning before reaching the New Jersey [...]
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
241 PM EDT SUN OCT 28 2012
…AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS STORM TO IMPACT THE AREA…
SANDY IS EXPECTED TO SLAM INTO THE NEW JERSEY COAST LATER MONDAY
NIGHT, BRINGING VERY HEAVY RAIN AND DAMAGING WINDS TO THE REGION.
THE STORM IS A LARGE ONE, THEREFORE DO NOT FOCUS ON THE EXACT CENTER
OF THE STORM AS ALL AREAS WILL HAVE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS.
THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL TO [...]
… in 2009 the New York Times in their article titled “How Storms Can Trigger Earthquakes” supported the research of Eastern scientists, and as we can…
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October 27, 2012
Horrific Superstorm Targets US After Gulf Stream Collapse
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
An ominous report prepared by the Hydrometeorological Centre of Russia (HCR) on the “Frankenstorm” [...]
A storm delivering needed rain to the Atlantic Seaboard will have many faces ranging from urban flooding, to strong winds, unusual cold, heavy snow and power outages into Monday.
A strengthening storm is rolling up the Atlantic Coast with drenching rain.
For many areas, aside from spoiling outdoor plans, the rain is greatly needed with some locations from Washington, D.C. to Boston experiencing a rainfall deficit of 6 inches since March 1.
Four million Americans could be at risk from flooding due to rising sea levels, scientists warned today.
Researchers found people occupying a combined area larger than the state of Maryland could be at risk from a rise of just one metre – the projected sea level rise by the year 2100 made by many scientists and computer models.
Two new studies claim the risk is far greater than previously thought.
By 2030: The [...]
The National Weather Service forecast map for Alaska on Tuesday.
Alaska is facing a life threatening winter storm with near hurricane force winds, more than a foot of snow and severe coastal flooding, the National Weather Service says.
“This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm which will be one of the worst on record over the Bering Sea and the west coast,” NWS forecasters said in a bulletin Monday afternoon.
The storm [...]
The center of Tropical Storm Lee is very near the Louisiana coast, however its effects are being felt over a much larger area along the Gulf Coast.
Showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain will impact portions of LA, MS, AL and the FL Panhandle on Sunday. Isolated tornadoes will continue to be possible near the central Gulf Coast as well (see tornado watches/warnings).
In the very early morning hours of [...]
The first effects of Hurricane Irene are being felt across the Northeast on Sunday morning. The center of Irene will pass right over New York City by mid-late morning, driving storm surge into the south shore of Long Island, parts of New York Harbor, and the west end of Long Island Sound.
Strongest winds, occasionally gusting over 60 mph, will persist over Long Island first out of a southerly direction this [...]
Texas Gov. Rick Perry may have forgotten a thing or two about the Al Gore presidential campaign he helped lead in 1988.
In an interview with an Iowa radio station on Monday, the Republican presidential contender explained his role as the Gore campaign’s Texas chairman by saying that “this was Al Gore before he invented the Internet and got to be Mr. Global Warming.”
But in fact, global [...]