RED ALERT FOR CHILE VOLCANO!!!
Chilean and Argentine officials have issued a red alert for the Copahue volcano bordering the two countries and ordered the evacuation of about 3,000 people.
The nearly 10,000ft (2,965m) volcano, which sits in the Andes cordillera, straddling Chile’s border with Argentina’s Neuquen province, has become increasingly active in recent times.
Argentine officials raised their alert level to red – after initially issuing a yellow alert – because of [...]
March 12, 2013
Super-sized aggressive mosquitoes with a ‘stabbing’ bite are set to be unleashed across Florida this summer, bringing misery for thousands of residents.
In what could have come from a B-list Hollywood film script, the floodwater mosquito is nearly 20 times its normal-sized cousins, can strike either day or night, its eggs can lie dormant for years – and the mosquito might even be tolerant to repellants. And it’s all thanks to [...]
From Alex Daley, Chief Technology Investment Strategist, Casey Research:
Water is not scarce. It is made up of the first- and third-most common elements in the universe, and the two readily react to form a highly stable compound that maintains its integrity even at temperature extremes.
Hydrologist Dr. Vincent Kotwicki, in his paper “Water in the Universe,” writes:
“Water appears to be one of the most abundant molecules in the Universe. It dominates [...]
Flood in Italy on Sunday, 11 November, 2012 at 18:36 (06:36 PM) UTC.
Floodwaters have drenched most of Venice and led to the evacuation of 200 people in Tuscany, as bad weather hit northern Italy. In Venice itself, heavy rains and winds from the south triggered “acqua alta” (high water) and 70 per cent of the city was flooded, with sea levels reaching a peak of 1.5 metres above normal before [...]
70 per cent of central Venice underwater today reaching 59 inches
Tourists waded through waters in wellington boots and donned swimwear
Iconic St Mark’s Square flooded leaving normally bustling square deserted
It may be known as the Floating City of love.
But romance was cast aside today as gondolas were swapped for wellington boots and swimwear.
High tides and heavy rain flooded Venice’s dry streets, leaving tourist hotspots virtually deserted.
Tourists chose to wade through the [...]
“More than 5,000 people have been cut off by landslides as more heavy rain and floods are forecast in southwestern Japan, where the death toll from torrential downpours has risen to 22. Television footage on Sunday showed troops loading relief material such as food, water and medical supplies into military helicopters to send them to mountainous areas in Yame, Fukuoka prefecture in northern Kyushu Island.”
Over 250,000 + people have been [...]
About 50,000 people have been ordered to evacuate their homes in the island of Kyushu, in south-western Japan, after heavy rains have caused mudslides, blocked roads and people trapped.
Six people have died due to the unprecedented flooding. “Particularly in Kumamoto and Oita prefectures, we are seeing the heaviest rain that (the region) has ever experienced,” according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
More than 17,000 households had been ordered to evacuate in [...]
MIAMI—Florida braced for as much as 25 inches of rain as Tropical Storm Debby lumbered toward the state’s northern Gulf Coast on Monday, already drenching the state with heavy rains, flooding low-lying areas and spawning tornadoes.
The storm’s projected path had been tough to pin down, and forecasters at one point thought it was headed for Texas. But on Monday, officials at the National Hurricane Center said Debby appeared to settle [...]
As fears grow over the Government’s plans to privatise Britain’s already battered roads, this picture shows just how hairy potholes can be in communist China.
As the driver of this minibus cruised through the city of Guilin, in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, the last thing he would have expected was drive headlong into a sinkhole.
Without warning, the 2m-deep pit opened up and engulfed his vehicle as he drove along [...]
Powerful thunderstorm causes Newark International Airport in New Jersey to decline arrivals until after 4.30 p.m and JFK and La Guardia Airport to advise passengers to expect delays of a minimum of 15 minutes
Logan International Airport in Boston also closed to incoming traffic under a Traffic Management Program
A storm in southern states is expected to eventually move southwest and the Georgia coast and northern Florida could see heavy rains
Temperatures set [...]
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A spring nor’easter along the East Coast on Sunday is expected to bring rain and heavy winds and even snow in some places as it strengthens into early Monday, a punctuation to a relatively dry stretch of weather for the Northeast.
The storm is atypical for April but not uncommon, said David Stark, a National Weather Servicemeteorologist in New York City, where 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches of [...]
BEIJING—A section of new high-speed rail line in central China has apparently collapsed two months before it was scheduled to go into use, in the latest blow to the nation’s already troubled high-speed rail ambitions.
The extent of the collapse wasn’t clear. The state-run Xinhua news agency and other local media said Monday that a 300-meter (almost 1,000-foot) section of a high-speed rail line intended to connect the Yangtze River [...]
Les Zaitz/The OregonianOverflowing Mill Creek flooded the state’s main motor pool in Salem on Airport Road today. Two tow trucks waded in, hauling out as many vehicles as possible as the water continued to rise.
Gov. John Kitzhaber declared a state of emergency this afternoon for Benton, Coos, Lincoln and Benton counties as flooding submerged swaths of the state, forcing evacuations, closing roads, downing trees and power lines and forcing emergency shelters to [...]
From Washington Times:
The National Park Service says it has no time frame for reopening the Washington Monument, which has been closed to the public since cracks appeared after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck the area on Aug. 23.
Park service officials said at a briefing Monday that engineers are continuing their work on a complete exterior survey of the 555-foot structure.
“Our primary goal is expediting the reopening of the monument to [...]
By Tony Barboza and Sam Quinones, Los Angeles TimesSeptember 11, 2011
A Southern California heat wave ended with a bang Saturday as erratic thunderstorms whipped across the region, dropping quarter-size hailstones, flooding roadways and igniting dozens of small fires with lightning strikes.
The brunt of the high winds and heavy rains moved out of the area and into Kern County by the end of the day, but unpredictable [...]
??Cars drive through high water on Route 50 in Cheverly, Md., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. As the leftovers from Tropical Storm Lee brought welcome wet weather to farmers in the Southeast, many areas of the East Coast were getting soaked, bringing new concerns about flooding. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
WINDHAM, N.Y. — Drenched and dispirited, East Coast residents recovering from Hurricane Irene were stuck under the chugging [...]
Almost a dozen New England towns were rendered virtual islands Monday as floodwaters from the remnants of Hurricane Irene reshaped parts of Vermont and upstate New York, turning placid rivers into raging torrents and some streets into treacherous mud bogs.
Hundreds of roads remained closed, dozens of bridges were gone and entire towns were cut off from assistance in the worst flooding some areas have seen [...]
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Roche Percee was inundated after water from two dams came flooding over dikes on Sunday. ((Courtesy Christina Turnbull))
The mayor of a flood-ravaged Saskatchewan village says he and other residents evacuated from their homes earlier this week have been hit by looters.
“They’re taking my stuff and destroying my stuff and my friends and neighbours’ stuff,” said Roche Percee Mayor Reg Jahn.
Most residents of the village of 150 [...]
MINOT, N.D. – North Dakota authorities expanded an evacuation order Thursday for the state’s fourth-largest city, citing danger from the rising Souris River.
It wasn’t immediately clear how many residents were affected. National Guard Capt. Dan Murphy said officials were still examining maps and planned to release more information later.
“The bottom line is they’re just trying to get everybody out of the area where they think [...]
At the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, a robot sent into the building housing Reactor No. 1 on Saturday detected the highest levels of radiation measured since the crisis began on March 11.
According to the Japan Times, The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) reported that radiation levels in the air around Reactor 1 were at 4000 millisieverts per hour, an exposure level equivalent to approximately 40,000 chest x-rays. TEPCO says it [...]
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Violent weather swept across the Eastern seaboard overnight, dropping heavy rains that flooded towns from New England to Georgia, knocking out power and killing at least three people in the Atlanta area.
Intense thunderstorms stalled over central Vermont, pushing rivers over their banks and ripping up streets. About 200 people were forced from their homes.
LUBBOCK, Texas (Reuters) – Gale-force winds whipped flames from a stubborn wildfire in West Texas out of deep mountain canyons and back in the direction of populated areas on Tuesday, prompting an evacuation of some nearby homes.
The renewed threat to dwellings outside Fort Davis, about 420 miles west of Austin, the state capital, marked the day’s most menacing front among about 10 wildfires blazing across [...]
Police in Poplar Bluff, Mo., ordered the evacuation of some 1,000 residents amid concerns the town levee could breach at any time.
On Monday, water from the rain-swollen Black River was already pouring over the top of the levee, threatening about 500 homes in the town of 17,000 people about 150 miles southwest of St. Louis.
“Once it tops it and flows over it, all indications are that it could breach [...]