Heavy snow causes 104 flights to be cancelled in London and 2,400 homes without electricity in Northern Ireland.
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Home Fires One home structure fire was reported every 85 seconds in 2010. Most fatal fires kill one or two people. In 2010, 19 home fires killed five or more people. These 19 fires resulted in 101 deaths. In 2010, U.S. fire departments responded to 369,500 home structure fires. more »
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a Tsunami Warning for Indonesia, Philippines, Belau, YAP, Taiwan, Japan, Guam, N. Marianas and Papua New Guinea due to this morning's 7.9 earthquake in the Philippines region. A Tsunami Watch is in effect for Chuuk, Marcus Island, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Marshall Islands, Wake Islands, more »
The National Hurricane Center reported that tropical Storm Ileana has strengthened. The storm has maximum sustained winds near 60 mph with some higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Ileana could be a hurricane within the next two days. At 8:00 p.m. Ileana was more »
The Great ShakeOut began in Southern California in 2008 and has since spread to other states and other countries. Each drill is coordinated by regional organizations, which work together by sharing resources, best practices, and more. If you would like to participate but are not in one of these more »
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Since 2010, the Republicans have cut the federal firefighting budget by more than $200 million. The resources for fighting fires in Colorado are so bad that a delegation was formed by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R -3d CD), Rep. Cory Gardner (R-4th CD), and Rep, Mike Coffman (R-6th CD) more »
A few villages in Jabi, Setiu, were hit by flash floods due to continuous heavy rain from last night which caused Sungai Tok Dor and Sungai Selasih to burst their banks around 5 am today.
Thirty people from Kampung Tok Dor and Kampung Renek were evacuated around 7 am to temporary shelters, including Sekolah Kebangsaan Anak Ikan and the Kampung Renek market, when their homes were flooded by between one and two metres.
At least five people have died and thousands were affected in the first tropical storm to hit southern Mozambique since 1984.
A very strong 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit off the western coast of Northern Sumatra at 18:37 UTC today. No tsunami warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center but the local BMKG has called for a Tsunami Alert for parts of the country. There are no islands with hundreds of kilometers of the epicenter.
A bright fireball streaked over the southwestern United States in the early morning hours on January 1st. It was visible from Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. NASA’s All-Sky Fireball Network cameras recorded the fireball from multiple locations. An orbit calculated from the data shows that the fireball was a random more »
A new storm packing rain, bitter cold winds and snow could hit from the area of the Plains to the Upper Midwest next week. Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Mo., Kansas City, Mo, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Dallas, Texas should all take precautions. Travelers through the Plains and Upper Midwest more »
Japan on Wednesday restarted its first nuclear reactor since the Fukushima disaster in March, in a boost to its beleaguered atomic power industry faced with a deeply skeptical public. Power began flowing from the Genkai nuclear power plant reactor in the south of Japan, Kyushu Electric Power said, less than more »
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey today. Near the city of Van, at least two buildings callapsed and telephones lines jammed due to panic. Authorities are currently unable to assess the damage. The quake struck around 1:41 PM local time with a depth of 12.4 miles. The more »
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake hit south of San Antonio, Texas early Thursday morning. The earthquake rattled homes and caused faint tremors in downtown San Antonio. No injuries or major damage has been reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 4.6 earthquake hit at 7:24 A.M. in an area about 50 more »
The last of the central Texas residents in Bastrop, Texas have been given the 'all clear' and are allowed to return home after a devastating wild fire which killed two people, destroyed 1,600 homes and burned approximately 50,000 square miles. Officials say the wild fire is 75% contained. more »