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  • Major hailstorm in Bogota, Colombia affects 900 (two feet!)

    03/27/2015 7:44:08 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 14 replies ^ | 24MAR2015 | Staff Writer
    Major hailstorm in Bogota, the capital city of Colombia covered the area with a 24-inch layer of icy snow affecting lives of around 900 people. More than 900 people have been affected by recent hailstorm in Fraguita, Antonio Narińo and Restrepo in the southern part of the city, El Espectador quoted Fire Department as saying. According to The Colombia Reporters, the excessive hail caused a number of emergencies across the city. Bogota Disaster Rick and Prevention unit confirmed that no victims were identified. However, several people were rescued from the collapsed roofs. Relief agencies have provided assistance such as hygiene...
  • Jerusalem mayor plans to close off city ahead of snow

    01/06/2015 8:00:05 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 5 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 5JAN2015 | STUART WINER AND LAZAR BERMAN
    Nir Barkat hopes to preempt last year’s chaos when drivers were stranded, calls for residents to take responsibility for their own homes As sunny skies threatened to turn into a massive snow squall, Jerusalem’s mayor ordered Monday that roads be closed hours before an expected heavy snow storm wallops the city Wednesday Speaking at a press conference from the municipality’s snow preparedness center, Nir Barkat said roads leading in and out of the capital would be blocked to traffic to prevent a repeat of 2013’s massive snowstorm, when hundreds of cars were trapped in drifts along main highways. The police,...
  • 155,000 People Are Without Power In San Francisco

    12/11/2014 10:23:38 AM PST · by blam · 68 replies
    BI-AP ^ | Natasha Bertrand
    Natasha Bertrand December 11, 2014PG&E is reporting that 155,000 customers are without power in San Francisco after a massive storm hit Northern California early Thursday morning and fried a Civic Center substation. Officials are preparing for the possibility of debris slides and tidal waves as a result of the storm. As much as 8 inches of rain could fall over 24 hours, and up to 2 feet of snow is expected to blanket Sierra Nevada ski resorts. Heavy rain is long overdue in California, which has been suffering from one of its most severe droughts on record. The storm, which...
  • STORM OF CENTURY: Britain to be smashed by hurricane-force wind and SIX-STOREY waves

    12/09/2014 11:54:01 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 98 replies ^ | December 9, 2014 |
    The deepest and most powerful low pressure system for A CENTURY is currently hurtling towards the west coast where mammoth 50-ft waves threaten mayhem. While waves the height of six-storey buildings are believed to be forming in the North Atlantic, according to the BBC. These terrifying images show a gigantic sea swell on a direct collision course with Britain with landfall expected to hit tonight and through tomorrow.
  • Hurricane-Force Winds, Torrential Rain Forecast For What Could Be Storm Of The Decade

    12/09/2014 11:46:34 AM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Brandon Mercer
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Sustained winds at or near hurricane strength in the highest elevations with gusts exceeding 100 miles per hour across the Sierra summit are forecast for Thursday, with Bay Area winds easily gusting past 50 miles per hour in urban areas and 70-80 miles per hour in the local mountains and hills in what could be the storm of the decade. Computer models are able to break down the exact time of highest danger. By mid-morning Thursday, models indicate winds peaking. Along the coast, 60 mile per hour winds are forecast, with higher gusts.
  • Intense storm headed to Alaska's Aleutian Islands

    11/07/2014 6:18:31 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 42 replies
    MSN | AP ^ | 11/7/14 | Rachel D'oro
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An explosive storm surpassing the intensity of 2012's Superstorm Sandy is expected to reach Alaska's western Aleutian Islands over the weekend and bring unseasonably frigid temperatures to much of the U.S. next week, weather forecasters said Thursday. ...[snip]... The storm potentially could be one of the most intensive to ever hit the North Pacific, weather service forecaster Brian Hurley said. The Coast Guard and Alaska state emergency responders were keeping a close eye on its strength. The system is expected to push cold air into much of the lower 48 states next week, forecaster Bob Oravec said....
  • September 8, 1900: When a hurricane changed history

    09/08/2014 6:08:29 AM PDT · by eastforker · 29 replies
    KPRC ^ | 9/8/2014 | Bill Read
    In 1900 Galveston was the largest and fastest growing city in Texas. Prospects were bright for the shining city by the sea. The port was important and growing as both exports and imports were rising rapidly with the move westward in America. Houston, on the other hand, was a smaller city still trying to find the path to destiny. The 1900 hurricane season had been unusually quiet through most of August – no storms at all in the Atlantic or Gulf. In late August a disturbance moved into the Atlantic from Africa and began its trek to the west. The...
  • Tropical Storms Bear Down On Mexico From Both Coasts

    09/02/2014 11:56:02 AM PDT · by thackney · 12 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | Sep 2, 2014 | Reuters
    Two separate tropical storms closed in on Mexico from both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans on Tuesday, risking a double hit on the country a year after a pair of storms converged to cause major flooding that killed over 100 people. Tropical Storm Dolly, which formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico early Tuesday, is likely to strengthen slightly in the next 24 hours until it reaches the mainland, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. The severe weather has already forced the closure of two of the major crude oil export terminals used by Mexican state-run oil company Pemex....
  • Switzerland: Muslim Protesters Attempt to Storm Synagogue

    08/20/2014 2:09:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/8/14 | Ari Soffer
    Muslim anti-Israel demonstrators attempted to force their way into a synagogue in Switzerland, the latest in a string of attacks on synagogues in Europe. The protest took place on Saturday, during the Jewish Sabbath, in front of the Beth Yaakov, or Grande, Synagogue in Geneva, according to JTA. The Intercommunity Coordination Against Anti-Semitism and Defamation watchdog organization (CICAD) reported that a Muslim woman wearing a niqab (veil) first attempted to enter the place of worship while waving a PLO flag and holding a placard saying "Every synagogue is an Israeli embassy" on Saturday morning but was prevented from doing so....
  • PROTESTERS STORM GOVERNOR’S ST. LOUIS OFFICE – Demand Removal of National Guard in #Ferguson

    08/18/2014 3:25:07 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 252 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/18/14 | Jim Hoft
    PROTESTERS STORM GOVERNOR’S ST. LOUIS OFFICE – Demand Removal of National Guard in #Ferguson
  • TCM Movie today "The Mortal Storm" with Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullivan

    07/29/2014 1:14:45 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 17 replies
    Turner Classic Movies | July 29, 2014 | TCM Movie
    Great movie on today, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 9 AM central time. "The Mortal Storm" with Jimmy Stewart, Margaret Sullivan, and Robert Young. Takes place in pre WWII Europe. An Austrian farmer (Jimmy Stewart) and a professor's daughter (Margaret Sullivan) flee Nazi Germany on skis. Shows what can happen when political correctness takes over a society. Great movie. Set you DVR before you go to work.
  • Watch: Police Knock Arab MK to the Ground

    07/22/2014 12:46:46 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    Police have been showing less patience for extremist Arab MKs' antics lately, MK Mohammed Barakeh (Hadash) learned Monday in Nazareth when he attempted to storm the local police station. The video shows Barakeh, who has been inolved in numerous scuffles with authorities over the years, trying to storm the Nazareth police station together with an Arab mob. The police form a wall and push the crowd back, and Barakeh eventually finds himself on the ground. Police arrested two of Barakeh's sons, and 21 other citizens, following the large scale demonstration in Nazareth on Monday, which was attended by thousands. The...
  • Hurricane Arthur Scythes Through Outer Banks of North Carolina

    07/04/2014 6:26:41 AM PDT · by thackney · 21 replies
    Reuters via Rig Zone ^ | July 04, 2014 | Chris Keane|
    The first hurricane of the Atlantic season has hit the North Carolina coast, a wet and windy spoiler of the July Fourth holiday for thousands of Americans as authorities ordered them to evacuate exposed areas. Hurricane Arthur crossed the coast near Cape Lookout at the southern end of North Carolina's Outer Banks at 11:15 p.m. EDT (0315 GMT) on Thursday, with maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour (160 kph). This earned it Category 2 status on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane intensity, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Moving northeast at 22 mph (35.6 kph), Arthur is...
  • Destruction Captured Live by Drone

    04/29/2014 7:46:52 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 9 replies
    Well well..who's got the stick on this one??!!!!
  • 'APOCALYPTIC': Storm Brigid rages towards UK bringing 150MPH KILLER winds, rain and SNOW

    01/31/2014 11:05:29 PM PST · by Errant · 75 replies
    Express ^ | 31 January 2014 | Nathan Rao
    The entire country faces at least three days of torrential downpours, savage 150mph gales and weeks of relentless flood misery. Storm Brigid is expected to first hit UK shores later this afternoon before the full force of the onslaught rips into the country tomorrow. Experts say it threatens to cause destruction on a par with the ferocious October St Jude’s Day Storm and subsequent Storm Emily which hit in December.
  • Chick-fil-A gives free food to motorists stranded in Southern snowstorm

    01/29/2014 12:51:54 PM PST · by Liz · 18 replies ^ | 1/29/14 | TODD STARNES
    Motorists stranded on Highway 280, Birmingham, Ala, found food and shelter thanks to the kindness and generosity of Chick-fil-A owner, Mark Meadows. Founded by a Christian family, it’s no secret that the business is run on biblical values. Once Chick-Fil-a determined that stranded drivers, stuck in their cars for nearly seven hours, went without food or water, the Chick-fil-A staff went into action, cooking several hundred sandwiches then braving the icy storm to hand out the sandwiches. Chick-Fil-a staffers braved the falling snow and ice, slipping and sliding, as they offered their famous hot juicy chicken breasts tucked between two...
  • Lightning breaks finger off Christ statue [Rio de Janeiro]

    01/17/2014 8:57:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 17, 2014 | 6:47pm
    Lightning has broken a finger off the right hand of Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. Father Omar, rector of the shrine that holds the statue, told the Globo radio station that lightning frequently strikes the nearly 100-foot tall statue, a symbol of Rio that overlooks the Brazilian city from the peak of the Corcovado mountain. Its right hand had been damaged sometime ago, but the finger finally broke off in a storm late Thursday.
  • G3 Geomagnetic Storm Incoming

    01/09/2014 5:16:36 AM PST · by Paul R. · 16 replies
    NWS/NOAA ^ | 1/9/2014 | NWS
    2014-01-09 12:36 UTC Awaiting CME Arrival The ongoing Solar Radiation Storm peaked briefly just above the S3 (Strong) threshold but is now in decay and currently at S2 (Moderate) levels. Enhancement back across the S3 level is possible with the anticipated coronal mass ejection (CME) arrival. The CME, originally expected to arrive around 0800 UTC (3:00 a.m. EST) today, January 9, is now slightly overdue. However, pre-arrival signatures from EPAM data on the ACE spacecraft still show this transient en route. G3 (Strong) Geomagnetic Storm activity is still expected on January 9 and 10. Updates here as this event unfolds.
  • Michigan, Upper Midwest Potentially Dangerous Weather

    01/04/2014 5:07:30 PM PST · by madison10 · 62 replies ^ | Saturday, January 4, 2014 | US Government (NOAA)
  • Residents brace for winter storm expected to wallop Northeast (Live Thread, weather reports

    01/02/2014 4:04:50 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 126 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 02, 2014
    Northeast residents are bracing for a cold welcome to 2014 due to a winter storm predicted to bring snow and frigid temperatures across much of the region. Though snow began falling overnight in parts of New England and New York, forecasters say the full storm would not hit until later Thursday. As much as a foot of snow or more was forecast for some areas overnight Thursday into Friday, and temperatures were expected to plummet, with some areas seeing highs just above zero, the National Weather Service said. "There will be travel problems," said Hugh Johnson, a National Weather Service...
  • Hold on to Your Hats in Poland!

    12/27/2013 7:30:35 AM PST · by albasun · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 27.12.2013
    A strong wind blew away from the road a man in the vicinity of Zakopane. - I thought that flew into the abyss and never will be at gathering - says the daughter of the man.  Just how strong was the element, you can see the video from the camera car is stated by tourists returning from the mountains. - Jesus Maria! Father flew! - We hear on the recording.Read more and watch at
  • Heaviest snowstorm since 1953 hits Israel

    12/12/2013 7:27:17 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 56 replies
    European Jewish Press ^ | 12DEC2013 | EJP Staff Writer
    JERUSALEM (EJP)---The heaviest winter snowstorm in December since 1953 hit Israel, including Jerusalem, Wednesday night and Thursday, prompting school closures and blocking access routes to the Israeli capital. The stormy weather was expected to persist into the weekend, with snow reaching elevated areas as far south as the Negev Desert on Friday. Snow began falling on Mount Hermon in the north. Snow is expected later in the week in areas of northern Israel and the Galilee, as well as in high elevations in central Israel. The Jerusalem municipality sent out an alert that school studies in the capital were canceled....
  • Thanksgiving Eve nor’easter now looks certain to make holiday travel a nightmare

    11/25/2013 7:49:08 PM PST · by metmom · 41 replies
    Quartz ^ | November 24, 2013 | Eric Holthaus
    Quartz meteorologist Eric Holthaus answered your questions about the Thanksgiving Eve storm, how it will affect holiday travel, and more. The video above is an archive of the chat. His original piece is below. It looks increasingly certain that a major storm will hit the eastern half of the United States on the day before Thanksgiving, the busiest travel day of the year. But here’s the twist: Don’t expect a white Thanksgiving in New York, Boston, or other big cities. Along the coast, the tempest will manifest itself more like a tropical storm than a snowy nor’easter. That means a...
  • Typhoon Haiyan: Desperation triggers anarchy in storm-devastated areas

    11/13/2013 6:58:21 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 53 replies
    World News on ^ | November 13, 2013 | Eric Baculinao, F Brinley Bruton, Courney Kube
    Desperation triggered anarchy in communities flattened by Typhoon Haiyan as survivors of one of the most violent storms ever to hit land struggled to find food, clean water and medicine Wednesday ....[snip].... ANC Television said security forces exchanged fire with armed men amid widespread looting of shops and warehouses for food, water and other supplies
  • Typhoon Haiyan makes Sandy, Katrina look like weak cousins

    11/08/2013 1:02:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/08/2013 | Michael Muskal
    What may be the fiercest typhoon in recorded history smashed into the Philippines early Friday morning, carrying winds that make Superstorm Sandy look like a weak relative. Even Hurricane Katrina, the modern measure of nature’s disastrous force on the United States, pales when compared to the punch and expected devastation from Typhoon Haiyan. According to the latest report, Haiyan, also known as Yolanda in the Philippines, was packing winds in excess of 200 mph as it homed in on the island nation in the western Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center said maximum sustained winds in the...
  • MEGASTORM: Devastating 100mph winds to bring 48 hours of ‘utter hell’ THIS weekend

    10/26/2013 7:00:47 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 55 replies ^ | October 26, 2013 | Nathan Rao
    The Met Office last night extended a severe weather warning, amid fears of hurricane-force winds of up to 100mph. Forecaster Dan Williams said a “very serious situation” could trigger widespread destruction tomorrow going into Monday. He urged against nonessential travel, saying: “We are looking at a very severe storm to hit the UK.” The Government forecasters have not ruled out issuing a very rare red “take action” warning – reserved for the worst maximum severity storms – today or tomorrow.
  • Got an extra cow? SD needs your help

    10/18/2013 9:07:15 AM PDT · by Reese Hamm · 9 replies
    Cache Valley Daily (Utah) ^ | 10/18/2013 | Troy Wilde
    SALT LAKE CITY - Can ranchers and farmers in Utah or other states spare a cow? It's a question being asked at the Montana Farmers Union convention - and on social media - in an effort to get quality animals to beginning and small ranch operations in South Dakota hit by winter storm Atlas.
  • Kerry cancels stop in Philippines because of storm

    10/10/2013 12:21:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 10, 2013 3:17 AM EDT | Matthew Lee
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that he has canceled a scheduled trip to the Philippines due to the threat posed by tropical storm Nari. Forecasters say the storm could strike the northern Philippines as a typhoon as early as Friday, bringing strong winds and heavy rains. …
  • Active list of closed roads in Louisville due to flooding

    10/06/2013 7:26:20 AM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 1 replies
    WHAS 11 News ^ | October 6, 2013 | staff
    With almost six inches of rain over the last 24 hours there were many evacuations and rescues from the flooding. Fire and Rescue units report 250 assists (temporary assistance from one place to another) and 12 rescues (involves boats and other equipment to extricate from high water) from the flooding with 84 evacuations. The American Red Cross continues to keep their shelter open at Atherton High School and Greater Faith Missionary Church is also assisting the community with a shelter. With 1000 calls made into MetroSafe from 10pm until 2am our volume has dropped to less than half of that...
  • St. Tammany Parish ceases its emergency operations for Karen (stand down - top gusts - 40mph)

    10/06/2013 6:43:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 10/06/13
    **SNIP** "Due to the downgrade of Tropical Storm Karen to a tropical depression, and the discontinuation of all watches and warnings for St. Tammany Parish, the parish Emergency Operations Center will stand down. The parish's EOC staff and our partner agencies have ceased operations and they, along with the parish president, would like to thank the citizens of St. Tammany Parish for their cooperation during this event."
  • ( Snow ) Storm paralyzes city of Sturgis, residents urged to stay home ( SD )

    10/05/2013 8:10:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Meade County Times-Tribune ^ | October 05, 2013 | Deb Holland
    Heidi Mayer Kruse has lived in Fargo, N.D. and eastern South Dakota, but she says she has never experienced a storm such as the one that buried their Blucksberg-addition home Friday. "It's chest deep consistently over our driveway," she said. Kruse and her family were without power most of Friday and into Saturday. "It was 39 degrees in our living room before power came back on this morning," Kruse said Saturday... Kruse, like many of her neighbors in the subdivision south of Sturgis, is amazed at the ferocity of the storm. "Having lived in areas that experience rough winters, I...
  • Calm Before the Storm

    09/20/2013 7:14:17 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    The National Review ^ | 9-20-2013 | Jonathan Strong
    On the surface, the House GOP was in pep-rally mode as they headed into one of their most serious conflicts with President Obama since Republicans took the House in 2010. Lawmakers have been bragging about the unity behind closed doors since Speaker John Boehner embraced the strategy of trying to defund Obamacare through the government-funding bill. And at a rally after the vote, dozens of lawmakers cheered lustily as Majority Leader Eric Cantor delivered a remarkably political speech that specifically targeted a series of vulnerable Senate Democrats up for reelection. Underneath the surface, the same fault lines are still there...
  • Emergency officials urge residents to monitor TS [Tropical Storm] Flossie

    07/26/2013 8:19:10 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Friday, July 26, 2013 | KGMB and KHNL
    The Department of Emergency Management advises residents to follow the progress of Tropical Storm Flossie as it approaches Hawaii. The National Weather Service Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu advised the Department of Emergency Management this afternoon that on its present track Tropical Storm Flossie may bring strong winds and torrential rains and possible flooding early next week.  Tropical Storm Flossie is anticipated to cross the 140° longitude and into Hawaiian Waters around noon Saturday. Posted: Jul 26, 2013 4:41 PM HST Updated: Jul 26, 2013 4:41 PM HST
  • Storm rips through Las Vegas, causing floods, power outages

    07/20/2013 9:29:12 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 22 replies
    latimes ^ | July 20, 2013 | James Rainey
    <p>A powerful thunderstorm blasted through Las Vegas and nearby communities Friday evening, flooding streets, toppling trees and trapping tourists inside casinos.</p> <p>Torrential rains and 70-mph winds also knocked out power in more than a dozen locations, including Primm, the town that sits on Interstate 15 at the California-Nevada border.</p>
  • Zimmerman verdict: Protesters storm Wal-Mart in Crenshaw area

    07/15/2013 9:51:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 7/15/13 | Ruben Vives, Andrew Blankdstein and Robert J. Lopez
    People protesting George Zimmerman's acquittal marched along Crenshaw Boulevard on Monday night, stomping on cars, chasing bystanders and storming a Wal-Mart. Several protesters made their way into the Wal-Mart as guards scrambled to close security gates. A short while later, Los Angeles Police Department officers wearing helmets and carrying batons swarmed the store as others marched through the parking lot. The LAPD declared a tactical alert about 9 p.m., which means that off-duty officers can be held on duty when their shifts end and may respond only to high-priority calls. The LAPD arrested at least one person but vowed to...
  • Severe storms result in outages, blocked roadways in SW Cochise County

    07/10/2013 6:56:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Southwest Cochise County was hammered by hurricane-level winds and torrential rains after several powerful storm systems moved through the area Tuesday night. Rainfall measuring more than five inches has been reported in the hardest hit areas, mostly contained to an area in and around Palominas, leaving many roadways obstructed. Crews with the Cochise County Highway and Floodplain Department have been working throughout the night to clear roadways quickly before tonight’s anticipated continuation of the storms. “If it rains tonight it’s going to get a whole lot worse,” said Ron Ellis, operations manager for the Highway and Floodplain...
  • Storm heading right at Waco

    05/20/2013 7:41:24 PM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 28 replies
    Anyone in Waco see the mean looking storm heading right for Waco?

    05/20/2013 4:54:37 PM PDT · by stockpirate · 483 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 5/20/2013 | Fox News
  • Sequestration strikes again!

    03/23/2013 1:59:42 AM PDT · by Keli Kilohana · 8 replies
    Zarr Chasm Chronicle | 3/23/13 | Keli Kilohana
    Due to sequestration, the snow storm scheduled for the mid-Atlantic states on Sunday night has had to be cancelled.

    03/02/2013 6:22:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 03/01/2013 | Becket Adams
    Screen grab.Noted hedge fund manager Stan Druckenmiller, 59, on Friday warned that the U.S. economy is headed for a “storm” that could prove to be far worse than the financial meltdown of 2008.But first, if you’re not familiar with his name, here’s what you need to know: He’s one of the most respected and successful hedge fund managers in the past 30 years.Obviously, you don’t achieve that type of success (or notoriety) on Wall Street by running your mouth. That being said, if Druckenmiller, a former partner of billionaire liberal philanthropist George Soros, is predicting serious economic trouble for the...
  • FEMA asks neighbors to help one another as storm blasts Northeast

    02/09/2013 2:48:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/09/13 | Justin Sink
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency is asking those affected by Snowstorm Nemo to check on their neighbors and follow the direction of local officials as the Northeast corridor begins to dig out from under the massive blizzard. "Everyone has a role to play in the response to this winter storm," said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate in a statement released Saturday morning. "Follow the direction of your state, local and tribal officials, and if you are told to stay off the roads, stay home, and when it is safe, check on your neighbors or friends nearby who may need assistance or...
  • Georgia FReepers Please Check In

    01/30/2013 7:24:34 PM PST · by NoGrayZone · 23 replies
    1/30/13 | me
    Anyone have a GA ping list? Like to know our fellow GA FReepers are okay. All of you were kind enough to do it for us Sandy Freepers, thought I'd return the favor. Seems like that storm is heading our way. Cold meets warm....NOT good. Saw the damage.
  • Schumer urges weather agency to keep Sandy labeled a tropical storm (insurance purposes)

    11/11/2012 3:28:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/12 | Zack Colman
    Schumer urges weather agency to keep Sandy labeled a tropical stormBy Zack Colman - 11/11/12 04:23 PM ET Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is urging the federal weather agency to avoid labeling super-storm Sandy a hurricane because doing so would raise insurance deductibles. Schumer sent a letter Sunday to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and insurance companies warning that classifying Sandy as a hurricane could boost deductibles to $20,000, compared with $1,000 for a tropical storm. Schumer says insurers are seeking to have Sandy labeled a hurricane to cut their losses from the devastating natural disaster. “Today, we’ve sent...
  • East Coast Relief

    11/09/2012 9:31:04 AM PST · by SMARTY · 28 replies
    11-9-12 | Me
    This is really something. Americans rush massive and instantaneous aid to countries across the globe in a disaster situation. THEY get assistance almost overnight. Why not our own people on the coast?
  • Winter Storm Athena batters the Northeast; Brutus takes aim at Montana

    11/08/2012 2:33:13 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 18 replies
    Dr. J's Wunder Blog ^ | November 08, 2012 | Dr. Jeff Masters
    "I am waiting for the locusts and pestilence next,” said New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at a press conference on Wednesday, after Winter Storm Athena punished New Jersey with heavy snows, high winds, and a 3-foot storm surge. The storm brought unexpectedly high snowfall amounts along a swath from Central New Jersey northeastwards across Southeast New York, Long Island, Connecticut, and South Central Massachusetts. The 4.7" of snow that fell at New York City's Central Park was the city's earliest 4-inch snowfall on record. Right on the heels of Winter Storm Athena comes Winter Storm Brutus--a powerful low pressure system...
  • N.J. fears new storm; Philly could see snow (65 mph winds)

    11/06/2012 2:19:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Philly ^ | 11/05/12 | Anthony R. Wood
    N.J. fears new storm; Philly could see snowBy Anthony R. Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER November 05, 2012 Unless the computer models are clueless or decide to have a radical change of heart, the Jersey Shore almost certainly is going to get exactly what it doesn't need this week: Another siege of powerful, sand-removing onshore winds, perhaps up to 65 m.p.h. That a potent, winterlike storm - perhaps strong enough to generate snows as far south and east as Philadelphia - will approach the region on Wednesday is looking more and more likely. Although storm surges and wave heights would not...
  • Misery for 2.5 million STILL without power after 6 days - lawlessness, fear take over New York

    11/04/2012 8:56:52 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 128 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Saturday, November 3, 2012 | Rachel Rickard Straus and Snejana Farberov
    o Residents claim they are the 'forgotten victims' of Sandy o Also say that lack of power and law enforcement means more looting and violent crime o Those in stricken areas stockpiling weapons like kitchen knives, machetes, and bats to protect themselves o Coney Island residents say they are forced to 'scavenge for food like animals' o Power unlikely to be returned to Brooklyn, Queen's and Staten Island until sometime next week Almost one week after superstorm Sandy struck the East Coast with its ferocious force, power was still out to some 2.5 million customers due to damages, down from...
  • Here we go again: another Nor'easter possible for Election Day. . .

    11/02/2012 1:44:36 AM PDT · by Salgak · 26 replies
    WTOP News Radio ^ | Thursday - 11/1/2012, 10:59pm ET | Seth Borenstein
    The National Weather Service's forecast center in College Park, Md., which watches winter storms, put out a long-range notice Thursday saying a nor'easter was possible for mid-Atlantic and New England states by Election Day through next Thursday. Forecaster Bruce Sullivan said it wouldn't be as bad as Superstorm Sandy and isn't tropical. But it could include snow in interior New England and New York, beach erosion and high winds for areas hit by Sandy and moderate or heavier rainfall. Winds could be about 30 to 40 mph. "I wouldn't get too alarmed yet," Sullivan said. "But it's something we're going...
  • Sandy power outages could last another 10 days; new winter storm builds (NYC, Long Island, and NJ)

    11/01/2012 6:15:34 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 53 replies
    MSNBC News ^ | November 1, 2012 | Miguel Llanos
    Hundreds of thousands of people in New York City, Long Island and New Jersey may not have power restored for up to 10 more days, officials warned Thursday. Meanwhile, weather forecasters said a winter storm could hit the Northeast next week. In New York City,  the utility ConEd said the 228,000 customers in Manhattan still without power should have it back by Saturday, but that would leave more than 400,000 elsewhere potentially in the dark beyond Saturday.In a statement Thursday, ConEd said it hoped the vast majority of those would have power by Nov. 11. | The areas taking the...
  • O'Malley orders Marylanders off roads, warns deaths will occur(shuts down state for light rain)

    10/31/2012 1:02:40 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 22 replies
    Baltimore Business Journal ^ | October 29, 2012, | Ryan Sharrow
    Gov. Martin O’Malley called Hurricane Sandy a “violent storm” and ordered Marylanders off roads and highways because deaths may occur. Sandy is expected to bring wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour and dump as much as eight inches of rain between Monday and Wednesday — making it one of the most powerful storms in Maryland in recent memory. O'Malley said the storm will be "unlike any storm we've had to weather." “Hurricane Sandy is going to come over Maryland, she’s going to sit on top of Maryland and beat on Maryland for a good 24 to 36...