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  • A Dam In Laos Burst Causing Severe Flash Flooding

    Luckily people moved to higher ground and there are no reports of injuries or deaths. An under construction Nam Ao Hydropower Project in Phaxay district, Xieng Khuang Province of Laos burst on September 11, 2017, causing severe flash flooding
  • Hillary Clinton tells her side of what happened during the 2016 election at a sold out event in dc

    09/20/2017 1:41:13 AM PDT · by definitelynotaliberal · 38 replies
    Circa ^ | 09.18.2017 | Alix Hines
    Hillary Clinton is telling her side of what happened during the 2016 election at a Washington, D.C., event aimed at promoting her new memoir "What Happened." According to the event page, the memoir focuses on "Hillary's experience as a woman in politics." In addition, the memoir "reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history." During an interview on Monday with NPR's Terry Gross, Clinton said she wouldn't rule out questioning the legitimacy of the 2016 election if new information surfaced about Russian interference. She, however, said there may not...
  • CONSUMER WISE: How to spot a flood damaged vehicle

    09/19/2017 9:50:29 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 38 replies ^ | September 19, 2017 | Angie Moreschi
    "After major hurricanes like Irma and Harvey, consumers looking to buy a used car need to beware of flood-damaged vehicles.It's estimated more than a half-million will hit the market in coming months.( emphasis mine) "There is a racket out there where people will buy these cars cheap from the auction, re-do them, and then try to pass them off as a reliable clean car," Toyota of Tampa Bay Service Director Gregg Willard said. "As a dealer, I'm very worried, so as a consumer, you should definitely be worried." Signs of Trouble Inside "Trust your nose," Willard said. "If you smell...
  • Swiss ski resorts wake up to September snow

    09/18/2017 4:27:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies ^ | 18 September 2017 10:13 CEST+02:00
    It appears the summer hiking season may be over for another year, as many Swiss alpine resorts saw fresh snow over the weekend. A cold front saw temperatures fall last week and over the weekend, with many places in the lowlands experiencing ground frost. With the snow level dropping to 1,500m and heavy precipitation in many parts, on Monday many alpine resorts woke up to fresh snow on the ground. “Winter is coming, how to resist?” tweeted Verbier, its webcam pictures looking distinctly wintry. Laax, St. Moritz, the Jungfrau region and Crans-Montana were among the other resorts whose webcams showed...
  • John Kerry to lead climate change conference at Yale

    09/17/2017 4:24:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 17, 2017 6:06 PM EDT
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry is leading a conference on climate change this week at Yale University. The two-day conference that begins Monday on the Ivy League campus will feature speakers including General Electric Chairman Jeffrey Immelt, World Bank President Jim Kim and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. …
  • Two New Storms Forming in the Atlantic, Might be Headed to United States

    09/14/2017 4:28:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 | CHUCK STROUSE
    The National Hurricane Center is reporting that two new storm systems are forming in the far eastern Atlantic. While they are far from Miami, both show a 70 percent probability of becoming tropical depressions within five days. The NHC is predicting a more southerly track for the pair than Hurricane Jose, which seems to be headed into the Atlantic, far from our Irma-battered shores. For Jose, it should be noted, according to the hurricane center, that "there is a fair bit of spread in the global models....which does not give me a lot of confidence in the long-term track forecast."...
  • Hurricane Jose May Wander Off the U.S. Coast For Over a Week

    09/13/2017 10:38:16 AM PDT · by metmom · 41 replies
    Weather Underground ^ | Sept 13, 2017 | Jeff Masters
    Hurricane Jose is continuing its leisurely loop over the waters a few hundred miles north of Puerto Rico, and is not expected to threaten any land areas this week. The latest computer models now say that Jose may be with us a very long time--at least another week. Jose may be a landfall threat next week for the U.S. East Coast or Canada, but that is too far in the future to make a reliable forecast. Bermuda is near the edge of Jose’s 5-day cone of uncertainty, and residents of that island should monitor the storm. snip Jose is under...
  • After insults from Trump, Mexico rescinds offer of hurricane relief

    09/11/2017 9:52:49 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 49 replies
    Shareblue ^ | September 11, 2017 | Alison R. Parker
    As that massive storm battered Texas and other parts of the South, Mexico’s foreign minister reached out to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to offer assistance with the recovery efforts — something the nation also did following Hurricane Katrina. It was a gracious and humane gesture from a country that has received nothing but crude invective from Trump. And of course, Trump responded to the offer not with thanks and gratitude, but with zero acknowledgment of it at all as he unleashed more racist garbage about Mexico. And now, following that treatment and with its own natural disasters to contend with,...
  • Fox News Reporter Getting Sonned By A Man On The Street About Hurricane Irma Has People Cracking Up

    09/11/2017 8:33:12 AM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 68 replies
    BET ^ | 9/10/17
    Video at link. We already know it. Fox News and its employees aren’t the smartest bunch, and perhaps that was best put on full display today when the network was attempting to cover Hurricane Irma. This morning (September 10), A reporter from the network, who was in Miami Beach letting people know what he was experiencing, decided to walk up to a man who is presumably a resident of the area. He then asked the man in weird question form about the storm and the “risk to his own safety.” A sonning then ensued. The man replied that actually, according...
  • Hurricane Harvey Recovery aided by 'nice weather'

    09/11/2017 5:06:41 AM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    NOAA Forecast - Houston, TX - Hobby Airport ^ | 11-Sept-2017 | Vanity based on NOAA forecast
    The current Weather Forecast for Houston as well as other areas impacted by flooding remains very dry. There is a 'chance' for rain (20%) at the end of the forecast period (Sunday, and for Port Arthur/Orange), possibly Saturday). That will the area about 2 weeks without rain since the flooding rains.
  • Hurricane Irma thieves strike homes, businesses during storm, police say

    09/10/2017 3:08:48 PM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies ^ | 9/10/17 | Tonya Alane
    As Hurricane Irma looms, two burglars break into six Fort Lauderdale homes in one night. A squad of looters on West Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale strike a pawn shop and steal sneakers and clothes from a sports store. Two teens are accused of burglarizing a Weston home, one of them shot by a deputy who intervened. All these opportunistic crimes happened as the region took cover during hurricane curfew — even before the height of the storm swept past South Florida on Sunday, authorities said.“I didn’t think we would be dealing with looters until after the storm cleared,” said...
  • Raw: Drone Video Shows An Empty Bay in Tampa Bay

    09/10/2017 2:10:47 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    MSN ^ | September 10, 2017
    Drone footage over Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa, Florida Sunday showed receded waters along the waterfront road, leading forecasters to caution people not to venture out there since the water would return with a potentially deadly vengeance. (Sept. 10)
  • Extreme, hurricane-force winds are imminent in the Lower #FLKeys. If you are here, please go ...

    09/10/2017 3:03:13 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    NWS Key West Twitter ^ | September 10, 2017
    Extreme, hurricane-force winds are imminent in the Lower #FLKeys. If you are here, please go to interior room away from windows! #Irma
  • Live Stream of Hurricane Irma from atop a Bar & Grille in Key West, Fla

    09/09/2017 6:51:59 PM PDT · by ETL · 63 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept 9, 2017
    LIVE video looking from roof top of Two Friends Patio Restaurant toward the corner of Duval and Front Street. Key West Florida
  • King Lear - The Storm

    09/09/2017 6:47:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Act III. Scene II. | William Shakespeare
    Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow! You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout Till you have drench'd our steeples, drown'd the cocks! You sulphurous and thought-executing fires, Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts, Singe my white head! And thou, all-shaking thunder, Smite flat the thick rotundity o' the world! Crack nature's moulds, an germens spill at once, That make ingrateful man!
  • Guy gets destroyed by wave in Key West Florida (Hurricane Irma)

    09/09/2017 5:54:55 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 67 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/9/2017 | me
    Guy gets destroyed by wave in Key West Florida (Hurricane Irma)
  • Fowey Rock Gusting to 46 knts
  • More Live Coverage Of Hurricane Irma As It Bashes Florida With Tommy Sotomayor!

    09/09/2017 6:09:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    TNN News Raw 2 ^ | Sept, 9, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    More Live Coverage Of Hurricane Irma As It Bashes Florida With Tommy Sotomayor!
  • Irma Live-Stream

    09/09/2017 4:25:39 AM PDT · by fella · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9 Sept 2017
    Irma live-stream
  • Hurricane Jose strengthening, nearly a Category 5 strength

    09/09/2017 3:58:29 AM PDT · by fella · 16 replies ^ | 9 Sept 2017
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