End Times and Current Events
November 28, 2021, 08:02:58 pm
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Welcome To End Times and Current Events.
 
  Home Help Search Gallery Staff List Login Register  

Crazy Weather Headlines!

Shoutbox
August 08, 2018, 02:38:10 am suzytr says: Hello, any good churches in the Sacto, CA area, also looking in Reno NV, thanks in advance and God Bless you Smiley
January 29, 2018, 01:21:57 am Christian40 says: It will be interesting to see what happens this year Israel being 70 years as a modern nation may 14 2018
October 17, 2017, 01:25:20 am Christian40 says: It is good to type Mark is here again!  Smiley
October 16, 2017, 03:28:18 am Christian40 says: anyone else thinking that time is accelerating now? it seems im doing days in shorter time now is time being affected in some way?
September 24, 2017, 10:45:16 pm Psalm 51:17 says: The specific rule pertaining to the national anthem is found on pages A62-63 of the league rulebook. It states: “The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem. “During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”
September 20, 2017, 04:32:32 am Christian40 says: "The most popular Hepatitis B vaccine is nothing short of a witch’s brew including aluminum, formaldehyde, yeast, amino acids, and soy. Aluminum is a known neurotoxin that destroys cellular metabolism and function. Hundreds of studies link to the ravaging effects of aluminum. The other proteins and formaldehyde serve to activate the immune system and open up the blood-brain barrier. This is NOT a good thing."
http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-08-11-new-fda-approved-hepatitis-b-vaccine-found-to-increase-heart-attack-risk-by-700.html
September 19, 2017, 03:59:21 am Christian40 says: bbc international did a video about there street preaching they are good witnesses
September 14, 2017, 08:06:04 am Psalm 51:17 says: bro Mark Hunter on YT has some good, edifying stuff too.
September 14, 2017, 04:31:26 am Christian40 says: i have thought that i'm reaping from past sins then my life has been impacted in ways from having non believers in my ancestry.
September 11, 2017, 06:59:33 am Psalm 51:17 says: The law of reaping and sowing. It's amazing how God's mercy and longsuffering has hovered over America so long. (ie, the infrastructure is very bad here b/c for many years, they were grossly underspent on. 1st Tim 6:10, the god of materialism has its roots firmly in the West) And remember once upon a time ago when shacking up b/w straight couples drew shock awe?

Exodus 20:5  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
View Shout History
Pages: 1 ... 9 10 [11] 12 13 ... 22   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Crazy Weather Headlines!  (Read 37562 times)
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #300 on: May 12, 2013, 11:49:24 pm »

Giant sheets of ice creep onto Minnesota shore, surge toward houses
5/12/13
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/12/18213239-giant-sheets-of-ice-creep-onto-minnesota-shore-surge-toward-houses?lite=

Minnesotans saw scenes reminiscent of a Hollywood sci-fi spectacle this weekend when massive waves of ice surged out of the water and crept onto the shore like some fast-moving glacier.

Powerful gusts of wind drove giant sheets of ice toward townhouses hugging the southern lip of Lake Mille Lacs at the northwest end of the state.

Amateur video footage captured at the scene shows 2-foot blocks of wind-whipped ice jams stubbornly inching across residential patios at a speed of 2-feet-per-minute, according to NBC meteorologist Dylan Dreyer.

In one of the videos uploaded to YouTube, a woman can be heard comparing the sound of the ice blocks charging toward homes to that of a train chugging on tracks. Moments later, the ice sheets collide with homes facing the river, pressing intently on glass windows and doors.

“It’s hitting the houses! It’s crawling up the walls of the houses,” the woman can be heard saying.

Seconds later, the woman sees an ice block plow through a neighbor’s sliding glass door.

Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #301 on: May 13, 2013, 12:36:13 pm »

Tsunami of ice plows into dozens of Canadian homes; no one injured in freak disaster

It took about 15 minutes for the ice floes to pour out of Manitoba’s Dauphin Lake and spill onto a couple dozen properties Friday. Homeowners were left picking up the pieces over the weekend.


5/12/13

A staggering tsunami of ice inundated two dozen lakeside homes in central Canada, where the unexpected disaster sent residents in a panic and left some houses completely crushed.

The extraordinary event lasted just 15 minutes Friday as families in Manitoba’s Ochre Beach, a rural community along Dauphin Lake, sat down for dinner or watched TV.

“They heard it before they saw it (the ice) coming up their decks,” local official Clayton Watts told the Winnipeg Free Press on Saturday. “Then it came right in their front windows. It was just a matter of minutes.”

The booming noise — like a freight train — alerted many people and gave them enough time to safely evacuate, Watts added.

“Fortunately, no one was hurt,” he said. “We were very lucky.”

Six homes were completely wrecked while another 14 suffered various damages, according to CBC News.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/tsunami-ice-plows-dozens-canadian-homes-article-1.1341923#ixzz2TCAVNDlw
Report Spam   Logged
Mark
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 21729



View Profile
« Reply #302 on: May 15, 2013, 11:05:38 am »

SNOW IN UK: 65 mph winds, month's worth of rain in 24 hours...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2324803/UK-weather-Snow-falls-amid-65mph-winds-town-gets-month-rain-just-24-hours.html
Report Spam   Logged

What can you do for Jesus?  Learn what 1 person can accomplish.

The Man from George Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkjMvPhLrn8
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #303 on: May 15, 2013, 02:33:55 pm »

Snow makes unseasonal return to Britain as temperatures dip

Snow falls in parts of the south-west and north of England, Wales and Scotland as UK braces for more wind and rain

5/15/13

A blast of wet and chilly weather left some hilly areas of the UK cloaked in snow as well as spring blossom on Wednesday.

Up to 5cm (2ins) of snow fluttered down on upland areas in the south-west and north of England, Wales and Scotland.

Though it fell thickly in a few spots, the snow did not last long and while the UK is set to be battered by more wind and showers over the next few days, no more sledging weather is on the horizon.

Among areas affected was the hamlet of Anchor, close to the border between Shropshire and Wales.

Landlord Mike Steedman, who has run the Anchor Inn for the past 17 years, said he could not remember snow falling in the area during May.

The 65-year-old licensee, whose pub is almost 400 metres above sea level, said: "It settled to about two inches. It was wet and heavy snow but it's all gone now and it's quite warm outside in the sunshine."

Snow also fell in parts of Dartmoor and Exmoor in the west country, the highest areas of the Pennines and hills in north Wales and Scotland.

Less picturesque was the hammering some areas received from winds of up to 65mph. Devon and Cornwall police reported slates flying off roofs and trees falling and blocking roads.

The Environment Agency issued flood warnings – meaning flooding is expected and action should be taken – for the villages of Melverley and Maesbrook in Shropshire. A clean-up in the village of Minera near Wrexham was under way after mud swept down the hillside and was dumped on a road.

While not the norm, snow is by no means unheard of in May – indeed, there has been snow in the UK this month in each of the last three years, according to the Met Office.

The snowiest May in the past century was probably 1979, when 342 weather observation sites reported snow on 2 May. The cold spell lasted through the whole of the first week of that month.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/may/15/snow-britain-temperatures
« Last Edit: May 15, 2013, 02:35:37 pm by BornAgain2 » Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #304 on: May 15, 2013, 09:14:42 pm »

Updated: Tornado watch issued for North Texas, including DFW; tornadoes touch down in western counties
5/15/13
http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2013/05/with-a-severe-thunderstorm-watch-issued-for-north-texas-tonight-a-chance-of-hail.html/

Update at 9 p.m.: About 37 flights have been diverted from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, said spokesman David Magana. Delays are expected through the night.

Update at 8:55 p.m., by Tristan Hallman: National Weather Service meteorologist Jesse Moore said he expects some tornadoes to continue to develop for a few more hours. Dallas County could get hit, but might skirt the brunt of the storms, he said.

Update at 8:48 p.m., by Tristan Hallman: About 3,000 Oncor customers are now without power east of Grand Prairie.

Update at 8:46 p.m., by Tristan Hallman: WFAA reports homes have been leveled in Hood County.

Update at 8:39 p.m., by Tristan Hallman: Southwestern Dallas County is now under a tornado warning.

Update at 8:30 p.m. by Tristan Hallman: Arlington is believed to be in the path of a tornado, WFAA reports.

WFAA also reports that Granbury’s Rancho Brazos subdivision has also been evacuated due to storm damage.

Update at 8:06 p.m., by Tristan Hallman: Tornado warning now in effect in Tarrant and Johnson counties.

Tornadoes have touched down in Pecan Plantation (a residential town near Granbury) and northeast of Decatur.

Update at 8 p.m., by Tristan Hallman: NWS reporting baseball-sized hail in Granbury not far from the town’s high school.

Update at 7:43 p.m. by Tristan Hallman: A tornado has been spotted developing in Hood County near Lake Granbury, the National Weather Service reports. Granbury is in the storm’s path.

Update at 7:34 p.m., by Tristan Hallman: And then there were fewer: Hamilton, Mills, Montague, Parker and Wise counties are still under tornado warnings. Out is Palo Pinto.

Update at 7:27 p.m., by Tristan Hallman: Two tornadoes have been confirmed in Parker County, the National Weather Service reports. The larger of the two tornadoes could cross Interstate 20 around mile marker 409.

Update at 7:10 p.m., by Tristan Hallman: Comanche and Jack counties are no longer under tornado warnings.

But Hamilton, Mills, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker and Wise counties still are.

Update at 7 p.m., by Tristan Hallman: Hail larger than golfballs is being reported in Millsap, located in Parker County.

Update at 6:30 p.m. by Tristan Hallman: Watches are quickly becoming warnings in some places. Comanche, Hamilton, Jack, Mills, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker and Wise counties are all under tornado warnings.

There are also reports of hail pelting Mineral Wells.

Update at 6:05 p.m. by Robert Wilonsky: Strong-to-severe storms continue to gather steam and form into a line as they move east, and so the National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for most of North Texas — including Dallas, Tarrant, Denton and Collin Counties and points north, south and west — until 1 a.m.

Update at 5:30 p.m. by Tristan Hallman: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for northern Montague County, which is northwest of Denton, until 6:15 p.m. tonight.

Original post at 3:45 p.m.: Moments ago the National Storm Prediction Center issued a severe thunderstorm watch for much of North Texas, including Dallas and Fort Worth, and points north and west — all the way into Oklahoma, matter of fact. The watch, which expires at midnight, came not long after downtown Dallas got pounded by an out-of-nowhere storm that flooded streets.

Says Dan Shoemaker, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, says the storms will begin forming to our north and west, where it’s sunny and hot at the moment — somewhere ’round the mid-80s. As the upper level low tracks east, says Shoemaker, a line of storms will try to form just as it approached Dallas-Fort Worth. Hence, the possibility of scattered storms, some severe.

The storms should hit Dallas-Forth sometime around 9 to 11 p.m.

Says Shoemaker, we’re looking at the possibility of hail with these storms — “golf ball or bigger,” he says. There won’t be much of a wind threat, Shoemaker says, because “it’ll be too cool. But upper-level lows have cold air aloft, and that instability allows hail to grow more quickly.”

But, again, Shoemaker doesn’t expect the storms to be widespread — a 50- to 60-percent coverage area at best.
Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #305 on: May 15, 2013, 10:48:20 pm »

Multiple fatalities as tornado hits Granbury, Hood County, Texas
5/15/13
http://www.news.com.au/world-news/multiple-fatalities-as-tornado-hits-granbury-hood-county-texas/story-fndir2ev-1226644437026

PEOPLE have been killed by "grapefruit"-size hailstones as a tornado brings down buildings in Texas
 
Kathy Jividen, a spokeswoman for Hood County, Texas, sheriff's office said there were "multiple fatalities" in the wake of the storm, CNN reported.

Hood County Commissioner Steve Berry told The Weather Channel that there were two confirmed deaths, at least 16 injured and multiple structures collapsed.



But as many as 100 people have been injured by the twisters in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, said MedStar Mobile Healthcare spokesman Matt Zavadsky.

Hood County Judge Darrell Cockerham said there were reports of homes being flattened with people inside.



Twisters reportedly touched down in the Texas counties of Tarrant, Hood, Dallas and Parker, Fox8 reported.

Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said there have been "bad injuries … with people losing limbs."



City officials were sending school buses to affected neighborhoods to help with evacuations.

Granbury, about 80km southwest of Fort Worth, and its Rancho Brazos sub division is thought to be the worst hit. Granbury is the county seat of Fort Hood, with a population of around 8,000.

The tornado, reported to  be a mile-long is reported to be heading towards Cleburne, Texas. Dallas has also been included in a weather warning. Cleburne, a suburb of major city Fort Worth, has a population of 29,300.

."LIFE THREATENING SITUATION! Mile-wide tornado heading straight north now toward Cleburne, TX! TAKE COVER NOW! " reported Reed Timmer, of TVN.

Ryan Sloane of CNN reported that at least 10 people were injured in Hood County, Texas, with people trapped in homes.

The tornado slammed into the North Texas lakefront town of Granbury, demolishing homes and injuring an undetermined number of people, Houston Chronicle reported.

The tornado - part of a system of severe thunderstorms that spawned several tornadoes across North Texas - dropped large hail.

Police reported the hardest hit area was the Rancho Brazos subdivision and adjoining areas along Lake Granbury.

Another tornado hit the small town of Millsap, about 65km west of Fort Worth. Parker County Judge Mark Kelley said roof damage was reported to several houses and a barn was destroyed.
Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #306 on: May 15, 2013, 10:53:16 pm »

Here in my city, I'm only getting a lot of rain - however, this seems to be more serious than I initially thought. All of the local news networks here are on it 24/7(interrupting other scheduled programming).
Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #307 on: May 16, 2013, 08:10:52 am »

6 dead, at least 14 missing as tornadoes rip through Texas
5/16/13
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/16/18286045-6-dead-at-least-14-missing-as-tornadoes-rip-through-texas?lite

North Texas residents began to take in the devastation on Thursday wreaked by a series of tornadoes that killed six and injured dozens more in what Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds described as a “nightmare” scenario.

The death toll could grow, with 14 people remaining unaccounted for, Deeds told a news conference in the early morning hours of Thursday. About 100 people were reported injured and as many as 250 were homeless after the swarm of twisters that ripped up trees and knocked down homes.

Granbury, a town of 8,000 about 65 miles southwest of Dallas, was thought to be among the worst-hit areas. Images of the town revealed leveled homes, badly damaged cars, uprooted trees and downed power lines.

“It's rough, very rough. Everything's demolished," said another resident told KXAS as she hurried away from the neighborhood with her arms around a child. "It was like hell."

The six people who were confirmed dead were in the Rancho Brazos neighborhood on the outskirts of Granbury, Deeds said. He added that the homes there were mostly built within the past five years by Habitat for Humanity.

“I had three different storms that came through but this is the worst one,” Deeds said.

The tornadoes swept through the towns of Granbury and nearby Cleburne, causing “heavy damage,” Deeds said. The search for other people who might have gotten caught up in the storm continued with day break.

“I’ve been assured by my deputies on the scene that they’re pretty confident with the six that they found, but there was a report that two of these people that they found were not even near their homes. So we’re going to have to search the area out there,” Deeds said.

The tornadoes seemed to have caused less damage in Cleburne, Mayor Scott Cain told KXAS. The town did “have the potential for some injuries,” Cain said.

The National Weather Service reported three tornadoes across Montague and Hood counties. Storm surveys to determine the extent of the damage were planned for Hood, Johnson, Montague, and Parker counties on Thursday, the weather service’s Dallas-Fort Worth office announced.

Nearly forty patients were taken to Lake Granbury Medical Center and 18 discharged, with the majority of injuries including cuts, broken bones, and some head injuries. A total of eight patients were admitted to the emergency room at the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. Two of the patients were in critical condition as of 4 a.m. local time.

Relocation centers have been set up Granbury Methodist and First Christian churches in Hood County.

The tornado outbreak was by far the year's deadliest, the weather service said. Prior to Wednesday night, there had been three fatal tornadoes this year, killing one person each in Georgia, Mississippi and eastern Texas.

Anita Foster of the American Red Cross, which opened two shelters in Granbury, told KXAS that 42 people had spent the night in the shelters. She added that only a quarter of people who are left homeless in such disasters typically seek shelter with the Red Cross, indicating that more may have been affected.

"We’re going to have a lot of people who are going to need some help," she said, adding, "It was a really frightening evening. It was a devastating event for our community."

About 60 departures have been canceled and 70 flights diverted from Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport on Thursday morning, spokesman David Magana told the Associated Press.

NBC News' John Newland and Andrew Rafferty contributed to this report.
Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #308 on: May 16, 2013, 12:37:30 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/least-6-confirmed-dead-texas-tornadoes-112738025.html
At least 6 confirmed dead in Texas tornadoes
5/16/13

GRANBURY, Texas (AP) — A rash of tornadoes slammed into several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens more injured and hundreds homeless. The violent spring storm scattered bodies, flattened homes and threw trailers onto cars.

In Granbury, the worst-hit city, a tornado tore through two neighborhoods around 8 p.m. Wednesday. Resident Elizabeth Tovar said fist-sized hail heralded the tornado's arrival and prompted her and her family to hide in their bathroom.

"We were all, like, hugging in the bathtub and that's when it started happening. I heard glass shattering and I knew my house was going," Tovar said, shaking her head. "We looked up and ... the whole ceiling was gone."

The powerful storm crushed buildings as it tore through the area, leaving some as just piles of planks and rubble. Trees and debris were scattered across yards, fences flattened.

Behind one house, a detached garage was stripped of most of its aluminum siding, the door caved in and the roof torn off. A tree behind the house was stripped of its branches and a vacant doublewide mobile home on an adjoining lot was torn apart.

Daniel and Amanda Layne initially thought they were safe sheltering under their carport. But then "it started getting worse and worse," and the couple took shelter in their bathroom, Daniel Layne said.

"The windows and the cars are gone. Both our cars are messed up. I had a big shop. Ain't a piece of it left now," Layne said with a shrug.

Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds described the devastating aftermath and the hunt for bodies in Granbury, about 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

"Some were found in houses. Some were found around houses," Deeds said. "There was a report that two of these people that they found were not even near their homes. So we're going to have to search the area out there."

Seven people remain unaccounted and authorities hope they are all staying with family or friends, Deeds said at a Thursday morning news conference. Emergency responders were combing the area and worked to identify the six adults whose remains were found, he said.

He said 37 injured people were treated at hospitals.

Harold Brooks, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service's severe storm lab in Norman, Okla., said May 15 is the latest into the month that the U.S. has had to wait for its first significant tornadoes of the year. Brooks said he would expect 2013 to be one of the least lethal tornado years since the agency started keeping records in 1954. Officials have yet to determine the exact strength of the tornado in Granbury.

Utilities said about 20,000 homes and businesses were without power early Thursday.

Another tornado that storm spotters told the National Weather Service was a mile wide tore through Cleburne, a courthouse city of about 30,000 about 25 miles southeast of Granbury.

Cleburne Mayor Scott Cain said early Thursday that no one was killed or seriously hurt, although seven people suffered minor injuries. He estimated that dozens of homes were damaged and declared a local disaster.

In one neighborhood, a trucking company trailer that had been parked on the street was picked up and dropped onto a nearby car and garage.

Another tornado hit the small town of Millsap, about 40 miles west of Fort Worth. Parker County Judge Mark Kelley said roof damage was reported to several houses and a barn was destroyed, but no injuries were reported.

Hail as large as grapefruit also pelted the area around Mineral Wells on Wednesday evening. A police dispatcher reported only minor damage.
Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #309 on: May 16, 2013, 01:29:34 pm »

5/16/13
Tropical Storm Mahasen strikes southern Bangladesh
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22537615

A tropical storm has lashed coastal areas of Bangladesh, killing 12 people, destroying thousands of huts and forcing up to a million people to flee.

Officials had prepared for a cyclone, but the storm, called Mahasen, weakened considerably before making landfall.

The storm hit Patuakhali district on Thursday with heavy rain and wind of up to 100km/h (60mph).

Early reports suggest Muslim Rohingya living in camps on both sides of the Burma border were spared the worst.

The United Nations had warned that 8.2 million people were at risk from Mahasen in Bangladesh, Burma and north-east India.

Several Indian states issued storm alerts and warned people to take precautions against severe weather conditions.

The storm weakened over the Bay of Bengal, however, and forecasters say it is likely to dissipate within 24 hours.

more
Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #310 on: May 16, 2013, 03:25:45 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/officials-texas-tornado-likely-had-200-mph-winds-173331103.html
Officials: Texas tornado likely had 200 mph winds
5/16/13

GRANBURY, Texas (AP) — Ten tornadoes touched down in several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless. Emergency responders were still searching for missing people Thursday afternoon.

The National Weather Service gave a preliminary estimate of Wednesday night's violent system, saying a tornado in Granbury had wind speeds between 166 mph and 200 mph. Other tornadoes damaged nearby Cleburne and Millsap.

Granbury, about 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth, saw the worst of the damage, as the exceptionally powerful tornado tore through two neighborhoods around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Resident Elizabeth Tovar said fist-sized hail heralded the tornado's arrival and prompted her and her family to hide in their bathroom.

"We were all, like, hugging in the bathtub and that's when it started happening. I heard glass shattering and I knew my house was going," Tovar said, shaking her head. "We looked up and ... the whole ceiling was gone."

The NWS' preliminary storm estimate was an EF-4, based on the Fujita tornado damage scale. An EF-5 is the most severe. The powerful storm crushed buildings into piles of planks and rubble. Trees and debris were scattered across yards, and fences were flattened.

Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds described the overnight hunt for bodies in Granbury.

"Some were found in houses. Some were found around houses," Deeds said. "There was a report that two of these people that they found were not even near their homes. So we're going to have to search the area out there."

Seven people remain unaccounted and authorities hope they are with family or friends, Deeds said at a Thursday morning news conference. Emergency responders were working to identify the six adult bodies that had been found, he said.

He said 37 injured people were treated at hospitals.

One of the neighborhoods, Rancho Brazos, had a significant number of Habitat for Humanity homes that were damaged.

Harold Brooks, a meteorologist at the NWS' severe storm lab in Norman, Okla., said May 15 is the latest into the month that the U.S. has had to wait for its first significant tornadoes of the year.

Brooks said he would expect 2013 to be one of the least lethal tornado years since the agency started keeping records in 1954.

Utilities said about 20,000 homes and businesses in the region were without power early Thursday.

Another tornado cut a mile-wide path through Cleburne, storm spotters told the National Weather Service on Wednesday.

Cleburne Mayor Scott Cain said Thursday morning that no one was killed or seriously hurt in the courthouse city of about 30,000 that's some 25 miles southeast of Granbury. Seven people suffered minor injuries, and upward of 150 homes were damaged and another 50 were destroyed.

He described the storm as "bizarre" because severe winds kept shifting in different directions.

Cleburne resident Derrek Grisham was going through his mother's damaged home Thursday, salvaging items before the home is likely torn down.

Grisham, 26, said after the storm passed through, he ran to his mother's nearby home to check on her and his 10-year-old son, who was staying with her.

"I had to kick in the front door to get them out," he said, explaining the two had taken shelter in a bathtub.

The roof of the home was torn away and he said her belongings were a jumbled mass, but that Catholic crucifixes stayed in place on the living room wall.

Another tornado hit the small town of Millsap, about 40 miles west of Fort Worth. Parker County Judge Mark Kelley said roof damage was reported to several houses and a barn was destroyed, but no injuries were reported.

Report Spam   Logged
Mark
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 21729



View Profile
« Reply #311 on: May 22, 2013, 05:36:28 am »

Are We Entering The Worst Period For Natural Disasters In U.S. History?

Weather patterns are becoming increasingly erratic and the ground under our feet is becoming extremely unstable.  So precisely what in the world is going on here?  Is this the beginning of a trend?  Could it be possible that we are entering the worst period for natural disasters in U.S. history?  The tornado that just hit the town of Moore, Oklahoma is already being called one of the most destructive tornadoes that America has ever seen.  That tornado came almost two years to the day after the deadliest tornado in U.S. history hit Joplin, Missouri.  But of course it is not just tornadoes that seem to be getting more powerful.  Giant sinkholes are appearing at an unprecedented rate,  earthquakes are becoming more frequent and more powerful, 6 of the 10 worst years for wildfires ever recorded in the United States have all come since the year 2000, and the western part of the country is experiencing the worst stretch of drought since the days of the Great Depression.  Is all of this just some sort of a giant coincidence?  If not, what is causing these changes?

The giant F4 tornado that absolutely devastated Moore, Oklahoma had winds of up to 200 mph.  It was estimated to be at least two miles wide at one point, and what made it especially destructive was the fact that it sat on the ground for 40 minutes.  Most tornadoes only reach the ground for a couple of minutes.  According to the latest reports, the tornado resulted in 24 deaths and hundreds of others were seriously injured.

It was far more powerful than the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima, and it is being called “the worst tornado damage-wise in the history of the world” by a meteorologist at KFOR-TV.

You can see video of the tornado right here.  Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb compared the tornado to a “two-mile-wide lawnmower blade going over a community.”

Meanwhile, other parts of Oklahoma experienced very unusual weather as well.  In fact, hail the size of grapefruits was falling in one area near Oklahoma City.

Personally, I sure am glad that I don’t live in tornado alley.  I don’t know if I could handle hail the size of grapefruits and tornadoes that are two miles wide.

But despite the fact that we have seen such destructive tornadoes in recent years, constructing storm shelters has very much gone out of style.  This is very unfortunate, because as Mike Adams of Natural News has pointed out, even a very small storm shelter can save your life…

Storm shelters offer almost 100% survivability against tornados. Tornados cannot penetrate underground, after all. If YOU are underground, even in a small, cramped storm shelter that’s just two meters wide and two meters tall, you have an almost 100% chance of emerging from the storm completely unhurt.

Most fatalities in tornados happen because people are killed from flying debris. You might even call it “wind shrapnel.” Take a bunch of lumber, aluminum siding, bricks and roof trusses and accelerate them to 200 mph and you have a deadly weapon that will kill almost anyone it touches. But put your body just three feet underground — in a tornado shelter — and all that debris flies right past you, harmlessly above your shelter.

Another huge concern is the epidemic of sinkholes that we have seen all over the United States over the past few years.

Some cities are actually being eaten alive by these things.  For example, just check out what is happening to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania…

Pennsylvania’s state capital is suffering from a rash of monster sinkholes, but city officials are too broke to do anything about it.

Loose soil and leaky, century-old underground water pipes are to blame for the municipal nightmare, which came to a head on the New Year’s Eve when a 50-foot sinkhole yawned open along Fourth Street, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The eight-foot deep crater — one of at least 41 in the city — is so large, locals made it a “check-in” site on the social media site Four Square.

Some cheeky residents and the media nicknamed the hole “Super Sinkhole Walter.”

And check out what is happening in one housing division out in California…

Scott and Robin Spivey had a sinking feeling that something was wrong with their home when cracks began snaking across their walls in March.

The cracks soon turned into gaping fractures, and within two weeks their 600-square-foot garage broke from the house and the entire property — manicured lawn and all — dropped 10 feet below the street.

It wasn’t long before the houses on both sides collapsed as the ground gave way in the Spivey’s neighborhood in Lake County, about 100 miles north of San Francisco.

For much more on this phenomenon, please see my previous article entitled “Why Are Giant Sinkholes Appearing All Over America? Is Something Happening To The Earth’s Crust?”

At the same time, we have seen the number and intensity of earthquakes increase all over the planet in recent years.

Thankfully, the U.S. has not seen “the big one” strike yet.

But everyone knows that it is going to happen at some point.

One of the areas that I am most concerned about is the New Madrid fault zone.  A massive earthquake along that fault zone would deeply affect millions of lives.  The following is from a recent article by Michael Fitzgerald of the CNHI News Service…

It’s a bleak scenario. A massive earthquake along the New Madrid fault kills or injures 60,000 people in Tennessee. A quarter of a million people are homeless. The Memphis airport – the country’s biggest air terminal for packages – goes off-line. Major oil and gas pipelines across Tennessee rupture, causing shortages in the Northeast. In Missouri, another 15,000 people are hurt or dead. Cities and towns throughout the central U.S. lose power and water for months. Losses stack up to hundreds of billions of dollars.

Fortunately, this magnitude 7.7 temblor is not real but rather a scenario imagined by the Mid-America Earthquake Center and the Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management at George Washington University. The goal of their 2008 analysis was to plan for a modern recurrence of quakes that happened along the New Madrid fault more than 200 years ago, in 1811 and 1812.

And remember, the scenario discussed above is just for a 7.7 earthquake.  Much more powerful earthquakes have happened in the New Madrid fault zone in the past, and that is exactly what many are expecting to happen in the years ahead.

Meanwhile, the “Ring of Fire” continues to heat up.  Over the past few years, there have been major earthquakes in almost every area along the Pacific rim except for the west coast of the United States.  We should be very thankful for that, but that good fortune will not last indefinitely.

Personally, I would not want to be living anywhere along the Pacific coast in the coming years.

And it is not just earthquakes that we need to be concerned about along the Ring of Fire.  We are also seeing a significant increase in volcanic activity.

Most Americans don’t realize it, but a major volcanic eruption is going on up in Alaska right now.  The following is from Yahoo News…

One of Alaska’s most active volcanoes, which has been belching ash and spewing lava since last week, has forced regional flight cancellations and dusted some nearby communities with ash, scientists and local officials said on Monday.

Pavlof Volcano has sent up ash as high as 22,000 feet, with the cloud blowing eastward and the eruption showing no signs of abating, according to the federal-state Alaska Volcano Observatory.

The lava from its 8,261-foot (2,518-metre) peak has also created huge steam clouds on meeting the mountain’s snow.

And there are several volcanoes along the west coast of the United States that people should be keeping their eyes on as well.  One of them is Mt. Saint Helens.  The following is what one scientist recently said about Mt. Saint Helens…

We know magma is forming, we see little earthquakes, and we know it is reloading. We know it will erupt again and we know we may have as little as a week’s notice.

Personally, I am even more concerned about Mt. Rainier.  That is one of the reasons why I included an eruption of Mt. Rainier in my new novel.  Mt. Rainier has started to become unstable, and a full-blown eruption would be absolutely catastrophic.

In addition to everything else that I have discussed above, we have also been witnessing an increase in the intensity of hurricanes, wildfires, drought and dust storms over the past decade.

So what is causing all of this?

Do you have any idea?

Please feel free to post a comment with your opinion below…

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/are-we-entering-the-worst-period-for-natural-disasters-in-u-s-history
Report Spam   Logged

What can you do for Jesus?  Learn what 1 person can accomplish.

The Man from George Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkjMvPhLrn8
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #312 on: May 22, 2013, 09:52:47 am »

In recent years, this is also another pattern I've been reading about in the aftermath of these natural disasters - it's not so much that whether or not the government/Obama/NWO minions have used HAARP or some other weather control modification. It's not so much that HAARP et al was being used on this to create a "distraction"(in this case, supposedly to put attention away from all the "scandals" of the Obama admin recently). Etc, etc.

It's been the role of the MODERN-DAY CHURCH aka Churchianity in all of this - about every article I've read, they would talk about how the church would pretty much step in to provide food and shelter for these people that got hit. I guess that's all and good, but nonetheless what is missing in all of this is that you really don't hear them preaching a word about the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ. They may say stuff like "Praise God b/c he is in control", and profess his name, but it more or less sounds like they are paying lip service. Ultimately, they are acting like community organizations ala the secular Red Cross more than anything else.

Mat 24:6  And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Mat 24:7  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Mat 24:8  All these are the beginning of sorrows.


Mat 24:4  And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Mat 24:5  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.


Mat 24:11  And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

Mat 24:24  For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Mat 24:25  Behold, I have told you before.

Report Spam   Logged
Kilika
Guest
« Reply #313 on: May 22, 2013, 02:23:08 pm »

Well, those of us that believe know what's going on...

"For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now." Romans 8:22 (KJB)

Quote
but it more or less sounds like they are paying lip service.

Yep, and I believe that's because there is no life in those organizations, and on top of that, the government restricts religious organizations from "preaching" to the public during disasters. If the people come to their church, that's okay, but like with homeless shelters run by say the RCC, they can't preach to them. Kind of like hunting a baited field I guess is the mentality.
Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #314 on: May 22, 2013, 04:16:40 pm »

http://local.msn.com/severe-storms-from-virginia-to-maine-thursday-2
5/22/13
Severe Storms From Virginia to Maine Thursday

The same storm system responsible for producing violent and deadly thunderstorms in Oklahoma recently will reach the heavily populated Atlantic Seaboard Thursday.

The nature of the storms will change somewhat from producing tornadoes to more of a straight-line wind gust, hail and flash flooding event. However, there is a chance that a couple of the strongest thunderstorms will produce a brief tornado.

The risk for damaging and dangerous thunderstorms is forecast to extend from eastern Virginia to eastern New York state and portions of New England. Much of this area will be in a sea of warm, humid air as a cool front providing a focusing point for the storms arrives.

Only the immediate coast of southern and eastern New England would be spared the worst of the gusty storms, due to a flow of cool air off the ocean.

People from Richmond, Va., to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Md., Wilmington, Del., Philadelphia, New York City and Albany, N.Y., should be prepared for travel problems, sporadic power outages, frequent lightning strikes and urban flooding Thursday afternoon and evening.

Prior to Thursday, the storms will roll into the eastern part of the Ohio Valley and the central and southernAppalachians Wednesday into Wednesday night.

In addition to the same problems as that of the East Coast, the storms over the eastern part of the Ohio Valley to the eastern Great Lakes bring a higher potential for a few tornadoes, because of the strong state of the overall storm system and atmospheric conditions. The risk of tornadoes in this area is significantly lower than that of Texas to Arkansas Tuesday.

A handful of thunderstorms with hail erupted over upstate New York, part of New England and southern Ontario Tuesday afternoon. These were associated with a warm front lifting slowly to the north over the region.

Meanwhile, slow-moving downpours drenched part of the southern Atlantic Seaboard. There were isolated incidents of flash flooding.

All of the moisture will converge along the East Coast later Thursday into the first part of the weekend, as a newstorm takes shape.
Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #315 on: May 23, 2013, 12:51:53 am »

Flooding forces evacuation of 1,300 in ND town
5/22/13
http://news.yahoo.com/flooding-forces-evacuation-1-300-nd-town-132422094.html

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A dam that threatened to give way and flood a North Dakota town was holding back the water on Wednesday, though the 1,300 residents of Cavalier were still being told to stay away from their homes.

Steady rainfall between Friday and Tuesday dumped about 9 inches of rain on parts of Pembina County, swelling creeks and rivers and sending water flowing across the countryside from west to east in the east-sloping county. The small town of Crystal flooded Tuesday, forcing a few residents from their homes, and people in Cavalier — about 85 miles north of Grand Forks — were told to evacuate Tuesday night as a precaution should the Renwick Dam about six miles west of town on the Tongue River be overwhelmed.

The evacuations included two or three patients at a hospital and 63 people in a nursing home and assisted living center, county Emergency Manager Andrew Kirking said. They were taken either to care facilities in surrounding communities or to the homes of relatives.

Local, state and federal officials built an emergency levee with the help of the National Guard on Tuesday to try to prevent floodwaters from eroding the emergency spillway at the earth-and-concrete Renwick Dam. The levee was being reinforced and monitored Wednesday as the area enjoyed sunshine instead of rain clouds for the first time in five days, Kirking said.

"The rising water has slowed overnight. It is still rising, but it is not nearly at the rate it was yesterday at this time," he said. "We are very, very cautiously optimistic now that the water has slowed."

A slow leak in the dam would mean a slow rise of water over a long period of time downstream, Kirking said. "Should we have a catastrophic failure, the worst-case scenario, we would see a massive amount of water," he said. "We could see a foot of standing water in the six miles from (the dam) to Cavalier."

The water also would flood about a dozen people on rural farmsteads, he said.

Margaret Bjornson-Holm, 53, who has lived in Cavalier most of her life, said she and her family gathered up some belongings and important documents before "packing a suitcase and heading out." They are staying with family in Grand Forks, about 75 miles away.

"You just deal with it," Bjornson-Holm said. "It sounds like things are looking up, but we're not out of the woods yet."

North Dakota's Transportation Department closed state Highway 18 at Neche, along the border with Canada, and Highway 5 near Cavalier due to the flooding.

Floodwaters in Crystal, where six families in the town of 160 residents left their homes Tuesday, were receding Wednesday and cleanup was underway, Mayor Larry McCollum said. As many as 30 homes had water in their basements.

"Our roads and everything got beat up bad during the flood," McCollum said. "But we'll be back to normal here in two to three days."

Jim Thompson, merchandiser at the Columbia Grain elevator in Crystal, said officials were able to get back into the business Wednesday.

"There's no damage to the elevator of the office here," he said. "We definitely lucked out."

In Walsh County, officials fortified levees in Grafton against an expected record crest of the Park River in the city of about 4,500 people.

"I think we're well-prepared to hold (the river) back," county Emergency Manager Brent Nelson said. "We're fairly optimistic that we shouldn't have any major issues."

Gov. Jack Dalrymple has directed various state agencies to help with the flood fight. He planned to take aerial and ground tours of the area Wednesday afternoon, spokesman Jeff Zent said.
Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #316 on: May 25, 2013, 08:32:02 pm »

San Antonio flooding kills one, more than 200 rescued
5/25/13
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/25/high-water-rescues-reported-in-san-antonio-area/?test=latestnews#ixzz2UMFRJqZk

SAN ANTONIO –  Torrential rains swamped San Antonio with flash floods on Saturday, leaving at least one person dead as emergency workers in boats rushed to rescue more than 200 residents stranded in cars and homes.

"It was pretty crazy," said Gera Hinojosa, a valet parking cars downtown after the storm. "It was pretty unexpected. We hardly got any warning about it."

For one woman, the storm turned fatal rapidly: Trapped in her car, she climbed to the roof but was swept away in floodwaters, said San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Christian Bove. Her body was later found against a fence, he said. Her name was not immediately released.

Authorities were searching for at least two other people -- one who went missing after being trapped in another car and a teenage boy who was swept away while trying to cross the swollen Cibolow Creek in suburban Schertz.

The Fire Department conducted more than 235 rescues across the city, some by inflatable boats, authorities said. They continued their search into the evening.

"We'll be out there as long as daylight permits and again in the morning if the water recedes," San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said, adding that going into floodwaters was more dangerous for firefighters than entering a burning building.

By nightfall, water still pooled in ditches and underpasses. Several roadways were closed, including a major highway that links the suburbs and the city.

But even in low-lying neighborhoods along Commerce Street east of downtown -- a faded stretch of clapboard houses and beauty parlors -- yards were clear. In the tourist district around the River Walk, the streets were thick with weekend revelers.

While the water in some homes rose 4 feet high, according to Bove, most residents experienced the floods primarily as a major traffic hassle. Karen Herring, 50, who spent the day volunteering at a fitness contest at the AT&T Center, said participants complained of three-hour drives across town.

Brent Rose, 39, a law enforcement officer who drove in for the contest from the semi-rural northern suburbs, said the damage extended beyond the city.

"We had some fences rolled over by the water," Rose said. "Some farm animals went astray. But not a big deal."


In the city, even a municipal bus was swept away, but firefighters on a boat were able to rescue the three passengers and driver, public transit spokeswoman Priscilla Ingle said. Nobody was injured.

The San Antonio International Airport by Saturday afternoon had recorded 9.87 inches of rain since midnight, causing nearly all streams and rivers to experience extraordinary flooding. The highest amount of rainfall recorded since midnight was 15.5 inches at Olmos Creek at Dresden Drive.

Mayor Julian Castro urged residents not to drive.

"We have had too many folks who continue to ignore low-water warnings," Castro said at a Saturday afternoon news conference.

A flash flood warning was issued for nearly two dozen counties, with up to 4 inches of rainfall forecast overnight.

A flood warning remained for Leon Creek at Interstate 35, where the level was 27.1 feet and was expected to peak at 29 feet Saturday night -- nearly twice the flood stage of 15 feet, according to the National Weather Service. The San Antonio River about 20 miles southeast of the city, near Elmendorf, was expected to peak at 62 feet by Sunday morning, well above the flood stage of 35 feet.

The National Weather Service compared the flooding to the storm of October 1998, when 30 inches of rain fell in a two-day period. In that flood, the Guadalupe and San Antonio River basins overflowed, leaving more than 30 people dead, according to the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority.

Due to that history, Hinojosa said, residents were prepared, despite the storm's pace.

"We've been through floods before," he said.

Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #317 on: May 26, 2013, 07:05:40 pm »

Photos: Snow for Memorial Day Weekend in Parts of New England
5/26/13
http://local.msn.com/WeatherArticle.aspx?cp-documentid=258000341

The Memorial Day weekend in parts of northern New England felt more like winter than the unofficial start to summer with snow falling. Vermont was one of the areas that experienced the most snow over the Memorial Day weekend. Near Walden, Vt., there was a report of 6.0 inches of snow. Other snow totals include 7.5 inches at Mount Mansfield, Vt., 4.5 inches near Jay, Vt., and 4.0 inches at Marshfield, Vt.

On Friday, Syracuse and Binghamton, N.Y., broke the record for the latest day of the year that it has snowed. The previous record was May 17, 1973 for Syracuse and May 18, 2002 and 1973 in Binghamton.

Check out some snowy photos from this weekend that were posted on Twitter.

Report Spam   Logged
Mark
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 21729



View Profile
« Reply #318 on: May 27, 2013, 12:53:36 pm »


Spring storm dumps 3 feet of snow in upstate NY
New York Daily News

WILMINGTON, N.Y.- A Memorial Day weekend storm has dropped three feet of snow on a New York ski mountain near the Vermont boarder.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/feet-snow-falls-upstate-new-york-article-1.1355642
Report Spam   Logged

What can you do for Jesus?  Learn what 1 person can accomplish.

The Man from George Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkjMvPhLrn8
Mark
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 21729



View Profile
« Reply #319 on: May 27, 2013, 02:34:34 pm »

Over the last 72 hours, Orange City, Iowa, recorded 7.11 inches of rain - @breakingweather

Guess that drought is over...
Report Spam   Logged

What can you do for Jesus?  Learn what 1 person can accomplish.

The Man from George Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkjMvPhLrn8
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #320 on: May 30, 2013, 01:06:37 pm »

Hurricane Barbara lashes Mexico's southern coast
5/30/13
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-22707482

Hurricane Barbara has been lashing parts of Mexico's Pacific coast after making landfall in the town of Santo Domingo Zanatapec, in Oaxaca state.

Two people have been killed in the state, the authorities say - an American surfer and a young Mexican swept away by flood waters.

Fourteen fishermen were also reported missing at sea.

Barbara quickly lost strength over land but drenched coastal areas with rain, leading to flooding in some areas.

The hurricane came ashore some 130 km (80 miles) east of Salina Cruz, home to Mexico's biggest oil refinery.

A warning was issued for the stretch of coast between Puerto Angel and Barra de Tonala.

Thousands of people in Chiapas and Oaxaca states have been evacuated. Roads have been closed and sea traffic suspended in the area.

The storm that preceded the hurricane caused floods in many coastal areas, including the resort city of Acapulco, further north.

The hurricane is expected to dissipate in the next 24 hours.
Report Spam   Logged
Mark
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 21729



View Profile
« Reply #321 on: June 01, 2013, 04:11:57 pm »

Oklahoma City records sets new rainfall record; records 14.52 inches for May 2013 -

http://kfor.com/2013/06/01/new-state-record-for-may-rainfall/
Report Spam   Logged

What can you do for Jesus?  Learn what 1 person can accomplish.

The Man from George Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkjMvPhLrn8
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #322 on: June 01, 2013, 04:20:35 pm »

Oklahoma City records sets new rainfall record; records 14.52 inches for May 2013 -

http://kfor.com/2013/06/01/new-state-record-for-may-rainfall/

We've gotten a lot of rain here in North Texas over the last couple of weeks too. Not sure if it's a record rainfall, but nonetheless we are very pleased for all the rain we got, especially after a very long period without it.
Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #323 on: June 03, 2013, 07:23:14 pm »

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/03/18718405-thousands-evacuated-as-deadly-floods-swamp-europe?lite
6/3/13
Thousands evacuated as deadly floods swamp Europe

By Andy Eckardt and John Newland, NBC News

Floodwaters from heavy rains swamped five countries in Europe and threatened others, leaving at least eight people dead and nine missing.

Germany, Austria, Poland, Switzerland and the Czech Republic have been affected, with officials in the Czech capital, Prague, closing the subway system, evacuating thousands of homes and warning other people not to come into the city. Slovakia and Hungary were preparing flood defenses on the Danube River.

In Germany, rain levels that reached record highs in May contributed to widespread flooding across southern and eastern parts of the country.

In the southern state of Bavaria, more than 20,000 firefighters and other rescue workers were battling rising water levels, especially in the southeast. The historic cities of Passau and Rosenheim declared states of emergency.

Water in Passau, which is surrounded by three rivers, was at record levels, Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said. "The situation is ... dramatic."

Rescue workers and volunteers were filling sandbags, erecting temporary water barriers and helping to evacuate homes Monday morning, according to Passau's crisis management team.

The German Army deployed more than 1,000 soldiers to Saxony and 600 to Bavaria to help with rescue and protection measures, and the air force sent helicopters to help with evacuations, officials said. Chancellor Angela Merkel planned to travel to the worst-hit areas on Tuesday.

In the eastern German state of Thuringia, more than 7,000 people had to spend the night in temporary shelters.

In the Czech Republic, six people were dead and five were missing, despite more than 14,000 firefighters evacuating the homes of 7,000 people and carrying out 256 rescues, said national Fire and Rescue service spokeswoman Nicole Zaoralová.

Czech officials declared a state of emergency and closed the subway system in Prague for the first time since devastating floods struck in 2002. People were urged not to travel to the capital, as waters of the Vltava River reached critical levels and threatened the city's ancient center. "The situation in Prague is still not stabilized," Zaoralová said.

"We have problems in the whole area of the Czech Republic, especially Bohemia," an Interior Ministry spokesman said. "We are hoping that it will not be as bad as it was in 2002."

In Austria, two people died, including a cleanup worker killed in a mudslide near Salzburg. Three more were reported missing.

Train lines in many parts of northwest Austria were suspended Sunday due to landslides. In just two days, Austria had experienced as much rain as it normally would in two months, the Austrian meteorological center said.

This weekend saw many southern German towns struck particularly hard. "In the past three days, more than 400 liters of rain per square meter [about 10 gallons per square foot] were measured in many regions that border the Alps," meteorologist Klaus Lessmann from German public broadcaster ZDF said.

The German Weather Service, DWD, reported Monday that Germany had not seen such extreme soil moisture in the past 50 years.

"Many fields are completely saturated and cannot hold more water," Johanna Anger from the DWD said.

Many residents in affected towns and villages were without power overnight and as a precautionary measure, many schools were kept closed on Monday.

Evacuations were also taking place in Poland and Switzerland.

"Rain, Rain, Go Away: Germany Drowns in Endless Downpour," Germany's Der Spiegel magazine headlined on its website.

"There is hope on the horizon," Anger said. "There is still some rain today, but the weather forecast is better for the coming days."

Despite less rain and better weather forecasts, however, officials were still on high alert.

"Especially along the Danube, we cannot speak of an easing of flood situation at all," Herrmann said.
Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #324 on: June 05, 2013, 11:37:21 am »

Historic Flooding in Central Europe
6/5/13
http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/historic-flooding-in-central-e/13854991

Some of the worst flooding in memory has struck parts of central Europe in the wake of persistent soaking rain. While flood waters receded in some areas, other communities were still awaiting the worst as crests sweep down major rivers.

At least 11 people have died and many others were missing as of Tuesday, June 4, 2013, according to the BBC News website, as floods and landslides targeted Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Switzerland. Thousands of people have been displaced by flooding as militaries teamed with local authorities and volunteers to shore up flood defenses.

Monday's flood crest of the Danube River at Passau, Germany, reached a level not recorded since 1501, the AP said. The German Chancellor told reporters that the city's flood damage looked worse than that of 2002, the last year of massive flooding in the region.

Farther down the Danube, officials were girding for the big river's flood crest in Bratislava, Slovakia, and Budapest, Hungary.

Meanwhile, in the Czech Republic, Prague had apparently been spared the worst after the Vltava River had its highest crest since 2002. The river's flood waters were headed northward to the Elbe, along which the German city of Dresden was making ready for water levels 5 meters (about 16 feet) above normal, the BBC indicated.

AccuWeather.com forecasters had marginally good news for the sodden region, which included a return of dry weather in some areas and persistent lighter rainfall through the week in other areas.

More than 7,000 people left their homes in Eilenburg, Germany, the BBC News website said. In Austria, two months of rain fell within two days, according to the meteorological service.

Much of badly hit Passau, Germany, was "inaccessible by foot" on Monday, the AP said. Evacuations were taking place by boat, and electricity was shut off intentionally in a precautionary measure. Rising water levels had already topped marks reached in 1954, when the city suffered floods said to be worst in living memory.

Two major tributaries, the Inn and the Ilz, meet the Danube River at Passau. All three were carrying a heavy burden of runoff, following days of soaking rain.

Meanwhile, a nationwide state of emergency had been declared for the Czech Republic, the BBC on Monday.

The country suffered at least seven deaths related to the flood, according to the BBC.

In the Czech capital Prague, flood fears led authorities to raise protective metal barriers against the rampaging Vltava River, the AP said. Transportation was disrupted, and many schools were closed.

About 3,000 people had been driven from their homes in and about Prague, the BBC said. Animals in the city's riverside zoo were taken away to safety.

Memories in Prague harkened back to 2002, the last instance of catastrophic flooding in the city. The metal anti-flood walls were raised in reaction to that disaster.

The 2002 flooding that targeted central Europe killed 17 people in Czech, costing about US $26 billion, Reuters said.

Elsewhere in Czech, about 2,700 people had evacuated in the western half of the country.

The flooding was triggered by stubborn low pressure over central Europe, which caused widespread heavy rain to fall along and north of the Alps since the middle of last week. Falls of 2-4 inches have been widespread, with much higher amounts along the Alps.

Weather data accessed as of Monday by AccuWeather.com showed rainfall of about 9 inches within three to four days at Bregenz, Austria. About 7 inches of rain pelted Kufstein.

The highest peaks along the Alps were freshly buried under deep snow. Snowfall, having the water equivalent of about 8 inches, covered the top of Zugspitze, the highest peak in Germany. The amount of snowfall, while not immediately known, may have topped 8 feet. The rise in snow depth between Friday and Monday was at least 51 inches, despite drifting and settling under gravity.

About 5 feet of snow was measured on Sonnblick mountain in western Austria, weather observations showed.

Going forward, the area was expected to get a marked reduction in daily rainfall Tuesday through at least the end of the week, according to AccuWeather.com forecasters. Additional rainfall, while unwelcome, was not immediately seen as significantly worsening the ongoing floods.

Flood crests were slated to continue spilling down stream on major rivers such as the Danube, which flows southeastward to the Black Sea.
Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #325 on: June 05, 2013, 11:41:41 am »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22779749
Rescuers winch families to safety in German flood town
6/5/13

Rescue in southern Germany have been using helicopters to pluck families from rooftops in the town of Deggendorf as the Danube flood crisis continues.

Thousands of people were moved from the Bavarian town as levees along the Danube and Isar rivers broke.

Floodwater is also threatening parts of Austria and the Czech Republic.

At least 12 people have died and two are missing as a result of the floods across the three countries, triggered by heavy rain following a wet spring.

Seven deaths were recorded in the Czech Republic and three in Germany, while two people were reported dead and two missing in Austria, according to a European Commission update early on Tuesday evening.

Parts of Germany have not seen such severe flooding in centuries. However, in the Czech Republic, the water level has stabilised in the capital Prague, where there had been fears of a repeat of disasters in 2002 and 1997.

Records beaten
 
Firefighter Alois Schraufstetter said the floodwater in Deggendorf was already 3m (9.8ft) high. "This is a life-threatening situation," he was quoted as saying by Germany's DPA news agency.

Four farmers were rescued at the very last minute by a helicopter before their tractor was submerged, he added.

The level of the River Elbe in the historic German city of Dresden, where at least 600 people were evacuated, is not expected to peak until Thursday morning.

In another eastern city, Halle, streets were under water on Wednesday morning. According to German news magazine Spiegel, it is the highest water level in the city in four centuries.

Meanwhile, the floods were receding in the south German city of Passau. People could be seen sweeping up muck from their streets.

In the Austrian city of Krems, emergency workers have been shoring up a dyke under threat from the swollen Danube.

Thousands of people left their homes in the Czech Republic in recent days as floodwater threatened to overwhelm flood barriers.

In the low-lying industrial city of Usti nad Labem, the River Elbe was spilling over the 10m-high (33ft-high) metal flood barriers.

The peak there is expected some time on Wednesday.

The main rail link connecting Prague and Berlin in Germany has been underwater, with trains being diverted.
Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #326 on: June 06, 2013, 10:11:18 am »

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/06/18796242-east-coast-storm-warning-as-andrea-hits-florida?lite
6/6/13
East Coast storm warning as Andrea hits Florida

Tropical Storm Andrea - the first of the Atlantic hurricane season - spawned a tornado in Florida early Thursday and threatened high winds, heavy rain and rough seas along much of the U.S. East Coast in the coming days.

The storm was bearing down on the Tampa area early Thursday.

A storm surge was expected to produce flooding in low-lying areas from Fort Myers, Fla., in the south to Apalachicola, on the southern tip of the Florida Panhandle, in the north, Weather Channel meteorologist Michael Palmer said.

The National Weather Service issued tropical storm warnings for a long strip of the East Coast, from north-central Florida to the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. Heavily populated cities lie in the warning area: the Tampa Bay area and Jacksonville in Florida; Charleston and tourist-packed Myrtle Beach in South Carolina; Wilmington and the heavily-visited Outer Banks in North Carolina; and Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Newport News, Va.

By Friday, the storm was expected to affect major inland cities, including Washington and Philadelphia, bringing heavy rains that could produce flooding, the weather service said, adding that Andrea should have diminished to rain and wind gusts by the time it approached New York late Friday or Saturday.

Most of central and southern Florida was under a tornado watch as the storm approached with its 50-60 mph wind gusts churning up 10- to 14-foot seas, the weather service said. Seas up to 16 feet were expected further north.

A tornado was confirmed on the ground in Myakka City, Fla., south of Tampa, early Thursday, the weather service said, adding that power lines were down and a small building was in a road.

Further inland, heavy rains ahead of the storm brought flood watches for Thursday and Friday across virtually all of South Carolina as well as west-central North Carolina and much of Georgia. The Florida Panhandle, southeastern Alabama and far southern Georgia were at risk as early as Wednesday evening.
Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #327 on: June 07, 2013, 11:26:14 am »

http://news.yahoo.com/tropical-storm-andrea-weakens-swirls-over-florida-004144124.html
Tropical Storm Andrea moves quickly up U.S. Atlantic Coast
6/7/13

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Andrea moved briskly along the South Carolina coast on Friday, bringing drenching rains and threatening to spawn tornadoes as it churns up the Eastern Seaboard, U.S. forecasters said.

Andrea, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, weakened slightly a day after lashing parts of Florida and southern Georgia with driving rains and high winds.

On Friday, Andrea carried top sustained winds of 45 miles per hour and was centered 35 miles north-northeast of Charleston, South Carolina, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm gained speed overnight and was expected to move quickly up the East Coast, said Jack Beven, a hurricane specialist at the Miami-based center.

"It's likely to continue a fast motion towards the Northeast during the next day or so," he said
.

In South Carolina, authorities said there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Scattered power outages were reported in the state, with 2,500 customers losing service.

Tropical storm warnings were in effect for the U.S. Atlantic Coast from South Carolina to Virginia, including the lower Chesapeake Bay, and forecasters warned tropical storm conditions will continue to spread northward in the area.

Andrea could cause tornadoes in coastal areas from North Carolina through Virginia, the hurricane center said.

The storm buffeted Florida's western coast on Thursday, fueling several tornadoes, including one that ripped a roof off a restaurant in the city of Gulfport. After swirling over the Gulf of Mexico, the storm made landfall over the Big Bend area, where the Florida peninsula joins the mainland.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.

The U.S. government's top climate agency warned in an annual forecast last month that this year's season could be "extremely active" with 13 to 20 tropical storms, seven of 11 of which are expected to become hurricanes.

Three to six hurricanes could become major at Category 3 or above, with winds of more than 110 mph, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.

(Editing by Kevin Gray and Doina Chiacu)
Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #328 on: June 08, 2013, 12:05:15 am »

Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #329 on: June 08, 2013, 02:18:37 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/tropical-storm-andrea-weakens-swirls-over-florida-004144124.html
Tropical Storm Andrea moves quickly up U.S. Atlantic Coast

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/andrea-to-target-united-kingdo-1/14006861

Andrea to Target United Kingdom Next Week
By Eric Leister, Meteorologist
June 08, 2013; 3:02 AM

Andrea is expected drench the northeastern United States Friday night into Saturday and then bring a burst of heavy rainfall to Atlantic Canada Saturday before moving over the open Atlantic Ocean.

The fast movement of Andrea will continue through the weekend, allowing it to reach Ireland and the United Kingdom by Tuesday.

The storm will be extra-tropical by that point after traveling over the cool Atlantic waters, but there will still be a threat for outbreaks of rain and strong winds.

The storm will arrive Monday night into Tuesday with the strongest winds and heaviest rainfall expected across Ireland. Lighter rainfall will spread into Northern Ireland and Scotland during this time with some strong winds, especially near the coastline.

Rains will spread across Scotland, Wales and England Tuesday night into Wednesday along with some locally strong winds.

Rainfall amounts of 12-25 mm (0.50-1.00 inch) are expected across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland with lesser amounts farther east.

Winds of 25-50 kph (15-30 mph) will be common across all of the United Kingdom and Ireland, but damaging wind gusts in excess of 80 kph (50 mph) will be possible from Ireland into Scotland, with the greatest threat along and near southern- and western-facing coastal areas.
Report Spam   Logged
Pages: 1 ... 9 10 [11] 12 13 ... 22   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
Free SMF Hosting - Create your own Forum

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy