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Monster Solar Flare Spares Earth, for Now

Monster Solar Flare Spares Earth, for Now | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
The sun fired off a major solar flare late Feb. 24, making it the most powerful sun eruption of the year so far and one of the strongest in recent years. The massive X4.9-class ...
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Oceanfront still recovering from tornado damage - WAVY-TV

Oceanfront still recovering from tornado damage - WAVY-TV | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
Oceanfront still recovering from tornado damage
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“After the tornado, most of the damage came from the parking lot attendant booths from here and next door that flew over. They crashed into our deck, which destroyed a lot.
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Monster Solar Flare Spares Earth, for Now

Monster Solar Flare Spares Earth, for Now | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
The sun fired off a major solar flare late Feb. 24, making it the most powerful sun eruption of the year so far and one of the strongest in recent years. The massive X4.9-class ...
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U.S. Winter Storm Seen Spreading Snow, Sleet Across South

U.S. Winter Storm Seen Spreading Snow, Sleet Across South | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
Rain, sleet and snow are expected to spread across the southern U.S., including Atlanta’s northern suburbs, less than two weeks after a winter storm stranded thousands of motorists and children in cars, buses and schools in the region.
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Atlanta’s northern suburbs may get 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.6 centimeters) of snow through the next three days as the storm moves from Texas to the southern Appalachian Mountains, according to the U.S. Weather Prediction Center.

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HowStuffWorks "How Earthquakes Work"

HowStuffWorks "How Earthquakes Work" | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
Earthquakes shake our world every 11 seconds. Find out what causes earthquakes, how fault lines work and learn how earthquakes are monitored.
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Another Snowstorm Hits the Urban Northeast

Another Snowstorm Hits the Urban Northeast | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off...
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The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts but was expected to hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston, creating a perilous commute home for millions of motorists.

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Record freeze extends to eastern United States, at least eight dead

Record freeze extends to eastern United States, at least eight dead | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
NEW YORK/MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A deadly blast of arctic air shattered decades-old temperature records as it enveloped the eastern United States on Tuesday, snarling air, road and rail travel, driving energy...
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At least eight deaths have been reported across the country because of the polar air mass sweeping over North America during the past few days. Authorities have put about half of the United States under a wind chill warning or cold weather advisory.

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Below-zero temps push into Midwest, Northeast

Below-zero temps push into Midwest, Northeast | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
CHICAGO (AP) — Icy, snow-covered roads and high winds made travel treacherous Sunday from the Dakotas and Michigan to Missouri as much of the nation braced for the next winter wallop: a dangerous cold that could break records.
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A whirlpool of frigid, dense air known as a "polar vortex" was expected to suppress temperatures in more than half of the continental U.S. starting into Monday and Tuesday, with wind chill warnings stretching from Montana to Alabama.

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Winter storm brings snow, kills at least 11

Winter storm brings snow, kills at least 11 | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
BOSTON (AP) — A storm dropped a blanket of light, powdery snow across the Northeast and ushered in frigid temperatures Friday that were unusual even for cities accustomed to arctic blasts.
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The nor'easter was accompanied by plummeting temperatures that on Friday morning reached 8 degrees below zero in Burlington, Vt., with a wind chill of 29 below, and 2 degrees in Boston, with a wind chill of minus 20. It dumped 23 inches of snow in Boxford, Mass., and 18 inches in parts of western New York near Rochester. Thirteen inches of snow fell in Boston, while Lakewood, N.J., got 10 inches and New York City's Central Park got 6.

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Plumes of mysterious steam rise from crippled nuclear reactor at Fukushima

Plumes of mysterious steam rise from crippled nuclear reactor at Fukushima | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
Fresh plumes of most probably radioactive steam have been detected rising from the reactor 3 building at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, said the facility’s operator company.
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The steam has been detected by surveillance cameras and appeared to be coming from the fifth floor of the mostly-destroyed building housing crippled reactor 3, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), the plant’s operator.

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Storm threatens holiday travel in east

Storm threatens holiday travel in east | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it

Snow and ice are forecast for the northeast of the country as a deadly storm that started on the West Coast last week gathers steam Tuesday and powers toward the East in time for Thanksgiving.

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Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of strongest storms ever, heads for central Philippines

Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of strongest storms ever, heads for central Philippines | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
Thousands of people in vulnerable areas of the Philippines are being relocated as the strongest storm on the planet so far this year spins toward the country.
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With sustained winds of 305 kph (190 mph) and gusts as strong as 370 kph (230 mph), Super Typhoon Haiyan was churning across the Western Pacific toward the central Philippines as one of the most intense tropical cyclones ever recorded.

Its wind strength makes it equivalent to an exceptionally strong Category 5 hurricane.

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Tropical Storm Flossie takes aim on Hawaii

Tropical Storm Flossie takes aim on Hawaii | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
Residents and tourists across Hawaii are bracing for heavy rains and strong winds from Tropical Storm Flossie, while the system weakened as it approached the state.
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National Weather Service officials said they expect people on the Big Island and Maui to see the brunt of the storm on Monday morning, with wind gusts up to 60 mph, possible flooding and waves up to 18 feet high.

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Massive storm system roars into Mid-Atlantic

Massive storm system roars into Mid-Atlantic | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
A mammoth storm system blew into the Mid-Atlantic Thursday after pounding parts of the Upper Midwest overnight Wednesday with high winds and tornadoes.
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More than 600,000 people are now without power in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and Washington, D.C., due to the severe storms, the Weather Underground reported.

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Flash flood warnings for large part of Illinois - fox2now.com

Flash flood warnings for large part of Illinois - fox2now.com | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
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Flash flood warnings for large part of Illinois
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CHICAGO (AP) _ Flash flood warnings are in effect for parts of northern, central and eastern Illinois as slow-moving thunderstorms unleash torrential downpours.
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In pictures: sinkholes, craters and collapsed roads around the world - Telegraph

In pictures: sinkholes, craters and collapsed roads around the world - Telegraph | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
In pictures: sinkholes, craters and collapsed roads around the world.
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Back40HQ's curator insight, April 8, 5:48 PM

would hate to have this happen on my street

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Fukushima Shield

Fukushima Shield | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it

Fukushima Shield provides information about the dangers of the Fukushima radiation crisis that are largely unreported by the corporate media or government. 

This website provides information from nationally-known doctors on the best ways to protect our health and lives from the radiation from the nuclear reactors in Fukushima, Japan which were severely damaged during the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.  
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This is not a time to despair, but a time to get informed and active! This site discusses simple steps that can enhance your health in vitally important ways while also helping to protect you from radiation.
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Atlanta's 'Snowpocalypse' turned ordinary commutes into chaos, confusion

Atlanta's 'Snowpocalypse' turned ordinary commutes into chaos, confusion | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
Tales from this week’s storm that dumped three inches of snow on metro Atlanta, iced roads, forced the cancellation of almost 800 flights, caused roughly 1,200 accidents, injured at least 130 people, killed two, wrecked countless commutes and stranded thousands in local schools and business.
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Yahoo News readers' personal stories about a three-inch snowstorm that paralyzed a metro area

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It's So Cold Outside That...

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Hibernation sounds pretty great right now.
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Check out some of the polar vortex's weirdest side effects. Hibernation sounds pretty great right about now.Check out some of the polar vortex's weirdest side effects. Hibernation sounds pretty great right about now.Check out some of the polar vortex's weirdest side effects. Hibernation sounds pretty great right about now.

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Iced Out: America's Deep Freeze in 10 Chilling Photos

Iced Out: America's Deep Freeze in 10 Chilling Photos | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
The United States experienced its coldest weather in decades this week as a polar vortex flooded the country.
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Wind chill in Minnesota reached -50 degrees Fahrenheit — that's cold enough for exposed skin to get frostbite in 5 minutes. Plenty of other places saw sub-zero weather, temperatures so cold that many officials shut down schools, highways and tourist attractions as a means to try to keep people inside. Here are few spine-shivering photos.

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'Polar vortex' pushes subzero temps into Midwest

'Polar vortex' pushes subzero temps into Midwest | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
CHICAGO (AP) — A whirlpool of frigid, dense air known as a "polar vortex" descended Monday into much of the U.S., pummeling parts of the country with a dangerous cold that could break decades-old records with wind chill warnings stretching from...
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For a big chunk of the Midwest, the subzero temperatures were moving in behind another winter wallop: more than a foot of snow and high winds that made traveling treacherous. Officials closed schools in cities including Chicago, St. Louis and Milwaukee and warned residents to stay indoors and avoid the frigid cold altogethe

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Why A West Coast Radiation Alert Is Mandatory (Video) | Earthquakes

Why A West Coast Radiation Alert Is Mandatory (Video) | Earthquakes | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
By Susan Duclos
“The complete denial of Radiation Poisoning and the lockout of the true readings and computer models that exist make the US Government complicit in the genocide of Americans – ‘They lie we die.’” — Steve Quayle via email.
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In order to understand the immediate danger to the US west coast and Canada from the newest revelation from TEPCO that steam is rising from the Unit #3 reactor, which could be indicative of another meltdown in progress at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, which was crippled and suffered multiple meltdowns after the 2011 great earthuake and tsunami, one has to look at what the previous meltdowns caused in the nearly three years since the original disaster.
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Nearly week of frigid temperatures for West

Nearly week of frigid temperatures for West | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
DENVER (AP) — The jet stream hunkered to the south Wednesday, promising to bring nearly a week of temperatures that could dip to 20-below or worse in the northern midsection of the country, and forcing much of the rest of the nation to deal with...
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Don Carter's curator insight, January 1, 8:38 PM

Be safe as you travel. Pack emergency kits with tools and blankets and warmers in addition to normal safety measures.

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Super Typhoon Haiyan

Super Typhoon Haiyan | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
The strongest typhoon in the world this year is bearing down on the Philippines, sending thousands fleeing villages. The super typhoon is nearly 500 miles wide with winds up to 195 miles per hour.
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A monstrous storm has arisen in the Western Pacific, the likes of which haven’t been seen for several years, meteorologists say. The storm, Super Typhoon Haiyan, has become the year’s most intense and is bearing down on the central Philippines, threatening to inflict massive damage and loss of life in the area.

 
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Record snowfall, blizzard conditions expected

Record snowfall, blizzard conditions expected | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
A powerful storm expected to hit western South Dakota early this morning could break a nearly 100-year record.
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Rapid City may see the earliest major snowstorm in recorded history, according to the National Weather Service in Rapid City. Records date back to 1888.

This very powerful storm prompted a blizzard warning stretching from Belle Fourche to Pine Ridge to be issued Thursday afternoon effective 6 a.m. today to 9 a.m. Saturday. Winds up to 50 mph are expected with 70 mph gusts.

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Don Carter's curator insight, October 22, 2013 7:48 PM

They calling for an active winter this year...Just ordered my firewoord today! (I Love Snow!)

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Skies open, roads close, airport stalls

Skies open, roads close, airport stalls | Disaster Emergency Survival Readiness | Scoop.it
A historic deluge on Sunday afternoon turned roads into rivers across the region, submerging cars, swelling rivers, and disrupting travel on the ground and in the air into Monday morning.
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A record 8.02 inches was recorded at Philadelphia's International Airport in just a few hours on Sunday, with nearly another quarter inch falling early Monday. Sunday's total easily surpassed the previous record for a single day, 6.6 inches, set by Hurricane Floyd in 1999.
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A record 8.02 inches was recorded at Philadelphia's International Airport in just a few hours on Sunday, with nearly another quarter inch falling early Monday. Sunday's total easily surpassed the previous record for a single day, 6.6 inches, set by Hurricane Floyd in 1999.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20130729_Skies_open__roads_close.html#WqZvQ5XgKiB4lFBO.99

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