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Largest Solar Storm Hits Earth

Largest Solar Storm Hits Earth | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
The Earth is being battered by a storm of charged particles from the Sun, which could disrupt power grids, satellite navigation and plane routes.
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Severe Tornadoes In Illinoise

Severe Tornadoes In Illinoise | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
HARRISBURG, Ill.— 100+ hurt in Illinois. At least 10 people were killed in other states when a severe pre-dawn storm pounded southern Illinois and left the city’s medical center scrambling to treat an influx of injured, authorities said.

Officials initially reported that as many as 10 people had died in the city of 9,000, but later revised the figure. Authorities said at least 100 were injured when a tornado hit the city at 4:56 a.m. today. Between 250 to 300 houses were damaged or destroyed and about 25 businesses were badly hit, authorities said.

Harrisburg Medical Center CEO Vince Ashley could not immediately estimate how many of the injured were treated at the 78-bed hospital, which sustained damage. No one was injured at the medical center, he said......

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Dangerous Storms Aimed For Tennesse

Dangerous Storms Aimed For Tennesse | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

Places like Jackson, Miss., New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville, Tenn., Birmingham and Huntsville, Ala., Atlanta and Lexington, Ky., could see a severe thunderstorm Thursday. The threat will expand east through the day, bringing a severe threat of large hail, gusty winds in excess of 60 mph and a few tornadoes to places like Nashville, Tenn., Atlanta and Huntsville, Ala., and Asheville, N.C., by early evening.

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Flu Update. Flu Reports

Flu Update. Flu Reports | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Flu Update: California Reporting Widespread Flu

As we head into mid-February more states are reporting influenza activity. Here's a look at some tips to help keep you from getting the flu:

The biggest defense against the flu is getting a yearly flu shot. High risk groups like the elderly, children under 2 and pregnant women should get the flu shots as soon as possible to maximize protection.

This year's seasonal influenza vaccine virus strains are identical to those contained in the 2010-11 vaccine – the H3N2 virus, influenza B and the H1N1 virus. These are the three flu strains the U.S. government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe will be predominate during this winter's flu season.

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How Facebook and Twitter Help Sound the Official Earthquake Alarm

How Facebook and Twitter Help Sound the Official Earthquake Alarm | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
The U.S. Geological Survey uses Twitter and Facebook to alert those in danger when earthquakes strike around the world.

 

But they’re not the only ones using social media to sound a digital alarm when disaster strikes. Officials in the U.S. do that too.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), a scientific agency of the U.S. government, is tasked in part with researching natural disasters and getting the word out when they hit. They’re doing much of that information sharing online. Scott Horvatt, Web and Social Media Chief at the USGS, says the organization uses a combination of Facebook and Twitter to spread information about “any significant earthquake event.”

 

 

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Groundhog Day 2012: Punxsutawney Phil shadow means 6 more weeks of winter

Groundhog Day 2012: Punxsutawney Phil shadow means 6 more weeks of winter | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Groundhog Day is upon us, and Americans tuned in from around the ccountry Thursday morning to watch Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow, meaning six more weeks of winter.
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NASA's New Satellite Captures Amazing Hi-Res Image of Earth

NASA's New Satellite Captures Amazing Hi-Res Image of Earth | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Suomi NPP, NASA's newest imaging satellite, has taken a high resolution image of Earth, the largest such image ever created.
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Solar Blast Reroutes Delta Flights

Solar Blast Reroutes Delta Flights | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Radiation from an immense solar blast hit the Earth Tuesday -- forcing Delta Air Lines to redirect at least half a dozen airplanes that had been routed over the North Pole.
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Solar Radiation Storm Hits Earth Today. Solar Storm Video

Solar Radiation Storm Hits Earth Today. Solar Storm Video | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Solar eruption causes strongest radiation storm for SEVEN YEARS as particles hurtle out of sun towards Earth at 93,000,000 mph...Solar Radiation Storm Hits Earth Today – Video

Solar eruption causes strongest radiation storm for SEVEN YEARS as particles hurtle out of sun towards Earth at 93,000,000 mph

Solar flare happened at 11pm ET on Sunday; hailed by experts as ‘special’ Radiation mostly concerns satellite disruptions and astronauts in space Strongest radiation storm since May 2005; protons flying out at 93m mph

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Alabama Severe Storm Damages

Alabama Severe Storm Damages | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Severe weather tore across the Southeast early Monday, killing at least two people and spreading damage through at least two states, emergency officials said.
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Magnitude 3.0 - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Magnitude 3.0 - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards (RT @sfearthquakes: Hey.A 3.0 quake just happened 4 km ( 2 mi) ESE of The Geysers, CA:
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Alaska Town Buried In Snow

Alaska Town Buried In Snow | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Dozens of National Guard troops have arrived in Cordova to help the Alaska fishing town dig out from massive snows that have collapsed roofs, trapped some people in homes and triggered avalanches.The city is used to snow, but not like this season’s blanketing.

The Guard reported more than 18 feet of snow has fallen in the past weeks, although the National Weather Service did not immediately have a measurement.

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Winter Storm Warning Southwest To Central Plains

Winter Storm Warning Southwest To Central Plains | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
A storm system moving into the Southwest will bring significant winter weather from the Southwest through the Central and Southern Plains from Sunday night through Monday and into Tuesday.
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Henryville Indiana Tornado Live Video

Henryville Indiana Tornado Live Video | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
National Weather Service meteorologist, recorded video of the tornado that hit Henryville, Indiana on Friday.
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Tornadoes Rake Midwest States. Tornado Video

Tornadoes Rake Midwest States. Tornado Video | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
At least four people were killed overnight as a line of tornadoes marched across the Midwest, hitting places like the tourist hub of Branson. Midwest States Hit By Severe Tornadoes

Over 16 tornadoes reported. Three of the deaths occurred in Harrisburg, Ill., after a possible tornado swept through, destroying 35-40 homes, according to local TV station KFVS12. A hospital official later confirmed the deaths.

The fourth death happened when a suspected tornado hit a mobile home park in southwest Missouri, outside the town of Buffalo. Another 13 people at the trailer park were injured....see video

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Missouri 4.0 Earthquake

Missouri 4.0 Earthquake | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

Massive earthquakes in southeast Missouri. Magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 3:58 a.m. was located near the town of East Prairie, Mo., roughly midway between St. Louis and Memphis. Several people in five states — Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee — felt the quake, along with scattered people in four others, as far away as North Carolina and Georgia, according to responses to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

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Northwest To Get Major Snow Storm This Week

Northwest To Get Major Snow Storm This Week | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

Winter Weather Advisories, Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Storm Watches have been posted from northern Idaho into eastern Wyoming. Winter Weather Advisories, Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Storm Watches have been posted from northern Idaho into eastern Wyoming. Ten to 18 inches will fall above 5,000 feet in the Northern Rockies late this afternoon into Wednesday with up to 30 inches possible in the highest elevations of Yellowstone National Park.

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Colorado Powerful Winter Storm

Colorado Powerful Winter Storm | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

A powerful winter storm swept across Colorado on Friday as it headed east, bringing blizzard warnings to eastern Colorado and western Kansas, and winter storm warnings for southeast Wyoming and western Nebraska.The storm stretched as far south as New Mexico, where Department of Transportation reported difficult driving conditions on several state highways because of the winter weather, leaving highways snow packed and icy. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center issued a warning through Friday east of the Continental Divide, saying 2 feet of snow or more could overwhelm a weak snow pack, with natural and human-triggered avalanches likely Friday.

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Google Public Alerts: Innovative System Provides the Public with Emergency Alerts

Google Public Alerts: Innovative System Provides the Public with Emergency Alerts | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Yesterday, Google launched its new Public Alerts page, which provides emergency information and warnings related to floods, tornadoes, winter storms, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. The information for this innovative project is provided by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Weather Service, and the US Geological Survey (USGS).
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Solar Storm Puts Beautiful Northern Lights on Display [VIDEO]

Solar Storm Puts Beautiful Northern Lights on Display [VIDEO] | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Yesterday's solar storm a great chance to catch a photo or video of northern lights or aurora borealis.
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Clay Alabama Tornado Wipes Out Town

Clay Alabama Tornado Wipes Out Town | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Five Jefferson County, Alabama, schools remained closed Tuesday, a day after a tornado tore through the area, killing two and destroying at least 211 homes.
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Solar Eruption Triggers Strongest Radiation Storm in 7 Years

Solar Eruption Triggers Strongest Radiation Storm in 7 Years | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

A huge eruption on the Sun has caused the strongest radiation storm since 2005, which is due to hit Earth on Tuesday, Jan 24, possibly causing widespread communications interference. The eruption occurred late on January 22, 2012 sending a burst of energized solar particles towards Earth at about 5 million miles an hour (2,000 km per second).

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FAQs - Earthquakes Induced by Fluid Injection

FAQs - Earthquakes Induced by Fluid Injection | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards (USGS posted an FAQ about earthquakes induced by fluid injection and the process of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking")?
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How Does Geothermal Drilling Trigger Earthquakes?: Scientific American

How Does Geothermal Drilling Trigger Earthquakes?: Scientific American | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
People living near a geothermal drilling project in fault-riddled northern California are worried about more earthquakes after a similar project triggered a major jolt in Switzerland.
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East Coast Storm Warnings Week of January 9-16 2012

East Coast Storm Warnings Week of January 9-16 2012 | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Easy coast storm warnings for January 9-15 2012...
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