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Blizzard Safety Tips. Snow Storm Safety Advice

Blizzard Safety Tips. Snow Storm Safety Advice | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

The necessary steps that should be taken to prepare for a blizzard. Does the news of heavy snow sound like a chance for fun? Think again. Blizzards can be the killer storms of cold weather climates.

Snow coming down at a rapid pace and strong winds blowing and drifting the snow…into piles deep enough to bury cars make for poor visibility and life threatening emergencies.

Skiers may smile at the thought of all that great powder, but the truth is blizzards are very dangerous and need to be taken seriously.

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Earth's Natural Beauty in Time Lapse [VIDEO]

Earth's Natural Beauty in Time Lapse [VIDEO] | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

The ethereal beauty of our planet Earth becomes immediately evident when you watch this collection of time-lapse videos. It gets even better when an artist such as Michael König massages the footage using the latest digital video gear, cleaning up the pictures, taking out the noise and smoothing out the motion to the point where it’s into the realm of the surreal. Add music by Jan Jelinek, and it’s art.

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An Asteroid Almost Ended Your Life Yesterday

An Asteroid Almost Ended Your Life Yesterday | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

While you were going about your daily business, maybe sitting in traffic or making dinner, a giant asteroid whizzed by your head, and you narrowly escaped the cold bite of death. And it’s even cooler when you discover just how close 202,000 miles really is in the grand scheme of things. For instance, the average distance between the Earth and the Moon is 239,000. So this asteroid, tagged as the size of an aircraft carrier, came between us and the Moon. It passed by Earth at its closest point around 6:30 EST.

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Secrets To Survive Disasters, Pandemics, Economic Collapse

Secrets To Survive Disasters, Pandemics, Economic Collapse | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Insider Secrets To Survive Disasters, Pandemics, Economic Collapse, Hyper-inflation, and Breakdowns In Civil Order Recent events prove that in a crisis you may have less than 20 minutes to respond if you and your loved ones hope to survive.
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Doritos® Presents: CRASH THE SUPER BOWL

Doritos® Presents: CRASH THE SUPER BOWL | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

WATCH THIS BEST SUPER BOWL DORITOS COMMERCIAL EVER MADE!

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Winter Snowstorm Preparedness Safety Tips

Winter Snowstorm Preparedness Safety Tips | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

Snowstorm, blizzard timely preparation tips to protect you, your family, pets, loved ones, home, business...Timely preparation, including structural and non-structural mitigation measures to avoid the impacts of severe winter weather, can avert heavy personal, business and government expenditures. Experts agree that the following measures can be effective in dealing with the challenges of severe winter weather:

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Snowstorm Devastated Central Park Trees

Snowstorm Devastated Central Park Trees | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
The group that manages Central Park estimates that the New York City park may lose 1,000 trees due to the unprecedented weekend snowstorm. Central Park Conservancy spokeswoman Dena Libner says the storm impacted about 400 acres— half of the park — below 86th Street.

Saturday’s storm damage comes six days before the New York City Marathon winds through the park. read more...

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Earthquake Preparedness. Earthquake FAQ Readiness

Earthquake Preparedness. Earthquake FAQ Readiness | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

Preparing ahead in case of an earthquake safety tips. Top questions and answers on preparing ahead for an earthquake. How to protect family, loved ones and pets. resources you need in case of earthquake emergency.

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New images of falling satellite

New images of falling satellite | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

An amateur astronomer has recorded images of the out-of-control UARS satellite as it tumbles in space ahead of its expected burn-up on Friday.

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U.S.A Volcanoes

U.S.A Volcanoes | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

There are over 160 U.S. volcanoes that have erupted in the past 10,000 years. Listed are many of our monitored volcanoes with links to additional information.

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Preparing for Volcanic Emergencies

Preparing for Volcanic Emergencies | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

Recent advances in volcano monitoring, new and refined volcano-hazard assessments, and better warning schemes have significantly improved our capability to warn of volcano hazards and impending eruptions. Our volcano information and warnings, however, no matter how timely or precise, will reduce volcanic risk only if they are communicated effectively to a wide audience, especially to people who live and work in potentially hazardous areas and to emergency-management specialists.
Increasing public awareness of volcano hazards

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3 earthquakes rock Guatemala, 1 confirmed dead

3 earthquakes rock Guatemala, 1 confirmed dead | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

hree earthquakes shook a major part of Guatemala in less than 90 minutes Monday afternoon, killing at least one person, authorities said.The largest quake, a 5.8 magnitude, hit at 12:34 p.m., with two of 4.8 magnitude hitting before and after. All were centered in the same area about 30 miles (51 kilometers) southeast of the capital, Guatemala City.

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Influenza Vaccines. FDA Approves Influenza Vaccines

Influenza Vaccines. FDA Approves Influenza Vaccines | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved the 2011-2012 influenza vaccine formulation for all six manufacturers licensed to produce and distribute influenza vaccine for the United States.
Vaccination remains the cornerstone of preventing influenza, a contagious respiratory disease caused by influenza viruses. The vaccine formulation protects against the three virus strains that surveillance indicates will be most common during the upcoming season and includes the same virus strains used for the 2010-2011 influenza season.
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Why are they called Santa Ana winds?

Why are they called Santa Ana winds? | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

So, why are the winds howling this week in southern California called "Santa Anas?"The origin and even the original spelling of the term "Santa Ana winds" are unclear, according to meteorologist Jan Null of Golden Gate Weather Services. Null said that during the past century both Santa Ana and Santana winds have been used, adding that the term "Santana winds" is said to have originated in Spanish California when the hot, dry winds were called "devil winds."

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What Is Frostbite, Hypothermia, Wind Chill

What Is Frostbite, Hypothermia, Wind Chill | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Frostbite, Hypothermia, Wind Chill.Preparing ahead for winter hazards, storms, blizzards...
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FEMA Emergency Alert System National Test Nov 9 2011

FEMA Emergency Alert System National Test Nov 9 2011 | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
FEMA will run the first-ever Emergency Alert System (EAS) test for 30 seconds Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST, which will be used to inform Americans in the case of a national emergency.
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Wildfire tears through Reno; 10,000 evacuated - CBS News

Wildfire tears through Reno; 10,000 evacuated - CBS News | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

At least 20 homes burned down in fire fueled by 60 mph winds; Man dies from cardiac arrest...RENO, Nev. - Police in Reno went house to house in the middle of the night, pounding on doors and telling residents they had to evacuate as a roughly 400-acre blaze raged in rough terrain, destroyed homes and injured some people. At least one man is dead, after suffering a fatal cardiac arrest while evacuating.

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What Is A Blizzard

What Is A Blizzard | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

Blizzards are dangerous winter storms that are a combination of blowing snow and wind resulting in very low visibilities. While heavy snowfalls and severe cold often accompany blizzards, they are not required. Sometimes strong winds pick up snow that has already fallen, creating a ground blizzard.

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Winter Storm Warnings. Preparing Your Car For Winter Storm Driving Video

Winter Storm Warnings. Preparing Your Car For Winter Storm Driving Video | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

Winter Storm Warnings. Preparing Your Car For Winter Storm Driving Video

 

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October Snowstorm Damages By State

October Snowstorm Damages By State | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

A state-by-state look at some of the effects, of the late October storm that shocked the Northeast over the weekend with up to 30 inches of snow.

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Turkey Earthquake Video. Turkey Earthquake 7.2

Turkey Earthquake Video. Turkey Earthquake 7.2 | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Rescuers scrabbling through the rubble of Turkey’s powerful earthquake pulled five people to safety today including two children and a man who used his cell phone to lead searchers to his location.

The rescues came 24 hours after a 7.2 magnitude quake rattled a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Turkey Sunday, destroying buildings and killing nearly 272.

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4 Apps That Can Help During a Natural Disaster

4 Apps That Can Help During a Natural Disaster | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

Communications technologies -- including the use of social and mobile tools -- continue to play increasing roles in emergency and rescue efforts as well as for overall personal and family safety.

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Volcanoes in Movies Movies Fact or Fiction

Volcanoes in Movies Movies Fact or Fiction | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

Frequently Asked Questions About Volcanoes in Movies: Fact or Fiction. Dante’s Peak, a volcano-disaster thriller from Universal Studios, dramatizes some real-world concerns faced by communities located near active volcanoes in the United States. Set in the northern Cascade Range of Washington State, the movie portrays the roles of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists and local public officials during the reawakening and eruption of a fictional volcano – one that resembles dozens of real volcanoes in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and northern California. To separate fact from fiction, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the movie and the USGS mission to reduce the risk from dangerous volcanoes.

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Study: Whooping cough vaccination fades in 3 years - Yahoo! News

Study: Whooping cough vaccination fades in 3 years - Yahoo! News | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
The whooping cough vaccine given to babies and toddlers loses much of its effectiveness after just three years — a lot faster than doctors believed — and that could help explain a recent series of outbreaks in the U.S. among children who were fully vaccinated, a study suggests.The study is small and preliminary, and its authors said the results need to be confirmed through more research. Nevertheless, the findings are likely to stir debate over whether children should get a booster shot earlier than now recommended.

"I was disturbed to find maybe we had a little more confidence in the vaccine than it might deserve," said the lead researcher, Dr. David Witt, chief of infectious disease at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Rafael, Calif. Witt presented his findings Monday at a medical conference in Chicago.

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Phoenix Meteor Video

Phoenix Meteor Video | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

Video captured the mysterious meteor that captivated many residents Wednesday night in the Southwest. A NASA scientist told msnbc.com the object was most likely a fragment of an asteroid.

Some said it was a blue-green color while others claimed it was orange and yellow. Experts said in the msnbc.com article that a meteor is slower than a shooting star and it’s possible for it to appear to change colors.

A NASA official reports that while they can’t say 100-percent, it is most likely a fireball or a very bright meteor the size of a baseball or basketball. Read the complete msnbc.com article.

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