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The Magnitude of Israel's Fires by The Numbers (21 photos)

The Magnitude of Israel's Fires by The Numbers (21 photos) | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
What are your thoughts when you see these images of Israel in flames?
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Climate Change Wallops Alabama, but the State Climatologist Is a Climate Skeptic

Climate Change Wallops Alabama, but the State Climatologist Is a Climate Skeptic | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
The state has few plans to deal with record drought that scientists say will only worsen as temperatures rise.
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Whatever the causes, the climate is changing and we need to recognize it and prepare.
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Washington state 'grossly' unprepared for major quake: report

Washington state 'grossly' unprepared for major quake: report | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
Washington state is grossly unprepared for a large earthquake and tsunami that may strike in the coming decades, putting it at risk for a humanitarian disaster, the Seattle Times reported on Sunday, citing a draft government report.
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Kansas plant spill releases noxious plume, dozens hospitalized

Kansas plant spill releases noxious plume, dozens hospitalized | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
The accident happened at MGP Ingredients, a supplier of premium distilled spirits, causing a "chemical release" of chlorine gas, officials said.
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The internet is still actually controlled by 14 people who hold 7 secret keys

The internet is still actually controlled by 14 people who hold 7 secret keys | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
This sounds like something out of a Dan Brown book, but it isn't: The entire internet depends on seven highly secured keys.
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Incredible satellite video of Super Typhoon Haima — ImaGeo

Incredible satellite video of Super Typhoon Haima — ImaGeo | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
An animation of satellite images acquired during the day and nighttime shows Super Typhoon Haima cutting like a circular saw toward Luzon in the Philippines
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Ides of October Storm charges toward Pacific Northwest

Ides of October Storm charges toward Pacific Northwest | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
Even as a vigorous Pacific frontal system moves through western Washington, remnants of Pacific Typhoon Songda are forming into an even stronger storm.
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Unexpectedly Deep Seismic Activity Found Along California Fault

Unexpectedly Deep Seismic Activity Found Along California Fault | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
Scientists detected seismic activity at unexpected depths along the Newport-Inglewood fault, and it could represent a new maximum earthquake depth.
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Matthew Becomes the Atlantic's First Category 5 Hurricane in Nine Years | Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog

Matthew Becomes the Atlantic's First Category 5 Hurricane in Nine Years | Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
Now packing top sustained winds of 160 mph in the southern Caribbean Sea, Hurricane Matthew is the Atlantic's first Category 5 hurricane since Felix in 2007.
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How Did The Ritz Carlton Hotel Protect Their Guests Last Night During The Charlotte Riots?

How Did The Ritz Carlton Hotel Protect Their Guests Last Night During The Charlotte Riots? | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
Put yourself in these shoes: You take a few days off from work and pull together a spontaneous trip with your family for a fall foliage adventure in the South.
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6 million under flash flood watch as tropical storm drenches Fla.

6 million under flash flood watch as tropical storm drenches Fla. | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
Parts of northeastern Florida could get between 3 to 6 inches of rain — and isolated totals of 10 inches are possible — as the storm moves north.
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Emergency alert on TV mistakenly orders full evacuation of Long Island due to Hermine

Emergency alert on TV mistakenly orders full evacuation of Long Island due to Hermine | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
Federal officials in New York are investigating an emergency alert system after a mistakenly truncated message about storm system Hermine wrongly advised TV watchers on Long Island of an ordered evacuation, authorities said Sunday.
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Boston's Great Molasses Flood of 1919

Boston's Great Molasses Flood of 1919 | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
On January 15, 1919, Boston suffered one of history’s strangest disasters: a devastating flood of molasses.
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Before-and-after satellite images reveal California's lakes are drying up

Using satellite images from 2001 and 2016, we can see how 10 of California's lakes and reservoirs have shrunk during the 21st century.
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'Sinking' San Francisco high-rise sparks fears among residents

'Sinking' San Francisco high-rise sparks fears among residents | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
The Millennium Tower has sunk 16 inches and is titling, and some are worried about safety in the event of an earthquake. The owner says it is safe.
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The most ironic thing about this massive internet attack

The most ironic thing about this massive internet attack | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
Knowing a lot about something doesn't always mean you can stop it.
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What We Know About Friday’s Massive East Coast Internet Outage

What We Know About Friday’s Massive East Coast Internet Outage | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
DNS service Dyn faces DDoS attacks.
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Iowa has little idea of the cost to fully protect it from flooding

Iowa has little idea of the cost to fully protect it from flooding | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
Iowa is seeing more floods as a result of climate change, yet has little idea of the price tag for needed protection.
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More Flooding Forecast in Waterlogged North Carolina

More Flooding Forecast in Waterlogged North Carolina | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
As at least three rivers were forecast to reach record levels, some not cresting until Friday, the true cost of Hurricane Matthew sinks in
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FALSE: Florida Business Owners Engage In Shootout with Looters; 31 Confirmed Dead

FALSE: Florida Business Owners Engage In Shootout with Looters; 31 Confirmed Dead | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
A fake news site exacerbated Hurricane Matthew fears by claiming that looters were involved in a massive deadly shootout in Daytona Beach.
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Hurricane Matthew Is Breaking One Especially Scary Record

Hurricane Matthew Is Breaking One Especially Scary Record | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
It's unusual for a storm like this to hit in October.
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At least 3 dead, 75 injured after New Jersey train crash

At least 3 dead, 75 injured after New Jersey train crash | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
'It was for a couple seconds, but it felt like an eternity,' a passenger said. 'I saw a woman pinned under the concrete. A lot of people were bleeding, one guy was crying.'
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Communities scramble to find emergency water sources - The Boston Globe

Communities scramble to find emergency water sources - The Boston Globe | EM 451 Disaster Planning | Scoop.it
Water levels in parts of drought-stricken Massachusetts have fallen steadily, prompting a growing number of communities to request emergency supplies — at added cost — from other sources.
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Pipeline Explosion Kills 10 Campers in N.M.

Pipeline Explosion Kills 10 Campers in N.M.
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Terrorism is not suspected, but consider the potential threat.
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