Snow and bitter cold snarled traffic and prompted another 1,650 U.S. flight cancellations on Monday, and tens of thousands of people were still without power after January-like weather barged in a month early. Many travelers wished they were home, and people in homes without power wished they were somewhere else.
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A six-month-old pit bull that was buried under a pile of rubble for more than a week after a tornado ripped through a central Illinois city has been coaxed to freedom with hot dogs. Jacob Montgomery, a member of the Illinois National Guard, was separated from the dog, Dexter, when the Nov. 17 tornado destroyed his third-floor apartment in Washington.
Two of the tornadoes that touched down Nov. 17 were the strongest November twisters ever recorded in the state, the National Weather Service said in a news release Monday that listed the strength and other details of each. "This was historic," said Dan Smith, a meteorologist in Lincoln, Ill.
As Typhoon Haiyan tore across the eastern Philippines, coconut plantations older than the fathers of the men who tend them were smashed like matchsticks and call centers that field customer service gripes from around the world fell silent. The storm that killed thousands also wrecked livelihoods in the worst hit region, a blow that will ripple long after the disaster fades from attention.
Six new eruptions on Monday sent lava and searing gas tumbling up to 1.5 kilometers (.9 miles) down the slopes of Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province. Volcanic material spewed as high as 2,000 meters (6,500 feet) into the air a day after authorities had raised the volcano's alert status to the highest level.
In this video from CNN, Karl Penhaul reports from the middle of the Tacloban devastation using a drone camera to get a bird's eye view.
An unusually large and strong late-season storm system ripped through several Midwest states Sunday, spawning tornadoes and tearing through homes and overturning cars along its path. Here's a snapshot of what is happening, state by state.
A message from the DRI Foundation: Make Your Dollars Count by Donating Generously to the DRI Foundation. The DRI Foundation is calling all continuity professionals, and their organizations, to donate to the Foundation’s Haiyan-Yolando Relief Fund.
The head of New Jersey's largest utility company and other officials involved in planning for February's Super Bowl said Thursday they have taken numerous measures to ensure there will be no repeat of the power failure that caused a delay at this year's game in New Orleans.
The Philippines is the country that's most at risk to natural hazards, according to UK-based risk analysis firm Maplecroft. The country loses $1.6 billion dollars a year on average because of such disasters. It also had the worst scores in other key indicators such as fixed phone lines, households with power and electricity lost in transmission.
The winning ideas include an array of strategies for making the coastline more resilient, including natural breakwaters that could take the punch out of storm surf headed for Staten Island, a ring of water-trapping canals and parks for Hoboken, N.J., and channels in Long Beach, N.Y., that would help drain Long Island's coastal bays.
In the aftermath of mega-disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan, experts say there are some basic rules for those eager to do good: Forget the rummage sale clothes, the old toys and the kind of supplies that will only stack up undistributed or damage an already weakened economy. Do send a cash donation to a respected charity.
Aid is coming to Tacloban: medical supplies, pallets of water and food piled on trucks, planes and ferries, sent by the Philippine government and countries around the world. But the scale of the disaster and challenges of delivering the assistance means few in this city, strewn with debris and corpses, have received any help.
A judge cited disabled Superstorm Sandy victims stranded in high-rise towers to illustrate his conclusion that New York City violated laws designed to protect the disabled — about 11 percent of the city's more than 8 million residents — as it created evacuation plans for emergencies ranging from storms to terrorist attacks.
NYU-Poly & Stony Brook University Launch The New York State Resilience Institute For Storms & EmergenciesNovember 5, 2013 8:40 am | by NYU-Poly | News | Comments
New York State Governor Cuomo has announced the launch of the New York State Resilience Institute for Storms & Emergencies (NYS RISE) at the Governor’s Conference on Emergency Preparedness in Albany. The institute is housed jointly at Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Stony Brook University, Long Island, N.Y.
Stormpulse Inc. has announced it will expand its focus beyond the tracking of weather-related business threats with the launch of Riskpulse, a risk management solution. Riskpulse gathers, elevates and visualizes external risk data into one easy-to-use platform, empowering business users to adjust to changing conditions quickly and make timely, critical decisions.
Many are still rebuilding their town's infrastructure, businesses and lives one year after Sandy hit the Northeast.
How do you connect to the world if you're in the middle of a disaster? The experience of people who lived through Superstorm Sandy suggests that people stayed in touch with one another using a blend of new and old modes of communication in the hardest-hit parts of New York and New Jersey. But there was greater cooperation among neighbors who used old-style, face-to-face interaction.
Ten teams of global experts participating in a federally funded design competition unveiled 41 projects Monday they said could help protect the New York and New Jersey coastlines from the type of flooding seen a year ago during Superstorm Sandy.
President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the Americans who died during Superstorm Sandy when it made landfall one year ago. Obama said in a statement Tuesday that the last year has served as a reminder of the "strength and resilience of the American people."
A savage coastal storm powered by hurricane-force gusts slashed its way through Britain and western Europe on Monday, felling trees, flooding lowlands and snarling traffic in the air, at sea and on land. At least 15 people were reported killed.
A year after Superstorm Sandy, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced $162 million in funding Thursday for 45 storm-protection projects from North Carolina to New England. The money will help restore marshes and wetlands and rebuild shorelines to reduce the impact of storms like Sandy, which caused an estimated $65 billion in damage and was the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history, behind Katrina.
A year after Superstorm Sandy, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced $162 million in funding Thursday for 45 storm-protection projects from North Carolina to New England. Jewell made the announcement during a visit to the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway, N.J., near where the hurricane's center came ashore Oct. 29, 2012. The natural buffer helped protect some communities from severe flooding.
Authorities moved hundreds of people from isolated mountain communities and low-lying shore areas as a strong Hurricane Raymond loomed off Mexico's already storm-battered southern Pacific coast. Guerrero state Gov. Angel Aguirre urged people to stay off the streets, roads and highways Tuesday because of potentially dangerous rains from the Category 3 storm that meandered offshore.
Imagine: A devastating typhoon hits Laos, damaging critical infrastructure, demolishing homes and businesses, and cutting off access to food and safe water supplies, leaving half a million people in need of immediate assistance. Now imagine that the affected population sees almost no lapse in essential resources. The Global Food Exchange’s™ founder, Richard L. Lackey, believes that this dream is the future of disaster recovery.
Superstorm Sandy One-Year Anniversary: Transportation Tolling Experts Look Back On Year Of Emergency Preparedness, Planning & AdaptationOctober 21, 2013 4:02 pm | by IBTTA | News | Comments
One-year ago, Superstorm Sandy struck a deadly and destructive blow to homes, businesses and communities up and down the East Coast of the United States. As one of the costliest storms in U.S. history, Sandy wreaked havoc on water, power and transportation infrastructure — the lifelines that connect people to one another.
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