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November 10, 2013
People are walking like zombies looking for food. It’s like a movie.
Medical student Jenny Chu • Discussing the situation on the island of Leyte, one of the many islands of the Philippines that was ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan. The death toll from the incident is surging heavily, and currently stands at more than 10,000. The incident itself hits at a rough time for aid agencies, whose resources were spread thin after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the island of Bohol last month and religious conflicts caused displacement on the Zamboanga Peninsula.
7:29 // 5 months ago
February 16, 2013
nbcnews:

Snow snarls Detroit interstates; winter storm warning for New England
(Photo: Janet S. Carter / The Free Press via AP)
Whiteout conditions in the Detroit area on Saturday caused pile-ups involving dozens of cars and trucks that closed several highways, including Interstates 75 and 94, all part of a weather system that brought winter storm warnings for parts of Massachusetts.
Read the complete story.

An arduous winter continues for many in the northeast — the National Weather Service estimates snowfall approaching ten inches in some parts of Massachusetts this Sunday.

nbcnews:

Snow snarls Detroit interstates; winter storm warning for New England

(Photo: Janet S. Carter / The Free Press via AP)

Whiteout conditions in the Detroit area on Saturday caused pile-ups involving dozens of cars and trucks that closed several highways, including Interstates 75 and 94, all part of a weather system that brought winter storm warnings for parts of Massachusetts.

Read the complete story.

An arduous winter continues for many in the northeast — the National Weather Service estimates snowfall approaching ten inches in some parts of Massachusetts this Sunday.

20:15 // 1 year ago
February 9, 2013
hypervocal:

SAMESIES! Exact pic shows up on front pages of FOUR major newspapers today. More details here.

Well, not the exact pic. Apparently storm coverage on its own is just too blasé for the folks at the New York Post these days. Also, setting aside whether this storm should even have a name (we cry foul), the shark isn’t Nemo. Nemo biting – likely not a problem.

hypervocal:

SAMESIES! Exact pic shows up on front pages of FOUR major newspapers today. More details here.

Well, not the exact pic. Apparently storm coverage on its own is just too blasé for the folks at the New York Post these days. Also, setting aside whether this storm should even have a name (we cry foul), the shark isn’t Nemo. Nemo biting – likely not a problem.

13:45 // 1 year ago
October 28, 2012
breakingnews:

New York Stock Exchange to close trading floor, trade electronically for storm
Bloomberg News:

The New York Stock Exchange said it will shut its trading floor starting tomorrow and invoke contingency plans to move all trading to NYSE Arca, its electronic exchange, as Hurricane Sandy heads toward the city.

Photo credit: Scott Eells / Bloomberg 

Translation: Our financial system will continue moving without a physical presence.

breakingnews:

New York Stock Exchange to close trading floor, trade electronically for storm

Bloomberg News:

The New York Stock Exchange said it will shut its trading floor starting tomorrow and invoke contingency plans to move all trading to NYSE Arca, its electronic exchange, as Hurricane Sandy heads toward the city.

Photo credit: Scott Eells / Bloomberg

Translation: Our financial system will continue moving without a physical presence.

17:38 // 1 year ago
July 27, 2012
breakingnews:

Northeast US cleaning up after severe storms
A state of emergency and curfew remains in effect in Elmira, N.Y., as crews continue clearing trees and repairing power lines that were brought down by a possible tornado yesterday. At least 2 people have been killed after strong thunderstorms swept from Ohio into upstate New York. Read more from AP. Photo: Jessica Stansfield poses for a photo below an enormous uprooted tree in Elmira, N.Y., after the town was hit by a possible tornado on July 26, 2012. (Adam Fenster / Reuters)

Over 100,000 people are reportedly without power.

breakingnews:

Northeast US cleaning up after severe storms

A state of emergency and curfew remains in effect in Elmira, N.Y., as crews continue clearing trees and repairing power lines that were brought down by a possible tornado yesterday. At least 2 people have been killed after strong thunderstorms swept from Ohio into upstate New York. Read more from AP.

Photo: Jessica Stansfield poses for a photo below an enormous uprooted tree in Elmira, N.Y., after the town was hit by a possible tornado on July 26, 2012. (Adam Fenster / Reuters)

Over 100,000 people are reportedly without power.

10:18 // 1 year ago
September 5, 2011
Tropical Storm Talas rips through Japan, causes heavy damage
Workers in western Japan look for survivors: As of Monday night, 26 people have died from the storm and another 53 are missing. Officials have asked 440,000 people to evacuate, according to Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency; over 5,400 homes have flooded already. Roughly 19,000 homes are without power. Talas is the worst cyclone to hit the country in the past seven years. (Photo via Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images) source
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Workers in western Japan look for survivors: As of Monday night, 26 people have died from the storm and another 53 are missing. Officials have asked 440,000 people to evacuate, according to Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency; over 5,400 homes have flooded already. Roughly 19,000 homes are without power. Talas is the worst cyclone to hit the country in the past seven years. (Photo via Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images) source

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23:46 // 2 years ago
April 28, 2011

A frightful video: The internet has been deluged with amateur footage of violent tornadoes in recent days. This one’s became pretty popular through Twitter, and has been making the rounds elsewhere since. It was posted by Clay Hasenfuss, who shot this video out the third story window of his apartment. Wow. Please stay safe, everyone. source

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16:11 // 2 years ago
Catastrophic storms, tornados wreak a historic toll
The carnage in context: Obviously, it’s tough to quantify the costs in property damage, land damage, and the hideous trauma that has been thrust upon so many, and in the case of the trauma it’ll probably never be. That said, in terms of the most irreversible damage done, lives lost, we at least know this much — this was a big one by America’s standards. With the death-toll grimly ticking upwards as hours roll by, this will be at least the 7th largest loss of life by storm in American history, and that could easily change in the following days. Our thoughts are with them. (photo by Dusty Compton, from the Tuscaloosa News’ photo gallery) source
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The carnage in context: Obviously, it’s tough to quantify the costs in property damage, land damage, and the hideous trauma that has been thrust upon so many, and in the case of the trauma it’ll probably never be. That said, in terms of the most irreversible damage done, lives lost, we at least know this much — this was a big one by America’s standards. With the death-toll grimly ticking upwards as hours roll by, this will be at least the 7th largest loss of life by storm in American history, and that could easily change in the following days. Our thoughts are with them. (photo by Dusty Compton, from the Tuscaloosa News’ photo gallery) source

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14:42 // 2 years ago