August 24, 2011
Monday, May 20, 2013
A huge tornado touched down on Monday near Oklahoma City, and the National Weather Service urged residents to immediately take cover as a massive storm system in the middle of the country threatened to pummel as many as 10 states. “The tornado on the ground right now is huge and has hit through populated areas,” Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said on CNN. She said it was too early to know the extent of the damage, but live television showed extensive destruction in the area.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or deaths from the tornado, which was near Moore, Oklahoma, in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
National Weather Service meteorologist Brynn Kerr said a tornado warning had been issued for two counties in central Oklahoma. A warning means that residents should immediately find shelter.
February 08, 2013
Forecasters say a massive blizzard poised to dump up to 3 feet of snow on the Northeast may be one for the record books and is following the same path as Superstorm Sandy, which devastated parts of the region less than six months ago.
It began snowing Friday morning in some areas, with the heaviest amounts expected to fall at night and into Saturday. Wind gusts are expected to reach up to 75 mph.
Widespread power failures were feared, along with high tides and flooding in much of the coastal areas still recovering from Superstorm Sandy in October.
Published October 28, 2012
As Hurricane Sandy stayed on track to barrel the East Coast, states of emergency were declared from North Carolina to Connecticut, with residents being evacuated, schools and transit systems shut and food and supplies flying off store shelves in a sure sign people were preparing for the worst.
Sandy was at Category 1 strength, packing 75 mph winds, about 270 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and moving northeast at 14 mph as of 2 p.m. Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. It was about 575 miles south of New York City.
The Hurricane is on path to meet a winter storm and a cold front, plus high tides from a full moon, and experts said the rare hybrid storm that results could cause havoc through 800 miles from the East Coast to the Great Lakes.
Officials raised the storm-related death toll across the Caribbean to 65, with 51 of those coming in Haiti, which was pelted by three days of constant rains that ended only on Friday.
Editor’s note: this is the second in a series of first-hand reports from Glenn Beck photographer Mark Mabry, who is on the ground in the Midwest and South surveying the damage from last week’s storms. Yesterday, he shared stunning photos from Henryville, IN. Today, he tells the gripping story of his encounter with an emotional storm victim named Andy in Crittenden, KY. Stay tuned to The Blaze and GBTV for continued coverage.
Andy’s house (Mark Mabry/Mercury Radio Arts) I met Andy B. just after he yelled at me to “get the hell” off of his neighbor’s yard. How was I to know that was someone’s yard? How was I to know? There was no house there, not even a foundation.
A little embarrassed I walked over to the roofless house where a man, about 30, stood inside with his back to me. There was no front or back wall on his house, just some sides. A pile of rubble was the only thing that disrupted my view. A Nissan bumper was in the doorway. His couch was standing on it’s head near the kitchen.
Published August 30, 2011
AP – Aug. 29: Lindsey Jones makes her way down floodwater-damaged Rte. 4 in Woodstock, Vt.
MONTPELIER, Vt. – National Guard helicopters began taking food and water Tuesday to Vermont towns cut off by flooding after the rainy remnants of Hurricane Irene took inland areas of New England and upstate New York by surprise.
Vermont Emergency Management spokesman Mark Bosma said the helicopters would bring relief to people in about a dozen towns where roads and bridges were washed out, including Cavendish, Hancock, Pittsfield, Stockbridge, Strafford and Stratton.
Published August 26, 2011
White House Travel Pool
President Obama delivers a statement on Hurricane Irene in Martha’s Vineyard Aug. 26.
President Obama’s been blaming “bad luck” lately for the state of the economy. Then along comes Hurricane Irene.
The storm that already has lashed the Bahamas was making its way toward the North Carolina coast Friday. Thousands of people were under evacuation orders as governors all along the East Coast declared a state of emergency.
The potential effect from natural disasters like this is a mixed bag. They can cause billions in property damage, sap up government resources, trigger a rise in gas prices and cut down on productivity in the near-term. Irene’s bill may be inflated by its presumed landfall along the East Coast, where property values are high.
August 24, 2011
Evacuations began Wednesday on a tiny barrier island off North Carolina as Hurricane Irene, now a powerful Category 3 storm, barrels toward the East Coast, packing winds of 115 miles per hour and potentially wreaking havoc on areas stretching from the Mid-Atlantic region to New England.
Federal officials have warned Irene, which has grown considerably more powerful since Tuesday, could cause flooding, power outages or worse all along the East Coast as far north as Maine, even if it stays offshore. The projected path has gradually shifted to the east, though the storm is still expected to make landfall as a major hurricane in North Carolina sometime over the weekend. It is then expected to continue trudging northward.
Published April 04, 2011
AP/Tokyo Electric Power Co. via Kyodo News – In this Saturday, April 2, 2011 photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) via Kyodo News, leaking radioactive contaminated water drain through crack of a maintenance pit, right, into the sea, near the Unit 2 reactor of Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.
TOKYO – TOKYO — Workers began pumping more than 3 million gallons of contaminated water from Japan’s tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean on Monday, freeing storage space for even more highly radioactive water that has hampered efforts to stabilize the reactors.