October 17, 2019

Employees at a National Weather Service office in Maryland were startled when a random message suddenly blared over the intercom in Chinese

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By Bryan Logan From Business Insider Federal officials are trying to figure out how a random Chinese-language message suddenly blared over the intercom at a National Weather Service office in Maryland on Wednesday. Minutes before the voice of a Chinese woman was broadcast, employees received a similar message on their phones at the National Oceanic […]

False tsunami warning sent to the East Coast, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

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By KALHAN ROSENBLATT From NBC News Some residents along the East Coast received a false tsunami warning on Tuesday morning after a private company sent out an alert following a monthly test by the National Weather Service. A tweet from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Charleston, South Carolina, said the alert was sent around […]

Houston braces for more flooding; RCI, Carnival cancel 4 sailings in Harvey’s wake

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From Travelweek Posted by Travelweek Group HOUSTON — Hurricane Harvey, the fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in 13 years and the strongest to strike Texas since 1961’s Hurricane Carla, the most powerful Texas hurricane on record, has delivered torrential rain to the point that 50 counties in Texas are now affected by the flooding, […]

LIGHTNING: Preparing for all hazards in the Cayman Islands

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From HAZARD MANAGEMENT CAYMAN ISLANDS THE LIGHTNING THREAT Lightning has been known to come into homes via the telephone line or the pipes in the plumbing. Deaths have occurred to persons on the phone or in the bathtub. It can strike persons lying on the beach, in the shower, in parking lots or in boats. […]

Sea of clouds fills Grand Canyon

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Sea of clouds fills Grand Canyon in spectacular weather phenomenon By Megan Specia From Mashable A breathtaking weather phenomenon turned the Grand Canyon into a cauldron of soupy cloud cover on Thursday (11) The rare scenes were caused by a temperature inversion, which involves cold air filling the canyon while warm air lies above it, […]

US north-east snow storm causes travel chaos

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From BBC Fire crew’s hose spray freezes in US winter weather A winter storm has caused travel chaos in the north-eastern US, bringing up to two feet (60cm) of snow to some places. Some 2,300 flights were cancelled as the storm approached, with hundreds more to be affected on Friday. New York’s JFK airport closed […]