September 15, 2019

Hurricane Dorian lashes US as Bahamas counts cost

Pin It

From BBC Hurricane Dorian is expected to bring “life-threatening storm surges” up the US east coast after causing destruction and at least 20 deaths in the Bahamas. The category three storm is currently lashing the coast of the Carolinas as it moves slowly north. Tens of thousands of people are without power. Residents from Georgia […]

Dorian brushes Florida; serious impacts ahead for the Carolinas

Pin It

By Dr Jeff Masters From Weather Underground Hurricane Dorian steamed north-northwestward about 80 – 100 miles from the Florida coast Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The hurricane brought sustained tropical storm-force winds and damaging storm surge flooding to several locations along the Florida coast, but Floridians can breathe a sigh of relief that they missed […]

Category 2 Hurricane Dorian headed towards the Southeast U.S. after pounding the Bahamas

Pin It

By Dr. Jeff Masters From Weather Underground Dorian finally made its north-northwestward turn towards the Southeast U.S. late Tuesday morning, after subjecting the northwestern Bahamas to the most extreme pounding of any populated place in the history of Atlantic hurricanes. Dorian made landfall on Great Abaco Island in The Bahamas at 12:40 pm Sunday as […]

US: At least 2 dead, 4 injured in North Carolina campus shooting

Pin It

From WN Two people are dead and at least four others were transported to hospitals after reports of a shooting at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, on Tuesday (30 April), an EMS official said, NBC News reported. There was no information as to whether the dead and wounded were students, Lester Oliva with the Mecklenburg […]

Control your blood pressure to reduce memory loss

Pin It

From Newsmax Tight control of your blood pressure won’t necessarily spare you from full-blown dementia, a new trial concludes. But it might lower the risk of slight declines in thinking and memory, a condition known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the researchers added. The clinical trial is the “first study in history to show that […]

Rhinoceros injures toddler who slipped into Florida zoo exhibit

Pin It

By Laura Goldman From Care2 Just two days after a lion was shot and killed after mauling a worker to death at a wildlife park in North Carolina, a two-year-old girl was injured when she entered a rhinoceros exhibit at Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Fla., on New Year’s Day. The toddler was participating in the “Rhino […]

US bomb suspect was cash-strapped ex-stripper

Pin It

From Newsmax Cesar Sayoc is an amateur body builder and former stripper, a loner with a long arrest record who showed little interest in politics until Donald Trump came along. On Friday, he was identified by authorities as the Florida man who put pipe bombs in small manila envelopes, affixed six stamps and sent them […]

US: Teenagers threatened with jail if they ‘Trick or Treat’

Pin It

By: Kevin Mathews From Care2 Trick-or-treating is not a crime … or at least it shouldn’t be. Some towns around the country have decided to impose strict age limits on the Halloween ritual with actual laws and ordinances. It’s a misdemeanor to trick-or-treat after turning 12 in both Norfolk and Newport News, Virginia. A bunch […]

Storm Michael: Monster storm mauls US south-east

Pin It

From BBC One of the strongest storms in recorded history to hit the US has battered north-west Florida, flooding beach towns and snapping trees. Rescue services are waiting for daylight to assess the full impact of Hurricane Michael, which made landfall on Wednesday afternoon as a category four storm with 155mph (250km/h) winds. Two people, […]

Revived Kirk heading for Lesser Antilles; Japan in Trami’s Sights

Pin It

By Bob Henson From Weather Underground Tropical storm watches and warnings are in place across several eastern Caribbean islands ahead of strengthening Tropical Storm Kirk. As of 2 pm EDT Wednesday, Kirk’s top sustained winds were up to 60 mph. Kirk was located about 300 miles east of Barbados, moving just north of due west […]