Archive for the 'Catastrophes' Category

Storms and tornadoes‎ in Dallas

Tornadoes have been violently spinning in the Dallas-Forth Worth area are collapsing roofs, ripping down power lines and tossing trailers around like toys – authorities say. Weather service advisories issued Tuesday said storm spotters and radar shows separate “large and extremely dangerous” tornadoes south of Dallas and Fort Worth. The National Weather Service reported that […]

Doomsday Clock’s one minute closer to midnight‎

The symbolic clock face, maintained since 1947 by the board of directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago, counts down to nuclear armageddon. The world tiptoed closer to the apocalypse on Tuesday as scientists moved the ‘Doomsday Clock’ one minute closer to the zero hour. The symbolic clock now […]

News about Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene is expected to go ashore near the border of Nassau County and Queens at about 9 a.m., threatening some 80.000 homes worth more than 35 billion dollars with storm surge – forecasters and analysts said. Irene may still be a Category 1 hurricane, with winds of at least 74 miles – 119 kilometers […]

Magnitude earthquake 7.3 in Japan

A major earthquake struck off Japan’s northeastern coast Sunday, prompting tsunami advisories that were later canceled – the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said. Small tsunamis were observed along the coast, measuring between 10 and 20 centimeters – said the JMA. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, according to the Japanese news agency […]

Another earthquake in Japan

Yokohama, Japan – Nissan is forecasting a 15.4 percent drop in profit for the fiscal year through March 2012 because of production disruptions from the March earthquake and an unfavorable exchange rate. But the Japanese automaker is expecting to sell more cars around the world, despite the disaster in northeastern Japan that battered production earlier […]

Severe weather in Louisville

Louisville, Ky. – With the possibility of severe weather in the Louisville area, local leaders are on high alert. Mayor Greg Fischer met with his MetroSafe team. Including director Doug Hamilton. While they said they are hoping the weather threat does not bring a devastating tornado strike to the area, there’s certainly been precedent for […]

Bad weather in Dallas

Dallas — Storms that blew through North Texas and generated funnel clouds have left thousands of people without electricity and a police officer hurt after being struck by lightning. Oncor early Wednesday reported more than 39.000 customers without power in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Utility spokeswoman Ashley Burton says crews made significant progress overnight, after […]

Iceland closed main airport after a volcano eruption

Iceland closed its main international airport on Sunday after a volcano eruption that sent a plume of ash and smoke high into the air. Iceland’s airport and air traffic control operator Isavia said that Keflavik airport was closed to all inbound and outbound traffic at 8:30 a.m. local time. “The ash is covering all of […]

Earthquakes in New Zealand

As New Zealand and other areas in the Pacific Ocean passed the May 21, 6 p.m. local time unscathed, despite predictions by Harold Camping that the hour would signal the beginning of the end of the world, many seemed to breathe a public sigh of relief – some tongue-in-cheek and others more seriously – on […]

Is May 21st Doomsday

May 21st, Doomsday is one of the hottest search topics in Google. So in case you haven’t heard by now, Harold Camping is the preacher who claims to have the calculations set on May 21, 2011 as The Judgment Day, Rapture Day, Doomstay – or whatever you want to call it. Camping’s apocalypse hype is […]