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  • New round of storms could threaten millions of people
    front. a series of violent storms are raking the country's mid section. they are slowly moving east. forecasters have been telling people from iowa to oklahoma, you better hunker down and brace yourself for what seems like the worse of everything, baseball sized hail, tornadoes aplenty. the storms are also causing flash washouts in the south.

  • Five Hurt as Quake Hits Algeria
    A 5.5-magnitude earthquake on Sunday struck Algeria's Bejaia region, 250 kilometers (155 miles) east of Algiers, injuring five people and damaging some houses, the APS news agency said, citing medics. "There are no serious cases -- the victims are mainly suffering from trauma," a medic said.

  • Progress continues 2 years after Joplin tornado
    She and her family endured more than a year living in a FEMA temporary housing trailer before moving into their new home. She, like many Joplin tornado survivors, doesn't mind talking about that day, how they survived and recovered. Talking about the disaster seems to help cope with it, she said.

  • Severe weather threatens to pummel Midwest, Plains
    (CNN) -- Baseball-sized hail, wind gusts and tornadoes are threatening to pummel parts of the central Plains and Midwest on Sunday and Monday. A mix of ingredients could combine to spawn a severe weather outbreak sweeping through parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa and Missouri, CNN meteorologist Melissa Le Fevre said.

  • Severe weather to begin the week
    Middle America should prepare for a stormy start of the week as much of the Plains will be watching the skies for twisters Sunday.There is an increasing storm and tornado threat from Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska southward to Kansas, according to Weather Channel meteorologists — and low pressure in....

  • MET Service Fully Prepared For 2013 Hurricane Season
    “We are ready with all the equipment. Our Doppler radar has been repaired and we have procured some of the critical spares. Virtually all of the staff are in place and are trained, prepped and ready to face the up-coming hurricane season,” he stated. Mr.

  • 4 injured after 5.5-magnitude quake hits off Algeria's Bejaia: source
    ALGIERS, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Four people were injured after an earthquake measuring 5.5 magnitude on the Richter scale hit off Algeria's northern coastal province of Bejaia on Sunday morning, a local media source told Xinhua. The earthquake which took place at 10:07 a.m.

  • Plains states brace for tornadoes
    we want to turn to the severe weather very likely across the nation's midsection. roughly 35 million people potentially at risk. the weather channel 's mike bettis is chasing the storms today. he was on hand saturday when a big twister touched down in kansas . he's there live with more. mike, good morning.

  • No information about missing Yarsa collectors yet
    DHANGADHI: No information about the Yarsagumba collectors who went missing in the Mt Saipal region of Bajhang district has been received yet as the rescue team could not reach the incident site on Sunday. Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police Dhan Bahadur K.C.

  • Forest fire razes 40ha in Dungun
    DUNGUN: A 12-hour fire, suspected of being started by the open burning of rubbish, razed more than 40ha of forest in Kuala Abang here.

  • Lorry Crushes FRSC Official In Imo
    A female official (names withheld) of Imo State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, was, at the weekend, crushed by a tipper lorry,

  • Retire To An Island: How To Live Large In The Caribbean
    Our own personal bias here, but should we ever choose to live on an island, we'll make it a big one... with enough land to grow plenty of produce and livestock. Like Greenland or Borneo or It's best, of course, if the island has a variety of elevations so that a variety of crops can be grown year-round.

  • Tornado Hunt Captures Multiple Tornadoes in Progress
    Severe weather is taking its best shot at the Plains this weekend, spinning up tornadoes and dropping huge hail on towns. The threat is expected to peak today, but there were plenty of fireworks on Saturday night, when the Tornado Hunt team grabbed incredible footage of twisters in progress in Kansas.

  • Séisme de magnitude 5,5 à Bejaïa (CRAAG)
    Un séisme d’une magnitude de 5,5 sur l’échelle ouverte de Richter a eu lieu dimanche à 10h07 dans la wilaya de Bejaïa, a indiqué le Centre de recherche en astronomie, astrophysique et géophysique (CRAAG) dans un communiqué. L’épicentre de la secousse a été localisé en mer à 20 km au nord-est de la wilaya de Bejaïa, a précisé la même source.

  • Habitat for Humanity homes got brunt of tornado damage
    AUSTIN — Owners of the Habitat for Humanity homes outside of Granbury, Texas, endured months of scrutiny and background checks, invested 300 hours of house-building labor and waited a full year for a chance to own their own home. For some, all that vanished in a few terrifying minutes Wednesday....

  • Japonskem otřáslo zemětřesení, tsunami nehrozí
    Tokio Zemětřesení o síle 5,9 stupně zaznamenalo v sobotu Japonsko na severovýchodě hlavního ostrova Honšú. Žádné zprávy o případných obětech či větších škodách zatím nejsou k dispozici. Japonské úřady jen nakrátko vydaly varování před přívalovou vlnou tsunami; výstraha však byla po několika minutách odvolána.

  • Ledová vlna tsunami na severu USA a v Kanadě
    Mocný vítr byl příčinou ledové vlny tsunami"; na březích jezer v Kanadě a severní Minnesotě. Vítr o rychlosti 50-60 metrů za sekundu způsobil takové vlny, že vyhazovaly na břeh obrovské vrstvy ledu.

  • Tchaj-wan: jak se válčí s přírodou
    Žijete-li na Tchaj-wanu, musíte se připravit i na to, že právě tam o sobě příroda dává často vědět. Tchajwanci zkrátka žijí na jednom z nejhorších míst na světě. V seismicky aktivní oblasti a zároveň subtropickém klimatu, které je známé extrémním počasím. Ročně tam lidé zažijí například až tři tajfuny, které doprovázejí záplavy.

  • Island v červnu obnoví kontroverzní lov velryb
    Reykjavík - Island hodlá v červnu obnovit sporný komerční lov velryb druhu plejtvák myšok (Balaenoptera physalus) s kvótou nejméně 154 kusů. Informoval o tom Kristjan Loftsson, šéf společnosti Hvalur, která jako jediná na Islandu tyto velké mořské savce loví.

  • Mynář: Autorem amnestie je Klaus. Hasenkopf pracoval na zadání Jakla
    EXKLUZIVNĚ Hradní kancléř Vratislav Mynář pro sobotní Právo uvedl, že tvůrci novoroční Klausovy amnestie jsou Petr Hájek, Ladislav Jakl a prezidentův někdejší poradce, právník Pavel Hasenkopf. Vzhledem k tomu, že se k dokumentu nyní nikdo nechce znát a právník Hasenkopf dokonce vyhrožuje kancléři podáním žaloby.

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