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RAIN is expected to continue across parts of Scotland today after persistent downpours caused widespread flooding along the east coast, closing roads and trapping people in cars and homes.
Nearly half of October’s average rain has fallen in some areas since Thursday night, with a Met Office amber warning remaining in force for rain.
There were also 35 flood warnings operating last night, including 24 across Tayside, where the Scottish Environment Protection Agency said “immediate action” was required because of expected flooding.
Fife, Tayside and Aberdeenshire were the areas worst hit yesterday, with water washing away part of a house and a road at Dura Den in the East Neuk, creating 20ft holes and trapping five people in their homes.
One 60-year-old resident, named only as Jean, said water rushing down the street had sounded like the “Niagara Falls”.
She said: “I woke up at 1:30am as a neighbour called me to tell me water was coming up to my door. It was very scary. I had 4in of water that came into my house.
“Half of the road was dropped off – there is about a 20ft to 40ft drop where it has just fallen away. A whole section of the house next to the road has been washed away as well – the water has just taken it.”
In nearby Pitscottie, the Red Cross was called to evacuate people from their homes, some of which had partially collapsed due to the amount of water.
The Lomond Centre in Glenrothes, which provides community and sports facilities, was flooded with 3ft of water.
Fife Fire and Rescue said it had received “numerous” callouts. Motorists rescued included a woman and her dog whose car was stuck in 3ft of water at Colinsburgh in Fife. Another driver needed help in Elie.
Roads closed included the A955, A915 and A917 in north-east Fife, the A92 at Monifieth near Dundee and the A937 at Marykirk in Aberdeenshire. A landslide shut one lane of the A9 at Slochd, south of Inverness, which came hours after an overturned caravan closed the road at Luncarty, north of Perth.
Tayside Police described driving conditions as “challenging”, with water covering several roads as the rain “stubbornly remains”.
One motorist said: “The weather has been absolutely crazy and the rain just keeps coming – we just don’t know when it is going to stop.”
More at the linkRAIN is expected to continue across parts of Scotland today after persistent downpours... more
Tropical Storm Debby drenched Florida with heavy rains, flooded low-lying neighborhoods and knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses as it lingered off the state's coast Monday.
The governor declared a statewide emergency, and a tropical storm warning was in effect for most of Florida's Gulf coast. At least one person was killed by a twister in Florida, and crews in Alabama searched for a man who disappeared in rough surf Sunday.
In St. Pete Beach on Florida's Gulf coast, a tornado ripped the roof off a marina and an apartment complex, and felled fences, trees and signs.
PHOTOS: Tropical Storm Debby
State officials estimated at least 35,000 homes and businesses were without power.
The storm closed the sole bridge to St. George Island, a popular vacation island in Florida. Power was already out on the island and authorities said it could be for days.
"The tourists cleared out. It's not a good thing and hurts the economy during a week in peak season," said Patrick Sparks, 26, a manager at Eddy Teach's bar. "It's a tropical storm — it's not even a category one (hurricane). It's a little rash to send everyone home."
Residents in several counties near the crook of Florida's elbow were urged to leave low-lying neighborhoods because of the threat of flooding. Shelters were opened in some areas.
High winds forced the closure of an interstate bridge that spans Tampa Bay and links St. Petersburg with areas to the southeast. In several locations, homes and businesses were damaged by high winds authorities believe were from tornadoes.
The constant barrage of wind and rain triggered fears of the widespread flooding that occurred across the Florida Panhandle during Hurricane Dennis in 2005.
Debby's center was essentially stationary about 50 miles south of Apalachicola. Debby's top sustained winds were around 45 mph with little change in strength expected over the next day or so. The forecast map indicated the storm would crawl northeast, eventually coming ashore in Florida later this week. However, a storm's path is difficult to discern days in advance.
Underscoring the unpredictable nature of tropical storms, forecasters at one point thought Debby would head west toward Texas.
"There are always going to be errors in making predictions. There is never going to be a perfect forecast," said Chris Landsea, a meteorologist at the National Hurricane Center.
The storm is moving slowly, allowing its clouds more time to unload rain. A public advisory said parts of northern Florida could get 10 to 15 inches of rain, with some areas getting as much as 25 inches.
The Highlands County Sheriff's Office said several tornadoes moved through the area southeast of Tampa, damaging homes.
Sheriff's office spokeswoman Nell Hays said a woman was found dead in a house in Venus that was destroyed in the storm. A child found in the same house was taken to the hospital.
No further information was available on the child's condition or either person's age.
In Orange Beach, Alabama, fire and rescue workers searched for a South Carolina man who was vacationing with his family when he went under. His name and hometown were not immediately released.
As of Sunday, 23 percent of oil and gas production in the region had been suspended, according to a government hurricane response team. Employees have been evacuated from 13 drilling rigs and 61 production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.
More at the linkTropical Storm Debby drenched Florida with heavy rains, flooded low-lying... more
The history of forcing fluoride on humans through the fluoridation of drinking water is wrought with lies, greed and deception. Governments that add fluoride to drinking water supplies insist that it is safe, beneficial and necessary, however, scientific evidence shows that fluoride is not safe to ingest and areas that fluoridate their drinking water supplies have higher rates of cavities, cancer, dental fluorosis, osteoporosis and other health problems. Because of the push from the aluminum industry, pharmaceutical companies and weapons manufacturers, fluoride continues to be added to water supplies all over North America and due to recent legal actions against water companies that fluoridate drinking water supplies, precedent has been set that will make it impossible for suits to be filed against water suppliers that fluoridate. There is a growing resistance against adding toxic fluoride to our water supplies, but unfortunately, because fluoride has become "the lifeblood of the modern industrial economy"(Bryson 2004), there is too much money at stake for those who endorse water fluoridation . The lies of the benefits of water fluoridation will continue to be fed to the public, not to encourage health benefits to a large number of people, but to profit the military-industrial complex. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/bizzareweird/43055-the-fluoride-conspiracy-the-greatest-case-of-scientific-fraud-of-this-centuryThe history of forcing fluoride on humans through the fluoridation of drinking water... more
Nabi Saleh - a new campaign was launched called ‘Refusing to Die in Silence’, which documents and confronts colonist “settler” attacks on unarmed citizens in the West Bank. The project aims to warn the colonists and make them feel pressured by the presence of media crews ready to document the attacks..... The group uses a coordinated system of cars and video cameras to monitor, respond to and intervene in settler attacks occurring this September across the West Bank. Speaking of the need for the group this September, Bil’in resident Mohammed Khatib of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee noted on the committee’s website that "If anyone needed further proof that Palestinians cannot count on Israeli authorities to prevent settler violence, recent events show beyond doubt why we need to organize to defend ourselves. This is exactly what these volunteers will do in a civic and peaceful manner". http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/recent-news/43012-refusing-to-die-in-silenceNabi Saleh - a new campaign was launched called ‘Refusing to Die in... more
From Maryland to New England, the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee flooded roads and highways, swelled waterways and put emergency responders still weary from dealing with last week's cleanup back on alert.
As rivers and streams rose dangerously from flash flooding, many East Coast residents Wednesday began the now familiar process of bailing water from basements or even heading to public shelters.
At least one rain-related death was reported. Police in Derry Township, Pa., said a man who was removing water from his basement was killed when the house's foundation collapsed.
"Now it's getting on my last nerves," said Carol Slater, 53, of Huntersfield, N.Y., on the northern edge of New York's Catskill Mountains and just outside of hard-hit Prattsville.
As rain washed out the tennis matches for the second straight day at the U.S. Open in New York City, the National Weather Service predicted it would continue to fall heavily across the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states through Thursday with anywhere from 4 to 7 more inches falling and up to 10 inches in isolated pockets. Flood watches and warnings were up throughout the region.
Tom Russell, meteorologist at CBS affiliate WHP in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, reports that homeowners in Little Falls, New Jersey can't seem to catch a break. The Passaic river is expected to keep rising, and not crest until this weekend.
"My wife's going into labor tonight. She's getting induced, so we have to get out of here, and with all this that's going on, it's insane," Little Falls resident Raffaelle LaGonigro lamented. "It's supposed to be a happy time, and right now she's stressed out, she's crying."
In Pennsylvania, rain set off flash flooding across a wide swath of the state, shutting down roads, closing some schools early and forcing evacuations.
"The same areas are getting hit repeatedly," by rain, said Larry Nierenberg, a national weather service spokesman who monitors an area that includes Greater Philadelphia and most of New Jersey.
On Wednesday, near Trenton, N.J., he said a half inch of rain fell in 10 minutes. "You get something like that and it can drop 2-3 inches of rain in an hour, and then it will move on."
New York positioned rescue workers, swift-water boats and helicopters with hoists to respond quickly in the event of flash flooding. Teams stood by in Vermont, which bore the brunt of Irene's remnants last week, and hundreds of Pennsylvania residents were told to flee a rising creek.
Areas of New York's Broome County, including portions of downtown Binghamton, were being evacuated Wednesday night as heavy rains caused flood levels on the Susquehanna River and other creeks and tributaries. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation was installing flood control gates in several locations throughout the county, according to a statement from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who planned to tour the region on Thursday.
Numerous sections of the New York Thruway, including exit ramps, flooded Wednesday night and motorists were advised to take alternate roads, but many of them, too, were covered with water.
More at the linkFrom Maryland to New England, the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee flooded roads and... more
Caught on Video: Plane Crash Lands at Orange Beach puts Photog into Shock (NSFW Language) - YouTubeThis is Don's 3rd crash landing he had to make one emergency landing on the beach
in the 1990s and another about 9 or 10 years ago.
on July 4, 2011 Don Bonner crashed near Walker Island in Perdido Pass
but he and his passenger escaped serious injury.
the plane began experiencing engine trouble so he started
flying toward a U.S. Navy landing strip in Lillian.
Then all of a sudden he started losing power he tried to get
it to Wolf Field, but halfway across the bay, the plane just totally quit.
Bonner said that when he realized he was not going to make it,
he looked for a spot with people close by who could help if the plane flipped over.
He chose Walker Island, the smallest of 3 strips of land in Perdido Pass near Orange Beach.
The plane came down in about a foot of water on the south side of Walker Island.
Tourists made it to the overturned plane quickly, followed about a minute later
by the Alabama Marine Police.This is Don's 3rd crash landing he had to make one emergency landing on the beach... more
These suicide notes were gathered at the coroners' offices by a suicidologist/psychiatrist who asked to be anonymous. He edited identifying details out of the compiled manuscript, and we changed the names. But the text of each letter plus the age and sex given are real. All these people did kill themselves. Were they ambivalent about it? About half the hundred or so letters we saw seemed to have some element of doubt. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/recent-news/42960-how-not-to-commit-suicideThese suicide notes were gathered at the coroners' offices by a... more
If this is the first time you have experienced flood damage to your home, it can be overwhelming. Flood waters can cause a lot of destruction to your home, depending on how high the waters were, and how long it takes them to recede.
http://www.landlinephoneservice.net/blog/2011/10-important-calls-to-make-after-flood-damage/If this is the first time you have experienced flood damage to your home, it can be... more
The massive subduction zone earthquake in Japan caused a significant level of soil "liquefaction" that has surprised researchers with its widespread severity, a new analysis shows.The findings also raise questions about whether existing building codes and engineering technologies are adequately accounting for this phenomenon in other vulnerable locations, which in the U.S.
:http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110418135537.htmThe massive subduction zone earthquake in Japan caused a significant level of soil... more
Continuing storm damage surveys have revealed additional tornadoes touched down in Mississippi, raising the number confirmed to at least nine from the major tornado outbreak on Friday.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/number-of-tornadoes-confirmed-mississippi-rises-to-9-from-tornado-outbreakContinuing storm damage surveys have revealed additional tornadoes touched down in... more
After surveying the extensive damage caused by a major tornado outbreak on Friday, the National Weather Service confirmed at least six tornadoes, some of which were strong and long tracked, struck parts of Mississippi.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/strong-long-tracked-tornadoes-confirmed-mississippi-ef-3-clinton-jacksonAfter surveying the extensive damage caused by a major tornado outbreak on Friday, the... more
Smoke spewed Monday from two adjacent reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a nuclear safety official said, setbacks that came despite fervent efforts to prevent the further release of radioactive materials at the stricken facility.
After 6 p.m., white smoke was seen emanating from the facility's No. 2 reactor, according to Hidehiko Nishiyama, an official with Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency. About two hours earlier, workers were evacuated from the area around the No. 3 reactor after gray smoke began to rise from the wreckage of its steel-and-concrete housing, which was blown apart by a hydrogen explosion last week.
The No. 3 reactor has been the top priority for authorities trying to contain damage to the plant and stave off a possible meltdown. Its fuel includes a small percentage of plutonium mixed with the uranium in its fuel rods, which experts say could cause more harm than regular uranium fuels in the event of a meltdown.
Nishiyama said there was no evident explosion, spike in radiation or injuries at the No. 3 reactor. The smoke was coming from the building's southeastern side, where the reactor's spent nuclear fuel pool is located, but the origin of the smoke at either reactor was unknown.
The coolant pools contain spent fuel rods that still generate high amounts of heat, and authorities have been working to keep them full to prevent the rods from being exposed. NISA estimated that, between roughly 9 p.m. Sunday to 4 a.m. Monday, 1,170 tons of water were sprayed on the reactor and its fuel pool.
In Geneva, Switzerland, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency warned that while signs of improvement at the site are evident, the plant "has been seriously damaged by flood water and is littered with debris."
"The crisis has still not been resolved, and the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains very serious," Yukiya Amano, the director-general of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, told its board of governors Monday after a visit to the site.
"Buildings have been damaged by explosions," he said. "There has, for the most part, been no electric power. Radiation levels are elevated. It is no exaggeration to describe the work of the emergency teams as heroic."
On the the other hand, Amano told reporters, rising pressure inside the containment unit at reactor No. 3, a concern from the weekend, was down and power had been restored to some of the reactors.Smoke spewed Monday from two adjacent reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power... more
"The relationship between pain and depression suggests that both should be considered by physicians when treating patients with knee osteoarthritis, particularly in those with X-rays not indicating severe damage to the joint," Kim said.
link: http://www.livescience.com/13311-depression-pain-knee-arthritis-osteoarthritis.html"The relationship between pain and depression suggests that both should be... more
warnings issued in 20 countries.....
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/tsunami-watch-in-effect-for-california-oregon-washington-and-alaska.html?cid=6a00d8341c630a53ef014e5fc976ce970cwarnings issued in 20 countries........ more
Stone Cold Steve Austin was born in 1964 and his name at the time of born was Steven James Anderson but later changed to Steven Williams. Stone Cold Steve Austin is his name in ring and movies. He is am American movie and TV actor and professionally he is a wrestler.
Stone cold wrestled for World Championship wrestling WCW, Extreme Championship Wrestling ECW, World Wrestling Federation WWF and World Wrestling Entertainment WWE. He is named as most famous Superstar in WWE History.Stone Cold Steve Austin was born in 1964 and his name at the time of born was Steven... more
State officials said Thursday that damage to the marble inside and out the State Capitol would cost an estimated $7.5 million.
http://www.ironmill.com/2011/03/03/union-protesters-cause-7-5-million-in-damage-to-capitol/State officials said Thursday that damage to the marble inside and out the State... more
Please read up on fracking!
The link to today's NYT article, "Regulation lax as gas wells' tainted water hits rivers" is a good start with great visual aids.
The Josh Fox documentary(available @Netflix), "Gasland", nominated for an Academy award, is another good place to learn more about fracking.
Cheney made sure that the gas industry is not regulated! No one can even formally complain about it! And guess what company is involved with the drilling!
Our water supplies are in peril anyway - why let corporate gas ruin what we have left?Please read up on fracking!... more
A strong to severe squall line of storms is not only responsible for producing widespread high wind damage across parts of Mississippi, but also tornado damage.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/ef-2-tornado-confirmed-western-mississippi-30-counties-report-wind-damageA strong to severe squall line of storms is not only responsible for producing... more