Monthly Archives: June 2021

Sirens might not be enough — why you should have weather alert systems at your disposal | State & Regional

Bill Kelly and his daughter didn’t even make it down the stairs before the windows in their Naperville home shattered around them. After hearing a tornado siren late Sunday night, Kelly had precious seconds, by his estimate, to wake up his daughter and dash for cover in the stairwell. They had just started heading down […]

Weather alert issued for Okanagan-Shuswap – Revelstoke Review

Weather alert issued for Okanagan-Shuswap Environment Canada is calling for isolated thunderstorms, lightning and strong wind gusts Environment Canada has issued a weather alert for the Okanagan Valley and Shuswap, calling for isolated thunderstorms, lightning and strong wind gusts that will begin Wednesday (June 30) evening. Wind […]

Weather alert issued for Okanagan-Shuswap – Summerland Review

Weather alert issued for Okanagan-Shuswap Environment Canada is calling for isolated thunderstorms, lightning and strong wind gusts Environment Canada has issued a weather alert for the Okanagan Valley and Shuswap, calling for isolated thunderstorms, lightning and strong wind gusts that will begin Wednesday (June 30) evening. Wind […]

Disasters Start, End at the Local Level

Contributed by Alabama Emergency Management Agency Alabama is no stranger to natural disasters. Since 1961, there have been 94  disaster declarations for Alabama by FEMA or its predecessor agencies. Many along the Gulf Coast vividly remember the impacts of Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Last  year’s unprecedented tropical weather and historic […]

How do first responders prepare for disasters like Surfside collapse? Here’s a look at the training

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – More than 40 firefighters from Central Florida who are part of the Task Force 4 team deployed to assist in the search and rescue operations in Surfside. They’re among the largest deployment for a non-hurricane response in the history of the state. “Right now we’re still in a search and rescue […]

Severe Weather Alert Day as Flash Flood Watch goes into effect

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) – We’re calling a Severe Weather Alert Day as the potential for heavy rainfall works into the mountains along a cold front. Tonight through Tomorrow Night We’re watching a cold front well to our north and west this Wednesday, and that will combine with the heat and humidity we have around to […]

Where To Collect The Doomsday Preppers Guide

fortnite credit: Epic games This week’s set of legendary challenges in Fortnite: Battle Royale revolves around Farmer Steel, who’s gone into hiding for “mysterious reasons”. You’ll need to hunt for clues at the farm, put up missing person signs, visit his favorite locations and look for a Doomsday Preppers guide. Prepping for Doomsday might be […]

EARLY WARNING WEATHER ALERT: Record heat achieved in part of the state, storms expected later | Connecticut News

(WFSB) – Wednesday marked the fourth and final day of a heat wave, and featured a greater chance for severe storms. A heat advisory remained effect for the entire state through Wednesday. Channel 3 declared an Early Warning Weather Alert as a result. An air quality alert is in place Wednesday for Tolland, Windham, New […]

An expert on search and rescue robots explains the technologies used in disasters like the Florida condo collapse

Texas A&M’s Robin Murphy has deployed robots at 29 disasters, including three building collapses, two mine disasters and an earthquake as director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue. She has also served as a technical search specialist with the Hillsboro County (Florida) Fire and Rescue Department. The Conversation talked to Murphy to provide […]

China Obsesses Over Miami Condo Collapse, Downplays Own Major Disasters

China‘s state-owned media outlets appear to be coordinating round-the-clock coverage of the condominium collapse in Florida while playing down the country’s own recent tragedies, as the Chinese Communist Party‘s anniversary celebrations get underway this week. The aftermath of the partial building collapse in the Miami suburb of Surfside has generated a number of trending hashtags […]

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