All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘state of emergency’

Nebraska Twin Tornadoes Rip Through Pilger Leaving Two People Dead

On Monday night, two tornadoes swept through the little town of Pilger, Nebraska. The strong winds obliterated the town’s business district, and the fire station and more than 50 homes were turned into rubble. Trey Wisniewski said on Tuesday that he heard storm sirens and saw the sky blackening. He rushed with his wife into their basement. “My wife was …

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Louisiana Flooding: EF-1 Tornado Confirmed By National Weather Service

Many residents across several parts of southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi are dealing with the aftermath of Tuesday’s heavy rains, which triggered minor flooding in their area. According to the National Weather Service, the large cluster of thunderstorms that caused more than one foot of rain to the aforementioned areas can be classified as an EF-1 tornado. The agency added …

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Tupelo Tornado Kills 1, Damages Homes

While a ‘Tupelo tornado’ might sound like the name of a sports team it is instead a huge twister that went through the north and west of the Mississippi city on Monday afternoon, downing power lines and causing lots of damage. So far only one fatality has been reported from this particular storm. Monday’s tornado was part of a storm …

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California Drought: Communities Nearly Out Of Water

With the unrelenting drought that has plagued California, officials claim it is one of the worst droughts in history, and many communities as well as water districts could run dry within 100 days. The threatened towns and districts are mostly small and in rural areas. Their water comes from reservoirs, wells and rivers, but in all of these cases, an …

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Thailand Declares State Of Emergency; Opposition Stands Firm

This week, Thailand declared a state of emergency in Bangkok amid intense political unrest. The government has issued a 60-day clampdown which gives them the right to issue curfews, censor the media and use military force against the public if necessary. The Thai government did, however, say that it does not intend to use force against protesters, even though protesters …

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Australia’s Wildfires Spread Through New South Wales

At this time of year, Australia is known around the world for just one thing – wildfires, due to the excessive heat the Great Southern Land receives, as well as the amount of dry trees and brush that randomly catch fire because of these excessive heat waves. In the disaster’s seventh day, 59 wildfires (Source: AFP have been spreading throughout …

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Month-Long State of Emergency Declared by Egypt

The major news outlets are humming this morning after almost 100 Egyptians were killed when security officers stormed a pro-Morsi protest. The Egyptian government then imposed a month-long state of emergency that was declared less than two hours before this posting. CNN reported that the violence started when Morsi supporters refused to leave their area and the officers decided to …

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Bieber State of Emergency May Be Declared in Norway

Bieber State of Emergency is about to be declared in Oslo, Norway after gaggles of European fans showed up to get a good look at the teen pop sensation. We’re not talking a few dozen kids and their parents — the number of fans in attendance quickly rose to the tens of thousands, all of whom had gathered to watch …

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