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Category » Natural Disasters

Yesterday Andrea became the first tropical storm to form this season, forming in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is headed towards the Florida panhandle.

 

Above: Andra starts to take form

Jun 01
2013
Steve Marr

Tornado Chasers Hit By Tornado

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Tornado's have ripped through much of the Midwest, causing widespread damage and death. Wise people seek shelter, or drive away from the storm. A few curious people watch the storm. Others, known as tornado chasers drive toward the storm for pictures and scientific study.

A car sponsored by the Weather Chanel was going into a tornado yesterday, and took a direct hit. The storm flipped the car over 200 yards smashing the car and injuring the storm chasers.

Mar 11
2013
Steve Marr

Japanese Tsunami Nuclear Clean Up

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We were memorized with pictures of the huge wave that killed many in Japan and caused untold damage. We watch as two nuclear plants melted down.  Two years later, the situation is not back to normal.

 

The Philly Post ran a story, with dramatic pictures showing much storm damage not repaired after Sandy came ashore, full article:  http://bit.ly/ZgvVKO

 

Feb 03
2013
Steve Marr

Hurricane Sandy Still Causing Pain

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Responders to disasters understand the pain lingers far beyond the first response. Often the long term effects are more difficult for many people then the hectic first few days.

 Cedar Grove Community Hub, Staten Island, N.Y.

As Hurricane Sandy created massive damage across North Carolina, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Rode Island; some pundits were touting how this would be good for the economy. Repairing infrastructure and homes would put many people back to work and boost the economy. Wouldn’t it?