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Meteorological Disasters

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  • Making scuba-diving a family sport

    Making scuba-diving a family sport
    Never mind the moray eel. I'm focused on rubbing the "lucky" porthole of a ship that sunk here in a hurricane nearly 150 years ago.
  • Chelyabinsk meteor had violent history before striking Earth

    Long before the Chelyabinsk asteroid slammed into the atmosphere over Russia last year, it struck another space rock in a high-intensity mash-up that put it on a collision course with Earth, scientists say. A research team from Japan and Russia analyzed...

    In 1911, Deadly Heat Settles Over Northeast

     In 1911, Deadly Heat Settles Over Northeast
    In July 1911, a two-act, 11-day heat wave called upon the northeastern United States, killing more people in New England than any other weather-related event. How many died? It's hard to say. Did the heat or a the heart attack kill the victim? State...

    Navy hospital ship Mercy ordered to be ready to deploy to Philippines

    Navy hospital ship Mercy ordered to be ready to deploy to Philippines
    The Navy has ordered the San Diego-based hospital ship Mercy to prepare for possible deployment to the Philippines to assist in disaster relief operations. If the order to deploy is issued in the next few days, the Mercy would arrive in the...

    Tornado tally raised to at least 16

    Tornado tally raised to at least 16
    After spending a day in the field, meteorologists for the National Weather Service have determined that at least 16 tornadoes struck Illinois and northwest Indiana on Sunday, as Gov. Pat Quinn declared six more counties as state disaster areas,...