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Archive | Disaster Report

Preliminary Ground Survey Indicates Thursday’s Main Tornado Was An EF-4 Tornado

National Weather Service meteorologists have conducted a ground survey covering the most heavily damaged locations of north central Illinois. Based on early findings the tornado that tracked from near Rochelle to near Belvidere…and impacted the community of Fairdale…appears to have been a single long track tornado. Preliminary survey assessment indicates this tornado was an EF-4. […]

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VIDEO: Storm Chasers Witness Rollover Semi-Trailer Truck While Documenting a Wedge Tornado Crossing I-39 Near Rochelle, Illinois

WARNING GRAPHIC LANGUAGE: Wedge tornado crosses I-39; tandem semi-trailer truck rolls over after passing video crew. Storm chasers from Live Storms Media were documenting a large wedge tornado that had just crossed I-39. Videographer Tyler Olson and his crew were northbound on I-39 and pulled over to the shoulder after the tornado passed from east […]

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Tornado Videos from North Central Illinois Thursday, April 9, 2015 with NWS Tornado Reports from Ashton, Cherry Valley, Fairdale, Kirkland, Rochelle

Rochelle, IL Tornado April 9, 2015 VIDEO CREDIT: Matt Salo/SevereStudios.com Wedge Tornado that dropped near Rochelle, Illinois Thursday, April 9, 2015. Strong tornado touches down in Rochelle, Illinois About 7:00 p.m. a tornado developed near Rochelle, IL and intensified into a large, violent, long track wedge tornado that lasted about 30 minutes. Large wedge tornado […]

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Grubsteakers Restaurant in Rochelle Before and After Tornado April 9, 2015

Large wedge tornado that hit Rochelle, Illinois Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 5:50 p.m. just before Grubsteakers was destroyed by a tornado. View Larger Map Photo from Britny Pattat shows damage to Grubsteakers Restaurant in Rochelle, IL. pic.twitter.com/lmbP7gYvpV — TODAY'S TMJ4 (@tmj4) April 10, 2015 What's left of Grubsteakers Restaurant after tonight's tornado. 12 trapped […]

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Tornado Damage in Illinois: Houses Down in Fairdale, Illinois; Damage in Rochelle

UPDATE: A 67-year-old woman was found dead in her residence, according to the DeKalb County coroner said. Here identity was not released late Thursday night. Seven people were reported injured and transported to local hospitals. Rescue crews went house-to-house with heavy equipment using light towers and searchlights searched for victims. Many buildings were unstable and […]

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French Prime Minister: No Survivors in Air Bus Crash in Alps

Germanwings CEO: 2 babies aboard plane. Germanwings CEO Oliver Wagner provides details about the last minutes before Flight 9525 crashed in southeastern France. The Germanwings Airbus A320 aircraft “Flight 4U 9525 took off from Barcelona with 144 passengers on board. The aircraft crash occurred near the midpoint of its flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf. The […]

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Two Homes Crash Into Pacific Ocean at Washaway Beach, Shoalwater Cape, Washington During Pacific Storm

Two homes crashed into the water and were washed away by rising tides on Washaway Beach. Some 150 homes have been wiped out in the area since it was first developed in the 1960s. Two homes crashed into the Pacific Ocean Tuesday, but that is not that unusual for Washaway Beach, Washington. A relative of […]

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Hazardous Tsunami Waves Threat Has Passed After Underwater Earthquake Near El Salvador

A 7.4 earthquake struck about 66 miles (106 km) off the coast of El Salvador, southeast of the city of Usulutan. Initially there are no details of any casualties or damage, however underwater earthquake was described as shallow at a depth of just 5.6 miles (9 km). By morning it was reported that one man […]

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Video Minutes After Volcano Eruption of Mount Ontake, Japan

Video minutes after eruption of Mount Ontake volcano showing spewing ash and ground water steam with the sounds of falling rocks; and rescue video and aftermath. Rescue teams in Japan have resumed their search for survivors of a volcanic eruption on Saturday. At least 31 people are believed to have died when Mount Ontake shot […]

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Weed, California and Estacada, Oregon: One Town Destroyed, One Affected by Wildfires

VIDEO from Boles fire: Wildfires in separate parts of California and Oregon have damaged or destroyed scores of homes and forced hundreds of people to evacuate. The Boles fire broke out about 1:30 p.m. Monday near Weed, California about 50 miles south of the California-Oregon border. The Boles fire destroyed or severely damaged more than […]

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Possible Tornado Touchdown Near Mendota, Illinois and Earlville, Illinois

UPDATE: Aerial surveillance operations this Tuesday morning about 8:30 a.m. Reports of a tornado touchdown in the area of Earlville, Illinois and Mendota, Illinois with firefighters staging possibly at US 34 and Greenbrier Road. The path of the possible tornado touchdown between Mendota and Earlville. On RT34 between Earlville and Mendota. Field after field tangled […]

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NTSB Blames Pilots and a Series of Conditions — Including Over-Reliance on Automation, Lack of Situational Awareness

The National Transportation Safety Board held a hearing to determine the cause of the 2013 Asiana Flight 214 plane crash, and Acting Chairman Christpher Hart explained some of the issues discovered. The NTSB held a hearing regarding the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash that occurred last summer on Saturday, July 6, 2013. A Boeing 777-200ER […]

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