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Tag Archive | "disaster"

Typhoon Haiyan, 10,000 Feared Dead in Tacloban, Philippines

The death toll from one of the strongest storms on record that ravaged the Philippines could reach 10,000 people, officials said Sunday after the extent of massive devastation became apparent. Typhoon Haiyan, which is known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, is one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded. Typhoon Haiyan caused widespread devastation […]

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Now That Public Safety Communications in Arlington Heights Are A Secret, Arlington Heights Public Information, Twitter Account Show Serious Deficiency in an Emergency

Now that Arlington Heights police and fire communications cannot be monitored by the media or by neighborhood watch and other safety groups, the Village of Arlington Heights public information efforts show a serious deficiency and lack of effort to keep the public aware in emergencies. A deluge of rain caused numerous flooding issues that closed […]

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Posted in Gov

NTSB Faults PG&E, Regulators and Politics in Pipeline Gas Explosion that Killed 8 in San Bruno

A federal safety panel blamed a series of missteps by one of the nation’s largest gas companies for the largest pipeline accident in a decade, a suburban San Francisco explosion that killed eight people and incinerated a neighborhood. Federal investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded that the horrific gas pipeline explosion that […]

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Posted in Disaster Report, Gov

Minot, North Dakota Braces for Historic Flood

Higher than the historic flood of 1969. Mayor Curt Zimbelman thanks residents for a very orderly evacuation process. Nearly 10,000 residents of the town of Minot, North Dakota have evacuated as flood waters top levies of the Souris River. Officials say thousands of homes and businesses in the town will be inundated in the next […]

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Norfolk Southern Ethanol Train Car Fire, Explosions Near Arcadia, Ohio

A freight train carrying volatile chemicals has derailed about 50 miles south of Toledo, Ohio, causing a tanker fire and forcing evacuations of nearby residents. No injuries have been reported. Firefighters and police responded about 2:15 a.m. ET to a train derailment of about 18 cars of a 60-car Norfolk Southern freight train about a […]

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Posted in Fire Video

Probably Not a Good Time to Get Fueled Up: Service Station Security Video Captures San Bruno Explosion

Video interview with Souren Sossikian showing San Bruno gas explosion as it occurred Thursday from Econo Mart gas station security video in San Bruno, California. A man gets out of his car to get gas the moment the massive natural gas pipeline explosion occurred Thursday in San Bruno, California. A security video shows the man […]

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SECURITY VIDEO: Grocery Store Customers at Lunardi’s Markets in San Bruno, California React to Gas Pipeline Explosion

Surveillance cameras inside Lunardi’s Markets capture customers’ reactions to last week’s massive gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California. (Sept. 13) Multiple camera views from security video that shows customers’ reactions at a grocery store near a tremendous gas explosion destroyed a neighborhood in San Bruno, California — a suburb of San Francisco. The death […]

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Gas Line Ruptures, Causes Fire That Kills 4, Destroys 53 Homes in San Bruno Near San Francisco

A massive fire in San Bruno, California killed six people, destroyed 53 homes and damaged 120 more. The cause is believed to be a ruptured natural gas line. A huge explosion and fire about 6:35 p.m. PT killed four people and destroyed at least 53 homes in San Bruno, California — a suburb of San […]

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Posted in FD Notebook

Railroad Tank Cars Explode After Derailment, One Killed, Nine Injured

A Canadian National Railway freight train transporting thousands of gallons of ethanol derailed and ignited at a railroad crossing near Sandy Hollow Road and South Mulford Road in Cherry Valley, Illinois near Rockford at about 8:30 p.m. Friday June, 19, 2009. The woman who died of thermal injuries was identified as Zoila Tellez, 41, of […]

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Posted in Disaster Report, Fire Video

30 Years Ago Today: American Airlines Flight 191, Worst Single-Plane Accident

With the end of Runway 32R/14L in the lower right corner, the approximate flight path of American Airlines Flight 191 on May 25, 1979 at 3:04 p.m. is shown by the red arrow [MAP/SAT]. The crash site was in an empty field just south of the oasis on Interstate 90, just east of the Elmhurst […]

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