Posts Tagged 'tornado'

Photos Of The Week – May 24, 2019

From The Atlantic –

Tornadoes in Missouri, paratroopers in France, a handwriting competition in China, abortion-rights protests in New York City, the Great Wall Marathon in China, whitewater sports in England, a newborn walrus in Germany, red-carpet arrivals at the Cannes Film Festival, flooding in Oklahoma, and much more

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Tornado Filmed By Drone [video]

Photos of The Week – March 8, 2019

From BuzzFeed –

From the devastating tornado that struck the rural community of Beauregard, Alabama, to the colorful celebrations of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.

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Live Wind Map of Entire US

This site presents an animated map of wind currents over all of the continental United States. It is nearly in real time – data is updated hourly. Click on the map to zoom in, and mouse over a specific location to receive the exact wind speed. Weather geeks will love this map.

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The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011

BuzzFeed posted a collection of high resolution photos of the big events of 2011. Although the pics are striking, it is depressing to realize that 2011 was so full of suck.

View the pics HERE

Whirlpool resulting from Japan’s tsunami in March.

 

How To Prepare Your Car For A Hurricane [pics]

ThereIFixedIt presents 4 curious ways people have sought to protect their vehicles from approaching hurricanes.

Below is one photo, view the other 3 pics HERE.

FEMA’s Waffle House Index – Your Tax Dollars At Work

BizJournals reports –

When the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency assesses damage after a major hurricane he has a lot of statistics and scientific models at his fingertips to determine hardest-hit areas, but one of his top barometers is Norcross, Ga.-based Waffle House. The company has built good will within communities by being open during disasters. If the restaurant is closed or serving a limited menu, emergency responders know things are bad, reports the Wall Street Journal. “If you get there and the Waffle House is closed?” FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate has said. “That’s really bad. That’s where you go to work.” Waffle House Inc.’s 1,600 restaurants stretch from the mid-Atlantic to Florida and across the Gulf Coast, where hurricanes are most likely to strike, the WSJ reports. The company is known for staying open to serve storm-weary residents, utility crews and emergency workers. The company has a color-coded system federal officials watch. Green means the restaurant is offering a full menu and lights are on. Code yellow signals a limited menu and power is coming from a generator, at best, and food supplies are potentially low. Red means the restaurant is closed, a sign of severe damage or unsafe conditions, the WSJ reports.

sources BizJournals WSJ

 


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