North Carolina nuclear power plant declares “unusual event” following storm, “hot shutdown”

The Brunswick Nuclear Plant's two reactor went into a "hot shutdown" following and "unusual event" last Saturday By Intellihub.com - September 17, 2018 The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is being tight-lipped about an “unusual event” which occurred at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant last Saturday which forced a “hot shutdown” of both the plant’s Generation IV-type reactors 1 and 2. … Continue reading North Carolina nuclear power plant declares “unusual event” following storm, “hot shutdown”

After Floods and Heatwave, Japan Braces for Typhoon Jongdari

By Shiho Takezawa July 27, 2018, 2:12 AM MDT High temperatures in Tokyo on July 24. Photographer: Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images Typhoon Jongdari is set to make landfall on Japan’s mainland this weekend, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to much of a country hit in recent weeks by a deadly heatwave and historic flooding. … Continue reading After Floods and Heatwave, Japan Braces for Typhoon Jongdari

The world has never seen a Category 6 hurricane. But the day may be coming

By DAVID FLESHLER - JUL 07, 2018 | 1:15 PM| FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. Hurricane Patricia in 2015 achieved sustained wind speed of 215 mph. By comparison, last year's Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, had winds of 180 mph. As a ferocious hurricane bears down on South Florida, water managers desperately lower canals in anticipation of 4 feet of rain. … Continue reading The world has never seen a Category 6 hurricane. But the day may be coming

The strongest storm on Earth right now is heading for Japan

Super Typhoon Lan has been undergoing rapid intensification on Thursday night and Friday, and may reach Category 5 intensity by Saturday morning. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour as of Friday afternoon, eastern time, and was still slowly intensifying. Super Typhoon Lan is in a favorable environment for strengthening, and … Continue reading The strongest storm on Earth right now is heading for Japan

Terrifying torrent of water in Puerto Rico after dam fails, forcing 70,000 to evacuate as Hurricane Maria continues to ravage the island

  Water swept through after the dam sustained structural damage from the storm Nearly 16 inches of rain fell in the area, significantly raising water levels on the 90-year-old dam The National Weather Service warned that failure of the dam was 'imminent' and could lead to 'life-threatening' flash flooding The 345-yard dam is used for … Continue reading Terrifying torrent of water in Puerto Rico after dam fails, forcing 70,000 to evacuate as Hurricane Maria continues to ravage the island

Maria’s Forecast Path Edging Closer to Outer Banks

Still a Category 3 storm on Saturday, Hurricane Maria was rolling northward away from the Bahamas on a path that could affect parts of the U.S. East Coast next week. Maria pummeled the Turks and Caicos Islands early Friday, its western eyewall passing over the capital city of Cockburn Town. For the first time in several days, Maria … Continue reading Maria’s Forecast Path Edging Closer to Outer Banks

What Puerto Rico Teaches Us About Being Prepared

Please read this carefully: One hundred percent of the power is offline in Puerto Rico. If we want to know what the effects of an EMP would be, Puerto Rico is an excellent laboratory. At least in Puerto Rico there is the hope that power will be quickly restored to critical services (eg hospitals, etc.). … Continue reading What Puerto Rico Teaches Us About Being Prepared

Signs in Nature All Around The World | New Video September 17, 2017

And as some were saying of the temple that it was decorated with handsome (shapely and magnificent) stones and consecrated offerings [a]">[a]laid up to be kept], He said, As for all this that you [thoughtfully] look at, the time will come when there shall not be left here one stone upon another that will not … Continue reading Signs in Nature All Around The World | New Video September 17, 2017

Tropical Storm Irma to strengthen, track across Atlantic this week; Will it affect the US?

While the Gulf Coast continues to deal with the devastating impacts of Harvey, emergency managers in the United States have another tropical threat to monitor by the name of Irma. Far across the Atlantic, just west of the Cabo Verde Islands, an area of thunderstorms has developed enough circulation to gather tropical storm status and … Continue reading Tropical Storm Irma to strengthen, track across Atlantic this week; Will it affect the US?