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“Торнадо” в наших краях…

Вы не поверите, но недалеко от нас случился сильный ветер.



LONGVIEW, Wash. — A tornado with winds surpassing 85 mph ripped roofs off buildings, launched large yard toys through windows, uprooted trees and sent shocked residents scrambling in Cowlitz County Thursday afternoon.


The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado was an EF1 on the tornado scale.

The tornado carved a skipping path through neighborhood streets and into downtown Longview before vanishing in the dark sky a short time later.

Denny Malloy was driving through Longview when the wind started swirling around his truck.

“I saw what looked like an enormous dust devil and then these large panels off a roof started falling everywhere,” he said. “It seemed like everyone was pretty stunned.”

Then, he watched in shock as the wind ripped the roof off a nearby appliance store.

Kelly LaBeau pulled up just as the roof lifted off an assisted living facility in Longview. “I said to myself, ‘What is going on? There aren’t tornadoes in Longview.'”

A woman named Flo told KGW she was driving home with her granddaughter and was lucky enough to get inside before it hit her car. “We ran in the house real fast. I said ‘Oh my God, is that a tornado?’ And then I told my granddaughter ‘Get in the house! Get in the house!'”

Flo said she noticed that the twister touched ground and then lifted back up more than once, uprooting trees, snapping power poles and bending metal signs in random spots along her neighborhood streets.

At another home, Andy Bernard took a break from carving pumpkins and stepped outside to see what was making so much noise. Just then, his outdoor trampoline came flying right at him and shot through the window.

“It decided to take flight right at me and I ducked and the trampoline went into the house and it sucked it back out and up and over the roof and the garage, and down three quarters of the block,” he said. (See photo)

Nearby, a huge chunk was missing from a tall wooden fence. No sign of where it ended up.

Down the street, a resident was standing outside his home assessing a shattered window and chatting in disbelief on his cell phone.

No injuries have been reported at this time. Authorities said the worst debris and damage appeared to be near the intersection of 10th Street and Vandercrook Way.

Chris Cook was inside 360 Auto Care, in Kelso, when debris started spinning in the city block around him.

“It sounded like rumbling, just massive, massive rumbling,” he said. “The wind peaked up and started hitting us.” Then, he and a friend safely got inside the shop. “If he’d [his friend Jeremy] been outside just 10 seconds later, I don’t know what would have happened,” Cook said.



Здесь можно увидеть еще картинок разбушевавшейся стихии.

А по этой ссылке можно посмотреть видео.

Удивительно то, что жертв не было. Совсем. Не считая тех, у кого сейчас дома стоят без крыши и т.п.

Человеческих жертв не было.

И еще немного о питьевой воде у нас

Я уже писал о том, что у нас сегодня в питьевой воде нашли кишечную палочку E.Coli

Нужно сказать, что некоторое время назад, не так чтобы и давно, чуть больше месяца назад, с питьевой водой в Портланде случилась страшная (!!!) беда, какой-то 19-ти летний молодой балбес человек, просто (прошу прощения за такие подробности) пописал справил свою “малую” нужду в резервуар из которого в город поступает питьевая вода.

А именно, вот сюда.

Кстати, это тот же самый резервуар, в котором сегодня нашли палочку.

Как думаете, что после этого произошло?

Правильно. Всю воду из этого резервуара вылили и,.. налили другую, — чистую воду.

Это было ни много ни мало, а 38 миллионов галлонов воды. (Чтобы было понятнее, в литры переводите сами) Здесь.

Если судить по этому тексту, такое случилось уже не в первый раз.

Update: Portland Commissioner Nick Fish, who oversees the Water Bureau, says dumping 38 million gallons of water is the “conservative but correct” decision. Read more.

Portland administrators will flush 38 million gallons of water from Mt. Tabor Reservoir 5 after a 19-year-old man urinated in the city’s drinking supply.

“Even though there is very minimal public health risk, the bottom line is that our commitment is to serve water that’s clean, cold and constant,” said Water Bureau administrator David Shaff. “That doesn’t include pee. Not from people, at least.”

The Portland Water Bureau has made public the video that prompted a security officer to call police Wednesday morning. Watch it here.

Surveillance video of man urinating in Mt. Tabor Reservoir in SE Portland
Around 1 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2014, the security officer who monitors video cameras at Mt. Tabor Reservoir complex in SE Portland spotted a man leaning against the iron fence at Reservoir 5, and, after a moment or two, hitching up his pants and pulling away from the bars.
Around 1 a.m. Wednesday, the security officer who monitors video cameras at the reservoir complex spotted five people with skateboards “hanging out near the gatehouse,” Shaff said.

Three of the men headed toward Reservoir 5, the kidney-shaped landmark on the western flank of Mt. Tabor.

The camera caught one man as he stopped, leaned against the iron fence and, after a moment or two, hitched up his pants and pulled away from the bars, Shaff said. “When you see the video, he’s leaning right up because he has to get his little wee wee right up to the iron bars. There’s really no doubt what he’s doing,” Shaff said.

“It’s stupid. You can see the sign that says: ‘This is your drinking water. Don’t spit, throw, toss anything in it.’ He’s four feet away from that sign. Unless he’s from North Dakota and just moved here, he’s got to know that’s our drinking water.”

The video also shows two men trying to climb the fence. One made it and may have stepped in the water — “If so, he discovered that it’s really, uncomfortably cold,” Shaff said. Then the men spent some time taking cell phone pictures of themselves.

While the group was documenting its visit to the reservoir, a Water Bureau security officer and Portland Police officers headed in their direction. Police stopped a car on Southeast 69th Avenue near the east entrance to the park and cited three men on accusations of trespassing; one was also given a citation accusing him of public urination. Police have not released the names of those cited and have not decided whether to charge anyone with additional crimes.

The Water Bureau used to keep security guards on duty at the Mt. Tabor and Washington Park reservoirs around the clock. But those posts were cut several years ago in an attempt to limit rate increases.


Вообще-то, это очень здорово, что к питьевой воде здесь такое серьезное отношение со стороны Государства, вот только, если судить по фотографии, то — все открыто (писай — не хочу). Видео с камер слежения там тоже есть.

И, кстати, я так и не смог найти, во сколько же все это “вышло” в денежном отношении.

Еще немного о “водяном” хаосе

Это все о том же.

Говорят, что еще до того, как новость просочилась в СМИ, “бутылочная” вода исчезла из магазинов.

К 12:30 дня некоторые магазины уже опустели, на предмет воды.

PORTLAND — Shoppers used words like “bedlam,” “chaos,” and “frustration” on Friday to described the scene at local stores as residents rushed to stock up for a prolonged water shortage.
Due in part to social media, a run on water started at Portland stores before the city even held its noon news conference.
The aisle of some stores were jammed with carts and shoppers snatching up all the bottled water they could.


Там и видео есть, так что, можно посмотреть лично.

Проблемы с питьевой водой в Портланде

Сегодня в Портланде тревога. В воде обнаружена E. Coli. Честно говоря, я не знаю, как это перевести на русский.

Пока нам здесь говорят, что нельзя пить даже кипяченую воду. Точнее, пить можно, но, при этом, кипятить не меньше одной минуты и… все же, лучше не пить. Сегодня же, обзвонили практически все телефоны (не мобильники).

Пить разрешено только воду “из бутылок”.

Вот только, сейчас мне рассказали, что в магазинах всю “бутылочную” воду уже раскупили.

Во всех.

Впрочем, поскольку живем мы в век информационный, здесь вот документальные подтверждения этому.

Проблема касается всего Портланда и пригородов. А это, ни много ни мало — 670 000 человек.

Постоянно обновляемая информация.

The Portland Water Bureau Friday morning issued a boil water alert for the entire city as well as some suburban customers. The alert affects 670,000 water customers.

Stay with us for live updates on the water situation as the city continues to test the water for E. coli.

3:45 p.m.: Michael Russell is keeping a running list of Portland area restaurants, bars, food carts and cafes that have closed because of the boil water alert. Check out his restaurants closures list and let him know if he’s missing any. Spoiler alert: All Stumptown Coffee locations are closed.

3:30 p.m.: Portlanders are clearing out entire rows of bottled water at area grocery stores, and we have photos to prove it. Check out this collection of Instagram photos from Portland area grocery stores and restaurants, and post your photos in the comment thread below.

3:00 p.m.: You don’t need water to cook. We have five recipes for you tonight.

2:35 p.m.: Andrew Theen reports there will be a lot of drinking water flushed over the next few days. Remember all the flushing that happened in April when the Portland teen urinated in the Mt. Tabor reservoir? Well, it’s happening again.

2:20 p.m.: Is it safe to do laundry? The Portland Water Bureau says yes. You can also shower and take a bath, as long as you don’t swallow the water. Use caution when bathing infants and young children.

2 p.m.: For those of you worried about your cats and dogs, Lynne Terry reports Portland’s boil water alert does not extend to pets. Oregon’s public health veterinarian, Emilio DeBess, said that dog and cat owners do not have to take any extra precautions for their animals. Pets have a high tolerance for bacteria that turn up in fecal matter.

Место трагедии в штате Вашингтон посетит Обама.

Обама собирается посетить место трагедии в штате Вашингтон, где в результате грязевого селя погибли люди.


President Barack Obama will visit the scene of the Oso landslide on April 22.

That’s according to a spokesperson for Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash.

The president declared a major disaster last week for the damage done by the March 22 slide. The declaration makes programs available to help individuals and businesses affected.
Governor Jay Inslee confirmed President Obama visit. Gov. Inslee said the president will meet with families, first responders and recovery workers.
“From the earliest days following the slide, the president has closely monitored events in the area and shown his concerns for the victims and their families,” Gov. Inslee said in a statement. “He and his team have been important partners in the response effort, and I believe this visit will strengthen those ties as we face the tough work ahead.”

The death toll rose to 34 on Tuesday morning. Four of those victims have not been identified.

Twelve people are officially listed as missing.


Сейчас погибших уже — 34. Четверо из них так и не опознаны. 12 человек считаются пропавшими без вести.

Expert: Ore. has 30% chance of mag. 8 quake

Article from KGW News app!

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И снова, — она, “небесная ось”!

Вообще-то, в Америке пока никто и не говорит об этом. Хотя, я видел несколько документальных фильмов, с апокалептическими предсказаниями. В некоторых упоминлся и этот Парк.

Американцы всерьез обеспокоены угрозой извержения супервулкана, расположенного в Йеллоустоунском парке штата Вайоминг. По последним данным исследователей, возможность ЧП очень высока, ведь с территории парка уже бегут животные.

С 28 марта на территории национального заповедника зафиксировано уже 25 подземных толчков. Наиболее сильный – силой 4,8 балла – произошел утром 30 марта.

Трагедия, масштабней которой еще не было на Земле, может произойти в любой момент. В Государственном парке Йеллоустоун вот-вот может начаться извержение вулкана – уже бурлят потоки магмы. Невиданная активность земной коры в этом районе заставляет ученых неотрывно наблюдать за процессом.

Йеллоустоун – первый в мире заповедник, являющийся объектом всемирного наследия ЮНЕСКО. Знаменит многочисленными гейзерами, живописными ландшафтами, здесь почти 2000 видов растений, обитают сотни видов животных, рыб и птиц. Ежегодно парк посещают около трех миллионов человек.

Здесь же находится Йеллоустоунская кальдера, иначе котловина, площадь которой составляет четыре тысячи квадратных километров – это почти 4 Нью-Йорка, 2 Токио, 1,5 Москвы.

Кальдера – это супервулкан. Последние примерно 17 миллионов лет эта горячая точка производила непрерывные интенсивные извержения лавы. И похоже, ее активность только повышается. На сегодняшний день это самый мощный из существующих на планете вулканов. Сила его извержения может быть сравнима со взрывом тысячи атомных бомб. Так что же будет, если извержение случится?

Его сила, по словам ученых, сравнима с катаклизмом, произошедшим на планете еще на заре зарождения жизни на земле. Тысячи кубических километров лавы изольются на США и покроют землю слоем в пятнадцать сантиметров. Извержение будет иметь силу в 2500 раз большую, нежели сила последнего выброса Этны.

Лишь один из тысячи землян останется в живых, видимость на всей планете сократится до 20–30 сантиметров: дальше расстояния вытянутой руки вряд ли удастся что-то разглядеть; средняя годовая температура на планете упадет на 21 градус. А вся территория Соединенных Штатов, где расположен опаснейший Йеллоустонский вулкан, будет покрыта пеплом. Эксперты утверждают: обратный отсчет уже начался.


По ссылке от Raf Aslanbeily

Число погибших — 24.

Это о трагедии в соседнем штате.

Пропавшими без вести остается 22 человека.

ARLINGTON, Wash. — The death toll of the landslide in Oso, Wash. officially rose from 21 to 24 on Monday afternoon. On Monday night, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said the list of missing people was reduced to 22 from 30.
Officials released a list of the names of all 22 people who were still unaccounted for.
Meanwhile, the heavy rain that has hampered much of the search effort is expected to let up over the coming week.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee asked President Barack Obama for a major disaster declaration in Snohomish County to make programs available to help individuals, households and businesses impacted by the massive March 22 landslide.
Last week, a federal emergency declaration was approved, which provided a federal disaster team for the slide area. The declaration also allowed for some federal reimbursement for costs related to emergency protective measures and response.
More than 70 members of the Washington Air National Guard were helping the search and rescue efforts, many just using shovels to clear away as much mud as they can.


У нас здесь продолжаются дожди, так что поиски затруднены. Но они ведутся и, как я думаю, будут продолжаться, пока не будут установлены и найдены все, кто пропал без вести. Конечно же, найти живым кого-то вряд-ли возможно. Разве что, только чудо. И некоторые родственники пропавших без вести на это чудо надеятся.

Новостные новости

Эту штуку в новостях называют “The Perfect Storm”. Хотя последствия уже сейчас просто невообразимые. Затронуто 14 штатов, если я не ошибаюсь.

Впрочем, вы там новости смотрите и без меня. А нас шторм вряд-ли затронет. Все происходит на Атлантическом побережье.

А у нас все как обычно — дождь!

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Hurricane Sandy


Пишут, что подобное случается раз в 50 лет.

Hurricane Sandy threatened to make a direct hit on the Jersey Shore near Atlantic City late Monday in what a meteorologist called a “once-in-50-years” storm that would disrupt the lives of millions of East Coast residents between Delaware and Long Island.

Already Sunday, the advancing storm had forced evacuation of Shore towns, grounded hundreds of flights at Philadelphia International Airport, led SEPTA to suspend mass transit, and prompted school officials across the region to cancel classes. Governors in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware declared states of emergency.

“Philadelphia is in the path,” Mayor Nutter warned about 10:30 p.m. “We will see very severe winds, four to eight inches of rain in a very short period of time. . . . We will get through this, because we are prepared.”