Posts Tagged ‘tornado’

GoFundMe Shuts Down Tornado Cash Legal Defense Crowdfunding

Authored by Arijit Sarkar via, American crowdfunding platform GoFundMe canceled a fundraiser dedicated to collecting legal fees for the co-founder of controversial cryptocurrency mixer Tornado Cash, Roman Storm, and its developer, Alexey Pertsev.  On Jan. 22, Storm released a video asking community members to fund the legal fees for its court battle against the […]

WATCH: Apparent Tornado Rips Roof off Building in Los Angeles

A rare tornado formed above the city of Montebello, in east Los Angeles County, during a storm on Wednesday, and appeared to tear the roof off a nearby building. Source

White House Sending Jill Biden to Comfort Kentucky Tornado Survivors

First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Kentucky on Thursday alongside federal officials to meet and comfort those most impacted by the deadly tornadoes that tore through the state last month. “First Lady Jill Biden and Deputy FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency] Administrator Erik Hooks will travel to Bowling Green, Kentucky where they will join Governor Andy […]

Tornado Survivor: ‘Not Knowing Is Worse Than Knowing’

MAYFIELD, Ky.—Autumn Kirks said she and her boyfriend, Lannis Ward, had been dating for about a year and were saving money to buy a house. They were both working the night shift at the candle factory for extra money when the tornado struck. Then Ward, described by Kirks as “a big teddy bear,” disappeared—and all […]

Kentucky tornado toll less than feared at factory

Dozens of people in several Kentucky counties are still believed to have died in the storms, but Beshear, after saying Sunday morning the state’s toll could exceed 100, said that afternoon it might be as low as 50. “We are praying that maybe original estimates of those we have lost were wrong. If so, it’s […]

FACT CHECK: Biden Claims Kentucky Tornado Linked to ‘Climate Change’

CLAIM: The devastating Kentucky tornado is the result of a warmer climate, which is making storms more frequent. VERDICT: UNCERTAIN. Scientists do not actually know if there is a correlation between storms and a warmer climate. President Joe Biden could not let a tragedy go by — even one of the worst tornadoes in living […]

Debris and damage in Mayfield after tornado

Rubble and debris from destroyed buildings covered the ground in Mayfield on Sunday after a monstrous tornado swept through Kentucky. Twisted metal sheeting, downed power lines and wrecked vehicles lined the streets of what was barely recognizable as a city – home to around 10,000 people. In Kentucky alone, 22 were confirmed dead by late […]

‘Body Parts Flying Like in a Tornado’: Survivors Cope with Kabul Blast

Traumatized survivors of Thursday’s suicide bombings at Kabul’s international airport have begun sharing their experience with international media, describing horrific scenes of scores of corpses and flying body parts in the aftermath of the explosion. The Islamic State took responsibility for two bombings at Hamid Karzai International Airport, apparently targeting a mass of thousands of […]

Viewer films "landspout" tornado near Pearl, Illinois

     Rex Kindheart captured a fantastic look at a “landspout” tornado near Pearl, Illinois Tuesday evening. So what exactly is a “landspout” tornado? They are called “landspout” tornadoes because they form on the surface of the ground then stretch up into the thunderstorm cloud. They are usually very weak and don’t live very long. This […]

Germany’s Tornado warplanes ‘unsuitable for NATO missions’ – report

The report, first cited by the German magazine Spiegel, says the Panavia Tornado, which first entered service in the 1970s, has several equipment flaws that make it vulnerable and no longer suitable for duty. The fleet of fighter jets needs costly modernization if Germany wants to keep them operational until 2035, as it plans. The […]

Waterspout that looks like a ‘snow tornado’ photographed over Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan

     Visibility was near zero today as parts of Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties got socked with snow. But some people near Suttons Bay got to see a winter waterspout form over Grand Traverse Bay. James Lawson took these shots behind the casino near Peshawbestown. It was an unusual sight Saturday afternoon, amid the lake […]

A Tornado Sent A 75 Year Old Woman Flying Through The Air In Her Bathtub, And She Lived To Tell About It

Many people across the American midwest who deal with tornadoes on a regular basis are prepared for the storm. Whether they have a shelter underground, or a basement stocked with supplies, when the warning comes they know where to hide. Charlesletta Williams a 75-year-old woman from Marion County, Texas heard the roar of the approaching […]

Sanders ends his drive for a victorious campaign, but what about the movement behind it?

Bernie Sanders has placed his campaign in the hands of Hillary Clinton just weeks prior to the Democratic National Convention. Sanders has not dropped out of the race officially, but has agreed to support the Democratic Party at all costs in order to defeat Donald Trump in the general election. The concession to Clinton comes a week or […]

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on June 19

The astronomical salaries given to certain executives, as well as their paycheques leaked by certain websites, have remained a top story in many newspapers on Sunday. Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, met a group of academics and students. During the meeting, the Leader underlined the need for accelerated scientific growth, which […]

Bright meteor fireball streaks over Sao Paulo, Brazil

     A fireball visual reported over Sao Paulo on, filmed by Exoss Citizen Science, brazilian meteor monitoring. Source Article from

A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on May 28

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Saturday and picked headlines from 20 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy. Newspapers on Saturday focused their attention on the opening of Iran’s new parliament, where the MPs are going to elect the […]

6.5 earthquake strikes off Fiji coast

     The shake occurred just before 9.30am and was centred 42km east-north-east of Fiji’s Ndoi Island, and 423km south-east of the capital Suva and 336km west-north-west of Tonga’s capital Nuku’alofa. Its depth was 564km. No tsunami warning has been issued. “Earthquakes of this magnitude are not at all unusual in that part of the world, […]

India’s roads melt as ‘unprecedented’ record-breaking heat wave continues

     Temperatures hit a record-breaking 51C in the city of Phalodi, Rajasthan on Friday India’s on-going heat wave, which set a new record for the country’s highest-ever recorded temperature last week, is melting tarmac on the roads of some of India’s busiest cities. Residents in the city of Valsad, Gujarat, had to fight melting tar […]

14th meeting of Chemical Weapons Convention SPs in Asia kicks off

Following the arrangements made between Iran’s Secretariat of National Authority of the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the 14th meeting of National Authorities of State Parties in Asia is being held in Tehran from 23 to 25 May 2016. This regional meeting of National Authorities hosted by Iran aims […]

Study identifies hundreds of natural gas leaks in major US cities

     From Boston to Dallas, hundreds of methane leaks were detected by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) during a 30-month pilot research project on the gas and its contribution to greenhouse emissions. Comment: Study shows natural gas leaks spewing methane from more than 1,000 places in Manhattan EDF released its latest map for Dallas, Texas, […]

Sixth-sense that helps us cope with distractions while driving is disabled when texting

     A coping mechanism that keeps part of the brain’s attention on the road and the steering wheel lets experienced drivers tolerate many mental stresses and distractions, researchers say, but texting breaks that built-in auto-pilot. In experiments using a driving simulator, drivers distracted by complex or emotional questions constantly compensated for erroneous steering reactions. But […]

Tornado seen over Hartlepool, second recent one for the UK

     A tornado has been spotted over Hartlepool just days after another one was seen sweeping across the British countryside. Shocked residents shared the unusual weather phenomenon on Twitter after they saw the twister form during heavy rain and thunderstorms. Responding to a picture of the tornado The Met Office tweeted: “Looks like thunderstorms have […]

German Finance Ministry: Germany will spend €93 billion on refugees by 2020

     The German government will need to spend over 90 billion euros on refugees before 2020, Spiegel Online reported citing a Finance Ministry estimate up for discussion with regional administrations. The 93.6 billion bill will cover accommodation, food, childcare, schools, training courses and administration. Germany plans to spend 16 billion euros this year and annual […]

Syrian military forces fighting Daesh terrorists near Palmyra

Syrian military forces are engaged in heavy clashes with Takfiri Daesh terrorists in the suburbs of the central city of Palmyra, which was liberated from the extremists several weeks ago. Syria’s state news agency SANA cited a military official as saying that the Syrian air force had carried out raids against Daesh elements around the […]

‘Spirit of the Elbe’: Recalling the day Soviet and US troops met in Germany

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Saudi Prince drops Doha bomb: ‘No deal without Iran…we are selling at every opportunity’

     In what appears to be a Doha party-pooping statement, Saudi deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman stated unequivocally that The Kingdom won’t restrain its oil production unless other producers, including Iran, agree to freeze output at a meeting this weekend in Doha. This a major problem because – if you remember – this week’s […]

Turkey’s meddling policy in Syria backfires

Alwaght- Turkey has witnessed a spate of attacks in recent months with the capital Ankara being the latest site of a bombing that killed 28 people and injured 61 others. Striking the heart of the country and particularly with an explosion that was timed to detonate as military buses were passing by signals Turkey’s failure […]

Italy eyes hospital building coop. with Iran

TEHRAN, Feb. 23 (MNA) – Italian parliamentary delegation in Tehran have expressed eagerness to collaborate with Iran in areas of hospital construction and equipment. The visiting parliamentary delegation of Italy consisting of Laura Bianconi, Senator in the Health Commission of Italy, as well as Benedetto Adrania, former head of the Italian Parliament, met with head […]

Russia kills 60 militants in Deir ez-Zor, where ISIS massacred hundreds of civilians

“The Russian Su-34 bombers have struck terrorist strongholds near the village of Bagilya in the Deir ez-Zor province where Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) have recently executed 300 civilian from the local population for the sake of intimidation,” Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said. Over the weekend, Islamic State jihadists have reportedly slaughtered up […]

Donald Trump’s problem? He just doesn’t go far enough

     The biggest impact he has had is making other Republican candidates appear normal The problem with Donald Trump’s plan to stop all Muslims from entering America, at least “until we can figure what is going on”, is that it doesn’t go far enough. To make the country truly safe he should insist that – […]

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