An article in The New Yorker is claiming that experts are putting the odds of an almost unimaginable disaster occurring in the next 50 years in the American northwest at 1 in 10.
They say that the unheralded Cascadia Fault will be the cause of a 9-plus magnitude earthquake followed by a 100-foot tsunami.
Directly affected will be everything west of I-5 from Seattle to Portland.
The initial death toll will be 13,000 as estimated by FEMA. If the quake hits in the summer when the beaches are full it will be far higher.Those with no choice but to remain there will spend three to six months without electricity, one to three years without drinking water and sewage systems, and three or more years without hospitals.
BillLawrenceOnline was among the Delaware County organizations affected by Tuesday’s storm. Power and service returned about 7:40 tonight, June 26.
We would like to thank PECO and Springfield Township for their assistance. Despite the wait, we never felt abandoned.
We also again realized what great neighbors we had.
Chef Bill Sr. should himself to be a chef supreme in his cooking the food thawing in the freezer. The lemon-chicken, cheese steak burritos and blueberry pancakes done on a gas grill made us pity the poor people who had to eat in restaurants.
One point, though immediately after the storm neither 911 nor PECO were taking emergency calls.
The Daily Observer is Liberia’s largest newspaper.
Broderick cited the 1989 novel The Hot Zone as his source.
Delaware State is defending Broderick declaring that it is his First Amendment right to spout this garbage.
Of course, that’s a straw man. Nobody is advocating jail for this twit. We are suggesting it be appropriate to condemn what he wrote — The First Amendment applies to Delaware State administrators as well, after all — and takes step to disassociate the school from him.
It is a sad day when the NFL takes idiotic statements by its employees more seriously than academia.
Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, the two Christian Missionaries who contracted ebola after treating patients in Liberia have been released from Emory University Hospital it has been announced.
“We are tremendously pleased with Dr. Brantly and Mrs. Writebol’s recovery,” said Dr. Bruce Ribner, director of Emory’s Infectious Disease Unit. He noted that the hospital is confident their discharges pose no public health threat.
Nearly half the patients receiving medical care in the current outbreak in West Africa are surviving, CNN reported.
With power outages still widespread in Southeastern Pennsylvania, these Verizon Wireless stores are opening their doors for powerless residents to charge their phones and other electronics until power is restored in their areas:
· Verizon Wireless at Lehigh Valley Mall Whitehall
181 Lehigh Valley Mall
Whitehall, PA 18052
· Verizon Wireless at Quakertown
219 NW End Blvd.
Quakertown, PA 18951
· Verizon Wireless at Abington
1495 Old York Rd.
Abington, PA 19001
· Verizon Wireless at Montgomeryville
744 Bethlehem Pike
Montgomeryville, PA 18936
· Verizon Wireless at Royersford
1836 E Ridge Pike
Royersford, PA 19468
· Verizon Wireless at Warrington
620 Easton Rd.
Warrington, PA 18976
· Verizon Wireless at Springfield
130 S. State Rd.
Springfield, PA 19064
· Verizon Wireless at Ardmore
195 W. Lancaster Ave.
Ardmore, PA 19003
· Verizon Wireless at King of Prussia
140 Allendale Rd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
· Verizon Wireless at Downingtown
32 Quarry Rd.
Downingtown, PA 19335
For residents in Eastern Montco near NE Philly, the Cottman Avenue store is also providing this service.
Fukushima Not A Nuclear Disaster — What happened March 11, 2011 in Fukushima, Japan wasn’t a nuclear disaster according to physicist Kelvin Kemm. Granted, it was a earthquake and tsunami disaster but the actual destruction caused by the core meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant was minor.
Kemm notes that there no deaths or injuries caused by radiation , and no private property damaged by radiation.
“What there was, was a major media feeding frenzy fueled by the rather remote possibility that there may have been a major radiation leak,” says Kemm.
Kemm notes that the only deaths caused by the meltdown were due to the forced evacuation of thousands of persons leading to heart attacks and disrupted medical treatment.
If a near half-century old nuclear plant can experience a nine magnitude earthquake and 30-foot tsunami without causing nuclear energy related deaths, then nuclear energy is a technology that should be encouraged.
FEMA Closed Due To Weather — A sign seen taped 10:30 a.m., today, Nov. 7, at the FEMA Center at 6581 Hylan Blvd. on Staten Island. One presidential candidate thought FEMA needed major reforms and possible replacement. One thought it was just peachy. Well, you know which one won so you know what we are stuck with.