SDRAmerica Messages: 180 Registered: September 2015
Feb 1 - Rare national fire advisory issued for drought-hit Oklahoma
TULSA, Okla. Oklahoma has been placed under a national fire advisory as much of the state struggles with unrelenting drought and tinder-dry vegetation capable of igniting and quickly spreading out of control, state forestry officials said Wednesday.
Five days later, Eliannys was dead, likely a victim of diphtheria, a serious bacterial infection that is fatal in 5 to 10 percent of cases and particularly lethal for children.
Feb 10 - Flu Outbreak Shuts Down School Districts in TN, GA
ATLANTA -- Flu-like symptoms have shut down entire school systems in Tennessee - and, now, in Georgia. So 11Alive is looking into the spread to answer an important question: Will this outbreak strike metro Atlanta schools?
At least six people were injured in Van Vleck, about 70 miles southwest of Houston, by a weak tornado rated by a federal survey team as of EF1 strength with winds of 86 to 110 mph. An EF2 tornado with winds of 111-135 mph caused extensive damage to subdivisions 27 miles southwest of Houston. A weak tornado also was confirmed in Wharton.
Feb 16 - Endangered antelopes face 'catastrophic' die-off
A critically endangered species of antelope is dying by the thousands from a deadly infectious disease outbreak in Mongolia, and scientists fear there could be "catastrophic consequences" for the threatened animals and their ecosystem.
Feb 18 - Southern California rain eases; north facing renewed storm
LOS ANGELES A huge Pacific storm that parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least three people, eased off Saturday. But it was only a temporary reprieve as new storms took aim farther north.
Feb 18 - 2 dead, others stranded as storm lashes California
LOS ANGELES A powerful Pacific storm blew into Southern and Central California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains that downed power lines and electrocuted a man, killed a motorist in a submerged car and disrupted hundreds of flights at airports.
Feb 24 - Storm-lashed California roads, dams could cost $1B to fix
FRESNO, Calif. The bill to repair California's crumbling roads, dams and other critical infrastructure hammered by an onslaught of storms this winter could top $1 billion, including nearly $600 million alone for damaged roadways that more than doubles what the state budgeted for road repair emergencies, officials said Friday.
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