Sunday, January 1, 2017

2016 - DEC - Infrastructure Collapse

2016-12-01 - Power outage hits South Australia, 200,000 homes go dark:

2016-12-01 - Building collapses in coastal Tanta (Egypt):

2016-12-02 - Building collapses in downtown Sioux Falls (South Dakota), 1 killed:

2016-12-02 - Building facade collapses off building in Norfolk (Nebraska):

2016-12-03 - Sewage leaks onto streets for two months and counting in coastal Briardene, Durban (South Africa):

2016-12-04 - New sewer main ruptures, huge sinkhole forms, two cars drive into it, woman dies, in Bexar County (Texas):

Quote: "Robert Puente, the President of the San Antonio Water System, which operates the city's sewer lines, says this sewer line was little more than a year old, and it is uncertain what caused it to burst."

2016-12-04 - Factory collapses in Jinan (China), 5 killed, 4 injured:

2016-12-04 - Water main breaks, huge sinkhole forms, in Gary (Indiana):

2016-12-05 - Building collapses in coastal Dakar (Senegal), 4 killed, 3 injured:

2016-12-05 - Building collapses in coastal Beirut (Lebanon):

2016-12-05 - Water main breaks, properties flood, in Islington area in coastal London (Britain):

2016-12-05 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Caversham (Britain):

2016-12-06 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Sandy Springs (Georgia):

2016-12-07 - Oil pipeline ruptures, leaks unknown amount of oil, near Belfield (North Dakota):

2016-12-08 - Six-story building collapses in Hyderabad (India), 10+ feared dead:

2016-12-08 - Building collapses in Ardmore (Oklahoma):

2016-12-08 - Water main breaks in Manchester (Connecticut):

2016-12-09 - Water main breaks, streets flooded, in coastal San Francisco (California):

2016-12-10 - Church collapses in Uyo (Nigeria), near the coast, many killed:

Quote: "Metal girders and the roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria, killing at least 160 people with the toll likely to rise, a hospital director said Sunday. Mortuaries in the city of Uyo are overflowing from Saturday's tragedy, medical director Etete Peters of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital told The Associated Press."

2016-12-11 - Pipeline ruptures, leaks 176,000 gallons of oil into Ash Coulee Creek (North Dakota), 2 cows found dead nearby:

Quote: "A pipeline leak has spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil into a North Dakota creek roughly two and a half hours from Cannon Ball, where protesters are camped out in opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline. Members of the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes, as well as environmentalists from around the country, have fought the pipeline project on the grounds that it crosses beneath a lake that provides drinking water to native Americans. They say the route beneath Lake Oahe puts the water source in jeopardy and would destroy sacred land. North Dakota officials estimate more than 176,000 gallons of crude oil leaked from the Belle Fourche Pipeline into the Ash Coulee Creek."

2016-12-11 - Power outage hits the San Francisco Bay Area (California), 41,000 homes go dark:

2016-12-13 - Roof collapses at home in Denver (Colorado):

2016-12-13 - Water system sickening people in Potlotek (Canada):

2016-12-13 - Water main breaks, streets flood, trains disrupted, in coastal Jersey City (New Jersey):

2016-12-13 - Water main breaks in coastal Greenwich (Connecticut):

2016-12-13 - Water main breaks, closes road, in Henrico (Virginia):

2016-12-13 - Water main breaks in Omaha (Nebraska):

2016-12-13 - Water main breaks in Findlay (Ohio):

2016-12-13 - Water main breaks in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2016-12-13 - Water main breaks in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2016-12-14 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Dallas (Texas):

2016-12-15 - Water supply contaminated by chemical in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas), people told not to drink/use water:

Quote: "Officials are telling residents to use only bottled water until the safety of the tap water can be confirmed. According to the city's release, 'boiling, freezing, filtering, adding chlorine or other disinfectants, or letting the water stand will not make the water safe.'"

2016-12-15 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Kenner (Louisiana):

2016-12-15 - Water main breaks, floods neighborhood, in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2016-12-16 - Wall collapses onto workers in Hyderabad (India), 3 killed, 3 injured:

2016-12-16 - Building being demolished collapses in coastal Bangkok (Thailand), 3+ killed:

2016-12-16 - Concrete staircase collapses at apartment building in coastal Bay St. Louis (Mississippi):

2016-12-17 - Sewer main breaks, leaks into water, in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

2016-12-17 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, car crashes into hole, in Rochester (New Hampshire):

2016-12-18 - Major power outage blacks out parts of Punjab Province (Pakistan):

2016-12-19 - High levels of lead found in the water in St. Joseph (Louisiana), public health emergency declared:

2016-12-19 - Wall collapses onto people at market in Ikot Akpatek (Nigeria), 2 killed, 18 injured

2016-12-19 - Water main breaks, streets flood, in Kettering (Ohio):

2016-12-19 - Water main breaks, road collapses, truck trapped, in Arden (North Carolina):

2016-12-20 - Market collapses in coastal Akwa Ibom State (Nigeria), 2 killed, 17 injured:

2016-12-20 - Building collapses in Wellingborough (Britain):

2016-12-20 - Water main breaks, street buckles, SUV damaged, in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2016-12-20 - Water main breaks, streets and underground parking garage flood, in Hamilton (Canada):

2016-12-21 - Billboard collapses along Palm Avenue near coastal Imperial Beach (California):

2016-12-22 - Scaffolding collapses at building in coastal Taoyuan (Taiwan), 5 killed:

2016-12-22 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Penfield (New York):

2016-12-23 - Elevator collapses at mall in coastal Miami (Florida), 2 injured:

2016-12-24 - Plugged natural gas well starts leaking methane, again, in Aliso Canyon (California):

2016-12-24 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Jurupa Valley (California):

2016-12-24 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Toronto (Canada):

2016-12-25 - Police college building collapses in coastal Lagos (Nigeria), 2 killed, more trapped:

2016-12-27 - Power outage blacks out 2000 homes in Carson City (Nevada):

2016-12-28 - River bridge collapses, two cars fall into river, near Moshupa (Botswana):

2016-12-29 - Building under construction collapses in Savar (Bangladesh), 3 killed:

2016-12-29 - Building partially collapses in Albia (Iowa):

2016-12-30 - Saltwater contaminates water supply in coastal Ramea (Canada), state of emergency declared:

2016-12-31 -  Event hall collapses in Vandergrift (Pennsylvania):

2016-12-31 - Buildings regularly collapsing and killing people in Nigeria:

2016-12-31 - School collapses in Isfahan Province (Iran), 6 injured:

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