Monday, December 4, 2017

Event Update For 2017-12-03

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-12-03 - Car goes up in flames just after 7 AM and burns 19-year-old man to death in parking lot in Chilliwack (Canada):

2017-12-03 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 100+ scrap cars burn, in Canton (Texas):

Quote: "Heavy smoke from a fire caused alarm for many residents in Canton over the weekend. More than 100 vehicles burned at a salvage yard, creating thick smoke that could be seen for miles. The Van Zandt Fire Marshal’s Office confirms fire units responded to a fire at Myers Auto Salvage near Hwy 64 Sunday around noon."

2017-12-03 - Underground electrical fire breaks out at trailer park in Filer (Idaho):

2017-12-03 - Santa's Grotto goes up in flames and sends Santa and two elves running in Woodbridge (Britain):

Quote: "Father Christmas and his two elves were forced to make a run for it after their grotto caught on fire."

2017-12-03 - Box truck bursts into flame on street in coastal San Francisco (California):

2017-12-03 - Flatbed truck and RV trailer destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM while parked at auto shop in coastal Goleta (California):

2017-12-03 - Cars and garage destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM at home in coastal Del Mar (California):

Quote: "A firefighter felt lightheaded and was also taken to the hospital as a precaution, DMFD said."

2017-12-03 - Two cars and home destroyed by fire in Slick (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2017-12-03 - Four cars and garage destroyed by fire at home in Davenport (Iowa):

2017-12-03 - Bicycle warehouse and 50,000 bicycles destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in coastal Chachoengsao Province (Thailand):

Quote: "A fire gutted a large bicycle warehouse in Bang Pakong district early Saturday, destroying about 50,000 bikes and parts with damage of at least 30 million baht."

2017-12-03 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

Quote: "Residents told CBS12 that they heard an explosion, felt the ground shake, and saw flames from their homes."

Note: This is the 339th residential explosion in 2017...

2017-12-03 - Wildfire potential, December 2017 through March 2018:

2017-12-03 - Tour boat bursts into flame in coastal Hurghada (Egypt):

2017-12-03 - Fishing ship bursts into flame at 11:40 PM near coastal Hsinchu (Taiwan), crew abandons ship:

2017-12-03 - Boat bursts into flame at wharf in coastal Vancouver (Canada):

Quote: "Crews on the scene of a boat fire at Fishermans Wharf off W 1st Ave near Granville Island..."

2017-12-03 - Boat, RV, cars, jet skis and building destroyed by fire at business in Monroeville (Ohio):

Quote: "Lost in the blaze included a motor home, a boat, jet skis and a number of classic cars. The price tag for the fire could be hundreds of thousands of dollars."

2017-12-03 - Boat and RV destroyed by fire, RV trailer damaged, at home in Woodstock (Canada):

Quote: "The rear of the property is used to store vehicles and when emergency responders arrived a boat and a motorhome were on fire. A third vehicle – a camper trailer – was also damaged by smoke and heat."

Note: These are the 1016th, 1017th, 1018th, 1019th and 1020th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017, and these are the 606th and 607th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-12-03 - Tanker truck explodes and burns, paint business and school devastated, in Umuahia (Nigeria):

Quote: "Mr Emeka Okereke, the owner of the school, known as Love for Africa Mission, told Newsmen that a tanker, allegedly bearing ‘black oil’ exploded inside the company’s premises around 1 pm."

2017-12-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2:38 AM on the A3400 near Henley-in-Arden (Britain):

2017-12-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame while parked at border crossing in Victoria Falls (Zambia):

Note: These are the 2108th, 2109th and 2110th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-12-03 - RV bursts into flame on Stone Road on coastal Bethel Island (California):

Note: This is the 608th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-12-03 - Van bursts into flame on the 215 Freeway in Menifee (California):

2017-12-03 - Van bursts into flame on Manchester Road in Macclesfield (Britain):

2017-12-03 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at Best Buy in Timmins (Canada):

2017-12-03 - Car bursts into flame at 1 AM while parked on street in coastal Lynn (Massachusetts):

2017-12-03 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 54 near Fulton (Missouri):

2017-12-03 - Car bursts into flame on the Beltline in Madison (Wisconsin):

2017-12-03 - Car bursts into flame on I-91 in Windsor (Connecticut):

2017-12-03 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Bouton (Iowa):

2017-12-03 - Car bursts into flame on the A168 in Walshford (Britain):

Quote: "A168, Walshford Time of call: 17:51 Crews from Knaresborough and Harrogate have attended reports of a car fire on the A168.  On arrival at the incident the fire was already out and crews used a hose reel to cool the engine compartment."

2017-12-03 - Vehicle bursts into flame in Epworth (Britain):

Quote: "Epworth. Sun 3 Dec 2017 16:16 (No:26180) Vehicle involved in fire. Extinguished by owner with water prior to arrival of Fire Service. Thermal Image Camera in use and small tools to disconnect battery and make vehicle safe."

2017-12-03 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Trench Road in Trench, Telford (Britain):

2017-12-03 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 12:33 AM on Ainslie Street in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Ainslie Street, Grimsby. Sun 3 Dec 2017 00:33 (No:26144) Motorcycle fire. One hose reel in use."

2017-12-03 - Van, 3 cars, generator and crates destroyed by fire at 1:47 AM at business on Porton Road in Amesbury (Britain):

2017-12-03 - Barn destroyed by fire before 5 AM in Kilkhampton, Bude (Britain), 3 miles from the coast:

2017-12-03 - Stable goes up in flames at 11:27 PM near the River Crouch in Burnham (Britain), some horses killed:

2017-12-03 - Brush fire breaks out along Highway 154 near Lake Cachuma (California):

2017-12-03 - Dumpster bursts into flame at bank under construction in Bismarck (North Dakota):

2017-12-03 - Car wash damaged by fire in the wee hours in Phoenix (Arizona):

2017-12-03 - Storage facility hit by fire at 4:30 AM, 20 units burn, in Ogden (Utah):

2017-12-03 - Shed destroyed by fire at 1:36 AM at home in Collegeville Township (Minnesota):

2017-12-03 - Home damaged by fire at 2:15 AM in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2017-12-03 - Home damaged by fire in Bay Ho area in coastal San Diego (California):

2017-12-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Vernon (Connecticut):

2017-12-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire in the West Haven Lakes area in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):

2017-12-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM in coastal Bay Shore (New York):

2017-12-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Lakewood Avenue in Charlotte (North Carolina):

2017-12-03 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM in Lexington (Kentucky), nobody there:

2017-12-03 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:39 AM near Littleton (Colorado), 2 dogs killed:

2017-12-03 - Firefighter's home destroyed by basement fire in Lewis Township (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2017-12-03 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire at 11:45 PM in Fitchburg (Massachusetts):

2017-12-03 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Miami Township (Ohio):

2017-12-03 - Deadly fire burns mobile home at 4:30 AM in Cool Springs (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2017-12-03 - Deadly fire burns home in Memphis (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2017-12-03 - Deadly fire burns home at 4:54 AM in Columbus (Ohio), 1 killed:

2017-12-03 - Deadly fire burns apartment building before 3 AM in Gloucester Township (New Jersey), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2017-12-03 - Deadly fire burns apartment building shortly after 3 AM in coastal Queens (New York), 600 feet from the ocean, 1 killed, 8 injured:

Quote: "The Queens fire erupted on the fifth floor of a six-story oceanfront apartment on Ocean Promenade near Beach 123rd St. in Rockaway Park around 3:05 a.m., according to authorities."

2017-12-03 - Deadly fire burns apartment building shortly before 6 AM in coastal Manhattan (New York), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-12-03 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in McMinnville (Oregon), 1 killed:

2017-12-03 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Saarbruecken (Germany), 4 killed, 23 injured:

2017-12-03 - Vacant building burns in East Chicago (Indiana):

2017-12-03 - Vacant home burns in Fulton (Missouri):

2017-12-03 - In separate incidents, two vacant homes burn in the wee hours in Lansing (Michigan):

2017-12-03 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3:47 AM in Slidell (Louisiana):

2017-12-03 - Dozens of sharks found dead at Louisa Creek Beach south of Mackay (Australia):

2017-12-03 - Fish die and Candaguit River ground bulges up in Bacolod City (Philippine Islands):

Quote: "The mysterious elevation of river’s ground and massive fish kill in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental frightens the residents. On Saturday (December 02, 2017), the official Facebook page of 'Aksyon Radyo Bacolod' has uploaded the photos and videos of the mysterious ground elevation of Candaguit River at Purok 5, Brgy Baliwagan, San Enrique in Negros Occidental."

2017-12-03 - Man, 68, shuttle bus driver, slumps over dead in bus at dock in coastal Falmouth (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority shuttle driver died while on duty Sunday, according to a statement issued by boat line General Manager Robert Davis. The death occurred while the vehicle was stationary in the parking lot picking up passengers shortly after 3:30pm, the statement says."

2017-12-03 - Girl, 11, suddenly sickens and dies in Dayton (Texas):

2017-12-03 - Man, 50 to 60, drops dead at gas station in Houston (Texas):

2017-12-03 - Man, 62, drops dead along South Coast Highway near coastal Laguna Beach (California):

2017-12-03 - Woman, 51, found dead in submerged car in the Kern River near Highway 178 in the San Joaquin Valley (California):

2017-12-03 - Airman found dead at 3 AM at residence on Altus Air Force Base (Oklahoma):

2017-12-03 - Airman found dead in Boise (Idaho):

2017-12-03 - Woman, 23, found dead in car at shopping center in Mooresville (North Carolina):

2017-12-03 - Woman found dead near car wash in Delmar (New York):

2017-12-03 - Man, 38, found dead in the Big Blue River near Shelbyville (Indiana):

2017-12-03 - Man, 63, drops dead on golf course in Davison Township (Michigan):

2017-12-03 - Man in his 60s found dead in the water near coastal Egmont Key (Florida):

2017-12-03 - Woman, 30s or 40s, found dead in dry canal in Fresno (California):

2017-12-03 - Man found dead along Fountain Creek in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2017-12-03 - Man, 25, loses consciousness while diving, dies shortly later, near coastal Hinchinbrook Island (Australia):

2017-12-03 - Man drops dead in home in Morwell (Australia):

2017-12-03 - Woman, 45, found dead at property in Pahiatua (New Zealand):

2017-12-03 - Woman, 84, found dead in river near her home in Kampung Perseri Abi (Malaysia):

2017-12-03 - Woman, 40, found dead and woman, 80, found unconscious at home in Thiruverkadu (India):

2017-12-03 - Man, 37, falls off house and dies near Sowripalayam (India), possible toppler:

2017-12-03 - Man, 35 to 40, found dead in canal near Ponnapuram (India):

2017-12-03 - Woman, 70, falls into sewer pit and dies in Chidambaram (India):

2017-12-03 - Person found dead in the River Severn in Shrewsbury (Britain):

2017-12-03 - Man found dead at Hawthorn High School in Pontypridd (Britain), 270 feet from the River Taff:

2017-12-03 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car hits McDonald's, in Middletown (New York):

Quote: "Officials believe the driver suffered a medical emergency and drove off the road."

Note: One McCrash for here!

2017-12-03 - Small plane crashes into home on Nicodemus Road in Shalersville Township (Ohio), 1 killed:

2017-12-03 - Small plane crashes at Paine Field in coastal Everett (Washington):

2017-12-03 - Small plane crashes at airport in Guelph (Canada), 1 injured:

2017-12-03 - Passenger bus veers off road at 4:30 AM and crashes in Buena Park (California), 1 injured:

2017-12-03 - Passenger bus veers off road, plunges into river, in Beja (Tunisia), 52 injured:

2017-12-03 - Passenger bus crashes near Demow (India), 1 killed, 30 injured:

2017-12-03 - Tractor trailer veers off road, slams into trees at welcome center, bursts into flame, in Grand Bay (Alabama), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Note: Welcome to Alabama!

2017-12-03 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-95 in Newark (Delaware):

2017-12-03 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into paddock, in Tooraweenah (Australia), 1 killed:

2017-12-03 - Two heavy trucks collide head-on, fire erupts, in Madhya Pradesh (India), 2 killed:

2017-12-03 - Heavy truck veers off road and overturns in Tsholotsho (Zimbabwe), 21 killed, 48 injured:

2017-12-03 - SUV veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Grayson County (Kentucky), 2 killed, 3 injured:

2017-12-03 - Pickup truck veers off road at 6:30 AM, hits stop sign and fence, in Gilroy (California), 1 killed:

Quote: "A 57-year-old man found dead inside a wrecked pickup truck Saturday in Gilroy may have experienced a medical emergency just before the crash, according to the California Highway Patrol."

2017-12-03 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Hudson (New Hampshire), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-12-03 - Car veers off road, crashes, bursts into flame, in Pleasant Springs (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

2017-12-03 - Car veers off road, hits tree, on SW Boones Ferry Road in Portland (Oregon), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "At least 50 people have died on Portland roads this year compared to 38 at this time in 2016."

2017-12-03 - Car veers off road just before midnight, hits tree and parked truck, bursts into flame, in Sneedville (Tennessee), 4 killed:

2017-12-03 - Car veers off road just before 3 AM, hits pole, bursts into flame, in coastal San Leandro (California), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-12-03 - Car veers off road at 4:36 AM, hits tree, near Bloomingdale (Michigan), 1 killed:

2017-12-03 - Coyote attacks 3-year-old girl on porch at home in Snoqualmie (Washington):

2017-12-03 - Rhino attacks and kills forester in West Bengal (India):

2017-12-03 - Man shoots at wild boar, boar kills him, near Greifswald (Germany):

2017-12-03 - Wombat terrorizes people near coastal Weymouth (Australia), wombat killed:

2017-12-03 - Landslide kills two people in Ramban (India):

2017-12-03 - Sinkhole opens and swallows man in Nanchang (China):

2017-12-03 - Sinkhole opens on road in coastal Suva (Fiji Islands):

2017-12-03 - Gas storage facility in Aliso Canyon leaks methane again near Porter Ranch (California):

2017-12-03 - Concrete waste oil tank leaks oil into Myall Creek in Dalby (Australia):

2017-12-03 - Man, 71, has breathing problems on cruise ship near coastal Chincoteague (Virginia):

Quote: "A 71-year-old man was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard last night after suffering from acute respiratory distress. The man was on a cruise ship that was just 60 miles east of Chincoteague."

2017-12-03 - Man, 70, has 'medical episode' and loses consciousness in the water at coastal Umina Beach (Australia):

Quote: "The 70-year-old was swimming with his family after the patrol flags had come down when he suffered some kind of medical episode and got into difficulty shortly after 5:30pm. He was pulled unconscious from the water by distressed family members."

2017-12-03 - Man collapses and stops breathing in Billinghay (Britain):

2017-12-03 - Record-breaking heat hits Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "The calendar has flipped over to December, but Phoenix still is experiencing record heat. The city broke a 77-year-old mark for the hottest Dec. 2 on Saturday with a high of 84 degrees. The previous record was 81 degrees in 1940. Last month was the hottest November that Phoenix has seen since weather records were first kept in 1895. High temperatures in December usually are in the 60s in Phoenix."

2017-12-03 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits lake near St Arnaud (Australia):

2017-12-03 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the coast of Ecuador:

2017-12-03 - Satellite images show extent of air pollution worldwide:

2017-12-03 - Bering Sea blasted by back to back bomb cyclones:

2017-12-03 - Weekend rain sets all-time record in Minden (Nevada):

2017-12-03 - Tasmania covered in snow over the first weekend of summer, up to 15 inches deep:

2017-12-03 - Spectacular sun halo seen by skiers in Sweden:

2017-12-03 - Unusual fallstreak cloud seen in the sky over Michigan:

2017-12-03 - Major conservation group blasts GOP tax bill for allowing Arctic drilling, 'Simply shameful':

2017-12-03 - Arctic shore countries sign agreement to prevent commercial fishing:

2017-12-03 - Yemen risks starvation as western-backed Saudi siege continues:

2017-12-03 - Hundreds of miraculously intact pterosaur eggs found in Xinjiang (China):

2017-12-03 - Radioactive exclusion zone plagued by thrill-seekers and looters in Chernobyl (Ukraine):


  1. Mammoth fire breaks out and grows rapidly to 26,000 acres near Santa Paula (California), near the coast, 200,000 people without power, thousands evacuated:

    Sh#t, meet Fan!

  2. Spectacular report, Jonny! We have entered into the abrupt stage of climate change and the effects are becoming noticeable to everyone. Extreme temperatures (both ways!), extreme precipitation events, extreme damage to local human infrastructure, extreme social and political upheaval, extreme economic loss, and global rise in anxiety (as well as sea level, toxic gases and chaos).

    So, on this day, another car wash burns up, we have a truck carrying at least 69 people in the bed crashing in Zimbabwe, many people dying in water, all kinds of accidents, weird animal attacks (since when did coyotes walk up onto porches?), and another long list of people simply dropping dead where they are, while the marine (and other wildlife) die-off continues.

    It's about to get worse.

    World chaos diagnosis: Acute Zionist infestation causing misery in America and everywhere else

    Alas, my Jewish pals mostly got fed up too, at envisioning the bitter end of an abusive Israeli regime. None of them want a Hitler "final solution" on a global scale. And that's where Tel Aviv is headed in my opinion. Seeing Netanyahu dangle US President Donald Trump like a wooden puppet in front of a live audience - well, the jig is up for most sane people, I think. [more]

    Abby Martin on zionism and Israel

    This important video was removed by You Tube so I am mirroring it here

    Abby Martin Exposes Zionism & Israel on Joe Rogan's Podcast

    [~ 25 min. podcast]

    Sperm whale carcass washes up on beach in Hopetoun, Western Australia

    It is the second dead whale to wash ashore in the region in recent weeks, with a carcass at Alexander Point east of Esperance attracting a large number of sharks

    The animal's immense size is posing a significant problem for the shire's small workforce, who are attempting to drag it off the beach. [more]

    Raging wildfire threatens hundreds of homes in Ventura County, California; 1,000 households told to evacuate

    The cause of the fire was unknown. [more]

    Tuesday, 5 December 2017
    Wind-driven brush fire quickly grew to at least 10,000 acres threatening homes

    Fast-moving California Forest Fire

    [it's called the Thomas Fire]

    Wildfire Thomas has exploded in Southern California approaching Santa Paula and Ventura causing the evacuation of thousands

    Another Arctic blast coming to the US this week and will stay around for weeks

    Major storm system to bring heavy snow, strong winds and thunderstorms to eastern US

    [here comes winter]

    Supermoon creates rare moon halos and moondogs over Alabama

    [more below]

  3. Cyclone Ockhi: Death toll reaches 25 in Kerala, India

    As Mumbai braces for Cyclone Ockhi Goa's beach tourism claim this is the worst disaster they can remember

    [and now, from our WTF desk]
    Humanoid seen 'gliding' near high strangeness hotspot in Ocala, Florida

    A new trigger point

    Climate Risks from Equatorial Atmospheric Super-Rotation
    If we continue on the current path of high greenhouse gas emissions, we risk triggering an abrupt change in our atmospheric circulation. 

    As the band around the equator warms, intense convection adds energy to the winds aloft, which can speed up and become faster than the Earth’s rotation. 

    This super-rotation state can confine water vapour within this band, thus reducing cloud cover at higher latitudes and causing a DOUBLING of climate sensitivity. [more; 15 min. video]

    [part of this large article, see embedded piece below]
    Contemptible lies and half-truths on New Zealand's drought

    New Zealand's sea temperature swing largest in world

    The sea surface temperatures in the Australia-New Zealand region are presently the most anomalous on the globe ... typical La Nina signature but intensity turned up many notches. [more]

    From Record Floods to Drought in Three Months: Unusually Hot, Dry Conditions Blanket South

    Back during late August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey dumped as much as 60.48 inches of rain over southeast Texas. Harvey was the wettest tropical cyclone on record ever to strike the U.S. — burying Houston and the surrounding region under multiple feet of water, resulting in the loss of 91 souls, and inflicting more than 198 billion dollars in damages.

    Harvey was the costliest natural disaster ever to strike the U.S. Its tropical rains were the heaviest ever seen since we started keeping a record. But strangely, almost inexplicably, just a little more than three months later, the region of southeast Texas is now facing moderate drought conditions. [more]

    [continued below]

  4. Why Is An Appendectomy In The United States 10 Times More Expensive Than An Appendectomy In Mexico?

    Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Ockhi" to hit Maharashtra, India

    Tropical Cyclone "Ockhi," responsible for the deaths of at least 27 people and hundreds missing in Sri Lanka and India is turning toward India and is expected to make landfall on the coast of Maharashtra, India late December 5 / early December 6, 2017. Ockhi is the third named storm of the 2017 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. Meanwhile, another cyclone is forming in the Bay of Bengal and moving towards northern Tamil Nadu - south Andhra Pradesh coasts. [more]

    Extremely weird incoming radar signal captured over Washington DC

    A mysterious incoming radar signal was detected in our atmosphere on December 2, 2017 with the help of a service to detect the entrance of fireballs into the Earth’s atmosphere – Live Meteors. So for those who don’t know, this website gets its data using radio recievers to pick radio signals put off by incoming meteors/meteorites. Usually, when disintegrating in our atmosphere, space rocks only cause momentary “noise”, translated into a short burst on the live screen below. So, the issue here is: THEY NEVER LAST THIS LONG. What’s going on? Is there something near one of the antennas emitting this frequency? Or is this sustained signal proof of a huge continuous system? Nemesis, Nibiru? And I am sure I am not the only one that has no clue about the signal that is being transmitted in the video below: [more; see/hear ~ 2 min. video]

    Instrument of Power: How Fossil Fuel Donors Shaped the Anti-Climate Agenda of a Powerful Congressional Committee

    Rep. Lamar Smith has led a strategic attack on climate science using the committee he chairs. Back in Texas, his constituents face the effects of global warming. [more]

    Plan to Burn Hurricane Debris Sparks Health Fears in U.S. Virgin Islands

    More than 75 days after Maria ravaged the territory, 61 percent of residents lack electricity, cell service is unreliable, few schools are open and many people employed in tourism, the island's main industry, remain out of work. [more]

    The moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican Party

    The GOP strategy on taxes and climate: reject evidence and expert opinion, lie, and wage culture wars [more]

    Earthquakes in strange places: A magnitude 4.0 strikes near Albacete Spain and is the third quake to be recorded there in the last few days!

    Peru is the latest country to discover rats infected with the plague after an epidemic scare in Madagascar

  5. My son sent me the following video clip of the raging fire in Ventura (and elsewhere) down south of him. He said the house we lived in there will be burned to the ground within the hour. Firefighters can't do anything because of the strong winds whipping up the flames and causing it to spread exponentially. He said his old bosses house and the hospital he used to work in are all on fire.

    He said the fire began over in Ojai, by Thomas Aquinas College, hence the name.

    More than 150 structures destroyed, 27,000 people evacuated in raging Ventura wildfire

    Thomas Fire burns into Ventura, California

    Electrical outages have affected 260,000 homes and the lack of power at some water pumping facilities has left some fire hydrants dry.

    The areas of concern include Upper Ojai, Santa Paula, and Ventura.[more]

    Thomas Fire in Ventura County, CA explodes overnight, mass evacuations and power outages

    The Thomas Fire in Ventura County, California started on Monday, December 4, 2017 and exploded to 31 000 acres (12 545 ha) overnight, claiming the life of at least one person and burning at least 150 structures. The fire has so far forced evacuations of 27 000 people, caused massive power outages and is 0% contained early Tuesday morning, according to Ventura County fire officials.

    Southern California Edison spokeswoman Susan Cox said late Monday that the Thomas Fire had affected transmission line in the area and added that she can't estimate when the service might be restored. [more]