Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Event Update For 2019-02-05

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: Variety Pack

2019-02-05 - Unknown chemical odor hits homes on Fenor Road in Halethorpe (Maryland), 2 miles from the coast, one person hospitalized:

Quote: "Baltimore County fire officials evacuated homes Tuesday in the 4000 block of Fenor Road in Halethorpe after several reports were made of a chemical odor. The smell was detected around 5:30 p.m. in homes on both sides of the street, according to Baltimore County fire officials. One person was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to fire officials. Crews flushed a sewer with 'copious' amounts of water."

Quote: "It took almost five hours for crews to mitigate the odor, of what they called an unknown gas, before they were able to clear the scene."

2019-02-05 - Unknown rotten egg odor evacuates Paredes Middle School in Austin (Texas):

2019-02-05 - Man burns to death in burning pickup truck in Wilbarger County near Vernon (Texas):

Quote: "According to Wilbarger County Sheriff Bill Price, the Vernon Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire call around 9:40 a.m. Tuesday on FM 2074. As the VFD extinguished the fire, they notice a body in the driver's seat, and officials immediately notified a Wilbarger County Deputy patrolling the area."

2019-02-05 - Mysterious explosions shaking homes in two counties in eastern North Carolina:

2019-02-05 - Parked BMWs continue to mysteriously burst into flame:

Quote: "Despite continued reports of parked BMWs bursting into flames, the government watchdog for automotive safety does not have an active investigation into possible causes. Consumers have filed more than 90 complaints about the issue to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, including 30 since ABC News first brought the problem to the public's attention, prompting critics to call for a federal probe."

Note: What, you mean it's not just Hyundais, Kias, Ford Kugas, Land Rovers and Vauxhaulls bursting into flame?! Actually, it's all vehicles, at least all vehicles made with iron or steel and/or which uses electricity...

2019-02-05 - Wildfires rage across Chile, state of catastrophe declared, 2 killed:

Quote: "Chile on Tuesday declared a 'state of catastrophe' in three regions ravaged by forest fires that have killed two people and razed 9,500 hectares of land."

Note: Chile is a narrow country which straddles the western coast of South America, which sort of makes it the California of South America. Because of the rotation of the Earth, winds tend to blow west-to-east, so the western coasts of landmasses will tend to get hit harder by flammable methane and hydrogen sulfide blowing in off the oceans, which will make fires burn hotter and spread faster. Another country geographically similar to Chile and California is Portugal. California has been getting ravaged by wildfires in the last few years. So too has Chile. In 2017, Chile had its worst wildfire in the modern era, which killed 11 people and destroyed the town of Santa Olga. Later that year, in June, Portugal was hit by its deadliest wildfire in the modern era, which killed 66 people and injured 204 more. Many of the people killed were burned to death in their cars while trying to flee. Neither of those fires was as bad as California's deadly wildfire season in 2018 though, which killed several dozen people and wiped the town of Paradise off the map. British Columbia in Canada, Canada's westernmost province, has also been getting hammered by horrific wildfires.

Beyond those fires, Britain recently had its deadliest residential fire in modern history, which destroyed a high-rise apartment building near coastal London and killed dozens of people. Sweden experienced unprecedented wildfires above the Arctic Circle near the sea last year. Siberia has regularly been burning, and at an accelerating rate, and methane explosions in the ground are also occurring there as the permafrost melts, leaving gigantic craters in the ground. Peat fires have been increasing in severity across Indonesia. The rainforest in Brazil has been burning up. Peru has seen some severe wildfires along the western coast of South America, much like Chile. And so on and so on. And we're just getting started. The fires spreading across the planet are only going to get much much worse...

2019-02-05  - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in Hampton Township (Minnesota), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Note: This is the 18th residential explosion in 2018...

2019-02-05 - Refinery erupts in flame in El Dorado (Arkansas):

2019-02-05 - Underground electrical explosion and fire causes blackouts in Rosslyn area in coastal Arlington (Virginia):

2019-02-05 - Underground electrical fire breaks out at 1:20 AM and causes blackouts in Etobicoke (Canada):

2019-02-05 - Electrical substation explodes on Blackhorse Way in Horsham (Britain):

2019-02-05 - Wildfire sends people fleeing and destroys homes near coastal Nelson (New Zealand), state of emergency declared:

2019-02-05 - Wildfire season in 2018 was worst in Utah history, state scrambles to pay the costs:

Quote: "When the bill comes due for a spending spree unlike what's been done before, it's a financial sucker punch. That is how the 2018 wildfire season is treating Utah lawmakers, who are being asked to come up nearly $20 million more in spending to cover costs for the worst wildfire season the state has witnessed."

2019-02-05 - Three houseboats go up in flames on the Multnomah Channel near Scappoose (Oregon):

Quote: "We’re in Scappoose where a house boat on the Multnomah Channel caught fire. That fire spread to two other houseboats."

2019-02-05 - Boat bursts into flame at 4:50 AM while parked at property on Hoopers Island Road in coastal Fishing Creek (Maryland), 100 feet from the ocean:$40-000-in-Damages

Note: These are the 85th, 86th, 87th and 88th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-5 near Central Point (Oregon):

2019-02-05 - Tractor, machinery and barn destroyed by fire before 4:30 AM in Springfield Township (Ohio), around 80 animals killed:

Quote: "The couple also lost some machinery including a tractor, Henry said."

2019-02-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 16 near Burns Lake (Canada):

Note: These are the 202nd, 203rd and 204th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-02-05 - Van bursts into flame on The Croft in coastal Cromer (Britain):

2019-02-05 - Van bursts into flame on Bramble Way in South Normanton (Britain):

2019-02-05 - Van bursts into flame on Hound Street in Sherborne (Britain):

2019-02-05 - SUV bursts into flame on street in coastal San Diego (California):

2019-02-05 - SUV bursts into flame on road near airport in Chandigarh (India):

2019-02-05 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Dillard Road in Waterloo (South Carolina):

2019-02-05 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 12:30 AM on Lincoln Avenue in Havre (Montana):

2019-02-05 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking garage in Athens (Georgia):

2019-02-05 - Car bursts into flame on I-93 in coastal Boston (Massachusetts), mayor of Boston stops to help:

2019-02-05 - Car bursts into flame on the Massachusetts Turnpike near Grafton (Massachusetts):

2019-02-05 - Car bursts into flame on Highway B near Cedar Hill (Missouri):

2019-02-05 - Car bursts into flame on I-210 in Lake Charles (Louisiana):

2019-02-05 - Car bursts into flame on I-25 at Happy Canyon Road in Douglas County (Colorado):

2019-02-05 - Car bursts into flame, fire damages road, on I-15 near Jean (Nevada):

Quote: "A car fire has damaged the right two travel lanes on northbound I-15, and the Nevada Department of Transportation needs to close down the lanes for emergency road repairs."

2019-02-05 - Car bursts into flame on I-96 near Lansing Road in Eaton County (Michigan):

2019-02-05 - Car bursts into flame on Bell Street in coastal Dundee (Scotland):

2019-02-05 - Uber taxi bursts into flame on Crown Point Road in Leeds (Britain), near the River Aire:

2019-02-05 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Queens Road in Norwich (Britain):

2019-02-05 - Car bursts into flame at Belgrave Square in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Belgrave Square, Scunthorpe. Tue 5 Feb 2019 12:25 (No:02421) Car fire, one hose reel, one BA and battery powered spreaders in use."

2019-02-05 - Car bursts into flame at The Close in Northwich (Britain):

2019-02-05 - Car bursts into flame on Abbots Road in Selby (Britain):

Quote: "Abbots Road, Selby Time of call: 18:14 A crew from Selby have extinguished a car fire this evening using two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera. The fire was confined to the engine compartment and caused 30% fire damage."

2019-02-05 - Car bursts into flame on Rawcliffe Road in Airmyn (Britain):

Quote: "Rawcliffe Road, Airmyn. Tue 5 Feb 2019 15:24 (No:02427) Car fire, one hose reel in use. Incident left with Police."

2019-02-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Barton Street in Hatcliffe (Britain):

Quote: "Barton Street, Hatcliffe. Tue 5 Feb 2019 09:16 (No:02408) Vehicle involved in fire. One hose reel in use."

2019-02-05 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home near Ravenden (Arkansas):

2019-02-05 - Auto shop and vehicles damaged by fire in Decatur (Illinois):

2019-02-05 - Barn destroyed by fire on Hursch Road in Twin Township (Ohio):

2019-02-05 - Barn destroyed by fire near Collingwood (Canada):

2019-02-05 - Boathouse destroyed by fire at Tower Park Marina on the Mokelumne River in Lodi (California):

2019-02-05 - Amazon warehouse under construction heavily damaged by fire at 2:30 AM on North Apollo Road in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2019-02-05 - Keokuk City Hall heavily damaged by fire in Keokuk (Iowa):

2019-02-05 - Warehouse heavily damaged by massive fire at 2:44 AM in Andover (Britain):

2019-02-05 - Garage destroyed by fire at 4 AM at home on Hearst Avenue in Lead (South Dakota):

2019-02-05 - Two cabins destroyed by fire on Swan Lake Road in Ness Township (Minnesota), nobody there:

2019-02-05 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Fairbanks (Alaska), nobody there:

2019-02-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Salina (Kansas), 1 injured:

2019-02-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:30 AM on Bradford Road in Morrisonville (North Carolina):

2019-02-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Millville (New Jersey):

2019-02-05 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Gresham Avenue in the Lakeside area in Henrico (Virginia), nobody there:

2019-02-05 - Home destroyed by fire just after 4:30 AM on Baker Road near Maxton (South Carolina), nobody there:

2019-02-05 - Home destroyed by fire on Cadmus Street in East Liverpool (Ohio), nobody there:

2019-02-05 - Home destroyed by fire in Lawton (Oklahoma):

2019-02-05 - Multi-family home destroyed by fire in coastal Madeira Beach (Florida):

2019-02-05 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Reno (Nevada):

2019-02-05 - Fourplex apartment building destroyed by fire on Winnikee Avenue in Poughkeepsie (New York):

2019-02-05 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire off Semoran Boulevard in Orlando (Florida):

2019-02-05 - Deadly fire burns home on Bailey Avenue in Maple Shade (New Jersey), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-02-05 - Deadly fire burns home in Las Vegas (Nevada), 1 killed:

2019-02-05 - Deadly fire burns home in Albuquerque (New Mexico), 1 killed:

2019-02-05 - Vacant home burns on New Carlisle Pike in Bethel Township (Ohio):

2019-02-05 - Vacant home burns in Charleston (West Virginia):

2019-02-05 - Vacant home burns at 1 AM on Jucunda Street in Knoxville area in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2019-02-05 - Thousands of sea birds dying along the coast in the Netherlands:

Quote: "As many as 20,000 guillemots have died in Dutch waters in the past few weeks, baffling researchers, broadcaster NOS said on Tuesday. The sea birds, which breed on cliffs and live on fish and crustaceans, are being washed up dead on Dutch shores from the Wadden Islands to Zeeland."

2019-02-05 - Officials in Florida claim red tide killed 267 tons of marine life, when the actual total is thousands of tons:

2019-02-05 - Two women found dead in pond in Warren County (Virginia):

2019-02-05 - Man, 44, assistant principal, has 'medical episode' and dies in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

Quote: "On Monday night, colleagues say he attended an award ceremony when he had some kind of medical episode and later died. He was 44 years old."

Note: The day after the mysterious explosion, flash of light and unknown odor hit Brooklyn, mentioned in the 2019-02-04 update...

2019-02-05 - Man has 'medical episode' and dies while driving, pickup truck crashes into guardrail, on I-80 near Lockwood (Nevada):

Quote: "It happened around 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Trooper Matt McLaughlin says the man was driving a Toyota pickup and crashed into the guardrail. McLaughlin says it appears the man died from the medical episode, not the crash."

2019-02-05 - Man, 59, found dead in Lake Reese in Asheboro (North Carolina):

2019-02-05 - Man, 53, slumps over dead in pickup truck near I-35 in Laredo (Texas)

2019-02-05 - Man slumps over dead in car outside business in Ferndale (Maryland):

2019-02-05 - Girl, 17, found dead at beach in coastal Silverdale (Washington):

2019-02-05 - Man, 23, Air Force soldier, found dead in parking lot in North Pole (Alaska):

2019-02-05 - Woman, 40, found dead in submerged pickup truck in Herrington Lake in Garrard County (Kentucky):

2019-02-05 - Person has 'medical event' and drops dead at home on Engelbrechts Road in coastal Waimate (New Zealand):

2109-02-05 - Woman, 31, has 'medical issue' and drops dead at ski resort in Tyrol (Austria):

Quote: "It is understood that investigators believe the cause of death was the result of a medical issue, with an autopsy being carried out today."

2019-02-05 - Woman drops dead while working in fabric shop in Bulawayo (Zimbabwe):

2019-02-05 - Man, 34, dies in the Roaring Creek River in Cayo District (Belize):

2019-02-05 - College student, man, 19, found dead in Whiteknights Lake at the University of Reading in Reading (Britain):

2019-02-05 - Man in his 60s found dead outside St Frideswide Church in Oxford (Britain):

2019-02-05 - Man found dead in pond at nature reserve in Scunthorpe (Britain):

2019-02-05 - School bus driver, man, has 'medical episode', bus veers off road and crashes through hedge, near coastal Truro (Britain):

Quote: "Currently it is believed that the driver had suffered a medical episode and he was treated by ambulance staff at the scene."

2019-02-05 - Garbage truck driver, man, 68, has 'medical episode', garbage truck crashes into six cars, in Campbelltown (Australia):

Quote: "Its driver – a 58-year-old man – suffered minor injuries after he suffered what is believed to have been a medical episode."

2019-02-05 - Small plane crashes onto parked cars in coastal Lima (Peru), 2 injured:

2019-02-05 - Small plane crashes into field in Indapur (India), 1 injured:

2019-02-05 - Tanker truck overturns at 6:30 AM on US 101 near Leggett (California), 1 injured:

2019-02-05 - Tractor trailer overturns at 4 AM on Route 2 in Colchester (Connecticut):

2019-02-05 - Tractor trailer overturns on the Massachusetts Turnpike near Auburn (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2019-02-05 - Car veers off road and plows into restaurant in Spring Hill (Florida), 6 injured:

2019-02-05 - Car crashes into ditch at 2:15 AM, bursts into flame, in Lake City (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-02-05 - Stingray attacks and injures man at beach in Mount Maunganui (New Zealand):

2019-02-05 - Building collapses in Luxor (Egypt), 3 killed:

2019-02-05 - Bridge decaying, closed for at least five years (!), in St. Louis (Missouri):

2019-02-05 - Boy, 17, loses consciousness in swimming pool at home in coastal Port Stephens (Australia):

Quote: "A teenager has been taken to hospital in a stable condition after he nearly drowned in a pool at Port Stephens. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter took the 17-year-old male to John Hunter Hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning after he was found unconscious in a backyard swimming pool at Shoal Bay."

2018-02-05 - Woman drives from La Crosse, WI to Rockford (Illinois), doesn't remember:

Quote: "Meska told police she has no memory from the time she neared Rochester to the time she called her family. Police believe she suffered from a medical issue."

2019-02-05 - Air pollution so bad that people are sneezing blood in Bangkok (Thailand):

2019-02-05 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Bosnia:


  1. Regular readers will notice that "things" are ramping up again.
    Thanks for the reliable updates to "our situation," Jonny.

    i'm off to school, but may be able to post DURING class, since both classes are testing today.

    5G, Methane & Earthquake Report with Margo (Feb. 6, 2019) [~ 88 min.]

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 2.6.19 'Valve Turners' Shut Down Enbridge Oil Pipelines in Minnesota [~ 32.5 min.]

    French, German farmers destroy crops after GMOs found in Bayer seeds

    [catching the booms ON CAMERA now]
    Home surveillance camera captures mysterious boom in New Orleans, Louisiana

  2. [they can't figure it out, Jonny]
    Deadly plane crash on Super Bowl Sunday remains a mystery

    A Cessna 414 had broken apart above their Yorba Linda neighborhood, raining chunks of burning metal over 16 homes on their block. [more; so it exploded!]

    The glaring hole in Trump’s address: Climate change – “Trump and, more to the point, the fossil fuel interests whose bidding he is doing, have weaponized the public’s poor understanding of science”

    Another round of heavy snow, freezing rain and below average temperatures from the Plains to the Northeast, U.S.

    An intensifying low pressure system is expected to bring another round of heavy snow and freezing rain across the Central Plains through the Great Lakes into the Northeast. Road conditions are likely to deteriorate quite rapidly even at lower-elevation areas as the storm brings a mix of ice and rain. [more]

    Thursday, 7 February 2019

    Early spring rainfall warms up the bog and promotes the growth of plants and methane-producing microbes.

    Early spring rain boosts methane from thawing permafrost by 30 percent

    [more below]

  3. More on the dangers of 5G [begins with video posted yesterday, then this article]

    ‘A global catastrophe’: Radiation activist warns that 5G networks are ‘massive health experiment’

    A leading activist on the issue of electromagnetic radiation and its negative impacts on public health has described the rollout of 5G as a “massive health experiment” which could “become a global catastrophe.”

    Arthur Robert Firstenberg is a well-known advocate for curtailing the development of 5G networks both in the US and internationally, claiming that super fast broadband could cause cancer in humans and wildlife, as well as exacerbating the symptoms of electromagnetic hypersensitivity. [more]

    [secure team did a story on this yesterday]
    Is this an alien spacecraft?

    New EVIDENCE Oumuamua is Part of Alien Spaceship Revealed

    Despite backlash from colleagues in the scientific community, Avi Loeb continues to advocate his theory that the interstellar object, called Oumuamua, passing through our solar system is a part of an alien spaceship. He argues that other astronomers have lost their "childhood curiosity" and are too afraid of being wrong.

    Chance of 'Message in Bottle' From Aliens Shouldn't Be Dismissed — Astronomer

    The renowned astronomer has faced criticism from colleagues over his views on the essence of Oumuamua. Many of them have accused Loeb of publishing theories that he doesn't believe himself and of engaging in "sensationalist, ill-motivated science". However, Harvard's top astronomer remains adamant in his views and is demanding that his critics provide convincing arguments disproving his theory. [more]

    Record temperatures in US after freezing conditions


    I have found that such extremely rapid rises after such cold is very rare.

    In going back to 1879, rises of +65 degrees after lows of <-15 in four days only occurs, on average, once every 70 years.

    However, a +70-degree rise in 4 days or less with a <-15 cold wave or less has NEVER occurred. [more; next story follows]

    Region Sees Record Warmth Less Than a Week After Freezing Temperatures

    Philadelphia didn’t set a record for warmth, but came close. The high Tuesday was 67 degrees, while the previous record is 69 (set in 1991). The average high in Philadelphia for early February is 42 degrees. A high of 67 is more normal around April 23. [more]

    Extreme conditions in South America

    Heatwave turns 'gateway to Antarctic' into beach town

    [an article on the fires in Chile follow this one]

    New scientific paper links global warming with pollution

    A warming world increases air pollution [more; incl. below]

    Researchers find cooling effect of aerosols in cumulus and MSC clouds twice as high as thought

    The cooling effect of aerosols is so large that it has masked as much as half of the warming effect from greenhouse gases. So aerosols can’t be wiped out. Take them away and temperatures would soar overnight. [gee, where have I heard this before?]

    Aerosol-driven droplet concentrations dominate coverage and water of oceanic low level clouds

    This article was written a year ago.

    Devil’s Bargain

    We already have planet-cooling technology. The problem is, it’s killing us.

    By Eric Holthaus

    How the tabloid Daily Mail went from denial to panic about global temperatures in six years

    [the reason SOTT hasn't changed is because they are part of the propaganda machine]

  4. Climate and Environment
    Wildfires, hurricanes and other extreme weather cost the nation 247 lives, nearly $100 billion in damage during 2018

    It’s Official: 2018 Was the Fourth-Warmest Year on Record

    After losing their homes, Paradise residents are being pushed off their land

    Local officials, at risk of losing Fema funding, decreed that residents may not live on property that hasn’t been cleared of debris [more; "the process could take at least a year"]

    [I wonder if they still have to pay taxes and mortgages?]

    A glimpse of our future? Heatwaves in the southern hemisphere is killing wildlife ‘on a biblical scale’ from record-breaking heat

    As 2019 weather hits the ground running NASA claim the last 5 years have been the warmest since records began and last year was the 4th warmest

    We are just 38 days into 2019 and already we have had record heat in Australia, Chile and Brazil, record cold in the US, Canada and Russia, record snowfall in the US and record rain in the US and Australia and now NASA claims the last 5 years have been the warmest since modern records began and last year was the 4th warmest.

    Can we [TRUMP] ignore the figures anymore? [more]

    [I've SEEN this myself heading to CA]
    Man spots strange LONG shadow from jet airplane window | "SOMETHING" seen above Albany!

  5. [put this on full screen and sit back]
    2019 IS STRANGE Part 1 // JANUARY

    Atacama desert, world’s driest place, suffers massive floods – New waterfall created, 1 dead, 1300 homeless

    This is another proof of the weather chaos on Earth. Parts of the Atacama desert, the driest place on Earth, are flooded. Heavy showers on high altitudes in northern Chile have caused dry river beds to become rushing torrents of water. The flooding has left one dead, one child missing and over 1,200 homeless. [more]

    Another round of heavy snow, freezing rain and below average temperatures from the Plains to the Northeast, U.S.

    An intensifying low pressure system is expected to bring another round of heavy snow and freezing rain across the Central Plains through the Great Lakes into the Northeast. Road conditions are likely to deteriorate quite rapidly even at lower-elevation areas as the storm brings a mix of ice and rain. [more]

    Mysterious booms reported in the Tucson, Arizona area

    "first it was a major a huge truck about to plow into my home...then the boom..that shook my windows...I was sure some of them were broken but they didn' dog jumped up! [more]

    Pakistan receives record snowfall in winter - heaviest in 48 years

    California couple rescued from Mendocino National Forest after being stranded in snow for 5 days in their Jeep

    Frozen cat revived after being found in Montana snow bank

    [more below]

  6. PG&E Contains Gas Leak That Caused San Francisco Explosion

    PG&E Corp. has contained a natural gas leak from a pipe that exploded on Wednesday along a major thoroughfare in San Francisco, engulfing in flames a stretch known for its bars and restaurants.

    The blaze, which had spread to at least five buildings as of Wednesday afternoon, triggered an evacuation order for people within a block of the site on Geary Boulevard -- a major artery that leads into downtown San Francisco. Eight workers near the explosion were accounted for and no injuries were reported, San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White told reporters.

    Workers may have struck the distribution pipeline while installing fiber-optic equipment beneath the street, she said. Helicopter footage of the fire scene showed a blackened backhoe near the source of the flames. The flames burned for about two and a half hours before the fire department reported that the flow of gas had been shut off. [more; whoopsie!]

    Rare snow falls around the Bay Area [~ 2.5 min. news video]

    CBD Is Officially Getting Banned In New York City, Ohio, And Maine

    CBD, one of the buzziest wellness products of 2019, just hit a snag. New York City has forbidden the sale of CBD edibles in restaurants, bars, and other establishments that fall under the Department of Health's purview, Eater reported Tuesday. Health inspectors in the city are already visiting restaurants to enforce the crackdown.

    Despite its overwhelming trendiness, there's not much we know for sure about CBD, or cannabidiol, a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant that has no psychoactive properties. Many CBD users say it helps relieve stress and anxiety, muscle soreness, insomnia, and more, but there is very little scientific proof to support or counter these claims. CBD is a try-for-yourself kind of compound. [more]

    [chum'-don'-wan'-de-hep, chum'-don'-get-de-hep (from Airplane movie)]