Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Event Update For 2019-06-18

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

2019-06-18 - Vanishing - the extinction crisis is worse than you think:

2019-06-18 - Unknown rotten egg odor hits coastal Canvey Island (Britain):

Quote: "A probe has been launched after multiple Canvey residents reported strong smells of gas overnight. Castle Point Council has confirmed its health department is investigating after numerous complaints of residents smelling gas in and around their homes last night. Residents reported online that the smell had been present all day, including in roads such as Hilton Road, Long Road, Willow Close and East Crescent."

Quote: "Calor Gas bosses have since confirmed the site in Thames Road is NOT causing the issue, so residents are left without an answer."

Quote: "Linda Browne, 55, of Canvey Road, said: 'I’ve had to shut my windows as the smell was so strong and quite worrying. It’s all anyone has been talking about on the island and nobody seems to know what is happening. We want to know what is going on - and I don’t understand why nobody knows or is telling us about it.'"

2019-06-18 - Scientists shocked by Arctic permafrost thawing 70 years sooner than predicted:

Note: All that stuff they've been telling people was gonna happen by 2100 has begun to happen now. That arbitrary 2100 date was always a bunch of hooey, probably to convince people that any 'real problems' were going to happen after they're dead, so no big deal. Wrong! Climate change deniers should be prepared to look increasingly stupid. Obviously some folks will stay deniers until they're literally on fire and screaming as they burn to death, which will certainly make for some interesting headlines. And how about deadly heatwaves? Those were supposed to be happening by 2100 too. Any of those happening yet?

2019-06-18 - Relentless and deadly heatwave continues broiling Bihar (India), death toll climbs to 184, birds dropping dead:

Quote: "A heatwave in the eastern Indian state of Bihar has so far killed 184 people this season, according to the figures released by the disaster management department. Most of the deaths have been reported from Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada districts. India is facing a severe heatwave with temperatures in Churu town in Rajasthan surpassing 122 Fahrenheit (50 Celsius)."

2019-06-18 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame in coastal St. John’s (Canada):

2019-06-18 - Landfill fire breaks out in Midland (Texas):

2019-06-18 - Landfill fire breaks out near Ladysmith (South Africa):

2019-06-18 - Landfill fire breaks out near the coast in Saint Thomas on the island of Barbados:

2019-06-18 - Crane bursts into flame at the Port of Felixstowe in coastal Felixstowe (Britain):

2019-06-18 - Two boats destroyed by fire, two more damaged, while docked at marina in coastal Richmond (Canada):

Quote: "Large, black plumes of smoke were sent billowing into the sky from a fire that destroyed two boats at a Richmond marina Monday."

Note: These are the 510th and 511th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-06-18 - Passenger train dining car bursts into flame in Sahiwal (Pakistan):

2019-06-18 - Freight train engine bursts into flame near Crowley (Louisiana):

2019-06-18 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on Foss Bank in York (Britain):

2019-06-18 - Private bus bursts into flame while parked at marae in coastal Wellington (New Zealand):

Note: These are the 289th and 290th buses to burn in 2019...

2019-06-18 - Crane truck bursts into flame in Rothbury (Britain):

2019-06-18 - Tanker truck bursts into flame while parked at gas station in Shyamoli area in Dhaka (Bangladesh):

2019-06-18 - Tractor bursts into flame on I-16 in Macon (Georgia):

2019-06-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before 1:30 AM on I-90 in Schodack (New York):

2019-06-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 152 in Merced County (California):

2019-06-18 - Tractor (telehandler) bursts into flame inside barn, fire spreads to hay and barn, in Tadcaster (Britain):

Quote: "Tadcaster TOC: 11:40 Crew were mobilised to a report of a barn fire. This was a JCB telihandler on fire which spread to a barn and approx ¼ tonnes of hay bales. Crews used 2 breathing apparatus, 2 hose reels and 1 triple extension ladder."

Note: These are the 1007th, 1008th, 1009th, 1010th, 1011th and 1012th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-06-18 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on street in the Oak Lake subdivision near Spring Hill (Tennessee):

2019-06-18 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on street in Poland (Ohio):

2019-06-18 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on the M5 near coastal Avonmouth (Britain):

2019-06-18 - SUV bursts into flame at 6:30 AM on I-59 in Jefferson County (Alabama):

2019-06-18 - Car bursts into flame in driveway at home two blocks from the ocean in coastal Great Kills (New York):

2019-06-18 - Car bursts into flame on I-15 near coastal San Diego (California):

2019-06-18 - Car bursts into flame on West Jefferson Street in Joliet (Illinois):

2019-06-18 - Car bursts into flame on O'Halloran Road near Bloomfield on Prince Edward Island (Canada):

2019-06-18 - Car bursts into flame on street in Mississauga (Canada):

2019-06-18 - Car bursts into flame on High Street in Dudley (Britain):

2019-06-18 - Car bursts into flame at 1:42 AM on Norbroom Drive in Newport (Britain):

2019-06-18 - Vehicle bursts into flame near Hayton, Brampton (Britain):

Quote: "Vehicle Fire, Brampton (Carlisle) 18 Jun 2019 At 20:38 on 18th June 2019 one fire engine from Brampton attended a vehicle fire near Hayton, Brampton. Two hosereel jets and two breathing apparatus were used to extinguish the fire. Crews were on scene for approximately one hour."

2019-06-18 - Scooter bursts into flame on Feldane in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Feldane, Hull. Tue 18 Jun 2019 19:05 (No:12990) Scooter involved in fire. Hose reel in use."

2019-06-18 - Riding mower bursts into flame, fire spreads to building, in Onondaga Lake Park (New York):

2019-06-18 - SUV, car and garage destroyed by fire at home, home damaged, in Beaverton (Oregon), 1 injured:

2019-06-18 - Storage facility damaged by fire in Miami Gardens (Florida):

2019-06-18 - Restaurant and apartments destroyed by fire on North Walnut Street in Princeville (Illinois):

2019-06-18 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2019-06-18 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), 2800 feet from the ocean:

Note: Also see the 57-year-old woman who was found dead in a hot tub at a beachside resort hotel in Myrtle Beach on this day...

2019-06-18 - Home destroyed by fire at 3 AM, fire spreads to cars and more homes, in Lynchburg (Virginia), nobody there:

2019-06-18 - Home destroyed by fire just before 1:30 AM in Powers (Mississippi):

2019-06-18 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Asheville (North Carolina):

2019-06-18 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire before 5 AM on Neptune Avenue in coastal Coney Island (New York), 1 injured:

2019-06-18 - Deadly fire burns home in Rapid City (South Dakota), 1 killed:

2019-06-18 - Vacant building burns on North Montgall Avenue in Kansas City (Missouri):

2019-06-18 - Vacant home destroyed by fire just after 5:30 AM in Miami Township (Ohio):

2019-06-18 - Fish dying at Jones Lake in Moncton (Canada):

2019-06-18 - Many fish dying in pond in Ambattur (India):

2019-06-18 - Man, 20, and woman, 44, found dead in the Columbia River after disappearing into the water, near Umatilla (Oregon):

Quote: "Searchers recovered the bodies of Janice Arsenault, 44, and Trenton Williams, 20, from Idaho, Monday evening, following a multi-day search. The pair were reported missing late Saturday after the boat they were riding returned to shore without them. The boat operator said the two had been riding without life jackets on an external swim platform while the boat was moving, and that he did not notice they were gone until he arrived at the shore."

2019-06-18 - Three people found dead in canals and three men found dead under bridges, in Faisalabad (Pakistan):

2019-06-18 - Woman, 74, jumps in to swimming pool at hotel to help child then goes into cardiac arrest and dies, in Spokane (Washington):

Quote: "74-year-old Marla Willeen Leander suffered heart failure after jumping into the pool to help a child who was having difficulty."

Quote: "Leander’s daughter, Shawn Leander-Schmidt, said her mother’s death was unexpected. She described Leander as a good swimmer and a healthy woman who looked young for her age."

2019-06-18 - Woman, 57, dies in hot tub at beachfront resort hotel on North Ocean Boulevard in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

Quote: "One person died after drowning at a resort along Ocean Boulevard Tuesday morning, according to Lt. Christian Sliker with Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue. It happened just before 4 a.m. in a hot tub at the Patricia Grand Resort in the 2700 block of North Ocean Boulevard. Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard said Paula Egleston, 57, of Greensboro, N.C., was pulled from the water."

2019-06-18 - Boy, 15, has 'medical episode' in locker room at school, dies shortly later, in Amite (Louisiana):

Quote: "BRProud has learned that an Amite high school football player died Tuesday night following a practice at the school. According to Amite Police Chief Jerry Trabona, officers arrived on scene and found 15-year old Terrance Allen suffering from a medical episode in the locker room. Officials say the teen was joking and laughing with his team mates moments before he collapsed. CPR was given to Allen and he was rushed to an area hospital where he died."

Note: Did the medical episode occur AFTER he took a shower and doused his head with water?

2019-06-18 - Girl, 15, drops dead near playground in Ceredo (West Virginia):

Quote: "Police Chief Tony Poston says there were no abnormal markings on the girl’s body and that it doesn’t appear that she was attacked. He says the cause of death is unknown and is under investigation."

2019-06-18 - Woman, 35, found dead in pond at apartment complex in coastal Seminole (Florida):

2019-06-18 - High school senior, man, 18, dies in Lake Murvaul in Carthage (Texas):

2019-06-18 - Man, 56, has 'medical event' and drops dead near parking lot in South Kingstown (Rhode Island):

2019-06-18 - Man found dead in 2 feet of water in creek or pond in Gwinnett County (Georgia):

2019-06-18 - Man found dead in the water after empty 'ghost boat' found, in Lake Pueblo (Colorado):

Quote: "Rangers at Lake Pueblo State Park discovered a body early Tuesday morning after an empty boat found adrift triggered an all-night search."

2019-06-18 - Man, 47, found dead in Wildcat Lake near Silverdale (Washington):

2019-06-18 - Man found dead in Winston Lake (North Carolina):

2019-06-18 - Man found dead in lake in Fairbanks (Alaska):

2019-06-18 - Man found dead in the Muskingum River at Village Park in Dresden (Ohio):

2019-06-18 - Cop, man, 29, found dead at home in Murfreesboro (Tennessee):

2019-06-18 - Man, 24, found dead in bathroom in Khanyar (India):

2019-06-18 - Middle-aged man, India's Got Talent producer, found dead in lake in coastal Goregaon, Mumbai (India):

Quote: "Incidentally, Sohan Chauhan's body was found in the same lake where a police inspector's son was found dead last year. Atharva Shinde's death was declared accidental."

2019-06-18 - Man, 38, found dead at canal with submerged car, in coastal East Berbice-Corentyne (Guyana):

2019-06-18 - Person found dead in canal in Great Boughton (Britain):

2019-06-18 - Man, 40, found dead in Oakley Park in Fleet (Britain):

2019-06-18 - Man in his 20s drops dead at Foxhills Nature Reserve in Oswaldtwistle (Britain):

2019-06-18 - Man, 36, has 'medical issue', car crashes into culvert and overturns, near St. James (Missouri), 1 injured:

Quote: "A 1999 Honda Civic, driven by Eugene M. Ellis, 36, of St. James, was northbound at 6:11 a.m. Tuesday when it the driver suffered a medical issue causing the Honda to travel off the left side of the road, strike a concrete culvert and overturn."

2019-06-18 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing at airport in Mombasa (Kenya):

2019-06-18 - Belgian C-130 transport plane makes emergency landing at airport in Wroclaw (Poland):

2019-06-18 - Small plane crashes into the Tennessee River in Knoxville (Tennessee), engine failure:

2019-06-18 - Small plane lands at airport, landing gear collapses, in coastal Naples (Florida):

2019-06-18 - Helicopter crashes and burns on coastal Santa Catalina Island (California), 1 killed:

2019-06-18 - Tractor trailer overturns, bursts into flame, on Highway 36 near Stillwater (Minnesota):

2019-06-18 - Car crashes on I-40 near Stewarts Ferry Pike in Nashville (Tennessee), 1 killed:

Quote: "So far, investigators believe the driver lost control of the vehicle because they may have experienced a medical emergency. The person died on the scene."

2019-06-18 - Sinkhole opens near parking lot in Jefferson City (Tennessee):

2019-06-18 - Sinkhole opens on street in Whitstable (Britain):

2019-06-18 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits San Luis Reservoir (California):

Quote: "Officials are urging the public Tuesday to stay out of the water at the San Luis Reservoir in Merced County until further notice, due to dangerous levels of blue-green algae bloom. Boating is still allowed, but swimming and other water activities are not considered safe, according to the Department of Water Resources."

2019-06-18 - Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Yamagata (Japan), 21 injured:

2019-06-18 - Lightning strikes kill two people in two days in Sofia (Bulgaria):

2019-06-18 - As Trump touts ethanol, scientists question the fuel's climate claims:

Note: I'm sure it's climate-friendly if you don't count the fossil fuels used to run the tractors and harvesters, or the planes that spray the crops, or the trucks which transport the corn to plants, or the trucks that transport the ethanol to wherever it gets blended, or the coal burned at coal plants to provide power to the plants that do the refining and blending, etc, etc. If you count all of that then raw gas or oil pumped straight out of the ground is probably better for the climate. Which is to say, it's all horrible...

2019-06-18 - Evidence mounting that the US economy could be plunging into a very deep recession:

2019-06-18 - Study finds that a GPS outage would cost $1 billion per day:

2019-06-18 - NASA predicts weakest solar activity in 200 years:

Note: It's still just a slight variation and won't do anything to counteract the gigantic greenhouse of carbon we have erected over the planet. Look at SOTT clinging desperately to that 'global cooling' BS though. They're backed into a corner now, and they probably know it, even as it becomes more and more obvious just how HOT the planet is getting. They backed themselves into that corner though, so they don't get any pity from me...


  1. Good morning Jonny and all readers of JJFH.

    Jason Box in 2014: "If We Release a Small Fraction of Arctic Carbon, 'We're Fucked' "

    This was Jason Box in 2014 and he was hauled over the coals for it.

    But he was right! And so was everyone who has been blowing the whistle about the freight train bearing down on us.

    “We're fucked”

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 6.19.19 The new plan to remove a trillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere [~ 10.5 min.]

    Moon, Summer Solstice & Earthquake Report with Margo (June 19, 2019) [~ 49.5 min.]

    Global Warming Is Pushing Microbes into Damaging Climate Feedback Loops & Raising Health Risks

    Now, global warming is supercharging some microbial cycles on a scale big enough to trigger damaging climate feedback loops, research is showing. Bacteria are feasting on more organic material and produce extra carbon dioxide as the planet warms. In the Arctic, a spreading carpet of algae is soaking up more of the sun’s summer rays, speeding melting of the ice.

    Deadly pathogenic microbes are also spreading poleward and upward in elevation, killing people, cattle and crops. [more]

    Nanoparticle additives in your food

    Processed food is the antithesis of a healthy diet for a number of different reasons, the addition of unregulated and often undisclosed chemicals being a significant one. Besides preservatives, emulsifiers, colors and flavors, which are generally listed, there are any number of others that do not have to be disclosed, as they're considered "processing aids."

    One such in the U.S.'s largely unregulated, group of food additives are nanoparticles, which are rapidly gaining favor in the food industry. Tests by the Adolphe Merkle Institute of the University of Fribourg and the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office in Switzerland found nanosized titanium dioxide, silicon oxide and talc in 27% of the food products tested. [more]

    Japan earthquake: Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes off northwestern Japan, tsunami warning issued [15 sec. news bite]

    Pacific Ring Of Fire, Southern California and Yellowstone all have experts a little jumpy this month as “swarmageddon” hits downtown Los Angeles

    A swarm of nearly 3,000 earthquakes have hit California in the last 30 days according to USGS, leaving experts asking, how nervous should we be? [more]

    Shallow 6.5 magnitude earthquake rocks West Papua in Indonesia

    Ground Level "Electromagnetic Radiation" - SUN-UV - 06/19/2019 - (1080p)

    [still showing high UVC readings - this isn't good]

    [OWWW! DAMN!]
    E-cigarette explodes in teen’s mouth, breaking jaw and blowing out teeth

    It’s now been more than a year since the boy’s incident, and during that time, more reports of e-cigarette explosions have come to light. In February, a 24-year-old man in Texas died after a vape pen exploded in his face and tore a major artery in his neck.

    The exact cause of these explosions isn’t clear. In the boy’s case, the device was in good condition and hadn’t shown any problems prior to the explosion, Russell said. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Talk Nation Radio: Martin Hellman on Rethinking National Security [29 min.]

    The Case that Obama Was a Traitor Just Got Powerful New Evidence — From the DNC!

    Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region

    Destructive floods hit Trabzon, leaving 10 people dead or missing, Turkey

    Heavy rain hit parts of Turkey on June 18, 2019, causing destructive flooding in its northeastern province of Trabzon.

    Heavy rain hit parts of Turkey on June 18, 2019, causing destructive flooding in its northeastern province of Trabzon.

    At least 5 people were killed, 5 are still missing and 3 were injured after heavy rain hit Trabzon's Arakli district on June 18, causing two streams to overflow, according to data provided by the country's Interior Ministry. Search and rescue operations are in progress. [more]

    [from our DUH! files]
    Study Predicts More Long-Term Sea Level Rise from Greenland Ice

    In the next 200 years, the ice sheet model shows that melting at the present rate could contribute 19 to 63 inches to global sea level rise, said the team led by scientists at the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. These numbers are at least 80 percent higher than previous estimates, which forecasted up to 35 inches of sea level rise from Greenland’s ice. [more; 200 yrs - no one will be around!]

    [compare and contrast]
    Largest glacier in Greenland is growing for third year in a row, thickening occurring across an increasingly wide area

    Jakobshavn Glacier in western Greenland, best known for being world's fastest-moving glacier, is growing for the third year in a row. By the third year, thickening is occurring across an increasingly wide area.

    The glacier has spent decades in retreat until scientists observed an unexpected advance between 2016 and 2017. In addition to growing toward the ocean, the glacier was found to be slowing and thickening. [more]

    Himalayan glacier melting doubled since 2000, spy satellites show

    The melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled since the turn of the century, with more than a quarter of all ice lost over the last four decades, scientists have revealed. The accelerating losses indicate a “devastating” future for the region, upon which a billion people depend for regular water.

    [continued below]

  3. Thursday, 20 June 2019
    Infrastructure breakdown in the United States


    [the problem that leaders of countries face - decisions]
    Justin Trudeau is a snake oil salesman

    ‘Climate emergency’ on Monday, pipeline expansion on Tuesday: Trudeau the fraud strikes again

    [so much for being fired]
    Could John Bolton become the new Secretary of Defence?

    It is commonly assumed that Trump is not for war but is a captive. If Shanahan is replaced by Pompeo and Bolton you will know this is not true and Donald J. Trump is leading the move to war “from behind”.

    Guess who is really calling the shots

    How John Bolton Controls The Administration And Donald Trump

    Could Trump Use the Sept. 11 War Law to Attack Iran Without Going to Congress?

    Iran Has Ties to Al Qaeda, Trump Officials Tell Skeptical Congress [more]

    The shadow cabinet: How a group of powerful business leaders drove Trump’s agenda – “Just about any safeguard to protect the country’s air, water and climate is up for sale”

    First “Boaty McBoatface” outing sheds new light on the warming ocean abyss

    The first mission involving the autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range (better known as Boaty McBoatface) has for the first time shed light on a key process linking increasing Antarctic winds to rising sea temperatures. Data collected from the expedition, published today in the scientific journal PNAS, will help climate scientists build more accurate predictions of the effects of climate change on rising sea levels. [more]

    Instead of eliminating the U.S. debt, Trump will add $8.3 trillion

    [anyone remember when the Republicans were the "guardians of fiscal responsibility"?]

    During the 2016 presidential campaign, Republican candidate Donald Trump promised he would eliminate the nation’s debt in eight years. Instead, his budgets would add $9.1 trillion during that time. It would increase the U.S. debt to $29 trillion according to Trump’s budget estimates. [more]

    [last bit below]

  4. Gulf of Oman Tanker attack: War Scripted By Washington

    Who actually believes America and its flagrant attempts to corner Iran? Seems like the only people are the Israelis and the Saudi rulers - both of whom have an obsessive hostility towards Iran. [more; includes the UK too]

    [from our You GOTTA See Dis! segment]
    Timelapse captures 'microburst' storm over Calgary, Canada

    [effing WOW!]

    Indian heatwave kills 92 as temperatures soar to 50C

    Rare clockwise-rotating tornado touched down in South Dakota

    The majority of tornadoes spin counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, similar to larger-scale low-pressure systems, which produce clouds and precipitation.

    In fact, estimates indicate that about 1% of tornadoes in the Northern Hemisphere rotate clockwise, like the one near Estelline on Saturday evening, according to the National Weather Service in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

    This rare tornado was on the ground for about 45 seconds and was rated EF0 on the Enhanced Fujita scale by the NWS. It was the first tornado to touch down in South Dakota so far this year, according to NOAA's Storm Prediction Center. [more]

    Flash floods prompt evacuations in the Azores - double June rainfall in 24 hours

    Boy dies a day after attack by 10 stray dogs in the Philippines

    U.S. Steel Plants Are Going Idle, But The Fed Continues To Perpetuate The Myth That Everything Is Just Fine

    Even though there is a tremendous amount of evidence to the contrary, the Federal Reserve continues to insist that the U.S. economy is in good shape. On Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell told the nation that “the economy has performed relatively well” in 2019 and he insisted that “the baseline outlook is a good one.” Of course he didn’t say anything about our collapsing manufacturing numbers, the worst global trade numbers since the last recession or the “bloodbath” in the U.S. trucking industry. Powell did concede that “the risk of less favorable outcomes has risen”, but other than vague statements like that he really didn’t acknowledge our growing economic problems at all. Considering the fact that Powell has more power over the U.S. economy than anyone else in the entire country, this should deeply concern all of us. To me, Powell’s performance on Wednesday was quite reminiscent of the moment in 2008 when Fed Chair Ben Bernanke told us that the Federal Reserve was not “currently forecasting a recession” after a recession had already begun.

    On another note:

    Father of Sandy Hook Victim Wins Defamation Suit Against ‘Nobody Died at Sandy Hook’ Authors

    [the book has now been pulled from shelves by the publisher]

  5. High school graduates fall ill during trip to Dominican Republic

    A group of high school graduates are the latest group to fall victim to illness in the Dominican Republic, according to local CBS-affiliate KOTV and local ABC-affiliate KOCO.

    A group of 40 graduating seniors and their parents from Deer Creek High School in Edmond, Oklahoma, were on a trip to the Caribbean vacation destination when at least five members became ill, the news sites report.

    A group of 40 graduating seniors and their parents from Deer Creek High School in Edmond, Oklahoma, were on a trip to the Caribbean vacation destination when at least five members became ill, the news sites report.

    "Is it the water? Is it the ice? Is it the food? Is it the food handling? Is it the pesticides? We have no idea what’s going on." [more]

    Storms bring tornadoes, floods, power outages across the US

    Fallen trees ripped down power lines and crashed into buildings along a line from Texas to Alabama overnight and into Thursday morning, the national Storm Prediction Center reported. Similar damage continued later in the day in parts of Georgia, the Carolinas and southeast Virginia. [more]

    I got caught in a squall this afternoon. Drivers couldn't see more than a few feet ahead so traffic slowed to ~ 15 mph, accidents happened on flooded roads, and it took a lot of detouring to get home.

    This system is predicted to blow out of the state tomorrow, though it will be a bit windy most of the day.

    Stay safe everyone.

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