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Photos and videos show the destruction and power of Florence

While Florence is, as of 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, now “just” a tropical storm, it has still ripped the Carolina coast with heavy winds and record-breaking rainfall, causing widespread damage for humans and wildlife alike.  Photos and videos from around the region, and particularly North Carolina, showed the power that Florence contained as it...CONTINUE READING

The heart-wrenching tale of one man rescued from Florence and his cat named ‘Survivor’

As the remnants of what was once Hurricane Florence continues spinning inland, dropping massive amounts of rain and causing damage and widespread flooding, stories of survival are beginning to emerge from the Carolina coast. Including that of a kitten who is literally a “Survivor.” SEE ALSO: Weatherman dramatically braces for Hurricane Florence while 2 guys...CONTINUE READING

Hurricane Florence could dump 17 trillion gallons of rain. Yeah, you read that right.

Hurricane Florence is slowly but surely moving toward landfall along the East Coast. While its winds have decreased, making the storm a Category 2, it’s still an incredibly powerful and dangerous storm with extreme rains expected to fall over the course of the next few days in the Carolinas and Virginia as it slows near...CONTINUE READING

Dramatic photos show the devastating flooding and landslides in Japan

Japan is experiencing what could be one of the worst weather-related disasters in its history, following the heaviest rainfall the country has experienced for decades. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned of a “race against time” to rescue flood victims on Sunday, as emergency response teams in the country’s western regions search for at least 60...CONTINUE READING

Extreme flooding in Maryland is a glimpse into our disaster-filled future

Last weekend, Ellicott City’s quaint Main Street, with red, white, and blue decorations draped from storefronts, became a churning brown river.  While several factors resulted in this Maryland town’s second “1,000-year storm” occurring in just the last 22 months, one increasingly significant contribution to the flooding is the amount of water vapor accumulating in Earth’s...CONTINUE READING

Maryland residents post frightening videos of flash flooding after heavy rain

Residents and local press in Maryland posted frightening footage of destructive flash flooding on Sunday, following heavy rain across the state. Particularly affected was Ellicott City, located about 14 miles west of Baltimore, which suffered intense flash flooding along its Main Street — the very same street that was turned into a raging river amidst...CONTINUE READING

Ice age waterfalls caused the original 'Brexit,' scientists say

Britain’s political separation from the European Union officially began last week. But the island’s original split from mainland Europe actually happened hundreds of thousands of years ago. Researchers have a new theory for how this prehistoric “Brexit” likely went down: first with an overflowing glacial lake, and later with a catastrophic flood.   If it...CONTINUE READING

Five-storey building falls into the river, after being pounded by rain for days

A five-storey building collapsed after days of torrential rain pounding south-western China. SEE ALSO: Climate change could dump even more rain on the tropics In footage that has since gone viral, the residential building, located in Jomda county, in Tibet, is seen caving into the banks of the Ziqu River, which feeds into the Yangtze....CONTINUE READING

No need to worry, just hundreds of thousands of fire ants forming living towers

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