‘Absolutely terrifying’: Denver streets inundated by floods after heavy rain

Heavy rains caused flash flooding in parts of Denver, Colorado on Sunday, August 7, prompting multiple rescues in the area. According to local media, at least 29 people were rescued as the National Weather Service warned drivers to avoid flooded streets in the area. This video was captured by Twitter user @NiaBender, who said it … Read more

Cedar Creek Fire Creates ‘Ominous Sunset’ Over Oregon Mountains

The Cedar Creek Fire burning near Oakridge in western Oregon reached 3,234 acres (about 5 square miles) and was zero percent contained as of Monday, August 8, according to official reports. A post on the official Cedar Creek Fire Facebook page says heavy equipment will begin arriving today and crews will continue to work to … Read more

‘Torrential’ rain hits Denver area

Flash flooding in parts of central and northern Colorado left drivers stranded on roadways on Sunday, Aug. 7, according to Denver officials. Images posted to Twitter by user Joel Hansen captured lightning, thunder and heavy rain in Thornton, a northern suburb of Denver. The National Weather Service (NWS) warned of “torrential rain” causing street flooding … Read more

Fire burns in Cuban oil depot after second explosion

The Office of the Cuban President said a second explosion occurred at an oil depot in Matanzas, Cuba, in the early hours of Monday, August 8, days after a tanker truck at the facility caught fire due to a lightning strike. Images published by a local radio station in Matanzas showed huge flames erupting from … Read more

WMO Reports Diminishing Likelihood of Severe Atlantic Hurricane Season Looming — Global Affairs

Conditions still point toward an “above normal” 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, according to NOAA’s annual mid-season update issued by the Climate Prediction Center, a division of the US National Weather Service. Joined. NOAA forecasters have lowered the likelihood of an above-normal season, which could herald more devastating storms for the Caribbean and the US East … Read more

Firefighters work to extinguish California highway fire

Cal Fire reported that the freeway fire in San Bernardino County, California was 54% contained on Saturday, July 30. The San Bernardino County Sheriff said an investigation was underway to determine the cause of the fire. Video released by Cal Fire BDU shows firefighters working to contain the freeway fire in San Bernardino County on … Read more

Arizona motorist rescued from vehicle trapped in flooding

Police rescued a motorist after his vehicle became trapped in flood waters in Apache Junction, Arizona, on July 28. Footage released by the Apache Junction Police Department shows officers pulling a woman out of the partially submerged vehicle through a broken window. The motorist can be heard asking officers to rescue her dog. Although the … Read more

Monsoon rain triggers flash flooding in central Arizona

Monsoon rain caused flash flooding and forced road closures in central Arizona on Thursday, July 28, after the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flash flood warning for the area. This video, captured by Matthew Hartshorn, shows scenes at Apache Junction on Thursday afternoon. Later that day, the Apache Junction Police Department said officers rescued … Read more

Dead Spiders Reanimated in Texas Lab to Become ‘Necrobotic Graspers’

A Texas university has successfully turned dead spiders into necrobotic pincers capable of lifting objects weighing more than 130% of their own body weight. Images shared by Rice University show researchers using spider carcasses to pick up and place small objects. Rice University graduate student Faye Yap said, “They [spiders] they only have flexor muscles, … Read more