Archive | December 29, 2017

Four people injured after train engines collide in Pickens County, Alabama, USA

(Source: WBRC video)
(Source: WBRC video)
According to the Pickens County EMA, two train engines collided with each other near Jackson Ferry Road Thursday evening.
 
Four people were injured in the crash. Three of them were airlifted to a hospital for treatment of broken bones and other serious internal injuries. The fourth person was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
 
The area where the collision happened was closed to traffic Thursday evening while the engines were removed from the tracks.
 
We’re told authorities from Montgomery were called in to the area to investigate.
Courtesy of wbrc.com

Ice storm knocks out power for thousands across B.C.’s Fraser Valley, Canada

Ice Storm
As a freezing rain warning gripped the Fraser Valley, thousands of homes were plunged into darkness Thursday night.
 
The first outages started popping up shortly before 8 p.m.
 
At one point on Friday morning, about 11,000 BC Hydro customers in Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack didn’t have any power.
 
Customers in Kent, Langley and Surrey were also impacted.
 
In a statement on its website, BC Hydro said it dispatched all available resources to work on the outages, but difficult conditions and extensive damage made it a challenge for crews to do their work.
 
As for Friday, the weather in the Fraser Valley isn’t expected to improve.
 
In addition to the freezing rain warning, Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for the area, with more freezing rain expected later Friday morning.
 
The freezing rain is expected to stick around until the evening hours.
 
Environment Canada is urging people to avoid travelling if they can until conditions improve.
 
On its website, it says if you are going to be out on the roads to “prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.”
Courtesy of globalnews.ca

MEGA UPPER AND LOWER DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 14:00, 17:30, 19:30, 19:45, 20:15 HRS UTC

***VERY URGENT***
Magnetogram 29.12.17 21.05 hrs UTC

MEGA UPPER AND LOWER DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 14:00, 17:30, 19:30, 19:45, 20:15 HRS UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE
***BE ALERT***