Category: Disasters

Estimated travel times of a potential tsunami (National Weather Service - US) 0

TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 01:41 AM (US Central Time)

TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 01:41 AM (US Central Time) A tsunami watch is still in effect for California. Local estimates still show that waves will arrive in California by about 4:46 a.m. in Newport Beach and arrive a minute later in the Port of Los Angeles. By 5:06 a.m., waves are estimated to arrive in Santa Barbara, and by 5:10 a.m., in Port San Luis. Waves still currently appear to be variable in strength. Dark Matter News will try to provide hourly updates through the morning as new USGS and NOAA information is made available. UPDATES ——- * UPDATED OBSERVATIONS SEE NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR...

Rescuers climbing through debris in Utah, (Getty Images) 0

Floods Ravage Utah And Southwest

Floods Ravage Utah And Southwest A devastating storm ripped through the southwest causing flash floods from Los Angeles to Utah. Particularly hard hit was the Utah-Arizona border town of Hildale, the home base of Warren Jeffs’ polygamous sect the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or FLDS.  Reports confirm that 13 were killed in the flash flooding that, according to eye witness Chris Wyler, only seemed to last, “like a half hour, [or] 45 minutes.”  According to Utah officials in the city of Hildale and the Washington County Emergency Services, among the dead are at least 3 women and 6 children, ranging in...

Town of Anderson Springs during fire, (Youtube mulletFive) 0

Wildfire In California Caught On Tape

Wildfire In California Caught On Tape Like a scene out of an end-of-the-world disaster movie, the town of Anderson Springs, CA goes up in flames while being filmed by a fleeing YouTuber. The video, nearly 2 minutes in length, shows the utter devastation caused by the so-called Valley Fire, located in Lake County roughly 100 miles north of San Francisco, that has ravaged about 61,000 acres, destroyed at least 400 structures, and is currently only 5-percent contained.  There has also been 1 reported death due to the fire as of late. “It looked like hell everywhere,” said Maddie Ross, a 25 year old...