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Tomas Causes Damage and Kills 14 on St. Lucia

Hurricane Tomas, which is now a tropical depression, hit St. Lucia as a Category 1 hurricane on Sunday morning causing major damage (click here to see aerial footage of the damage). So far at least 14 people have been killed on St. Lucia and the death toll is expected to rise. Tropical Depression Tomas now […]

Is Your Home Hurricane-Proof?

Even though we’re in the last few days of October and hurricane season will end in a little over a month, I came across an interesting video online about a new lab that tests homes against hurricane force winds. The Institute for Business and Home Safety in Chester County, South Carolina is a leading research […]

Quiet Weather Today…but Severe Storms and Heavy Rain this Weekend

I have to say, I certainly have enjoyed the nice weather most of us in the Southeast have been experiencing at least the past week and a half. Unfortunately, it was a different story earlier this week in Arizona when at least four tornadoes touched down in the northern part of the state early Wednesday […]

Tornadoes Rip through the Midwest

At least 7 people in a rural community south of Toledo, Ohio were killed this weekend as severe weather rolled through the area late Saturday into Sunday. Authorities say tornadoes destroyed dozens of homes and heavily damaged the police headquarters and Lake High School. According to the National Weather Service in Cleveland, the tornado that […]

February Earthquake/Tsunami in Chile Puts Strain on Seafood Industry

The tsunami caused by the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Chile on February 27 has had devastating affects on Chile’s fishing industry. According to Gonzalo Olea, a spokesman for Chile’s National Confederation of Small Fishermen, an estimated 1,000 fishing boats close to shore were destroyed by the tsunami. However, some of the larger ships that service […]