Saturday, April 28, 2012

TORNADO WATCH FOR SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, SOUTHWEST INDIANA, NORTHERN KENTUCKY & EASTERN MISSOURI



URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 199 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
515 PM CDT SAT APR 28 2012

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
  • SOUTHWEST INDIANA
  • NORTHERN KENTUCKY
  • EASTERN MISSOURI
EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 515 PM UNTIL 1000 PM CDT.

TORNADOES...HAIL TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND

GUSTS TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 30 STATUTE

MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTHWEST OF
FARMINGTON MISSOURI TO 70 MILES EAST OF EVANSVILLE INDIANA. FOR
A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR

TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

DISCUSSION...SUPERCELLS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FORMING ALONG AND N OF
NEARLY STNRY W-E FRONT FROM E CNTRL MO INTO SRN IL. 50 KT WLY DEEP
SHEAR...PRESENCE OF WEAK SFC WAVE/SLIGHTLY ENHANCED LOW LVL FLOW
NEAR STL...AND RELATIVELY SMALL TEMP-DEW POINT SPREADS SUGGEST
POTENTIAL FOR LOW LVL MESOCYLONES/ISOLD TORNADOES AS STORMS INTERACT
WITH FRONT AND/OR MORE SLOWLY-MOVING OUTFLOW BOUNDARIES FROM
EXISTING STORMS. OTHERWISE...VERY LARGE HAIL AND AREAS OF DMGG
OUTFLOW WINDS EXPECTED THROUGH MID EVE EWD INTO SW IND/N CNTRL KY.
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4.1 Magnitude Earthquake BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO - 28th Apr 2012

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake has struck Baja California, Mexico at a depth of 0.2 km (0 miles Poorly Constrained), the quake hit at 21:25:07 UTC Saturday 28th April 2012
The epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) Southwest from Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico
No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Famous Microbloggings Closed

St. Louis tent collapse During Storm, 1 Dead, at least 100 injured



St. Louis, Mo. (KSDK) -- One person was killed Saturday afternoon when a tent at Kilroy's Bar collapsed in downtown St. Louis. Severe weather and high winds caused the damage.


Along with the one person killed, five people are in critical condition. The St. Louis Fire Department transported 17 others to the hospital. A total of 100 people received medical treatment due to injuries from the tent collapse. Source

Michael Green charged over Tottenham Court Road siege

Michael Green has been charged with making a bomb hoax in connection with the siege that brought the area around Tottenham Court Road, London to a standstill.

The 48-year-old, from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, was arrested on Friday afternoon after armed police and negotiators attended the incident.

Parts of one of the capital's busiest shopping areas were closed for hours while officers dealt with the situation.

Metropolitan Police announced on Saturday evening that Mr Green had been charged with making a bomb hoax and possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid/gas or electrical incapacitating device.

He was also charged with false imprisonment, criminal damage and recklessly endangering life. Read More

Britain's Rich are Getting Richer

Britain's rich are getting richer, and steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal is still the richest of them all, according to this year's Sunday Times Rich List.

The Indian-born billionaire topped the list for the seventh successive year with an estimated fortune of £12.7bn, despite also suffering the biggest fall in wealth of any of the 1,000 men and women named.

Mr Mittal and his family were worth 4.8bn less than last year, leaving them only just ahead of Uzbek metals magnate and Arsenal shareholder, Alisher Usmanov, with £12.3bn.

Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich came in third with £9.5bn, down £800m on last year. Read More

TORNADO WARNING: SE DAVIESS COUNTY & S MARTIN COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA & SW LAWRENCE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
628 PM EDT SAT APR 28 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN DAVIESS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA...
SOUTHWESTERN LAWRENCE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...
SOUTHERN MARTIN COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA...

* UNTIL 700 PM EDT

* AT 623 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SHOALS...OR 21 MILES EAST OF
PETERSBURG...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
LACY...
HURON...
ROLAND...
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Wow! The Coming Crisis was visited by 75% of the planet's countries in the last 24 hours! (New posts below)

We just thought we'd share some of the statistical information we've gathered today:

1) 75% of the world's countries have visited us in the last 24 hours!

2) Every country and autonomous region in the world has visited us, including North Korea! (Even Kim Jong Un must have a special place in his heart for the CC...)

3) On average, 120 countries visit us in a day.


What to help us out even more? Tell everyone you know about the CC so that the truth can spread as far and wide as possible. Also, sign up today for a monthly donation so that you can get a hold of the Coming Crisis magazine, whose first issue is coming out in just a month!

Let's keep growing together, thanks guys!
-- Matt & Lynsey

MICHAEL GREEN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD SIEGE WITH POSSESSION OF A WEAPON, FALSE IMPRISONMENT & A BOMB HOAX.

More to Follow....

Republican dissidents blamed for planting bombs in Northern Ireland

Dissident republican paramilitaries left a bomb in Newry that was bigger than the device used in the Omagh massacre, the Police Service of Northern Ireland has confirmed.

The device left on Thursday near Newry Canal in south Armagh was a 600lb bomb – 200lb bigger than the air-fuel explosive device that devastated Omagh, causing the biggest single atrocity of the Troubles with the deaths of 29 men, women and children. The Newry bomb was meant to kill members of a passing police patrol, the PSNI also confirmed.

Like the Omagh bomb, the massive device is believed to have been put together by former Provisional IRA "engineers" from south Armagh who subsequently broke from the organisation to form the Real IRA. The aborted attack in Newry took place just hours before dissident republicans mistakenly left a bomb underneath a civilian's car in a loyalist area of Belfast. Security sources said the republican group Oglaigh na hEireann placed the bomb underneath the car because it had once belonged to a retired policeman. However, sources said it had changed hands and was being moved in the Greater Shankill area.

Army bomb disposal officers defused the device and up to 70 homes had to be evacuated. Searches in the nearby republican Ardoyne area recovered guns and ammunition that the PSNI is linking to dissident republicans. Read More

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 28th Mar 2012

A magnitude 4.9 earthquake has struck the New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea at a depth of 55.7 km (34.6 miles), the quake hit at 19:45:28 UTC Saturday 28th April 2012
The epicenter was 123 km (76 miles) South from Rabaul, New Britain, Papua New Guinea
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Swine flu clocks 1000 deaths in India‎

NEW DELHI: India has clocked a thousand cases of the dreaded swine flu virus, including 59 deaths being reported this spring and the number expected to go up as the dry weather continues in central and South Central India.

The most affected states viz. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka Rajashthan are among thirteen states affected which have contributed most to the numbers and are known to have dry climates. Providing the figures, the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the deaths have come despite government efforts to contain the disease.

Maharashtra accounted for the maximum number of 487 cases and 20 deaths, while Andhra Pradesh reported 115 cases and 12 deaths and Rajasthan had 116 cases with 12 deaths, followed by Karnataka where 171 cases were reported, including eight deaths.

“States have been issued an advisory has been issued to the states for screening and isolation facilities, including critical care,” Azad said.

The Union government, in its efforts, has directed all states to follow guidelines on triage, categorization and testing of patients and 45 laboratories (26 in government sector and 19 in private sector).

Pharmaceutical companies too have decided to restart the manufacture of the swine flu drug Oseltamivir, which they had stopped last year following very few cases as compared to the previous year when the swine flu pandemic was at its height. Read More

Bird flu spreads in Kerala; Indian expats wary of travelling

The spread of H1N1 virus (bird flu) in India, especially the spate of cases in Kerala, is forcing expatriates to rethink their plans to travel home.

Health officials in Kerala have confirmed that H1N1 cases have touched a dozen – the maximum number of cases being reported in district of Kozhikode. Thrissur, Malappuram, Kasargode and Alappuzha have also reported bird flu cases.

Keralite expats in Abu Dhabi said they are worried and are postponing their travel plans. Abdul Jalal, an AC technician from Malappuram, is one among them. Jalal said he is afraid that bird flu may spread rapidly in his district. “People are not very aware and they do not follow good hygiene. I am scared of getting infected. It is better to be cautious,” he said.

Kunji Mohammed, who works in a restaurant in Abu Dhabi, said one of his neighbours in his home town in Kozhikode district was infected. “My mother told me over the phone that she is close to the woman who tested positive last week. I am definitely not going now,” he said. Read More

Bird Flu Outbreak Feared In Central Thai Province

ANG THONG (Thailand), April 27 (Bernama) -- Some storks have died mysteriously in Thailand's central Ang Thong Province, prompting both local authorities and the people to be on high alert for the possibility of avian flu outbreak, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

A community head, Suebsak Waewkaew, told reporters on Friday that the birds were found dead in an open-ground behind a deserted factory near the Chamlong-Nong Jik Road in Sawangha District.

The authorities are looking into the cause of the mass deaths of the birds, with a final finding expected shortly. Source