Andrea Spillars, deputy director and general counsel for the Missouri Department of Public Safety, said a list of the 232 names will be released later today. She urged survivors to check in.
Built up: This homeowner has turned their house into an island in the 300 acres of flooded farmland around the Mississippi River
Army Corps of Engineers opened a portion of the Morganza Spillway this weekend to relieve pressure on the levees from a swollen Mississippi River. In 2009, the same Army Corps of Engineers was found guilty of negligence that led to catastrophic flood
Sometimes we need a hole to crawl into. I recently spoke at a conference sponsored by a small rural church in Alabama. Several of the families had been in the path of one of the tornadoes that swept through the state.
The Morganza Spillway has been opened to avert flooding in New Orleans and Baton Rouge Morganza Spillway in Louisiana Incredible human and economic tragedy in Louisiana looms as the Morganza Spillway is opened and the flood waters are headin
MEMPHIS, Tennessee (Reuters) - The Mississippi River was cresting at Memphis on Tuesday just inches below the all-time record as the swollen wall of water moved south toward the Gulf of Mexico.
What is a megathrust earthquake and why is the U.S. pacific northwest coastline at risk? "... Megathrusts' are the world's largest earthquakes, and happen in a 'subduction zone', a region where one of the earth's tectonic plates is thrust un
Tornadoes and storms wreak havoc across southern US, killing at least 227 people and causing floods and power outages.
In what may be one of the most damaging outbreaks of tornado in U.S. history, nearly 180 people are said to have died in the devastating storms that have ripped across the south and mid-west this month.
"We've seen localized examples of soil liquefaction as extreme as this before, but the distance and extent of damage in Japan were unusually severe," said Scott Ashford, a professor of geotechnical engineering at Oregon State University and a memb
Australia’s pistachio farmers expected a bumper crop this year. Instead they had a harvest of horrors, with nuts blackened by a fungus that had never before caused an outbreak in pistachios.
In the wake of the recent tragedy in japan we take a look at the 3 worst nuclear incidents in history.
Nuclear waste pools are packed more densely in the U.S. than those at Fukushima, with no removal plan in sight.
A growing psychiatric phenomenon in Japan known as hikikomori could be especially troublesome in the aftermath of the country’s massive earthquake and tsunami.
Japanese consumers may have to help foot the reconstruction bill after last month's earthquake and tsunami caused $300 billion of damage, further burdening the hugely indebted economy, a newspaper said on Tuesday.
On the other, it means the defeat of the nuclear energy idea, an idea they hold to with almost religious devotion. And it means not just the loss of those six (or ten) reactors, it means shutting down all the others as well, a financial catastrophe
Japan added to the evacuation zone near a stricken nuclear plant, as a powerful aftershock rattled the nation a month after its biggest recorded earthquake wrought devastation.
Wednesday March 16th: Major California earthquake predicted for March 19th (Video) Geologist Jim Berkland had predicted that a major earthquake would hit California between March 19th and March 26th (read the story and watch the Cavuto interview h
"Looking at the plant from an objective point of view, I think it's clear in a way if the Fukushima Daiichi (No. 1) plant is in a state of being able to function or not," he said. "I hope you can get it from the way I said it."
The earthquake disaster on 11 March 2011 was an event of the century not only for Japan. With a magnitude of Mw = 8.9, it was one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded worldwide. Particularly interesting is that here, two days before, a strong
And, that plant was automatically shut down, when the earthquake occurred, and for about the first hour, they were running on their diesel generator. Once a plant shuts down, it has two ways to get electricity, one is from the grid, and another is fr
It's been a week since a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated a large part of eastern Japan killing at least 6,548 people. While much of the attention remains focused on the crippled Fukushima number one nuclear plant, Japan's government has
Given that the entire planet is fixated on a nuclear disaster in the world’s 3rd largest economy, or the goings-on in Muslim nations yearning to breathe free, it seems logical that Miniplenty’s latest newspeak releases went largely unnoticed.
Watching the events unfold in Japan and Libya has probably given a lot of people reason to consider their own safety, wherever they live. “What if that happened where I live?” is a perfectly natural question to ask when faced with wall-to-wall covera
Not athletes or movie stars but true heroes in every sense of the word! It's funny, or maybe just ironic, that in society people are given the status of hero or idol for the speed they can run, the points they can score or the movie roles that th
They used their sticks to prod at the wreckage of lives that had been lifted up by Friday’s tsunami and deposited here on southern edge of this battered city. Splintered homes, flipped cars, a living-room chair, a basketball. But every now and aga
the risk of what happens when things go wrong with a nuclear fission plant is just too high
The devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan early today (March 11) were "completely unrelated" to the approaching "supermoon," despite a news report that tied the earthquake to the upcoming lunar event, according to U.S. Geological Surve
Based on information provided by Japanese authorities, the IAEA can confirm the following information about the status of Units 1, 2 and 3 at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
As a new 5 meter Tsunami is expected to hit Fukushima again, and residents are being advised to immediately get to higher ground, an explosion had been heard coming out of Reactor #3 at the power plant.