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Postby Buc2 » Wed May 02, 2018 12:16 pm

Military cargo plane crashes near Savannah, Georgia

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Emergency crews are responding to a military cargo plane crash Wednesday near Savannah, Georgia, said a spokeswoman for the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

The US Air Force confirmed that an Air National Guard C-130 crashed in the area. A local firefighters' union reports the crash happened in the Savannah suburb of Port Wentworth.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/02/us/milit ... index.html
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Re: Breaking news

Postby Buc2 » Fri May 04, 2018 8:06 am

Eruption sends lava soaring 100 feet into the air; evacuations ordered
Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 5:01 pm EDT
Friday, May 4th 2018, 6:14 am EDT

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PUNA, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Residents in Puna's Leilani Estates subdivision fled with little more than the clothes on their backs Thursday night after an eruption in Kilauea's east rift zone created a fissure in the community, spewing lava into the air as high as utility poles, covering roads and nearing several homes.

Evacuation orders remain in place for the community, home to about 1,700 people, and it's not yet clear when residents will be able to return home.

Two emergency shelters have been opened for evacuees — one at Pahoa Community and the Keaau Community centers — and a number of families had hunkered down at the facilities for the night.

Meanwhile, fire officials warn they've detected extremely high levels of dangerous sulfur dioxide in Leilani Estates and are reiterating this message: Get out of the community — if you haven't already — and stay out until the threat has passed.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the eruption that started in late afternoon ended about 6:30 p.m., after creating a fissure that sent lava soaring as high as 125 feet into the air. About 10:30 p.m., geologists confirmed the fissure (whose length was not immediately clear) was no longer erupting — and no other fissures had been reported.

They stressed, however, that new lava outbreaks remain a possibility.

"The opening phases of fissure eruptions are dynamic and uncertain. It is not possible at this time to say when and where new vents may occur," the observatory said, in its latest update. "Areas downslope of an erupting fissure or vent are at risk of lava inundation. At this time, the general area of the Leilani subdivision appears at greatest risk."

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Re: Breaking news

Postby PrimeMinister » Fri May 04, 2018 9:04 am

That reads straight from a 90’s disaster action flick.
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