Accidental Delaware House Fire Causes $250K in Damage

Article 0 Comments Delaware authorities say a house fire in a neighborhood near the coast was an accident. The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal issued a news release saying that it had ruled the fire in Sussex County, Delaware, was accidental. No injuries were reported. Authorities say the […]

France Works to Contain Fuel Spill After Italian Container Ship Sinks

Article 0 Comments French authorities are working to contain a fuel spill off the Atlantic Coast after an Italian container ship sank following a fire. French and British rescue teams saved all 27 people aboard the Grande America after it sank Tuesday, according to a French government statement. Images released […]

Deadly Tropical Cyclone Idai Barrels Towards Mozambique

Article 0 Comments Tropical Cyclone Idai bore down on Mozambique’s coast as it prepared to make landfall for a second time since causing flooding in southern Africa last week that killed at least 60 people. Idai is equivalent to a Category 3 storm on the Saffir–Simpson scale, packing wind gusts […]

AP Intego Insurance Opens California Office

Article 0 Comments AP Intego Insurance Group announced the opening of its first West Coast office in Pleasanton, Calif. In addition, AP Intego recently expanded its Fairport, N.Y. sales, service, and operations center, as well as its Waltham, Mass., technology, product development, business development and marketing office. The new California […]

Small Quake Struck Pacific Ocean off Oregon Coast

Article 0 Comments A magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Oregon. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The agency reported the earthquake hit a spot 286.5 miles west of Yachats at 7:40 p.m. on Saturday. Yachats is a town of about 750 people. The earthquake […]

Tropical Cyclone Penny Slams North Australia Coast Near Rio Tinto Mine

Article 0 Comments Tropical Cyclone Penny slammed into the far north coast of Australia’s Queensland state near Rio Tinto Group’s Weipa bauxite mine, triggering warnings of flash flooding and damaging winds. The category 1 cyclone, with wind gusts of up to 100 kilometers per hour, is expected to weaken into […]

Timber Farms in Florida, Georgia Suffering After Hurricane Michael

Article 0 Comments Strewn in gnarled piles from Florida’s Gulf Coast up through South Georgia, the livelihood of timber farmers is on the ground. And, after the ravaging buzz saw of Hurricane Michael in early October, it will be a while until they begin to bounce back to prominence. Michael’s […]

6 Barges Sink, Spill Coal in Ohio River After Barge Hits Kentucky Bridge

Article 0 Comments The Coast Guard says a section of the Ohio River in Kentucky has re-opened after a tugboat and coal barge accident forced its closing. Coast Guard officials say a towing vessel was pushing 15 loaded coal barges when it hit the 2nd Street Bridge on the Ohio […]

Mexico Begins Digging Out from Destruction of Hurricane Willa

Article 0 Comments Residents on Mexico’s Pacific Coast on Wednesday began clearing up the wreckage left by Hurricane Willa, which ripped through towns overnight, tearing off rooftops, downing power lines and splitting trees apart. Willa, a powerful Category 3 hurricane, hit the northwestern state of Sinaloa late on Tuesday as […]

West Coast Quake Warning System up and Running

Article 0 Comments Automated alerts from the fledgling West Coast earthquake early warning system are ready to be used broadly by businesses, utilities, schools and other entities but not for mass public notification, officials said Wednesday. “We’re making a large change from a production prototype in pilot mode to an […]