Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:59 UTC
The army's emergency unit said Friday it was distributing blankets and hot drinks to hundreds of people trapped on the A3 highway linking Madrid to the coastal city of Valencia and on other roads in the region.
Soldiers and firefighters used snowplows to try to clear the snow, managing to open A3 traffic toward Valencia although it remained blocked toward Madrid.
Some train services in the region were also interrupted.
Heavy snowfall and rainstorms have hit many parts of Spain this week with some eastern coastal tourist towns reporting their first snow in decades.
The AEMET weather agency said that more snow and freezing temperatures were expected Friday.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:38 UTC
These bizarre scenes from the Sahara Desert show locals sledging down sand dunes after the heaviest snowfall in living memory.
Photographers have taken incredible pictures this morning of ONE METRE deep snow covering the sand in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra.
The town saw a sprinkling of snow just before Christmas, when a few flakes settled on the red sand dunes of the world's hottest desert for the first time in 37 years.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:26 UTC
The Mount Holly Police Department "received more than 30 calls from various parts of the city and even neighboring communities" about the noise on Tuesday evening, said Chief of Police Don Roper.
"People were saying they heard a very loud boom or explosion or loud bang, and some folks said it shook their houses and rattled the windows," Roper told ABC News today.
"It sounded like a bomb just went off outside our house," one caller said, according to 911 audio obtained by ABC's affiliate WSOC in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Several officers immediately went out that night to check areas where callers reported hearing the sound, according to Roper. But they found "nothing," he said. "There was no evidence of any type of injuries or damage."
Comment: With such minimum information available, It is hard determine what might be the cause of these booms. They could be a result of the increase in meteorites exploding in our atmosphere or a sign of some earth changes. Nevertheless, reports of these mystery booms have risen significantly in the past few years.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:34 UTC
Rescue Care's Garrith Jamieson, who was on the scene, said paramedics attempted to resuscitate the girl after the dog belonging to her grandparents attacked her and her brother, but to no avail.
Her brother was taken to hospital.
Jamieson said the SPCA ,who were called to the scene, put the dog down. He was not able to establish the breed of the dog
Confirming the development to Malawi24, Mangochi Police Deputy Spokesperson Amina Daudi said the deceased along with his friends went for fishing at Mpemba Dock along Lake Malawi.
According to Daudi, a few hours later as they were in the waters heavy rainfall started and suddenly lightning struck and their canoe got capsized.
"All of them fell in the water, his friends managed to swim but Thomas drowned and got missing, they tried to search for him but proved futile," Daudi said.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:20 UTC
The eruption Wednesday on the 12,000-foot mountain was the third major eruption this year, although the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center in Washington, D.C., part of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, gave almost daily accounts of new ash in the atmosphere since Jan. 3, as well as a spectacular eruption on Dec. 27.
The mountain, one of 14 active volcanoes in Mexico, is on the country's west coast, between Colima and Jalisco states, 300 miles west of the capital, Mexico City.
The center's report of Wednesday's eruption cryptically noted, "Explosion seen on web cam. Based on models, any VA [volcanic ash] would be rapidly mov NE at 40-60 Kts [rapidly moving northeast at 40-50 knots, or 42-69 mph]."
Dramatic video of the eruption Wednesday was captured on a webcam located beyond the five-mile "exclusion zone" surrounding the mountain.
The earthquake's epicenter was located some 71 kilometers from the town of Kirakira, the capital of Makira-Ulawa Province in the Solomon Islands.
No Tsunami warning has been issued by either the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center or the emergency services of Australia and New Zealand.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:39 UTC
The council's health and regulatory services manager, Craig Shepherd, said there was 491 reports of attacks from January 1 to December 31 last year.
Reports "varied from barking and growling to biting", Mr Shepherd said.
The council investigates all dog attack reports, however there has been "very few instances" where dogs have been euthanased immediately, he added.
Half Moon Bay Review
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:29 UTC
Known as the Ross's gull, this special bird is often at the top of the "must see" list for many in the know. Sightings are infrequent and that rarity adds to its allure.
Typically, Ross's gulls don't venture too far from their icy tundra of a habitat in the most unpopulated northern reaches of the high latitudes, experts say. Sometimes the bird will venture as far south as Alaska for the winter and while sightings have been reported in Canada and sometimes on the East Coast of the United States, it's really unusual to see one come as far south as California.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:35 UTC
Martin County Fire Rescue says a lifeguard paddling in the ocean at Jensen Beach was bitten in the hand this morning.
He suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
An avid beach visitor says sharks in this area right now are common.
"This is the time of year to be coming in. Let's say they're the unwanted snowbirds or the unwanted tourists," said Robert Gramer.
The University of Florida says Martin County is the 5th county in the state for unprovoked shark attacks.