Flood waters may not look all that threatening on TV, especially if you’re a skilled swimmer. But flash floods, like what recently happened in the Midwest, are actually incredibly dangerous, and they can strike with little to no warning. This is what you should do if you or your vehicle gets swept away by the raging…
How bad were the recent storms in Southern California? Ask the owners of the cars that fell into sinkholes—including a fire truck—as rain pummeled the area’s roadways over the past few days.
Seventy percent of Earth’s surface is covered by water, meaning if we were unfortunate enough to be struck by an enormous asteroid, it’d probably make a big splash. A team of data scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory recently decided to model what would happen if an asteroid struck the sea. Despite the…
There is no doubt that Hurricane Matthew is a nightmarish storm. Unfortunately, it’s exactly the sort of nightmare that’s expected to become more familiar in a warmer world.
With deadly Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the southeast, Governor Nathan Deal has just ordered a mandatory evacuation of the entire Georgia coast—six counties that are collectively home to more than half a million people.
Damn. Here’s a view of Hurricane Matthew from the ISS and it is truly frightening to see, because the storm seems to stretch itself all over the planet and the eye is so well defined. The category 4 hurricane’s impact on Haiti could be catastrophic, with winds hitting 140mph—so let’s hope everyone down there can stay…
On Wednesday, a tornado described by the National Weather Service as “large and extremely dangerous” tore through central Indiana, overturning cars and leveling a Starbucks store, Weather.com reports. Miraculously, no injuries have been reported.
“Copy that. Why are you doing that? Why are you doing that?! Ugh. God...da...” And thus begins the flood rescue that you always envision in your head happening, actually happening.
Eastern Louisiana was inundated with flooding this month, which is not particularly unusual. What is unusual and exceptionally terrifying is this propane tank–burning wildly as it floats passed people’s houses.
Next week, an unassuming canal in Delft will start shooting waves 15 feet into the air. And I’m sorry to say the surfers will have to sit this one out, because the Delta Flume wave machine was built for a higher purpose. Namely, destroying dikes and seawalls to figure out how the heck our coastal cities are going to…
Calbuco, a stratovolcano in southern Chile, began erupting yesterday at 7pm local time. First spewing massive ash clouds then, at 10pm, erupting explosively as its fragile structure collapsed inwards. Here’s all the stunning imagery and video; we’ll keep it updated as this develops. You can see it from space!
This video showed a helicopter pilot offering a ride out of a flooded Colorado farm for no less than $1,200. It easily went viral. Now the pilot has spoken out, and he's not as 'greedy' as he first appeared.
The bridge was out at Sylvandale Ranch, Colorado over the weekend thanks to drastic flooding. The water had taken out several building and was threatening more. People were injured. One helicopter pilot could get people out, but it was going to cost them $1,200.
Hurricane Sandy was rough on me. Now that my power is back on and I'm getting things back to normal, what can I do to help people who are still struggling?
Floridians and residents of the Gulf Coast are probably laughing at us like how I laugh at southern cities that completely shut down and declare states of emergency the second a snowflake touches the ground. Let's meet this natural disaster's Frankenstorm of jerks.
The only thing to do after your new Ford F-150 has been destroyed by an unidentified hurricane? Try and drive it out of the wreckage in the hopes of creating an impressive video such as this one, of course.
When flood waters rise, all you can do is prepare for the worst, including parking your car on higher streets. But what if your car is impounded by police in a low-lying lot, like these 1,500 vehicles in southern Brazil?