Disasters

"Oregon Gov. Says Too Many Lives Lost During Record-Breaking Heat Wave"

"Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) said Sunday that too many people in the state died during the unprecedented heat wave that settled over the Pacific Northwest last week, warning the climate change-fueled temperature extremes were only a “harbinger of things to come.”"

Source: HuffPost, 07/06/2021

"Horrifying Massive Oil Pipeline Blaze Sets Gulf Of Mexico On Fire"

"The hellish blaze that erupted in gulf pipeline operated by Mexican state oil firm Pemex was reportedly extinguished after several hours."

"An oil pipeline fire in the Gulf of Mexico was reportedly brought under control and extinguished after a hellish scene of massive flames erupting directly from roiling waters Friday.

The blaze west of the Yucatan Peninsula broke out at an underwater pipeline that connects to a platform operated by Mexican state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) at its flagship Ku Maloob Zaap oil development in the southern gulf, Reuters reported.

Source: HuffPost, 07/05/2021

"Parts of US Brace For Tropical Storm Elsa's Impact"

"As Tropical Storm Elsa closed in on Cuba early Monday morning, tropical storm warnings were expanded across Florida ahead of the storm's projected U.S. landfall around midweek. Tropical storm warnings are in effect across the Florida Keys and along the west coast of the peninsula from Flamingo northward to Englewood."

Source: AccuWeather, 07/05/2021

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