Tuesday, October 6, 2015

One if by Land....

Just chugging along when:

"Falling rock may have led to Amtrak derailment in Vt." by Travis Andersen and Bryan Marquard Globe Staff  October 05, 2015

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — An Amtrak train carrying 98 passengers and four crew members derailed Monday in Vermont after striking rocks that had fallen on the tracks, sending at least seven people to area hospitals, authorities said.

The derailment occurred at about 10:30 a.m. in Northfield, approximately 10 miles south of Montpelier, jolting many passengers into the seats in front of them and forcing some to pry open windows and doors in an effort to escape, officials and witnesses said....


Two if by Sea....

Aircraft search off Bahamas for ship caught in hurricane

Debris spotted as crews search for ship lost off Bahamas

Family, friends wait for word on cargo ship’s fate

For those on shore:

Rescuers struggle to reach trapped S.C. residents

"The floodwaters appeared to be causing more inconvenience than tragedy. Still, there were indications that the threat was easing in some areas."

"As South Carolina reels, flooding shifts toward coastline; At least 12 dead, hundreds rescued; Thousands are without power" by Richard Fausset and Alan Blinder New York Times   October 06, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina is reel[ing] from days of record-breaking rainfalls that left at least 12 people dead.

I can't make out how many lanterns the propaganda pre$$ is holding.

“We are still very much in response mode,” Governor Nikki R. Haley said at a news conference near this partly flooded capital, adding that the authorities were shifting into “assessment mode and recovery mode” north of Columbia.

It offensive and ridiculous, but some times I wonder if a higher power isn't sending a message. This is where the Roof was blown of a church with a shooting psyop, remember? Or maybe it is the national government and the endless war lies. Maybe the Good Lord on high is noting such things.  

Maybe it is weather manipulation. Maybe it is climate change, whatever. Maybe it's Mother Nature. Whatever it is, it's not a pleasant experience for the people living there.


More than 500 roads and bridges were shut down Monday, including more than 70 miles of Interstate 95.

Now that is going to have an economic effect.

Some local governments, including Columbia’s, planned overnight curfews, and thousands of residents did not have electricity.

About 1,300 members of the South Carolina National Guard were deployed throughout the state, and Haley said 7,000 more soldiers were on alert....

Hurricane Joaquin missed the East Coast but fueled what specialists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration called a ‘‘fire hose’’ of tropical moisture that aimed directly at the state.

One of latest to die was McArthur Woods, 56, who police said drowned Sunday night after driving around a barricade, the AP reported. His passenger managed to climb on top of the sedan, which stalled in the rushing water. A firefighter rescued her after someone heard her screams.

The 16.6 inches of rain that fell at Gills Creek near downtown Columbia on Sunday represented one of the rainiest days ever recorded at a US weather station, the National Weather Service said.

Sunday was the wettest day in the history of Columbia.

At St. Andrews Middle School, dozens of military-style cots were arranged in the cafeteria, where students ordinarily gaze upon a mural with a placid lake scene. But on Monday, the school was closed and evacuees sat in a mostly quiet room.

Some gathered near one of the room’s entrances to watch Haley speak on television, while others kept their distance, quietly eating sandwiches and potato chips.

Elsie Sumpter, 81, said she had lived here for more than 40 years, said she had never before had to evacuate her northeast Columbia home.

Elsewhere in Columbia, the city was quiet. Downtown was mostly empty, and even along the busiest streets, such as Assembly and Main, there were few cars and pedestrians. In many spots, flattened leaves papered over the wet pavement.

The University of South Carolina said classes would not resume until at least Wednesday. The campus was among the places in Columbia where water service was disrupted, and the university said portable restrooms had been set up at the student union, residence halls, and in the Greek Village, which includes fraternity and sorority houses.

The state’s troubles stemmed from an unrelenting storm system, fed partly by moisture from Hurricane Joaquin, that pounded the state for days, shattering rainfall records in many cities.

More rain fell Monday, although it was expected to taper off by Tuesday morning....

That's what they said yesterday.


Remember the last big storm and who was in charge there?

RelatedBoat arrested as part of lawsuit

Then it will have to be Three by Air....

Heart attack eyed as cause of pilot’s death on Boston-bound flight

Monday’s episode was an exceedingly rare occurrence that nonetheless requires safety protocols that ensure crews are able to compensate for an incapacitated pilot.

Just wondering if they did a health check on the guy before taking off (do you think they are telling us the truth about that?).


Pilot who died on flight was lifelong lover of planes

South Carolina cleans up, but worries remain amid floods

Friends, family cling to hope for El Faro crew members