‘Monster’ Hurricane Matthew Bears Down on Florida After Killing 283 in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew is being called "a monster" and truly the proverbial "storm of the century" as it heads toward Florida's east coast. Matthew has already left hundreds dead in the Caribbean, including at least 283 on Haiti. As of late Thursday, Matthew
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WHO Convenes Zika Virus Emergency Meeting

VOA Lisa Schlein The World Health Organization has convened a meeting of researchers and health officials to determine whether the Zika virus should be declared a global health emergency. The WHO predicts the virus, which may be linked to neurological disorders in babies, could infect as many as 4 million people (more...)

Officials: Ringleader Behind Paris Attacks Killed in Raid

VOA Lisa Bryant France confirmed the suspected mastermind of last week's Paris attacks was killed in a police raid Wednesday, and officials said he has been implicated in four of six foiled attacks in the country this year. The Paris prosecutor's office said the bullet-riddled body of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian national of (more...)

Hurricane Patricia Weakens, Still Dangerous

VOA News The much-feared Hurricane Patricia over Mexico has weakened significantly after coming ashore as the strongest storm ever in the Western Hemisphere. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 155 kilometers per hour, and diminishing, making it a Category 2 hurricane — drastically down from the 325 kilometers per hour just before (more...)

Hurricane Season Approaches

As the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season approaches, FEMA Region III continues to proactively work with

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The City of Philadelphia Declared a Snow Emergency

The city of Philadelphia declared a snow emergency on Monday as a large winter storm approaches the Philly. Mayer Nutter said winds gusting to 30 mph and temperatures plunging into the teens or low 20s. City officials reported, that " Philadelphia public and parochial schools will be closed on Tuesday, January (more...)

PECO Restoring Service After Worst Storm in Company History

Crews working to restore service to approximately 623,000 customers PECO has actively been working to restore power to thousands of customers impacted by the winter storm, which brought a mix of snow, ice and freezing rain to the region. The storm caused extensive damage to trees, tree limbs (more...)

Philadelphia Suburbs After Hurricane Sandy

According to the news, in  Philadelphia suburbs several traffic signals are still out, setting up a potentially dangerous situation. Entire neighborhoods are without power. Crews are working round the clock, but some residents say they may not get power back until Monday, CBS News said. Power problems have hit struggling (more...)

The North-Eastern USA After Hurricane Sandy

Super-storm Sandy has devastated parts of the US east coast. According to the media, at least 40 people have been killed, millions are without power. New York is among the worst-hit, with flooding low-lying streets and wiping out power. 18 people have been killed In New York (more...)

Another Earthquake Hits Italy, 15 People Dead

The Italian government has declared 4th of June - a day of mourning for the victims of a 5.8-magnitude earthquake, hat killed at least 15 people in the northern region of Emilia-Romagna on Tuesday, May 29th. Prior to the Tuesday earthquake, another one of a similar magnitude took place on May (more...)

Free Emergency Identification Service

Yellow ICEdot will provide first responders with critical health and emergency contact information in case of an accident. Mayor Michael A. Nutter, ICEdot CEO Chris Zenthoefer and representatives of Philadelphia’s Police and Fire Departments launched Yellow ICEdot, a free emergency identification service. It is designed for motorists and provides identification, emergency (more...)

Pennsylvania Receives Federal Aid For Hurricanes

Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee did a huge damage in Pennsylvania. This tropical weather have pushed federal disaster-aid funds to their limits. President Barak Obama has issued disaster declarations in 48 states, including Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware Counties. State (more...)

Hurricane Irene & Philadelphia Area

Hurricane Irene barreled into the Philadelphia region Saturday night. "This is one of the worst storm events that has hit Philadelphia in the last 50 years," Nutter said. With tropical force winds extending across 290 miles, Irene made a slow march up the 1-95 corridor. Most at (more...)

Emergency Declared in Five US States

Emergency Declared in Five US States

Residents of New Your City lowlands areas are preparing for evacuation due to hurricane Irene’s approaching. New York as well as Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and New Jersey has already announced the state of emergency. Public transportation in Big Apple may partially or completely stop operating on Saturday. Airports warn (more...)

How To Prepare For a Hurricane

It is still uncertain what would hurricane Irene’s path be, and though Pennsylvania does not have an access to the Atlantic Ocean, which coast line is considered to be in the high risk zone, we recommend Philadelphians as well as all residents of areas close to New Jersey to prepare (more...)