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CDC: Radiological exposure device

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake rocked several cities in northern Pakistan and parts of the Kashmir region under its control, leaving at least 22 people dead and more than 700 wounded


DYFI intensity map

Estimated Fatalities

Estimated Fatalities Histogram
Orange alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. Significant casualties and damage are likely and the disaster is potentially widespread. Past orange alerts have required a regional or national level response.

Estimated Economic Losses

Estimated Economic Losses Histogram
Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of Pakistan.


Eastern Equine Encephalitis

A line chart depicting Eastern Equine encephalitis cases by year starting from 2009 to 2018.

Eastern equine encephalitis virus neuroinvasive disease cases reported by year, 2009–2018


A map of the continental United States depicting Eastern Equine encephalitis Neuroinvasive Disease Cases reported by state, 2009 to 2018.

Eastern equine encephalitis virus neuroinvasive disease cases reported by state of residence, 2009–2018



Grasshoppers in Vegas

Texas lawmakers approved a bill that will allow licensed gun owners to carry handguns in public for up to a week following a natural disaster


“……According to a summary, bill supporters don’t want to be “forced to leave handguns behind in vehicles or homes, where they could be at risk from looters.”

The bill, which has the backing of the National Rifle Association, grants immunity to gun owners without conceal carry permits to keep their weapons with them when fleeing disaster areas……”

Cyclone Fani: Extensive damage in Bangladesh with over 1000 homes destroyed and entire villages submerged.


  • At 5 dead and over 60 injured;

India’s “historic feat”: shooting down its own low-orbit satellite with a ground-to-space missile.


“India’s anti-satellite missile test created at least 400 pieces of orbital debris, the head of NASA says — placing the International Space Station (ISS) and its astronauts at risk……”

3/27/1977: Two 747 jumbo jets crash into each other on the runway at an airport in the Canary Islands, killing 582 passengers and crew members

Scattered severe thunderstorms will continue this evening along a corridor from southwest Missouri into northeast Texas. Hail is the greatest risk.

Day 1 Convective Outlook

A cruise ship, Viking Sky, with 1,300 passengers on board suffered engine failure off the west coast of Norway on Saturday, sparking an arduous evacuation in treacherous conditions.



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