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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.


National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)

Protecting Patients from Infections

Candida auris, plated on Candida CHROMagar

Typhoon Veronica

Typhoon Trevor

Parts of Northern Australia are being evacuated


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