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Northwest Tsunami Preparedness Still Shaky

Scientists and emergency managers say they fear the public is still woefully unprepared for disaster that is certain to happen in the Northwest. Research indicates that major subduction earthquakes such as the 2011 temblor in Japan have shaken western Oregon …

Ark. Hunters Advised to be Wary of Tornado Damage

The U.S. Forest Service is warning hunters to be mindful of tornado damage. Modern gun deer season opens on Saturday in Arkansas. The Sentinel Record reports that tornadoes have moved through a number of areas since last year’s deer season …

FDA Warns of Strangulation with Massage Machine

Doctors often recommend massage to relieve stress and anxiety. But federal regulators are warning the public that the massages delivered by the ShoulderFlex Massager device could be fatal. The Food and Drug Administration issued an alert Friday saying one death …

Georgia City Hopes to Add Tornado Sirens to Parks

Authorities in Rome hope to install tornado sirens at five parks in the northwest Georgia city. The Floyd County Emergency Management Agency is applying for a $135,000 grant which would pay for the warning systems. The Rome News-Tribune reports that …

Blowhole Kills Man off of Hawaii Coastline

The fiance of the Northern California man who was sucked into a blowhole to his apparent death said Friday there should have been signs warning people of the dangers of the geyser-like creation along a rugged stretch of the Maui …

Science Can’t Design Away Tornadoes’ Deadly Threat

Storm science has greatly improved tornado warnings in recent years. But if that’s led anyone into a sense of security, that feeling has taken a beating in recent weeks. Super Outbreak 2011, on April 25-28, killed more than 300 people …

Indiana Dispatchers Suspended over Silent Tornado Sirens

Two dispatchers in Dubois County have been suspended after the county’s tornado warning sirens failed to sound during a February EF-2 tornado. Dubois County Communications Director Janice Love told WEHT-TV that the sirens were never activated because the National Weather …