Extreme Weather and Disasters

Flood Control Work to Begin in Redlands and Loma Linda along San Timoteo Creek Basin

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SAN BERNARDINO CA – A project to improve the San Timoteo Canyon flood control system will begin soon. The storms from January through March 2010 left debris and sediment throughout the canyon’s flood prevention system.

The project will cost $4,448,000 and require moving approximately 550,000 cubic yards of material from the basin. The goal is to get the project done before the next set of storms and restore capacity of the flood control system.

San Bernardino County Firefighters Headed South to San Diego to Fight Eagle Fire

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(Best Syndication News) Fire fighters from San Bernardino County have headed to northern San Diego to help fight the Eagle Fire. The fire is 45 percent contained but still burning near Warner Springs.

Cal Fire reports that the Eagle Fire has burned 12,700 acres near the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation, Warner Springs. There are 2,133 personnel on-hand with six injuries.

Tracy Martinez with the San Bernardino County Fire Department tells Best Syndication that the Gel Task Force is providing structure protection. Currently they are protecting structures near the historic Borrego Palms campground.

7.0 magnitude Earthquake shakes off the shore of Japan

Japan 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake map 07/09/2011 - USGS.gov

(Best Syndication News) - A significant earthquake of 7.0 magnitudes shook off the East coast of Honshu, Japan, on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 10:57:12 a.m. (local time). The US Geological Survey reported this and several earthquakes in there have been 14 earthquakes with a 4.6 or higher magnitude off the East shores of Honshu, Japan.

The USGS received 72 reports from individuals throughout the Japanese island. There were one person that said the earthquake was severe. There was many reports of people in Tokyo reporting having felt the earthquake between mild and moderate.

The closest city from the earthquake was Sendai, Honshu, Japan located 131 miles from the earthquake center. Tokyo is 254 miles from the 7.0 magnitude earthquake, and still felt the tremors. The exact location the USGS report for this earthquake was 38.040°N, 143.287°E with a depth of 21.7 miles.

6.7 Magnitude Earthquake shakes Japan Today

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(Best Syndication News) - A 6.7 magnitude earthquake occurred off the east coast of Honshu, Japan today. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the event happened at 6:50 a.m. Thursday, June 23, (local time for the event).

The earthquake epicenter was located at 39.980°N, 142.247°E and the focus was 19.9 miles deep. The USGS received some reports from people who said they felt it as a light to moderate earthquake. The closest city is Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan that was located 54 miles southeast of the earthquake.

There have been numerous aftershocks since the major 9.0 earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011. Almost every day following the major earthquake, there were several 5.0 or higher aftershocks in the Honshu region. The earthquake aftershocks have slowed a little for over the last couple of weeks. However, in the last 24 hours, there were two other 5.1 and a 5.2 magnitude earthquakes that happened off the east coast of Honshu Japan. Off the shores of Tokyo, a 4.8 magnitude earthquake happened in the last 24 hours as well.

CMT Channel holds fundraiser for Southern States recovering from Flood and Tornado damage

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(Best Syndication News) - The CMT Channel held a 90-minute commercial free fund-raiser last night. The Music Builds: The CMT Disaster Relief Concert included an all-star lineup of country music performances and celebrities to help raise money for the Southern states that have been devastated from Tornadoes, flooding, and extreme weather. Donations will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief. The CMT fundraiser is also available to watch online at CMT.com.

The fund-raising event was co-hosted by ESPN's Erin Andrews, HLN's Robin Meade, and comedian Ron White. Performances included Hank Williams, Jr., Alabama, Alan Jackson, Gretchen Wilson, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Ronnie Dunn, Sara Evans, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Tim McGraw, and Trace Adkins.

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