Operator files for approval of Fukushima plant water release
The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant says it has applied for approval from safety authorities to construct an undersea tunnel and other facilities needed for the planned release of large amounts of treated radioactive water into the seawashingtonpost.com
Harrowing North Carolina floods left farm animals stranded, lifted houses off their foundations
Once the water finally started retreating, Cordle went outside to survey the damage to the 10 acres where they’ve lived for more than a decade. The bridge over the creek and into their property had been washed sideways by the swells, trapping them on the farm. Just-purchased bales of hay had been swept downstream, leaving them short on animal feed. Fences across the property had been destroyed.washingtonpost.com
These photos tell you everything you need to know about California’s drought
Just this week, a major Southern California water agency declared a water supply alert for the first time in seven years, and is asking residents to voluntarily conserve. Many of the state’s counties are already under a state of drought emergency.
What exactly was Mark Zuckerberg riding in that viral Fourth of July video?
If you’ve been scrolling around on social media this month, then you may have noticed that over the Fourth of July weekend, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg was riding on some sort of wakeboard on a lake with an American flag in tow.
Sun and snow melt: Chicago warming up after bitter cold and heavy snow
There is about 2 to 3 inches of liquid water “trapped” in all the snowfall the area has experienced in the past few weeks, according to recent core samples taken by the weather service. A good meteorology rule of thumb is 10 to 13 inches of snow is about a solid inch of liquid water, said meteorologist Lee Carlaw of the Chicago area office of the weather service.chicagotribune.com
What to know to keep your kids safe during backyard water activities
ROANOKE, Va. – Local health experts are warning parents about the dangers of things like backyard kiddie pools, splash pads and sprinklers. Jill Lucas Drakeford, the Safe Kids coordinator with Carilion Children’s, said you should never leave a child unattended in or near water and always watch them. When they’re done playing, remove water and toys from the pool so they don’t go back to the pool without you knowing. Well we really have to be vigilant with these backyard pools. Click here for more backyard water safety tips.
Emergency crews perform high-water rescue in Carroll County
CARROLL COUNTY – Carroll County emergency crews rescued a woman in high water. The emergency services director says Brush Creek was flooding and they rescued a woman from the 4000 block of Ivanhoe Road in Fries. There was at least one home with about a foot of water inside, and several other buildings and barns had two to three feet of water. Crews also had many calls for downed trees and washed out roads overnight.