EX-20170525-58363-USA – Explosion – USA – North-America

An explosion at a West Virginia industrial plant has killed two people and injured a third. Officials say the explosion was reported Wednesday at Midland Resource Recovery, a company based in Ontario, Canada, that odorizes natural gas. Exact details of what happened weren't available. Barbour County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Brett Carpenter said the names of those who died wouldn't be released until family members were notified. The injured person was taken to a hospital. Local media reported that several agencies were investigating, including the state Fire Marshal's office, the ...

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ST-20170525-58362-THA – Extreme Weather – Thailand – Asia

A huge electrical storm and heavy rain pounded Bangkok late Wednesday and early Thursday, flooding most roads in the city and causing problems for the Thursday morning commute. More rain is expected through Sunday. Bangkok faced city-wide flooding following heavy rain late Wednesday and early Thursday with 23 stretches on major roads under water and Wang Thong Lang district the hardest hit. Water was draining off but many areas remained flooded into the afternoon. More rain is forecast through the weekend. Around 1pm, there was still floodwater on Ratchadapisek Road and in several sois, ...

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HT-20170525-58361-GBR – Heat Wave – United Kingdom – Europe

Health experts are warning that a toxic pollution haze will cover much of the UK - as Birmingham basks in temperatures of more than 80F. The alert was issued after the highest UK temperature ever recorded in May - 26.6C (79F) - was clocked at Pershore in Worcestershire on Wednesday. But the Met Office said Thursday's maximum in the West Midlands could be even higher - with a forecast of 27C (80.6F). The Met Office forecast temperatures of 25C (77F) in Birmingham on both Thursday and Friday, before a cold front from the west sends temepratures tumbling on Sunday and Monday. But experts from ...

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BH-20170525-58360-USA – Biological Hazard – USA – North-America

An El Paso man who was recently diagnosed with West Nile virus is in a coma, according to his friends and family. Friends of Victor Arellano, who is in his 40s, said they are hoping for a miracle. Sergio Martinez, who said he has known Arellano for 25 years, said that Arellano has been in a coma for nearly a month. "At first he went to the University Medical Center when he had a fever," Martinez said. "The doctors told Victor he had a temperature of one hundred and seven degrees. They gave him some medicine to try and cure that." Martinez said that the medicine didn't help. "He then went to ...

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BH-20170525-58359-USA – Biological Hazard – USA – North-America

Rabies cases are on the rise in Cochise County this year after three skunks and five grey foxes tested positive. According to the Cochise County Facebook page, the latest case involves a skunk that was attempting to attack a man in his yard. Authorities are advising that all domestic pets be current on their rabies vaccination to minimize any outbreak. The rabies virus is 100% preventable, according to the post. Authorities advise that once infected, rabies is 100% fatal in both animals or humans once they become symptomatic of the disease.

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NC-20170525-58358-BEL – Nuclear Event – Belgium – Europe

A reactor at Doel nuclear power plant in Belgium has shut down, according to Het Nieuwsblad, which cites a representative of the NPP's operator Engie Electrabel. The incident occurred on the 23rd of May, at 23:15. The reason for the shutdown was the problem with a steam valve in a non-nuclear part of the reactor. "The whole security system has worked fine," - a spokesman for Engie Electrabel said. It is noted that the reactor can be restarted in the evening of the 24th of May. As a reference, the Doel nuclear power plant is located on the bank of the Scheldt, in the Flemish province of East ...

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VIV-20170525-58357-USA – Vehicle Incident – USA – North-America

A United Airlines plane and an American Airlines plane at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport collided Wednesday night near the terminal gates. The United flight 898 - from Austin to Houston - was taxiing to the runway from gate 19 and the American flight was taxiing into gate 21 when the incident happened around 8:20 p.m. Passengers were kept on the planes as the pilots waited for permission from the FAA to deboard the airliners. Passengers tell KXAN they were slowly let off the planes. In a statement, American Airlines said the wingtip of the United plane hit American Flight 2675, which ...

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TO-20170525-58356-USA – Tornado – USA – North-America

A State of Emergency has been declared for Davie County after a tornado ripped through the area Wednesday afternoon injuring three people. Emergency officials in Davie County said 20-25 homes have been damaged. The Red Cross has set up an emergency shelter in Yadkin County for both residents impacted by storm damage in Davie and Yadkin Counties. Three people have been injured including one woman who was in a mobile trailer when the storm hit. The injuries are minor. Weather spotters reported tornado damage at Courtney Elementary School in Yadkinville at Courtney-Huntsville Road. The gymnasium ...

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BH-20170525-58355-USA – Biological Hazard – USA – North-America

A dead bird found in Sacramento's Rosemont area has tested positive for West Nile virus. That word's Wednesday from the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District. Luz Maria Robles is with the district. "It's a significant finding because it provides an early warning sign for West Nile virus activity," says Robles. "It basically confirms that the virus is present. And typically after finding that first...or this dead bird...then we set out mosquito traps to collect those mosquitoes and then also test them for West Nile virus." She says the dead bird was an American crow. Throughout ...

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BH-20170525-58354-USA – Biological Hazard – USA – North-America

A swarm of bees attacked a man in a rural East County neighborhood Wednesday, sending him to a hospital. The insects descended on the 38-year-old victim in the 15400 block of Wyeport Road in Ramona about noon, according to Cal Fire. Medics treated the man at the scene of the attack, then took him to Pomerado Hospital in Poway for further care, said Issac Sanchez, a fire captain with the state agency. It was unclear how many times the victim had been stung, and his condition and name were not released. Wednesday's incident was one of several attacks recently reported around the county ...

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