Saturday, February 22, 2020

Dorian devastates Bahamas, at least one dead

Today the hurricane is pounding at the northern Bahamas in a slow, relentless advance, leaving wrecked homes, shredded roofs, tumbled cars and toppled power poles in its wake. This morning the hurricane was crawling westward at just 1mph, giving no respite to the Bahamas as it continues to lash the islands with destructive winds. (Daily Mail)

Helicopter pilot crash landed on roof of Manhattan skyscraper to ‘spare people on the street’

NEW YORK - A helicopter crashed into the roof of a Manhattan building Monday afternoon, killing the pilot, in what officials said was an attempt at an emergency landing. There were no other injuries or deaths, officials said. (National Post)

10,000 people evacuated as multiple wildfires threaten northern Alberta communities

SLAVE LAKE - Thousands of more people have been put on evacuation alert Thursday as smoke from out-of-control wildfires in northern Alberta billowed across the province. (Edmonton Journal)
  • Extreme fire conditions continue to challenge firefighters
  • Man sets himself on fire just outside the White House

    Disturbing footage has emerged of a man setting himself on fire and calmly walking around near the White House as police desperately tried to douse the flames. The man, who has not yet been identified, set himself on fire on Wednesday on the Ellipse park in downtown Washington D.C. (Daily Mail)
  • Man who lit himself on fire near White House dies of his injuries
  • Maryland man who set himself on fire near the White house dies from his injuries
  • Elderly couple sucked out of their house by tornado and hurled 600 ft. to their death

    An elderly couple were hurled 600ft from their home and another woman died in her mobile home when tornadoes ripped through Missouri, causing devastation throughout the state. The Midwest storms killed another two people in Missouri earlier this week, as well as one death in Oklahoma and another in Iowa. (Daily Mail)

    Abbotsford standoff ends in blaze and arrest

    Police on routine call find man in home, allegedly breaching a restraining order. A standoff in Abbotsford ended Monday afternoon in a blaze and the arrest of a 35-year-old man. (The Province)

    ‘Miraculous rescue’: Children rescued after spending night on B.C. mountain

    Two children from the United States have been rescued, cold but not seriously hurt, after spending the night alone in a forested area of Burke Mountain in Coquitlam, B.C. RCMP say the six-year-old girl, seven-year-old boy and their father fell down a "steep, treacherous cliff" into a creek drainage area near Munro Lake late Sunday. They'd been trying to get to the lake to do some fishing on the sunny afternoon, but lost the trail, search crews said. (CBC)

    Toddler dies after being left in car amid heat wave

    BURNABY - RCMP have launched an investigation after a baby who was left for hours in a vehicle in a busy neighborhood in Burnaby, B.C., died despite efforts to resuscitate him. (Globe & Mail)

    More than 40 die after Moscow plane emergency landing

    A Russian passenger jet burst into flames on Sunday while attempting an emergency landing at a Moscow airport, leaving as many as 41 passengers dead and more injured. (The Guardian)

    Multi vehicle crashes as unseasonal blizzard hits southern Alberta

    Drivers are being cautioned to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary as a spring snowstorm develops over Alberta. Shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday, an alert was issued warning drivers severe winter weather conditions were impacting both local and provincial roads.(CBC)