Aftereffects of Cyclone Debbie

Cyclone Debbie hit Queensland on 28 April, but the aftermath of the storm is being evaluated as worse than the storm itself.  The Guardian has compiled images of the flooding and its effects, specifically in Rockhampton:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/apr/10/rockhampton-floods-images-before-during-deluge

BBC News has additionally begun to talk about the reasoning behind the ‘delayed’ damage of the storm, as well as speaking to previous disasters with similar effects:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-39451323

 

High Winds Investigated As Cause of Crash

The Chesapeake Bay  Bridge Tunnel has seen its share of accidents, but Thursday, February 9, 2017 saw a tractor-trailer plunge into the Bay.  Despite a quick rescue by the U.S. Navy, the driver died in transit to the hospital.  The crash is under investigation following travel restrictions on the Bridge Tunnel due to winds in excess of 60mph in the area.

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Preventing Evaporation in California

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In an effort to fight the continuing drought in California, black plastic balls have been released to cover water reservoirs to prevent evaporation and preserve water.  After a series of complex and expensive ideas, these balls were manufactured and released, costing taxpayers little. The balls can stay for ten years before being collected and replaced.