Disaster Scenarios

Facebook headquarters evacuated after chemical nerve agent “Sarin” detected in mail room

Fox Carolina   MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — A Facebook mail processing warehouse has been evacuated as Silicon Valley officials try to determine what caused a bag of mail to test positive for the nerve agent sarin. Menlo Park Fire Marshal Jon Johnston said Monday that incoming mail going through routine processing tested positive for sarin. He said authorities are ...

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Couple arrested in biological weapons plot appear in court; raid found biological WMD components, explosives

The Local   A Tunisian man and his German wife went on trial Friday, charged with planning a foiled biological bomb attack in Germany with the deadly poison ricin. Sief Allah H., 30, and his wife Yasmin, 43, were arrested a year ago by an anti-terrorist squad that found 84 milligrams of the toxin in their Cologne apartment. The arrests ...

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Multiple rail cars derail resulting in roadway blockages and fire; crews working to stabilize remaining hazards

  Fox 8   WELLINGTON, Ohio – There is a train derailment in the village of Wellington at Magyar and Wheeling street. This is just a few blocks off of main street. The first reports of the derailment came in around 6 a.m.  State Route 18 and 58 are closed. 10 to 15 cars derailed. Assistant Fire Chief Bill Brown says there were ...

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Bomb Squad response for explosive found by man maintaining lawn; disposes of ordnance found

  ArkLaTex   TEXARKANA, Texas – (KTAL/KMSS) An explosive ordinance disposal team from Barksdale Air Force Base today detonated a early 1900s-manufactured tank wound found by a Texarkana man mowing his yard Sunday afternoon. The man said as he was mowing the yard of house on Magnolia Street when he noticed something sticking out of the ground. When he stopped to check ...

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Evacuation order issued for those living within a half mile radius of zinc plant fire in Mooresboro

  Fox Carolina 21      MOORESBORO, NC (FOX Carolina) – Early Monday morning officials issued an evacuation warning for residents within a half mile radius of the American Zinc Products Plant in Mooresboro. Deputies with the sheriff’s office are going door to door to get citizens evacuated after a fire at the plant has become hazardous, releasing sulfuric acid into ...

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Beach Park Chemical Spill Prompts Hazmat Response; 1 mile vapor cloud reported

  NBC 5     A dangerous chemical spill prompted a hazardous materials response in suburban Beach Park, forcing residents to shelter-in-place for several hours and closing schools Thursday morning. At 5 a.m., the Lake County sheriff’s office tweeted that anyone within a one-mile radius of the intersection of North Green Bay Road and East 29th Street should stay inside with ...

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Suicide bombers kill more than 207 people and hurt 500 in ‘targeted attack on Christians’ on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka: Americans, British and Dutch among the dead in eight blasts at churches and five-star hotels

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Pipe bomb explodes inside mailbox, damages residence after explosion

  BBC    A 65-year-old-woman is being treated for shock after a pipe bomb attack in Craigavon, County Armagh. The device was pushed through the letterbox of a house in the Burnside area at about 12:50 GMT on Thursday and exploded inside the property. The blast caused damage to the front door and hallway of the property. The woman was upstairs at ...

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Firefighters rescue worker trapped at bottom of 40-foot hole in Ballantyne

WSOCTV.com     CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Emergency crews worked tirelessly Tuesday morning to rescue a contractor who they said was stuck at the bottom of a 40-foot concrete hole in the Ballantyne area. Police and fire crews were called just after 10:30 a.m. to the scene off Bridgehampton Club Drive, near Ardrey Kell Road. Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over the scene ...

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Industrial CO2 Leak Prompts Emergency Response At Facility

  Scotia, NY- A CO2 leak occurred at an industrial site in Soctia. A local source reported “2 above ground horizontal tanks holding 70,000 lbs of CO2, The relief valves froze open emptying most of the tanks”.     The following images are from from Scotia Firefighters, IAFF Local #842. We thank them for allowing us to share, all photos ...

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