Selected Events: April 28 – May 6, 2016

Number of Stories about specific threats from Google Alerts:
Earthquake: 539
Fire: 561
Flood: 525
Hurricane: 258
Pandemic: 35
Security Breach: 602 (a separate page has been set up for selected Security Breach items)
Tornado: 525

Articles of Interest:

The majority of stories focused on the wildfires in Canada and the four alarm fire with toxic materials in Houston.  There are also stories on mid-west tornados.

Fire

Raging fire forces airlift of 25000 evacuees in Canada

Received from Google Alerts 5/5/2016 6:47:02 PM – Source: USA TODAY

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Springfield smash-and-grab attempt starts fire, destroys businesses

Received from Google Alerts 4/28/2016 9:41:59 PM – Source: Springfield News Sun

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Four-alarm fire burns at business in west Houston

Received from Google Alerts 5/5/2016 5:24:32 PM – Source: Chron.com

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Massive Manhattan Christian Orthodox church fire one of four Christian Orthodox churches that were torched around the world on Sunday, which was …

Received from Google Alerts 5/4/2016 4:46:23 AM – Source: Fark

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Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava Destroyed by Fire

Received from Google Alerts 5/2/2016 7:08:29 AM – Source: U.S. News & World Report

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HFD IDs chemicals in water after massive warehouse fire in NW Houston

Received from Google Alerts 5/6/2016 12:05:58 AM – Source: KTRK-TV

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Flood

Houston non-profit group hit hard by flood, needs help

Received from Google Alerts 5/4/2016 8:02:29 PM – Source: KTRK-TV

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Houston Bar Association offers free legal advice for flood victims

Received from Google Alerts 5/1/2016 10:09:44 PM – Source: KTRK-TV

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Thieves rob company helping Houston flood victims

Received from Google Alerts 4/28/2016 11:58:29 PM – Source: KHOU.com

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Zika Concerns in Houston as Flood Subsides

Received from Google Alerts 4/28/2016 11:40:44 AM – Source: USA TODAY

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Why You Should Consider Buying Flood Insurance

Received from Google Alerts 5/3/2016 11:48:20 PM – Source: HousingWire

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Tornado

The second of two tornadoes that touched down April 29 in the Lindale area went on for 27 miles, according to the National Weather Service.

Received from Google Alerts 5/3/2016 11:26:47 PM – Source: KXXV News Channel 25

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Tennessee woman searching for owners of photos found following April 1974 tornado

Received from Google Alerts 4/29/2016 9:37:41 AM – Source: Daily Mountain Eagle

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Local church finds other way to have services after EF1 tornado damages sanctuary

Received from Google Alerts 5/2/2016 12:44:31 AM – Source: KTUL

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The Smith County fire marshal said 169 homes in Lindale were affected by the two EF-2 tornadoes, including 10 that were destroyed.

Received from Google Alerts 5/5/2016 10:40:36 PM – Source: KLTV

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May is typically the peak tornado month for the country, but the first part of May has also proven fickle over the years. Although high-end outbreaks …

Received from Google Alerts 5/3/2016 2:59:39 PM – Source: US Tornadoes

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