RNLI crewman on close rescue – ‘A few yards either side, they would have been swept away’

And for the unfortunates who find themselves capsized, adrift or cornered by an incoming tide, their best hope of survival lies with the brave volunteers of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), who regularly risk their lives for strangers at the bleep of a pager. This largely unpaid army of men and women, from priests […]

Streets submerged, cars swept away as flash flooding strikes northern Italy (VIDEOS)

Sudden violent storms brought an onslaught of flash flooding to parts of northern Italy on Saturday, submerging streets and sweeping cars away in the province of Verona. Footage from the town of Negrar shows vehicles floating in the floodwaters, while videos shared on social media by residents show cars struggling to drive on through flooded […]

WATCH: Cars swept up in wild tornado in terrifying video filmed by a dash cam

Watch the terrifying footage of cars and people getting swept in a tornado’s extreme winds, which show the danger of driving in bad weather.  The video, taken by a car’s dash cam, shows a car travelling down a road with trees either side of it.  At first, the car can be seen battling rain, which […]

2,000 rescued from cars, homes in Houston; 6 drown in van swept away by flood

HOUSTON — Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said his officers have received 6,000 emergency calls and rescued 2,000 people trapped in cars and homes by flooding in the past day by relentless rain from Tropical Storm Harvey. Houston news outlets are reporting that a family of six died Sunday when their van was swept away […]

Roads & pensions swept up in Puerto Rico’s $123bn bankruptcy

Published time: 22 May, 2017 20:05 Edited time: 22 May, 2017 20:11 Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy process has spread to the territory’s pension system and highway authority, bringing the amount involved to over $ 120 billion and far exceeding the previous municipal bankruptcy record. The Employees Retirement System (ERS) and the Highways and Transportation Authority (HTA) […]

Flames swept out of playoffs by Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks swept the Calgary Flames from the NHL playoffs with a 3-1 win Wednesday. The Ducks scored two goals on their first five shots of the game en route to a Game 4 victory in the best-of-seven Western Conference quarter-final. Calgary was the first team eliminated from this year’s post-season. Anaheim has the […]