Children Killed When Mobile Home Washed Away

In Ribpley, Ohio, the Kennerd family of six were huddling for safety amidst a storm inside their mobile home.  But the torrential downpour flooded nearby Red Oak Creek, sweeping their home away.  Sadly, the pregnant mother drowned, along with two of her children.  The father and two sons managed to survive. Many parts of the country have been dealing with flood problems filling the news with images of houses floating down rivers.  If you happen to live in a flood … Continue reading →

When Boats & Tornadoes Collide

Chinese officials are now saying a tornado caused the capsizing of an Eastern Star cruse ship traveling down the Yangtze River, killing hundreds of people late Monday.  According to meteorologists, the tornado was rated an EF-1 (the 2nd weakest category) on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, with wind speeds of 86 to 100 miles per hour.  They say the twister was approximately 1/2-a-mile wide and lasted 15 to 20 minutes.  It occurred in an area of China where tornadoes commonly occur.  … Continue reading →

Teenager Killed By Lightning

June 2007 A Virginian teen who was fishing with his brother, was struck by lightning and killed after getting caught in a thunderstorm. Jeremy Mosebrook, 14, and his 16 year old brother left their fishing poles at the pond as the storm moved in over them. But they could not get to safety soon enough. Jeremy was struck by a bolt of lightning as the brothers ran through an open hayfield to find shelter. Efforts to revive the boy proved … Continue reading →