By Gwendolyn Wu Published 9:17 am PST, Friday, January 18, 2019 A high surf advisory is in effect Friday for Bay Area coasts as breaking waves between 25 to 35 feet, and exceeding 45 feet in some popular surf spots, are expected. A San Francisco Port Authority worker ties caution tape to Pier 14, closing it off to the public as large waves crash and cause flooding along the Embarcadero in San Francisco, Calif. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 as a winter storm moves through the Bay Area. less A high surf advisory is in effect Friday for Bay Area coasts as breaking waves between 25 to 35 feet, and exceeding 45 feet in some popular surf spots, are expected. A San Francisco Port Authority worker ties ... more Photo: Jessica Christian / The Chronicle Buy photo Photo: Jessica Christian / The Chronicle … [Read more...] about 45-foot waves could hit Bay Area coast, ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ on Sunday
The 60-year-old woman, who lives in Ireland, was vacationing at the beach when an ocean wave struck her in the neck. A woman's beach vacation took an unexpected turn when she was hit so hard in the neck by a wave that it ruptured one of her arteries, according to a recent report of her case. The 60-year-old woman, who lives in Ireland, was vacationing at the beach when an ocean wave struck her in the neck. Soon, she began to experience intermittent headaches and neck pain, according to the report, published Sept. 12 in the journal BMJ Case Reports. After two weeks, she was still having these symptoms, and one of her eyelids began to droop, prompting her to seek medical care. When doctors examined the woman, they noticed that one of her pupils was smaller than the other. [27 Oddest Medical Cases] BLIND TEEN TO COMPETE IN IRONMAN TRIATHLON The woman was initially diagnosed with Horner syndrome, which refers to a combination of symptoms caused by a disruption … [Read more...] about Wave ruptures woman’s artery after striking her in neck
THE Boxing Day tsunami claimed hundreds of thousands of lives on what should have been a day of celebration. Deemed one of the world's worst natural disasters, the killer waves destroyed all in its space over a space of 12 hours. Here's what we know... What happened during the Boxing Day tsunami? More than 200,000 died when an underwater earthquake set off the tsunami in the early hours of December 26 2004. At 00.59am GMT a 9.2 magnitude earthquake struck the western coast of Indonesia. It was the third largest to ever be recorded in Sumatra, unleashing a force said to be 1,5000 times greater than the Hiroshima bomb. The quake lasted around 10 minutes, and 15 minutes later the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a tsunami warning. Around 30 minutes after the quake, a tsunami struck the northern tip of Indonesia, killing around 130,000 people. Its waves are said to have reached 20-30 metres.Which countries were affected and how many died? The tsunami struck Burma, Nicobar and Andaman … [Read more...] about Boxing Day tsunami 2004 – what happened, which countries were hit by the Indian Ocean earthquake and how many died?
A GERMAN dad-of-two has died after being swept to sea in Majorca - just hours after a 'meteotsunami' laid waste to the holiday island's beaches. The unnamed tourist, 52, died yesterday after being dragged to sea in front of his wife and children. It is believed the man was walking on Portopetro, Majorca, when he was swept to sea with his son and daughter. BILD claim the mum was able to pull her daughter to safety, while nearby canoeists rescued the son before dragging the lifeless dad onto the boat. Cops are thought to be investigating the man's death. Nearby beaches were also flooded by a tsunami-like wave known as a "meteotsunami", called a rissaga in Catalan Spanish. Desperate Menorca yacht owners try to stop boats being washed away by 5ft mini-tsunami The freak weather phenomenon devastated several holiday resorts, with seawater flooding bars and terraces by the coast in the island's Port Andratx. Yesterday morning a massive wave - measuring nearly five feet - smashed into … [Read more...] about Majorca and Menorca beaches hit by mini-tsunamis as dad is swept to his death by massive wave in front of his wife and kids
A tourist says his nighttime stroll on a Georgia beach turned his holiday into the "worst vacation ever" after a rip tide swept him out to sea. Nineteen-year-old Blake Spataro of Louisiana tells WJAX-TV he spent nearly 10 hours in the Atlantic Ocean, where no one could hear his screams over the waves and wind. He says he "didn't want to die out there," so he floated on his back and "was talking to God the entire night." Glynn County Emergency Management Director Jay Wiggins writes on Facebook that officials were about to switch the search from rescue to recovery Wednesday when they learned the teenager was alive. Porn actress Stormy Daniels was arrested at a strip club in Columbus, Ohio. She is accused of illegally touching three vice officers while performing. (Published Thursday, July 12, 2018) He had floated 3 miles and then realized he could walk ashore on a Sea Island golf course. Copyright Associated Press … [Read more...] about ‘Worst Vacation Ever’: Teen Stranded in Ocean Overnight