Category - United States


Houston TX: shooting in Upper Kirby neighbourhood

Houston shooting: gunman dead after injuring six people at strip mall Multiple people were shot inside their cars near a Houston shopping center on Monday morning, by a gunman whose own vehicle contained “numerous weapons” and was being examined by a bomb squad, police said.   Six people were taken to local hospitals and three […]


LaGuardia Airport Under Construction

LaGuardia Airport is beginning a multi-billion-dollar redevelopment program which will roll out over the next five years. Passengers will continue to travel through LaGuardia during the airport’s construction period, although parking will be limited and some roads will be closed or detoured. Travellers are urged to leave additional travel time and find other means of getting […]


Chicago: Hazmat situation at Madison and Wabash: resolved: no injuries

Fire crews responded to a Hazmat situation in downtown Chicago Thursday morning.   Chicago Fire Media reported a construction crew hit a gas line near Madison and Wabash, prompting a level one Hazmat response around 11 a.m.   Officials said gas was escaping fire department monitoring buildings and air intake systems were being shut down. […]


CDN Govt: Travel advisory for the U.S.A

Tropical Storm Hermine – Avoid non-essential travel Global Affairs Canada advises against non-essential travel to the Florida Gulf coast, from the Anclote River to the Walton/Bay County line, due to Tropical Storm Hermine. See Natural disasters & climate for more information. Hurricane Lester – Avoid non-essential travel Global Affairs Canada advises against non-essential travel to […]


Florida: Tropical Storm Hermine to make landfall as a hurricane

Tropical Storm Hermine will likely strengthen into a hurricane by the time it makes landfall, according to a prediction by the National Hurricane Center. The storm, currently in the Gulf of Mexico, is projected to make landfall in Florida. If it becomes a hurricane, it would be the first to hit the state since Wilma in […]


Arizona: Phoenix: flooding, flight delays

Phoenix under flood warning Authorities are keeping the Phoenix area under a flood warning after monsoon thunderstorms swamped low-lying streets, knocked out power to thousands of customers and delayed airline flights.   Flood watches and warnings that include the metro area had been set to expire late Friday morning as rain slackened, but the National […]