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Massive Dust Storm Creates Serious Wedding Drama [VIDEO]

In what we’re hoping isn’t a bad omen, a dust storm rolls into a wedding ceremony, blinding the bride and groom and obscuring nearly everything. Let’s hope the band didn’t play ‘Dust in the Wind’ during the reception.  

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photo by Denise Harris
photo by Denise Harris
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Massive Dust Storm Engulfs West Texas [PHOTOS, VIDEO]

Dust, wind and more dust is what the folks in Lubbock had to contend with on Monday afternoon as a powerful front pushed into Texas.  Winds gusting up to 60 MPH kicked up the West Texas sand, reducing visibility and making most any task nearly impossible for a time

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Hurricane Irene Marches North, Claiming Four Lives Thus Far [MAP, VIDEO]

Over a million people in North Carolina and Virginia are currently without power after Hurricane Irene came ashore on Saturday, and other states further north are bracing for impact on Sunday.

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East Coast Rocked by Earthquake, Pentagon Evacuated

An earthquake epicentered in Virginia occurred Tuesday afternoon, with people in Washington, DC, New York, Ohio, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Toronto reporting they felt the tremors, as well.

Reports thus far indicate the quake registered a 5.9 on the Richter scale.

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Indiana State Fair, Getty Images
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Stage Collapses At Indiana State Fair, 5 Killed And Many More Injured

Yet another freak tragedy has hit our homeland. This time at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis. Just before Sugarland was set to take stage on Sat. Aug 13, Mother Nature stepped in with a plan of her own. As I read more and more, it became evident on just how tragic this accident really was! Blame it on weather, lack of preparation, or whatever you would like, just keep all of the family's of the injured and deceased in your thoughts and prayers. Just a horrible situation all around.

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socialspeedzone, YouTube
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This Week in Viral Videos: One Lucky Squirrel, The Phoenix Dust Storm, and Plenty of Laughs [VIDEOS]

We’re not sure if the squirrel in this week’s top viral video was put over the edge by the last ‘Fast and the Furious’ movie or if he’s just playing chicken with his squirrel squad. Either way, he’s is now a viral celeb squirrel and has earned the top spot in our top 10 this week.

This video deserves it, people are going nuts over it. Sorry, we couldn’t resist the pun.

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Minot North Dakota Experiencing Disastrous Flood

Minot, North Dakota is experiencing their worst flooding in decades. As a former resident of that great city, news of the flood is horrific.

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Lightning strikes early August 27, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Lightning strikes early August 27, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Severe Weather Is No Stranger To Wichita Falls – Are You Ready?

Here in Wichita Falls one thing is certain. We will get unusual weather. Just yesterday we went from warm and muggy, to severe thunderstorms, to sunshine, to a dust storm in the course of just a few hours.

Knowing how quickly things can change from peaceful to severe, do you have a plan for your family in an emergency situation?

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Wildfires Spread Into The City – Wichita Falls Area In Disaster Mode

UPDATE (4/15/11 4:39PM):
-Residents in the Iowa Park and Kamay areas are being asked to prepare to evacuate.
-Wichita Falls Spokesman Barry Levy Says the fire near Missile Rd. has been contained.

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Lightning Strikes Empire State Building – Three Times [VIDEOS]

There was a major thunderstorm that raged through New York City on Tuesday night. The rain came pouring down and the thunder slammed loudly throughout the night.

A lot of dogs were hiding under beds, children were scared, and adults were pretending not to be. The storm was so crazy that New York's most famous landmark, The Empire State Building, was struck by lightning at least three times -- and even cooler than that, it was caught on video!

Watch it happen, along with nine more lightning-strike videos of famous buildings after the jump.

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Magnitude 8.9 Strong Earthquake Jolts Northern Japan
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How You Can Help Victims of Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

Many of you are wondering how you can help the Japanese people, in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that has struck the island nation. Here are some organizations involved in the rescue and recovery effort that you can donate to.

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Massive Earthquake, Tsunami Strike Japan; Effects Expected Around the Globe (image)
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Massive Earthquake, Tsunami Strike Japan; Effects Expected Around the Globe

Hundreds have been found or are presumed dead after a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami tore through Japan's northeast coast. Some are already declaring the 8.9 magnitude quake the largest ever recorded and after-effects are expected to hit the west coast of the US, the Phillippines, Indonesia and other vulnerable spots. The Internet has sped into action, using Twitter to report updates and Google's crisis response page to report missing persons.

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