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A Superhero Is Born: Pregnant Woman Survives Lightning Strike, Has Emergency C-Section Delivery


Greatly pregnant Kendra Villanueva and her guy Ian Gordon were watching a 4th of July fireworks display when CRIZZITY CRASH!, they were both struck by lightning. You know that motion picture ‘Powder’? Well Powder’s mother got struck by lightning while she was pregnant with him and that’s how he got all his powers. Me? I had low oxygen during birth that triggered brain damages.

Gordon suffered a ruptured ear drum where the lightning either got in or left his body. Villanueva had a bleeding finger where the electricity had left her body. She bothered with her unborn kid.

“I got up and I didn’t think she was visiting make it for sure,” Villanueva said. Thankfully, first responders in the location were mins away and got to the couple quickly. Villanueva needed to be hurried to the healthcare facility for an emergency C-section. Her infant was born and although physicians aren’t sure yet, they think Kimberly Samantha Rose Gordon will be fine.

And she has absolutely earned her nickname. “Last name’s Gordon, so little Flash Gordon,” Gordon told station KRQE.

Awwww, little Flash Gordon. I wonder what kind of superpowers she got. Most likely something electrical or elemental. I’m gonna be truthful, I’m kinda jealous. So, below’s the strategy– “Fly a key on a kite throughout a lighting storm?” Haha, YEP! Then as quickly as I get struck I’ll knock my girlfriend up and produce a superbaby that’ll be able to support us financially.

Thanks to LupusYonderboy, who purposefully tries to find houses developed under high-voltage power lines to increase his possibilities of producing a superbaby.

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Lackluster chemical tracking program is leaving emergency responders in the dark, says Reuters


Fires or explosions like the one at a fertilizer plant in Texas this spring could be exacerbated by problems simply knowing what chemicals are in a building. Under the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, companies must create an inventory of what hazardous chemicals they are using, storing, or releasing. But a Reuters report has concluded that this system — in which facilities must provide what’s known as a Tier II report to local and state emergency response officials — is hamstrung by incomplete reporting, haphazard enforcement, and poor auditing.

After looking at Tier II reports from recent years, Reuters found “dozens” of errors, some of which ended up in public databases or ended up confusing emergency…

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AT&T issues Wireless Emergency Alerts update to iPhone 4S, 5

DNP AT&T issues Wireless Emergency Alerts update to iPhone 4S, 5AT&T has begun rolling out Wireless Emergency Alerts updates for iPhone 4S and 5, so you won’t be the last folks to know if the entire northern hemisphere is about to be covered in ice à la Day After Tomorrow. You’ll receive a notification from the carrier when your update is ready, but only if you’re using iOS 6.1 or higher. Once installed, AMBER and Emergency alerts are automatically sent to your phone unless you switch them off via Settings. However, should you be tired of Obama, just know that there’s no way to switch off Presidential alerts. WEA messages are always free of charge, so you don’t have to worry about going over your texting limit when notified that you need to get the hell out of dodge.

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Watch Live: ISS emergency spacewalk to fix ammonia leak

Watch Live: ISS emergency spacewalk to fix ammonia leak

Yesterday NASA reported that an ammonia leak had been discovered on the ISS. Astronauts Tom Marshburn and Chris Cassidy are embarking on an emergency spacewalk to fix the problem. NASA TV is broadcasting the walk live, and you can follow along on the somewhat safer journey past the break.

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Is it legal to shut down cellular networks in an emergency?


In the wake of the tragic events in Boston today, the Associated Press had earlier reported that Boston Police had ordered a shutdown of cellular service throughout swaths of the city, perhaps out of fear that additional explosive devices may be rigged to detonate using a remote trigger. Carriers have since disputed that a shutdown occurred or was ever ordered, but it raises the question: would it be legal for a police department or government agency to pull the plug?

It’s clearly a tough call. Residents, Boston Marathon participants, friends, family, and officials clearly benefit from having as many communications channels open to them as possible, but there’s no question that the threat of another detonation is a dire one that…

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Montana TV Station’s Emergency Alert System Hacked, Broadcasts Zombies Warning

KRTV in Montana announced that someone had hacked the Emergency Alert System and was broadcasting messages of zombies rising from the dead on their network and the CW.

The video below was posted on YouTube within the hour and matches the description of the text described in the emergency alert.

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PLZ HELP: Emergency Texting To 911 Available By 2014


Since no one suches as speaking on the phone, the 4 biggest cellular phone providers have actually agreed to make texting to 911 readily available by May 15th, 2014. Not gonna lie, I already thought they accepted texts and were simply disregarding me. ‘DELIVER AMBULANCE, HOT SAUCE TOO SPICY.’.

” Access to 911 must catch up with how customers interact in the 21st century– and today, we are one action closer towards that essential objective” said FCC chairman Julius Genachowsk.

As soon as the carriers are set up, local emergency response centers will certainly still need the correct equipment, software and exercise, so the function will not be offered instantaneously. Nevertheless, at some point the carriers and FCC expect to offer 90 % of the populace with text-to-911 features. The solution will not support third-party texting applications or roaming individuals.

In the meantime, the providers will carry out a much-needed alert message warning anybody who delivers a text to 911 that their message was not gotten, and that they should make a phone call instead. That auto-reply system will be up and running by June 30, 2013.


No word if 911 operators will need to take classes in text-speak to understand exactly what the hell individuals are attempting to say, however based upon the idiotic text messages I get from my buddies I picture it’s probably a good concept.

911: Room?
911: Please remain calm, what’s your address?
GW: 1410 Mockingbird Drive.
911: We just dispatched an unit.
GW: However I’m at a buddy’s location right now.
911: And just what’s the address there?
GW: \* cat image \*.

That’s how I’m gonna die, I’m calling it. No– texting it PIZAZZ! “No zing.” Absolutely no zests, got it.

Thanks to key11 and Denise, who call for support the old made method: ASSIST! ANYBODY, ASSIST! CAN ANYBODY HEAR ME? HEEEEEEEEELP!.

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Emergency response app that uses full-3D campus renders to guide officers tested by UNC Charlotte

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The UNC Charlotte police department just recently ran a training activity to test a new app with hopes to improve communication and supply location-based details to officers in the case of emergencies. As informed by the Charlotte Observer, the Effective Unexpected emergency Response Communication (EERC) System makes use of full 3D-mapped styles of the campus that lets the “command center” monitor all the officers using Wi-Fi to successfully lead them through structures. By utilizing the iPod touch application, police can easily additionally reduce the response time for medical assistance by marking the place of hurt people.

According to Statement Ribarnsky, chairman of UNCC’s computer system science division and director of the Charlotte Visualization Center and and co-developer of the …

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FEMA and National Weather Service launch Wireless Emergency Alert System

FEMA and National Weather Service launch Wireless Emergency Alert System

While it’s a little later than anticipated, the free SMS unexpected emergency notice system has now gone live. Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) messages will certainly be delivered to cell towers in affected locations, which will then air them to all suitable gadgets in their array. While the system is wanting to cover over 97 percent of the country, it’s being steadily presented across carriers. Sprint and Verizon are both apparently ready for action and while we haven’t heard about the status of T-Mobile or AT&T, the National Climate Service has actually stated that hundreds of smaller carriers haven’t yet made it easy for the broadcasts. Nonetheless, not all phones– particularly the even more senior bricks still in circulation– will work with the system. To check whether your weighty cellular still passes muster, hit up the suitable tool list at the CTIA link below.

FEMA and National Weather Service launch Wireless Unexpected emergency Alert System initially appeared on Engadget on Fri, 29 Jun 2012 22:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for usage of feeds.

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