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Track Hurricane Irene

For those of you with friends or family on the east coast, we've put up this animated map to help you track the progress of Hurricane Irene.

For a more detailed, and up to date doppler image, you can click here for more

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Car Commercial Being Filmed in Virginia Captures East Coast Earthquake [VIDEO]

The 5.8 earthquake that struck yesterday gave folks all over the middle part of the East Coast something to breathlessly discuss. Yet, no one seems to have been seriously injured in the shake. In other words, BEST EARTHQUAKE EVER!

In Chantilly, Virginia, which is not too far from the quake’s epicenter, an auto shop was shooting a commercial when the ground went wobbly. Here is the footage from the shoot, which pretty much sums up the essence of the East Coast earthquake — a brief rush of fear followed by the baffling realization that you just experienced an earthquake.

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Swarm of Bugs Form Ominous-Looking ‘Bugnado’ – Not for the Squeamish! [VIDEO]

It’s bad enough having to swat away a single bug, but an entire swarm? If you’re anywhere near the Missouri River that’s just something you might have to contend with – these “bugnadoes” form in areas with high volumes of water, particularly after flooding has occurred.

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Indiana State Fair Concert Stage Collapses, Killing Five [VIDEO]

Thousands of people were gathered at an outdoor stage at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday night when high winds from a storm caused the stage rigging to collapse, killing five and injuring at least 40 others, multiple outlets report.

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Yikes! Lightning Strikes Man’s Yard During Freak Storm in Scary Amateur Video

Mike Akers was visiting his parents in Queens, NY, when a freak storm swept through the area on Monday night, bringing thunder, lightning and baseball-sized hail.

In this amateur video, which aired on ‘Today,’ Akers filmed from the relative safety of his parents’ porch when, suddenly, lightning struck in the front yard and smashed a tree to pieces.

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Possible damage from strong winds and storms may lead scammers to your neighborhood
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Fly-By-Night Contractors May Follow Tropical Storm Don

Possible damage from strong winds and storms may lead scammers to your neighborhood

VICTORIA, Texas — As Tropical Storm Don moves toward the Texas coast, Better Business Bureau warns consumers of potential scams in the wake of storm damage.

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News, Information, and Updates on Tropical Storm Don

With landfall of Tropical Storm Don expected to be Friday night, we will be using this post to keep you abreast of all the latest developments, warnings, and conditions in regards to this storm. As information becomes available, this post will be updated

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Heavy Rains in China Create a Magical Floating City in the Clouds [VIDEO]

After days of heavy rain in China’s Anhui Province, residents of Huangshan City were treated to a “mirage” that turned their cityscape into an ethereal scene, the likes of which are normally reserved for movies and fairytales. As the post-storm mist descended on the Tunxi section of the Xin’an River, large groups gathered to marvel at buildings and landmarks that appeared to float on the river surrounded by clouds.

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Woman Struck by Lightning During Wilderness Survival Class

For someone who was at the wrong place at the wrong time, a Florida woman sure found herself at the right place at the right time.

The unidentified woman was struck by lightning while attending a wilderness survival class Wednesday in Charlemont, Massachusetts.

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What City Is Most Overdue For a Hurricane?
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What City Is Most Overdue For a Hurricane?

Tornadoes have captured much of the nation's attention this year, but hurricane season is not too far away, so Americans should be prepared for the possibility of devastating storms, even if you think there's no way one will come to your town.

A new list says Honolulu, Hawaii is the most overd

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Waterspouts Form Off Australian Coast [VIDEO]

Mother Nature threw Australian residents a curve ball Monday when four waterspouts, well, sprouted off the New South Wales coast.

Cameras caught the stunning - and admittedly scary-looking - event, which occurred just north of Sydney. (A local news station claimed the spouts reached upwards of 600 meters, or nearly 2,000 feet.)

Check out video footage of the waterspouts after the jump.

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Dog With Two Broken Legs Crawls Home Three Weeks After Tornado [VIDEO]

It's not just the human spirit that can show amazing resiliency in times of crisis.

A dog named Mason who was blown out of his home when a tornado tore through North Smithfield, Alabama on April 27 crawled back three weeks later. And we do mean crawled.

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