Shark Scare at Myrtle Beach
Those enjoying the beautiful weekend weather at Myrtle Beach, S.C., should be careful, as a shark came close to shore on Thursday. North Horry County Fire Rescue says four people were bitten by at least one marine animal. The lifeguard on scene said it was a shark.
The people were bitten on either their feet or calf or both. Three victims were taken to the hospital by an ambulance, and another went in a personal car. Police say the injuries aren't serious. As a precaution, people were not allowed in the water for about an hour.
In another interesting story from Myrtle Beach--
Enough is Enough! I Have Had it with These Snakes in This Hotel Room!
At the Coral Sands Hotel in Myrtle Beach, S.C., it's common to see a bird or even a stray cat. Thursday morning, something a little more dangerous was lurking on the property.
A five-foot python was found lingering in a Grand Strand hotel room in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The search for a good home is now in the hands of the snake chaser- who will hopefully find a place that's far, far away from a hotel window sill.
A Plague of Locusts
An insect infestation of biblical proportions! A plague of locusts has simply inundated one small town in California. There are literally millions of the little critters. The infestation is happening in the rural community of Herald which is in Sacramento County.
Farmer Debbie Cambell said, "It said on the internet when we started looking, that between 50-65 per square yard is a severe outbreak. If you stand in my backyard, I've got about 5,000 per square yard."
A UC Davis scientist told her perhaps the outbreak happened because of a dry, warm winter, which means less vegetation for the bugs to eat. That, combined with a very wet season the winter before when more bugs were born, created the perfect storm.
The potential for isolated severe weather will creep up in the Northern Plains, Texas and the Gulf States.
The volcano is in a rather remote spot, and the biggest price will be to airlines caused by the ash.
Thunderstorms with hail, damaging winds and tornadoes are pushing through the Plains continuing this weekend and into Monday.
Though recovery continues from Superstorm Sandy, residents and homeowners on the Atlantic coast should prepare for another active season in 2013.
Smoke from fires in the Yucatan Peninsula will affect parts of Texas and Louisiana over the weekend.
A tornado reaching up to a mile wide at times left at least six dead Wednesday in Hood and Johnson counties, Texas.
Pueblo, CO (1996)
99 degrees, hottest ever so early in the season.
Racine, WI (1883)
Tornado kills 25 people and causes $2 million damage.
Moorhead, MN (2007)
Heavy rainfall caused streets to flood over curbs and ditches to fill up. Quarter-sized hail also fell.