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‘Emotional rollercoaster’: Passengers from ship stuck in Antarctica head for home – World News

 

Rescued at Last

‘Emotional rollercoaster’: Passengers from ship stuck in Antarctica head for home – World News.

By Jeff Black, Staff Writer, NBC News

At least one passenger shed tears of joy as others expressed relief and gratitude on Thursday after a helicopter whisked them off of an icebound Russian ship in Antarctica and delivered them onto an Australian icebreaker that will take them home.

The dramatic international rescue began just after 6:15 p.m. Thursday Australia time (2:15 a.m. Wednesday ET) and was completed about four hours later, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) confirmed.

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Large Water Main Break Floods Frankford

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By Mark Abrams and Syma Chowdhry

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A major water main break in the city’s Frankford section prompted evacuations and school closures Monday morning.

PHOTOS:Water Main Break in Frankford

The 48-inch water main broke shortly before 9 a.m. at the intersection of Frankford and Torresdale Avenues.

Widespread service disruptions were reported and there was low water pressure in several nearby areas of the city (See Related Story).

“We have three 60″ pipes here and one 48″ that comes off of them. It took us about 20 to 30 minutes to identify where and start closing the valves,” Howard Neukrug, PWD Commissioner said.

By 11:30 a.m., the water department says the shut was complete and water was back in service throughout the city.

WATCH:Mayor Nutter Gives Update On Water Main Break

Nearby businesses, including a daycare, were evacuated.

Firefighters moved…

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Crews Responding To Water Main Break At Northeast Philadelphia Intersection

CBS Philly

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By Mark Abrams and Syma Chowdhry

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A major water main break in the city’s Frankford section prompted evacuations and school closures Monday morning.

PHOTOS:Water Main Break in Frankford

The 48-inch water main broke shortly before 9 a.m. at the intersection of Frankford and Torresdale Avenues.

Widespread service disruptions were reported and there was low water pressure in several nearby areas of the city (See Related Story).

“We have three 60″ pipes here and one 48″ that comes off of them. It took us about 20 to 30 minutes to identify where and start closing the valves,” Howard Neukrug, PWD Commissioner said.

By 11:30 a.m., the water department says the shut was complete and water was back in service throughout the city.

WATCH:Mayor Nutter Gives Update On Water Main Break

Nearby businesses, including a daycare, were evacuated.

Firefighters moved…

View original post 688 more words

Winter storms bring snow, ice, outages to some in US | Fox News

Winter storms bring snow, ice, outages to some in US | Fox News.

Hopes of a White Christmas turn into reality as Jack Frost makes an appearance in the United States.  The downside?  Michigan alone has more than 440,000 without power, and this is only the beginning.  Read more in this Fox News Report. . . 

White Christmas. . .