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What Would Happen If Chabot Dam in the East Bay Hills Broke Open?
"What would happen if chicago damn cracked open an empty the lake behind it onto neighborhoods in san leandro and east oakland. It's an alarming thought. We asked cake. Ud's dan bricky. Who's reported on safety issues at california's oroville dam to find the answer. Holly and vickers kings question is a really good one because it reminds us that all dams pose risks of some kind given the nature of the job they perform holding back huge volumes of water they can turn from placid lake into deadly torrent. If unleashed all at once. They deserve very close attention. When that attention lapses catastrophes can do happen in late may eighteen eighty nine flood. Water overflowed badly maintained private dam in western pennsylvania. Triggering its collapse. A wall of water race down the valley below a century later. Historian david mccullough said. The johnstown flood was so vividly alive in the local consciousness. I grew up in western pennsylvania. I'd heard about the johnstown flood my whole life as children. We used to shout run for the hills. The damas busted little knowing what real terror is in those words. The flood wiped entire towns off the map and killed twenty. Two hundred people in california owns its own special chapter in the history of dam disasters with a tragedy that unfolded more than ninety years ago in a remote canyon fifty miles north of downtown los angeles from the day. The saint francis dam opened in one thousand nine hundred twenty six. It leaked the folks in the farm. Towns downstream used to joke. They'd see you later if the damn don't break on march twelfth nine hundred twenty eight. The saint francis damn disintegrated just hours after it was pronounced sound by los angeles water. Chief william mulholland who had designed and built the two year old structure when the massive concrete dam broke apart water raised more than fifty miles to the pacific ocean killing about four hundred fifty people along the way but those events one hundred thirty years ago in johnstown ninety some years ago in los angeles county sound like ancient history much more recently california. Got a lesson in how dangerous and costly failure of even part of a major dam can be failure ambiance spillway structure results in an uncontrolled. Lisa flood waters from link oroville and eating evacuation from the low twenty. Seventeen collapse the spillway at oroville dam in the northern sierra foothills one hundred thirty miles northeast of san francisco touched off a series of events that lead local officials to order one hundred eighty eight thousand people to flee their homes. This is not a drill. Repeat this is not a drill. Spill ways are crucial to preventing overtopping. That's what happens. When a reservoir rises over the top of the dam and simply spills over a spillway is like an emergency valve. Damn managers can open to safely release water from a reservoir bills over the top but back in february twenty seventeen oroville dam spillway began to disintegrate just as a series of winter storms dumped huge amounts of rain across northern california without a fully functioning. Spillway lake oroville rose rapidly water poured over a hillside that was supposed to serve as an emergency spillway. That emergency spillway began to fail to leading to the mass evacuation. In the aftermath investigators found the emergency spillway was ill conceived and the main spillway was badly designed poorly built and inadequately maintained. So how is should bowe damn different from all those bad dams and what does east bay mud have to say about. Chaba cracking open and unleashing catastrophe on the east bay. Simple answer to that question is that the dam would never crack open. That's jimmy yolly east bay mud director of engineering and chief damn safety officer he oversees the district twenty six times including chabad. Damn the reality is that the dams are designed such that. They don't just crack open. You will see signs of a failure if one is to occur and The dan's designs with monitoring equipment to make sure that you can see that happening if it was a east bay mud confidence that a dam built within a quarter mile of a dangerous fault will stand up to violent shaking. Let's take a look at how the dam was first built. Nearly one hundred fifty years ago and how it's been maintained since
Trump campaign seeks to mobilize women in 2020 election
"Rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Last night, The president touted his repeal of Obama era regulation meant to expand low income housing in suburbs and his support for law enforcement as reasons why suburban voters should flock to his campaign. I think we're going to see that the women really like trump a lot that's happened last time, remember, never last four years ago, four years ago, they said, women will never vote for myself. Why am I so bad? They say the women will never vote that I got 52%, they said. What the hell happened with the women in The Washington Post ABC News poll, recently released in August show Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden winning in the suburbs by eight points in suburban women by 13. President Trump narrowly won the suburbs by four points in 2016 over Hillary Clinton. And with Election Day
Trump makes plea to suburban women in Pennsylvania
"Donald Trump was in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He appealed for support from suburban women Voters. Suburban women, Would you please like me?
Philadelphia - Trump makes plea to suburban women in Pennsylvania
"Trump and Biden campaigns were on the road Tuesday in two critical battleground states. I love being Back with you. In Pennsylvania President Donald Trump was in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He appealed for support from suburban women voters. Suburban women, Would you please like me? Former Vice President Joe Biden made two stops in Florida, where he appealed to seniors. The only senior Donald Trump cares about the only senior is a senior Donald Trump. Trump narrowly won Florida four years ago and his reelection chances would take a serious hit. If Biden were to win the state's 29 electoral votes. Mike Rossi, a washing
President Trump ramps up rally schedule after testing negative for COVID-19
"To ramp up the campaign schedule for the president. More on that with ABC is Lionel Boy use fresh off his rally in Sanford, Florida America. Great again, the Trump campaign announcing even more rallies this week, the president will campaign in Ocala, Florida and making Georgia Friday. He also has stopped scheduled in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Tuesday. Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday and Greenville, North Carolina, Thursday. Lionel
Trump says Biden will ‘destroy country’ with lockdowns at first presidential debate
"As Biden kicks off the train tour. Rachel Sutherland has more live Lisa, the Democratic presidential nominee, border than Amtrak train in Cleveland, leaving for the seven stop Bill Back America Better Express Tour. Speaking before he left, Joe Biden said President Trump looks down on everyday Americans. Does your president understand at all what you're going through So many other people are going through. Question is, Does he see you where you are? The Biden team has a live stream view for the trains back window. The tour concludes in Johnstown, Pennsylvania this evening. Lisa. Thanks,
Las Vegas: Mike Bloomberg is going after Trump with billboards mocking him for cheating at golf
"There Bloomberg by the way getting his digs in against the president ABC's Alex stone reporting since city is full of anti trump billboards with the president here in town Michael Bloomberg is trolling him putting up billboards around the trump hotel and all the motorcade route that say things like Donald trump lost the popular vote Donald trump's wall fell over and Donald Trump cheats at golf they were also up in Phoenix we spoke there this week all a sign of Johnstown nasty this fight is getting as it ramps up now the Nevada caucuses start up tomorrow the third contest in the primary season that's been marred by chaos and uncertainty in several states two states
"Sinister" pediatrician gets 79 years in prison for molesting children
"A former Johnstown pediatrician will spend seventy nine to one hundred fifty eight years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting thirty one children most of them his patients seventy one year old Johnny Bartow, pleaded guilty in December two dozens of counts in connection with the assault. Mostly committed at laurel pediatric associates state, attorney general Josh Shapiro. Joined some survivors of Bartos assaults outside the Cambria count. Courthouse following the sentencing. I think there is a reckoning going on in this country. And powerful people like these survivors are standing up and speaking up victims ages ranged from twelve years to two
"Sinister" pediatrician gets 79 years in prison for molesting children
"Ryan Douglas, a former Johnstown pediatrician will spend seventy nine to one hundred fifty eight years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting thirty one children. Most of them is patients 71-year-old Johnny Bardot pleaded guilty in December two dozens of counts in connection with the assault. Most committed at laurel pediatric associates state, attorney general Josh appear joined some survivors of Bartos assaults outside the Cambria county courthouse following the sentencing, I think there is a reckoning going on in this country and powerful people like these survivors are standing up and speaking of the victims ages ranged from twelve years to
"johnstown" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY
"Some people saying it's about time the National Transportation Safety board getting access to the limousine that crashed in a hurry on October sixth that killed twenty people. The access of the NTSB is getting is coming with a condition agency agrees not to share the results of his investigation until the criminal trial. And the case is over with the NTSB claims Harry county DA Susan Mallory has been fighting to restrict access to the limousine that's stored under a tarp. At state police troop g headquarters and Latham on another front. The operator of prestige prestige limousine nominee Hussein is being served with the first civil lawsuit in the case family of one of the victims. Amanda arrive in Burke, serving the lawsuit family's attorney south philosophy for Lonzo. Rather personally served the lawsuit to nominee Hussein at these Harry county courthouse this morning Nauman Hussein already facing a criminally negligent homicide charge in connection with the crash situation resolved in the Johnstown school district or the district webpage all Johnstown. Schools have been deemed clear and safe by law enforcement after a threat was reported as it continued precaution. Law enforcement remains on the site both Johnston high school in Warren street elementary school remained in a lockout state until the end of the school day Pacific Gas and Electric's been blamed for multiple wildfires in California. And they've now officially filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy. More from FOX's Jessica Rosenthal. Genie's equipment has been blamed for a number of deadly and destructive wildfires their liability skyrocketed, and even though lawmakers passed legislation allowing the company to pass them costs onto ratepayers PG said they will still tens of billions of dollars. We've seen the reliability of the overall grid decline. The fires have just made it worse for the big question. Really here is what is the fifth or sixth largest economy going to do with a twenty-first-century grid that isn't working? That's Republican assemblyman. Jim Patterson, the company's interim CEO says they are not going out of. Business here the power and gas will stay on Jessica Rosenthal. Fox news. W G Y news time now four or four Chicago police are investigating a suspected racial and homophobic attack on empire's star jussie smollet, according to TMZ smollet who's openly gay was walking on the street early this morning when two people approached him started, yelling, racial and homophobic, slurs in a sabre for Chicago PD the suspects then beat smothered with their hands and feet tied. A rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him. Once the attackers ran off the actor was able to get to a hospital said to be in good condition and arrest has not been made President Trump's longtime associate Roger stone emphasizing his innocence stone editor a plea of not guilty during a Raymond proceeding in a DC federal courtroom today stone accused of obstruction lying to congress and witness tampering surrounding alleged efforts by the Trump campaign. Learn about emails the Russian government hacked from Democrats during the election on Wall Street, just before the close the Dow up fifty one the NASDAQ..
Construction of Medical marijuana facility is underway5
"Jeff Rettig constructions underway on a central Ohio area medical marijuana processing plant crews working for Ohio grown therapies started digging at the new facility in Johnstown, which will process marijuana, but not cultivated sales for medical marijuana in Ohio were supposed to start back in September. So far, no processing plants or dispensaries are ready to open and there's no word yet from the state
DOJ subpoenas New York diocese as federal sex abuse probe expands
"Report released in August. A federal investigation is now underway into clergy sex abuse in the eight Roman Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania. KYW's mark. Abrahams reports in an historic move subpoenas were delivered to the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh archdiocese and Allentown Scranton Harrisburg. Erie Greensburg and Johnstown, Altoona diocese. A spokeswoman for US attorney William Swain would neither confirm or deny the existence of a grand jury probe Catholic journalists. Rocco? Palmer who writes about the Vatican Catholic church? Affairs says a source tells him subpoenas went out in the past week early the whole state wide investigation speak. Disappointing to be based on Philly from what I'm in the eastern district or federal courthouse bishops of the state or being summoned to court sometime in the middle of next week. Thomas says a source suggests a grand jury probe of this magnitude signals of Rico investigation, something generally associated with organized crime or a crime syndicate Marc Abrahams.
Mike Doyle, President Trump and Pittsburgh discussed on The Mike Pintek Show
"Stop this. Special counsel's, investigation into Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen campaign quote right now the story from. CBS's Steven Portnoy, at the White House in a. Series of tweets the president again rails against the Muller probe insisting. Those. Who are leading it are a disgrace to the country in one. Tweet he, directs his, anger at attorney general Jeff Sessions for allowing the investigation. To proceed sessions he says should stop this. Rigged witch hunt right now before it continues to stay in our country any. Further sessions recused himself from. The Russia, investigation his deputy. Rod Rosenstein. Appointed, Muller in may. Of last year Pittsburgh congressman. Mike Doyle is, criticizing President Trump's renewed. Call for. Voters to show A picture ID before being allowed to vote here's Katie KYW radio's Joe studio President. Trump renewed the, call last night during a campaign. Rally in Tampa Florida but on the Katie k radio morning news. Pittsburgh. Democratic congressman Mike Doyle says there's no evidence of significant voter fraud You know a solution in search of a problem once again wants to try to convince people that somehow there's massive voter fraud the president said you need a picture ID to buy groceries. Doyle joked he got a, giant eagle recently without proving who he was, Joe to NewsRadio, ten twenty. Eighty k federal authorities have issued a public health alert about, more than two dozen beef pork and poultry salad and wrap products as a precaution. Due to possible parasite contamination the products distributed by Indianapolis based Kato foods may. Be contaminated with cyclospora which causes intense intestinal illness the USDA says Kato foods was notified from their, lettuce supplier fresh express that the chopped romaine used, in some. Of the salads was being recalled three companies in western PA are included in. The next phase of medical marijuana grower processor permits state health department is giving permits to Maitree genetics in, O'Hara. Township and Penn organics which wants to build, a, facility in. Lemont furnace Fayette, county the final license goes to hanging Arden's LLC in Johnstown, state physician general Rachel Levin this is going. To expand, the availability of this very important medicine. And really allow this medicine to be available to patients throughout Pennsylvania Maitree genetics, hopes to have, their facility opened within six months Pittsburgh International. Airport gets. A check from the government to help finish a much needed maintenance project spokesman Bob curly tells Katie gay radio seven million dollar grant from the FAA and really this matches up similar grant that we got from them last year to rehab one of our d. I think the one that's, closest to the northern runway the airport got, a similar grant, from the. Fed's last year for the project the funds part of the, airport improvement program which helps to renovate airports across the country after mosquito samples came. Back positive for West Nile virus the Guinea county health department plans to sprays. Zana vex tonight in point breeze homeward Wilkins Berg and Penn hills they say the pesticides which kills, adult mosquitoes is not harmful to people or pets, whether permitting. That spraying will happen between eight Eight and ten thirty. Tonight on Wall Street, Hefferin Tillerson says the Dow is down sixty four points. Right now at twenty five thousand three fifty one the NASDAQ is up sixteen. Points in sports pirates will go for a, second win against the cubs tonight at.
School district holds registration for non-English-speaking students
"Lows sixty, nine degrees traffic and transit coming up in about three minutes or so a recent study found a disturbing increase. In, the rate of, youth suicide up more than seventy percent between two thousand six and two thousand sixteen there. Are new efforts by Philadelphia officials to lower that number by focusing on at risk children and teens, share a day Howard, has the story Tito Valdez with the city solicitor's office says you, suicide rates are staggering and the city is, taking aim at those numbers by addressing the needs, of those most vulnerable as ubt, teens teams of color can particularly the trans community. Forty percent is that consistent metric, that we see in the studies now Dez. Says Philadelphia unlike other cities is, progressive and has a number of resources for, youth have the center the William way, center is. A great repository of information, in terms of LGBT resources that are available not only the kids but to foster parents says the way, the city is affecting Change within the system is by. Educating everyone from judges two social workers on what the real needs are, of at risk youth, charity Howard KYW NewsRadio apparent road rage incident Monday night and the lower northeast leaves a man in the hospital, had happened just after eight o'clock and long pass more street near menteur police say a forty seven year old. Man, was shot in, the right leg after an argument with a guy who was blocking his car the gunman. Sped off no arrests have been made for the next three weeks the Philadelphia school district is holding, a special registration for, students who speak a language other than English Mike DeNardo reports Translators in the atrium of district headquarters are, helping parents register their non-english-speaking children for class, in the fall Dr, Deborah green coordinator of the district's multi-lingual assessment center says, Philadelphia has, students from more than eighty countries who speak. Fifty different languages they might be refugees so they've already gone through a traumatic experience at home to get here Judy Nunez was registering. Her stepchildren from the Dominican Republic sometimes I don't know how, to translate the same Belva. Do and is better for him said on this than somebody who spent students are given a written and, computer tests to evaluate their English skills and then placed in schools with procreate programs Mike DeNardo k. whatever NewsRadio investigators in western Pennsylvania, allege dozens of children, were molested by their pediatrician and in some cases took. Places the parents were in the same room pediatrician Johnny Wilson Bartolo of Johnstown faces sixty nine counts. Molestation charging documents Filed Monday by the attorney general's office alleged bardo fondled the genitals of boys and girls often under the guise of treatment. And in some cases trawling complaints from their parents the, seventy year old bardo had his license to, practice medicine suspended after, his first arrest in January he's currently in Cambria county, prison his, lawyer has not commented on the charges I'm Kerry shoemaker.
Eritrea and Somalia restore ties, want UN sanctions lifted
"And immigration I'm Tim Maguire but, the AP, news minute President Trump renews is threat to shut. Down the, government I would be certainly willing to consider. A shutdown if we don't get proper, border security president's demands come. As Republicans face tough reelection fights in the midterm elections a Johnstown Pennsylvania pediatrician faces nearly seventy additional child molestation charges after police say more victims have come forward to allege he sexually abused them state attorney general Josh Shapiro says Johnny Wilson bardo who was first arrested in January is not likely to avoid the charges if convicted. When convicted of, these charges Varta, will spend the rest. Of his life behind bars where he belongs a seventy year old Bartow. Remains in custody an upstate New York couple married for seventy eight years died within two days of each other earlier this month their family. Says ninety eight year old Evelyn Drake died July. Twentieth and one hundred year old Gilbert Drake past Away two days, later I'm, Tim Maguire the navy's first female Admiral has died. President Nixon, approved alien Derek selection as the first female. Rear Admiral in nineteen seventy-two Dirk was, born in defiance Ohio in. Nineteen twenty after graduating from nursing school at Toledo hospital in one thousand nine hundred forty one she joined the US naval reserve and was appointed an ensign and the nurse corps during World War Two she worked on a hospital ship off the Marshall Islands in the Pacific and later treated allied troops who had been prisoners of. War Dirk died, July twenty first, she'd been living in. A, suburb before Landau Florida a lean Derek was ninety eight years, old NBA great LeBron James is opening a. Public school for challenged children in his hometown of Akron Ohio James who's leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to join. The Los Angeles Lakers says this'll be one of the greatest moments if not the greatest of my life the I promise school will, initially house two hundred. Forty, third and fourth graders before expanding James admitted to. Having jitters. Before the school opened on Monday Eritrea says it's agreed along with. Somalia to restore diplomatic relations. Between the two countries after fifteen, years without diplomatic ties betrays. Information minister announced the, agreements on Twitter as Somalia's, president ended an historic three-day visit to. The country which remains into UN, sanctions for supporting, the Somalia based al-shabaab extremist, group there, was, no immediate, comment on the, meeting from, Somalia which followed, a diplomatic thaw. Between retrial and neighboring Ethiopia after more than two decades this.
A Pennsylvania pediatrician faces dozens of child molestation charges after police say more victims have come forward
"Ever. Burn in California one hundred fifty square miles an area, the size of Denver scorched Almost a thousand, buildings destroyed thirty eight thousand people forced to flee their. Homes and six lives, lost so far among them to firefighters one person who refused to evacuate and three, members of, a family who were getting ready to flee. The flames police in Johnstown Pennsylvania alleged dozens of children were molested by their pediatrician and in some cases this molestation took place as. Their parents were in, the same room on aware. Pediatrician Johnny Wilson Bartow of Johnstown faces sixty nine counts molestation charging documents filed Monday by the attorney. General's office alleged bardo fondled the. Genitals of, boys and girls often under the guise of treatment and in some cases trawling complaints from their parents the seventy year old bardo. Had his license to practice medicine suspended after his. First arrest in January he's currently in, Cambria county prison his, lawyer Has not commented on the charges I'm Kerry shoemaker more American signing contracts to buy homes in June the, volume of, pending sales has stalled, over the past year by about two and a half percent. Due to a mix of rising prices higher mortgage rates and just a lack of homes for sale the. National association of realtors says there was a little bit of a turnaround in June the group's pending home sales index rose by, point nine percent in fact pending sales increased and all. Four geographic regions the, northeast midwest south and west but pending sales have also tumbled off four regions over, the past, year especially in the north east and west..
Triple Crown winner Justify retires from racing
"AS that story in one minute first traffic and weather Busy out there this afternoon police are still trying to clear up an, accident there was some injuries. Minor lane and Preston highway they've. Been there for quite a while. They're just getting ready. To clear that up also Dixie in Johnstown road an accident another. One eastern Parkway Norris in Bardstown road, and Murray, up in the highlands. Six four eastbound or. Emphasis seventy one northbound watch for stalled vehicle they're wrapping up an earlier injury. Accident Snyder expressway eastbound just four Beulah church road are an extra forty and ten minutes Bobby Ellis NewsRadio eight forty WFAN I'm, wwl Kyi meteorologists Tiffany Savona. Here there Wednesday afternoon forecast the. Sun and clouds today is high. Temperatures climb into the, mid to upper eighties we'll say a few passing clouds overnight temperatures. Dropped seventy degrees by Thursday morning Thursday afternoon partly cloudy and very warm with highs around ninety degrees a week cold front will move. In Thursday night early Friday slight chance for an isolated shower or storm edged Wwl Kia. Weather forecast I'm meteorologist about eighty eight, at NewsRadio, eight forty w. h. a. s. our top story Triple crown winner justify will no longer race due to an ankle injury justifiable retire undefeated in his career after becoming the first. Horse since Apollo in eighteen eighty two to win the Kentucky Derby after not racing as a two year old the horse is the thirteenth triple crown winner in the. First to, do it undefeated since Seattle slew in nineteen Seventy-nine. Justify will return to Winstar farm in for sales in August there's a huge. Opioid summit underway today in Indianapolis the event is part of the state judicial. Branches effort. To, address the crisis the summit will focus on the science of addiction. Along, with treatments for substance use disorders meantime a new grant is helping Kentucky state police fight the opioid epidemic. Jill Lisa Chapman reports every. Ks p. sworn officer or, receive a kit that will protect them from dangerous drugs sergeant Joshua Lawson with Kentucky. State police says the thin no kits, were purchased with twenty, five thousand, dollars in grandsons from. Passport health plan they include tie back. Suits respirator mask then no protective gloves safety glasses Any portable gear back officials say the synthetic opioid drug. Has the potential to be deadly just, by coming in contact, with it Delina Chapman. NewsRadio eight forty, w. h., s a second summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin won't happen until early next year national security. Adviser John Bolton put out a statement saying a second summit quote should not take place until after the Russia which is over it's not known. When special counsel Robert Muller, will complete the Russia probe President Trump hosted EU president JEAN. CLAUDE Juncker at the White House today the. Talks were on trade but the questions at the photo op were. About something else ABC's Karen Travers reports from the White House President, Trump did not take any, questions in the, Oval Office today ahead of his meeting with the. President of the European Commission reporters shouted questions about Michael Cohen asking the president if, his former personal attorney and fixer betrayed him and if he was worried about what Cohen was going to. Say to with authorities the. President was also asked. Why Russian, President Vladimir Putin has not accepted his invitation to meet in, Washington Mr., Trump said. Several times thank you very, much his signal he does not want to engage with the press Karen Travers ABC news the white House Jay CPS prepares for the school year by hiring more. Bus drivers and monitors the addition of the. Drivers and monitors, was announced, during yesterday's board of education meeting the district's chief operations officer Mike razor says the district has hired a surplus. Of about thirty to forty bus drivers we're not out of the woods but the positive steps that have been taken by the administration and by. Our board to raise bus, driver paid to incentivize attendance that's really starting to work and. The the yeoman's work that's been done by. Our transportation department to recruit quality bus drivers we are in a. Really good position for the first day of school GPS classes resume, August fifteenth the latest US, space telescope was, supposed to be an orbit fourteen years ago it's. Now billions of dollars over budget and still stuck on earth congress wants to know, why how science committee chairman Lamar Smith says the new James Webb telescope is now more than eight billion. Dollars over budget it is. Truly staggering newly confirmed. NASA administrator, Jim Breitenstein says the space agency is embarrassed by so many, human errors, and delays But he insists the telescope is unique we're going to change how we understand.
"johnstown" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Press I'm Chuck Todd longtime today show co host our Roker. Has a new book out about the Johnstown flood it's one of those, stories that we've always heard about in history books but Al took a closer look to. Find, out how, nature unleashed, a uniquely, manmade disaster look. The book the. Timing the idea. Everything about it it, fits, you it's the moments It is what motivated you to, say you know what. This is a story that America should here again essentially well I. Think, it's one of, these things I look in weather and I knew about the Johnstown flood, but I didn't know. About the Johnstown flooded in know what led up to it, I didn't know how many people perished in it I didn't I just know that like you hey, it's the flood that wiped out, Johnstown but but what really happened and the other thing that I. Think really drew, me to, it yeah three years ago I wrote a book called the storm of the. Century about the Galveston hurricane of nineteen hundred and I thought that there, were parallels to the present day and I think there are parallels to today given what. We're, seeing happening, with environmental, protections and, rollbacks zoning regulations. And things like. That coupled with With storms that are overproducing because of climate change so I thought yeah. This this it's it's a tale set nicotine eighty nine. Is relevant for? Today no and that's why I think it's just a. Brilliant, idea to do this book because again. It's a history book that's extraordinarily relevant so let's go into, that history the Johnstown flood first of all tell me about Johnstown before the flood. Because you know that's the other part of this. This was. A this isn't a small town, in, Pennsylvania in the nineteenth century this is one, of America's bigger industrial. Cities and you look western Pennsylvania and especially that part of south. Western, PA really lead, help lead this country to become the industrial powerhouse that it became in, the twentieth century I. Mean you had this confluence of the railroads and steel steel, to be able to produce cheap quick pretty cheaply and quickly high grade steel lead America into the, forefront of of the industry the. Idea of Cole and and all of this came together and you. Had these magnets Boldface, names like, Carnegie Mellon Frick all in, this in this area and they you know back in the late eighteen hundreds of the outdoor life was what was really in vogue all of their their compatriots who lived in New York and had these places in the Catskills and then the alleghenies and on up into into the elite hung is what exactly they hung out and they had all the. Access to to the outdoor life hunting and fishing and. Swimming and, sailing and so they wanted the same thing in in Pennsylvania so they they were able, to create the south fork hunt and fish club and the fish part, they were, able to create a a lake by damming, up this river, the river and but, using a partially destroyed lake dam I should say and. They rebuilt, it but rebuild it. Without, a lot of safeguards the best this Dan let's circle back here yes Dan was put together for a country club is what you're Exactly it had been there Yacht, club exactly it was a it was, a high class country club but they took out some some drainpipes that would've allowed them to control. The level of the dam they lowered the level of damage and flatten it out so they could drive their cars. Across, it on Sunday afternoons so, but the people down valley some of the movers and shakers the the, folks, down there and said hey this is. Not a good idea you you are creating just because of the basic geography of the Connemara valley was such that they already had a. Decent amount of flooding there and they say if this dam gave. Way it could be devastating and of course the one percenters, that that own this. Thing there were sixty, folks a secret? List said, you know. What we're okay we're, good we've got our engineers, everything's fine and but yeah to, your point, Johnstown was really I mean there were there were factories, and there were manufacturing areas and there..
"johnstown" Discussed on WWL
"One of those stories that we've always. Heard about in history books but Al. Took a closer look, to find out, how nature unleashed a uniquely manmade disaster look the book the. Timing the idea everything about. It it fits, you it, fits the moments It is what, motivated you to say you know what this is a story that America, should here again essentially. Well I think it's one of these things I look I'm, in weather and I knew about the Johnstown flood but I didn't know about the Johnstown flooded know, what led up to it I, didn't know how many. People perished in it I didn't I. Just know that like, you hey it's the flood that wiped out Johnstown but but. What really happened and the other thing that, I think, really, drew me, to it yeah three years ago I wrote a book called the storm of. The century about the Galveston hurricane of nineteen hundred and I thought that, there were parallels to the present day and I think there are parallels to today given. What, we're seeing, happening with, environmental protections, and rollbacks zoning, regulations and things. Like that coupled with With storms that are overproducing because of climate change so I thought this this it's it's a. Tale Cetinje, teen eighty nine but I think it's relevant for today. No and that's? Why I think it's just a brilliant idea to do. This, book because again it's a history book that's extraordinary. Relevant so let's go into that history shows at the, Johnstown flood first of all tell me about Johnstown before the flood because that's. The other part of this this was a this. Isn't a. Small town in Pennsylvania in the, nineteenth, century this is one of America's bigger industrial, cities and and you. Look western Pennsylvania and especially that part of south western PA really. Lead, help lead this, country to become the industrial powerhouse that it became in the twentieth century, I mean you had. This confluence of the railroads and steel steel to be able, to produce cheap quick it's pretty cheaply and quickly high grade steel lead America into the forefront of, of the industry you know the. Idea of Cole and and all of this came together. And you, had these magnets Boldface, names like, Carnegie Mellon Frick all in, this in this area and they you know back in the late eighteen hundreds of the outdoor life was what was really in vogue all of their their compatriots who lived in New York and had these places in the Catskills and then the alleghenies and on up into into the elite hung is what exactly they hung out and they had all the. Access to to the outdoor life hunting and fishing and. Swimming and, sailing and so they wanted the same thing in in Pennsylvania so they they were able, to create the south fork hunt and fish club and the fish part, they were, able to create a a lake by. Damming up this river the river, but using a partially destroyed lake dam I, should say they rebuilt. It, but rebuilt it without. A, lot of safeguards the best of this damn let's circle back here yes Dan was put together for a country club is what you're Exactly Exactly it was, a it was a high class country, club but they took out some some drainpipes that would've allowed them to control the level of the. Dam they lowered the level of the dam and flattened it out so they could drive their cars across it on Sunday. Afternoons, so but the people down, valley some of the movers and shakers the the folks down there, said, hey this is not a good idea you you are creating just because of, the the basic geography of the valley was such that they already had a decent amount of flooding. There and they, said if this dam gave way it could be. Devastating and of course the one percenters that that owned this, thing there were sixty. Folks a secret list, said, yeah you know? What we're, okay we're. Good we got our, engineers everything's..
"johnstown" Discussed on WGN Radio
"And a little more humid but ample sunshine ample and re have seventy four at midway and o'hare seventy five at the lake and we do have a farflung forecast today we go to johnstown pennsylvania johnstown pennsylvania we had some fighting trump music for this that would be up there you know sites was settled in seventeen seventy and let us know ahead of time what kind of music we need for this i can i have an annual production meeting right now we started having meetings about the show now i would just ruined it would not be any fun but johnstown goes back to seventeen seventy had three floods during its time eighteen eighty nine nine hundred and thirty six and thousand nine hundred seventy seven and they even have museum he's get flooding a museum of flooding the johnstown flood wait a minute they flood museum they do it's i'm looking at a picture of it's a beautiful old building which was a carnegie library building which probably goes back to the eighteen ninety nineteen hundred but it is now the johnstown flood museum how but we also bring up johnstown anything is when you go into this museum the water is like waist high when you walk they give you waiters if you waiter or a raft go through the museum would you like waiters but we mentioned johnstown not only for the flooding but we also mentioned it because i i saw you report this team in johnstown pennsylvania is the birthplace of the man who gave us spiderman on november second nineteen twenty seven in johnstown pennsylvania has passed away just passed away yeah yeah they guy is the unsown hero of the marvel comics universe he may be is the i mean in my opinion because i'm i'm old school marvel i think the greatest comic illustrator of all time some people said that yeah well i just did i said some people said that i just said it okay but some other people have said it people also said i see he created a spiderman with stan lee and doctor strange like two of the greatest marvel superheroes of all time and was reclusive i was just gonna say apparently was a recluse yup didn't like to be interviewed didn't want any of the attention he just wanted to go into a studio and draw which i think is ultra ultra cool evidently they found him unresponsive in his apartment he probably hadn't been heard from ended june actually and this is just now being reported.
"johnstown" Discussed on KTCK Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket
"I don't i don't even like i don't even think anyone on the warriors are cry babies or flop or you know get all these calls i don't believe that i don't think that they're whiny they destroy teams because they're better than them but i believe and i've said this emphatically over and over the three guys that call that game last night were atrocious and they mess handled that game they screwed it up they had all the bad calls it was one after the next it was a cascade of bad 'cause it was a flood it was the johnstown flood of seventy nine of horse shat calls by those three fat hack rafts and that's all there is to it and don't call me unless you know it don't even call me because i don't even wanna talk to you with your nonsense unless you're realistic about what happened in that game listening i don't even care how many times have i told you a thousand times i don't care who wins i don't care about either team i can't stand either one of them so have at it all i know is i hit bats among count money when might tell them but i i watched an atrocious game i thought as i was watching him of the all night i kept saying oh my god these calls are so oh bad there so one sided it is unbelievable what i'm watching do member as the night went on it escalated i was like man these calls are getting worse by the call there every single call goes for the warriors it was unbelievable i was sitting i was going to have a heart attack.
"johnstown" Discussed on Kickass News
"To solicit barbecue advice from a new yorker but what the hell how given us a few your best barbecue tips well and again i preface this by saying in this country we tend to confuse the terms barbecue and grilling yes barbecue is into in as you i'm not telling you anything you don't know ben that that barbecue is is actually indirect heat it's low at slow willing as a direct heat it's much quicker but the words kind of big come interchange that said i love nothing more simple than great i i usually make my hamburgers out of brisket who wow that's good it is it it's just it's a simple pledge hamburgers out of risk it i have ever had that does it taste different lists and barbecue beef sandwich it's it's it's a little it's a little the flavors a little more intense ask your butcher to grind you up a half and half mix of chuck and that brisket wow will you will thank me for it you're going to kiss me full on the lips that's amazing i i think my best tip is don't drink and barbecue burns to prove it to you know my other tip would be don't resist just resist taking your spatula and pressing down on your hamburger it dries out the municipal as it presses literally presses the juices out of the meat don't do that okay well once more the book is called ruthless tied the heroes and villains of the johnstown flood america's astonishing gilded age disaster and you can catch all roker weekday mornings on nbc's today show al thanks for talking with me it was fun thanks i enjoyed it.
"johnstown" Discussed on Kickass News
"Areas look like today you know today you probably wouldn't even know what had happened it is it's an interesting juxtaposition in that here you had these gentlemen who wanted the good outdoor life at all costs what they unfortunately the people of that valley paid the cost and today you know there's a move afoot to get out into nature but to try to leave less of a footprint and to work with nature as opposed to work against it and that makes a big difference i think another curious incident during the flood was there was a stone bridge crossing the river at johnstown and in the middle of this the bridge catches fire i want to say something like eighty or so people died just from the fire i had to wonder it would seem to me that everything would be too soaked to catch on fire while the problem was you had oil you had fuel you know all of a sudden and a lot of the the bridges were constructive creosote soaked timbers and then you literally had fire you had molten or and flames you know the caught that ignited the bridge it was it was really an and then the it seemed like the in some folks it seemed like the world was on fire the entire world was on fire because there was an oil slick across across the surface of the water and that caught fire and how long did the recovery and cleanup take it took the initial cleanup took over a year and and but you know even five years down the line they were still working on on rebuilding the town we mentioned earlier clara barton the founder of american red cross didn't she spend something like five months leading the relief effort there yeah a nonstop and it was it was one of those events that she was in the right place at the right time and it it it catapulted the red cross into the premier relief organization not just in the country but in the world because she was prepared to because she was kind of dismissed as a woman that allowed her to operate around the margins and then eventually get right into the thick of things but nobody really expected much of her so they kind of ignored her and next thing they knew she had turned around and.
"johnstown" Discussed on Kickass News
"Is the actual water pressure of the tunnel wow in fact new york city we lose a billion gallons of water a day due to leakage wow and and in other cities you know it's it's proportionate because these pipes are are all have been replaced people have put it out of sight literally out of sight outta mind and that's the way the dam at the kalama vow at the kinda my river was y'all let's you know we don't need to worry about a valve we don't need to worry about releasing what are we going to cut out at the top that spillway that's enough no it wasn't unfortunately before we get into the human errors that contributed to the disaster i want to start by asking you about the natural components involved talk a little about the sudden rainfall and maybe the top 'hogra fee of the area that also played into it you're you're trying to create a perfect storm perfect flood as if it really was i mean you had supply which was a rainfall of over a foot or more falling in a twelve hour period and and then you had the topography the geography of that valley that came almost narrow down to a point with johnstown being at the end of that the kind of a funnel almost if you will and so once you had the failure of the dam twenty million tons of water started rushing while into that valley the the the the lake emptied out in about an hour and so it was astimated that the water was traveling at about forty miles per hour faster at some points especially as it got towards the bottom of the valley a wall of water of about forty feet high at four stories you know and as this this.
"johnstown" Discussed on Kickass News
"Rainfall and it was you know torpedoes be damned to the folks who live down river and down in the valley and you know i think that if we're not careful we could be seeing a repeat of that in this day and age not so much a johnstown flood but i think environmental disaster is not something that we can't rule out at this point because we're seeing relax ation of our environmental laws are zoning laws if you know people are building bigger and bigger homes and places they not necessarily should be and so i think that again while it probably won't be on the scope of a johnstown flood i think we are on the brink of probably another environmental disaster yeah there's so much of this book that seems applicable to the times that we're living in today particularly at a time when the president is talking a lot about fixing what he calls america's crumbling roads and bridges and proposing in some cases privatization of those structures do you think what happened with the dam and the south fork hunting and fishing club might be a cautionary tale to keep in mind these days well i think yes i do think there is i i don't look i'm open to ideas as long as we do something right now our bridges are crumbling our our water works our our our basic infrastructure is collapsing now many cities especially in the eastern half of the us the water the water pipes that literally the lifeblood of a city some of the some especially in the older eastern coast cities the water mains are over one hundred years old in a lot of them including new york city a one of our main water tunnel is the they think they can't shut it off to inspect it because they think the only thing that's holding it up.
"johnstown" Discussed on Kickass News
"It was an amazing herculean effort that she performed and her staff performed miraculously and brought a lot of a lot of comfort to folks who are suffering and and lost everything yeah eighteen eighty nine johnstown flood really makes for gripping narrative wind did you first become interested in this story you know it was i've always yeah i've only because i grew up in here in the northeast people have always talked about it you know the johnstown flood watch out for the you know this is worse than the johnstown flood and of course it wasn't but that's the bar that you know has been said and you know we did the first book storm of the century and thinking about what what's what's the next one and i work with his terrific author and researcher guy named bill hoaglund who put all this research together and in in he we had a few topics and he said i don't know why i even though this is back in the eighteen hundreds i it's still compelling to me and when we start when i started to lay stuff out it it was almost like a movie i yeah just was struck by the cast of characters because of these are real people and these are realized and i thought this is oh and i guess because i think part of it resonates today you know you had a group of wealthy individuals who wanted a club that they could go hunting and fishing in so over the objections of others the warnings of others the criticism of others they went ahead anyway and belt dammed up a river it had been dammed once they rebuilt that and and really didn't take care or the engineering expertise that needed to make sure that damn could be protected in the case of a catastrophic.
"johnstown" Discussed on Kickass News
"This had a large component of of manmade failure to it but it was triggered by a natural event it still is the greatest number of lives lost due to a flooding event in this country and it's fascinating to meet how these weather events and other disasters like say the chicago fire or the great san francisco quake become part of the culture of the communities that get hit and come with a certain degree almost of bragging rights i mean my dad grew up in galveston texas he wasn't even alive in nineteen hundred of course but he loves to tell the stories of the hurricane when we go down there he loves to point out how all the buildings have been raised after the storm it really becomes a badge of honor for locals like him what do you think that is is it just the triumph over adversity or because i think you touched on it it's it is a a survivors mentality of of having survived something that nobody else did i think it's also so part of our our dna to be survivors and to to tell the story so that our our children and our children's children don't forget there was there were so many songs written about the johnstown flood there were several movies have been a number of books i mean david mccullough run road prior to the most definitive book out there back back twenty years or thirty years ago this we try to make a little different in that we tried to tell some of the human stories about the people who survived the flood of folks who were perhaps responsible for the flood and the aftermath and what grew out of it i mean the idea that that a fledgling organization like the red cross and clara barton of basically built their reputation burnish their reputation on their response to the johnstown fl.
"johnstown" Discussed on Kickass News
"Well now they can just yell at their smartphone i guess exactly well i do wonder when everyone has an up to the minute geo targeted weather report available anytime right in the palm of their hand dea think out that there's still a place for the good old local weatherman or might he one day go the way of j fred mugs and tv variety shows you know you you bring up an interesting point ben because i think while that's all well and good i've got a couple on my phone and mike my kids do and but those are basically they are forecast that are generated by algorithms and formulas and i think people still come back to folks like your whoever wherever you're listening to this your local weather person or your favorite network weather person because we give you context we give you some experience we give you a human factor that an app can't give and i still think you know by and large will we will all exist in our spaces but you know i think that we are right now in a place where we still can exist because i think people people need us not so much for what we give but how we give it well you've also parlayed your remarkable career in meteorology into two terrific books about extreme weather your previous book the storm of the century was about the nineteen hundred galveston hurricane and now you have ruthless tied about the johnstown flood in what really puts all this in perspective for me is the fact that for a century these two weather events the johnstown flood in the nineteen hundred hurricane where the deadliest disasters in us history it took one hundred years nine eleven two thousand one for humans to devise a worst disaster than mother nature yeah and and when it comes to in a sense natural disaster although.
"johnstown" Discussed on Kickass News
"The winner of thirteen emmys our occur is the co host and longtime weatherman on nbc's today show he's authored many books including the bestseller the storm of the century about the nineteen hundred galveston hurricane and now he follows it up with the no less compelling story called ruthless tied the heroes and villains of the johnstown flood america's astonishing gilded age disaster our roker welcome to the podcast oh thanks so much been nice to be here now your book ruthless tide comes out the same week as john mccain's book the restless wave ally kind of feel like you to really should have had a conversation about this are you worried folks might get a little confused there we should have but i i will defer to senator mccain on any day but the topics i think are different enough and both senator mccain probably more known well known than me but the people will know enough hey hope they don't get confused i if anybody does give them their money back okay well at the very least you're a little bit less likely to get any angry tweets from the president when yours comes out is one never knows you never know never knows your america's most famous weather man but i understand that you originally wanted to be a cartoonist growing up so how did you find your calling as a weatherman it was it was by accident actually i was a sophomore state university of new york in a sweet oh i taken a television performance class and my department chairman said you know roker you've got the perfect face for radio.
"johnstown" Discussed on Kickass News
"As per hour with a volume metric flow rate that temporarily equalled the average flow rate of the mississippi river it killed an estimated two thousand two hundred and nine people and left the modern day a quivalent of nearly half a billion dollars in damage to this day the johnstown flood remains one of the deadliest disasters in us history exceeded only by the nineteen hundred galveston hurricane and the nine eleven terrorist attacks now america's most famous weatherman and the co host of the today show al roker tells the story of this living nightmare those who caused it and those who survived it in a gripping new book titled ruthless tied the heroes and villains of the johnstown flood america's astonishing gilded age disaster today i'll joins me on the podcast to give some idea of the magnitude and horror of the flood and described the heroic recovery effort that made american red cross founder clara barton into a household name he discusses how a disaster like johnstown can actually bring people together and in time even becomes a badge of honor for whole communities he talks about the elite country club that compromise the south fork dam and caused the flood also they could stock their lake for wealthy fisherman he reveals some of the famous industrialist to belong to that club and how they escaped justice for the johnstown flood in an torius trial that would ultimately lead to important changes in us liability laws bless our roker relates the lessons of the eighteen eighty nine flood to global climate change in america's modern day infrastructure needs and then in a lighter note the selfdescribed barbecue aficionado offers a few summer barbecue tips for the grill master in your family coming up with al roker in just a moment.
"johnstown" Discussed on Weather Geeks
"And be a part of the most passionate weather fan base at reloaded weather dot tv welcome back to the weather podcasts we're talking with our and you just heard him talk about some interesting aspects of societal preparation for weather events i wanna pivot now two al's new book ruthless tied the heroes and villains of the johnston johnstown flood america's astonishing gilded age disaster the first thing that came to mind when i saw that you had written this book out is why did you pick this particular weather event well the last one we did a storm of the century which was the galveston hurricane of nineteen hundred and my first thought was maybe we should do something on katrina but i think the still needs a little more distance but what i found fascinating about the story of the johnstown flood which took place in eighteen eighty nine was that it was an environmental it was a man made environmental disaster that warnings were ignored that what would be then the one percent wanted something and they didn't really care about others and ignoring ignoring warnings ignoring concerns they went ahead and built this fishing and hunting club damning up river and creating an artificial lake that a number of critic said this is not going to hold this will flood at some point it's not if it's just when just win and and unfortunately a storm of epic proportion dumped over twelve inches of rain in a very short period of time and within a matter of hours the the the damn the earthen dam gave way and twenty million tons of water traveling upwards of sixty miles per hour with crests of sixty feet or more slammed through the connemara valley and killed over by some estimates as many as three thousand people it's still the deadliest flood.
"johnstown" Discussed on KQED Radio
"In back in the free market at lisa lopez is worried by that she says no one knows what will happen after the election as venezuela's economic disaster further unfolds doc on handed she says i'm scared everyone's scan breeze npr news the johnstown flood is one of history's great tragedies more than twenty two hundred people died in may of eighteen eighty nine when twenty tons of turgid waters teeming with debris of houses trees and drowned animals unleashed a biblical flood in the middle of pennsylvania al roker the man who tells millions of americans what the weather will be an nbc's today show has written a book about what is still the deadliest flood in american history his book ruthless tied the tragic epic of the johnstown flood al roker joins us in our studios here in new york good to be back with you is good to see you again scott you mentioned words in this book you say this was a tragedy of human making this was during the gilded age in this the original one percenters in this country they wanted especially western pennsylvania i mean this steel move this country steel help bill this country in the industrial age and steel was in western pennsylvania men throughout pence elena and the titans of steel and of cold and railroad and they wanted a club that their compatriots had out west and so they created the south fork hunt and fish club and they wanted to be able to go out boating and fishing and so there in the valley they they dammed up river created an earthen dam but it was not well prepared and the people are concerned about it and they said this this dam could fail if this dam fails it would be catastrophic there there was a lotta rain wasn't i mean we talk about rain of biblical proportions i mean it was more than a foot of rain but the problem was in the engineering of the damn there was no way to on a methodical basis to be able to release water the water just kept coming over the spillway.
"johnstown" Discussed on Cults
"Constantly watched by everyone else in johnstown tim tried not to act to suspiciously he had no plans to seal his son away in the night but john victors closeness to jim jones bothered tim and though tim and grace had divorced a few years ago he still felt as if he had betrayed her when tim stole love jones toe jones order despised to keep tabs on the attorney but 10stone slip their grasp flying to england and then boarding a flight back to america when he came back into their sites it was too late tim had joined his ex wife grace in their paternity lawsuit jim jones's most loyal and useful lieutenant had become public enemy number one on september seven floyd his seventy seven jim jones called together his newly gathered horde under the pavilion he announced the stones betrayal and he told one that they had sent a legal authority to guyana to arrest jim jones and reclaim john victor that evening jim jones pulled an old trick out of his hat he staged an attack on his west house over the pa system he announced that he had healed his grievous injuries but there was no denying the truth jonestown was under siege for the next six days jones allowed no rest for his followers he told everyone that a covert american strikeforce had been sent to jones town to either captured jones or kill everyone there in the midst of this imaginary siege jones pulled the temple members together under the pavilion with sadness in his voice he told them all they were reaching a tipping point those who had been in san francisco the terrible night a few years earlier might have recognize where this was heading jones return publicly to his idea of a revolutionary suicide steffan jones was eventually able to wrangle his father's urges and halt the imagine seige of september nineteen seventy seven but jim jones's calls too revolutionary suicide would not end every time the pa would ring out the cult would gather beneath the.