Photos: Baltimore Sinkhole Swallowed Cars, Streetlights and Trees

2 05 2014
Streetlights, trees and cars have collapsed onto a train track in Baltimore. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Streetlights, trees and cars have collapsed onto a train track in Baltimore. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Three days after severe storms and tornadoes killed at least 31 people in the United States South and Mid-West, the region has been hit by severe flash flooding.

The heavy rains have caused an enormous sinkhole to open up at 26th Street and North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday near the train tracks used by CSX rail traffic.

Streetlights, cars and tress were swallowed into the sinkhole, but fire department officials don’t believe anyone was injured in the incident.  

The landslide swept across a set of train tracks and resulted in the suspension of some CSX rail traffic.

People living on the block and surrounding area have been evacuated.

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Photos: Cute Photos of Guinea Pigs By Colin Mclaughlin

11 07 2013
Sam and Chester making a fruit smoothie

Sam and Chester making a fruit smoothie

This is one boy’s amazing picture diary of his pet rodents doing very human tasks.

Talented Colin Mclaughlin, from Maryland, USA, has created a hilarious photo collection of his pet guinea pigs, Chester and Sam.

The two-and-a-half-year-old guinea pigs appear to love nothing better than playing football, reading the newspaper or even blending up a smoothie. (Caters News)

I really enjoy the photos 🙂

Please click here for more images:





Superstorm Sandy’s Extremes Facts

1 11 2012

Hurricane Sandy, after killing at least 69 people in the Caribbean, streamed northward, merged with two wintry weather systems and socked the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes with wind, waves, rain and snow. Some figures associated with Sandy’s rampage through the U.S., as of Wednesday night:

— Maximum size of storm: 1,000 miles across

— Highest storm surge: 14.6 feet at Bergen Point, N.J.

— Number of states seeing intense effects of the storm: At least   17

— Deaths: At least 98

— Damage: Estimated property losses at $20 billion, ranking the storm among the most expensive U.S. disasters

— Top wind gust on land in the U.S.: 90 mph Islip, N.Y., and Robbins Reef, N.J.

— Power outages at peak: More than 8.5 million

— Canceled airline flights: More than 19,500

— Most rainfall: 12.55 inches, at Easton, Md.

— Most snow: 34 inches at Gatlinburg, Tenn.

— Evacuation zone: Included communities in more than 400 miles of coastline from Ocean City, Md., to Dartmouth, Mass.

By The Associated Press:

Sources: National Weather Service, FlightAware, Weather Underground, AP reporting.

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Photos: Sandy Causes Blizzards In Appalachia

31 10 2012

An ambulance is stuck in over a foot of snow off of Highway 33 West, near Belington, W.Va. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Belington, W.Va. Superstorm Sandy buried parts of West Virginia under more than a foot of snow on Tuesday, cutting power to at least 264,000 customers and closing dozens of roads. At least one death was reported. The storm not only hit higher elevations hard as predicted, communities in lower elevations got much more than the dusting of snow forecasters had first thought from a dangerous system that also brought significant rainfall, high wind gusts and small-stream flooding. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)

Hurricane Sandy killed at least 45 people in the United States after it pounded the U.S. East Coast with a record storm surge, high winds and heavy rains.

In West Virginia and neighboring Appalachian states, Hurricane Sandy causes wet snow, high winds and blizzard conditions.

One interstate was closed as trucks and cars bogged down and many people were out of power.

Snow covers the streets Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, after superstorm Sandy moved through Elkins, W.Va. Sandy buried parts of West Virginia under more than a foot of snow on Tuesday, cutting power to at least 243,000 customers and closing dozens of roads. At least one death was reported. (AP Photo/Vicki Smith)

A vehicle drives past a fallen tree limb caused by heavy snow during a blizzard caused by Hurricane Sandy in Garrett County, western Maryland October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to swaths of the densely populated region, swamped New York’s subways and flooded streets in Manhattan’s financial district. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Backpacker Will Overman of Virginia Beach, Va., heads to his car Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, near Gatlinburg, Tenn. About 50 backpackers took shelter in the park during Sunday night’s snowfall. Rangers expect more snow and high winds in the days to come as fallout from the storm pounding the East Coast. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, J. Miles Cary)


Snow covers Mountain Lake Road near Mountain Lake Hotel at an elevation of 4000 feet in Giles County Va. on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. About three inches of snow was measured in a snow gauge at the hotel, the first snow fall of the year, as result of Hurricane Sandy, according to the The Roanoke Times. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry


Snow-covered trees are seen after an overnight storm Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, near Gatlinburg, Tenn. Rangers expect more snow and high winds in the days to come as fallout from the storm pounding the East Coast. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, J. Miles Cary)


Sheeps try to find food and shelter beside pine trees laden with heavy snow during a blizzard from Hurricane Sandy in Garrett County, western Maryland October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Snow sticking to tree limbs on Grandview Road in Beckley, V.Va. Monday Oct. 29, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy wheeled toward land as forecasters feared Monday, raking cities along the Northeast corridor with rain and wind gusts, flooding shore towns, washing away a section of the Atlantic City Boardwalk, and threatening to cripple Wall Street and New York’s subway system with a huge surge of corrosive seawater. (AP Photo/The Register-Herald, Rick Barbero

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Photos: Aftermath of The Eastern US Violent Storms

1 07 2012

Frances Lukens looks at the tangle of boards and tree limbs piercing her living room ceiling in Lynchburg, Va. on Saturday, June 30, 2012 after a huge oak tree fell directly on the house during a storm the previous night. (AP Photo/The News & Advance, Parker Michels-Boyce)

There were violent storms from Indiana to New Jersey since Friday June 29, 2012.

This is a very bad disaster.

At least 13 people were killed and 3 million people are without power.

Emergencies were declared in Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, the District of Columbia and Virginia.

In West Virginia, trees fell on both sides of the train tracks.

232 Amtrak passengers were stranded Friday night on a train.

The storms also damaged a prison in Illinois and huge trees fell across streets in Washington area.

A tree toppled by severe storms sits atop a car in Washington’s Dupont Circle neighborhood on Saturday, June 30, 2012 in Washington. More than two million people across the eastern U.S. lost power after violent storms and two people died, including a 90-year-old woman asleep in bed when a tree slammed into her home, a police spokeswoman said Saturday. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)

Lighting flashes Saturday morning, June, 30, 2012 in Hebron Md.. Violent storms swept across the eastern U.S., killing at least nine people and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands on a day that temperatures across the region are expected to reach triple-digits. (AP photo by Salisbury Daily Times, Kristin Roberts)

Mike Wolfe’s pick-up truck lies under a fallen tree in front of his house after a severe storm in Falls Church, Va., Saturday, June 30, 2012. Wolfe’s daughter Samanth Wolfe created the for sale sign as a joke. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

In this photo taken Friday, June 29, 2012 shows a brick wall from the second story of the Christie’s on the Square store in Columbus Grove, Ohio. The bricks fell on and crushed two vehicles as strong winds tore through the region Friday afternoon. (AP Photo/The Lima News, Jay Sowers)

People survey storm damage in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington, June 30, 2012. Wind gusts clocked at speeds of up to 79 mph ( 127 kmh) were reported in and around the U.S. capital, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes in the Washington area. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Debris from the storm-damaged Park Tanglewood apartments, some of which were exposed when high winds tore open a hole in the roof and knocked out the electricity, sits atop cars and utility lines in the parking lot in Riverdale, Maryland, June 30, 2012. Wind gusts clocked at speeds of up to 79 mph were reported in and around the U.S. capital, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes in the Washington, D.C., area. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst )

The dislodged awning of the storm-damaged Park Tanglewood apartments, some of which were exposed when high winds tore open a hole in the roof and knocked out the electricity, sits in the parking lot in Riverdale, Maryland, June 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Powerful storms hit the mid-Atlantic states with hurricane-force gusts Friday, knocking out power to more than one million people in the region. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.





A Late April Snowstorm In U.S. Northeast – Photos

24 04 2012

Ice and snow coat tulips, a result of a blast of snow and wind, along Milestrip Road in Orchard Park, New York April 23, 2012. A late-April snowstorm struck a wide area of the U.S. Northeast on Monday, raising the threat of downed trees and hazardous roads and causing scattered power outages in several states. REUTERS/Doug Benz

It is already spring but it snows again in western Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and western New York.

I think the REUTERS’s photo of the ice and snow coated tulips is very, very beautiful.

It reminded me of the beautiful AP’s photos of the freezing weather in Florida on January 7, 2010 >>> please click here.

Ice and snow coats a tulips, a result of a blast of snow and wind, along Milestrip Road in Orchard Park, New York April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Doug Benz

A blast of snow and wind hits Court Street in downtown Buffalo, New York April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Doug Benz

Birds perch on a branch during a spring snowstorm in Pembroke, N.Y., Monday, April 23, 2012. A spring nor'easter packing soaking rain and high winds churned up the Northeast Monday morning, unleashing a burst of winter and up to a foot of snow in higher elevations inland, closing some schools and sparking concerns of power outages. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

Don Buckley takes his dog Gracie for a walk during a spring snowstorm in Akron, N.Y., Monday, April 23, 2012. A spring nor'easter dumped up to six inches of snow east of Lake Ontario on Monday, and parts of western New York could see more than a foot of snow before the late-season storm moves on. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

A flowering Dog wood tree in Johnstown, Pa., is covered by a fresh blanket of snow, Monday, April 23, 2012. (AP Photo/The Tribune-Democrat, Todd Berkey)

Snow blankets the trees and a road in Jackson Township, Pa., Monday, April 23, 2012. (AP Photo/The Tribune-Democrat, Arlene Johns)

Michael Stilson of Windber, Pa., shovels wet-heavy snow along Graham Ave. in Windber, Somerset County, Monday, April 23, 2012. (AP Photo/The Tribune-Democrat, Todd Berkey)





Hurricane Irene Kills 8, Aims For New York-Photos

28 08 2011

Packing winds of up to 85 miles (140 kilometers) an hour, Irene was a weakened but still deadly category one storm when it made landfall at 8:00 am (1200 GMT) at Cape Lookout, North Carolina, near a chain of barrier islands

On Saturday August 27, 2011, Hurricane Irene was a deadly category one storm when it made landfall at 8:00 am (1200 GMT) at Cape Lookout, North Carolina, near a chain of barrier islands.

At least eight people were killed so far.

It may make a direct hit on New York city by Sunday morning >>>please click here for ‘Hurricane Irene Pounded New York City, 21 Killed In East Coast – Photos’ <<<

Irene knocked out power supplies for some 900,000 people, triggered the cancellation of more than 8,000 flights, and forced nearly two million people to evacuate.

A tornado as a result of Hurricane Irene touched down in the Old Orchard Road and New Road area west of Lewes, Del. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 damaging several homes and uprooting trees. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Chuck Snyder

A boey that sits at the end of the Ocean City jetty is toppled over due to heavy surf caused by the arrival of Hurricane Irene in Ocean City, Maryland. Hurricane Irene killed at least eight people along the US east coast, cut power supplies to nearly a million and churned toward a direct hit on an anxious New York city. The Coney Island Wonder Wheel looms in the background as residents walks along the platform to catch one of the few remaining subway trains for the day while evacuating before the arrival of Hurricane Irene Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 in Coney Island section of New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

A combination photo shows the surf at (EST) 15:40 (top) and 18:50 as Hurricane Irene approaches Ocean City, Maryland August 27, 2011. Irene, packing winds of near 80 miles per hour, was a Category 1 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson intensity scale and was churning north-northeast at 16 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. REUTERS/Molly Riley

People walk as it rains in Hoboken in New Jersey August 27, 2011. Hurricane Irene charged up the U.S. East Coast on Saturday toward New York, shutting down the city, and millions of Americans sought shelter from a huge storm that halted transport and caused massive power blackouts. REUTERS/Kena Betancur

Summer resident Jody Bowers braces himself from a blast of sand and driving rain as he makes his way to the beach in Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 as Hurricane Irene reaches the North Carolina coast. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Abandoned beach front houses are surrounded by rising water as the effects of Hurricane Irene are felt in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Waves crash onto a beach in Ocean City, Md., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, as Hurricane Irene heads toward the Maryland coast. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

A taxi speeds by on 42nd Street at Times Square in New York as rains fall before Hurricane Irene hits August 27, 2011. Hurricane Irene charged up the U.S. East Coast on Saturday toward New York, shutting down the city, and millions of Americans sought shelter from a huge storm that halted transport and caused massive power blackouts. REUTERS/Peter Jones

Rain from Hurricane Irene pounds the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

Floodwaters caused by Hurricane Irene cover a sidewalk on a street in Ocean City, Maryland, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

Sandbags surround one of the entrances to the New York Stock Exchange, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 in New York. Hurricane Irene opened its assault on the Eastern Seaboard on Saturday by lashing the North Carolina coast with wind as strong as 115 mph (185 kph) and pounding shoreline homes with waves. Farther north, Philadelphia and New York City-area authorities readied a massive shutdown of trains and airports, with 2 million people ordered out of the way.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

Storm clouds loom over lower Manhattan, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 in New York. Hurricane Irene opened its assault on the Eastern Seaboard on Saturday by lashing the North Carolina coast with wind as strong as 115 mph (185 kph) and pounding shoreline homes with waves. Farther north, Philadelphia and New York City-area authorities readied a massive shutdown of trains and airports, with 2 million people ordered out of the way.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Floodwaters caused by Hurricane Irene cover an intersection in Ocean City, Maryland, August 27, 2011. Irene, packing winds of near 80 miles per hour, was a Category 1 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson intensity scale and was churning north-northeast at 16 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. REUTERS/Molly Riley

A truck drives through a flooded roadway near Rudee inlet as Hurricane Irene hits Virginia Beach , Va., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. Irene knocked out power and piers in North Carolina, clobbered Virginia with wind and churned up the coast Saturday to confront cities more accustomed to snowstorms than tropical storms. (AP Photo/Steve Helber

A high water sign is seen partially submerged on a street in Ocean City, Md., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, as Hurricane Irene heads toward the Maryland coast. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

A National Guard vehicle plows through floodwaters caused by Hurricane Irene in Ocean City, Maryland, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

Floodwaters from the Albemarle Sound rise over a mini golf course at dusk on the Outer Banks in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 as Hurricane Irene leaves the North Carolina coast. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

People wade through a street flooded by Hurricane Irene Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 in Manteo, N.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Floodwaters rise at dusk from the Albemarle Sound on the Outer Banks in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Floodwaters rise at dusk from the Albemarle Sound on the Outer Banks in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

The Arr-Mac water rescue team from Wayne County maneuvers around a beached boat in the middle of Hwy. 304 Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 in Mesic, N.C. New York City emptied its streets and subways and waited with an eerie quiet. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chris Seward)

Two men use a boat to explore a street flooded by Hurricane Irene Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 in Monteo, N.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Floodwaters surround this pickup truck on Hwy 55 Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 in New Bern, N.C.(AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chris Seward)

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - AUGUST 27: Firefighters wade through floodwater as they respond to a call of a gas leak during Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Hurricane Irene hit Dare County, which sits along the Outer Banks and includes the vacation towns of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, as a category one hurricane around mid-day today causing wind damage and flooding. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The canopy from the Days Inn blew off Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 in Washington, N.C. AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chris Seward)

A travel trailer tipped over into a flooded area on Hwy 55 Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 in New Bern, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chris Seward)








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