In Photos: San Jose Flood, Feb. 2017

22 02 2017
Rescuers from the San Jose Fire Department pilot boats while evacuating residents of Nordale Avenue after the Coyote Creek flooded parts of San Jose, California, U.S. February 21, 2017.  Courtesy of Chris Smead/Csmeadphotography/Handout via REUTERS

Rescuers from the San Jose Fire Department pilot boats while evacuating residents of Nordale Avenue after the Coyote Creek flooded parts of San Jose, California, U.S. February 21, 2017. Courtesy of Chris Smead/Csmeadphotography/Handout via REUTERS

San Jose, a hub of Silicon Valley south of San Francisco on Tuesday declared a local emergency, as the fast-rising flood water caught residents from about 500 houses and apartments near Senter Road and Phelan Avenue by surprise where the water level from the creek reached the top of cars.

This week’s flooding in San Jose has been caused by the overflowing Anderson Reservoir near Morgan Hill.

This is the wettest winter in twenty years and after five years of drought, the overflowed Coyote Creek had flooded a San Jose neighbourhood of Rock Springs.

Electricity went out while trees were downed, as flood alerts were sent and evacuations were made.

The Coyote Creek was expected to surpass the highest flow rates ever recorded since 1950.

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Aftermath Photo Of California Earthquake

25 08 2014
A building is seen destroyed following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A building is seen destroyed following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit California’s northern c early Sunday morning, injuring at least 172 people.

The quake, the biggest in the region in 25 years, hit at 3:20 a.m. (1020 GMT) (1120 BST).

It was centered 6 miles (10 km) south of the city of Napa or about 50 miles northeast of San Francisco.

Historic buildings were damaged and homes were set on fire.

The quake went for about 50 seconds.

On Sunday afternoon, at least 33 buildings in the city are red tagged which means they are not safe to be entered.

Here are some photos of the aftermath:





Photos: Asiana Airlines Flight 214 Crashed At San Francisco International Airport, 2 died, 305 survive

7 07 2013
Credit to EuniceBirdRah

Credit to EuniceBirdRah

2 died and 305 survive when an Asiana Airlines Flight 214 from Seoul crash-land in San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, July 7, 2013.

The plane which originated from Shanghai crash-land after a 10-plus hour flight from  Incheon International Airport in Seoul to San Francisco after its tail broke of from the plane .

Both passengers who were killed were Chinese passport holders and their bodies were found outside of the aeroplane.

San Francisco fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said:

“My understanding is that they were found on the runway.”

CNN reported that a fireball erupted after the Boeing 777 airliner hit the runway hard at around 11:30 a.m., rocked back and forth, spun around, sheered off the plane’s tail.

According to Asiana Airlines, 291 passengers and 16 crew members were on the flight.

All 307 have been accounted for.

The 291 passengers included 61 Americans, 77 South Koreans, 141 Chinese and one Japanese.

CNN reported that 182 passengers were taken to hospitals, including 49 passengers who were in ‘serious’ condition.

Please click the photos for larger images:





Photos: Spectacular Collapse Of Tennessee Beach’s Famous Arch

10 01 2013
Here is what the arch looked like before the total collapse of the famous arch.

Here is what the arch looked like before the total collapse of the famous arch. 

Robert Wills who snapped photos of the total collapse of the famous arch at Tennessee Beach called it “a spectacular event”.

The collapse of the arch lasted in less than 10 seconds.

Here's a look at the sequence of the slide of  spectacular event.

Here’s a look at the sequence of the slide of spectacular event.

Tennessee Beach is in Marin County, north of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.

And here is what the arch looked like after the total collapse of the famous arch.

And here is what the arch looked like after the total collapse of the famous arch.

I think that it is indeed a very spectacular event.





Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th Anniversary

25 05 2012

The Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco, the longest suspension bridge in the world was opened on May 27, 1937. A view taken from one of the towers of pedestrians swarming across the Golden Gate Bridge immediately after the opening. (AP Photo)The bridge opened to the public on May 27, 1937.

The Golden Gate Bridge was opened to the public on May 27, 1937.

It was constructed from January 1933 to May 1937.

The bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the Golden Gate.

Golden Gate is the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean.

The Golden Gate Bridge links the city of San Francisco to Marin County, California.

At 4,200 ft (1,280.2 m), it was the longest suspension bridge in the world until 1964.

I have already went across the bridge when we visited San Francisco.

After that I visited the Fisherman’s Wharf to eat clam chowder 🙂

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

A crowd estimated at 800,000 jams the deck of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Calif., on May 24, 1987, as a walk is kicked off to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the bridge that spans the San Francisco Bay. (AP Photo/Doug Atkins)

Motor traffic crosses the Golden Gate Bridge, Nov. 20, 1940, in San Francisco. (AP Photo)

Workers at the top of the tower, which will support the $35,000,000 suspension bridge, are shown during construction of one of the catwalks for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Ca., Oct. 17, 1935. Below in background is the Marin County shore, which will be connected to San Francisco by the bridge. (AP Photo)

Preparations for spinning the cables of the Golden Gate Bridge between Marin County and San Francisco on October 10, 1935. (AP Photo)

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Golden Gate bridge March 31,1960, in San Francisco. (AP Photo)

The construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, which will link Fort Point, bottom, with Marin County, Calif., top, is seen as work progressed, 1934. (AP Photo/Redwood Empire Association)

HAPPY 75TH BIRTHDAY GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE!





Beautiful July 4th Fireworks Pictures

6 07 2011

Fireworks light up the sky over the United States Capitol dome and the Washington Monument as the U.S. celebrates its 235th Independence Day in Washington July 4, 2011 . REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

The U.S. celebrates its 235th Independence Day on July 4, 2011 with beautiful fireworks shows.

I wish that one day I can own a good quality camera.

And when I am older I can snap photos as nice as these photos 🙂

I love fireworks shows 🙂

Fireworks fill the sky over Honolulu Monday night July 4, 2011 for the Independence Day celebration. Thousands of Oahu residents and visitors gathered at Magic Island and Ala Moana Beach Park to see the annual Fourth of July fireworks show. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

 The Empire State Building, illuminated with red, white and blue lights, is seen from across the East River in the Queens borough of New York, as fireworks exploding over the Hudson River during the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks show on Monday, July 4, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

The July 4th celebratory fireworks are seen exploding in air over the San Francisco Bay with San Francsico in the background on July 4, 2011 in San Francisco, California. The United States celebrated its 235th anniversary of declaring independence from the British Empire. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Angels' players and their families watch fireworks after their baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Anaheim Calif., on Monday, July 4, 2011. The Angels won 5-1. (AP Photo/Christine Cotter)

Fireworks light up the sky over the Potomac River near the Washington Monument as the U.S. celebrates its 235th Independence Day in Washington July 4, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

The United States Marine Corps War Memorial, better known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, is seen in Arlington, Va., Monday July 4, 2011, as fireworks burst over Washington, during the annual Fourth of July display. The Washington Monument and the Capitol can be seen in the distance. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Fireworks light up the night sky behind the Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse Monday, July 4, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Fireworks explode over the Philadelphia Museum of Art during an Independence Day celebration Monday, July 4, 2011, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)





Apple Introduced New iPhone 4

8 06 2010

Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the latest iPhone 4 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco.

Steve Jobs said that it is the thinnest smart phone on the planet.

It is 24% thinner than iPhone 3GS.

The phone will come in two colours; black and white.

The sale of iPhone 4 will start on June 24 in the United States and four other countries.

The price for the 16GB phone is USD 199 and USD 299 for 32GB.

The iPhone 4 will have a camera for video conferencing on the front and a 5 mega pixel camera with LED flash and 5X digital zoom at the back.

I wish I can have an iPhone 4 because I think that the camera is great and I would love to have an iPad too 🙂

Steve Jobs is a real great man.








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