Entries by Adam Prell

Tropical Storm Nate Sets Sights On Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Nate Facts: Location: Eastern coast of Honduras, 1,200 miles south of New Orleans Max sustained wind: 40 mph Movement: NNW at 10 mph Storm Behavior: Strong low pressure, heavy wind sheer forecasted to diminish leaving this storm the ability to intensify once it’s over water. Tropical Storm Nate Overview:  Tropical Storm Nate is […]

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma batter Southern US

Hurricane Harvey (August 26-31st) On August 17th,  the National Hurricane Center identified Tropical Storm (TS) Harvey just before it passed through the Lesser Antilles, the islands that form the eastern boundary of the Caribbean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. Over the next two days TS Harvey moved swiftly to the west into the Caribbean under […]

Wildfire 101: Modern Warning Systems

In the United States, effective systems are in place to help us plan for, respond to, evacuate from, and cope with dangerous and difficult emergency events.  Traditionally in the late twentieth century, mass media (television and radio) were relied upon to inform the general public of impending or ongoing dangerous situations. Previously, older technology like sirens were utilized for warning […]

Mias Fire Burns 540 Acres in Riverside County

UPDATE 8/20/17 @ 4:49 p.m. – The fire is now 100% contained at 545 acres. UPDATE 8/19/17 @ 6:47 p.m. – The fire remains 545 acres and is now 98% contained. UPDATE 8/18/17 @ 6:05 p.m. – The fire remains at 545 acres and is now 97% contained. UPDATE 8/18/18 @ 8:22 a.m. – The […]

Detwiler Fire Scorches Over 80,000 Acres

Detwiler Fire Summary The Detwiler fire started in the afternoon of July 16th along Detwiler Rd and Hunters Valley Rd, approximately two miles southeast of Lake McClure in California. The fire quickly spread to the southeast due to ample fuel and steep terrain and was an immediate threat to nearby structures. Mandatory evacuation orders were […]

Whittier Fire Prompts Evacuations in Santa Barbara County

Whittier Fire Summary The Whittier Fire is suspected to have been sparked by an emergency vehicle accident around 1:30 pm Saturday afternoon and quickly spread to vegetation in the middle of the weekend’s red flag warning conditions. Officials stated that temperatures were over 110 degrees at the origin of the fire and within 2 hours […]

‘Extreme’ Brian Head Fire Destroys 13 Homes

Brian Head Fire Summary The Brian Head fire started around noon on Saturday, June 17th along State Road 143, north of the Utah resort town of Brian Head. RedZone first learned of the fire at 50 acres with evacuations reported on the north and northeast ends of town. Multiple pictures surfaced that afternoon as the […]