Dramatic bodycam footage shows the moment when heroic police officers rescued an elderly woman who drove her car into a retention pond in Volusia County, Florida on Saturday night.
Parts of Western Australia’s Wheatbelt were lashed by intense rainfall on Tuesday, March 2, causing flash flooding in the town of Northam.According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the town was drenched by 108 millimetres of rain in the 27 hours to midday on March 3.The Avon river in Northam swelled to 14 meters at 2pm local time, and was expected to rise further on Wednesday.This video provided by Anthony Deegenaars, shows flood waters carrying debris down a street, as a thunderstorm rumbles in the distance. Credit: Anthony Deegenaars via Storyful
The 47 activists in Hong Kong who were charged with "conspiracy to commit subversion" were escorted by police to a detention centre on March 3. Hong Kong's government charged the individuals on February 28 under the controversial National Security Law after they organised "unofficial" election primaries in 2020.
A pilot from the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia successfully navigated an intense storm on February 6, landing his plane on Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria.This video uploaded to Facebook shows the pilot tactfully approaching a runway through heavy rain, strong winds and limited visibility.According to the Bureau of Meteorology, a tropical low swept the region on February 6 bringing heavy rainfall and damaging winds. Credit: Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia via Storyful
Houston’s mayor Sylvester Turner criticized Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s decision on March 2 to lift a statewide mask mandate and allow businesses to operate normally.“I’m very disappointed by the decision of the governor,” Sylvester said on Tuesday. “Quite frankly, to put it in very stark terms, it makes no sense.”Sylvester also questioned whether Abbott made the decision to draw attention away from the state’s handling of deadly winter weather in February that left many Texans without power.On March 2, Texas reported some 6,613 new cases — as well as 1,761 probable cases — and 271 new deaths tied to the virus. Credit: Mayor Sylvester Turner via Storyful
A winter storm warning was issued for regions of Newfoundland and Labrador as blizzard-like conditions swept across Atlantic Canada on Tuesday, March 2.Footage shared by Corina Norris Reid shows a calmer winter scene in the coastal town of Winterton just a few hours after it was hit by piercing winds.Environment and Climate Change Canada warned of active winter weather through Tuesday bringing -20 wind chills and blowing snow. Credit: Corina Norris Reid via Storyful
Drone footage taken on March 2 shows the extent of flooding in Breathitt County, Kentucky, where officials ordered mandatory evacuations on Tuesday.Communities in eastern Kentucky have struggled against rising tides after the Kentucky River burst its banks.This drone footage, taken by David Lorimer, shows floodwaters in and around Jackson, Kentucky. Among the locations filmed by Lorimer is Kentucky Mountain Bible College in Jackson. Credit: David Lorimer via Storyful
An elderly man vowed to walk 100 miles in Belford, England, as part of a campaign to save Britain’s pubs.Footage taken by Twitter user @JMarkDodds shows the man, identified as @JMarkDodds’s father, walking in Belford.According to the Campaign for Pubs, the 91-year-old, Roy, had walked to “give many pubs a better, sustainable future.”“The Campaign for Pubs exists to be a powerful voice representing pubs, publicans and pub campaigners, fighting to support, promote and protect our pubs in all communities across the United Kingdom,” wrote the organization on their website, advocating for pub protection against large corporate interests and high taxes, as well as pushing for a “better and stronger planning system that recognizes the community value of pubs.” Credit: @JMarkDodds via Storyful
An 86-year old woman has become the first person in the United States to receive the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, March 2.This video uploaded to Twitter shows Barbara Schmalenberger getting vaccinated at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.After receiving the vaccine, Schmalenberger encouraged others to get the jab, telling reporters that she felt “a huge relief”. Credit: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center via Storyful
A confirmed E-1 tornado touched down in Cumberland City, Kentucky, on February 28.Drone video taken by Jay Tee Hardin on March 1 shows the tornado’s damage.The National Weather Service confirmed that an E-1 tornado with 100 mph winds had touched down in the area. Credit: Jay Tee Hardin via Storyful
This guy wanted to propose to his girlfriend while skydiving to make it memorable. He clutched a ring between his teeth in the aircraft before the couple jumped out. After they opened the parachute, the guy popped the question in the air. The woman was surprised by this unexpected gesture and wore the ring after she said yes.
This person was enjoying the sunrise in a car surrounded by fields. They thought of recording the beautiful sight with their drone. However, when they started flying it, they lost control of its speed. The drone crashed in the field while the person drove in their car.
This man attempted to chop spraying can in the fire. He walked near the fire with a stick and hit the can placed there. The man smashed the can repeatedly when suddenly big flames engulfed him. He ran away immediately from the premises and mentioned that his eyebrows got burnt.
Protesters blocked several roads in Beirut as the Lebanese pound hit an all-time low on Tuesday (March 2). Footage filmed in the capital shows protesters standing around barricades on fire blocking streets.
A man who spent more than two months in a cardiac intensive care unit (ICU) in Reno, Nevada, after contracting COVID-19 was released on February 21, after 85 days in the hospital, and was reunited with his children, said Renown Health.Staff at Renown Health’s Cardiac ICU lined a hallway on February 21 to applaud and bid farewell to Fernando, who had been mechanically ventilated for 60 days and placed in a chemically induced coma during his stay.“For weeks, doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists at Renown worried Fernando wouldn’t recover,” Renown Health wrote. “Fortunately, his fighting spirit prevailed, and even when he was unable to respond to his family or those taking care of him, he made small steps toward recovery.”Renown said Fernando’s success story had been “particularly touching to the staff” and boosted morale.“The past year has brought forth unprecedented challenges as Renown care providers have fought to adapt to the changing needs of their patients, hospital, and community,” the company wrote. “At times, the staff felt defeated and uncertain for what would come next. However, as COVID cases decline in our community as well as our hospitals, there truly is no better way to share this renewed sense of hope than through stories like Fernando’s.” Credit: Renown Health via Storyful
A Kentucky family rescued several cats from rising flood waters on Monday, March 1, after heavy rain wreaked havoc across eastern Kentucky.According to the City of London, the Dishman family fled their home in the early hours of Monday morning as the Little Laurel River swamped the area.This video shows the family members using a raft to rescue cats that were trapped inside the flooded home.The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the region, cautioning locals to avoid travelling through floodwaters. Credit: The City of London, KY via Storyful
The Chicago Zoological Society is seeking the public’s help to name a month-old North American river otter being hand-reared by caretakers in Brookfield, Illinois.Video filmed on March 1 by the Chicago Zoological Society shows the baby otter feeding and playing with zookeepers.The society determined that his mother, Charlotte, was not able to provide him with the necessary nourishment and will introduce him back to his family after he is weaned, near the end of March.Meanwhile, the society is inviting the public to vote for the otter pup’s name on the Brookfield Zoo’s website starting on March 3. Credit: Lynette Kleisner/Chicago Zoological Society via Storyful
Communities in eastern Kentucky were still inundated with water on Tuesday, March 2, after a weekend of heavy rain caused the Kentucky River to burst its banks.Winchester resident Wayne Keeton shared footage from Clays Ferry Bridge in Lexington, where a submerged camper was swept away by the current of the Kentucky River.Police said the Lexington Fire Department had “been busy” Monday with multiple water rescues, and urged drivers not to attempt to cross flooded roadways. Credit: Wayne Keeton via Storyful
An eighth grader in Covington, Kentucky, reunited with his brother who has been on Air Force duty for over a year during a surprise visit on March 1.Footage released by Covington Latin School shows Aiden Foley hugging his brother Matthew, who was back home for the first time since February of last year, a school spokesperson told Storyful.Covington Latin School’s dean called for Aiden, who thought he was in trouble, the spokesperson said.“If this doesn’t make your day, nothing will,” the school wrote in a Facebook caption. Credit: Covington Latin School via Storyful
Medical workers administered COVID-19 vaccines in Ivory Coast on March 1, among the first doses given in Africa under the global COVAX vaccine initiative.Over 500,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine arrived in Ivory Coast on February 26. That week, some 600,000 doses were also shipped to Ghana.COVAX is a joint program led by the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, and Gavi, a global vaccine alliance.The AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccines received by Ivory Coast were produced in India, UNICEF reported.This footage shows doses being administered at a vaccine center in Abidjan. Among those who received a vaccine on March 1 was a health worker named Phénix Azian.“This morning I came to have my vaccination against COVID-19. The health of the public begins with our health, so as a health worker, as a nurse I’m getting vaccinated, to protect myself and all those dear to me," he said. Credit: UNICEF via Storyful
Twelve thousand doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine arrived at the FEMA community vaccination center at NRG Park in Houston, Texas, on March 2.The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the single-dose vaccine, also known as the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, on Friday, February 27.“Overall, the vaccine was approximately 67% effective in preventing moderate to severe/critical COVID-19 occurring at least 14 days after vaccination and 66% effective in preventing moderate to severe/critical COVID-19 occurring at least 28 days after vaccination,” the FDA said in a press release.“Additionally, the vaccine was approximately 77% effective in preventing severe/critical COVID-19 occurring at least 14 days after vaccination and 85% effective in preventing severe/critical COVID-19 occurring at least 28 days after vaccination.”A representative of the Harris County Public Health Department told Storyful that while the doses were initially delivered to NRG Park they would not be administered at that location. Harris County Public Health also said 6,000 of the doses would be handled by the Houston Health Department. Credit: Harris County Public Health via Storyful
Winter weather made for a picturesque scene at the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Gustavus, Alaska, lightly sprinkling traditional tribal structures with snow.“Recent snowfall adds a beautiful adornment to the Huna Tribal House and Raven and Eagle Totem Poles,” wrote the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. “Yéil Kootéeya (Raven Totem Pole) honors all of the Raven clans and Ch’áak’ Kootéeya (Eagle Totem Pole) honors all the Eagle clans with ties to Hoonah, the native village where many Huna Tlingit live today.”The National Weather Service had issued a winter storm warning for the area on March 1. Credit: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve via Storyful
Communities in eastern Kentucky assessed widespread damage caused by devastating flooding on Tuesday, March 2, after a weekend of heavy rain caused the Kentucky River to burst its banks, leaving roads impassable.This footage shows the extent of the flooding in Beattyville, a city in Lee County, where three forks of the Kentucky River come together, according to the Lexington Herald-Ledger. The uploader commented that the video showed “pure devastation.”The South Fork of the Kentucky River at Booneville crested more than 17 feet above “Flood Stage” on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.Beattyville Mayor Scott Jackson and Lee County Emergency Management declared a state of emergency for the city Monday night. Credit: Downtown Morehead, Inc. via Storyful