Super hurricane Irma is causing a ton of cruise and flight cancellations in addition to delays and course changes. But your travel insurance should cover all that, right? Maybe. Maybe not.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning with the possibility of flash flooding and damaging winds for the Hunter, Metropolitan, Illawarra, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands and parts of the South Coast, North West Slopes and Plains, Central West Slopes and Plains, South West Slopes and Australian Capital Territory forecast districts. Heavy rains and a potential storm are also expected to hit Sydney's CBD this afternoon. Here are the details.
A fourth death has been attributed to Melbourne’s “thunderstorm asthma” emergency on Monday night, and it was lucky there were not more, according to the state’s health minister. More than 2000 people suffered breathing problems when a severe storm combined with an extreme pollen count to cause what is being described as “thunderstorm asthma”.
Hospitals across Melbourne were put on emergency alert on Monday night as thousands of people called ambulance services, reporting breathing difficulties and other severe symptoms. Emergency rooms were so strained that day units were opened to handle the overflow. It was a severe outbreak of the phenomenon called "thunderstorm asthma" -- but how does an emergency like this actually happen?
If you suffer from itchy eyes, a runny nose, headaches and excessive sneezing this time of year, you’re certainly not alone. Hay fever or allergic rhinitis is an allergic reaction to pollen and affects one in six Australians. But when you combine high pollen counts with thunderstorms and warm weather, a much more serious phenomenon can unfold: thunderstorm asthma attacks.