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Great Central U.S. ShakeOut

Thursday at 10:15 AM, people across the area will participate in an international earthquake drill called the ShakeOut.

Water from Ward Lake floods the the trail encircling it Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, near Ketchikan, Alaska. The remnants of tropical storm Hurricane Oho are expected to bring more heavy rains and gusty winds to parts of southeast Alaska on Friday in what is a rare weather event. (Taylor Balkom/Ketchikan Daily News via AP)

In rare event, remnants of Pacific hurricane hit Alaska

Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Oho battered Alaska’s southeast coast on Friday, the latest unusual weather event to hit a state that so far this year has dealt with a lack of snow, warmer temperatures and intense wildfires.

Cars head toward the railroad underpass in Spartanburg, S.C., where 56-year-old Sylvia Arteaga was killed on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, when flood waters inundated her car as she was driving home from work. The underpass is not wide enough to accommodate two cars, so motorists must alternate going under it. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)

East Coast braces for more heavy rain, approaching hurricane

With already-saturated soils and flooded roads, East Coast states were bracing for another day of dreary and possibly dangerous weather Friday as forecasters predicted more downpours and a possible added punch from powerful Hurricane Joaquin.

This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 12:45 AM EDT shows Tropical Storm Joaquin barreling into the Bahama Islands with maximum sustained winds of seventy miles per hour.   (Weather Underground via AP)

Hurricane Joaquin forms near the Bahamas

The Bahamas was bracing Wednesday for a brush with Hurricane Joaquin, which was on a projected track that would take it near the East Coast of the U.S. early next week.

This Sept. 13, 2015 image provided by NASA shows the moon, left, and the Earth, top, transiting the sun together, seen from the Solar Dynamics Observatory. The edge of Earth appears fuzzy because the atmosphere blocks different amounts of light at different altitudes. This image was taken in extreme ultraviolet wavelengths, invisible to human eyes, but here colorized in gold. A total lunar eclipse will share the stage with a so-called supermoon.  (NASA/SDO via AP)

‘Blood Moon’ seen as sign of end times by some Mormons

It’s unclear how many Latter-day Saints buy the theory, but Mormon leaders were worried enough that they took the rare step this week of issuing a public statement cautioning the faithful not to get carried away with visions of the apocalypse.