February 08, 2018
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Americans continue to be swarmed by snow and cold here in the U.S with Winter Storm Liam and Winter Storm Mateo. As athletes from around the world gather in South Korea for the Winter Olympics, frigid temperatures cause concern for the big show starting tomorrow. With temperatures in the single digits this week, the Olympics are seeing a different outcome from previous winters that suffered summer-like conditions, where the snow melted faster than a skier racing downhill.
The brutally cold weather has resulted in some skiers changing out their skis after every run -- skis are destroyed when snow adheres to the base, turning into sharp snow crystals. Some athletes worry that the the freezing cold air is causing damage to their airways and have resorted to training indoors.
What about the opening ceremony? Olympic organizers are taking no chances, after a recent concert held in the 35,000 seat PyeongChang Olympic Stadium left six people with hypothermia, preparations are being made to keep everyone warm. The ceremony will be shortened from it’s usual 4-hour procession to 2-hours. Team USA, will walk out onto the floor in exclusive battery charging heated jackets; and spectators will be handed hats, blankets, and seat warmers.
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Last week, Papua New Guinea was shaken by a violent 7.5 magnitude earthquake, generating landslides and floods. The quake killed at least 15 people and injuring dozens more.
As Papua New Guinea was beginning to recover, another earthquake hit the small island today, measuring at magnitude 6.7 -- that’s the equivalent to California’s Northridge earthquake in 1994. Two more aftershocks followed -- 5.0 and 5.1. Bringing the death toll to at least 67 people killed from the earthquakes in Papua New Guinea. Around 150,000 people require aid after these earthquakes and aftershocks.