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Super Typhoon Meranti, the planet’s most powerful storm of the year, is threatening to graze Taiwan today before going into China on Thursday. As of late yesterday our time, the monster storm had winds of 190 miles per hour as it roared just to the south of Taiwan. The storm is expected to bring flooding rain, damaging winds and dangerous storm surge to Taiwan. The storm will move toward mainland China by tomorrow, with winds equivalent to that of a Category 3 hurricane.
Firefighters run into burning buildings, but how about school bus drivers? Three year veteran driver and mother of two Renita Smith went back into her burning bus Tuesday afternoon here in College Park, MD After getting 20 elementary school kids out safely, she climbed back inside to make sure she hadn’t left anyone behind. Smith says she just went into ‘mommy mode.’ She had to protect her babies. It’s started with a dashboard warning light for brakes and the slight smell of burning. She pulled over to radio the bus depot. “By the time I got the mic,” she said, “one of my little ones said, ‘No, Ms. Bus Driver, it’s fire!’ “I unbuckled my seatbelt, I open my door, and I got my babies off the bus.”
After years of record growth, the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is moving forward with a major construction project. The expansion is aimed at addressing the breakneck speed that’s made it the fastest growing large airport in the country two years running. The nearly $550 million project will add 8 gates, bringing the total to 20, and add more restaurants and stores.
Ever wanted to test that cold-weather gear before you buy it? Eddie Bauer’s new flagship store in Bellevue will feature an ‘ice box’ that simulates sub-freezing temperatures. The new store opens on Sunday.