‘This doesn’t happen here’: Images, video shows damage from tornado that ripped through Washington state

first_imgRichard Raymond says he just got out of his house before three trees fell onto it. #KOMOnews pic.twitter.com/5ZA8fWKhcU— Jordan Treece (@JTreece406) December 18, 2018There have been no reports of injuries, Dorsey said. The city is now working on getting downed power lines and roads filled with debris cleared, he said Dorsey said that while the city’s emergency operations prepare for tornadoes often, he has not experienced one for the past 50 years he’s lived there. “This doesn’t happen here,” he said. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. KOMO-TV(SEATTLE) —  A massive tornado that ripped through Washington state left a path of destruction in its wake, videos and images posted to social media show.The tornado pummeled through Port Orchard as torrential storms clouded over the Pacific Northwest Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado based on the radar and video evidence, it said, adding that the tornado touched down just before 2 p.m. local time.Based on radar imagery & video evidence, a tornado touched down south of Port Orchard this afternoon shortly before 2 PM. We continue to work with EM partners on the extent of damage. We will not be able to survey the area before dark tonight – will send a team tomorrow morning.— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) December 18, 2018A number of businesses and homes were damaged, Mark Dorsey, director of public works in Port Orchard, told ABC News. A 911 call in Katsap County made after 2 p.m. detailed a tornado “taking over a building and taking down some trees” in Port Orchard.  In one video taken in the doorway of a Safeway grocery store, witnesses are heard expressing shock as they watch a huge funnel cloud wreak havoc in the distance.“There’s like debris everywhere,” the person behind the camera said, adding that she was scared.“There’s like debris everywhere.”Officials in Port Orchard, Washington, confirm a tornado touched down this afternoon as severe storms pound the Pacific Northwest. There were no immediate reports of any injuries. https://t.co/FmfgEnqmrx pic.twitter.com/eSd5Vl9zzC— ABC News (@ABC) December 18, 2018Several posts to social media showed down trees in the wake of the tornado.pic.twitter.com/GmBBxH88rK— zargoman (@zargoman) December 18, 2018Resident Richard Raymond told ABC Seattle affiliate KOMO-tv that he escaped his home right before a tree fell on top of it.last_img read more

Barr Hill breaks ground on Montpelier distillery on Thursday

first_imgCaledonia Spirits, Inc,Vermont Business Magazine Caledonia Spirits, the distillers of Barr Hill, officially breaks ground Thursday at 3 pm at 116 Gin Lane, the site of their new 26,000 square foot Montpelier distillery, tasting room, and visitor center. The official “Ground Breaking & Cocktail Party” is open to the public. Governor Phil Scott and congressional representation from Sens. Leahy and Sanders and Rep. Welch’s offices will join the Caledonia team in the ceremony. The expansion project picked up speed when Montpelier City Council approved a $460,000 development agreement in May of 2017. This agreement included several infrastructure improvements which were completed prior to distillery construction. The Montpelier City Bike Path construction project, also beginning this year, will run along Barre Street, directly in front of the distillery. The distillery will be granting an easement to the city for a public river access.The new riverside distillery will increase Caledonia Spirits total production capacity to more than 200,000 cases. The distillery will house a venue for community engagement, including bee and pollinator education, distillation history, and cocktail education. The total project is estimated to cost over $9 million, and is slated to open in May of 2019.“The City of Montpelier is thrilled to have Caledonia Spirits move into town. It’s taken a lot of work and coordination to get to this point, but we have been delighted to collaborate along the way. This is a significant moment for the City of Montpelier, as we continue to show that Montpelier is a hub of business in Central Vermont. The location is ideal as it has the potential for river access on one side of the property, and the City is about to construct a bike path along the other side of the property. It’s going to be more than just a great distillery, it will be a destination for those visiting Central Vermont.”  – Anne Watson, Montpelier MayorCaledonia Spirits has hired Neagley & Chase Construction Company of South Burlington to build the facility. Weimann Lamphere Architects, of Colchester, has designed the facility with support from Dalkita Architecture and Construction of Littleton, Colorado.“We are excited to have Caledonia Spirits join the Montpelier community. The project has been a beacon of collaboration with the city and local organizations. The new distillery will provide value to the community and a unique amenity for those who live and work in Montpelier. Visitors coming to the distillery to experience one of Vermont’s high-quality, thoughtfully-made products will now get to enjoy the unique assets the rest of the city has to offer.” –  Laura Gebhart, executive director of the Montpelier Development Corp.Caledonia Spirits first brought Barr Hill Gin to market in 2011. The company has since seen rapid growth, winning 13 gold medals from top national and international spirits competitions held in New York, San Francisco, Berlin, and Hong Kong among other cities. “The popularity of our brand begins with our farmers and distillers attention to quality,” said Ryan Christiansen, Caledonia Spirits President and Head Distiller. “The added capacity allows our team to bring more Barr Hill to market, while providing space to create and share new products with the community as we cultivate stronger relationships with our area farmers. This is an investment in Vermont. We can see the trend, and feel the momentum. If we’re going to keep up, we need more space.” Source: MONTPELIER, VT (August 6, 2018) Caledonia Spirits For more details visit www.barrhill.com(link is external)last_img read more

Agritrade Resources Wraps Up VLCC Purchase

first_imgHong Kong-based Agritrade Resources Limited has finalized the purchase of a very large crude carrier (VLCC) from Marshall Islands-based shipping company Chris Tanker Corporation.Featuring a capacity of 309,300 dwt, the VLCC, which is classified by Lloyd’s Register, was constructed in December 2001.The VLCC is scheduled to join its new owner in January 2017.The company said that its wholly-owned subsidiary Fair Cypress Limited purchased the oil tanker at a consideration of USD 23.7 million.The parties earlier said that the USD 2.37 million will be paid as a deposit within three business days upon the signing of the agreement, while the remaining amount of USD 21.33 million will be paid upon the delivery of the VLCC.Following the completion of the deal, the group will own three VLCCs, “which would contribute stable, sustainable and diversified income and cash flows to the group on a long-term basis,” Agritrade Resources said.last_img read more