Welcome to the Willis University. This is a site dedicated mostly to the world's natural disasters. Also some random inserts of global news from credible sources and also a mixture of opinion. Some of the opinions are not suitable for all. Please remember this is my opinion only. Thanks to all for the guidance I've been given.

January 26, 2010

Dangers of RSV: what to look for in children

MADISON (WKOW) -- Studies have shown that respiratory syncytial virus or RSV accounts for one of every 12 visits to the pediatrician, and one of every 30 trips to the ER.

RSV is a common respiratory virus and most children will come down with it before the age of 2.

H1N1 Experts Assail 'Fake' Pandemic Claim

The World Health Organization says its response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic could have been better, but it was not unduly influenced by the pharmaceutical industry, nor was it swept away by media hype.

"We are under no illusions that this response was the perfect response," Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the agency's top flu expert, told a hearing being held by the Council of Europe's health committee.


January 21, 2010

Mudslides in CA

Latest storm brings tornado-like winds, floods roads and causes small mudslides in foothill communities

The latest winter storm moved through Southern California with a wallop this afternoon, flooding roads, causing tornado-like winds in Ventura and Santa Barbara and causing small mudslides in foothill communities.

The storm brought winds of up to 80 mph and waves recorded at up to 20 feet. The brunt of the storm has moved to the east, but more showers and isolated thunderstorms are forecast through Friday.

Beach Pics

Kaydn Buried! MLK 2010, Biloxi Beach MS

January 12, 2010

Many Casualties Expected in Haiti Earthquake

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The largest earthquake ever recorded in the area rocked Haiti on Tuesday, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help and damaging other buildings. An aid official described "total disaster and chaos.",2933,582877,00.html

January 09, 2010

6.5-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northern California

FRESNO, California — A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California Saturday afternoon, shaking buildings south of the Oregon border and knocking out power in several coastal communities.

The powerful quake hit at about 4:27 p.m. PST about 22 miles from Ferndale, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Authorities in the nearby city of Eureka and other area communities said no major injuries have been reported. But several people received minor cuts and scrapes from broken glass at the Bayshore Mall in Eureka, fire spokesman Gary Bird said.,2933,582690,00.html

January 07, 2010

Dysn James Cooper Willis