WBEZ | tornado http://www.wbez.org/tags/tornado Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Rebuilding after a tornado, branch by branch http://www.wbez.org/news/rebuilding-after-tornado-branch-branch-107312 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/emptystreet.jpg" style="height: 411px; width: 620px;" title="Joplin, Missouri after the 2011 tornado that killed 162 people. (WBEZ/Blair Fethers)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F93407294&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Having grown up in Tornado Alley, my husband and I both learned from a young age what to do when the tornado sirens go off. But no drill, no practice prepares you for the devastation a tornado can bring.</p><p>It was two years ago today that Joplin, Missouri experienced the deadliest tornado to hit the United States since 1947. Though we had seen images on TV and spoken on the phone with family and friends, seeing the destruction in person was surreal. It looked like a bomb had been dropped in the middle of this quiet Midwestern community.&nbsp;</p><p>And for me, one of the most scarring sights was the massive loss of trees.&nbsp;<img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/helicopter.jpg" style="float: right; height: 453px; width: 300px;" title="It has been estimated that recovery in Joplin will cost $1-$3 billion. (WBEZ/Blair Fethers)" /></p><p>Growing up on the prairie you have a special appreciation for trees.&nbsp; They are landmarks.&nbsp; They carry history.&nbsp; They offer crucial shade on hot summer days and protect the environment from soil and wind erosion. These seemingly broken, bark-stripped and uprooted trees had been a part of people&rsquo;s lives for generations, always around. Their loss caused psychological and emotional damage, forever changing the landscape of Joplin and the hearts of its residents.</p><p>I thought of my husband.&nbsp; Of his childhood in Joplin.&nbsp; Of how dramatically this place had been changed in an instant.&nbsp; Of what my sons would never see.</p><p>It was now clearer to me than ever before: money couldn&#39;t fix this. Money couldn&#39;t bring back these ancient trees. But new trees could be replanted.&nbsp; We could help with the rebuilding and support those who were committed to bringing back the community they once knew, including the trees.</p><p>So within days, we set up a fund, thanks to the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation.&nbsp;</p><p>It&rsquo;s estimated over 1,000 new trees have now been planted. Many of these were distributed to families to replant in their own yards because a local naturalist group thought it necessary to focus on neighborhoods.</p><p>Recently, a Joplin native sent a grateful note. He said that the new trees this summer would mean Joplin children would again hear the cicadas. Have a safe base playing tag.&nbsp; That families, schools, and communities centers in the devastated areas enjoyed a sense of community pride from their efforts to bring back the peaceful landscape they so tragically lost.</p><p>On our most recent visit, we saw a community that continues to heal. It will take a long time for the horizon to look as it once did, but progress continues.&nbsp; As I watched my sons run and play I got a glimpse of what recovery will bring.&nbsp; Trees are something we share. And I will enjoy watching these new trees grow, knowing someday they will again provide shade. &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Breeze Richardson is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at WBEZ, overseeing the station&rsquo;s community engagement initiatives. Her husband is a native of Joplin and just days after the tornado the family traveled there. The Tree Planting Fund was established thanks to the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation and planting was overseen by the staff of the Missouri Department of Conservation.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 22 May 2013 14:15:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/rebuilding-after-tornado-branch-branch-107312 Crews race to find survivors of Oklahoma twister http://www.wbez.org/news/crews-race-find-survivors-oklahoma-twister-107279 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP789530311235.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>MOORE, Okla. &mdash; Emergency crews searched the broken remnants of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday for survivors of a massive tornado that flattened homes and demolished an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, including at least nine children, and those numbers were expected to climb.</p><p>The state medical examiner&#39;s office cut the estimated death toll by more than half but warned that the number was likely to climb again. Gov. Mary Fallin said authorities did not know how many people were still missing, but vowed to account for every resident.</p><p>&quot;We will rebuild, and we will regain our strength,&quot; said Fallin, who went on a flyover of the area and described it as &quot;hard to look at.&quot;</p><p>Amy Elliott, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, said she believes some victims were counted twice in the early chaos of the storm that struck Monday afternoon. Downed communication lines and problems sharing information with officers exacerbated the problem, she said.</p><p>&quot;It was a very eventful night,&quot; Elliott said. &quot;I truly expect that they&#39;ll find more today.&quot;</p><p>Authorities initially said as many as 51 people were dead, including 20 children.</p><p>New search-and-rescue teams moved at dawn Tuesday, taking over from the 200 or so emergency responders who had worked all night. A helicopter shined a spotlight from above to aid in the search.</p><p>Many houses have &quot;just been taken away. They&#39;re just sticks and bricks,&quot; the governor said, describing the 17-mile path of destruction.</p><p>The National Weather Service said the twister was on the ground for 40 minutes, with winds estimated at 190 mph. The agency issued an initial finding that the tornado was EF-4 on the enhanced Fujita scale &mdash; the second strongest type of tornado &mdash; and that it was at least half a mile wide.</p><p>Emergency crews were having trouble navigating neighborhoods because the devastation is so complete, and there are no street signs left standing, Fallin added.</p><p>Fire Chief Gary Bird said fresh teams would search the whole community at least two more times to ensure that no survivors &mdash; or any of the dead &mdash; were overlooked. Crews painted an &#39;X&#39; on each structure to note it had been checked.</p><p>&quot;That is to confirm we have done our due diligence for this city, for our citizens,&quot; Bird said.</p><p>The community of 56,000 people, 10 miles south of Oklahoma City, braced for another long, harrowing day.</p><p>&quot;As long as we are here ... we are going to hold out hope that we will find survivors,&quot; said Trooper Betsy Randolph, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.</p><p>More than 200 people had been treated at area hospitals.</p><p>Other search-and-rescue teams focused their efforts at Plaza Towers Elementary, where the storm ripped off the roof, knocked down walls and turned the playground into a mass of twisted plastic and metal as students and teachers huddled in hallways and bathrooms.</p><p>Fallin said she arrived in Moore late Monday and observed the search and rescue operation at the school.</p><p>&quot;It was very surreal coming upon the school because there was no school,&quot; she said at the Tuesday news conference.</p><p>Earlier, she described her astonishment at the destruction, saying: &quot;It would be remarkable for anyone to survive.&quot;</p><p>Seven of the nine dead children were killed at the school, but several students were pulled alive from under a collapsed wall and other heaps of mangled debris. Rescue workers passed the survivors down a human chain of parents and neighborhood volunteers. Parents carried children in their arms to a triage center in the parking lot. Some students looked dazed, others terrified.</p><p>Officials were still trying to account for a handful of children not found at the school who may have gone home early with their parents, Bird said Tuesday.</p><p>Many parents of missing schoolchildren initially came to St. Andrews United Methodist Church, which had been set up as a meeting site. But only high school students were brought to the church, causing confusion and frustration among parents of students enrolled at Plaza Towers. They were redirected to a Baptist church several miles away.</p><p>&quot;It was very emotional &mdash; some people just holding on to each other, crying because they couldn&#39;t find a child; some people being angry and expressing it verbally&quot; by shouting at one another, said D.A. Bennett, senior pastor at St. Andrews.</p><p>After hearing that the tornado was headed toward another school called Briarwood Elementary, David Wheeler left work and drove 100 mph through blinding rain and gusting wind to find his 8-year-old son, Gabriel. When he got to the school site, &quot;it was like the earth was wiped clean, like the grass was just sheared off,&quot; Wheeler said.</p><p>Eventually, he found Gabriel, sitting with the teacher who had protected him. His back was cut and bruised and gravel was embedded in his head &mdash; but he was alive. As the tornado approached, students at Briarwood were initially sent to the halls, but a third-grade teacher &mdash; whom Wheeler identified as Julie Simon &mdash; thought it didn&#39;t look safe and so ushered the children into a closet, he said.</p><p>The teacher shielded Gabriel with her arms and held him down as the tornado collapsed the roof and starting lifting students upward with a pull so strong that it sucked the glasses off their faces, Wheeler said.</p><p>&quot;She saved their lives by putting them in a closet and holding their heads down,&quot; Wheeler said.</p><p>The tornado also grazed a theater, and leveled countless homes. Authorities were still trying to determine the full scope of the damage.</p><p>Roofs were torn off houses, exposing metal rods left twisted like pretzels. Cars sat in heaps, crumpled and sprayed with caked-on mud. Insulation and siding was smashed up against the sides of any walls that remained standing. Yards were littered with pieces of wood, nails and pieces of electric poles.</p><p>President Barack Obama declared a major disaster and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts.</p><p>&quot;Among the victims were young children trying to take shelter in the safest place they knew &mdash; their school,&quot; he said Tuesday.</p><p>The town of Moore &quot;needs to get everything it needs right away,&quot; he added.</p><p>Obama spoke following a meeting with his disaster-response team, including Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and top White House officials.</p><p>The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., forecast more stormy weather Tuesday in parts of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma, including the Moore area.</p><p>In video of the storm, the dark funnel cloud can be seen marching slowly across the green landscape. As it churns through the community, the twister scatters shards of wood, awnings and glass all over the streets.</p><p>Monday&#39;s tornado loosely followed the path of a killer twister that slammed the region with 300 mph winds in May 1999. It was the fourth tornado to hit Moore since 1998.</p><p>The 1999 storm damaged 600 homes and about 100 businesses. Two or three schools were also hit, but &quot;the kids were out of school, so there were no concerns,&quot; recalled City Manager Steve Eddy.</p><p>At the time of Monday&#39;s storm, the City Council was meeting. Local leaders watched the twister approaching on television before taking shelter in the bathroom.</p><p>&quot;We blew our sirens probably five or six times,&quot; Eddy said. &quot;We knew it was going to be significant, and there were a lot of curse words flying.&quot;</p><p>Betty Snider, 81, scrambled inside with her son and husband. She put her husband, who recently had a stroke, in a bathroom, but there wasn&#39;t room for both of them. So she and her son huddled in a hallway.</p><p>&quot;That is the loudest roar I&#39;ve ever heard in my life,&quot; she said.</p><p>She said she didn&#39;t have time to do anything. She couldn&#39;t duck, couldn&#39;t cover her ears, couldn&#39;t find another place to hide.</p><p>She said this was the closest a twister had ever come to her house, which remained standing.</p><p>Monday&#39;s twister also came almost exactly two years after an enormous tornado ripped through the city of Joplin, Mo., killing 158 people and injuring hundreds more.</p><p>That May 22, 2011, tornado was the deadliest in the United States since modern tornado record keeping began in 1950, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Before Joplin, the deadliest modern tornado was June 1953 in Flint, Mich., when 116 people died.</p></p> Mon, 20 May 2013 16:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/crews-race-find-survivors-oklahoma-twister-107279 Southern Illinois eligible for SBA loans after storms http://www.wbez.org/story/southern-illinois-eligible-sba-loans-after-storms-97563 <p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn says nine southern Illinois counties struck by deadly storms are eligible for U.S. Small Business Administration aid.</p><p>Quinn's announcement came Thursday, a day after the state's appeal for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency was denied. Hundreds of homes in southern Illinois counties were damaged or destroyed by the Feb. 29 storms that killed seven people in Harrisburg, a town of 9,000 in Saline County.</p><p>The declaration makes low-interest loans available to homeowners, renters and businesses. Eligible counties include: Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Johnson, Pope, Saline, White and Williamson.</p></p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 14:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/southern-illinois-eligible-sba-loans-after-storms-97563 FEMA denies aid for storm-ravaged southern Illinois http://www.wbez.org/story/fema-denies-aid-storm-ravaged-southern-illinois-97206 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2012-March/2012-03-12/AP120229148693.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Illinois' senators and Gov. Pat Quinn are denouncing a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny disaster aid to southern Illinois counties ravaged by tornadoes.</p><p>A powerful Feb. 29 tornado left seven people dead in the&nbsp;southern Illinois community of Harrisburg, and hundreds of homes destroyed across the region. Quinn's office had&nbsp;sought a major disaster declaration for the state and assistance&nbsp;for several southern counties. In denying the request, FEMA said&nbsp;the damage was not "beyond the capabilities of the State, affected&nbsp;local governments and voluntary agencies."</p><p>Gov. Quinn released a statement Sunday in response to FEMA's decision, saying he was "extremely disappointed."</p><p>"After personally surveying the damage and talking to many residents who lost their homes, I firmly believe federal assistance is crucial to help them begin the recovery process," the statement said. The governor's office has 30 days to submit an appeal to FEMA.</p><p>Sen. Dick Durbin told Illinois Public Radio&nbsp;the lack of federal funds will make it tough on local government, businesses and individuals affected by the storms.</p><p>"Without the federal designation, there are limited opportunities for federal help. And take a look at what's happening here with our own state treasury. There's a limited opportunity there to compensate for these losses," he said. "I have just never seen worse devastation, and I find it hard to imagine that it didn't qualify."</p><p>Sens. Durbin and Mark Kirk said Sunday they have&nbsp;requested a meeting with FEMA leadership and would seek to overturn&nbsp;the ruling.</p></p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 10:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/fema-denies-aid-storm-ravaged-southern-illinois-97206 Cash coming to tornado-struck Illinois town http://www.wbez.org/story/cash-coming-tornado-struck-illinois-town-97162 <p><p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px; ">The tornado-ravaged community of Harrisburg is getting a $1 million grant to improve access to the city's hospital.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">A powerful Feb. 29 tornado left seven people dead in the southern Illinois&nbsp;community.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">Plans have been in the works since at least last year for improving access to Harrisburg Medical Center by alleviating flooding on one of the main arteries to it.&nbsp;But officials said they got a renewed sense of urgency for the project after the tornado.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">Mayor Eric Gregg says his first thought when the tornado hit was whether the road was open.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">The funding includes $350,000 from a U.S. Department of Transportation grant, and the rest from an Illinois&nbsp;Department of Transportation grant.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">Missouri Road will be raised about 4 feet to get it over the 100-year flood plain.</p></p> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 15:23:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/cash-coming-tornado-struck-illinois-town-97162 Illinois governor asks for federal assistance for tornado-stricken areas http://www.wbez.org/story/illinois-governor-asks-federal-assistance-tornado-stricken-areas-97085 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2012-March/2012-03-08/AP120229034646.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn is asking President Barack Obama to declare five southern Illinois counties major disaster areas so local residents and businesses hurt by recent tornadoes can receive federal aid.</p><p>Federal assistance is being sought for Gallatin, Randolph, Saline, Union and Williamson counties.</p><p>In Saline County, six people were killed when a tornado swept through Harrisburg. The National Weather Service has given the tornado an EF4 rating, the second-highest rating. The rating is assigned to storms based on damage they cause.</p><p>In Wednesday's request, Quinn says the state needs federal aid to help communities damaged by the Feb. 29 storms.</p><p>If the federal government grants Quinn's request, residents and businesses in the counties can apply for grants and low-interest Small Business Administration loans.</p></p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 15:03:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/illinois-governor-asks-federal-assistance-tornado-stricken-areas-97085 FEMA expected to survey Harrisburg tornado damage http://www.wbez.org/story/fema-expected-survey-harrisburg-tornado-damage-96963 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2012-March/2012-03-05/AP120229017401.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Recovery efforts are continuing in southern Illinois as Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are due to assess damage from last week's deadly storms.</p><p>U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says FEMA officials are expected to survey Monday in Harrisburg, where six people died and about 100 people were injured when a tornado struck the community of 9,000 residents. Harrisburg schools are expected to reopen on Monday. The tornado hit Saline County early Wednesday.</p><p>Volunteer cleanup crews worked in shifts over the weekend. Durbin toured the area on Saturday along with Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director Jonathon Monken.</p><p>The tornado that blasted Harrisburg in southern Illinois, killing six, was an EF4, the second-highest rating given to twisters based on damage. Scientists say it was 200 yards wide with winds up to 170 mph.</p></p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 15:33:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/fema-expected-survey-harrisburg-tornado-damage-96963 End of the world weather hits the WBEZ roof http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-07-01/end-world-weather-hits-wbez-roof-88636 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-July/2011-07-01/tornado1.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Yesterday's thunderstorm may be over, but despite reports of record heat today, the erratic midwestern weather shows no signs of stopping as we enter the holiday weekend.</p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-July/2011-07-01/tornado1.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 332px;" title="(WBEZ/Kate Dries)"></p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://www.wbez.org/sites/default/files/blog/insert-image/2011-July/2011-07-01/tornado2.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 332px;" title="(WBEZ/Kate Dries)"></p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://www.wbez.org/sites/default/files/blog/insert-image/2011-July/2011-07-01/tornado3.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 332px;" title="(WBEZ/Kate Dries)"></p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://www.wbez.org/sites/default/files/blog/insert-image/2011-July/2011-07-01/tornado4.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 332px;" title="(WBEZ/Kate Dries)"></p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://www.wbez.org/sites/default/files/blog/insert-image/2011-July/2011-07-01/tornado5.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 332px;" title="(WBEZ/Kate Dries)"></p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-July/2011-07-01/tornado6.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 332px;" title="(WBEZ/Kate Dries)"></p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-July/2011-07-01/tornado7.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 332px;" title="(WBEZ/Kate Dries)"></p><p>There was wind:</p><p><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/25876427?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ff0000" width="601" frameborder="0" height="338"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Ghostbusters II anyone?</strong></p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-July/2011-07-01/ghostbusters2.jpg" style="width: 619px; height: 287px;" title="(Ghostbusters II/Columbia Pictures Corporation)"></p></p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 18:09:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-07-01/end-world-weather-hits-wbez-roof-88636 Storms rock Chicago area, snarling transit and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands http://www.wbez.org/story/storms-rock-chicago-area-snarling-transit-and-knocking-out-power-hundreds-thousands-88177 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2011-June/2011-06-22/Chicago storms 6-22 AP Charles Rex Arbogast.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Heavy rains, high winds and funnel clouds tore through Chicago and surrounding suburbs Tuesday night. Winds were reported up to 85 miles per hour, and funnel clouds were spotted in Kingston, Naperville, Grayslake and Sugar Grove.</p><p>The weather forced hundreds of flight cancellations at Chicago's two major airports Tuesday night. The Chicago Aviation Department reports more than 300 flights were canceled at O'Hare International Airport, with 30 cancellations at Midway International Airport.</p><p>Storms also caused service disruptions for the Chicago Transit Authority. As of 5:30 Wednesday morning, the Yellow Line had been suspended and there were service disruptions on the Purple Line.</p><p>As of 1:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Commonwealth Edison said the storms knocked out power to about 400,000 customers around Chicago. Since the storm began, ComEd has restored power for 193,000 customers.</p><p>A spokesman for Chicago's commuter rail Metra service said a train Tuesday was standing with outbound passengers for about five hours when a powerful storm knocked down a power line in the train's path.</p><p>Metra spokesman Michael Gillis Said passengers who were stuck when the train was stalled in Irving Park were being asked either to find another way home or to wait even longer for another train.</p><p>Two inbound trains also remained stranded before dawn Wednesday, though Gillis says one had no passengers aboard and the other had few, if any.</p><p>There were numerous other delays and cancellations on the rail line due to thunderstorms and heavy winds that pounded the upper Midwest through the night.</p></p> Wed, 22 Jun 2011 10:18:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/storms-rock-chicago-area-snarling-transit-and-knocking-out-power-hundreds-thousands-88177 Meteorologist and storm chaser Ginger Zee on the science behind the rough Spring weather http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-25/meteorologist-and-storm-chaser-ginger-zee-science-behind-rough-spring-we <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-25/Storm Flickr Paul Jonusaitis.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>A tornado temporarily closed down the St. Louis airport on Saturday, and storms raged through Illinois earlier in the week. Spring may bring milder temperatures but it also kicks off the tornado and storm season. To find out what to expect, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> turned to meteorologist and storm-chaser <a href="http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/about-us/Ginger_Zee.html" target="_blank">Ginger Zee</a>.</p></p> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 14:13:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-25/meteorologist-and-storm-chaser-ginger-zee-science-behind-rough-spring-we