User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Storms
Last updated: Dec 06 2016 15:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Expect the unexpected, say college disaster prep officials 6.12.2016 AP National
When Jefferson Community College was making plans to build its first residence hall, there was one must-have for President Carole McCoy: generators for backup if the power went out....
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Denver School Closures 6.12.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
On days with severe weather, school closures, government office closures and municipalities on accident alert will be updated throughout the day.
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Study: Warming to trigger 3 times as many downpours in US 5.12.2016 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Extreme downpours - like those that flooded Louisiana, Houston and West Virginia earlier this year - will happen nearly three times as often in the United States by the end of the century, and six times more frequently in parts of the Mississippi Delta, according to a new study....
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Winter floods of last year were most extreme in Britain 5.12.2016 New Kerala: World News
Winter floods of last year were most extreme in Britain
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2015-16 UK floods: Most extreme hydrological events of last century 5.12.2016 New Kerala: Technology
2015-16 UK floods: Most extreme hydrological events of last century
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Heavy rain causes flooding in southern Spain 4.12.2016 Seattle Times: Local

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s government has issued a public safety warning after heavy rainfall has caused flooding in and around the southern city of Malaga. The national weather service has issued a red alert for “extreme danger,” its highest level of warning, for the area near the tip of the Iberian Peninsula. Spanish state television […]
Is Florida's climate change model - denial at the Capitol, frantic action at the beach - in store for the U.S. under Trump? 2.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

When Floridians narrowly voted for Donald Trump on Nov. 8, they might as well have elected to drown themselves. Rising seas and accelerating storms are inundating this low-lying state, but a majority of its citizens still chose a presidential candidate who calls climate change a hoax.

A disconnect...

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The year in pictures 2.12.2016 CNN: Top Stories
"The year in pictures" treks across the globe, looking back on the events that shaped 2016.
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Study: Biggest tornado outbreaks are spawning more twisters 2.12.2016 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The most extreme tornado outbreaks are mysteriously spawning many more twisters than they did decades ago, a new study claimed....
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Insurance blind spots: 5 coverage gaps that could cost you 1.12.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

You might think you have airtight insurance protection against storms, car accidents and other mishaps. But you’d hate to discover hidden cracks in your coverage once it’s too late. Here are five insurance problems you might not be as prepared for as you think — and how to plug the coverage gap. 1. NO FLOOD […]
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Deadly storms add to drought, flood and fires plaguing South 1.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Five people were killed in two states after at least 13 twisters damaged homes, splintered barns and toppled trees in parts of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, the National Weather Service confirmed. At least a dozen more people were injured early Wednesday, adding to a seemingly biblical onslaught of drought, flood […]
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Rain finally comes to fire-ravaged Tennessee - along with tornadoes, mudslides and the threat of floods 1.12.2016 LA Times: Nation

At long last, rain fell on the scorched Appalachian town of Gatlinburg, Tenn., on Wednesday after savage wildfires blazed across eastern Tennessee, killing seven people, forcing thousands to evacuate and burning hundreds of homes to the ground.

Yet even as rainstorms helped firefighters douse the...

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Why extreme weather is the new normal 29.11.2016 CNN: Top Stories
If it feels like it hasn't rained in months in the South, you're right. The region is experiencing an extreme drought. But just a few months earlier, we were talking about record-breaking floods in the South. These shocking extremes are happening more often, and it is all part of an unfortunate new normal in a world with climate change.
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Washington storms to continue: snow in passes, plus rain and landside risks 27.11.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Weekend storms across Western Washington have produced an increased risk of landslides. The National Weather Service was predicting another storm Sunday evening, and six to 10 inches of snow in the mountains.
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Tropical Storm Otto kills at least 9 in Costa Rica 26.11.2016 CNN: Top Stories
The death toll from Tropical Storm Otto, downgraded from hurricane status, is rising.
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Recent rains lead to landslide threat in western Washington 26.11.2016 AP Washington
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- The National Weather Service in Seattle warns that recent heavy rainfall has led to an increased threat of landslides throughout the western part of the state....
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Rain, cool temperatures coming this weekend 26.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A cold pressure system is expected to bring some rain and possible thunderstorms throughout Southern California beginning Saturday afternoon and continuing into Sunday, forecasters said.

Showers are expected over much of the Los Angeles region, with some areas getting up to an inch over the weekend,...

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Perils of global warming could sink coastal real-estate markets 25.11.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

The real estate industry is slowly awakening to the need to factor in the risks of catastrophic damage from climate change, including that wrought by rising seas and storm-driven flooding.
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On Virginia's vulnerable coast, fear of flooding on the rise 24.11.2016 AP Top News
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- When floodwaters poured into Holly Furlong's Virginia Beach home in October, she ripped out electrical cords and rushed her four children upstairs. They spent the next two days without power, building blanket forts while anxiously waiting for sewage-tainted waters to recede....
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Hurricane Otto nears the coasts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica 24.11.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Hurricane Otto churned toward the sparsely-populated Caribbean coast border of Nicaragua and Costa Rica early Thursday as an unusually strong late-season storm. Heavy rains from the storm were blamed for three deaths in Panama. Otto was forecast to make landfall Thursday in Nicaragua, just north of the Costa Rican border. Officials […]
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