User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Storms
Last updated: May 30 2016 20:00 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Germany: 4 dead after flooding in southwest 30.5.2016 Seattle Times: Local

BERLIN (AP) — Rainstorms in southwestern Germany triggered flooding that left one small town littered with debris and rubble, and led to accidents late Sunday and early Monday in which four people died. In Schwaebisch Gmuend, a firefighter and a man he was trying to rescue were sucked into a flooded underpass. The men’s bodies […]
Enlist the insurance industry in the fight against climate change 30.5.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

There is ample evidence related to how climate change would increase the risk of weather-related problems, so are insurers taking that into account or relying only on experience? ask guest columnist Joe Casola.
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Tropical Depression Bonnie spreading rain across Southeast, Mid-Atlantic into Memorial Day (Timeline) 29.5.2016 Washington Post
Tropical Depression Bonnie spreading rain across Southeast, Mid-Atlantic into Memorial Day (Timeline)
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Rain washes out attempt to set record Greek sirtaki dance 29.5.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) — Torrential rain has dashed hopes in Romania of setting a Guinness Book world record for Greece’s famous sirtaki dance. Romanians were attempting to break the world record for the dance made famous in the 1964 movie “Zorba the Greek” before a storm struck this Black Sea port on Saturday. Organizers declared […]
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3 dead, 5 missing in TX, KS floods 29.5.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Three people have died in flood-related incidents in southeast Texas after the region was inundated with rain, authorities said.
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3 people still missing after floods in Kansas and Texas 29.5.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HOUSTON (AP) — At least three people were still missing on Sunday after torrential rain in Texas and Kansas flooded rivers, washed out roads and left four people dead. In Kansas, the search for a missing 11-year-old boy was suspended late Saturday because of darkness and fatigue of first responders, according to Wichita Fire Department […]
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Six missing in China landslide 29.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Beijing, May 29 : Six people in China's Zhejiang province were reported missing after their houses were buried by a landslide on Sunday.
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At least two dead, five missing after torrential rains 29.5.2016 Washington Post
At least two dead, five missing after torrential rains
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Busier hurricane season forecast 28.5.2016 Durango Herald
MIAMI – U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the next six months.The National Oceanic and...
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Flash floods in Texas trap students 27.5.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Flash flood emergencies are in effect Friday for much of southeast Texas after it received more than 16 inches of rain the day before.
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Cave escape: Rushing water, sucking mud and pitch black 27.5.2016 AP National
HORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) -- Gary Russell was a mile deep in a Kentucky cave, leading a group of geology students on a five-hour tour, when he turned a corner and saw water rushing by where water wasn't supposed to be....
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2 people missing in Austin floods as storms sweep Texas 27.5.2016 Seattle Times: Local

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Five people were rescued from the roof of a home by helicopter and two more are missing after torrential rain caused floods that closed roads and prompted evacuations in the Austin area. Travis County Emergency Services spokeswoman Lisa Block said Friday that up to 9 inches of rain fell in parts […]
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The best landscape designs don’t require hours of watering and maintenance 27.5.2016 Washington Post
The best landscape designs don’t require hours of watering and maintenance
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Last night's violent, long-track tornado was one of the most intense we've ever chased 26.5.2016 Washington Post
Last night's violent, long-track tornado was one of the most intense we've ever chased
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Watch the birth of a lightning strike in this ultra-high frame rate video 25.5.2016 Washington Post
Watch the birth of a lightning strike in this ultra-high frame rate video
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After Sandy victims complain, FEMA tweaks flood program 24.5.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW YORK (AP) — After learning some hard lessons from Superstorm Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says it is reforming the way it handles appeals from disgruntled policyholders in the National Flood Insurance Program. The October 2012 storm, spawned when Hurricane Sandy merged with two other weather systems, killed people in several states but […]
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A warming world means less water, with economic consequences 23.5.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
We know that climate change will make water scarcer. But it could also have big economic impacts, Richard Damania of the World Bank says.
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Toll from Sri Lanka floods, landslides rises to 92 23.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Colombo, May 23 : Rescue troops on Monday recovered at least seven more bodies from a landslide site in Sri Lanka's central Kegalle district, bringing the deaths from flash floods and landslides to 92, the Disaster Management Centre here said.
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Death toll from weeklong storms in Sri Lanka rises to 92 22.5.2016 Seattle Times: Local

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The death toll from landslides and floods in Sri Lanka as a result of weeklong heavy storms has risen to 92, with soldiers searching for victims of landslides that buried three villages in the central hills pulling out eight bodies from the rubble. The Disaster Management Center also said Sunday […]
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Cyclone Roanu kills 24 in Bangladesh 22.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Dhaka, May 22 : At least 24 people were killed as tropical cyclone Roanu lashed the coast of Bangladesh with heavy winds and torrential rains, also forcing the evacuation of half a million residents, authorities said.
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