User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Storms
Last updated: Aug 22 2014 13:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Roads, homes damaged by Washington mudslides; some motorists stranded 22.8.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
Grand Mesa research reveals new details about slide, potential risks 22.8.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
GRAND JUNCTION — The rare Grand Mesa landslide was unusual for its volume, speed, distance traveled and the unusual way it occurred in distinct pulses, according to a new research ...
More storms expected in Phoenix 22.8.2014 Durango Herald
PHOENIX – More showers and thunderstorms – and possibly more flooding – were expected in metropolitan Phoenix on Thursday, two days after many areas were inundated by monsoon rains.The low-pressure system that was expected to hit central Arizona already was causing havoc in the western part of the state. More than...
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Hennepin, Ramsey counties added to disaster declaration for storm and flood damage 22.8.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Hennepin, Ramsey eligible for flood aid 22.8.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gov. Mark Dayton announced Thursday the Federal Emergency Management Agency added the two counties to the federal disaster declaration, bringing the total to 37 counties and three tribal governments.
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Flooding in Nepal kills US tourist, capsizes boat 21.8.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
An American tourist died trying to cross a flooded river in Nepal on Thursday, and two people were missing from a crowded boat that capsized on another river swollen by monsoon rains in the Himalayan country.
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American tourist dies in flooded river in Nepal; boat capsizing leaves 2 people missing 21.8.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide 21.8.2014 Hindustan Times: World
Thousands of rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan on Thursday in the slim hope of finding survivors a day after a wall of mud claimed at least 39 ...
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Toll in Japan rain rises to 39 21.8.2014 New Kerala: World News
Tokyo, Aug 21 : The toll in heavy rains and landslides in Hiroshima in Japan has risen to 39 as rescuers Thursday continued to search for seven people missing, officials said.
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Rains quell fire threat, but give little to Utah’s water storage 21.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Wet monsoon storms that started in July and are continuing this week have staved off Utah’s wildfire threat, but they have caused serious flash flooding and done little to help the state’s water supply. That’s the word from state officials monitoring the impact of the seasonal storms in very different ways. “Rain in the summer is a nice thing. It keeps people from using water stored in the reservoirs by shutting off their sprinklers when they can, but overall it has a very minimal impact on our ...
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Image of Asia: Food and water during India's monsoon season 20.8.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Flooding leads to dramatic rescues in Phoenix area after heavy rains pummel state, close roads 20.8.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Utah forecast: A wet, roundhouse slap — and more ahead 20.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Ushered in by thunder, lightning and locally heavily rainstorms, the first of a series of wet roundhouse slaps fell on Utah Wednesday as storm clouds rolled in from the northwest. It was a pattern of brief, dry periods between waves of water-engorged clouds expected to repeat through the remainder of the work week as a cycle of storms continued to drift through the state en route to a southeastern exit into the Four Corners region and beyond. Even before sunrise Wednesday, 24-hour rain totals th...
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Top 25 news stories from the past 25 years of the Steamboat Today newspaper 20.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
June 12, 1991 Town battles with Walmart Perhaps no issue in the past 25 years so divided the community of Steamboat Springs and city government as the four-year struggle over the question of whether or not the voters had the ultimate say-so over the building of a Walmart store here. Ultimately, Citizens for Quality Growth won the precedent-setting court case that went all the way to the Colorado Supreme Court, allowing an appeals court ruling affirming the right of the people to place such questions to a vote. However, the group seeking to block Walmart lost at the polls when 56 percent of voters said they did indeed want to shop at the discount store in Steamboat.   Jan. 23, 1992 Ski area spends $6M on high-speed quads Steamboat Ski Area announced plans that would usher in a modern age and forever change the skiing experience on Mount Werner with the announcement that it would spend $6 million on the new Storm Peak and Sundown Express high-speed, detachable quad chairlifts. Ski Area President Vern Greco ...
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Eighteen Dead and Over Dozen Missing in Landslide 20.8.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
Eighteen people were confirmed dead and over a dozen were still missing on Wednesday (August 20) after landslides in the western Japanese city of Hiroshima caused by heavy rains. Japanese media had reported that parts of Hiroshima city had seen their highest recorded levels of rainfall ever, with some areas seeing 204 millimetres (8.03 inches) of rain in 3 hours. In three separate areas of Hiroshima city, landslides sparked by the heavy rains pushed rivers of mud through people's ...
Flooding forces evacuations and dramatic rescues in Arizona 20.8.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Heavy rainfall is a yearly occurrence during monsoon season in Arizona but this year it seems to be particularly torrential and destructive.
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Floods force dramatic rescues near Phoenix 20.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Phoenix • Heavy monsoon season rains that swept across Arizona on Tuesday led to dramatic rescues, road closures and flight delays as a series of fast-moving storms pummeled the state. A helicopter crew rescued two women and three dogs from a home surrounded by swift-moving waters in a town about 30 miles north of Phoenix, while elsewhere a small trailer park was evacuated, a school was flooded and first-responders pulled motorists from partially-submerged vehicles. The National Weather Service...
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Arizona flooding creates several dramatic scenes 20.8.2014 AP National
PHOENIX (AP) -- A series of storms dumped more than 4.5 inches of rain on areas north of Phoenix on Tuesday, requiring several dramatic rescues and resulting in many visible examples of damage. Here are some examples of the destruction brought on by the floodwaters:...
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Torrential Rain Swamps Phoenix, Strands Drivers 20.8.2014 NPR News
Monsoonal rainfall caused massive flash flooding in Phoenix on Tuesday, turning roads into raging torrents. One area recorded 1 inch in 14 minutes.
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Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area 20.8.2014 AP National
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona authorities have rescued two residents and three dogs from a flooded house north of Phoenix after more than four inches of rain pummeled some areas of the state....
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