User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Storms
Last updated: Feb 11 2016 20:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Storm-Tossed Cruise Ship Returns To N.J. Port; 'All Hell Broke Loose,' Passenger Says 11.2.2016 NPR News
"The first day was great," one passenger says. "The second day we were watching a musical and everything started sliding."
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Why did ship with 6,000 aboard sail into 'extreme storm'? 11.2.2016 CNN: Top Stories
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Swarm of moths blanket Queensland town of Winton 10.2.2016 Guardian: Environment

Video shows thousands of insects clinging to hotel walls in town locals say is often overrun by the winged creatures when they breed after rain

The outback Queensland town of Winton has been blanketed by a swarm of moths after heavy rain in the region.

A video posted to Facebook on Wednesday shows thousands of the tiny winged creatures filling the gutters of a car park and clinging to the walls of the Winton hotel.

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Next snow Sunday, 40s and rain next week? 10.2.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Our Jekyll and Hyde winter continues.
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'One of the scariest moments in my life': Minnesotan describes storm-tossed cruise 9.2.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Tarra Grammenos said as conditions worsened, passengers were told to hold railings and walls, then to stay in their rooms.
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Calendar says winter, but it's hot and dry: Has El Niño abandoned L.A.? 9.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

By this point in the winter, Southern California was supposed to be dealing with rains and flooding, not brush fires and beach weather.

Yet temperatures have soared this week, breaking records in downtown Los Angeles and other locations across California, with even hotter conditions expected Tuesday.

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Blizzard warning in New England 8.2.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Parts of eastern New England started to prepare Monday ahead of a powerful winter storm expected to bring blizzard conditions and the threat of coastal flooding.
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Storm Imogen lashing parts of England, Wales 8.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
London, Feb 8 : Parts of southern Britain have been lashed by heavy rain and winds of up to 96 mph after storm Imogen swept in, the media reported on Monday.
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Storm Imogen batters Britain with strong winds and torrential rain - latest 8.2.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
Flood warnings in place along south coast of England as Storm Imogen batters Britain, causing major travel disruption Help us document the effects of the storm 8.50am GMT The bad weather has been affecting some schools, the BBC reports. Tintagel primary school in Cornwall is closed and Cury school won’t open until 10am because of a power cut. 8.46am GMT One Twitter user reports that the beach in Exmouth seems to have expanded quite a bit. Extraordinary scene in Exmouth. The Beach has moved onto Queens Drive !! #StormImogen @bbcdevon @simonbatesuk pic.twitter.com/VnFHm6nBU7 Quick phone snap of #lymeregis with #StormImogen pounding the Cobb pic.twitter.com/sFekDhIUDN #StormImogen has arrived! We think you should escape the storm and snuggle up in front of one of our open fires! ...
Storm Imogen batters Britain with winds close to 100mph 8.2.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Latest winter storm sparks dozens of flood warnings along south coast and calls for travellers to check their routes

Winds of nearly 100mph battered Britain as storm Imogen hit the south coast, bringing fierce gusts and torrential downpours, disrupting major transport links.

The Environment Agency issued 62 flood warnings requiring immediate action for parts of the south-west, south-east and Wales as the winter storm swept in following widespread persistent rain on Sunday.

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What price urban green space? 7.2.2016 Financial Times US
City parks boost local economies, home values, the environment and public health, so why are they underfunded?
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Parts of south-western England placed on flood alert by Environment Agency 7.2.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

The Met Office has forecasted up to 80mm of rainfall in Dartmoor, with winds of 40-50mph predicted across the region

Parts of the West Country have been placed on flood alert following heavy rainfall.

There were 40 flood warnings in force on Saturday night across Cornwall, Devon and Dorset, as well as six in the Midlands and one in Wales.

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After the floods, York’s residents try to piece their lives back together 6.2.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
Receding waters are just the beginning of the struggle for those affected by this winter’s devastating weather. We talk to some of the city’s residents and uncover feelings of anger and despair … and hope It’s been just over a month since York experienced its worst flooding for decades, bringing Christmas to an abrupt end for many. Heavy rainfall on Boxing Day, combined with a controversial decision by the Environment Agency to raise one of York’s major flood barriers , left almost 600 homes and businesses submerged in filthy river water contaminated with sewage for 48 hours. With little warning, hundreds of residents had to be evacuated from their homes in the middle of the night by Mountain Rescue teams as the water levels rose rapidly. Many were only able to take the clothes they were wearing with ...
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Ex-officer to be resentenced in post-Katrina body burning 4.2.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former New Orleans police officer is about to learn whether he will get time cut from his 17-year prison sentence over the burning of a car with a shooting victim’s body in it in the days after Hurricane Katrina. Gregory McRae is scheduled for a Thursday sentencing hearing. He was […]
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Obama signs disaster declaration for Washington state’s December storms 3.2.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Federal assistance will be available in 10 counties for damage from the storm, when rainfall exceeded 20 inches in parts of the Olympic Mountains and up to 10 inches in lowland areas.
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Tornadoes in the South; snow in Plains and Upper Midwest 3.2.2016 AP National
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Heavy rain prompted an apartment evacuation in northwest Georgia one day after storms spawned tornadoes in Mississippi and Alabama and dumped snow on places farther west....
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Tornadoes in the South; snow in Plains and Upper Midwest 3.2.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Heavy rain prompted an apartment evacuation early Wednesday in northwest Georgia one day after storms spawned tornadoes in Mississippi and Alabama and dumped snow on places farther west. The National Weather Service, citing a report from an emergency manager in Catoosa County, Georgia, says the apartments being evacuated before dawn Wednesday […]
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'Like a shimmering sea creature': the world's first amphibious house 2.2.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
A luxury floating home on the Thames that rises and falls with the water levels is just the start for the architect duo addressing problem flooding The wise man built his house upon the rock – not upon the flood plain. But the UK housebuilding industry seems to have skipped that particular Sunday school lesson: Britain is building houses in the highest-risk flood areas at almost twice the rate of housing outside flood plains – up to 20,000 new homes are likely to be built in areas of flood risk this year alone. Most won’t be hoisted up on stilts or shaped like boats, ready to bob up and down as the waters rise, but built in exactly the same way as the houses recently devastated by the wettest December on ...
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A coastal town's long and stormy relationship with El Niño 1.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

In an old shingled house on Beach Boulevard, salt water sprays the living room windows above the garage. Pam Raymond looks out to see 20-foot gray waves cannonading the underside of the town's fishing pier. When a bigger one thumps a quarter-mile out, she can feel a faint rumble in her floorboards.

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Florida Is Sinking. Where Is Marco Rubio? 1.2.2016 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared in Newsweek and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. An unusual January storm bent palm trees and turned city sidewalks into creeks as a small group of Miami-area mayors and administrators huddled in Pinecrest, one of Miami-Dade County's 34 municipalities. They had come at the invitation of Pinecrest's mayor to discuss rising sea levels, long predicted by climate change scientists and now regularly inundating their towns. The mood in the room was somewhere between pessimism and panic. On the agenda: making flood prediction maps to help prioritize which roads, schools and hospitals to save as waters rise; how to keep saltwater from leaching into the aquifer; and what to do about 1.6 million septic tanks whose failure could create a Third World sanitation challenge. Someone also brought up the alarming possibility of the sea engulfing the nearby Turkey Point nuclear power plant. The scale of South Florida’s looming catastrophe—$69 billion worth of ...
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