User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Storms
Last updated: Aug 29 2015 22:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Church bells toll to mark 10 years since Katrina's brutal landfall 29.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Churches along coastal Mississippi tolled their bells in unison Saturday morning to mark the 10th anniversary of the day that Hurricane Katrina - one of the deadliest storms in U.S. history - made ...
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As Erika weakens, some in Tampa Bay area are still worried 29.8.2015 AP Top News
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika dissipated Saturday, but folks in the Tampa Bay area are watching it carefully....
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Erika no longer tropical storm 29.8.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Erika is no longer a tropical storm, but could still bring heavy rains and spark flooding as it heads to Florida from the Caribbean, the National Hurricane Center said Saturday.
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A Decade After Flood's Devastation, Love Keeps New Orleans Afloat 29.8.2015 NPR News
New Orleans lost much since Hurricane Katrina, and the failed levees that flooded the city. But Gwen Thompkins says the passions that survived the flood kept her city alive too.
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Tropical Storm Erika weakens after killing at least 20 in Caribbean 29.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch, apparently dissipating even as it drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic early Saturday. But it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities ...
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Residents across Gulf remember Katrina's might, meek response 10 years later 29.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
With prayer and the somber ringing of church bells and the uplifting sounds of brass bands and music, residents across Mississippi and Louisiana Saturday will pay homage to those who died in Hurricane Katrina, thank those who came to rebuild and celebrate how far the region has come from that ...
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Obama defends Arctic drilling decision on eve of Alaska climate change trip 29.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

President accused of undermining own agenda with decision to allow hunt for oil in Arctic, as he prepares for three-day tour to showcase effects of climate change

Barack Obama has been forced to defend his decision to allow the hunt for oil in the last great wilderness of the Arctic, on the eve of an historic visit to Alaska intended to spur the fight against climate change.

Related: Extreme Arctic sea ice melt forces thousands of walruses ashore in Alaska

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The Most Compelling Pop Culture to Come Out of Katrina 29.8.2015 Wired Top Stories
The work that came in the wake of the storm's destruction was integral to our grieving, and our ultimate ...
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Tropical storm weakens, but leaves 20 dead in Caribbean 29.8.2015 Hindu: International
Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch as it drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic early Saturday, but it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 miss...
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Tropical storm Erika heads for Florida 29.8.2015 CNN: Top Stories
A day before a weak Tropical Storm Erica was predicted to arrive, Florida's governor declared a state of emergency. He was worried about flooding from the storm, which has killed 20 people.
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Officials urge residents to stay prepared tropical storm 29.8.2015 AP National
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika may be getting weaker, but Florida officials still want residents to be prepared....
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Cuba on cyclone alert 29.8.2015 New Kerala: World News
Havana, Aug 29 : Cuba has sounded a cyclone alert in four provinces due to the proximity of tropical storm "Erika", which may pass the Cuban shores on Saturday, a media report said.
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Tropical Storm Erika May Fall Apart Over Hispaniola; Dominica Deaths At 20 29.8.2015 NPR News
The storm caused devastating flooding and landslides on the tiny island early this week, but may pose less of a threat to Florida, according to National Weather Service forecasts.
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Florida declares state of emergency ahead of storm 29.8.2015 New Kerala: World News
Washington, Aug 29 : Florida Governor Rick Scott declared on Friday a state of emergency ahead of a tropical storm which was expected to hit the state from Sunday into next week and pose a "severe threat to the entire state".
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Billions Spent On Flood Barriers, But New Orleans Still A 'Fishbowl' 29.8.2015 NPR: All Things Considered
People in New Orleans say the city finally has the storm defense system it should have had before Hurricane Katrina — at a cost of $14.5 billion. Now someone needs to cover the cost to keep it strong.
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Obama praise for New Orleans 29.8.2015 Telegraph: International
President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, while visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant.
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How the Katrina survivors we reported on 10 years ago are doing now 28.8.2015 LA Times: Nation
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Tropical storm Erika leaves trail of destruction across Caribbean 28.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Authorities in the Dominican Republic begin evacuations after storm devastates Dominica and 20 people are still missing

Authorities in the Dominican Republic began to evacuate people on Friday as tropical storm Erika lashed the country with heavy rain and wind after killing at least four people and causing devastating floods and mudslides in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, where authorities said about 20 people were still missing.

The storm was expected to dump up to 8in of rain across the drought-stricken northern Caribbean as it headed toward the Bahamas and the US.

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The Overlooked Architecture That’s Hip Again in New Orleans 28.8.2015 Wired Top Stories
The shotgun house, a relic of 19th century living, is 'popping up like daisies all over town' as architects mix nostalgia with smart ...
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As Tropical Storm Erika nears, Florida governor declares state of emergency 28.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
As Tropical Storm Erika nears, Florida governor declares state of emergency
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