User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Storms
Last updated: Aug 24 2016 15:15 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Monsoon floods have killed at least 175 in India since June 24.8.2016 Seattle Times: Local

NEW DELHI (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains have ended two successive drought years in India with the Ganges River and its tributaries rising above the danger level, triggering evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from flooded homes in north and eastern India, an official said Wednesday. Drowning, electrocution or injuries from collapsed houses have […]
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Experts: Mexico storms led to deaths of millions of monarchs 24.8.2016 Washington Post: World
Storms earlier this year blew down more than a hundred acres of forests where migrating monarch butterflies spend the winter in central Mexico, killing more than 7 percent of the monarchs, experts reported Tuesday.
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Obama tours flood-damaged Baton Rouge 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Baton Rouge, La. • Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana “even after the TV cameras leave” during a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season criticism that he’s been slow to respond to the disaster. As he toured a battered neighborhood and spoke to reporters, Obama reassured residents that the federal response would be robust and he tried to buck up beleaguered residents... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Obama visits flood-damaged Louisiana in show of support 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Baton Rouge, La. • Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana “even after the TV cameras leave” on a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season criticism that he’s been slow to respond to the disaster. As he toured a battered neighborhood and spoke to reporters, Obama reassured residents that the federal response would be robust and he tried to buck up beleaguered residents of ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Storms damage trees in Mexican monarch butterfly reserve 23.8.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Storms caused a big spike in the number of trees blown down or severely damaged in forests where migrating monarch butterflies spend the winter in central Mexico, experts reported Tuesday. The March tempests caused the loss of 133 acres (54 hectares) of pine and fir trees in the forests west of […]
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Summer breeze today, tropical trouble brewing? 23.8.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Southerly breezes blow in a warm and increasingly humid air mass today. Highs push into the upper 80s across Minnesota this afternoon.
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Image of Asia: Floodwaters cover low-lying land in Allahabad 23.8.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

In this aerial photo by Rajesh Kumar Singh, floodwaters cover low-lying areas of Allahabad, India. The area’s two major rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna, are overflowing after heavy rains. People have been forced to move to higher ground in the city, and the government says about 12,000 people have been evacuated from surrounding villages. […]
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Flooding in Louisiana raises questions about timing, urgency of warnings 23.8.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
More than a dozen people have died and tens of thousands of homes have been damaged by floodwaters. Local authorities and residents wonder if something more could have been done to lessen the toll.
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7 Clever Ways to Fight Flooding in an Increasingly Wet World 23.8.2016 Wired Top Stories
7 Clever Ways to Fight Flooding in an Increasingly Wet World
Countries around the world are buttressing and planning as floods like those in Louisiana become commonplace. The post 7 Clever Ways to Fight Flooding in an Increasingly Wet World appeared first on WIRED.
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Flash floods push cars from road as storm slams San Bernardino County, parts of Nevada and Arizona 23.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A band of thunderstorms and heavy rains in eastern San Bernardino County led to powerful flash flooding Monday evening that washed vehicles off the roadway.

The storm system extended into western Arizona and southern Nevada, including northern Las Vegas, flooding roadways as forecasters predicted...

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Why don't more storms get names? 23.8.2016 CNN: Top Stories
In the United States, hurricanes are the only kinds of storms that get a name. Andrew, Katrina Ivan, Sandy. Other major storms -- tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and blizzards -- aren't as special. The recent flooding in Louisiana caused damage on the level of a hurricane, but the storm had no name.
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Climate change: Louisiana flooding shows we can no longer ignore it 23.8.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

Time is running out [“500-year floods coming annually?” Page One, Aug. 17]. The change caused by global warming seems slow from the standpoint of a single human lifetime, but in fact the predictions of increasing storms, floods, fires and droughts are turning out to be true. We’re losing ice in the Arctic and the Antarctic […]
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Flooding In Louisiana Raises Questions About Timing, Urgency Of Warnings 23.8.2016 NPR News
More than a dozen people have died and tens of thousands of homes have been damaged by floodwaters. Local authorities and residents wonder if something more could have been done to lessen the toll.
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‘It’s Just Insanity.’ Louisiana flood a sign of things to come? 23.8.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Are mega-floods the future of climate change?
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Is the Louisiana Flooding More Devastating Than Hurricane Sandy? 23.8.2016 Mother Jones
The relief effort in Louisiana is ramping up after 10 days of monumental flooding. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama will visit Baton Rouge to survey the damage and find out how the federal government can help. The Red Cross has repeatedly described the flooding as "the worst natural disaster to strike the United States" since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in 2012. But for those who aren't on the ground in Louisiana, it can be difficult to understand what that really means. Here are some numbers that compare the two disasters. Deaths and damaged homes: Thirteen people have died and about 60,000 homes have been damaged in the flooding that began in Louisiana on August 12. As of Friday, the Obama administration listed 20 parishes in the state as disaster areas, making federal funding available to assist those communities. Hurricane Sandy had a bigger death toll, claiming 72 lives in the United States and damaging 200,000 homes. But that storm hit a much wider swath of land, including metropolitan ...
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Typhoon Mindulle passes through Tokyo, 30 injured 22.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
Tokyo, Aug 22 : Typhoon Mindulle on Monday left 30 persons injured and caused significant interruptions in the transport network in and around Tokyo, while 850,000 persons were asked to evacuate.
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Utah forecast: Unsettled, central and southern regions may get wet 22.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Unsettled. An upper-level disturbance. And worse — it has begun to “drift slowly across the region” as the new work week gets underway. Relax. That’s not a diagnosis for anxiety-apathy disorder, unless you basically see psychosis as a metaphor for Utah’s weather. The National Weather Service says those “unsettled” conditions ruled the forecast for both Monday and Tuesday. While the Salt Lake and Tooele valleys looked for partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper-80s to low-90s, central and sout... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Louisiana takes stock of damage after devastating flooding 22.8.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The state is entering recovery mode after the flooding killed 13 people and damaged at least 60,000 homes across 20 parishes. It's expected to take months and the governor says the state needs help.
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Rural church among those providing aid after Louisiana flood 22.8.2016 Durango Herald
WALKER, La. – Outside the small town of Walker, Louisiana, a rural Baptist church has become an oasis for flood victims.As waters rose amid torrential rains earlier this month, National Guard rescue crews dropped people off at South Walker Baptist Church because it sits on a ridge of relatively high ground in Livingston Parish...
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Thankful flood victim finds humor among devastating tragedy 22.8.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WALKER, La. (AP) — Chuck and Karen Craft are among the thousands of Louisiana residents dragging furniture, appliances and other belongings out of flood-ravaged homes. Married more than 35 years, the Crafts live outside Walker, a small town near Baton Rouge. Chuck Craft said they thanked God that their family survived and had “a good, […]
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