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Meteorological Disasters

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  • What we know: Colorado's floods, by the numbers

    What we know: Colorado's floods, by the numbers
    Wretched weather continued to hamper rescue efforts in Colorado on Sunday as officials released damage estimates illustrating the magnitude of the disaster. By the numbers, here's some analysis of what we know about Colorado's floods, along with what we...
  • Georgia awaits 'crippling' ice storm 'of historical proportions'

    Georgia awaits 'crippling' ice storm 'of historical proportions'
    President Obama declared a state of emergency in Georgia on Tuesday as the southern state awaited what the National Weather Service called a potentially “crippling” ice and snow storm “of historical proportions.” The roads in...
  • Concern grows over possibility of a massive power surge

     Concern grows over possibility of a massive power surge
    FREDERICK, Md. — Roscoe Bartlett was rattling off the prices of giant bags of rice, wheat and corn, sold cheaply at Sam's Club. The former congressman from rural, western Maryland expressed bewilderment that every American doesn't stockpile such...
  • In 1911, Deadly Heat Settles Over Northeast

     In 1911, Deadly Heat Settles Over Northeast
    In July 1911, a two-act, 11-day heat wave called upon the northeastern United States, killing more people in New England than any other weather-related event. How many died? It's hard to say. Did the heat or a the heart attack kill the victim? State...
  • Navy hospital ship Mercy ordered to be ready to deploy to Philippines

    Navy hospital ship Mercy ordered to be ready to deploy to Philippines
    The Navy has ordered the San Diego-based hospital ship Mercy to prepare for possible deployment to the Philippines to assist in disaster relief operations. If the order to deploy is issued in the next few days, the Mercy would arrive in the...
  • Tornado tally raised to at least 16

    Tornado tally raised to at least 16
    After spending a day in the field, meteorologists for the National Weather Service have determined that at least 16 tornadoes struck Illinois and northwest Indiana on Sunday, as Gov. Pat Quinn declared six more counties as state disaster areas,...
  • When a hurricane strikes just break out your spare roof

    When a hurricane strikes just break out your spare roof By Barbara Hijek May 23, 2011 07:06 AMFrom the rich live differently department. Florida's super-rich governor is super-prepared for a hurricane. Gov. Rick Scott, who's worth upwards of $200...
  • Galveston Pleasure Pier brings thrill rides back to Texas coast

    Galveston Pleasure Pier brings thrill rides back to Texas coast
    A disaster-prone Texas tourist destination that for more than a century has been an on-again, off-again home to oceanfront amusements will once again lure thrill-seekers with roller coasters, midway games and carnival confections. PHOTOS: New rides at...
  • Menchville takes both spots in PD boys tennis final; Monarchs' Spencer, Heritage's Tonkins reach girls final

    NEWPORT NEWS -- The singles championship matches of the Peninsula District tennis tournament will feature the color purple -- Menchville, that is -- and a Heritage girl whose style and mannerisms might remind fans of Rafael Nadal. Menchville senior...
  • What happens when a tornado strikes a nuclear power plant

    What happens when a tornado strikes a nuclear power plant
    Jerry Bischof's work pager buzzed as the server arrived with his plate of herb-rubbed salmon. The message told him that power to one of the two nuclear reactors at Surry Power Station had been lost. It was operating on backup generators. Before he could...
  • 3 ways to protect financial records during a hurricane

    3 ways to protect financial records during a hurricane
    A new hurricane season has already started and South Floridians need to plan how to safeguard their valuables -- including financial documents and tax records. Mike Dobzinski, the Plantation spokesman for the Internal Revenue Services gives a trio of ...