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Meteorological Disasters

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  • Search database: FEMA, state payments from 2004 hurricane damage

    Search database: FEMA, state payments from 2004 hurricane damage
  • 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,...
  • Review: 'Storm Kings' by Lee Sandlin

    Review: 'Storm Kings' by Lee Sandlin
    Walking the dog last week I saw a buzzard eating a possum. And, just as when I'd previously seen dramatic rainbows, dazzling lightning storms, or a distant funnel cloud, I processed it through my media experiences. This looks just like it does in a movie!...
  • Tab for 2012's extreme weather events: $110 billion-plus

    The price of extreme weather events continues to rise. Superstorm Sandy and the ongoing drought made 2012 the second costliest weather and climate disaster year since 1980, racking up more than $110 billion in damage. According to the National...
  • President Obama declares disaster declaration for Missouri; includes several Ozarks counties

    JEFFERSON CITY –  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon today announced President Obama has approved his request for a major disaster declaration for Missouri as a result of the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and prolonged flooding that...
  • Lehigh Co. emergency management director retiring

     
    Tom Nervine, Lehigh County's director of emergency services, announced today that he plans to retire next month. Nervine, according to a county news release, has helmed the emergency management department since 2005. He's often thrust into the spotlight...
  • Are you ready? Get tips on how to prepare your home for hurricane season

    <b>Are you ready?</b> Get tips on how to prepare your home for hurricane season
  • Hurricane Charley then & now pictures

    Hurricane Charley then & now pictures
  • Miami Hurricanes

  • Making scuba-diving a family sport

    Making scuba-diving a family sport
    Never mind the moray eel. I'm focused on rubbing the "lucky" porthole of a ship that sunk here in a hurricane nearly 150 years ago. Did I mention that I'm 60 feet underwater, diving mask on my face, breathing oxygen from a tank strapped to my back?...
  • Obama's global warming plan: Not enough but better than nothing

    Obama's global warming plan: Not enough but better than nothing
    With this week's heat wave, air quality warnings and severe weather forecasts as a backdrop, President Barack Obama could scarcely have picked a more auspicious moment to reveal his multi-pronged plan to address climate change. His surprise decision to...