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Meteorological Disasters

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  • Lawmakers press for disaster aid for Garrett Co.

    Members of Maryland's congressional delegation asked the Obama administration Thursday to reconsider its decision to deny federal disaster aid to Garrett County residents walloped by an October snowstorm. In a letter to Federal Emergency Management...
  • Disasters, heat caused $48M in damage, 5 deaths in Md. in 2012

    Disasters, heat caused $48M in damage, 5 deaths in Md. in 2012
    Weather disasters including tornadoes, the derecho storm and Hurricane Sandy caused at least $48 million in property and crop damages in Maryland last year, the costliest since 2003, according to data released Thursday. Five people also died from...
  • Tornado watch issued for all of South Florida

    Tornado watch issued for all of South Florida
    A tornado watch has been issued for all of South Florida through 8 p.m. The severe thunderstorm warning for central Broward County has been canceled. Friday also could see nasty weather, courtesy of an approaching cold front. Storms could produce...
  • Why you rely on Nate Silver's forecasting technique every day

    Why you rely on Nate Silver's forecasting technique every day
    Four years before the 2012 election, just after the bruising primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, I met Nate Silver and he explained how he had been reasonably certain that Obama would pass Clinton on Super Tuesday, and by how much....
  • Travelers' Stock Soars On Third-Quarter Earnings

     Travelers' Stock Soars On Third-Quarter Earnings
    The Travelers Cos. reported soaring profits for the third-quarter Thursday as the company benefited from its ability to retain customers while raising prices, and it was spared by a relatively calm hurricane season. Net income for the three-month...
  • Sandy tests Md. emergency preparations

    Sandy tests Md. emergency preparations
    Baltimore emergency officials expected devastation on par with Hurricane Katrina. Expecting Hurricane Sandy to knock out communications, they coordinated with local radio to broadcast public safety information and planned a "carrier pigeon" network that...
  • Preparing your home for storms

    Preparing your home for storms
    Jill Sorensen's basement flooded after a winter storm knocked out her power, then again in 2011 during Hurricane Irene. What stopped another encore performance during last year's derecho? She'd installed a sump pump that uses her home's water pressure to...
  • Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency, urges no travel if possible

    Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency, urges no travel if possible
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor on Thursday declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to severe winter weather that began early in the morning, bringing hazardous travel and the possibility of power outages.┬áThe weather system has...
  • Book review: 'Decision Points' by George W. Bush

    Book review: 'Decision Points' by George W. Bush
    The first great American autobiographies both appeared in the 19th century, were born of conflict and written by public men — "The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass" and "The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant." Since then, what we might...
  • Tropical Depression Richard: Gone

    Tropical Depression Richard: Gone
    What was once Hurricane Richard is now a memory. The system downgraded from a tropical depression into a "remnant low" as of 11 a.m. on Tuesday while it was in the Bay of Campeche, about 170 miles northwest of Campeche, Mexico. Accordingly, the National...
  • Rain Hits SoCal with Quick Punch, Then Moves Out

    Rain Hits SoCal with Quick Punch, Then Moves Out
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- After a brief reprieve on Christmas day, another storm brought a quick punch of rain and snow to Southern California Saturday night. The heavy rain cleared up by Sunday morning, leaving behind cloudy skies and cool temperatures,...