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Storms moving through bringing cooler temperatures to end the week!

2021-11-04T00:13+0100click2houston (en)

Houston will see a gradual warm up this week, from highs in the 50s Thursday to a high near 80 on Tuesday. (Copyright 2021 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.) Wednesday Afternoon Forecast: The rain from the front will last through tonight. In general, we’ll get between 1″ to 2″ of rain.

We’re Safer From Climate Disasters Than Ever Before

2021-11-03T23:47+0100wsj-en (en)

As this series of articles has covered already, many of the fearful descriptions you hear of souped-up and wildfires aren’t accurate. And estimates of costly but increasingly frequent climate damages are typically designed to mislead. One you see repeated often in the media is the National Centers....

The best of both worlds? Guyana wants to be a low-carbon oil producer

2021-11-03T14:39+0100globalvoicesonline (en)

Some 200 kilometres offshore Guyana, a second oil ship sailed in this week as ExxonMobil looks to ramp up activities to extract the 10 billion barrels of oil it now estimates it can recover. On land, an area the size of England is covered in forests. The South American nation, long beset by poverty,....

Sud Sudan: Onu chiama, Ue risponde. 2 milioni di euro della Commissione per le persone colpite dalle inondazioni

2021-11-03T13:48+0100agensir (it)

Per far fronte alla devastazione generata dalle inondazioni nel Sud Sudan, la Commissione europea ha stanziato un finanziamento umanitario di emergenza di 2 milioni di euro, rispondendo a un appello delle Nazioni Unite alla comunità internazionale. Le inondazioni, che hanno fatto danni in 31 delle....

Did the tsunami hit the Welsh coast more than 400 years ago?

2021-11-03T00:57+0100londonnewstime (en)

In any case, the irresistible forces that caused traces of catastrophic destruction around the coastline washed away buildings, destroyed hundreds of livestock, and even killed thousands. read more: Underwater, Welsh regions to be lost by 2050, based on current climatic trends Around noon on January....

Majority of Cambridgeshire predicited to become flooded in 2030

2021-11-02T16:58+0100cambridge-news (en)

A map produced by Coastal Central outlines the regions in danger in the coming ten years. Climate Central’s sea-level rise and coastal flood maps are based on peer-reviewed science in leading journals. As these maps incorporate big datasets, which always include some error, these maps should be....

Schools should train students to be citizen responders – every minute counts in a crisis Tom Koch November 2 Updated

2021-11-02T12:49+0100theglobeandmail (en)

Tom Koch is a medical geographer at the University of British Columbia and author of Ethics in Everyday Places: Mapping Moral Stress, Distress, and Injury. At an accident or natural disaster – earthquake, flood, hurricane, or tornado – your initial responder likely won’t be a professional first responder.

Column / Report / Other Papers [Research Reports] Disaster Risk Reduction to Adapt to Climate Change: Approaches and Challenges 2021-11-01 Mikio Ishiwatari (Visiting Professor, The University of Tokyo/Senior Advisor, Japan International Cooperation Agency)

2021-11-02T00:25+0100jiia-jp (en)

The European Union issued flood directives in 2007, requiring countries to assess risk, develop hazard risk maps, and formulate flood risk management plans. The member states have aldready formulated flood risk management plans and started implementing them.

EDITORIAL: Time to get loud over climate change

2021-11-01T21:53+0100tribune242 (en)

CLIMATE change is a threat to our nation’s existence. That’s not just our opinion. That’s how Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis described it just last week, when he called it “the greatest existential threat that The Bahamas has ever faced.” It’s how former Prime Minister Perry Christie described....

EDM Monday Briefing: Smart911 Data May Help Save Lives

2021-11-01T19:12+0100inmilitary (en)

Emergency and disaster management briefing for November 1, 2021: Subtropical storm Wanda snags the final name of the 2021 hurricane season; 17 people were injured on an express train in Japan; volcanic lightning observed as the eruption continues on La Palma; four brands of bagged salads produced by....

Additional investment in flood mitigation needed to avert climate disaster in South Sudan

2021-11-01T17:23+0100reliefWeb (en)

(Juba, 29 October 2021) As flooding continues to impact people throughout South Sudan, the humanitarian community is working with the Government of South Sudan to support the hundreds of thousands of people affected. Close to 800,000 people have been affected to date by rising waters across the....

VIDEO: Hombre salva a gatito de morir ahogado en inundación

2021-11-01T04:54+0100aztecanoticias (es)

En las redes sociales comenzó a circular un video que muestra el momento en el que un hombre salvó a un gatito de morir ahogado en una inundación en California, Estados Unidos. De acuerdo con medios locales, el hombre que salvó al gatito se llama Skip Campbell, quien acompañado por su esposa Nancy,....

Nationwide Resilience Report Finding 25% of All Critical Infrastructure and 23% of Roads Have Flood Risk

2021-10-31T19:48+0100yubanet (en)

Roughly 25%, or 1 in 4 of all critical infrastructure in the country are at risk of becoming inoperable today, which represents roughly 36,000 facilities. Further to this, 23% of all road segments in the country (nearly 2 million miles of road), are at risk of becoming impassable.

Climate change reshaped Earth with extreme weather this year

2021-10-30T11:52+0200buffalonews (en)

A house is surrounded by flood waters in Londonderry on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Hundreds of people have been rescued from floodwaters that have isolated dozens of towns in Australia's most populous state of New South Wales and forced thousands to evacuate their....

In Pictures: How climate change reshaped Earth with extreme weather this year

2021-10-30T11:48+0200pressandjournal (en)

Extreme weather in 2021 has seen fires rage, rivers flood, ice melt and temperatures soar. Climate change has reshaped life on planet Earth through the extreme weather, which has also included droughts and wild storms. A train passes a railroad crossing surrounded by floodwater in Germany (Michael....

In Pictures: How climate change reshaped Earth with extreme weather this year

2021-10-30T11:34+0200eveningtelegraph (en)

Extreme weather in 2021 has seen fires rage, rivers flood, ice melt and temperatures soar. Climate change has reshaped life on planet Earth through the extreme weather, which has also included droughts and wild storms. A train passes a railroad crossing surrounded by floodwater in Germany (Michael....

Climate change reshaped Earth with extreme weather this year

2021-10-30T10:55+0200missoulian (en)

A house is surrounded by flood waters in Londonderry on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Hundreds of people have been rescued from floodwaters that have isolated dozens of towns in Australia's most populous state of New South Wales and forced thousands to evacuate their....

Climate change reshaped Earth with extreme weather this year

2021-10-30T10:53+0200wacotrib (en)

A house is surrounded by flood waters in Londonderry on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Hundreds of people have been rescued from floodwaters that have isolated dozens of towns in Australia's most populous state of New South Wales and forced thousands to evacuate their....

Climate change reshaped Earth with extreme weather this year

2021-10-30T10:43+0200wcfcourier (en)

A house is surrounded by flood waters in Londonderry on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Hundreds of people have been rescued from floodwaters that have isolated dozens of towns in Australia's most populous state of New South Wales and forced thousands to evacuate their....

Climate change reshaped Earth with extreme weather this year

2021-10-30T10:39+0200siouxcityjournal (en)

A house is surrounded by flood waters in Londonderry on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Hundreds of people have been rescued from floodwaters that have isolated dozens of towns in Australia's most populous state of New South Wales and forced thousands to evacuate their....

Heavy flooding hits the east coast of the United States

2021-10-30T05:53+0200thetimeshub (en)

October 30, 2021. Heavy flooding hit the east coast of the United States on Friday, especially the coastal areas around the capital Washington and Baltimore. The region is undergoing what could be “ one of the biggest tidal floods in the past 10-20 years “, warned the American meteorological....

Heavy flooding hits the east coast of the United States

2021-10-30T03:59+0200archyde (en)

Heavy flooding hit the east coast of the United States on Friday, especially the coastal areas around the capital Washington and Baltimore. The region is undergoing what could be “ one of the biggest tidal floods in the past 10-20 years “, warned the American meteorological services (NWS), adding....

US Democratic governors to participate in U.N. climate talks

2021-10-30T01:50+0200buffalonews (en)

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham talks at the Randall Davey Audubon Center on the outskirts of Santa Fe, N.M. At least half a dozen U.S. governors, all Democrats, are heading to the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, to tout their state's....

US Democratic governors to participate in U.N. climate talks

2021-10-30T01:34+0200nwitimes (en)

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham talks at the Randall Davey Audubon Center on the outskirts of Santa Fe, N.M. At least half a dozen U.S. governors, all Democrats, are heading to the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, to tout their state's....

Clima del Reino Unido: Inundaciones y aguaceros pronosticados durante todo el fin de semana como advertencia amarilla emitida

2021-10-30T01:31+0200ezanime (es)

El Reino Unido está listo para más escenas como esta durante el fin de semana (Imagen: . / Met Office / PA) Millones de personas han sido advertidas sobre el riesgo de inundaciones debido a que las fuertes lluvias azotarán a Gran Bretaña durante todo el fin de semana, justo cuando comienza una cumbre climática crucial.

US Democratic governors to participate in U.N. climate talks

2021-10-30T01:03+0200beloitdailynews (en)

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham talks at the Randall Davey Audubon Center on the outskirts of Santa Fe, N.M. At least half a dozen U.S. governors, all Democrats, are heading to the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, to tout their state's....

US Democratic governors to participate in U.N. climate talks

2021-10-30T00:42+0200whig (en)

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham talks at the Randall Davey Audubon Center on the outskirts of Santa Fe, N.M. At least half a dozen U.S. governors, all Democrats, are heading to the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, to tout their state's....

US Democratic governors to participate in U.N. climate talks

2021-10-30T00:37+0200siouxcityjournal (en)

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham talks at the Randall Davey Audubon Center on the outskirts of Santa Fe, N.M. At least half a dozen U.S. governors, all Democrats, are heading to the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, to tout their state's....

US Democratic governors to participate in U.N. climate talks

2021-10-30T00:36+0200wcfcourier (en)

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham talks at the Randall Davey Audubon Center on the outskirts of Santa Fe, N.M. At least half a dozen U.S. governors, all Democrats, are heading to the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, to tout their state's....

US Democratic governors to participate in U.N. climate talks

2021-10-30T00:35+0200muscatinejournal (en)

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham talks at the Randall Davey Audubon Center on the outskirts of Santa Fe, N.M. At least half a dozen U.S. governors, all Democrats, are heading to the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, to tout their state's....

US Democratic governors to participate in U.N. climate talks

2021-10-30T00:32+0200lacrossetribune (en)

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham talks at the Randall Davey Audubon Center on the outskirts of Santa Fe, N.M. At least half a dozen U.S. governors, all Democrats, are heading to the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, to tout their state's....

US Democratic governors to participate in U.N. climate talks

2021-10-30T00:32+0200gazette (en)

FILE - In this March 13, 2016, file photo provided by Louisiana State Police, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards surveys floods in Vinton, La. At least half a dozen U.S. governors, all Democrats, are heading to the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, to tout their state's climate progress at....

US Democratic governors to participate in U.N. climate talks

2021-10-30T00:21+0200missoulian (en)

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham talks at the Randall Davey Audubon Center on the outskirts of Santa Fe, N.M. At least half a dozen U.S. governors, all Democrats, are heading to the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, to tout their state's....

US Democratic governors to participate in U.N. climate talks

2021-10-30T00:17+0200wacotrib (en)

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham talks at the Randall Davey Audubon Center on the outskirts of Santa Fe, N.M. At least half a dozen U.S. governors, all Democrats, are heading to the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, to tout their state's....

US Democratic governors to participate in U.N. climate talks

2021-10-30T00:00+0200timesdaily (en)

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham talks at the Randall Davey Audubon Center on the outskirts of Santa Fe, N.M. At least half a dozen U.S. governors, all Democrats, are heading to the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, to tout their state's....

Heavy rains, gusts, and coastal floods have created powerful storms that flood parts of the eastern United States.

2021-10-29T23:58+0200eminetra (en)

Heavy storms flood parts of the eastern United States on Fridays and Saturdays with heavy rains, gusts, and coastal floods, while the Gulf Coast and southeastern regions are hit by thunderstorms shortly after multiple tornadoes. Local National Weather Service in Baltimore and Washington DC Calls the....

Can European floods be the result of climate change?Anna Pesara Newsted Wood

2021-10-29T22:53+0200londonnewstime (en)

Throughout Europe, a series of floods shook the continent from England to Germany to the Netherlands. This first started on July 12, 2021. Heavy rains moved from France to Germany and then to Belgium, and many parts of Europe slowly faced heavy floods.

MIL-OSI USA: Pallone, Pascrell Announce Bipartisan Flood Insurance Legislation

2021-10-29T20:32+0200foreignaffairs-nz (en)

Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Frank Pallone (6th District of New Jersey) Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06), Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), and Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA-03) announced the National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2021.

El clima del Reino Unido: lluvias torrenciales golpean Londres después de que las grandes inundaciones provoquen un incidente importante en Escocia

2021-10-29T10:28+0200ezanime (es)

La capital está programada para ver tres días de fuertes lluvias a partir de esta mañana. El suroeste de Inglaterra y Gales también se verán afectados por una advertencia meteorológica amarilla por lluvia hoy hasta mañana por la tarde. Las advertencias meteorológicas de fuertes lluvias están....

Forecasters predict one of worst tidal flood events since 2003 in Northeast

2021-10-29T04:38+0200wishtv (en)

. by: Allison Chinchar, CNN Meteorologist. (CNN) — Over 20 million people are under alerts for coastal flooding, including residents of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., as a large and powerful low pressure system shifts from the central United States toward the Northeast.

. Can Greater Bay Area survive extreme weather?

2021-10-29T04:27+0200chinadailyhk (en)

We are missing the UN’s climate change mitigation targets. Extreme weather has devastated North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Rising sea levels pose direct risks to societies living along the coasts and on islands. The Bay Area urgently needs integrated disaster planning. Li Bingcun reports from Shenzhen.

Los meteorólogos predicen una de las mayores marejadas en las últimas dos décadas

2021-10-29T04:27+0200cnnespanol (es)

(CNN) -- Más de 20 millones de personas están bajo alerta por inundaciones costeras, incluidos los residentes de Baltimore y Washington, a medida que un gran y potente sistema de baja presión se desplaza desde el centro de Estados Unidos hacia el noreste.

Pronostican una de las mayores marejadas en décadas en el noreste

2021-10-29T04:19+0200cnnMexico (es)

(CNN) -- Más de 20 millones de personas están bajo alerta por inundaciones costeras, incluidos los residentes de Baltimore y Washington, a medida que un gran y potente sistema de baja presión se desplaza desde el centro de Estados Unidos hacia el noreste.

Watch Cars Floating Through Streets After A Rare And Deadly Cyclone In Sicily

2021-10-28T20:46+0200wonderfulengineering (en)

The island of Sicily was ravaged by floods triggered by days of torrential rain on Tuesday, forcing rescue operations and stay-at-home warnings amid the harsh weather that also drenched Calabria in southwest Italy. Two deaths were recorded, according to the Sicilian Farmers’ Association, after a powerful cyclonic storm dumped 300 mm (11.

China asume nuevos compromisos medioambientales previo a la COP26

2021-10-28T20:07+0200elsoldemexico (es)

AFP. Lázaro vio con impotencia a su hijo de 17 años emprender camino a Estados Unidos cuando su aldea quedó bajo agua. Dos huracanes arrasaron las siembras de cardamomo de este campesino y de otros miles de indígenas en el norte de Guatemala. Algunos como su hijo Óscar no tuvieron otra opción que emigrar.

Bomb Cyclone 2021 Map: Which States Have Been Affected?

2021-10-27T18:16+0200newsweek (en)

The West Coast of the U.S. has been subject to some pretty harsh weather conditions over the past few days, all thanks to the bomb cyclonea weather event which has caused everything from mudslides to powercuts in some states. The cyclone, which takes place when winds become suddenly more intense due....

ChinaGEO Supports Thai Flood Disaster Response

2021-10-27T06:26+0200cas-cn (en)

Flooding triggered by tropical storm Dianmu has affected nearly half of Thailand's provinces in recent weeks. The Thai Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reported that the downpours have led to flooding in 30 provinces in central, northern and northeastern Thailand, affecting more than 70,000 households.

75% districts in India vulnerable to climate crisis, face risk of floods: Report

2021-10-26T20:48+0200HindustanTimes (en)

A new study has found that 25 of 35 Indian states and union territories are highly vulnerable to climate change induced “hydro-met” disasters (floods and drought), with Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Bihar being the most at risk. The study based on climate vulnerability mapping of....

Islanders sue Australia for inaction on climate change

2021-10-26T15:04+0200trust (en)

The Torres Strait Islanders face the threat of floods and salt ruining their soil as global warming leads to more storms and rising sea levels. MELBOURNE, Oct 26 (Reuters) - A group of Torres Strait Islanders living off Australia's north coast filed a court claim against the Australian government on....

New tools to map flood risk will help bring disaster planning up to date

2021-10-26T12:29+0200reliefWeb (en)

Author: Hamid Mehmood - Senior Researcher, United Nations University. Disclosure statement Hamid Mehmood does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

Reiteran compromiso con la adaptación para hacer frente a la crisis climática

2021-10-26T03:58+0200diaadia (es)

Próximos a celebrar la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático de 2021, reconocida como COP26 , a realizarse en Glasgow , Reino Unido manteniendo como reto demostrar la urgencia y las oportunidades de avanzar hacia una economía neutra en carbono.

MIL-OSI Global: New tools to map flood risk will help bring disaster planning up...

2021-10-25T15:32+0200foreignaffairs-nz (en)

– By Hamid Mehmood, Senior Researcher, United Nations University. Forecasts are key to mitigating the worst effects of floods. Vadim Petrakov/Shutterstock. About 90% of natural disasters are water-related – most notably cyclones, floods and droughts. Since 2000, over 5,300 water-related disasters....

Drought-stricken California pounded by massive storm

2021-10-25T15:20+0200startribune (en)

Drenching rains and strong winds accompanied the weekend arrival of an atmospheric river — a long plume of Pacific moisture — into the drought-stricken state. Rainfall records were shattered and heavy snow pounded high elevations of the Sierra Nevada. The National Weather Service peppered the state with flash flood warnings.

Outages becoming longer and more frequent as failure to tackle climate change affects US power grid

2021-10-25T14:20+0200independent-UK (en)

Every time a storm lashes the Carolina coast, the power lines on Tonye Gray’s street go down, cutting her lights and air conditioning. After Hurricane Florence in 2018, Gray went three days with no way to refrigerate medicine for her multiple sclerosis or pump the floodwater out of her basement.

'Historic' rain threatens California

2021-10-25T11:16+0200arkansasonline (en)

SAN FRANCISCO -- A powerful storm roared ashore Sunday in Northern California, flooding highways, toppling trees and causing mud flows in areas burned bare by recent fires as forecasters predict record-breaking rainfall. Drenching rain and strong winds accompanied the arrival of an atmospheric river....

Bomb cyclone bashes California; flooding, mudslides reported

2021-10-25T07:19+0200upi (en)

Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Drought-ridden California was inundated with heavy rains and strong winds on Sunday and overnight by a large storm swirling off the western coast of the United States, causing mudslides, landslides and flash floods, prompting officials to issue evacuation orders.

Wildfire in U.S. produces widespread ecological damage to river system: survey

2021-10-25T06:24+0200ecns (en)

One year after the most destructive wildfire in U.S. Colorado history torched 208,913 acres (845.4 square kilometers), biologists were lamenting the slow recovery of the nearby water system. "As feared, recent surveys of the river showed thousands of fish were killed as a result of the fire and its lasting impact," CBS 4 Denver reported Saturday.

Wildfire in U.S. produces widespread ecological damage to river system: survey

2021-10-25T04:49+0200peopledaily (en)

DENVER, the United States, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- One year after the most destructive wildfire in U.S. Colorado history torched 208,913 acres (845.4 square kilometers), biologists were lamenting the slow recovery of the nearby water system. "As feared, recent surveys of the river showed thousands of....

Wildfire in US produces widespread ecological damage to river system: survey

2021-10-25T04:20+0200chinadaily (en)

FILE PHOTO: A wind-driven wildfire burns near power line tower in Sylmar, California, US, October 10, 2019. [Photo/Agencies] DENVER, the United States -- One year after the most destructive wildfire in US Colorado history torched 208,913 acres (845.4 square kilometers), biologists were lamenting the slow recovery of the nearby water system.

United States Mudslides, power outages as storm drenches burn-scarred California 1:58 AM UTC

2021-10-25T04:10+0200reuters-es (en)

Oct 24 (Reuters) - A powerful storm drenched wildfire-scarred Northern California on Sunday, triggering mudslides and flooding, while heavy winds toppled utility poles and downed trees in what meteorologists called a "bomb cyclone." Up to 10 inches (25 cm) of rain were expected to wash over the West....

United States Mudslides, power outages as storm drenches burn-scarred California 1:58 AM UTC

2021-10-25T04:04+0200reuters-it (en)

Oct 24 (Reuters) - A powerful storm drenched wildfire-scarred Northern California on Sunday, triggering mudslides and flooding, while heavy winds toppled utility poles and downed trees in what meteorologists called a "bomb cyclone." Up to 10 inches (25 cm) of rain were expected to wash over the West....

Wildfire in U.S. produces ecological damage to river system: survey

2021-10-25T01:13+0200dailyfinland-fi (en)

One year after the most destructive wildfire in U.S. Colorado history torched 208,913 acres (845.4 square kilometers), biologists were lamenting the slow recovery of the nearby water system, reported Xinhua. "As feared, recent surveys of the river showed thousands of fish were killed as a result of....

Bomb Cyclone and ‘Atmospheric River’ Pummel California With Rain and Wind - The New York Times

2021-10-24T22:09+0200google-top-stories-innovatie (en)

California bore the brunt on Sunday of what meteorologists referred to as a “bomb cyclone” and an “atmospheric river,” a convergence of storms that brought more than half a foot of rain to parts of the Bay Area, along with high winds, concerns about flash floods and the potential for heavy snow in the Sierra Nevada.

Bomb Cyclone and ‘Atmospheric River’ Pummel California With Rain and Wind

2021-10-24T21:00+0200nytimes (en)

California bore the brunt on Sunday of what meteorologists referred to as a “bomb cyclone” and an “atmospheric river,” a convergence of storms that brought more than half a foot of rain to parts of the Bay Area, along with high winds, concerns about flash floods and the potential for heavy snow in the Sierra Nevada.

Wildfire in U.S. produces widespread ecological damage to river system: survey

2021-10-24T20:50+0200china.org.cn (en)

DENVER, the United States, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- One year after the most destructive wildfire in U.S. Colorado history torched 208,913 acres (845.4 square kilometers), biologists were lamenting the slow recovery of the nearby water system. "As feared, recent surveys of the river showed thousands of....

MIL-OSI Global: Evacuations ordered as a powerful storm heads for California’s wildfire burn scars,...

2021-10-24T20:24+0200foreignaffairs-nz (en)

began to drench the West Coast. While the storm brings much-needed water to a region in the midst of an historic drought, and should significantly lower the wildfire risk after a destructive fire year, it also brings dangerous new flood and mudslide risks, particularly in areas Wildfires strip away....

An extreme and potentially ‘historic atmospheric river’ is battering California

2021-10-24T18:29+0200stripes (en)

Amid an exceptional drought that has wrought havoc on California for years, a Level 5 out of 5 atmospheric river is soaking the region, dumping double-digit rainfall totals and up to 6 feet of mountain snow. This heavy precipitation will help ease the drought but produce dangerous mudslides and debris flows in areas recently devastated by fires.

Severe weather looms coast-to-coast

2021-10-24T10:09+0200nbcnews (en)

Wet and severe winter-like weather is forecast for much of the United States as a Pacific storm aims for California, and a thunderous, unsettled system moves into the Midwest and mid-Atlantic. The severe weather, including flooding and high winds, could impact 108 million people late Saturday into Tuesday.

Fire-Scarred California Braces for More Storms, Flash Floods

2021-10-24T00:08+0200nbcbayarea (en)

Northern California residents relieved that this week’s rain helped contain stubborn wildfires and soaked dry gardens were cleaning up Friday and preparing for a massive storm this weekend that could bring flash flooding to vast areas scorched by fire.

Home News "Water bomb" in Flanders would cost up to 2 billion euros in damages 25 min

2021-10-23T18:19+0200deredactie-en (en)

A so-called water bomb - an exceptional amount of rain in a short time span - in Flanders would cause havoc to an amount of 2 billion euros. That's according to a first analysis by the Flemish government, which says a team of experts will be put in place to prepare Flanders better against such a natural disaster.

Storms, Flash Floods Predicted In Wild Fire Ravaged California

2021-10-23T12:19+0200outlookindia (en)

Northern California residents relieved that this week's rain helped contain stubborn wildfires and soaked dry gardens were cleaning up Friday and preparing for a massive storm this weekend that could bring flash flooding to vast areas scorched by fire.

Fire-Scarred California Braces for More Storms, Flash Floods

2021-10-23T11:38+0200theepochtimes (en)

SAN FRANCISCO—Northern California residents relieved that this week’s rain helped contain stubborn wildfires and soaked dry gardens were cleaning up Friday and preparing for a massive storm this weekend that could bring flash flooding to vast areas scorched by fire.

Fire-scarred California braces for more storms, flash floods

2021-10-23T01:15+0200news-gazette (en)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California residents relieved that this week’s rain helped contain stubborn wildfires and soaked dry gardens were cleaning up Friday and preparing for a massive storm this weekend that could bring flash flooding to vast areas scorched by fire.

Fire-scarred California braces for more storms, flash floods

2021-10-22T23:52+0200click2houston (en)

A pedestrian carries an umbrella while crossing a street at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Showers drifted across the drought-stricken and fire-scarred landscape of Northern California on Wednesday, trailed by a series of progressively stronger storms that are expected....

Fire-scarred California braces for more storms, flash floods

2021-10-22T23:02+0200news-gazette (en)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California residents relieved that this week’s rain helped contain stubborn wildfires and soaked dry gardens were cleaning up Friday and preparing for a massive storm this weekend that could bring flash flooding to vast areas scorched by fire.

Fire-scarred California braces for more storms, flash floods

2021-10-22T22:55+0200gazette (en)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California residents relieved that this week’s rain helped contain stubborn wildfires and soaked dry gardens were cleaning up Friday and preparing for a massive storm this weekend that could bring flash flooding to vast areas scorched by fire.

Fire-scarred California braces for more storms, flash floods

2021-10-22T22:49+0200krmg (en)

California Storms Crossing guard Katy Bredahl is pelted with rain while keeping an eye out for children on Marinwood Avenue in San Rafael, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Northern California residents delighted by this week's rain were cleaning up Friday and preparing for a massive storm this....

Fire-scarred California braces for more storms, flash floods

2021-10-22T22:41+0200wftv (en)

California Storms Crossing guard Katy Bredahl is pelted with rain while keeping an eye out for children on Marinwood Avenue in San Rafael, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Northern California residents delighted by this week's rain were cleaning up Friday and preparing for a massive storm this....

Fire-scarred California braces for more storms, flash floods

2021-10-22T22:26+0200startribune (en)

A flood warning was posted in part of Siskiyou County bordering Oregon, where "local law enforcement reported debris flow and flooding on (a) roadway from excessive runoff," according to the National Weather Service's office in Medford, Oregon. The NWS said elevations above 9,000 feet (2,745 meters)....

Fire-scarred California braces for more storms, flash floods

2021-10-22T22:22+0200actionnewsjax (en)

California Storms Crossing guard Katy Bredahl is pelted with rain while keeping an eye out for children on Marinwood Avenue in San Rafael, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Northern California residents delighted by this week's rain were cleaning up Friday and preparing for a massive storm this....

Fire-scarred California braces for more storms, flash floods

2021-10-22T22:21+0200wsoctv (en)

California Storms Crossing guard Katy Bredahl is pelted with rain while keeping an eye out for children on Marinwood Avenue in San Rafael, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Northern California residents delighted by this week's rain were cleaning up Friday and preparing for a massive storm this....

Fire-Scarred California Braces for More Storms, Flash Floods

2021-10-22T22:07+0200nbcbayarea (en)

The NWS said elevations above 9,000 feet (2,745 meters) in the Sierra Nevada could get 18 inches of snow or more from Sunday until Monday morning and warned of possible power outages and road closures. The service also issued a flood watch for much of Northern California from Saturday night to 5 p.m.

MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Consultation on draft River Basin & Flood Risk Management Plans opens

2021-10-22T19:09+0200foreignaffairs-nz (en)

The Environment Agency has today (22 October) launched a six month consultation on the statutory review of the draft River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs) which set out how organisations, stakeholders and communities will work together to improve the water environment over the next six years.

Extreme rain over California's burn scars causes mudslides: This is what cascading climate disasters look like

2021-10-22T14:45+0200phys (en)

While the storms will bring much-needed water to a parched region and should significantly lower the wildfire risk , they also bring dangerous new flood and mudslide risks, particularly in areas recovering from wildfires. Wildfires strip away vegetation and leave the soil less able to absorb water.

Monsoon floods and landslides kill 101 people in Nepal

2021-10-22T12:41+0200wionews (en)

The death toll from the unprecedented rainfall continues to rise; this has triggered flash floods and landslides killing as many as 101 people across Nepal. Heavy rainfall started in the area on Monday and has since continued. Due to this, many properties have been damaged, leaving many as 2,232 houses inundated.

MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Flood-risk reduced for South Ferriby

2021-10-22T02:00+0200foreignaffairs-nz (en)

Source: UK Government. Flood-risk reduced for South Ferriby Risk reduced for 150 properties, 3,000 hectares, and vital infrastructure. £248 million of economic damages avoided over the next 100 years. Communities now protected from floods similar to December 2013 tidal surge.

Storms headed to Oregon, California bring mudslide risks

2021-10-22T00:44+0200oregonlive (en)

By Amir AghaKouchak , University of California, Irvine. Two powerful storm systems known as atmospheric rivers are heading for northern California and Oregon, a region in the midst of an historic drought. While the storms will bring much-needed water to a parched region and should significantly....

Compounding Threats to US Infrastructure Pinpointed by New “Risk Triage” Platform

2021-10-22T00:23+0200focustechnica (en)

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Compounding Threats to US Infrastructure Pinpointed by New “Risk Triage” Platform

2021-10-21T23:51+0200scitechdaily (en)

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Extreme rain heads for California' s burn scars, raising the risk of mudslides this is what cascading climate disasters look like

2021-10-21T21:05+0200menafn (en)

- The Conversation) Two powerful storm systems known as atmospheric rivers are heading for northern California and Oregon, a region in the midst of an historic drought. While the storms will bring much-needed water to a parched region and should significantly lower the wildfire risk, they also bring....

MIL-OSI Global: Extreme rain heads for California’s burn scars, raising the risk of mudslides...

2021-10-21T20:34+0200foreignaffairs-nz (en)

Two powerful storm systems known as atmospheric rivers are heading for northern California and Oregon, a region in the midst of an historic drought. While the storms will bring much-needed water to a parched region and should significantly lower the wildfire risk, they also bring dangerous new flood....

Extreme rain heads for California’s burn scars, raising the risk of mudslides – this is what cascading climate disasters look like

2021-10-21T20:13+0200theconversation-us (en)

Two powerful storm systems known as atmospheric rivers are heading for northern California and Oregon, a region in the midst of an historic drought. While the storms will bring much-needed water to a parched region and should significantly lower the wildfire risk, they also bring dangerous new flood....

High-Resolution Climate Model Plus a High-Resolution Coastal Flood Model to Predict Climate Change

2021-10-21T15:43+0200azocleantech (en)

Argonne-developed high-resolution models predict the effect of climate change on the extratropical storms that bear down on the Northeast in the winter. These days, we expect studies regarding climate change to illustrate some distressing outcomes. Droughts are more widespread, wildfires more frequent, hurricanes more powerful.

Banning Drones from China Has Hurt U.S. Ability to Fight Forest Fires

2021-10-21T00:03+0200newsweek-USA (en)

U.S. government moves restricting agencies access to the massive market of cheap and effective small drones made in China has made it more difficult to fight forest fires that have raged nationwide at unprecedented rates, among other important tasks. The trend has also created a sharp divide among experts, officials and drone companies.

Innovative models predict effects of climate change on nor'easters

2021-10-20T21:40+0200phys (en)

These days, we expect studies regarding climate change to illustrate some distressing outcomes. Droughts are more widespread, wildfires more frequent, hurricanes more powerful. But results from a recent study on the potential for increased intensity and frequency of nor'easters— storm events that....

Banning Drones from China Has Hurt U.S. Ability to Fight Forest Fires

2021-10-20T19:44+0200newsweek (en)

U.S. government moves restricting agencies access to the massive market of cheap and effective small drones made in China has made it more difficult to fight forest fires that have raged nationwide at unprecedented rates, among other important tasks. The trend has also created a sharp divide among experts, officials and drone companies.

Innovative models predict effects of climate change on nor’easters

2021-10-20T17:17+0200anl-gov (en)

We found a decrease in extreme coastal sea levels that occur on average every 1 3 years during the cool season months, in many parts of the Northeast,” said William Pringle, a coastal and geophysical scientist with the U.S. Department of Energy’s ( DOE ) Argonne National Laboratory.

New Jersey animal haven closing after Ida flooding raised safety concerns

2021-10-19T18:18+0200abc7ny (en)

PISCATAWAY, New Jersey (WABC) -- An animal haven in New Jersey is shutting down after severe flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida raised concerns from animal welfare advocates. The Johnson Park Animal Haven in Middlesex County flooded last month after the region was hit by Ida's heavy rains.

In Italia poca prevenzione sulle inondazioni: non si può arginare ogni corso d’acqua

2021-10-19T15:16+0200ilfattoquotidiano (it)

Negli ultimi anni, tutti i 50 Stati Uniti d’America hanno subito inondazioni significative. La frequenza degli eventi disastrosi è aumentata in modo considerevole per molte ragioni, prima di tutto l’inconsapevolezza climatica e territoriale. L’Agenzia Federale per la Gestione delle Emergenze (....

Building Detection and how it informs flood scenarios: A Case Study of Ho Chi Minh City Data Stories Flood risk and infrastructure in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Flooding has become a regular part of day… Elizabeth Duffy • Oct 19, 2021

2021-10-19T14:07+0200up42-de (en)

Flood risk and infrastructure in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Flooding has become a regular part of day-to-day life in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam but so has urbanization. HCMC is Vietnam's biggest metropolis and one of the fastest-growing economic centers in Asia, and yet 40 to 45 % of the city is less than 1 m above sea level.

Waverly and nearby areas hurt by flooding still need help. Here's what I'm doing. | Opinion

2021-10-19T01:05+0200tennessean (en)

Kerry Roberts is the Tennessee State Senator for Robertson, Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, and Humphreys counties. Waverly and Humphreys County have a special place in our hearts. My wife Dianne and I started visiting soon after the new Senate districts were announced in 2012 and were quickly adopted into the Humphreys County family.

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