User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Hurricanes
Last updated: Aug 16 2017 21:42 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Yes, this summer has been exceptionally wet. Here's how strange it's been. 16.8.2017 Washington Post
Yes, this summer has been exceptionally wet. Here's how strange it's been.
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New Orleans braces for new flooding as it copes with power outages, failed pumping system 12.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Heather Wright is a New Orleans native, so she knows that flooding is a part of life in the city. New Orleans lies up to 10 feet below sea level and is mostly surrounded by water.

“I’ve lived in New Orleans all my life, so water is in my DNA,” Wright said Friday. “I survived Hurricane Katrina and...

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In New Orleans, State Of Emergency Continues After Heavy Flooding 12.8.2017 NPR: All Things Considered
A state of emergency remains in effect in New Orleans after heavy flooding last weekend. Storms inundated the city's drainage system, and the fallout has led to resignations and frustrations with a system that failed during Hurricane Katrina.
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New Orleans on edge as city scrambles to fix pumping system 11.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Schools closed for the week, and the mayor of New Orleans urged residents to park their cars on high ground. It’s a familiar routine for the city during hurricane season, but this time the threat wasn’t churning in the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana’s governor declared a state of emergency in New […]
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Governor declares emergency in New Orleans as pump system is compromised 11.8.2017 Washington Post
Governor declares emergency in New Orleans as pump system is compromised
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Emergency declared in New Orleans as new flood threat looms 11.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Louisiana's governor declared a state of emergency in New Orleans on Thursday as the city's malfunctioning water-pumping system and the threat of more rain left some neighborhoods at greater risk of flooding.

The city scrambled to repair fire-damaged equipment at a power plant and shore up its...

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Emergency declared in New Orleans as flood threat looms 11.8.2017 AP Top News
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Louisiana's governor declared a state of emergency in New Orleans on Thursday as the city's malfunctioning water-pumping system and the threat of more rain left some neighborhoods at greater risk of flooding....
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Hit By Flooding And Pumping System Crisis, New Orleans Braces For More Rain 11.8.2017 NPR News
Despite public assurances that pumps were operational, the city saw severe flooding last weekend. Now there are concerns more flooding might be on the way.
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Season's first hurricane crashes into Mexico's east coast 10.8.2017 Washington Post
Season's first hurricane crashes into Mexico's east coast
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The Energy 202: Trump's lack of nuclear knowledge is what's really scary 10.8.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump's lack of nuclear knowledge is what's really scary
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Franklin Downgraded To Tropical Storm As It Moves Across Mexico 10.8.2017 NPR News
The first hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season made landfall in eastern Mexico and should break up by late Thursday or Friday. But its rains could cause intense flooding.
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Hurricane Franklin nears Mexico’s coast for 2nd landfall 10.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Franklin roared ashore on Mexico’s central Gulf coast early Thursday, threatening to pound a mountainous region prone to flash floods and mudslides with torrential rains and heavy winds. Franklin strengthened into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season on Wednesday and its landfall early Thursday was its second on Mexican […]
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Franklin becomes 1st Atlantic hurricane as it aims at Mexico 10.8.2017 Washington Post: World
Franklin strengthened into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season Wednesday as it neared Mexico’s central Gulf coast, heading for an overnight landfall that would be its second on Mexican territory in three days.
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Scattered showers linger on Thursday; update on Hurricane Franklin 10.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Periods of rain are expected Wednesday night over much of Minnesota, and some spots will see thunderstorms. The Storm Prediction Center of the National Weather Service shows a marginal risk of severe weather Wednesday evening and overnight Wednesday night over western Minnesota: Thursday rain chance Scattered showers are possible over Minnesota on Thursday, and an isolated…
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Hot words after New Orleans flood, pump problems revealed 10.8.2017 AP National
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- As volunteers hauled soggy insulation out of a flooded store that belongs to a prominent New Orleans social club Wednesday, the group's president said city pumping problems implicated in weekend flooding were unacceptable....
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‘Nothing you can do’: It wasn’t even a hurricane this time, but New Orleans flooded anyway 10.8.2017 Washington Post
Panic and rough memories surfaced in New Orleans this week as residents faced a reminder of what can happen with heavy rains, even though U.S. taxpayers have spent nearly $15 billion rebuilding the city’s flood protections since 2005.
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The Latest: Franklin is first hurricane of Atlantic season 10.8.2017 Washington Post: World
The Latest on Hurricane Franklin (all times local):
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Showers and thunderstorms are on their way 9.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It’s time for rain gauges to do their job. Showers and thunderstorms built in the Dakotas during the night. Now they are making their way across Minnesota. For the southern half of Minnesota, today will bring two separate shots of rain. The first area of storms has already developed and has spread through west central…
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Insurer: Miami is more vulnerable to hurricanes like Andrew 9.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

MIAMI (AP) — Almost 25 years have passed since a Category 5 hurricane struck south of Miami, and the city’s vulnerability to catastrophic storm damage has grown exponentially, according to a new insurance underwriters’ analysis. At the time, Hurricane Andrew was the most expensive natural disaster in U.S. history, causing more than $26 billion of […]
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Insurer: Miami is more vulnerable to hurricanes like Andrew 9.8.2017 AP National
MIAMI (AP) -- Almost 25 years have passed since a Category 5 hurricane struck south of Miami, and the city's vulnerability to catastrophic storm damage has grown exponentially, according to a new insurance underwriters' analysis....
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