User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Storms
Last updated: Mar 26 2020 09:31 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Help needed to rescue UK's old rainfall records 26.3.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Pre-1960s handwritten rain gauge data can inform drought and flood planning, but only if digitised.
The West is in an expanding 20-year drought that a 'March Miracle' will do little to change 20.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Despite recent rains, moderate to severe drought is expanding in the Western U.S.

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Major spring flood risk remains high for Red River 20.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The regions most likely to experience major flooding include parts of North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. The potential for major flooding is elevated along the Red River, the James River and parts of the Upper Mississippi River, according to the NOAA's National Water Center.
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If you own a restaurant right now, what do you do? 15.3.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Chefs and restaurant owners in L.A. and across the nation are facing unprecedented difficulties.

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The spectacular failures and successes of massive dams 11.3.2020 BBC: World
It can be fiendishly complex to measure the social and environmental effects of large-scale dams.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits flood-hit Bewdley 8.3.2020 BBC: Front Page
Plans to double funding for flood defences in England over the next five years have been announced.
Storm payouts average out at £32,000 per household 7.3.2020 BBC: Business
The bill to clean up after storms Dennis and Ciara will be more than £360m, insurers say.
Torrential rains kill 16 on Brazil coast, dozens missing 4.3.2020 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Brazil’s southeast region has been hit by heavy rains this year, causing recurrent floods and landslides
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In pictures: Brazil hit by deadly rain and landslides 4.3.2020 BBC: World
At least 18 people die and more than 40 are missing in the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Climate concerns grow amid wettest February on record 3.3.2020 BBC: Science
Last month was the wettest ever February in the UK, according to records that stretch back to 1862.
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Flooding: Storm Dennis is 'a taste of things to come' for Wales 2.3.2020 BBC: Front Page
Experts paint a bleak picture for areas of Wales clearing up after recent storm damage.
Storm Jorge: New floods 'won't be as extreme' 1.3.2020 BBC: Front Page
More floods are expected in parts of the West Midlands but peak river levels will be lower.
California's super-dry February raises specter of early fires and drawn-down reservoirs 29.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

California is set to conclude one of its driest Februaries in recorded history, elevating fears that the state's fire season could arrive early this year.

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Storm Jorge: Flood-hit areas braced for more severe weather 29.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
A "critical incident" is declared in south Wales, while engineers repair defences in Shropshire.
Storm Jorge flooding: 'Critical incident' declared after flooding 29.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Areas including Pontypridd and Ely in Cardiff are affected after more rain brought by Storm Jorge.
Ironbridge flooding: Storm Jorge fears prompt defences repair plan 28.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
More heavy rain is expected in Ironbridge, Shropshire, as engineers replaced damaged defences.
East Yorkshire flooding worsens as residents evacuated from homes 28.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Water is pouring off fields which are unable to hold it from the swollen River Aire.
England floods: George Eustice defends government response 27.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
On a visit to flood-hit Shropshire, George Eustice says decisions have been made "in a timely way".
West Midlands floods: 'Ten days of difficult conditions' to come 27.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Residents in two flooded towns are evacuated as more rain threatens to swell the River Severn.
Environment Agency chief: Avoid building new homes on flood plains 25.2.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
The head of the Environment Agency says new buildings should be made more resilient to flooding.
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