User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Tornados
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The Coming Disaster Assistance Battles 26.8.2016 American Prospect
AP Photo/Max Becherer Standing water closes roads in Sorrento, Louisiana, Saturday, August 20, 2016. Louisiana continues to dig itself out from devastating floods, with search parties going door to door looking for survivors or bodies trapped by flooding.  The southern Louisiana floods have unleashed squabbles over how much federal aid Louisiana will ultimately receive. Thirteen have died in the affected parishes, and thousands more have lost their homes and plan to seek millions in aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the indispensable but much-maligned agency charged with overseeing response and recovery in places like Baton Rouge and its environs. Dealing with federal disaster assistance requests in the wake of major floods, snowstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and wildfires should be straightforward. Sometimes an event may hit a local community hard, but not hard enough to warrant a federal disaster declaration and the dollars that come with it. Depending on the severity of a catastrophe, ...
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When touring disasters, politicians weigh image, distraction 26.8.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — In a dramatic, made-for-camera arrival, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence stepped off a Blackhawk helicopter to tour tornado-damaged neighborhoods Thursday, giving out hugs and promising swift assistance a day after several twisters touched down. The people of this city about an hour north of Indianapolis, where a tornado toppled a Starbucks coffee […]
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When touring disasters, politicians weigh image, distraction 26.8.2016 AP National
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) -- In a dramatic, made-for-camera arrival, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence stepped off a Blackhawk helicopter to tour tornado-damaged neighborhoods Thursday, giving out hugs and promising swift assistance a day after several twisters touched down....
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Why don't more storms get names? 23.8.2016 CNN: Top Stories
In the United States, hurricanes are the only kinds of storms that get a name. Andrew, Katrina Ivan, Sandy. Other major storms -- tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and blizzards -- aren't as special. The recent flooding in Louisiana caused damage on the level of a hurricane, but the storm had no name.
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Why Americans now expect their presidents to turn up at natural disasters 23.8.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Hurricane Katrina raised expectations, but calls for presidential visits date back to Coolidge.
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How the Blue Cut Blaze Spawns Those Insane Firenadoes 19.8.2016 Wired Top Stories
How the Blue Cut Blaze Spawns Those Insane Firenadoes
Firenadoes are spinning columns of smoke and fire, caused by wind interacting with the blaze itself---a complex mix of fire and fluid dynamics. The post How the Blue Cut Blaze Spawns Those Insane Firenadoes appeared first on WIRED.
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Severe weather outlook 18.8.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A cold front will move slowly through Minnesota this afternoon and evening. There is plenty of juicy air out ahead of the cold front, so thunderstorms are expected to become more numerous this afternoon and this evening. Periods of thunderstorms are also expected overnight. The front stalls out to our southeast on Friday, so periods of rain and a…
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Why so many refuse to evacuate as wildfires approach 18.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Trucks and SUVs hurtled out of the canyons in clouds of dust, loaded to the headliners with keepsakes and valuables, towing ATVs and old Jeeps.

As if there weren’t enough smoke in the air, Leo Paguin took a drag from a cigarette and watched his neighbors flee.

“Those are the smart ones, I guess,”...

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Pic of the week: A tiny thunderstorm steals the desert sky 12.8.2016 Washington Post
Pic of the week: A tiny thunderstorm steals the desert sky
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Severe t-storm watch: Heavy rain and strong winds possible this afternoon, evening 29.7.2016 Washington Post
Severe t-storm watch: Heavy rain and strong winds possible this afternoon, evening
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Watch a bolt of lightning obliterate this telephone pole, then watch it again in slo-mo 26.7.2016 Washington Post
Watch a bolt of lightning obliterate this telephone pole, then watch it again in slo-mo
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Tornado touches down near Coulee City 23.7.2016 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down near Coulee City as severe weather hit the Inland Northwest....
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Saturday severe risk, feeling 50 degrees cooler next weekend? 23.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Get ready for another round of severe storms Saturday.
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14 die due to rains in China 21.7.2016 New Kerala: World News
Beijing, July 21 : At least 14 people died and 72 went missing as torrential rainfall continued in China's Hebei province, according to the civil affairs bureau.
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Saturday night storms, heat arrives next week 16.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
An active July in Minnesota.
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Flooding threatens east-central Minnesota, days after statewide downpours 15.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Storms of this magnitude are rare, but they've been happening more frequently in Minnesota in recent years. This is the sixth so-called "mega rain event" in the state since the year 2000.
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‘Mega-rain’ biggest since Duluth flood, extreme heat next week 15.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Biggest rain event in 4 years for Minnesota.
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Reporters standing in water 14.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Flooding is causing nightmares for the people of Pine and Kanabec counties in Minnesota. The only good news is we've got new additions to our growing scrapbook of TV reporters who think they have to stand in water to tell you about it.
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Sheriff’s officials: 2 people have died in Wisconsin floods 13.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

LITCHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say at least two people have died in flooding caused by powerful storms that damaged homes, washed out roads and stranded motorists in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. In Wisconsin, Bayfield County sheriff’s officials say an 84-year-old Illinois man died Tuesday when his vehicle became submerged in a flooded ditch. A […]
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Tornadoes, debris ball, major heat wave next week? 13.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Summer of 2016 heating up in multiple ways.
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