User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Tornados
Last updated: May 29 2015 12:56 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Storms keep coming, especially in Texas 29.5.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
A cold front is expected to move into the Front Range on Friday morning.
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Latest on flooding: Flood risk for city southwest of Houston 28.5.2015 Seattle Times: Local
9:35 a.m. (CDT) Authorities are asking those who live in about 300 homes in the small southwestern Texas city of Wharton to leave due to the risk of flooding. Wharton emergency management coordinator Steve Johnson says the Colorado River should crest in the city at about 45.5 feet on Friday night or early Saturday. Paula […]
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At least 13 still missing, 17 dead as flooded Texas sees more rain 27.5.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Crews in Texas will resume searches Wednesday for the 11 people who have now been missing for three days in the small tourist town of Wimberley, where the usually calm Blanco River swelled to an ocean-like squall that crested three times above flood stage. In Houston, where nearly a foot of ...
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Tornado ripping through Ohio town captured on camera - video 27.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Amateur video captured a tornado churning through the small Ohio town of Beavercreek. The tornado tossed cars and trucks in a store parking lot and brought down trees. Police said two people in the parking lot suffered minor injuries. The twister was one of several severe weather events to hit the US this week. Further south, torrential rain killed at least 19 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including four in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and destroyed hundreds of homes. Continue reading...
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Punishing storms in Texas test government emergency response 27.5.2015 Seattle Times: Local
Crews will resume searches Wednesday for 11 people who have now been missing for three days.
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What can be done to stop deadly floods? 27.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
The deadly rainfall that has left many parts of Houston underwater has happened before and can happen again -- not only in Texas but other cities that are unprepared. Houston has been known to flood even in moderately heavy rains -- some of its roads are designed to collect large pools of water when the city's drainage gets overwhelmed, which happens pretty often. And some parts of the city received an enormous amount of rain -- more than 11 inches.
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Wild weather across US and Mexico a sign of El Niño's return 27.5.2015 New Scientist: Opinion
Storms and other extreme weather in Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Alaska could be the first signs that climate's bad boy is back with a ...
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Floodwaters deepen in Houston after city gets more rain 27.5.2015 Hindu: International
Floodwaters deepened across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another foot (30 centimetres) of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested h...
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In flood-ravaged Texas, families start their searches for the missing 27.5.2015 Washington Post
WIMBERLEY, Tex. — Authorities were still searching Tuesday for 13 people, including three young children, after punishing storms tore through Texas and Oklahoma, killing at least 17, forcing thousands from their homes and leaving thousands more without power.Read full article ...
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Flooding grows worse in Houston after rain 27.5.2015 Durango Herald
HOUSTON – Floodwaters deepened across much of Texas on Tuesday as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the nation’s fourth-largest city.Meanwhile, the search went on for at least 13 people who were still...
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Death toll rises to at least 10 in Texas, Oklahoma floods; thousands displaced 27.5.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Severe storms pummeled central and southeast Texas late Monday and early Tuesday, the latest devastation from a weekend storm system that spawned tornadoes and widespread flooding in major cities, killed at least 10 people in the state and Oklahoma and displaced thousands of residents. 
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Frantic phone call as family, friends swept away by violent Texas floodwaters 26.5.2015 Washington Post
As violent thunderstorms lashed central Texas on Saturday night and floodwaters rose to the highest levels the state has ever seen, Austin resident Julie Shields got a frightening phone call from her sister Laura.Read full article ...
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After massive storms in Oklahoma and Texas, at least nine killed and 30 people missing 26.5.2015 Washington Post
Pounding storms in Oklahoma and Texas over the holiday weekend left at least nine people dead and 30 people missing, according to city and state officials.In addition, thousands of structures were damaged in the storms, scores of people were forced to flee their homes and tens of thousands of people were left without power as these storms ravaged the region.Read full article ...
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Deadly storm hits Texas and Oklahoma 26.5.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
A deadly storm hits Texas and Oklahoma.
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Epic Texas rainfall floods parts of Houston, Austin, Dallas; thousands displaced 26.5.2015 LA Times: Nation
Severe storms pummeled central and southeast Texas late Monday and early Tuesday, the latest devastation from a weekend storm system that spawned tornadoes and widespread flooding in major cities, killed at least eight people in the state and Oklahoma and displaced thousands of residents. 
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Student council president dies on way home from prom 26.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Alyssa Renee Ramirez, 18, died in flooding while coming home from her senior prom at Devine High School in Texas.
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Texas flooding: storms inundate roads and leave thousands without power 26.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

With at least four people reported dead and eight missing, Texas residents survey the damage, as the week’s forecast predicts second onslaught of storms

Texas was again pounded by storms on Monday night, causing severe flooding in Austin and Houston and prompting the National Weather Service to declare a flash flood emergency for Harris County in the south-eastern part of the state.

Related: Texas flash floods cause death and destruction - in pictures

Related: Texas storms: flooding had 'tsunami-type power', says governor

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Texas flash floods cause death and destruction - in pictures 26.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Days of torrential rain causes massive flooding in Texas with hundreds of homes swept away. In Johnson County, just outside Dallas, residents grappled with the third large flood in four weeks that have also included the region’s largest earthquake and a mile-wide tornado. The county’s emergency management coordinator said the weather events were unprecedented in the area’s history

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12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home 26.5.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Recovery teams were resuming the search early Tuesday for 12 people who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream. The hunt for the missing picked up after a holiday weekend of terrible storms that dumped record […]
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12 missing in 'massive' Texas flooding; 4 others dead 26.5.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Recovery teams are set to resume looking for the 12 members of two families who authorities say are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge ...
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