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Typhoon Goni Makes Landfall In Japan, Injures At Least 26

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 5:41am MDT

Typhoon Goni made landfall in the southwestern Kumamoto prefecture on the Japanese island of Kyushu Tuesday. The typhoon damaged buildings and cars, and flooded streets before barreling toward the Sea of Japan. While no deaths were recorded, at least 26 people were injured, Japan’s fire and disaster management agency said, according to the Associated Press […]

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Washington Fire Now Is the Largest in State’s History

Monday, August 24th, 2015 4:32pm MDT

The fierce group of fires burning in north-central Washington since Thursday morning has grown to be the largest blaze in the state’s history, a fire spokesman told the Associated Press. The Okanogan Complex consists of five wildfires that are burning within Washington’s largest county. Authorities believe the out-of-control fire will continue to burn throughout the […]

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Wildfires Prompt Evacuation Alerts In Pacific Northwest

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 4:31am MDT

A sprawling wildfire in southwestern Canada, just north of the border with Washington state, prompted evacuation alerts Saturday for 183 homes in the area. Canadian and U.S. firefighters have been battling a series of raging fires in the Pacific Northwest that has destroyed dozens of homes amid dry conditions and gusty winds. A fire near […]

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At Least 7 Perish As Typhoon Goni Slams Philippines

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 6:28pm MDT

At least seven people were killed and two missing Saturday after typhoon Goni battered the northern Philippines with strong rain and winds that triggered landslides and flooding, authorities reportedly said. The typhoon, which has slightly weakened, is expected to move away from the country without making a landfall. Among the deceased were two brothers who […]

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Western wildfires: Growing flames charge across dry states

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 12:31pm MDT

Wildfires picked up their destructive pace across the drought-choked West on Friday, leading residents to flee their homes and authorities to scramble for resources to beat back the flames. Blazes in Washington state that killed three firefighters and injured four others have exploded in size, while other fires charged toward populated areas in several states […]

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NASA Images of Hurricane Katrina and 2005 Storm Season Available

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 5:21am MDT

GREENBELT, Md., Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — To mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this month, NASA is making available to media a special collection of videos and still images associated with the devastating storm and the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. The main web link to use for all the best video and […]

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Hurricane season is predicted to remain below average

Friday, August 7th, 2015 4:54pm MDT

MIAMI — As the of peak the hurricane season approaches, forecasters predicted with confidence on Thursday that storm activity would remain low this year. “We have an even higher confidence that this year’s hurricane season will be below normal,” said Gerry Bell, the lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate […]

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Video: Avalanche strikes Everest base camp as earthquake hits Nepal

Monday, April 27th, 2015 6:27am MDT

As the death toll from Saturday’s massive magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal continues to climb, a stunning video has emerged showing an avalanche striking the Mount Everest base camp. The video, taken by German climber Jost Kobusch, was discovered on YouTube yesterday. In it, climbers preparing for their ascent of the world’s highest peak first […]

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Video: Russian driver pulls out of garage to find self in midst of F3 tornado

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 1:38pm MDT

An amazing tornado video captured by a dash mounted camera was released on YouTube recently.  Apparently taken in Russia on August 29, a surprised driver pulls out of his garage to discover a tornado ripping through the area. The video begins with the driver backing out of the driveway in heavy rain.  As the vehicle […]

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Major earthquake in Colorado unlikely but not impossible

Monday, August 25th, 2014 11:07am MDT

Following yesterday’s magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa Valley, California and recent, far milder temblors near Greeley, Colorado residents have to wonder if a major earthquake is possible in the Centennial State. Longtime Denver residents well know that earthquakes here are not unheard of. From the late 1960s to the early 1980s, small quakes in the […]

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