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Human chains and jet skis: Texans come to the rescue

Monday, August 28th, 2017 5:07am MDT

Bryan Curtis normally rides his jet ski for fun. On Sunday, he turned it into an emergency rescue vehicle. Curtis — who lives in Conroe, a little to the north of Houston — was one of the many civilians who pitched in to help evacuate those stranded in rapidly rising floodwaters in Texas’s biggest city […]

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15 Senior Citizens Saved from Floodwaters

Sunday, August 27th, 2017 5:07am MDT

One of the most stunning photos shared over the weekend in regard to the is this image of senior citizens (below) sitting in waist-deep water at their nursing home. Fifteen senior citizens were evacuated from the La Vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson, Texas, David Popoff, the city’s emergency management coordinator, told The Galveston County […]

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More Than 24 Million Affected by South Asia Flood Disasters

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 5:14am MDT

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies reports more than 700 people have died and more than 24 million people in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have been affected by the worst flooding to hit South Asia in decades. The International Red Cross Federation reports nearly one-third of Nepal and Bangladesh are flooded, […]

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Sierra Leone: At Least 200 Dead After Mudslide, Flooding

Monday, August 14th, 2017 11:47am MDT

Officials in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, say more than 200 people are dead after a mudslide and heavy flooding. The catastrophe in the early hours of Monday followed hours of heavy rains. Witnesses described a hillside collapse in the Regent area and said roads became “churning rivers of mud.” Sinneh Kamara, a technician at the […]

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NOAA Upgrades Hurricane Season To Above Normal

Monday, August 14th, 2017 5:46am MDT

Less than half way through the 2017 hurricane season the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has upgraded the chances of an above-normal season in the Atlantic. In May, NOAA had estimated that the chance of an above-normal season was about 45 percent. Now the chance of an above-normal season is set at about 60 percent. […]

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Images the day after a dangerous Oklahoma tornado show the destruction it left in its wake

Sunday, August 6th, 2017 5:05am MDT

Tulsa, Okla., residents woke up to the devastation of an EF2 tornado that hit the town overnight, reports FOX23. 12:50pm – Survey team confirms tornado damage across central Tulsa. EF2 intensity also confirmed. Survey continues. Watch the video — NWS Tulsa (@NWStulsa) August 6, 2017 The tornado hit shortly after 1 AM, destroying multiple businesses. […]

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‘An insane amount of heat’ as fire near Yosemite National Park moves with frightening speed

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 6:09am MDT

MARIPOSA, Calif. — It has destroyed 29 structures, temporarily cut off power to Yosemite National Park and threatened the historic gold-mining town of Mariposa, sending its residents fleeing. It’s sent its smoke as far away as Idaho, and it burned so hot that it created its own weather system. If the Detwiler fire, which has […]

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8 Dead, More Missing in Arizona Flash Flood

Sunday, July 16th, 2017 6:12pm MDT

Eight people have been confirmed drowned and more are missing after a flash flood swept over a popular swimming spot in a river in the western U.S. state of Arizona. Authorities are searching for the missing after the incident on Saturday afternoon in the Verde River inside Tonto National Forest, about 145 kilometers northeast of […]

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5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Montana

Friday, July 7th, 2017 3:01pm MDT

Yellowstone National Park, which covers parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, lies on top of a supervolcano that could effectively wipe out the United States if it were to explode. The last time it did, 640,000 years ago, it expelled 240 cubic miles (think about that) of rocky debris into the sky. Early Thursday morning, […]

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As wildfires rage in West, DC lawmakers fight over forest policy

Thursday, June 29th, 2017 5:04am MDT

WASHINGTON — With wildfire season raging in western states, Congress is embroiled in a battle over how best to fight the fires. Many Republicans want to help prevent and fight wildfires by giving the agencies that manage the federal forests more money and greater ability to thin out the forests. Most Democrats, as well as […]

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