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Weather system deluges eastern US coast as hurricane threat eases

Sunday, October 4th, 2015 3:47am MDT

Sarasota, Florida (dpa) – The south-eastern US coast was likely to be spared the wrath of Hurricane Joaquin, but rainfall from a low pressure system drenched several states Saturday. Flood warnings were posted in several coastal states, reaching accumulations of up to 25 centimetres in already saturated areas. One of the worst hit was South […]

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Helmet cam captures motorcycle rider trying to cross Colorado floodwaters

Saturday, January 11th, 2014 8:04am MDT

September 2013 went into the history books as one of the most disastrous in Colorado history as torrential rains brought devastating flooding. Most residents heeded warnings meant to save lives but newly discovered video showcases one man ignoring them and nearly drowning in the process. The video, released by action camera maker GoPro last week, features motorcycle […]

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By the numbers: Colorado’s extraordinary September 2013 rain and flooding

Saturday, September 14th, 2013 4:42pm MDT

September 2013’s record-setting rainfall and flooding has been called a 100-year event and is one that Coloradans will remember for their entire lives. The deadly event was caused by five days of rain, the bulk of which fell in a torrential downpour on September 12.  Areas all along the Colorado Front Range received more rainfall […]

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NOAA satellite image captures ‘biblical’ storm as it strikes Colorado

Friday, September 13th, 2013 11:32am MDT

* Click the image above for a larger view Five days of rain, one with absolutely torrential downpours, created dangerous and deadly flooding across much of the Colorado Front Range.  At one point the National Weather Service warned of ‘biblical rainfall amounts’ and it became hard to argue with that terminology.  The rainfall amounts were […]

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Raw video: Colorado’s flooding in Boulder and Estes Park

Friday, September 13th, 2013 7:51am MDT

What has been called a 100-year storm and even referred to as being of ‘biblical’ proportions is very slowly coming to an end.  The worst of the rain fell on Thursday, September 12 with locations in Colorado’s foothills reporting in excess of 8 inches of rainfall. Among the hardest hit areas were the college town […]

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United States sees record-setting number of billion dollar disasters in 2011

Sunday, September 4th, 2011 8:10am MDT

According to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), the U.S. has seen a record number of billion dollar disasters in 2011.  Thus far this year the nation has seen 10 such disasters and with hurricane season far from over, it seems likely the number will grow. The events range from the Groundhog Day Blizzard to […]

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Monsoon season arrives early, brings heavy rains to Thornton area

Sunday, July 10th, 2011 4:07am MDT

La Niña is winding down and normally we would expect a drier than normal monsoon.  Mother Nature however has other plans as she not only brought the season to Thornton early, it came with a vengeance this week. In a presentation that just came out at the first of the month, the National Weather Service […]

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Death toll in Brazilian flooding and landslides climbs over 800

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 4:18pm MDT

Australia and Brazil have both been besieged by heavy rains and flooding in recent weeks.  While Australia’s damage was more widespread, the death toll in Brazil has been far more severe. At latest count at least 809 people have been killed in the flooding in areas just north of Rio de Janeiro.  389 are reported […]

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Aussie teens learn what type of flotation device not to use in a flooding river

Friday, January 21st, 2011 3:47pm MDT

Sometimes you just can’t save people from themselves.  With Australia battling flooding across four of its states, emergency officials have had their hands full providing relief and rescuing those affected by the disaster.  The Natural Disasters Examiner reports about how the decision by a young couple to test the floodwaters with inflatable sex dolls earlier this […]

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California’s ‘big one’ may not be an earthquake

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 7:19pm MDT

California and earthquakes go together like coffee and a cup but a new study suggests that an entirely different kind of disaster may have a bigger impact.  The U.S. Geological Survey gathered 117 scientists to evaluate a hypothetical – but possible – “super storm” and its impact on the Golden State.  At the end of […]

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