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Posts Tagged ‘Natural Disasters Examiner’

Hurricane Irene set to become nation’s 10th billion dollar disaster of the year

Monday, August 29th, 2011 4:23pm MDT

The Atlantic’s first major hurricane struck the United States over the weekend becoming the first hurricane to make landfall in the country since 2008.  It adds to the nation’s tally of billion dollar disasters this year and leaves at least two dozen people dead in its wake. As reported by the Natural Disasters Examiner, initial […]

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Video captures stage collapse in powerful winds at Indiana State Fair

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 4:11pm MDT

Winds alone are not normally associated with the loss of life but a sad reminder of the dangers was seen at the Indianapolis State Fair on Saturday.  Powerful thunderstorm winds downed a stage killing five people and injuring dozens while officials appeared to ignore warnings of the impending danger. The Natural Disasters Examiner wrote in […]

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Satellites capture images of Antarctica ice shelf breaking apart from Japanese tsunami

Sunday, August 14th, 2011 4:59pm MDT

Nearly 8,000 miles away the power of the tsunami caused by the March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake was felt in a resounding fashion. New satellite imagery released by NASA shows 50 square miles of ice from the Sulzberger Ice Shelf on the coast of Antarctica being broken off due to the waves. Scientists have speculated […]

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Severe weather continues to cause destruction, claim lives

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 4:52pm MDT

Tornadoes, damaging wind, hail and flooding rains are a fact of life in the United States in the springtime.  This season however has seen an absolutely devastating series of storms systems that have brought extraordinary levels of destruction and loss of life. Among our writing assignments for Examiner.com we are the Natural Disasters Examiner.  Of […]

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Video captures tornado ripping through northwestern Iowa

Sunday, April 10th, 2011 7:50am MDT

Saturday evening the stage was set for severe weather across the nation’s heartland and Mother Nature came through in spades.  More than a dozen tornadoes were reported as were scores of significant hail events. Despite the number of events most resulted in little damage.  However one tornado, by some accounts as big as three quarters […]

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New Zealand suffers ‘darkest day’ as at least 65 killed in earthquake

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 7:58am MDT

Christchurch, New Zealand was struck by a powerful magnitude 6.3 earthquake on Tuesday that wreaked havoc across the nation’s second largest city.  Buildings were reduced to rubble and people buried alive in what is being called the ‘darkest day’ in the New Zealand history. The quake, which struck at 12:51pm local time and at a shallow […]

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Flood weary Queensland, Australia struck by tropical cyclone

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 2:54pm MDT

Devastating flooding over the past month and a half inundated hundreds of thousands of square miles in the Australian state of Queensland.  The last thing the weary residents needed was more stormy weather but that is what came in the form of Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi.  Just a few days ago Tropical Cyclone Anthony made […]

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Slammed again – Northeastern U.S. gets another snowstorm while Thornton waits

Thursday, January 27th, 2011 11:00am MDT

Yet another major snowstorm pummeled the northeastern United States yesterday and last night, their third in less than a month.  Snow totals in many areas from this single storm have far exceeded what Denver has received for its entire snow season thus far. Snow began falling on Wednesday snarling evening commutes from Virginia to New […]

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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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