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March Flooding in Montana to be Evaluated By FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency teams have come to Montana to begin assessing damage from flooding. Ed Tinsley, of Montana Disaster and Emergency Services, told the Independent Record that the teams will be looking at only damage to public infrastructure. State …

7.5M On Fault That Shook Southern Californians Could Be Disastrous

Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded “Big One” from the more famous San Andreas Fault. The Puente Hills thrust fault, …

Evacuations Were Made Following Southern California Quake

A moderate earthquake that rattled a swath of Southern California forced several dozen people in one community out of their homes after firefighters discovered foundation problems that made the buildings unsafe to enter, authorities said Saturday. Fire crews red-tagged 20 …

Northern California Sees Tornadoes Touch Down

Several tornadoes touched down during storms in Northern California, including one twister near Sacramento that damaged a dozen homes and left a path of debris about 300 yards long. The National Weather Service says a funnel cloud touched down near …

Minor St. Paddy’s Day Quake Strikes L.A.

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck in Southern California on Monday morning didn’t cause any reported damage. The St. Patrick’s Day earthquake struck nearly 6 miles northwest of Westwood 6:25 a.m. It was followed by a 2.7M earthquake in the same …

Alaska Sues Over North Pole Refinery Contamination

The state of Alaska has sued current and former owners of a North Pole refinery, claiming both caused or failed to stop a chemical spill that has damaged soil and groundwater. The lawsuit claims current owner Flint Hills Resources and …

Alaska Earthquakes Felt In Communities

Seismologists say two Alaska earthquakes were felt in communities this week. One earthquake occurred at 12:43 a.m. Wednesday in the Cook Inlet region of the state. The 4.6 magnitude quake was centered 62 miles southwest of Homer, where it was …

Study To Review Texas Hurricane Protection Ideas

A new $4 million study will look at two ideas that have been proposed as ways to protect the Houston area from hurricane storm surges that could cause billions of dollars in damage and wreak havoc on the largest petrochemical …

Kansas Researcher Seeks Clue to Some Tornadoes’ Paths

Weather officials in Kansas will be watching major thunderstorms this year for a clue about wind speeds that may help indicate the path of potential tornadoes. The research stems from tornadoes last year in Kansas and Oklahoma that baffled weather …

University Of Nevada Earthquake Lab Now World’s 2nd Biggest

There’s a whole lot of shakin’ going on at the University of Nevada, Reno. UNR’s seismic-simulation facility became the largest in the United States and second largest in the world this week with an expansion that included moving three new …