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New Mexico Weather Creating Dangerous Wildfires Conditions

Authorities are warning that weather conditions across much of New Mexico are creating conditions ripe for dangerous wildfires. A red flag warning has been issued for portions of southern, central and eastern New Mexico due to strong winds and low …

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Arkansas County

A joint federal/state disaster recovery center opened in Jefferson County Feb. 20 to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding in December and January, Representatives from the Arkansas Department of Emergency …

El Nin᷈o Talk Growing Louder Amid Southern California Storms

A whopper of a winter appears to be brewing for the Western U.S. and more conversations are turning to preparations for what could be one of the strongest El Nin᷈os on record. Strong rains throughout much of California and snow …

Montana Thunderstorm Results in Crop Damage, Power Outages

A strong thunderstorm that blew across northern Montana over the weekend brought strong winds and large hail that caused property and crop damage and power outages along a 300-mile stretch of the state from Cut Bank to Fort Peck, officials …

Southern California Fire Danger Driven By High Winds

Red flag warnings remain posted as dry and gusty Santa Ana winds continue to buffet much of Southern California. The National Weather Service says a high-wind warning is in effect until noon Wednesday. In San Bernardino winds brought down a …

Philippines’ Biggest Typhoon Kills at least 230; Hundreds More Missing

The death toll from the Philippines’ strongest typhoon this year rose on Wednesday to around 230, with hundreds missing in landslides and floodwaters, as the storm continued its destructive path across the island nation. Typhoon Bopha, with central winds of …

TS Isaac Drenches Haiti, Cuba; Turns West in Gulf of Mexico: AIR Analysis

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Tropical Storm Isaac made landfall about 40 miles [64 kms] east of Guantanamo, Cuba, on Sunday with sustained winds of 60 mph [96 km/h]. AIR said Isaac’s “passage over the mountainous tip of …

Powerful Typhoon Bolaven Nears Japan’s Okinawa Island

The strongest typhoon to approach Okinawa in several years was bearing down on the southern Japanese island on Sunday as residents were told to stay indoors and warned its strong gusts could overturn cars and cause waves of up to …

Typhoon Vicente Hits Hong Kong, but Only Minor Damage Reported: AIR

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Typhoon Vicente, the 8th named storm to form in the Northwest Pacific this year, struck Hong Kong at 4 a.m. Tuesday (July 24, 2012). Accompanied by heavy rains, a central pressure of 950 …

Windstorm Ulli is Latest to Batter Northwest Europe; AIR Analysis

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide’s report on Windstorm Ulli notes that it is “passing through Scandinavia and is expected to dissipate as it moves over the Baltic Sea today. “A class 2 weather warning from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological …