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Severe Weather in Houston

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. During the first full week of May, Houston was devastated by catastrophic flooding and hail. Defining the southern edge of a large weather front on May 9 across the U.S. …

Downfall Eases, Improving Rescue Efforts After Massive Hawaii Storm

Heavy rains on Kauai let up this week, which helped emergency workers better rescue people stranded by flooding on the Hawaiian island. By Monday afternoon, emergency crews evacuated 152 people by helicopter, 121 people by bus and others by water, …

Debris Pile Emerges from Water Near Troubled California Dam

Crews worked this week to clean up dirt and debris from the base of Oroville Dam and biologists rush to save stranded fish after state officials shut off the flow of water from a damaged spillway at the Northern California …

Minor Flooding Follows Downpour in Nevada Wildfire Area

Fears of flooding are dissipating after rainfall helped quell a wind-whipped wildfire in Northern Nevada that destroyed 22 homes and 17 other structures in the Washoe Valley north of Carson City. Sierra Front Fire Management spokesman Mark Struble said that …

Heavy Rainfall Impacts Shipping at Oklahoma Port

Heavy rainfall in northeastern Oklahoma has impacted waterway shipping along the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System and the Tulsa Port of Catoosa. Bob Portiss, director at the Port of Catoosa, says shipping ground to a halt along the nation’s most …

Dry Conditions Shouldn’t Impact Hawaii Coffee Crops

A new forecast says Hawaii’s Big Island can expect below-average rainfall this winter. But it’s not likely to experience severe drought. The National Weather Service says there is a 55- to 60 percent chance of El Nino conditions developing. But …

Heat Waves Need ‘Re-purposed’ Climate Research: Reuters Gerard Wynn

A major heat wave and drought has sent world grain prices sky rocketing for a second of three summers suggesting it is time to address supply through re-purposed climate research. Tackling high food prices among the leading G20 nations has …

IPCC Report Concludes Extreme Weather to Worsen with Climate Change

An increase in heat waves is almost certain, while heavier rainfall, more floods, stronger cyclones, landslides and more intense droughts are likely across the globe this century as the Earth’s climate warms, U.N. scientists said on Friday. The U.N. Intergovernmental …

Swiss Re Warns Europe of Increasing ‘Soil Subsidence’ from Climate Change

According to a new study from Swiss Re, “Europe is witnessing a dramatic increase in property damage as a result of soil subsidence.” A new loss model developed by Swiss Re and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), …

AIR Analysis Sees Minimal Damage in Mexico from TS Arlene

Dr. Tim Doggett, principal scientist at AIR Worldwide, has analyzed the possible impact of Tropical Storm Arlene, and its heavy rainfall in Central Mexico. He indicated that the “greatest threat for heavy rainfall will be in areas of elevated terrain …