Natural disasters

A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples are floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes. A natural disaster can cause loss of life or damage property, and typically leaves some economic damage in its wake, the severity of which depends on the affected population's resilience, or ability to recover and also on the infrastructure available.
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  • CA Reno NV Zone Forecast

    CA Reno NV Zone Forecast

    CA Reno NV Zone Forecast for Friday, May 24, 2019 500 FPUS55 KREV 242232 ZFPREV Western Nevada-Eastern Sierra-Northeast California Zone Forecast National Weather Service Reno NV 332 PM PDT Fri May 24 2019 This is an automatically generated product that provides averaged values for large geographic areas and may not be representative of a specific area. To get a more specific forecast for your area, please visit CAZ072-NVZ002-251500- Greater Lake Tahoe Area- Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee, Markleeville, Stateline, Glenbrook, and Incline Village 332 PM PDT Fri May 24 2019 .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms

  • Storm threat looms throughout long holiday weekend but dry time will be plentiful
    FOX 59 Indianapolis

    Storm threat looms throughout long holiday weekend but dry time will be plentiful

    HEATING UP A fickle front has surged north late in the day spreading heat and humidity well north of Indianapolis late Friday.  Early in the afternoon temperatures ranged from the lower 70s on the north side of the city to mid/upper 80s south.  The temperatures then jumped as the front moved north and area-wide a real summer feel took hold. Friday was identified nearly two weeks ago as potentially the warmest of 2019 and it lived up to its billing.  The stalled front threaten a busted forecast but the front moved and temperatures moved up to 88-degrees briefly at the observation site for the city near the airport.  Some locations south were on the cusp of their first 90-degree day while Bedford

  • Stormy weather could hinder opening day for municipal pools
    KWWL Iowa

    Stormy weather could hinder opening day for municipal pools

    WAVERLY, Iowa (KWWL) – A less-than-ideal forecast for the holiday weekend is causing some uncertainty for cities and towns hoping to have their public pools open for the unofficial start to summer. Weather like Friday morning would have kept pools from opening. For the city of Waverly, the first day their pool will be open is supposed to be tomorrow, but with a stormy forecast, it's up in the air. “Weather permitting we're going to be open from 1 o'clock until 7 o'clock,” said Garret Riordan, Director of Waverly Leisure Services. The guard chairs are empty, the slides are dry and the water is calm as the pool waits for opening day Saturday. Riordan said despite the stormy weather of Friday, they

  • Kansas assisted-living apartments evacuated

    Kansas assisted-living apartments evacuated

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Latest on tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Flooding that has closed local roads has forced 15 elderly western Kansas residents to move temporarily from their assisted-living apartments. Rush County Emergency Medical Services Director Dotti Schuckman said Friday that people in assisted-living apartments in LaCrosse were moved Thursday night to the local hospital, though some later moved back. LaCrosse is the county seat and a town of about 1,300 residents about 130 miles (209 kilometers) northwest of Wichita. Schuckman said flooding occurred along Walnut Creek after receiving 4 inches of rain Thursday and as much as 9 inches of rain over

  • Flash flood watch in effect for eastern, south-central parishes
    The Jamaica Observer

    Flash flood watch in effect for eastern, south-central parishes

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica has issued a flash flood watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of Portland, St Mary, Kingston and St Andrew and St Catherine effective until 5:00 am tomorrow. The Met Service said the unstable weather condition is due to a trough system across the Jamaica and the southwestern Caribbean Sea. This has resulted in moderate to heavy showers across the island with the heavier showers being recorded over eastern parishes. The forecast is for a continuation of the showers and thunderstorms especially over eastern parishes this evening into tonight. Flash flooding is therefore a possibility over low-lying and flood-prone areas of the


    Delhi weather: Dry weather likely in capital, Heat to ramp up next week

    New Delhi, May 25: Intensity of rains will increase over Kerala and Andaman and Nicobar islands. Scattered rains are possible over Karnataka, while isolated showers over Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal and coastal Andhra Pradesh. Let us have a look at the weather forecast for Bengaluru, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal, Uttrakhand and Jammu and Kashmir on May 25. Bengaluru: Pre-Monsoon rains in Bengaluru have made a comeback after a short break of five days. As per Skymet weather, weather conditions are quite conducive for the short spell of rains on May 23 and 24. Intensity of rains would pick up pace on May 25 and can expect sharp spell of heavy rains to lash Bengaluru. Thus, any major relief from

  • The Des Moines Register

    Plumbing calls for service spike in Des Moines metro as overnight rain floods basements

    Storms are possible again Friday night, Saturday night and Monday. Protect your basements, central Iowans. That's what local plumbing and HVAC companies said Friday after homeowners across the Des Moines metro area reported flooded basements after days of wet weather, including overnight storms Thursday into Friday.  Mark Taup, owner of Golden Rule Plumbing, Heating and Cooling in Des Moines, said calls began coming into his business about 3 a.m. Friday. His company has delivered sump pumps to homes across the metro, he said. Golden Rule completed at least 50 plumbing calls Friday. On a typical day, they do 30 to 35 for plumbing services. A flash-flood watch remains in effect until Sunday morning in

  • Tectonic Time Bomb: Recent Burst Of Seismic Activity Has Scientists Taking Notice
    CBS Sacramento

    Tectonic Time Bomb: Recent Burst Of Seismic Activity Has Scientists Taking Notice

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A recent burst of seismic activity along the West Coast has scientists taking notice. They believe these small tremors could potentially be a precursor to something larger. Over the last few weeks, these small tremors have been reported along the coast of northern California, up to Washington. Scientists said it's due to the phenomenon called “slow-slip,” and it's happening north of us out in the Pacific. READ ALSO: Seismologists Link Heavy Winter Rain To Increase In Earthquakes “The Juan de Fuca plate, is what it's called, is sliding under North America, and sometimes it's locked, and sometimes it slips. But when it slips, it's building up stress elsewhere on the fault,”

  • WBZ Evening Forecast For May 24

    WBZ Evening Forecast For May 24

    WBZ Evening Forecast For May 24 Eric Fisher has an updated weather forecast.

  • WSAZ NewsChannel 3 West Virginia

    Baseball-sized hail leaves dents in cars in Elkview

    ELKVIEW, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Heavy rains and 60 mph winds ripped through the Elkview area of Kanawha County Thursday night, but it was the size of the hail coming down that was shocking to so many people. Residents in Elkview, West Virginia collected the hail that fell in their yards Thursday night. There weren't any reports of major damage, but there were a few trees that fell and several cars were dented from the hail. Gloria and Freddy Flowers live on Blue Creek Road in Elkview where they saw hail the size of baseballs. "I've never seen balls of hail that big since I've lived here my whole life," said Freddy. The hail was almost four inches in diameter, comparable to a baseball, and some of the

  • Snowy Message Greets Students On Colorado School's Last Day
    CBS Denver

    Snowy Message Greets Students On Colorado School's Last Day

    EVERGREEN, Colo. (CBS4) – The last day of school in Evergreen was a snowy one. Hillary Van Der Zee shared a photo with CBS4 on Thursday of the sign outside Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen saying HAVE AN INCREDIBLE SUMMER” and snow all around. The school had planned to have a picnic on the last day of class but called it off due to the weather conditions. Thursday was the sixth consecutive day with temperatures staying far below normal along Colorado's Front Range. Out in Telluride, the Torpedoes swim team wasn't going to let a little snow stop them from practicing in the outdoor pool. Jill O'Dell shared a photo of the happy bunch doing laps in their bathing suits while the coach stood poolside

  • Atlantic hurricane season will be near normal, NOAA forecasts

    Atlantic hurricane season will be near normal, NOAA forecasts

    (CNN) - The coming Atlantic hurricane season is predicted to be near normal, with nine to 15 named storms, including four to eight hurricanes, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, announced Thursday. Two to four of those hurricanes are expected to grow to Category 3 or stronger, NOAA said of the season, which officially begins June 1. Those storms carry winds greater than 110 mph. The forecast follows last year's above-average season, in which hurricanes Florence and Michael slammed US coastlines with devastating effect. An average season has 12 named storms, with six hurricanes, including three major hurricanes of Category 3 strength or greater. Though the Atlantic storm

  • Stay safe when the heat hits with these tips
    WTSP-TV Tampa

    Stay safe when the heat hits with these tips

    TAMPA, Fla. — A heat wave is rolling across the Tampa Bay area. While the Sunshine State is no stranger to heat, it's important to keep in mind the high temperatures can be dangerous. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said extreme heat causes more than 600 deaths every year. Here are a few ways to stay safe when the heat hits. 1.) Stay hydrated. The CDC recommends people drink plenty of liquids even if they don't feel thirsty. 2.) Stay in an air-conditioned indoor location as much as possible. 3.) Take cool showers or baths to cool down if you've been in the heat. 4.) Schedule outdoor activities carefully. The CDC says if you are spending time outside you should wear loose, light-colored

  • Bloomberg

    Unrelenting Rain Puts U.S. Farmers on Insurance-Deadline Watch

    Nelson is now considering a different type of insurance coverage known as prevented-plant claims, which pay out when farmers are unable to sow crops at all. With unceasing rain keeping farmers out of fields, growers are increasingly weighing how best to get paid and ease the impact from the bad weather and an escalating U.S.-China trade war.

  • Major flood threat across states throughout holiday weekend
    The Kansas City Star

    Major flood threat across states throughout holiday weekend

    Major flood threat across states throughout holiday weekend Major flooding along the Arkansas River will threaten communities from Tulsa into western Arkansas through at least the holiday weekend, officials said Friday, as water released from an Oklahoma dam combines with additional rain in the forecast. To control flooding in Tulsa, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday began increasing the amount of water being released into the river from the Keystone Dam northwest of the city of about 400,000. "The dam is doing what it is supposed to do. It has maintained the flood to a manageable level," U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, said following an aerial tour of the region. The river in