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 (ability to recover) and also on the infrastructure available.
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  • US News & World Report

    North Dakota Governor to Tour Mott Tornado Damage

    North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum will survey tornado damage in Mott and visit with local leaders and residents. Burgum and North Dakota Homeland Security Director Cody Schulz will be in the southwestern North Dakota city on Tuesday. Mott Mayor Troy Mosbrucker will lead a tour of the damaged area.

  • Thunderstorms come close to Phoenix area, but dry heat keeping them at bay
    KTAR 92.3 Phoenix

    Thunderstorms come close to Phoenix area, but dry heat keeping them at bay

    PHOENIX – Signs of Arizona's monsoon season have been showing up in other parts of the state, but so far the Phoenix area's weather conditions have avoided the combination that creates the storms. “Even if people think it's humid out there, what we need to have is three days of 55 degree dew point. That provides enough fuel for thunderstorms. But we're not going to hit it (in the next week),” Arizona State University climatologist Cerveny told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Monday. The lack of major storm activity locally in July isn't unusual, Cerveny said. The rainy weather has typically kicked in late in the month, he said. “We're still within reason of 'going to have a monsoon but not to get too worried

  • It's going to be hot in the coming days and here's how you can stay cool
    FOX 61

    It's going to be hot in the coming days and here's how you can stay cool

    HARTFORD --  It's going to be hot, hot, hot around here in the state in the coming days. Cities across the state are opening cooling centers to help residents who are most vulnerable. Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, the Mayor of Bristol explaining “we feel that the role of government is to protect those most vulnerable here in Bristol those include the young the elderly as well as those that are in apartment housing that may not have the ability to cool themselves and their apartment spaces during this heat wave." Staying hydrated and knowing your limits will help make these next few days a bit more bearable. Public parks, splash pads, and pools are another way to keep cool during the excessive heat. Superintendent

  • WBZ Morning Forecast For July 15
    CBS Boston

    WBZ Morning Forecast For July 15

    Danielle Niles has your latest weather forecast.

  • https://www.oneindia.com

    15 dead, 43 lakh people affected as Assam floods turns critical

    Guwahati, July 15: The Assam government today issued a red alert as the Assam flood situation turned extremely critical, displacing tens of thousands and cutting off entire portions of the state. Several rivers, including the Brahmaputra are maintaining a rising trend. Altogether 42.87 lakh people in 4,157 villages are reeling under the impact of the floods that have submerged 1,53,211 hectares of farm land in 30 districts, according to the daily report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA). One death each was reported from Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon and Hailakandi districts, taking the toll to 15 so far, it said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke with the Chief Minister

  • the Guardian

    Fears for Victorian hiker missing in Tasmanian wilderness

    Michael Bowman, 57, was expected to finish walk at Lake St Clair on Friday The search for a Victorian hiker who has spent his fourth night lost in the Tasmanian wilderness resumed on Tuesday morning, as the weather bureau warned he was at risk of hypothermia. Michael Bowman, 57, was expected to finish a walk at Lake St Clair visitor centre in the state's Central Highlands on Friday. Bowman, from Mount Waverley in Melbourne's east, has not activated his emergency beacon. A Bureau of Meteorology forecaster, Matthew Thomas, said strong conditions would persist overnight, with serious concerns for any person left out in the cold. “Cold temperatures and strong winds increase the risk of hypothermia,”

  • WCAX-TV Vermont

    NH towns cleanup from latest round of flash flooding

    CANAAN, N.H. (WCAX) Cleanup continues in New Hampshire's Upper Valley after some communities were hit with flash flooding last week. Town officials in Canaan say that the flooding last Thursday was worse than Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. Local resident Betty Dennison said it was the worst she's seen in nearly 60 years. "We were surrounded with rushing rushing water. It was scary," she said. Dennison's niece shared video of the Dennison's Jerusalem Road home in Canaan surrounded by fast moving water. Four days later, life has mostly returned to normal, though debris remains scattered across the yard and mud coats the basement floor. "Luckily the porch seems to be ok. There's a lot debris under

  • Illinois residents impacted by flooding encouraged to report damage
    WSIL 3 Southern Illinois

    Illinois residents impacted by flooding encouraged to report damage

    (WSIL) -- Illinois residents impacted by spring flooding are encouraged to report damage to local emergency management agencies.  Governor JB Pritzker wants you to report any damage to homes, businesses or roads as soon as possible to help receive federal disaster funding. Emergency managers in each impacted county are collecting the damage information to give to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). IEMA will then report the damage to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In order to qualify for federal disaster assistance, Illinois must meet or exceed $19 million in damages. "Our state has not received a federal disaster declaration since 2013 and there is no doubt this

  • TX El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM Zone Forecast
    SFChronicle.com

    TX El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM Zone Forecast

    TX El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM Zone Forecast for Monday, July 15, 2019 095 FPUS54 KEPZ 152110 ZFPEPZ Zone Forecast Product for Southwest-Southcentral New Mexico-Far West Texas National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM 310 PM MDT Mon Jul 15 2019 TXZ418-161100- Western El Paso County- Including the cities of Downtown El Paso, West El Paso, and Upper Valley 310 PM MDT Mon Jul 15 2019 .TONIGHT...Partly cloudy this evening then mostly clear. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 10 percent. .TUESDAY...Mostly sunny in the morning, then partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

  • Soggy through Tuesday, then the heat is on for the St. Louis metro
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Soggy through Tuesday, then the heat is on for the St. Louis metro

    Soggy through Tuesday, then the heat is on for the St. Louis metro

  • No homes flooded in LaPlace during Barry despite similar speed, track to 2012's Hurricane Isaac
    New Orleans Times-Picayune

    No homes flooded in LaPlace during Barry despite similar speed, track to 2012's Hurricane Isaac

    Before this weekend, the last time a slow-moving Category 1 hurricane made landfall in south-central Louisiana, 3,500 people were forced to flee LaPlace as water pushed its way into homes. That was in 2012. The storm was Hurricane Isaac. So when Hurricane Barry started making its way toward Louisiana last week with a similar track and forward crawl, there was plenty of cause for “significant concern” in St. John the Baptist Parish, Parish President Natalie Robottom said. “The comparison everyone had was for Hurricane Isaac,” Robottom added. But fortunately Barry was no Isaac. No St. John homes took on water and only a few roads close to the lake became impassable. “We are very fortunate, as was

  • https://www.oneindia.com

    Meghalaya's West Garo Hills flood affected more than 1 lakh people

    Tura, July 15: Incessant rain across Meghalaya for the last seven days and rising waters of two rivers flooded the plains of West Garo Hills district, affecting at least 1.14 lakh people, officials said on Monday. A total of 57,700 people, residents of 50 villages in Demdema block and over 66,400, residents of 104 villages in Selsella block have been affected due to the floods, they said. Rising waters of the Brahmaputra and the Jinjiram rivers, both flowing from Assam, submerged the low-lying areas of the district, an official said. Meanwhile, the low-lying areas of the state's capital city Shillong were also flooded. "A flood-like situation was created in the low-lying areas of the city," the

  • https://www.oneindia.com

    Light rains likely in Delhi for the next two days

    New Delhi, July 15: The long wait for rain in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR)is likely to end on as the IMD has predicted light shower later in day which is expected to continue until Thursday. The wind direction has changed over Delhi and its adjoining areas since the last evening. Warm and dry westerly winds have been replaced by humid easterly winds and cloud cover has increased. According to Skymet Weather, Delhi and its adjoining areas such as Noida, Gurugram, Ghaziabad, and Faridabad are all set to experience a spell of Monsoon rain. The intensity will, however, be light today and tomorrow. This change in the weather conditions can be attributed to the Trough that has already