Storms Damage Homes, Raise Flood Risk Across South

Officials in Drew County are going house-to-house in and around Monticello, Ark., where numerous trees were blown onto trailers ...

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  • Tornado sirens giving way to new warning technologyTornado sirens giving way to new warning technology
    On April 10, 2011, tornadoes ripped across Wisconsin, tearing roofs off houses, toppling trees and snapping power lines. In many places, the high winds were greeted with silence as some Cold War-era warning sirens failed because of lost power and other issues — just when they were needed the most. More
  • Wild weather: Floods, snow, tornadoes hit central USAWild weather: Floods, snow, tornadoes hit central USA
    Middle America was overwhelmed by weather Thursday, with snow in the north, tornadoes in the Plains, and torrential rains that caused floods and transportation woes - and a sinkhole in Chicago. More
  • Iran struck by magnitude 7.8 quakeIran struck by magnitude 7.8 quake
    Iran has been struck by its most powerful earthquake for more than 50 years, with tremors felt across Pakistan, India and the Middle East. The epicentre of the 7.8-magnitude quake was near the south-eastern city of Khash, close to Pakistan. More
  • Strong storms march toward East Coast after killing 3 and tearing apart homesStrong storms march toward East Coast after killing 3 and tearing apart homes
    A vast storm system that spawned tornadoes and killed three people marched toward the East Coast on Friday, delivering spring snow and ice to New England and promising to drench some of the country’s most populous cities. On Thursday, storms tore through the Great Plains, Midwest and South. More
  • Avalanche forecaster dies in Big Cottonwood Canyon slide
    When Craig Patterson, 34, didn't come home on time, his family in Park City called his co-workers at the Utah Department of Transportation, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal. More
  • Del. seeks federal money to elevate homes - Delmarva Daily Times
    Sandy relief package to help owners of 17 high-risk properties raise their homes onto higher supports, cutting future flood damage and losses.
    03/26/2014 - 9:55 am | View Link
  • Flood insurance still on the rise despite new law - CNBC
    Flood zone rates may be disaster for many (has video) - Charleston Post and Courier
    03/24/2014 - 7:51 am | View Link
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  • Raise Britain's roads to prevent flooding chaos
    Professor claims raising roads and building homes with garages on ground flood could prevent people being forced to leave homes in floods        
    02/24/2014 - 11:56 am | View Link
  • UK floods: Former Environment Agency head attacks 'harrumphing' Ministers
    The Environment Agency downgrades all 14 severe flood warnings for the Thames as river levels fall        
    02/17/2014 - 5:41 pm | View Link
  • Shore's back bay areas struggle with flooding
    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) - It doesn't take a superstorm, just a steady rain to flood Frank Santora's street.
    02/17/2014 - 11:18 am | View Link
  • Can UK's transport cope with floods?
    Can the UK's transport networks cope with floods?
    02/14/2014 - 6:39 pm | View Link
  • STORM CHAOS: Dorset braced for more wild weather
    DORSET residents are bracing themselves for more flooding with another deluge on the way.
    02/14/2014 - 3:12 pm | View Link
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  • Storms raise risk of burgeoning waters
    "This all has to lead to an increase in flood behavior," said David Vallee ... The forum speakers noted how, unlike tornados or other catastrophic weather, the damage from floods can be mapped and somewhat mitigated. But floods, the speakers said, will ...
    04/14/2014 - 3:22 pm | View Link
  • Storms raise havoc, Rome in turmoil
    A mudslide engulfed makeshift homes in the capital where six Roma were ... The highest-ever acqua alta came during the great flood of 1966, at 194 cm, when waters caused huge damage. Levels of 120-130 cm above sea level are quite common in Venice, which ...
    01/31/2014 - 7:06 am | View Link
  • UK storms: Communities face more disruption
    The Isle of Portland, once home to the Royal Navy and Olympic sailing events, knows its coastline only too well and the damage the sea can do. Sirens are in place which raise the alarm ... urged people to check the flood risk in their area via its website ...
    01/3/2014 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • A Year After Sandy, Living Dangerously by the Sea
    Before Sandy hit, Blumberg and Herrington had predicted the massive extent of the flooding that would result from the storm and the damage that would be done ... above the water,” says Herrington. “If you raise the sea level and the bulkheads stay ...
    10/28/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Sandy +1: Preparing for the storms ahead
    In the United States alone, the fierce storm left an estimated $70 billion in damage ... to raise their own investment — some markedly so. A realistic target for flood adaptation is probably around 0.1 percent to 0.2 percent of the GDP at risk ...
    10/27/2013 - 5:53 pm | View Link
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  • Storm
    A storm is any disturbed state of an environment or astronomical body's atmosphere especially affecting its surface, and strongly implying severe weather. It may be ...
    04/18/2014 - 5:41 pm | View Website
  • Hurricane Storm Surge | Ocean News | Ocean Today
    Links: Hurricane Preparedness - Storm Surge. Water Level Stations by State. Credits: Jim Edds - NOAA National Ocean Service NOAA National Weather ...
    04/18/2014 - 1:28 am | View Website
  • Hurricane Damage to Residential Structures: Risk and ...
    INTRODUCTION For many years, the risk of significant property loss due to hurricanes seemed small. Many homes along the U.S. East and Gulf coasts were built during ...
    04/18/2014 - 12:52 am | View Website
  • Flood Insurance
    Insurance for flood risk homes Flood damage can be expensive to repair, cover your home today!
    04/17/2014 - 7:51 pm | View Website
  • Storm & Flood Insurance Cover
    Effective 5 February 2012 AAMI will provide flood cover under our AAMI Home Building and AAMI Home Contents Insurance policy. AAMI is committed to providing quality ...
    04/17/2014 - 3:19 pm | View Website
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