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IPCC sends governments Final Draft of Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC

GENEVA, June 4 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is inviting governments to comment on the Final Draft of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC (SR15) ahead of the approval plenary for the SPM at the IPCC’s 48th session in early October.    The IPCC distributed the […]

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Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate retired by the World Meteorological Organization

Due to the extensive damage caused in the United States and Caribbean last year, the World Meteorological Organization’s Region IV Hurricane Committee has officially retired these names. Storm names are retired if they were so deadly or destructive that the future use of the name would be insensitive – otherwise names are reused by NOAA’s National Hurricane […]

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We want the EU to send immediate support to Caribbean hurricane victims – EPP Group

This week, Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, battered the Caribbean islands causing massive destruction. The scale of the impact is still being determined, though it is clear this is a natural catastrophe of historic proportions. “We ask the EU to immediately mobilise all necessary material and financial help to […]

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Reports: Nearly 300,000 without power as Harvey rages over Texas

Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a major hurricane between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor, Texas, on Friday night and will continue to batter the Gulf Coast throughout the weekend. The storm is expected to bring catastrophic and life-threatening flooding with widespread rainfall amounts of 10-20 inches. Some locations could exceed 2 feet of rain. Rockport, […]

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Families in Fiji Prepare for Impacts of Category 5 Cyclone Winston, Most Powerful Storm to Hit the Island Nation Since Records Began

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2016 /– Cyclone Winston made landfall on the main island of Fiji today with estimated top win speeds of 195 miles per hour. It is thought to be the strongest storm ever recorded in the southern hemisphere, and initially made landfall on the island of Vitu Levu. The cyclone is reported to have […]

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MET OFFICE: Further stormy weather on the way

29 January 2016 – More spells of severe weather are likely to affect the UK over the next few days. Keep up to date with the latest for your area using our forecast pages Following Storm Gertrude, the weather is going to remain unsettled over the coming days with the prospect of further deep Atlantic […]

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National Guard Forces Continue Post-Storm Assistance

STAUNTON, Va., January 26, 2016 — Virginia National Guard soldiers on state active duty have been using Humvees and medium tactical trucks to provide mobility support to help Virginia State Police and local first responders reach residents requiring assistance after a historic snowfall blanketed the state. Since they began operations Jan. 22, Virginia Guard members […]

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US snowstorm: National Guard Aids Civil Authorities as Blizzard Pounds East Coast

ARLINGTON, Va., January 23, 2016 — As much of the East Coast hunkered down today in the midst of a ferocious winter storm, National Guard citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen were poised to assist local and state emergency agencies. National Guard Bureau officials said more than 2,200 National Guard personnel from 12 states are supporting state and […]

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US snowstorm: Duke Energy tackles power restoration in storm’s aftermath

– 150,000 customers without power Saturday morning – More than 7,000 workers restoring power – Some customers should prepare for multi-day outages – Company donating $25,000 to local Red Cross chapters CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The aftermath of a winter storm that rolled through the Carolinas Friday has Duke Energy workers restoring power […]

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Major Winter Storm Headed For Eastern U.S.

NASA and NOAA satellites are tracking a large winter storm that is expected to bring heavy snowfall to the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region on Jan. 22 and 23. Data from NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP and NOAA’s GOES-East satellite were used to create images and an animation of the movement of the powerful storm. The low pressure area […]

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More Californians Preparing For Severe El Nino Flood Risk: Residents Purchase 28,000 New Flood Insurance Policies in California

More Californians Preparing For Severe El Nino Flood Risk:  Residents Purchase 28,000 New Flood Insurance Policies in California 28,084 New National Flood Insurance Program Policies Purchased in California since August Oakland Calif., — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today released new data on National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Policies, showing an increase of more […]

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The Met Office: Storm Frank to bring another spell of wet and windy weather

28 December 2015 – The recent run of unsettled, wet weather will continue this week with Storm Frank on the way Another spell of wet and windy weather is forecast to affect parts of the UK later on Tuesday and into Wednesday this week. The Met Office has named Storm Frank as the sixth named […]

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Millions of children’s lives at stake as El Niño strengthens, UNICEF ‘wake-up call’ report warns

NEW YORK, 10 November 2015 / As a result of a strengthening El Niño, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is warning that an estimated 11 million children are at risk from hunger, disease and lack of water in eastern and southern Africa alone, as the weather phenomenon has left droughts and floods in its wake […]

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Hurricane Patricia Still a Threat to Hard-to-Reach Communities in Mexico

A satellite image of Hurricane Patricia / Photo: NOAA FAIRFIELD, Conn., Oct. 24, 2015/ Hurricane Patricia made landfall on the western coast of Mexico last night, bringing heavy downpours, surging seas and cyclonic winds. The full extent of the damage is yet to be fully understood, but reports suggest that heavy damage appears to have been avoided. However, heavy rains […]

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