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More Than 196,000 Still Without Power in Texas and Arkansas After Storms

More than 196,000 homes and businesses in Texas and Arkansas were still without power on Thursday after storms battered the region earlier in the week, according to meteorologists and data from PowerOutage.us. That is down from more than 275,000 outages …

Texas Storm Leaves Thousands of Homes Without Power: Weather Watch

More than half a million electricity consumers are still without power in Texas and over one thousand flights were canceled after powerful storms charged along the Rio Grande late Tuesday. Across parts of Texas, and mostly in the east, 500,789 …

Central U.S. States Brace for Possible Severe Storms: Weather Watch

There is a moderate risk — the second highest — of severe thunderstorms across parts of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri affecting more than 3.8 million people, the US Storm Prediction Center said. “All severe hazards will be possible including …

Greater Chance of Major Hurricane on East Coast This Year, Less in Gulf, Scientist Says

Multiple computer models from forecasting organizations across the globe have predicted a very active hurricane season starting next month, spelling trouble for Florida and much of the Eastern United States. The models aren’t wrong, said Phil Klotzbach, a senior research …

Another Report Forecasts 2024 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season to Be ‘Extremely Active’

A 2024 Atlantic hurricane season forecast calls for 23 named storms, 11 hurricanes and five major hurricanes. This is the 41st year Colorado State University’s tropical meteorology project has made forecasts of the upcoming season’s Atlantic basin hurricane activity. Accuweather …

FEMA Assistance Tops $20M for San Diego County

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration today have distributed more $20 million in disaster recovery assistance for survivors in San Diego County. It is part of an effort by FEMA and the California Governor’s Office of …

Spring Storm Threatening New England With 18 Inches of Snow

A late-season storm rolling out of the US Midwest threatens to dump more than a foot of wet, heavy snow on northern New York and New England starting Wednesday night, with parts of New Hampshire and Maine at risk of …

US Natural Gas Pipeline Accidents Pose Big, Unreported Climate Threat

Last October, an Idaho farmer using a backhoe punched a hole into a 22-inch pipeline buried under a field, sending more than 51 million cubic feet of natural gas hissing into the air. While the incident on Williams Companies’ Northwest …

FEMA Expands Reinsurance Program by Transferring $575M in Flood Risk to Capital Markets

The Federal Emergency Management Agency in an effort to engage reinsurance markets to bolster the financial framework of the National Flood Insurance Program and promote private sector participation in flood-risk management has again obtained reinsurance coverage through insurance-linked securities reinsurance. …

Los Angeles Area on Alert for Flash Floods: Weather Watch

California, which has been suffering through wet weather for weeks, has more rain in the forecast. A flash flood warning is in place for downtown Los Angeles, as well as the surrounding area, through early Wednesday. There are also warnings …