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Weather Helped Reduce Michigan Wildfires in 2014

Officials say weather conditions including a long winter and a wet spring and summer combined to put a damper on wildfires across Michigan in 2014. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials say that 167 wildfires statewide blackened a total …

Severe Winds Hammer Scotland

Police in Scotland are warning people to stay off the roads as winds battering the country are expected to strengthen. Gusts of up to 85 miles per hour (137 kph) have forced schools to shut and disrupted transport, canceling trains …

US Weather Disasters Have Cost Billions in 2011

A record 10 weather disasters in the U.S. have each caused at least $1 billion in damage: Hurricane Irene, Aug. 20-29. Damages and deaths are still being tallied, but estimates are running more than $7 billion and close to 50 …