USA Today - It’s not overhyping: More extreme, wet weather events are likely across the USA, says National Weather Service director Louis Uccellini. "The hypothesis is that warmer air can hold more water vapor, and you squeeze that out over narrow areas, you’re going to get very heavy precipitation," Uccellini explains.
Friday, November 28, 2014
ABC News - This Thanksgiving, Teresa Shaw and her husband, Lance, are hoping 150,000 people chip in $1 to help save their dream house from a crumbling cliff overlooking Washington’s Pilchuck River. “It’s asking a lot and it’s hard to ask — but here it is,” Teresa Shaw, a correctional officer and Navy veteran, said in a video on a GoFundMe site. “I just want to save my home.”The Shaws’ home — a geodesic dome, complete with a beautiful view and turkey run — is now just 54 feet from a 250-foot drop down to the river. For two years, the couple’s yard has been sliding into the river. Their garage was recently slapped with limited-access tags by Snohomish County.
Friday, November 28, 2014
ABC News - The reports of drones flying too high and too close to airports and aircraft have been soaring. “If they hit in the exact, wrong part of an airplane [and] say down an engine, or in the cockpit where the pilots are, it could be catastrophic,” said ABC News aviation consultant Steve Ganyard.New FAA numbers show that since June, pilots have reported 25 near-collisions with drones. On Nov. 19, JetBlue flight 842 out of Georgia encountered a drone as it neared JFK airport. “About two miles out on the final, maybe around four to around 300 feet, looked like one of those unmanned drones was flying right on the final,” the pilot tells air traffic control.
Friday, November 28, 2014
CBS News - More than two-thirds of the 50 states have some snow on the ground, but northern New England has the biggest problems. Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses were without power Friday morning and in New Hampshire, the state’s biggest utility said it would take days to turn the lights back on, reports CBS station WBZ’s Chris McKinnon. The first major snowstorm of the season brought more than a foot of snow to parts of New Hampshire. Amid the power outages and icy road conditions, Thanksgiving didn’t turn out to be what many people had expected.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Chicago Tribune - he images were inescapable: businesses in Ferguson, Missouri, damaged or destroyed by rioting in the wake of the Michael Brown grand jury decision.. What happens now to those livelihoods? Small-business owners who had what are commonly called a "business owner’s policy" might be covered for damages, including broken windows and stolen property, from civil disobedience, says Ted Devine, chief executive of Chicago-based Insureon, an online site for small businesses seeking property and casualty insurance coverage.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
FOX 13 - A 21-year-old man was taken into custody after he broke into a Salt Lake City car dealership and fled the scene in a stolen SUV early Saturday morning, according to Salt Lake City police. At approximately 3 a.m., Jonah Antosch broke into Jerry Seiner Dealership’s repair garage, located at 1530 S. 500 West, police say. Antosch allegedly stole an SUV from the garage, drove through the garage doors then through a wrought-iron gate to get out of the dealership causing thousands of dollars in damage.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
NBC San Diego - A SoCal woman whose cluttered home caught fire Tuesday evening has died. The flames sparked at a condominium complex in the 2300 block of Caringa Way in Carlsbad, California, just before 8 p.m., forcing residents next door to run from their home. Firefighters say clutter blocked their entrance into the home and, once inside, made it difficult for them to maneuver. The woman in her late 70s was found unresponsive on the first floor. Despite efforts to save her, she was pronounced dead at the home. "She’s a hoarder," she said. "Things have to be done; they can’t avoid them."
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
WFTV - As heavy rain continues to drench many areas of central Florida, some residents in Volusia County are dealing with flooded homes and roadways. The severe weather and rain caused flooding in many areas, including New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater and Port Orange. Channel 9 talked to residents in Port Orange who were frustrated with the flooding problems and claim the city is to blame. "I’ve been here a year and a half and this has happened to me four times," said China Diaz.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
WJAR - The state fire marshal said Monday that a malfunctioning extension cord on a back porch caused a fire that destroyed a house in South Kingstown. The fire lit up the sky at about 1:30 a.m. and sent a family scrambling for safety. "I grabbed my cell phone thinking I have to call 911. It was charging, and I just came out the door screaming, ’Help! Call 911!" homeowner Kim Jones said. The house was on Plain Roads. "I heard Miss Jones screaming, ’Somebody help me! Somebody help me!’ I came outside. The house was all on fire. First thing I think of is the kids," said Matthew Briggs, a neighbor.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Insurance Information Institute - With an arctic cold surge and heavy snow accumulations in large parts of the United States last week, potential hazards exist for homeowners and drivers alike, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). A repeat of this past winter’s deep freeze is possible. All that cold, ice and snow translates into frozen pipes, collapsed roofs, auto accidents and slip-and-fall injuries. In fact, insurance data give us another way to describe just how cold last winter was and how cold it’s likely to be this year. “Severe winter weather is the third-largest cause of insured catastrophe losses, after hurricanes and tornadoes,” said Dr. Robert Hartwig, president of the I.I.I. and an economist.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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