News Stories relating to "Flooding"
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
A recent study could help scientists predict impending floods months before they occur.
The study states that a pair of NASA satellites, known collectively as GRACE, have detected variations in gravitational pull from saturated river basins that appear to be accurate indicators of flooding.
The report, which was...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
A few days ago, Unknown Country Climate Watch
predicted "extremes of flooding" across the Northern Hemisphere. Those who read this site regularly will know how accurate Climate Watch predictions have proved to be, and this one, unfortunately, is no exception.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
The term "global warming" suggests that we can expect temperatures across the planet to become increasingly hotter with every passing year.
Australia's blazing hot weather certainly broke all records during 2013, with summer and winter temperatures that were 1.2C above the long term average. In its annual report, the...
Saturday, January 4, 2014
The eastern half of the United States and parts of Canada have been assaulted by a severe snow storm which has left 16 people dead.
The snow storm, named as "Hercules", left some areas buried under two feet of snow and was so severe that both the governors of New York and New Jersey had to declare states of emergency....
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Another severe storm lashed the U.K. on Monday, leaving two people dead and a trail of destruction in the wake of its fury.
Many rail, air and ferry services were disrupted, and it was chaos on the nation's roads, with the U.K's Network Rail declaring that storm damage was worse than that caused by recent super-storm Jude.
Monday, December 9, 2013
When it comes to predicting weather patterns, Whitley Strieber's forecasts are uncannily accurate. Beginning last summer, Unknown Country's Climate Watch
began warning that violent weather would be seen in Europe and that flooding would be likely during the winter months. That prediction has...
Monday, November 25, 2013
It seems as though wild weather events have rarely been out of the headlines recently. It has been a bleak weekend in some parts of America after yet another fatal storm blasted its way through five US states.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Rivers across Central Europe rose above flood stage as parts of Prague
flooded along banks of the Vltava River. So far, two people have died in flooding in Germany and Switzerland, and two are known dead and one missing in...
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy is weakening and moving faster than anticipated. A computer model developed by an engineer at The Johns Hopkins University is now predicting fewer power outages than initially expected. Seth Guikema is predicting that an overall cumulative total of 8 to 10 million people will lose power in the wake of the hurricane, based on the...
Monday, October 29, 2012
6.5 million people in the Northeast US are without power, including all of Manhattan below 39th Street. Nuclear power plants in the region are on alert because of the danger that they may lose outside power supplies, or their water exchange systems may be flooded. The power plants rely on diesel generators for backup power. Outside power is...
Saturday, October 27, 2012
A tsunami warning has been issued for Hawaii, and the warnings for US and Canadian coastal areas have been called off. Four to Seven foot wayve area expected to reach the Hawaii's north facing beaches today. The warning has been issued after a 7.1 earthquake struck an island off the coast of Canada.
At the same time, the northeastern...