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Weather Natural Disasters

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters)- U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday rolled back rules regarding environmental reviews and restrictions on government-funded building projects in flood-prone areas as part of his proposal to spend $1 trillion to fix aging U.S. infrastructure. And by the way, if it doesn't meet environmental safeguards, we're not going to...

  • Separately a White House spokesperson said on Tuesday afternoon that the order would set a two-year goal for completing permits needed on major infrastructure plans, and create a "one Federal decision" protocol for big projects. The White House did not provide any more details on the coming executive order. It raised base flood levels to a higher vertical...

  • The sources gave details of an announcement the White House said was coming. Trump's order will establish "discipline and accountability in the environmental review and permitting process for infrastructure projects," the White House said on Monday. It raised base flood levels to a higher vertical elevation to "address current and future flood risk and...

  • The sources gave details of an announcement the White House said was coming. Trump's order will establish "discipline and accountability in the environmental review and permitting process for infrastructure projects," the White House said on Monday. It raised base flood levels to a higher vertical elevation to "address current and future flood risk and...

  • Travis Guedry and his dog Ziggy glide through floodwaters keeping an eye out for people in need on August 17, 2016 in Sorrento, Louisiana.

    U.S. President Donald Trump will revoke an Obama-era executive order on flood risk building standards, sources said.

  • Heavy rains and flooding early in the day killed at least 200 people in Sierra Leone's capital.

  • An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 2:10 a.m.

    Companies that specialize in selling items to people planning for the worst say they have had a bump in sales.

  • NOAA now raising tropical storm and hurricane forecast for 2017

    NOAA raised 2017 tropical storm and hurricane forecast

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota Gov. Drought Monitor map shows 82 percent of North Dakota in some stage of drought. Most of central and western North Dakota remains in extreme or exceptional drought, the two worst categories.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 7- Tropical Storm Franklin churned toward the tourist hubs along Mexico's Caribbean coast on Monday, and is expected to strike the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula just south of major resorts, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Heavy rainfall and flash flooding is possible across the Yucatan and parts of Belize.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 7- Tropical Storm Franklin churned toward the tourist hubs along Mexico's Caribbean coast on Monday, and is expected to strike the Yucatan Peninsula Tuesday just south of major resorts, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Franklin, which formed on Sunday, is located 155 miles east of Chetumal, the Mexican city near the country's...

  • MOSCOW, Aug 7- Rescue teams were still searching on Monday for eight workers missing in a flooded underground mine owned by Russian diamond miner Alrosa after one miner was rescued over the weekend. Parts of the "Mir" mine in the remote Yakutia region of eastern Siberia flooded on Friday when water seeped in from an open-cast mine above it. Alrosa chief executive...

  • MOSCOW— Russian emergency officials say they have rescued a miner trapped by a flood in a Siberian diamond mine and are searching for eight others still missing. Water surged into the Mir mine in Siberia on Friday while 151 people were down in the pit. Russian Emergencies Ministry says one of those missing was rescued on Saturday and hospitalized.

  • Elite Residences Tower on fire in Dubai Marina on August 4, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    A huge fire tore through one of the world’s tallest residential buildings in Dubai on early Friday, according to Reuters. No injuries were reported, the BBC said.

  • Cyclone Debbie impact in first half

    Swiss Re CFO David Cole says that his business' latest data are in line with expectations though Cyclone Debbie in Australia impacted first half results.

  • Worried about Tropical Storm Emily? How to change your travel plans

    NOAA expects an "above normal" hurricane season, with 11 to 17 named storms.

  • LONDON, July 25- British TV presenter and former disc jockey Noel Edmonds has more than quadrupled the amount of damages he is seeking from Lloyds Banking Group to 300 million pounds as he steps up his 12- year demand for compensation. Two former bankers with Lloyds' HBOS unit in the English town of Reading were among those jailed earlier this year for their...

  • Damage to thousands of cars in dealership lots across Texas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and other states are just some of the weather-related losses that have been hitting U.S. property insurers particularly hard in the first half of this year. "It got everything on the car- roofs, sides, mirrors and back glasses," said Ronnie Cohen, new car director of Subaru of Plano,...

  • Damage to thousands of cars in dealership lots across Texas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and other states are just some of the weather-related losses that have been hitting U.S. property insurers particularly hard in the first half of this year. "It got everything on the car- roofs, sides, mirrors and back glasses," said Ronnie Cohen, new car director of Subaru of Plano,...

  • HONG KONG, July 23- Hong Kong lowered a typhoon alert on Sunday evening as Typhoon Roke weakened, with the local airport and transport authorities rushing to restore normal operations in the Asian financial hub. At 6 pm local time, Roke was estimated to be 180 kilometres west-northwest of Hong Kong and was forecast to move west or west-northwest at about 20...