Hurricane Irene on Track to be the 10th Billi...September 1, 2011

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Hurricane Irene’s costs, already estimated at more than a $1 billion will be the 10th billion-dollar disaster of 2011, breaking 2008′s record for number of billion-dollar disasters for a year. Read More…

Some of Hurricane Irene’s 46 fatalities...August 31, 2011

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Although most of the storm’s deaths were directly the result of the storm’s high winds and torrential downpours, a number of the fatalities were clearly avoidable. And sadly, this is sometimes the case in most disasters, where the victims’ poor choices ultimately factored into their deaths.  Read More…

Aftershocks Still Rattling Virginia a Week Af...August 30, 2011

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It’s been a week, but the earth’s not done shaking yet. Read More…

Giant quake near the Salton Sea in the San Di...July 12, 2011

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The southern end of the San Andreas Fault may be overdue for a large earthquake that could cause heavy damage to the Los Angeles area, scientists have concluded after studying a record of ancient quakes and flooding around the seismically active region of the Salton Sea. Read More…

Flood surge could spread Yellowstone River oi...July 11, 2011

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Crews responsible for cleaning up the oil spill on the Yellowstone River faced difficult conditions Tuesday as the scenic waterway rose above flood stage and raised fears that surging currents will push crude into undamaged areas and back channels that are home to some of the best fish habitat in the world.

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One Month After the Joplin Tornado: Disaster ...July 10, 2011

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COLUMBIA, Mo. — For residents in Jasper and Newton counties, including the City of Joplin, Missouri, May 22, 2011 brought about life-changing events as an EF 5 tornado pummeled through communities claiming lives and devastating homes, businesses and critical infrastructure.

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