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World Health Organization says there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week in 2 months

World Health Organization says there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week in 2 months | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
WHO assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward says if the response to the Ebola crisis isn't stepped up within 60 days, "a lot more people will die" and there will be a huge need on the ground to deal with the spiraling numbers of cases. He said WHO estimated there could up to 10,000 cases per week in two months.
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WHO increased its Ebola death toll tally to 4,447, nearly all of them in West Africa, and the group said the number of probable and suspected cases was 8,914.

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Brace yourselves! Britain set for storms and flood warnings after tornado strikes

Brace yourselves! Britain set for storms and flood warnings after tornado strikes | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
BRITAIN is braced for more downpours following yesterday's deluge as forecasters warn the stormy weather will be here until next week.
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The Most Powerful Storm on Earth This Year Is Heading for Japan

The Most Powerful Storm on Earth This Year Is Heading for Japan | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Super Typhoon Vongfong has intensified to an immense Category 4 storm as it moves toward a rendezvous with Japan in less than one week.
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The storm intensified overnight into the equivalent of a strong Category 4 hurricane on the cusp of Category 5 status, with maximum sustained winds of at least 155 miles per hour. Super Typhoon Vongfong is heading for Japan, which is still recovering from Typhoon Phanfone over the weekend

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Magnitude-4.0 quake jolts Washington's Puget Sound

Magnitude-4.0 quake jolts Washington's Puget Sound | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

SEATTLE (AP) — A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rattled the Puget Sound in Washington state early Wednesday.The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake hit around 3 a.m. and had a depth of 11 miles. Posts on social media suggest the shaking woke people up and frightened animals.

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SEATTLE (AP) — A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rattled the Puget Sound in Washington state early Wednesday.

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Hurricane Odile Hits Mexico's Vacation Paradise

Hurricane Odile Hits Mexico's Vacation Paradise | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Residents and tourists in Mexico's beachside towns hunkered down overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall.
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Thousands of residents and tourists in Mexico's beachside towns hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms as the powerful and sprawling hurricane rolled through an area that is home to gleaming megaresorts, beachfront timeshare condos, tiny fishing communities and low-lying neighborhoods of flimsy homes

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Deadly Once-in-1,000-Years Rains Wipe Out Roads in Arizona, Nevada

Deadly Once-in-1,000-Years Rains Wipe Out Roads in Arizona, Nevada | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Extreme rainfall in Arizona and Nevada on Monday led to widespread flooding that killed at least two people, paralyzing Phoenix and Las Vegas.
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At least two people died when floodwaters swept their vehicles away on Monday in southern Arizona, as a deluge driven by a combination of moisture from a dying hurricane off the Baja Peninsula and the Southwest Monsoon season led to epic rainfall totals from Phoenix to Las Vegas and points in between.

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Drivers stranded by flooding on Phoenix I-10

Drivers stranded by flooding on Phoenix I-10 | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Monday's storm left many drivers stranded on Interstate 10 near 43rd Avenue.
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That water out there at my truck is up to my chest," said Joey, whose vehicle was stuck in the flood waters.

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Newly found asteroid to pass close to Earth on Sunday

Newly found asteroid to pass close to Earth on Sunday | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
A newly discovered asteroid will pass "very close" to Earth on Sunday, NASA says.
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It won't hit Earth or any of the thousands of satellites orbiting the planet, NASA says. It will give astronomers and scientists a chance to study it.

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26 Unusual Bus Stops You'll Actually Want To Wait At

26 Unusual Bus Stops You'll Actually Want To Wait At | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
You WISH this was your stop.
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Can beautiful, entertaining bus stops encourage more people to use public transit? These designers think so.

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20 Spectacular But Super Rare Weather Phenomena…I Never Knew This Happens On Our Planet!

20 Spectacular But Super Rare Weather Phenomena…I Never Knew This Happens On Our Planet! | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Lighting + Lava = RUN FOR YOUR LIFE
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Monsoon brings heavy rain, flooding, water rescues

Monsoon brings heavy rain, flooding, water rescues | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Heavy rain started falling around the Valley on Tuesday afternoon and the National Weather Service issued several severe weather alerts.
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Plane Takes Off in Front of a Tornado

Plane Takes Off in Front of a Tornado | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
A Ryanair jetliner took off in front of a funnel cloud at the East Midlands Airport in the UK on Thursday, as storms continued to sweep across the area.
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In the midst of tumultuous weather that has been sweeping across the UK, this Boeing 737 took off from an airport with a funnel cloud rotating behind it. The picture, however, may be a bit deceiving, making the funnel appear closer than it actually was. But even still — this could not have been a comforting sight for passengers.

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Caught on camera: 3 people get washed away in flash floods as bridge collapses

A Bailey bridge connecting Hamirpur district with Mandi in Himachal Pradesh was washed away in flash floods just as three people were seen getting on it. Rains wreaked havoc in the state triggering...
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Arizona Storms Bring Mosquito Infestation

Arizona Storms Bring Mosquito Infestation | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Maricopa County environmental officials say they have received more than 10,000 mosquito-related complaints so far this year. County Environmental Services Department spokesman Johnny Dilone said that is nearly double the number of calls from the same period in 2013.
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Arizona's barrage of rain storms in recent months has created an unlikely pest infestation for the desert region: mosquitoes.

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The Real Reason the Moon Turns Blood Red.

The Real Reason the Moon Turns Blood Red. | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
It's because...
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When the moon passes through the Earth’s shadow for a total lunar eclipse…

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Ever Heard of a Supercell? Me Neither. But If You See This… Run!

Ever Heard of a Supercell? Me Neither. But If You See This… Run! | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Think of supercells as a mega-tornado that spawn mini-tornadoes. This devastating force of nature happens when a storm meets a deep rotating updraft, as seen here…
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run run run!

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The Eastern Pacific Has Turned Into a Freak Hurricane-Producing Machine

The Eastern Pacific Has Turned Into a Freak Hurricane-Producing Machine | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
With Category 5 Hurricane Marie, the eastern Pacific has now spawned 5 major hurricanes so far, compared to none in the Atlantic.
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) had forecast a near to above average eastern Pacific hurricane season, with three to six major hurricanes.

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35 Amazing Photos of Thunderstorms That Show Just How Breathtaking Nature Can Be

35 Amazing Photos of Thunderstorms That Show Just How Breathtaking Nature Can Be | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
The power of nature is simply amazing!
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Thunderstorms are some of the most amazing wonders in nature.

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The Weather Channel's Forecast for 2050 Veers Closer to Doomsday

The Weather Channel's Forecast for 2050 Veers Closer to Doomsday | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
A video from The Weather Channel provides a fascinating glimpse into the future as global warming increasingly affects U.S. weather extremes.
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The Weather Channel's three most recognizable names, Sam Champion, Jim Cantore and Stephanie Abrams, are featured in a new video that highlights the threats of climate change. The video shows a hypothetical weather forecast in the year 2050, using technical wizardry and relying on climate science projections.

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Phoenix Record rain: Relentless showers cause Valleywide flooding

Phoenix Record rain: Relentless showers cause Valleywide flooding | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Morning commuters throughout the Valley ran into major trouble Monday as rain that started at about 2:30 a.m. kept coming down, causing widespread flooding.
List: Schools delay, cancel classes
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PHOENIX -- Severe weather brought heavy rain, thunder, lightning and strong winds to the Valley early Monday morning. Widespread flooding caused Gov. Jan Brewer is declare "a statewide emergency for areas impacted

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Iceland's Volcanic Eruption, as Seen From Space

Iceland's Volcanic Eruption, as Seen From Space | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
When glowing lava peeked through a gap in the clouds above Iceland this week, NASA satellites finally caught a sky-high view of the fiery eruption.
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When glowing lava peeked through a gap in the clouds above Iceland this week, NASA satellites finally caught a sky-high view of the fiery eruption.

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20 Spectacular But Super Rare Weather Phenomena…I Never Knew This Happens On Our Planet!

20 Spectacular But Super Rare Weather Phenomena…I Never Knew This Happens On Our Planet! | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Lighting + Lava = RUN FOR YOUR LIFE
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I had no idea these existed. I am fascinated, yet terrified at the same time...

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Rain soaks already saturated S. Phoenix area as storm sweeps through Valley

Rain soaks already saturated S. Phoenix area as storm sweeps through Valley | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Hard rain came down throughout the Valley and surrounding areas Tuesday morning, soaking several areas that are still reeling from last week's flooding. The National Weather Service extended a Flash Flood Warning until 11 a.m.
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The Flash Flood arning covers Central Maricopa County, including North Phoenix, Peoria, Anthem, New River, Caev Creek and Carefree.

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4.2-magnitude quake shakes central Oklahoma

4.2-magnitude quake shakes central Oklahoma | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Guthrie, Oklahoma, at 7:41 a.m. CT (8:41 a.m. ET) Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
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But the temblor stands out from others that have happened in the state because many people appear to have felt it, Holland said. The USGS received more than 500 responses to the "Did you feel it?" section on its site, and the state survey received at least 200 reports from Oklahomans, he said.

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In Pictures, Nepal's Devastating Floods

In Pictures, Nepal's Devastating Floods | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Flooding and landslides have killed at least 54 people in western Nepal, and left 142 missing.
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The death toll is expected to rise, according to police official Kesh Bahadur Shahi.

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