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Flood Insurance and Rising Sea Levels

by Daniel Brouse Q: Who pays for flood insurance? A: The United States government, FEMA, covers losses for people that pay flood insurance premiums. Q: Does your homeowners insurance policy cover you in the event of flooding? A: No. Flood insurance coverage is very limited. For instance, basements and belonging in a basement are not […]

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Billion People Face Global Flooding

The BBC reports, a British aid charity is warning that by 2060 more than a billion people worldwide will live in cities at risk of catastrophic flooding as a result of climate change. A study by Christian Aid says the US, China and India are among the countries most threatened. It says the Indian cities […]

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Sixth 1000-year Rain Since 2010

Human induced climate change is causing more volatile and extreme weather events. The rain in South Carolina was the 6th 1000-year rain since 2010. We are not saying that the Earth’s temperature is just going to rise. In general, as energy is added to a system, the fluctuations in the system increase. So, we expect […]

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Record-Setting Rain

On April 29, 2014, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite observed the heavy rain that produced floods near Pensacola, Florida. The National Weather Service reported record-setting rainfall totals of more than 380 mm (15 inches) in Pensacola from the storm system that inundated the southeastern and eastern United States in recent days. This image shows […]

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Death Toll in Indian Monsoon Flooding

The severe weather event in India has a rising death toll. Currently at 500, it is expected to rise to over 1,000. More than 60,000 people have been stranded. ” Uttrakhand state Chief Minister Vijay Bahguna said 556 bodies have been noticed buried deep in slush and the army was trying to recover them. He […]

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Large Storm System in Eastern U.S.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) The large storm in the eastern U.S. is visible in the satellite image below, taken by GOES East at 1715Z (12:15 EST) today. The storm system continues to bring significant rainfall to Indiana and Michigan, where Flood Warnings and Advisories are in effect. The bulk of the precipitation has […]

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Flooding From Japan’s Earthquake Tsunami

NASA’s Terra satellite’s first view of northeastern Japan in the wake of a devastating earthquake and tsunami reveal extensive flooding along the coast. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) acquired the top image of the Sendai region on March 12, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. The lower image, taken by Terra MODIS on February 26, 2011, […]

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