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NASA pictures seize immense flooding of a very important U.S. Air Power base

In 1948, Air Force Secretary Stuart Symington stationed the United States’ long-range nuclear bombers at Offutt Air Force Base in eastern Nebraska, a location safe in the middle of the nation and well-insulated from the coast. But 70 years later, the base — now home to the U.S. Strategic Command which deters “catastrophic actions from...CONTINUE READING
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A formidable atmospheric river pummeled California, and the photographs glance unreal

On Wednesday, San Jose Mercury News photojournalist Karl Mondon spotted a man in flooded Guerneville, California rowing through town in a blue dumpster. A potent atmospheric river — a long band of water vapor that often transports ample amounts of moisture to the western U.S. like “rivers in the sky” — deluged portions of Northern...CONTINUE READING
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Photos and videos show the destruction and power of Florence

While Florence is, as of 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, now “just” a tropical storm, it has still ripped the Carolina coast with heavy winds and record-breaking rainfall, causing widespread damage for humans and wildlife alike.  Photos and videos from around the region, and particularly North Carolina, showed the power that Florence contained as it...CONTINUE READING
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The heart-wrenching tale of one man rescued from Florence and his cat named ‘Survivor’

As the remnants of what was once Hurricane Florence continues spinning inland, dropping massive amounts of rain and causing damage and widespread flooding, stories of survival are beginning to emerge from the Carolina coast. Including that of a kitten who is literally a “Survivor.” SEE ALSO: Weatherman dramatically braces for Hurricane Florence while 2 guys...CONTINUE READING
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Hurricane Florence could dump 17 trillion gallons of rain. Yeah, you read that right.

Hurricane Florence is slowly but surely moving toward landfall along the East Coast. While its winds have decreased, making the storm a Category 2, it’s still an incredibly powerful and dangerous storm with extreme rains expected to fall over the course of the next few days in the Carolinas and Virginia as it slows near...CONTINUE READING
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Dramatic photos show the devastating flooding and landslides in Japan

Japan is experiencing what could be one of the worst weather-related disasters in its history, following the heaviest rainfall the country has experienced for decades. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned of a “race against time” to rescue flood victims on Sunday, as emergency response teams in the country’s western regions search for at least 60...CONTINUE READING
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Extreme flooding in Maryland is a glimpse into our disaster-filled future

Last weekend, Ellicott City’s quaint Main Street, with red, white, and blue decorations draped from storefronts, became a churning brown river.  While several factors resulted in this Maryland town’s second “1,000-year storm” occurring in just the last 22 months, one increasingly significant contribution to the flooding is the amount of water vapor accumulating in Earth’s...CONTINUE READING
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Maryland residents post frightening videos of flash flooding after heavy rain

Residents and local press in Maryland posted frightening footage of destructive flash flooding on Sunday, following heavy rain across the state. Particularly affected was Ellicott City, located about 14 miles west of Baltimore, which suffered intense flash flooding along its Main Street — the very same street that was turned into a raging river amidst...CONTINUE READING
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Ice age waterfalls caused the original 'Brexit,' scientists say

Britain’s political separation from the European Union officially began last week. But the island’s original split from mainland Europe actually happened hundreds of thousands of years ago. Researchers have a new theory for how this prehistoric “Brexit” likely went down: first with an overflowing glacial lake, and later with a catastrophic flood.   If it...CONTINUE READING
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