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 •  Twister rips apart several buildings in Alabama 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>Forecasters downgraded the status of Tropical Storm Cindy to a tropical depression on Thursday, but it's still dangerous. The storm rumbled across the Deep South, bringing heavy rain, damaging winds and at least one tornado.</p>
 

 •  400 more homes evacuated by growing fire near Utah ski town 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>A wildfire near a southern Utah ski town that has forced hundreds of people to evacuate has doubled in size in high winds and drove out residents of 400 additional homes, authorities said Thursday.</p>
 

 •  Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement.
 

 •  Cindy Brings Flood Of Trouble To Gulf Coast 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

CBS Miami's Don Champion reports from Mississippi.
 

 •  Upside Down Lightning is a Real Thing 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Everyone loves a good lightning show, but there's an entire display above those billowing clouds that you are probably missing.
 

 •  Heavy rain, winds, tornado warnings as Cindy heads inland 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

High tides in the wake of a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy prompted a voluntary evacuation in a coastal Louisiana town Thursday, and the storm's effects were being felt throughout the Southeast, with intermittent bands of heavy rain, blasts of high wind and periodic warnings of possible tornadoes in multiple states.
 

 •  The Worst Heat Wave in Decades is Scorching the American Southwest 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Photos that show how people (and animals) are coping with the record-setting heat.
 

 •  France marks hottest post-war June day as Europe sizzles 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

France marked its hottest June day since World War II on Wednesdayas overheated residents across swathes of Europe coped with another day of sizzling temperatures.
 

 •  A hotter planet might make hurricanes more destructive 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Here's how. Visualization of wind within a hurricane. In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew killed more than 550 people and caused $15 billion in property damages.&nbsp;
 

 •  How far away was that lightning? 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

There is a very simple way to figure out how far away that lightning strike was from you. Here's how.
 

 •  Mesmerizing Shelf Cloud over NJ 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

An incredible sight over Wildwood Crest, NJ.
 

 •  Killer wildfires around the world 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

From Portugal's raging wildfire in 2017 to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, we look at some of the deadliest wildfires across the world.&nbsp;
 

 •  How to recognize different types of heat-related illnesses 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Heat waves can have damaging effects on our health and well-being. It's important to know the difference between a common heat illness and one that requires immediate attention.
 

 •  The heat's so bad this place smells like rotten eggs 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>As if high temperatures weren't bad enough, residents here will need to deal with the stench of rotten eggs for the next few days.</p>
 

 •  Video: 3 waterspouts whip up off Florida coast 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

This rare video shows 3 waterspouts forming near the Santa Rosa Island. Another waterspout was spotted near Okaloosais Island.
 

 •  Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest US 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>An extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. made the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult Wednesday, including one that has destroyed at least four homes in an Arizona town known for its wineries, authorities said.</p>
 

 •  Tropical Storm Cindy menaces the Gulf Coast 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

 

 •  Why there is a summer solstice 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

It is the longest day of the year for Earth's northern hemisphere, the summer solstice on June 21. Find out why the solstice occurs.
 

 •  Portugal brings 2nd wildfire under control after 64 die 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Reports describe freak conditions that drove a wildfire that killed dozens.
 

 •  Photos: Heat wave hits Western US 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

 

 •  What is a rolling blackout? 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

When electricity demands are at a high demand, something has to be done to prevent a total blackout.
 

 •  Incredible photos of sinkholes around the world 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>Sinkholes can open up without any warning. Let's see some astonishing images of sinkholes from around the world.</p>
 

 •  Two die from heat in sweltering California: reports 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>Two people have died from heat-related illnesses in California, local media reported on Wednesday, as the Southwest U.S. bakes under triple-digit temperatures that have shattered records, driven residents indoors and canceled airline flights.</p>
 

 •  Death Valley temperatures hit 127 in California heat wave 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>Temperatures topped 100 in the valleys and 120 in the low desert. Death Valley hit 127 — seven degrees shy of the hottest day ever recorded on the planet.</p>
 

 •  Watch Furniture Go Flying in Powerful Storms Across the Country 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

As storm season approaches, flying pieces of furniture can be dangerous in major cities. So what can you do to make sure your furniture doesn't go flying off the roof during a storm this summer? Inside Edition spoke with roof safety engineer Michael Larkin following a freak storm that struck New York City Monday. "If a bad storm is coming, lower the umbrella; tie it up securely so it can't go anywhere," he told Inside Edition. "If you leave it open, it becomes a sail and can fly away."
 

 •  Antarctica is getting greener 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Antarctica is changing. The typical image is that of a pristine, white wilderness of ice and snow. “The white of the snow, the brown of the rocks, and the blue of the sky is a perfect day on the Antarctic Peninsula,” says researcher Dominic Hodgson of the British Antarctic Survey. But Hodgson says there is increasingly a new color: green. Hodgson is a frequent visitor to Antarctica, especially...
 

 •  Greenland mourns 4 missing in tsunami 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>Greenland flags were flying at half-staff Wednesday across Denmark and in Greenland's capital, Nuuk, to mourn four people who are presumed dead after a tsunami flooded a village on the Arctic island's west coast.</p>
 

 •  Heat wave hits Southwest on 1st day of summer 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

The first day of summer brought some of the worst heat the Southwest U.S. has seen in years.
 

 •  Gulf Coast Preparing for Storm 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

The U.S. Gulf Coast is bracing for Tropical Storm Cindy, which could bring torrential rainfall and flooding to some areas. Meteorologist Ari Sarsalari explains.
 

 •  10 Atlantic hurricane names you’ll never see again 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>These storms are among the most catastrophic hurricanes.</p>
 

 •  How to stay cool while sleeping without air conditioning 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Hot weather can make it hard to sleep, especially without any air conditioning. Try these tips to stay cool while sleeping without AC.
 

 •  TS Bret causes heavy flooding, power outages in Trinidad 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>The storm has swirled west across the southern Caribbean region.</p>
 

 •  Man dies after being rescued from rip current at beach 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

A 21-year-old man died after being rescued from a rip current at an unguarded beach on the North Carolina coast. Courtney Allen of CBS affiliate WNCT-TV reports.
 

 •  Wildfire destroys home, hurts businesses in Utah ski town 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

A wildfire that destroyed one home and damaged another while forcing hundreds of people to flee a Utah ski town was also hurting businesses Monday that rely on summer visitors.The fire near Brian Head...
 

 •  Heat Waves Set to Get Even Worse 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Half the world will swelter through a month of killer heat every year by the year 2100 even if all the world's countries act fast against climate change.
 

 •  Drone footage shows scale of Portugual's deadliest fire 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

At least 62 people have died in a massive forest fire which over 1,000 firefighters are still battling to contain.
 

 •  For fish, the good and bad of warming ocean waters 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

As ocean temperatures rise, what will happen to the fish we eat?&nbsp;
 

 •  Deadly wildfire in Portugal 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

A huge forest fire in central Portugal has killed dozens of people, most of them dying in their cars as they tried to flee.
 

 •  Portugal, a country helplessly prone to forest fires 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

As the temperature began to soar across the Iberian peninsula last week, everyone knew it was only a matter of time before fires started — they've become a summer fixture.
 

 •  A third of the world now faces deadly heatwaves 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Study shows risks have climbed steadily since 1980, and the number of people in danger will grow to 48% by 2100 even if emissions are drastically reduced.
 

 •  Reservoir water weight blamed for Arkansas earthquake swarm 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Earthquakes in northern Arkansas are being linked to the weight of extra water at a flood-swollen reservoir.
 

 •  Is The Weather Worse This Year? How El Niño, La Niña Impact U.S. 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

What is El Niño, the weather cycle that impacts North America for months at a time?
 

 •  The highest temperature ever recorded on Earth 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Think 100-degree days are hot? That's nothing for Death Valley.
 

 •  How Climate Change Is Shrinking The Colorado River 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>The nation’s two largest reservoirs, Lake Mead on the Arizona/Nevada border and Lake Powell on the Arizona/Utah border, were brim full in the year 2000. Four short years later, they had lost enough water to supply California its legally apportioned share of Colorado River water for more than five years. Now, 17 years later, they still have not recovered.</p>
 

 •  Research: Scientists saw a nearly unheard of Antarctic meltdown 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Antarctica is unfreezing.&nbsp;
 

 •  Houston fears climate change will cause catastrophic floods 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Human activity is worsening the problem in an already rainy area, and there could be damage worthy of a disaster movie if a storm hits the industrial section
 

 •  Air pollution can make you feel as poorly as a partner dying 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

A new study found that high levels of nitrogen dioxide can make one feel so poorly, it can be the equivalent of a life partner dying.
 

 •  Warmer climate threatens malaria spread in Ethiopia: study 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Cool, high-lying areas of Ethiopia are increasingly exposed to heat-loving malaria mosquitoes&nbsp;as the climate warms, researchers said Thursday.
 

 •  Where in the United States is nature most likely to kill you? 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Short answer: it’s complicated. Flooding near Houston, Texas, in April 2016. The United States is an enormous country, spanning mountains, deserts, forests, prairie, tundra, and more. This varied terrain is also home to many natural hazards spawned by air, water, fire, and forces beneath the Earth’s surface. Some of these threats are dramatic; the United States and its territories have the greatest number of active volcanoes of any country except Indonesia, as well as the most tornadoes. Other hazards, like heat waves, are less flashy but can still kill you. Different regions of the country face very different hazards. But which part of the United States is the most dangerous? It turns out there’s no simple answer, although the south does have a particularly generous share of hazards. Here’s how the country’s natural menaces differ by geography. What kind of dangers are we talking about? The weather and geology of the United States allow for many natural perils and disasters. Earthquakes, volcanoes, blizzards, tornados, intense storms, wildfires, landslides, avalanches, sinkholes, flooding, droughts, heat waves, and more are all on the table. “The U.S. is blessed with a wide range of natural hazard events,” says David Applegate, acting deputy director of the United States Geological Survey. And most of these hazards have hotspots around the country. Volcanic eruptions are more common in the western states. Most are located in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. Earthquakes are likewise common on the west coast, but also happen in portions of the central and eastern United States. In fact, a series of large earthquakes ripped through the area surrounding New Madrid, Missouri in 1811 and 1812. A map depicting how often damaging earthquake shaking is expected to happen around the country. Wildfires are most plentiful in the west, while snowstorms dominate in the midwest and northeastern states, and hurricanes and tropical storms strike the eastern seaboard and along the Gulf of Mexico. Severe storms are common from Texas up into Southern Minnesota. The notorious Tornado Alley is located in the south-central states, although tornadoes also frequently hit Florida. “We have these broad expanses over which…the conditions are ripe for forming major thunderstorm systems and with plenty of nice smooth terrain for those to be able to form tornadoes,” Applegate says. Florida is also prime territory for sinkholes, which happen in areas where the underlying rock can be easily eroded. Avalanches are most common in mountainous states, but they can happen wherever there is a steep enough slope with snow. Some hazards make an appearance in nearly every corner of the United States. “Flooding is a fairly ubiquitous hazard that’s found pretty much everywhere,” says Susan Cutter, director of the Hazards &amp; Vulnerability and Research Institute at the University of South Carolina. Rivers and coastlines are especially prone to flooding, while arid regions face droughts. Landslides are widespread as well. And many natural hazards aren’t isolated events. “There are a lot of cascading consequences,” Applegate says. On top of wind damage and storm surge along the coast, hurricanes can cause immense inland flooding. This happened last year after Hurricane Matthew dumped more than 17 inches of water on North Carolina. Droughts can lead to wildfires, which in turn strip slopes of plants that hold the soil in place, priming them for landslides. What part of the United States is most disaster prone? It depends on what you’re looking at. Cutter and her colleagues have examined the death and damage natural disasters have wrought across the United States since 1960. When it comes to property damage and economic cost, they estimate that Florida has taken the greatest hit from natural hazards. A lot of this comes from hurricanes, Cutter says, but flooding and fires have contributed as well. California comes in second for dollar losses, thanks to a combination of earthquakes, flooding, storms, and fire. “California kind of has it all,” Cutter says. Louisiana has sustained the third-highest amount of damage. The states that endure the most damage are not necessarily the ones that have the greatest losses of life. Texas has the most hazard-related deaths due to severe weather and flooding, Cutter says. Illinois has the second-highest number of deaths thanks to urban heat waves like the infamous Chicago heat wave of 1995, followed by California. By Cutter and her colleagues’ estimate, Los Angeles County has sustained the highest amount of damage, while Cook County, Illinois (where Chicago is located) saw more deaths than any other American county. Hurricanes are the most expensive disaster, while severe weather has claimed the highest number of fatalities. In 2008, Cutter also examined how hazards vary around the United States, and found that the south and intermountain west were the regions most prone to deaths by natural hazards. Maps showing weather and climate disasters costing $1 billion or more in the United States. State totals refer to disasters that the state was part of, which can also be counted in other states they reached. A separate analysis by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has focused on disasters that caused damage of $1 billion or more since 1980. So far, there have been 208 such weather and climate disasters. Among these catastrophes, hurricanes have been both the deadliest and most expensive. The southern-central and southeastern states have experienced more billion-dollar disasters than other regions. What state is safest? “There’s really no safe place from natural hazards,” Cutter says. “Every place has some kind of exposure.” Areas typically spared from dramatic events like tornadoes are not necessarily disaster-free. Vermont is still recovering from the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Irene. “Even though the tropical storms may have petered out by then, it doesn’t mean that they don’t still have a lot of moisture that can be dumped,” Applegate says. Far inland, the upper midwest is not known for hurricanes or earthquakes. But states such as North Dakota are also regularly endangered by flooding. “They have a very flat landscape so when the rivers break through their banks, they flood over a very broad area,” Applegate says. Still, the region is probably your best bet for disaster-free living. “If I had to pick one area that probably is the least risky, I’d go with eastern Montana,” Applegate says. “And I’m sure they could [still] come up with impacts in terms of extreme cold and potentially drought and prairie fires.” It’s also important to keep in mind that risk isn’t all about geography. Some states experience certain hazards like earthquakes only rarely, which leaves them less prepared when they do happen. “The built environment hasn’t been constructed to withstand that shaking,” Applegate says. It also depends on where people live; a lot of the most appealing real estate lies in hazardous terrain along the coast, on steep slopes, or near forests that are consumed by wildfire. And some people are more vulnerable than others. “There are certain characteristics that influence the level to which people can prepare for, respond to, and recover form disasters,” Cutter says. People who are poor, lack access to transportation, or live in crowded buildings are more acutely jeopardized by natural hazards. What else should I be worrying about? The United States has a few living natural hazards, too. Parasite infestations don’t differ too much by region, although many of these tiny creatures need water to transmit between hosts and thus prefer moist areas. “Wherever there is water, there’s parasites,” says Lisette Arellano, a parasite ecologist at the University of Colorado Boulder. Some of the most prevalent parasites in the United States are single-celled creatures called giardia. Giardiasis is commonly spread when backpackers or campers drink untreated water. “People see these beautiful mountain streams and then they drink the water without filtering it and then they have explosive diarrhea for several weeks afterward,” Arellano says. Giardiasis is widespread and is the most frequently diagnosed intestinal parasite in the United States, but in this country it is almost never fatal. Much rarer and more deadly is Naegleria fowleri, aka the brain-eating amoeba. This single-celled protozoan usually minds its own business, but occasionally infects people when they inhale water through the nose. “It can enter the brain and reproduce, causing severe and usually fatal brain damage,” John Hawdon, vice president of the American Society of Parasitologists and a researcher at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., said in an email. Most of these infections have happened in southern states, when people swim or dive in warm freshwater like lakes, rivers, or hot springs. “The amoeba thrives in very warm or hot water, so it is more common in the south, but there have been cases in northern states as well in the summer,” Hawdon says. The United States has a few insect nuisances, like head lice and bed bugs, which are found across the country. People in the United States can, rarely, pick up tapeworms, which are also found around the nation, Hawdon says. He estimates that the most debilitating parasites are probably ticks, which pass on pathogens for illnesses like Lyme disease. That ailment is heavily concentrated in the northeast and upper midwest. “We are pretty lucky in the U.S. in that we don't have to worry about most of the really dangerous parasites in the world, like malaria or schistosomiasis or intestinal worms,” Hawdon says. “This is mostly because of our excellent sanitation systems and mosquito control.” People who do suffer from these parasites in the United States nearly always contracted them elsewhere, he says. Ultimately, he says, you aren’t likely to pick up a serious parasite in the United States. What about wild animals? The country’s diverse landscapes also hold diverse wildlife. Some of these species can be deadly, including rattlesnakes, black widow spiders, and big predators like mountain lions and alligators. But, while wild animals do occasionally kill people in the United States, this does not happen very often. In Yellowstone National Park, bears killed eight people between 1872 and 2015—fewer people than died from drowning, burns, or suicide in the park. A few years ago, scientists examined animal-related deaths nationwide and found that most are actually related to cattle or horses attacking farm workers. Among wild animals, wasps and other venomous critters claim the most lives. Nearly half of deaths from animal attacks happen in the south. But altogether, animals only kill about 200 people annually. You’re more likely to be killed by dangerous weather; the National Weather Service estimates that in 2016, there were about 450 weather-related fatalities. What can we do about natural hazards? Scientists are working on ways to get ready for natural hazards, like improving predictions so we have a few more minutes of warning when a tornado, flood, or earthquake is about to happen. “We are doing everything we can to improve our ability to rapidly respond to these events,” Applegate says. “We’re seeing the cost of disasters increasing and the biggest driver of that is simply more people... moving into harm’s way.” Ideally, people would not live in high-risk areas like barrier islands or in floodplains. “But that’s not how the country was settled,” Cutter says. “Most of our major cities are along rivers because that was the primary transport mechanism back in the day.” Homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy on Fire Island, New York. People will always dwell along rivers and in seismic zones and other risky areas. But there are strategies that communities and individuals can adopt to reduce the dangers posed by natural hazards. We can design buildings to withstand earthquakes or floods. We can learn from disasters like the tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri in 2011 to improve our warnings and response in the face of emergencies. And people can plan ahead for natural hazards wherever they live (ready.gov has tips on preparing for different emergencies). How is this going to change in future? In coming decades, climate change is going to alter the pattern of natural hazards in the United States. “Earthquakes won't change, volcanic eruptions won’t change, but all of the other non-geophysical-related hazards will change,” Cutter says. There will be more damage from major hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, and wildfires. Disease-causing parasites like the brain-eating amoeba or disease-carrying parasites like ticks could expand their range and carry their diseases with them, Hawdon says. But change is already underway, and costly hazards in the United States are on the rise. Last year brought the country’s second highest number of billion-dollar disasters, including drought, wildfire, floods, severe storms, and Hurricane Matthew. These 15 disasters killed 138 people and caused a total of $46 billion of damage. Even now, living in some flood-prone areas has become untenable. The United States is resettling its first climate refugees from Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana. Another long-term risk is seen in rare catastrophes. There’s a good chance that the Pacific Northwest will be hit by a monumental earthquake in the next 50 years. And Yellowstone National Park is home to a supervolcano that would cause a far-reaching calamity if it erupted, although it isn’t likely to happen anytime soon. “To make our society resilient to natural hazards, we have to deal with the ones that come knocking on a regular basis, but then also address the less frequent ones that have the potential to be truly catastrophic,” Applegate says.
 

 •  Satellite views of a changing world 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>A look at amazing satellite views of how our world has changed over the years.</p>
 

 •  What a scorcher! The hottest places on Earth 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>From the Badlands in Australia to the Death Valley in the U.S., here are the hottest places on the planet.</p>
 

 •  How do hurricanes get their names? 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>What exactly constitutes a retired storm name? And how do hurricanes even get their name in the first place?</p>
 

 •  Plan outdoor activities with the Netatmo Weather Station 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

 

 •  With thousands of channels to stream, you’ll always know the latest news and weather 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

 

 •  Enjoy these drones inside or out, no matter what the weather throws your way 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

 

 •  Entertain the family on rainy days with Just Dance 2016 for Xbox One 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

 

Dharamsala / Dharamshala Weather Forecast, Live Weather News


 •  Currently: Intermittent Clouds: 26C 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Currently in Dharamsala, IN: 26 °C and Intermittent Clouds
 

 •  6/23/2017 Forecast 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

High: 25 C Low: 17 C Variably cloudy with showers
 

 •  6/24/2017 Forecast 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

High: 26 C Low: 20 C A couple of p.m. t-showers
 

 •  The AccuWeather.com RSS Center 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

To discover additional weather feeds, visit the AccuWeather.com RSS Center at http://www.accuweather.com/en/downloads
 

Kullu Weather Forecast, Live Weather News


 •  Twister rips apart several buildings in Alabama 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>Forecasters downgraded the status of Tropical Storm Cindy to a tropical depression on Thursday, but it's still dangerous. The storm rumbled across the Deep South, bringing heavy rain, damaging winds and at least one tornado.</p>
 

 •  400 more homes evacuated by growing fire near Utah ski town 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>A wildfire near a southern Utah ski town that has forced hundreds of people to evacuate has doubled in size in high winds and drove out residents of 400 additional homes, authorities said Thursday.</p>
 

 •  Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement.
 

 •  Cindy Brings Flood Of Trouble To Gulf Coast 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

CBS Miami's Don Champion reports from Mississippi.
 

 •  Upside Down Lightning is a Real Thing 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Everyone loves a good lightning show, but there's an entire display above those billowing clouds that you are probably missing.
 

 •  Heavy rain, winds, tornado warnings as Cindy heads inland 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

High tides in the wake of a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy prompted a voluntary evacuation in a coastal Louisiana town Thursday, and the storm's effects were being felt throughout the Southeast, with intermittent bands of heavy rain, blasts of high wind and periodic warnings of possible tornadoes in multiple states.
 

 •  The Worst Heat Wave in Decades is Scorching the American Southwest 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Photos that show how people (and animals) are coping with the record-setting heat.
 

 •  France marks hottest post-war June day as Europe sizzles 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

France marked its hottest June day since World War II on Wednesdayas overheated residents across swathes of Europe coped with another day of sizzling temperatures.
 

 •  A hotter planet might make hurricanes more destructive 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Here's how. Visualization of wind within a hurricane. In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew killed more than 550 people and caused $15 billion in property damages.&nbsp;
 

 •  How far away was that lightning? 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

There is a very simple way to figure out how far away that lightning strike was from you. Here's how.
 

 •  Mesmerizing Shelf Cloud over NJ 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

An incredible sight over Wildwood Crest, NJ.
 

 •  Killer wildfires around the world 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

From Portugal's raging wildfire in 2017 to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, we look at some of the deadliest wildfires across the world.&nbsp;
 

 •  How to recognize different types of heat-related illnesses 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Heat waves can have damaging effects on our health and well-being. It's important to know the difference between a common heat illness and one that requires immediate attention.
 

 •  The heat's so bad this place smells like rotten eggs 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>As if high temperatures weren't bad enough, residents here will need to deal with the stench of rotten eggs for the next few days.</p>
 

 •  Video: 3 waterspouts whip up off Florida coast 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

This rare video shows 3 waterspouts forming near the Santa Rosa Island. Another waterspout was spotted near Okaloosais Island.
 

 •  Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest US 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>An extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. made the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult Wednesday, including one that has destroyed at least four homes in an Arizona town known for its wineries, authorities said.</p>
 

 •  Tropical Storm Cindy menaces the Gulf Coast 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

 

 •  Why there is a summer solstice 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

It is the longest day of the year for Earth's northern hemisphere, the summer solstice on June 21. Find out why the solstice occurs.
 

 •  Portugal brings 2nd wildfire under control after 64 die 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Reports describe freak conditions that drove a wildfire that killed dozens.
 

 •  Photos: Heat wave hits Western US 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

 

 •  What is a rolling blackout? 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

When electricity demands are at a high demand, something has to be done to prevent a total blackout.
 

 •  Incredible photos of sinkholes around the world 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>Sinkholes can open up without any warning. Let's see some astonishing images of sinkholes from around the world.</p>
 

 •  Two die from heat in sweltering California: reports 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>Two people have died from heat-related illnesses in California, local media reported on Wednesday, as the Southwest U.S. bakes under triple-digit temperatures that have shattered records, driven residents indoors and canceled airline flights.</p>
 

 •  Death Valley temperatures hit 127 in California heat wave 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>Temperatures topped 100 in the valleys and 120 in the low desert. Death Valley hit 127 — seven degrees shy of the hottest day ever recorded on the planet.</p>
 

 •  Watch Furniture Go Flying in Powerful Storms Across the Country 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

As storm season approaches, flying pieces of furniture can be dangerous in major cities. So what can you do to make sure your furniture doesn't go flying off the roof during a storm this summer? Inside Edition spoke with roof safety engineer Michael Larkin following a freak storm that struck New York City Monday. "If a bad storm is coming, lower the umbrella; tie it up securely so it can't go anywhere," he told Inside Edition. "If you leave it open, it becomes a sail and can fly away."
 

 •  Antarctica is getting greener 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Antarctica is changing. The typical image is that of a pristine, white wilderness of ice and snow. “The white of the snow, the brown of the rocks, and the blue of the sky is a perfect day on the Antarctic Peninsula,” says researcher Dominic Hodgson of the British Antarctic Survey. But Hodgson says there is increasingly a new color: green. Hodgson is a frequent visitor to Antarctica, especially...
 

 •  Greenland mourns 4 missing in tsunami 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>Greenland flags were flying at half-staff Wednesday across Denmark and in Greenland's capital, Nuuk, to mourn four people who are presumed dead after a tsunami flooded a village on the Arctic island's west coast.</p>
 

 •  Heat wave hits Southwest on 1st day of summer 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

The first day of summer brought some of the worst heat the Southwest U.S. has seen in years.
 

 •  Gulf Coast Preparing for Storm 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

The U.S. Gulf Coast is bracing for Tropical Storm Cindy, which could bring torrential rainfall and flooding to some areas. Meteorologist Ari Sarsalari explains.
 

 •  10 Atlantic hurricane names you’ll never see again 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>These storms are among the most catastrophic hurricanes.</p>
 

 •  How to stay cool while sleeping without air conditioning 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Hot weather can make it hard to sleep, especially without any air conditioning. Try these tips to stay cool while sleeping without AC.
 

 •  TS Bret causes heavy flooding, power outages in Trinidad 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>The storm has swirled west across the southern Caribbean region.</p>
 

 •  Man dies after being rescued from rip current at beach 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

A 21-year-old man died after being rescued from a rip current at an unguarded beach on the North Carolina coast. Courtney Allen of CBS affiliate WNCT-TV reports.
 

 •  Wildfire destroys home, hurts businesses in Utah ski town 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

A wildfire that destroyed one home and damaged another while forcing hundreds of people to flee a Utah ski town was also hurting businesses Monday that rely on summer visitors.The fire near Brian Head...
 

 •  Heat Waves Set to Get Even Worse 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Half the world will swelter through a month of killer heat every year by the year 2100 even if all the world's countries act fast against climate change.
 

 •  Drone footage shows scale of Portugual's deadliest fire 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

At least 62 people have died in a massive forest fire which over 1,000 firefighters are still battling to contain.
 

 •  For fish, the good and bad of warming ocean waters 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

As ocean temperatures rise, what will happen to the fish we eat?&nbsp;
 

 •  Deadly wildfire in Portugal 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

A huge forest fire in central Portugal has killed dozens of people, most of them dying in their cars as they tried to flee.
 

 •  Portugal, a country helplessly prone to forest fires 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

As the temperature began to soar across the Iberian peninsula last week, everyone knew it was only a matter of time before fires started — they've become a summer fixture.
 

 •  A third of the world now faces deadly heatwaves 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Study shows risks have climbed steadily since 1980, and the number of people in danger will grow to 48% by 2100 even if emissions are drastically reduced.
 

 •  Reservoir water weight blamed for Arkansas earthquake swarm 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Earthquakes in northern Arkansas are being linked to the weight of extra water at a flood-swollen reservoir.
 

 •  Is The Weather Worse This Year? How El Niño, La Niña Impact U.S. 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

What is El Niño, the weather cycle that impacts North America for months at a time?
 

 •  The highest temperature ever recorded on Earth 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Think 100-degree days are hot? That's nothing for Death Valley.
 

 •  How Climate Change Is Shrinking The Colorado River 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>The nation’s two largest reservoirs, Lake Mead on the Arizona/Nevada border and Lake Powell on the Arizona/Utah border, were brim full in the year 2000. Four short years later, they had lost enough water to supply California its legally apportioned share of Colorado River water for more than five years. Now, 17 years later, they still have not recovered.</p>
 

 •  Research: Scientists saw a nearly unheard of Antarctic meltdown 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Antarctica is unfreezing.&nbsp;
 

 •  Houston fears climate change will cause catastrophic floods 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Human activity is worsening the problem in an already rainy area, and there could be damage worthy of a disaster movie if a storm hits the industrial section
 

 •  Air pollution can make you feel as poorly as a partner dying 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

A new study found that high levels of nitrogen dioxide can make one feel so poorly, it can be the equivalent of a life partner dying.
 

 •  Warmer climate threatens malaria spread in Ethiopia: study 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Cool, high-lying areas of Ethiopia are increasingly exposed to heat-loving malaria mosquitoes&nbsp;as the climate warms, researchers said Thursday.
 

 •  Where in the United States is nature most likely to kill you? 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Short answer: it’s complicated. Flooding near Houston, Texas, in April 2016. The United States is an enormous country, spanning mountains, deserts, forests, prairie, tundra, and more. This varied terrain is also home to many natural hazards spawned by air, water, fire, and forces beneath the Earth’s surface. Some of these threats are dramatic; the United States and its territories have the greatest number of active volcanoes of any country except Indonesia, as well as the most tornadoes. Other hazards, like heat waves, are less flashy but can still kill you. Different regions of the country face very different hazards. But which part of the United States is the most dangerous? It turns out there’s no simple answer, although the south does have a particularly generous share of hazards. Here’s how the country’s natural menaces differ by geography. What kind of dangers are we talking about? The weather and geology of the United States allow for many natural perils and disasters. Earthquakes, volcanoes, blizzards, tornados, intense storms, wildfires, landslides, avalanches, sinkholes, flooding, droughts, heat waves, and more are all on the table. “The U.S. is blessed with a wide range of natural hazard events,” says David Applegate, acting deputy director of the United States Geological Survey. And most of these hazards have hotspots around the country. Volcanic eruptions are more common in the western states. Most are located in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. Earthquakes are likewise common on the west coast, but also happen in portions of the central and eastern United States. In fact, a series of large earthquakes ripped through the area surrounding New Madrid, Missouri in 1811 and 1812. A map depicting how often damaging earthquake shaking is expected to happen around the country. Wildfires are most plentiful in the west, while snowstorms dominate in the midwest and northeastern states, and hurricanes and tropical storms strike the eastern seaboard and along the Gulf of Mexico. Severe storms are common from Texas up into Southern Minnesota. The notorious Tornado Alley is located in the south-central states, although tornadoes also frequently hit Florida. “We have these broad expanses over which…the conditions are ripe for forming major thunderstorm systems and with plenty of nice smooth terrain for those to be able to form tornadoes,” Applegate says. Florida is also prime territory for sinkholes, which happen in areas where the underlying rock can be easily eroded. Avalanches are most common in mountainous states, but they can happen wherever there is a steep enough slope with snow. Some hazards make an appearance in nearly every corner of the United States. “Flooding is a fairly ubiquitous hazard that’s found pretty much everywhere,” says Susan Cutter, director of the Hazards &amp; Vulnerability and Research Institute at the University of South Carolina. Rivers and coastlines are especially prone to flooding, while arid regions face droughts. Landslides are widespread as well. And many natural hazards aren’t isolated events. “There are a lot of cascading consequences,” Applegate says. On top of wind damage and storm surge along the coast, hurricanes can cause immense inland flooding. This happened last year after Hurricane Matthew dumped more than 17 inches of water on North Carolina. Droughts can lead to wildfires, which in turn strip slopes of plants that hold the soil in place, priming them for landslides. What part of the United States is most disaster prone? It depends on what you’re looking at. Cutter and her colleagues have examined the death and damage natural disasters have wrought across the United States since 1960. When it comes to property damage and economic cost, they estimate that Florida has taken the greatest hit from natural hazards. A lot of this comes from hurricanes, Cutter says, but flooding and fires have contributed as well. California comes in second for dollar losses, thanks to a combination of earthquakes, flooding, storms, and fire. “California kind of has it all,” Cutter says. Louisiana has sustained the third-highest amount of damage. The states that endure the most damage are not necessarily the ones that have the greatest losses of life. Texas has the most hazard-related deaths due to severe weather and flooding, Cutter says. Illinois has the second-highest number of deaths thanks to urban heat waves like the infamous Chicago heat wave of 1995, followed by California. By Cutter and her colleagues’ estimate, Los Angeles County has sustained the highest amount of damage, while Cook County, Illinois (where Chicago is located) saw more deaths than any other American county. Hurricanes are the most expensive disaster, while severe weather has claimed the highest number of fatalities. In 2008, Cutter also examined how hazards vary around the United States, and found that the south and intermountain west were the regions most prone to deaths by natural hazards. Maps showing weather and climate disasters costing $1 billion or more in the United States. State totals refer to disasters that the state was part of, which can also be counted in other states they reached. A separate analysis by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has focused on disasters that caused damage of $1 billion or more since 1980. So far, there have been 208 such weather and climate disasters. Among these catastrophes, hurricanes have been both the deadliest and most expensive. The southern-central and southeastern states have experienced more billion-dollar disasters than other regions. What state is safest? “There’s really no safe place from natural hazards,” Cutter says. “Every place has some kind of exposure.” Areas typically spared from dramatic events like tornadoes are not necessarily disaster-free. Vermont is still recovering from the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Irene. “Even though the tropical storms may have petered out by then, it doesn’t mean that they don’t still have a lot of moisture that can be dumped,” Applegate says. Far inland, the upper midwest is not known for hurricanes or earthquakes. But states such as North Dakota are also regularly endangered by flooding. “They have a very flat landscape so when the rivers break through their banks, they flood over a very broad area,” Applegate says. Still, the region is probably your best bet for disaster-free living. “If I had to pick one area that probably is the least risky, I’d go with eastern Montana,” Applegate says. “And I’m sure they could [still] come up with impacts in terms of extreme cold and potentially drought and prairie fires.” It’s also important to keep in mind that risk isn’t all about geography. Some states experience certain hazards like earthquakes only rarely, which leaves them less prepared when they do happen. “The built environment hasn’t been constructed to withstand that shaking,” Applegate says. It also depends on where people live; a lot of the most appealing real estate lies in hazardous terrain along the coast, on steep slopes, or near forests that are consumed by wildfire. And some people are more vulnerable than others. “There are certain characteristics that influence the level to which people can prepare for, respond to, and recover form disasters,” Cutter says. People who are poor, lack access to transportation, or live in crowded buildings are more acutely jeopardized by natural hazards. What else should I be worrying about? The United States has a few living natural hazards, too. Parasite infestations don’t differ too much by region, although many of these tiny creatures need water to transmit between hosts and thus prefer moist areas. “Wherever there is water, there’s parasites,” says Lisette Arellano, a parasite ecologist at the University of Colorado Boulder. Some of the most prevalent parasites in the United States are single-celled creatures called giardia. Giardiasis is commonly spread when backpackers or campers drink untreated water. “People see these beautiful mountain streams and then they drink the water without filtering it and then they have explosive diarrhea for several weeks afterward,” Arellano says. Giardiasis is widespread and is the most frequently diagnosed intestinal parasite in the United States, but in this country it is almost never fatal. Much rarer and more deadly is Naegleria fowleri, aka the brain-eating amoeba. This single-celled protozoan usually minds its own business, but occasionally infects people when they inhale water through the nose. “It can enter the brain and reproduce, causing severe and usually fatal brain damage,” John Hawdon, vice president of the American Society of Parasitologists and a researcher at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., said in an email. Most of these infections have happened in southern states, when people swim or dive in warm freshwater like lakes, rivers, or hot springs. “The amoeba thrives in very warm or hot water, so it is more common in the south, but there have been cases in northern states as well in the summer,” Hawdon says. The United States has a few insect nuisances, like head lice and bed bugs, which are found across the country. People in the United States can, rarely, pick up tapeworms, which are also found around the nation, Hawdon says. He estimates that the most debilitating parasites are probably ticks, which pass on pathogens for illnesses like Lyme disease. That ailment is heavily concentrated in the northeast and upper midwest. “We are pretty lucky in the U.S. in that we don't have to worry about most of the really dangerous parasites in the world, like malaria or schistosomiasis or intestinal worms,” Hawdon says. “This is mostly because of our excellent sanitation systems and mosquito control.” People who do suffer from these parasites in the United States nearly always contracted them elsewhere, he says. Ultimately, he says, you aren’t likely to pick up a serious parasite in the United States. What about wild animals? The country’s diverse landscapes also hold diverse wildlife. Some of these species can be deadly, including rattlesnakes, black widow spiders, and big predators like mountain lions and alligators. But, while wild animals do occasionally kill people in the United States, this does not happen very often. In Yellowstone National Park, bears killed eight people between 1872 and 2015—fewer people than died from drowning, burns, or suicide in the park. A few years ago, scientists examined animal-related deaths nationwide and found that most are actually related to cattle or horses attacking farm workers. Among wild animals, wasps and other venomous critters claim the most lives. Nearly half of deaths from animal attacks happen in the south. But altogether, animals only kill about 200 people annually. You’re more likely to be killed by dangerous weather; the National Weather Service estimates that in 2016, there were about 450 weather-related fatalities. What can we do about natural hazards? Scientists are working on ways to get ready for natural hazards, like improving predictions so we have a few more minutes of warning when a tornado, flood, or earthquake is about to happen. “We are doing everything we can to improve our ability to rapidly respond to these events,” Applegate says. “We’re seeing the cost of disasters increasing and the biggest driver of that is simply more people... moving into harm’s way.” Ideally, people would not live in high-risk areas like barrier islands or in floodplains. “But that’s not how the country was settled,” Cutter says. “Most of our major cities are along rivers because that was the primary transport mechanism back in the day.” Homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy on Fire Island, New York. People will always dwell along rivers and in seismic zones and other risky areas. But there are strategies that communities and individuals can adopt to reduce the dangers posed by natural hazards. We can design buildings to withstand earthquakes or floods. We can learn from disasters like the tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri in 2011 to improve our warnings and response in the face of emergencies. And people can plan ahead for natural hazards wherever they live (ready.gov has tips on preparing for different emergencies). How is this going to change in future? In coming decades, climate change is going to alter the pattern of natural hazards in the United States. “Earthquakes won't change, volcanic eruptions won’t change, but all of the other non-geophysical-related hazards will change,” Cutter says. There will be more damage from major hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, and wildfires. Disease-causing parasites like the brain-eating amoeba or disease-carrying parasites like ticks could expand their range and carry their diseases with them, Hawdon says. But change is already underway, and costly hazards in the United States are on the rise. Last year brought the country’s second highest number of billion-dollar disasters, including drought, wildfire, floods, severe storms, and Hurricane Matthew. These 15 disasters killed 138 people and caused a total of $46 billion of damage. Even now, living in some flood-prone areas has become untenable. The United States is resettling its first climate refugees from Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana. Another long-term risk is seen in rare catastrophes. There’s a good chance that the Pacific Northwest will be hit by a monumental earthquake in the next 50 years. And Yellowstone National Park is home to a supervolcano that would cause a far-reaching calamity if it erupted, although it isn’t likely to happen anytime soon. “To make our society resilient to natural hazards, we have to deal with the ones that come knocking on a regular basis, but then also address the less frequent ones that have the potential to be truly catastrophic,” Applegate says.
 

 •  Satellite views of a changing world 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>A look at amazing satellite views of how our world has changed over the years.</p>
 

 •  What a scorcher! The hottest places on Earth 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>From the Badlands in Australia to the Death Valley in the U.S., here are the hottest places on the planet.</p>
 

 •  How do hurricanes get their names? 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>What exactly constitutes a retired storm name? And how do hurricanes even get their name in the first place?</p>
 

 •  Plan outdoor activities with the Netatmo Weather Station 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

 

 •  With thousands of channels to stream, you’ll always know the latest news and weather 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

 

 •  Enjoy these drones inside or out, no matter what the weather throws your way 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

 

 •  Entertain the family on rainy days with Just Dance 2016 for Xbox One 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

 

Manali Weather Forecast, Live Weather News


 •  Currently: Intermittent Clouds: 34C 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Currently in Manali, IN: 34 °C and Intermittent Clouds
 

 •  6/23/2017 Forecast 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

High: 36 C Low: 29 C Clouds limiting sunshine
 

 •  6/24/2017 Forecast 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

High: 35 C Low: 29 C Mostly cloudy
 

 •  The AccuWeather.com RSS Center 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

To discover additional weather feeds, visit the AccuWeather.com RSS Center at http://www.accuweather.com/en/downloads
 

Shimla Weather Forecast, Live Weather News


 •  Twister rips apart several buildings in Alabama 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>Forecasters downgraded the status of Tropical Storm Cindy to a tropical depression on Thursday, but it's still dangerous. The storm rumbled across the Deep South, bringing heavy rain, damaging winds and at least one tornado.</p>
 

 •  400 more homes evacuated by growing fire near Utah ski town 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>A wildfire near a southern Utah ski town that has forced hundreds of people to evacuate has doubled in size in high winds and drove out residents of 400 additional homes, authorities said Thursday.</p>
 

 •  Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement.
 

 •  Cindy Brings Flood Of Trouble To Gulf Coast 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

CBS Miami's Don Champion reports from Mississippi.
 

 •  Upside Down Lightning is a Real Thing 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Everyone loves a good lightning show, but there's an entire display above those billowing clouds that you are probably missing.
 

 •  Heavy rain, winds, tornado warnings as Cindy heads inland 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

High tides in the wake of a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy prompted a voluntary evacuation in a coastal Louisiana town Thursday, and the storm's effects were being felt throughout the Southeast, with intermittent bands of heavy rain, blasts of high wind and periodic warnings of possible tornadoes in multiple states.
 

 •  The Worst Heat Wave in Decades is Scorching the American Southwest 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Photos that show how people (and animals) are coping with the record-setting heat.
 

 •  France marks hottest post-war June day as Europe sizzles 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

France marked its hottest June day since World War II on Wednesdayas overheated residents across swathes of Europe coped with another day of sizzling temperatures.
 

 •  A hotter planet might make hurricanes more destructive 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Here's how. Visualization of wind within a hurricane. In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew killed more than 550 people and caused $15 billion in property damages.&nbsp;
 

 •  How far away was that lightning? 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

There is a very simple way to figure out how far away that lightning strike was from you. Here's how.
 

 •  Mesmerizing Shelf Cloud over NJ 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

An incredible sight over Wildwood Crest, NJ.
 

 •  Killer wildfires around the world 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

From Portugal's raging wildfire in 2017 to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, we look at some of the deadliest wildfires across the world.&nbsp;
 

 •  How to recognize different types of heat-related illnesses 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Heat waves can have damaging effects on our health and well-being. It's important to know the difference between a common heat illness and one that requires immediate attention.
 

 •  The heat's so bad this place smells like rotten eggs 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>As if high temperatures weren't bad enough, residents here will need to deal with the stench of rotten eggs for the next few days.</p>
 

 •  Video: 3 waterspouts whip up off Florida coast 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

This rare video shows 3 waterspouts forming near the Santa Rosa Island. Another waterspout was spotted near Okaloosais Island.
 

 •  Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest US 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>An extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. made the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult Wednesday, including one that has destroyed at least four homes in an Arizona town known for its wineries, authorities said.</p>
 

 •  Tropical Storm Cindy menaces the Gulf Coast 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

 

 •  Why there is a summer solstice 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

It is the longest day of the year for Earth's northern hemisphere, the summer solstice on June 21. Find out why the solstice occurs.
 

 •  Portugal brings 2nd wildfire under control after 64 die 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Reports describe freak conditions that drove a wildfire that killed dozens.
 

 •  Photos: Heat wave hits Western US 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

 

 •  What is a rolling blackout? 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

When electricity demands are at a high demand, something has to be done to prevent a total blackout.
 

 •  Incredible photos of sinkholes around the world 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>Sinkholes can open up without any warning. Let's see some astonishing images of sinkholes from around the world.</p>
 

 •  Two die from heat in sweltering California: reports 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>Two people have died from heat-related illnesses in California, local media reported on Wednesday, as the Southwest U.S. bakes under triple-digit temperatures that have shattered records, driven residents indoors and canceled airline flights.</p>
 

 •  Death Valley temperatures hit 127 in California heat wave 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>Temperatures topped 100 in the valleys and 120 in the low desert. Death Valley hit 127 — seven degrees shy of the hottest day ever recorded on the planet.</p>
 

 •  Watch Furniture Go Flying in Powerful Storms Across the Country 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

As storm season approaches, flying pieces of furniture can be dangerous in major cities. So what can you do to make sure your furniture doesn't go flying off the roof during a storm this summer? Inside Edition spoke with roof safety engineer Michael Larkin following a freak storm that struck New York City Monday. "If a bad storm is coming, lower the umbrella; tie it up securely so it can't go anywhere," he told Inside Edition. "If you leave it open, it becomes a sail and can fly away."
 

 •  Antarctica is getting greener 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Antarctica is changing. The typical image is that of a pristine, white wilderness of ice and snow. “The white of the snow, the brown of the rocks, and the blue of the sky is a perfect day on the Antarctic Peninsula,” says researcher Dominic Hodgson of the British Antarctic Survey. But Hodgson says there is increasingly a new color: green. Hodgson is a frequent visitor to Antarctica, especially...
 

 •  Greenland mourns 4 missing in tsunami 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>Greenland flags were flying at half-staff Wednesday across Denmark and in Greenland's capital, Nuuk, to mourn four people who are presumed dead after a tsunami flooded a village on the Arctic island's west coast.</p>
 

 •  Heat wave hits Southwest on 1st day of summer 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

The first day of summer brought some of the worst heat the Southwest U.S. has seen in years.
 

 •  Gulf Coast Preparing for Storm 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

The U.S. Gulf Coast is bracing for Tropical Storm Cindy, which could bring torrential rainfall and flooding to some areas. Meteorologist Ari Sarsalari explains.
 

 •  10 Atlantic hurricane names you’ll never see again 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>These storms are among the most catastrophic hurricanes.</p>
 

 •  How to stay cool while sleeping without air conditioning 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Hot weather can make it hard to sleep, especially without any air conditioning. Try these tips to stay cool while sleeping without AC.
 

 •  TS Bret causes heavy flooding, power outages in Trinidad 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>The storm has swirled west across the southern Caribbean region.</p>
 

 •  Man dies after being rescued from rip current at beach 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

A 21-year-old man died after being rescued from a rip current at an unguarded beach on the North Carolina coast. Courtney Allen of CBS affiliate WNCT-TV reports.
 

 •  Wildfire destroys home, hurts businesses in Utah ski town 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

A wildfire that destroyed one home and damaged another while forcing hundreds of people to flee a Utah ski town was also hurting businesses Monday that rely on summer visitors.The fire near Brian Head...
 

 •  Heat Waves Set to Get Even Worse 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Half the world will swelter through a month of killer heat every year by the year 2100 even if all the world's countries act fast against climate change.
 

 •  Drone footage shows scale of Portugual's deadliest fire 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

At least 62 people have died in a massive forest fire which over 1,000 firefighters are still battling to contain.
 

 •  For fish, the good and bad of warming ocean waters 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

As ocean temperatures rise, what will happen to the fish we eat?&nbsp;
 

 •  Deadly wildfire in Portugal 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

A huge forest fire in central Portugal has killed dozens of people, most of them dying in their cars as they tried to flee.
 

 •  Portugal, a country helplessly prone to forest fires 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

As the temperature began to soar across the Iberian peninsula last week, everyone knew it was only a matter of time before fires started — they've become a summer fixture.
 

 •  A third of the world now faces deadly heatwaves 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Study shows risks have climbed steadily since 1980, and the number of people in danger will grow to 48% by 2100 even if emissions are drastically reduced.
 

 •  Reservoir water weight blamed for Arkansas earthquake swarm 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Earthquakes in northern Arkansas are being linked to the weight of extra water at a flood-swollen reservoir.
 

 •  Is The Weather Worse This Year? How El Niño, La Niña Impact U.S. 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

What is El Niño, the weather cycle that impacts North America for months at a time?
 

 •  The highest temperature ever recorded on Earth 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Think 100-degree days are hot? That's nothing for Death Valley.
 

 •  How Climate Change Is Shrinking The Colorado River 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

<p>The nation’s two largest reservoirs, Lake Mead on the Arizona/Nevada border and Lake Powell on the Arizona/Utah border, were brim full in the year 2000. Four short years later, they had lost enough water to supply California its legally apportioned share of Colorado River water for more than five years. Now, 17 years later, they still have not recovered.</p>
 

 •  Research: Scientists saw a nearly unheard of Antarctic meltdown 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Antarctica is unfreezing.&nbsp;
 

 •  Houston fears climate change will cause catastrophic floods 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Human activity is worsening the problem in an already rainy area, and there could be damage worthy of a disaster movie if a storm hits the industrial section
 

 •  Air pollution can make you feel as poorly as a partner dying 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

A new study found that high levels of nitrogen dioxide can make one feel so poorly, it can be the equivalent of a life partner dying.
 

 •  Warmer climate threatens malaria spread in Ethiopia: study 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Cool, high-lying areas of Ethiopia are increasingly exposed to heat-loving malaria mosquitoes&nbsp;as the climate warms, researchers said Thursday.
 

 •  Where in the United States is nature most likely to kill you? 06/23/2017 04:25 AM

Short answer: it’s complicated. Flooding near Houston, Texas, in April 2016. The United States is an enormous country, spanning mountains, deserts, forests, prairie, tundra, and more. This varied terrain is also home to many natural hazards spawned by air, water, fire, and forces beneath the Earth’s surface. Some of these threats are dramatic; the United States and its territories have the greatest number of active volcanoes of any country except Indonesia, as well as the most tornadoes. Other hazards, like heat waves, are less flashy but can still kill you. Different regions of the country face very different hazards. But which part of the United States is the most dangerous? It turns out there’s no simple answer, although the south does have a particularly generous share of hazards. Here’s how the country’s natural menaces differ by geography. What kind of dangers are we talking about? The weather and geology of the United States allow for many natural perils and disasters. Earthquakes, volcanoes, blizzards, tornados, intense storms, wildfires, landslides, avalanches, sinkholes, flooding, droughts, heat waves, and more are all on the table. “The U.S. is blessed with a wide range of natural hazard events,” says David Applegate, acting deputy director of the United States Geological Survey. And most of these hazards have hotspots around the country. Volcanic eruptions are more common in the western states. Most are located in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. Earthquakes are likewise common on the west coast, but also happen in portions of the central and eastern United States. In fact, a series of large earthquakes ripped through the area surrounding New Madrid, Missouri in 1811 and 1812. A map depicting how often damaging earthquake shaking is expected to happen around the country. Wildfires are most plentiful in the west, while snowstorms dominate in the midwest and northeastern states, and hurricanes and tropical storms strike the eastern seaboard and along the Gulf of Mexico. Severe storms are common from Texas up into Southern Minnesota. The notorious Tornado Alley is located in the south-central states, although tornadoes also frequently hit Florida. “We have these broad expanses over which…the conditions are ripe for forming major thunderstorm systems and with plenty of nice smooth terrain for those to be able to form tornadoes,” Applegate says. Florida is also prime territory for sinkholes, which happen in areas where the underlying rock can be easily eroded. Avalanches are most common in mountainous states, but they can happen wherever there is a steep enough slope with snow. Some hazards make an appearance in nearly every corner of the United States. “Flooding is a fairly ubiquitous hazard that’s found pretty much everywhere,” says Susan Cutter, director of the Hazards &amp; Vulnerability and Research Institute at the University of South Carolina. Rivers and coastlines are especially prone to flooding, while arid regions face droughts. Landslides are widespread as well. And many natural hazards aren’t isolated events. “There are a lot of cascading consequences,” Applegate says. On top of wind damage and storm surge along the coast, hurricanes can cause immense inland flooding. This happened last year after Hurricane Matthew dumped more than 17 inches of water on North Carolina. Droughts can lead to wildfires, which in turn strip slopes of plants that hold the soil in place, priming them for landslides. What part of the United States is most disaster prone? It depends on what you’re looking at. Cutter and her colleagues have examined the death and damage natural disasters have wrought across the United States since 1960. When it comes to property damage and economic cost, they estimate that Florida has taken the greatest hit from natural hazards. A lot of this comes from hurricanes, Cutter says, but flooding and fires have contributed as well. California comes in second for dollar losses, thanks to a combination of earthquakes, flooding, storms, and fire. “California kind of has it all,” Cutter says. Louisiana has sustained the third-highest amount of damage. The states that endure the most damage are not necessarily the ones that have the greatest losses of life. Texas has the most hazard-related deaths due to severe weather and flooding, Cutter says. Illinois has the second-highest number of deaths thanks to urban heat waves like the infamous Chicago heat wave of 1995, followed by California. By Cutter and her colleagues’ estimate, Los Angeles County has sustained the highest amount of damage, while Cook County, Illinois (where Chicago is located) saw more deaths than any other American county. Hurricanes are the most expensive disaster, while severe weather has claimed the highest number of fatalities. In 2008, Cutter also examined how hazards vary around the United States, and found that the south and intermountain west were the regions most prone to deaths by natural hazards. Maps showing weather and climate disasters costing $1 billion or more in the United States. State totals refer to disasters that the state was part of, which can also be counted in other states they reached. A separate analysis by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has focused on disasters that caused damage of $1 billion or more since 1980. So far, there have been 208 such weather and climate disasters. Among these catastrophes, hurricanes have been both the deadliest and most expensive. The southern-central and southeastern states have experienced more billion-dollar disasters than other regions. What state is safest? “There’s really no safe place from natural hazards,” Cutter says. “Every place has some kind of exposure.” Areas typically spared from dramatic events like tornadoes are not necessarily disaster-free. Vermont is still recovering from the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Irene. “Even though the tropical storms may have petered out by then, it doesn’t mean that they don’t still have a lot of moisture that can be dumped,” Applegate says. Far inland, the upper midwest is not known for hurricanes or earthquakes. But states such as North Dakota are also regularly endangered by flooding. “They have a very flat landscape so when the rivers break through their banks, they flood over a very broad area,” Applegate says. Still, the region is probably your best bet for disaster-free living. “If I had to pick one area that probably is the least risky, I’d go with eastern Montana,” Applegate says. “And I’m sure they could [still] come up with impacts in terms of extreme cold and potentially drought and prairie fires.” It’s also important to keep in mind that risk isn’t all about geography. Some states experience certain hazards like earthquakes only rarely, which leaves them less prepared when they do happen. “The built environment hasn’t been constructed to withstand that shaking,” Applegate says. It also depends on where people live; a lot of the most appealing real estate lies in hazardous terrain along the coast, on steep slopes, or near forests that are consumed by wildfire. And some people are more vulnerable than others. “There are certain characteristics that influence the level to which people can prepare for, respond to, and recover form disasters,” Cutter says. People who are poor, lack access to transportation, or live in crowded buildings are more acutely jeopardized by natural hazards. What else should I be worrying about? The United States has a few living natural hazards, too. Parasite infestations don’t differ too much by region, although many of these tiny creatures need water to transmit between hosts and thus prefer moist areas. “Wherever there is water, there’s parasites,” says Lisette Arellano, a parasite ecologist at the University of Colorado Boulder. Some of the most prevalent parasites in the United States are single-celled creatures called giardia. Giardiasis is commonly spread when backpackers or campers drink untreated water. “People see these beautiful mountain streams and then they drink the water without filtering it and then they have explosive diarrhea for several weeks afterward,” Arellano says. Giardiasis is widespread and is the most frequently diagnosed intestinal parasite in the United States, but in this country it is almost never fatal. Much rarer and more deadly is Naegleria fowleri, aka the brain-eating amoeba. This single-celled protozoan usually minds its own business, but occasionally infects people when they inhale water through the nose. “It can enter the brain and reproduce, causing severe and usually fatal brain damage,” John Hawdon, vice president of the American Society of Parasitologists and a researcher at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., said in an email. Most of these infections have happened in southern states, when people swim or dive in warm freshwater like lakes, rivers, or hot springs. “The amoeba thrives in very warm or hot water, so it is more common in the south, but there have been cases in northern states as well in the summer,” Hawdon says. The United States has a few insect nuisances, like head lice and bed bugs, which are found across the country. People in the United States can, rarely, pick up tapeworms, which are also found around the nation, Hawdon says. He estimates that the most debilitating parasites are probably ticks, which pass on pathogens for illnesses like Lyme disease. That ailment is heavily concentrated in the northeast and upper midwest. “We are pretty lucky in the U.S. in that we don't have to worry about most of the really dangerous parasites in the world, like malaria or schistosomiasis or intestinal worms,” Hawdon says. “This is mostly because of our excellent sanitation systems and mosquito control.” People who do suffer from these parasites in the United States nearly always contracted them elsewhere, he says. Ultimately, he says, you aren’t likely to pick up a serious parasite in the United States. What about wild animals? The country’s diverse landscapes also hold diverse wildlife. Some of these species can be deadly, including rattlesnakes, black widow spiders, and big predators like mountain lions and alligators. But, while wild animals do occasionally kill people in the United States, this does not happen very often. In Yellowstone National Park, bears killed eight people between 1872 and 2015—fewer people than died from drowning, burns, or suicide in the park. A few years ago, scientists examined animal-related deaths nationwide and found that most are actually related to cattle or horses attacking farm workers. Among wild animals, wasps and other venomous critters claim the most lives. Nearly half of deaths from animal attacks happen in the south. But altogether, animals only kill about 200 people annually. You’re more likely to be killed by dangerous weather; the National Weather Service estimates that in 2016, there were about 450 weather-related fatalities. What can we do about natural hazards? Scientists are working on ways to get ready for natural hazards, like improving predictions so we have a few more minutes of warning when a tornado, flood, or earthquake is about to happen. “We are doing everything we can to improve our ability to rapidly respond to these events,” Applegate says. “We’re seeing the cost of disasters increasing and the biggest driver of that is simply more people... moving into harm’s way.” Ideally, people would not live in high-risk areas like barrier islands or in floodplains. “But that’s not how the country was settled,” Cutter says. “Most of our major cities are along rivers because that was the primary transport mechanism back in the day.” Homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy on Fire Island, New York. People will always dwell along rivers and in seismic zones and other risky areas. But there are strategies that communities and individuals can adopt to reduce the dangers posed by natural hazards. We can design buildings to withstand earthquakes or floods. We can learn from disasters like the tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri in 2011 to improve our warnings and response in the face of emergencies. And people can plan ahead for natural hazards wherever they live (ready.gov has tips on preparing for different emergencies). How is this going to change in future? In coming decades, climate change is going to alter the pattern of natural hazards in the United States. “Earthquakes won't change, volcanic eruptions won’t change, but all of the other non-geophysical-related hazards will change,” Cutter says. There will be more damage from major hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, and wildfires. Disease-causing parasites like the brain-eating amoeba or disease-carrying parasites like ticks could expand their range and carry their diseases with them, Hawdon says. But change is already underway, and costly hazards in the United States are on the rise. Last year brought the country’s second highest number of billion-dollar disasters, including drought, wildfire, floods, severe storms, and Hurricane Matthew. These 15 disasters killed 138 people and caused a total of $46 billion of damage. Even now, living in some flood-prone areas has become untenable. The United States is resettling its first climate refugees from Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana. Another long-term risk is seen in rare catastrophes. There’s a good chance that the Pacific Northwest will be hit by a monumental earthquake in the next 50 years. And Yellowstone National Park is home to a supervolcano that would cause a far-reaching calamity if it erupted, although it isn’t likely to happen anytime soon. “To make our society resilient to natural hazards, we have to deal with the ones that come knocking on a regular basis, but then also address the less frequent ones that have the potential to be truly catastrophic,” Applegate says.
 

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