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NOAA’s Updated Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook Calls for an Increased Chance of a Below-Normal Season

Posted: 08/07/2014 - Forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center raised the likelihood for a below-normal season in today’s update to the Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook. The update predicts a 70 percent chance of a below-normal season, a 25 percent chance of a near-normal season and only a five percent chance of an above-normal season. The probabilities in the initial outlook issued on May 22 were 50 percent, 40 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

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Forecasters Expect Slower Atlantic Storm Season

Posted: 08/07/2014 - Federal forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season will be even quieter than predicted, thanks to atmospheric and oceanic conditions suppressing storm formation.

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Formal Notice of Katrina, Rita Claims Denied

Posted: 08/06/2014 - In a postscript to ill-fated damage claims made against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers following hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Corps has sent out about 565,000 letters formally notifying victims of those storms that their claims have been denied.

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Tropical Storm Bertha Weakening Even More

Posted: 08/05/2014 - Tropical Storm Bertha continues to weaken as it moves northward in the Atlantic, posing no direct threat to the U.S. East Coast.

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EPA Hosts Texas Hearing on Oil Refinery Rules

Posted: 08/05/2014 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding its second and final hearing on proposed new standards for oil refinery emissions as part of a 60-day public comment period.

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Bertha Weakens to a Tropical Storm

Posted: 08/05/2014 - Bertha has weakened to a tropical storm just a day after becoming a hurricane as it moves northward in the Atlantic, posing no direct threat to the U.S. East Coast.

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Over 30 homes Damaged in California Storms

Posted: 08/04/2014 - Authorities say more than 30 homes have been damaged after flash floods struck Southern California mountains - at least a dozen of them so severely that they're uninhabitable.

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Crews Clearing Debris following California Storms

Posted: 08/04/2014 - Authorities say it could be several hours before roads are cleared and crews are able to reach about 2,500 people stranded after thunderstorms caused mountain mudslides in Southern California.

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6 Wildfires Keep Firefighters Busy in California

Posted: 08/02/2014 - Thousands of federal, state and local firefighters are feverishly attacking six major wildfires in central and far northern California, four of which grew rapidly overnight and prompted evacuations of homes, vacation cabins and recreation areas.

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Lightning Sparks Dozens of New California Fires

Posted: 08/01/2014 - Firefighters in Northern California are getting little rest after lightning sparked dozens of new wildfires, including a blaze in rural Modoc County that has forced the evacuation of about 120 people.

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Flood Warning Issued in Southeastern Oklahoma

Posted: 07/31/2014 - The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Pittsburg County in southeastern Oklahoma, where up to a half-foot of rain has fallen in the past day.

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National Hurricane Center Message to the Brazos Valley

Updated: 07/31/2014 - June 1st through November 30th officially marks the length of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. During that period, the National Hurricane Center spends its time monitoring the tropics for the next storm to threaten the United State Coastline.

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