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Emergency Rehab Work Complete on Gila Fire

Posted: 08/14/2014 - Emergency rehabilitation work is now complete in an area of the Gila National Forest that was charred by wildfire earlier this year.

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Mainland Helps Monitor Hawaii Quakes, Eruptions

Posted: 08/13/2014 - U.S. Geographical Service outposts in other states are helping monitor Hawaii's volcanoes and earthquakes while work is done to repair Tropical Storm Iselle's damage to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

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Light Rain Helps Dampen Oregon Wildfires

Posted: 08/13/2014 - Light rain and cooler temperatures have helped dampen explosive wildfires in Northern California and southwestern Oregon that were threatening more than 1,000 scattered rural homes.

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New Moore Elementary School Readying for Students

Posted: 08/12/2014 - Officials with Moore Public Schools are preparing for the new school year with a newly rebuilt Plaza Towers Elementary School following the 2013 tornado that killed seven students.

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Storm Forecasters Adding Extra Layers to Warnings

Posted: 08/11/2014 - The Storm Prediction Center is adding two threat levels to its U.S. weather outlooks so people aren't surprised by really bad storms on days with just a "slight risk" of tornadoes, hail or high winds.

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Aquifer Feeding Texas High Plains Rapidly Shrinks

Posted: 08/11/2014 - The chief underground water source for irrigating the agriculture-rich Texas High Plains is depleting at a pace some fear will exhaust it far more quickly than anticipated.

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Tourists Back to Paradise as Hawaii Area Struggles

Posted: 08/09/2014 - Tourists in popular areas of Hawaii got back to their vacations after a tropical storm swept through without widespread disaster, but a large, rural swath of the Big Island has spent more than 24 hours without electricity and is struggling with downed trees blocking roads.

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Monsoon Season Helps Ease Drought in Southwest

Posted: 08/08/2014 - A generous monsoon season has helped ease drought conditions in Colorado and the Southwest but parts of the hard-hit southern plains still have a long way to go.

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Hurricane Iselle Impact on Hawaii Election, Tourists, Transit

Posted: 08/07/2014 - Residents and tourists in Hawaii are bracing for two major storms swirling toward the island chain. Hurricane Iselle is expected to hit the Big Island on Thursday evening, canceling flights and shaking up the final days of campaigns before the state's primary election. Hurricane Julio is following in the Pacific, having strengthened into a Category 2 storm but forecast to pass just north of the islands sometime Sunday morning.

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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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