#Extreme Weather


In heat emergency, Greece adds checks for fires, power cuts

Greek authorities ordered additional fire patrols and infrastructure maintenance inspections Friday as the country grappled with a heat wave fed by hot air from Africa that is expected to last more than a week. The emergency measures will also include efforts to create more air-conditioned areas open to the public...
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Spokane, WAmsn.com

Heat wave sweeps Pacific Northwest, U.S. Southeast

(Reuters) - More than 60 million Americans across the Pacific Northwest and the U.S. Southeast were under a heat advisory on Friday, facing temperatures well into the 100s and near-record high temperatures in parts of Idaho and Washington. The temperature in Spokane, Washington, could climb to 102 degrees Fahrenheit (38.9°...
Saint Tammany Parish, LAweather.gov

Flood Warning issued for St. Tammany, Washington by NWS

Effective: 2021-07-30 12:26:00 CDT Expires: 2021-07-30 20:30:00 CDT Urgency: Expected Severity: Moderate Certainty: Likely Instruction: Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Additional information is available at www.weather.gov/lix. Click on the Rivers and Lakes menu for forecasts and observations. The next statement will be issued when updates are needed. Target Area: St. Tammany; Washington The Flood Warning is extended for the following rivers in Mississippi...Louisiana Pearl River Near Bogalusa affecting Pearl River, Hancock, Washington and St. Tammany Counties. The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Mississippi...Louisiana Pearl River Near Pearl River affecting Pearl River, Hancock and St. Tammany Counties. For the Lower Pearl River...including Bogalusa, Pearl River...Minor flooding is forecast. The Flood Warning is now in effect until this evening The Flood Warning continues for the Pearl River Near Bogalusa. * Until this evening. * At 12:00 PM CDT Friday the stage was 18.2 feet. * Flood stage is 18.0 feet. * Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. * Recent Activity...The maximum river stage in the 24 hours ending at 12:00 PM CDT Friday was 18.6 feet. * Forecast...The river is expected to fall below flood stage this afternoon and continue falling. * Impact...At 18.5 feet, Woodlands and crop acreage along the river will be flooded. The Bogue Chitto Wildlife Management area will be inundated with water in recreational camps and over access roads.
Del Norte County, CAweather.gov

Red Flag Warning issued for Lower Middle Klamath, Trinity by NWS

Effective: 2021-07-30 12:00:00 PDT Expires: 2021-07-30 20:00:00 PDT Urgency: Expected Severity: Severe Certainty: Likely Instruction: A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of the above conditions can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Target Area: Lower Middle Klamath; Trinity SCATTERED DRY THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING .Monsoon moisture combined with hot temperatures will aid in scattered thunderstorm development across the interior mountains this afternoon and evening. Storms will produce very little precipitation, which will increase the threat for fire starts due to lightning across portions of Trinity, northeast Humboldt, and eastern Del Norte Counties. RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING * AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 204 and 283. * THUNDERSTORMS...Scattered thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and evening. * OUTFLOW WINDS...Erratic thunderstorm winds gusting to 50 mph will be possible. * IMPACTS...Frequent lightning in the vicinity of critically dry fuels may result in new fire starts. Rapid spread of fire possible depending on terrain and local wind conditions. Thunderstorm outflow winds may result in erratic fire spread. Despite some rainfall with storms, initial attack resources could be overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.

Five Natural Disasters You Need to Be Insured Against

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