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2012-07-06 23:02:35

Severe weather is usually described through any number of terms, some of which may be confusing. A water damage restoration expert provides insight into severe weather terminology. (PRWEB) July 06, 2012 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration service in the country, is offering tips to property owners on how to better understand much of the terminology that is used by local meteorologists when it comes to severe weather reporting. Many times,...

Extreme Weather Warnings To Text Begin This Month
2012-05-15 09:25:10

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather warnings via phone are not a new idea as many private weather companies already offer this service. However, now the National Weather Service is going to offer this service for the first time. The Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) service begins this month and will be provided to all wireless phone users for free — no need to even apply or sign up for this service.  Major wireless carriers like T-Mobile, AT@T and Sprint are among the...

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2011-08-18 09:35:00

US agencies report that the country has already tied its yearly record for billion-dollar weather disasters and there are still 3 months left of the year and the hurricane season is just picking up. The National Weather Service (NWS) said on Wednesday that the cumulative tab from floods, tornadoes and heat waves has already racked up $35 billion in damage, based on insurance estimates. Recent flooding in the Midwest has attributed $2 billion of that damage alone. "I don't think it takes a...

2011-02-15 10:55:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As hurricane and tornado seasons approach, funding for the NWS will be nearly 30 percent less than the first half of 2011, if the Continuing Resolution proposed by the House majority is enacted. Congress's move will necessitate work furloughs and force rolling closures of Weather Warning Offices across the country. The effects will be felt in every aspect of daily life, including emergency management, television weather, and information...

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2010-10-26 14:22:41

With big storms ripping across the Midwest, Bob Drost is hoping people are paying attention to the severe weather and tornado warnings. Unfortunately, Drost, a doctoral student at Michigan State University, knows that many times those warnings are ignored, according to his research. "Only 63 percent understood that a warning is the most urgent National Weather Service statement during severe weather," he said. Next week, Drost will present his research findings at the Geological Society of...