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2011 and USA - Bad Year for Natural Disasters

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The one thing I'm not seeing these days are scores of emails telling there are no signs of anything coming. - Marshall

Disasters in US: An extreme and exhausting year

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nature is pummeling the United States this year with extremes.

Unprecedented triple-digit heat and devastating drought. Deadly tornadoes leveling towns. Massive rivers overflowing. A billion-dollar blizzard. And now, unusual hurricane-caused flooding in Vermont.

If what's falling from the sky isn't enough, the ground shook in places that normally seem stable: Colorado and the entire East Coast. On Friday, a strong quake triggered brief tsunami warnings in Alaska. Arizona and New Mexico have broken records for wildfires.

Total weather losses top $35 billion, and that's not counting Hurricane Irene, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. There have been more than 700 U.S. disaster and weather deaths, most from the tornado outbreaks this spring.

Last year, the world seemed to go wild with natural disasters in the deadliest year in a generation. But 2010 was bad globally, and the United States mostly was spared.

I won't explain why I feel we where spared in 2010.  But I think we are all getting the message this year.

Times, they are a changing.

My guess, more intensity with the approach of our "friend".


--- Quote from: billxam on September 03, 2011, 02:43:23 PM ---Oddly enough we're getting wacked by storms one more time here in preparation for our 45 degree 12 hour drop that's supposed to be coming.

I'm sure I'm not the only one that is watching as many resources for natural happenings around the world these days trying to see patterns.

So, question. Does it just seem like there is more intense activity because we're watching more closely or is the information gathering getting better (as the dis-info clowns would have us believe).

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I for one do not remember  a year or summer this intense. We have had a storm or two roll through almost every single week this summer. 22 days of above 90 deg weather in Michigan. The norm is 12. Lightning storms like crazy with massive amounts of rainfall, and that's just here. When you add all the other weather anomalies its pretty obvious.

I say there is just more intense activity period!


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