Tag Archives: Storm

  • Blog
    Mark Mulligan

    Harvey Is A Major Still-Unfolding Disaster

    How many Texans wish they had done more in advance?
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, August 28, 2017, 6:27 PM


    Superstorm Harvey continues to wreak epic damage to Texas, particularly Houston.

    But it’s not the wind, it’s the rain. Epic, record-breaking, unbelievable amounts of rain.

    It’s entirely possible that the entire region will not get back ‘to normal’ for months, if not years.

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  • What Should I Do?

    Surviving the Colorado Floods

    A member's account of the disaster and lessons learned
    by Latersbrau

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 6:40 PM


    For the past year, I’ve lived in a valley at 6,500 feet, in a small community of homes tucked in the mountains of northern Colorado, surrounded by national forest. It’s just a fifteen-minute drive down the mountain to Lyons, a surprisingly vibrant town of twenty-five hundred or so that’s now drowning in water and sewage and pieces of people’s homes, and has been since the early hours of Friday, September 13.

    I was with some friends at the Distillery in Lyons the night of the floods, but made it back up the mountain before the water tore through town in the middle of the night. It’s now several days later and entire neighborhoods are gone, the water is contaminated with E. coli, the infrastructure is destroyed, the St. Vrain river is now somehow a few hundred yards south of where it was, and most everybody in town is displaced for several months, or permanently.

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  • Daily Digest
    Image by masayukig, Flickr Creative Commons

    Daily Digest 6/4 – A Gold Myth Exposed, Cicadas Get a Warm Welcome In CT

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 2:58 PM

    • A Gold Myth Exposed With 7 Simple Figures
    • Groups want cap on Nestlé's water permit during droughts
    • College in Sweden is free but students still have a ton of debt. How can that be?
    • A Tale of Wall Street Excess
    • European Union Backs Down on China Tariffs
    • Lots of Energy, Little Access: Africa and Asia in the Dark
    • Chasing the Storm, but Hoping Not to Catch It
    • Here, Cicadas Get a Warm Welcome

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  • Insider

    Lessons From The Electrical Outage

    by Chris Martensen

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 10:43 PM


    Okay, it's true that the recent wind storm called a 'dehrico' that struck the east coast of the US was an unusual event.  But there seem to have been a lot of 'unusual' weather events lately. 

    We were heavily impacted by the October snowstorm of 2011 that struck with leaves still on the trees dragging down a lot of trees and branches leaving us without power for 5 days. And were without power on three other occasions in 2011 for a total of 12 days, and so far we are up to 2 events here on my own homestead so far in 2012 totaling about 7 hours.

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