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#Extreme Weather

# extreme-weather - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Extreme weather is here to stay as whole world faces upsurge in major storms
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Extreme weather is here to stay as whole world faces upsurge in major storms

Mar 25th 2018, 7:00 AM 135,428 Views 67 Comments

A new study has noted a four-fold increase in major flooding events since 1980, and a doubling in significant storms.

# extreme-weather - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma
# Emergency Services
# Emergency Services

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma

Mar 14th 2018, 6:44 PM 16,305 Views 34 Comments

The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Chaos on the continent as heavy snow and freezing conditions leave thousands stranded
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Chaos on the continent as heavy snow and freezing conditions leave thousands stranded

Dec 12th 2017, 8:04 AM 40,857 Views 31 Comments

Airports, schools and roads were closed as Europe was hit hard by the adverse weather.

# extreme-weather - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Storm Ophelia surfer: 'The picture makes the ocean look rough... but it wasn't really that significant'
# Red Warning
# Red Warning

Storm Ophelia surfer: 'The picture makes the ocean look rough... but it wasn't really that significant'

Oct 19th 2017, 6:10 AM 67,545 Views 143 Comments

Luke Donnelly from Stillorgan is a trained lifeguard, surfing teacher and is studying oceanography as part of his degree.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Death toll from extreme weather in Europe 'could rise by factor of 50 by 2100'
# Disasters
# Disasters

Death toll from extreme weather in Europe 'could rise by factor of 50 by 2100'

Aug 5th 2017, 6:15 AM 11,506 Views 26 Comments

Two in three people living in Europe may be affected by disasters, according to a new study.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

12 flights diverted from Dublin Airport last night due to severe fog
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

12 flights diverted from Dublin Airport last night due to severe fog

Jul 4th 2017, 9:41 AM 19,773 Views 38 Comments

Runway maintenance also contributed to the diversions to Shannon and Liverpool.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Sleet, snow and heavy rain: Status yellow weather warning for ten counties
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Sleet, snow and heavy rain: Status yellow weather warning for ten counties

Mar 4th 2017, 9:31 AM 27,996 Views 12 Comments

Conditions will ease as the day goes on but drivers are being warned that surface water may be an issue on the roads.

# extreme-weather - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Homeless people and migrants most at risk as freezing conditions cause at least 65 deaths in Europe
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Homeless people and migrants most at risk as freezing conditions cause at least 65 deaths in Europe

Jan 12th 2017, 9:30 AM 12,749 Views 30 Comments

The Greek government sent a navy transport ship to the island of Lesbos yesterday to house around 500 migrants still sleeping in tents.

# extreme-weather - Friday 24 June, 2016

'I can't believe I'm alive': Scenes of carnage as China tornado toll hits 98
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

'I can't believe I'm alive': Scenes of carnage as China tornado toll hits 98

Jun 24th 2016, 6:00 PM 15,338 Views 3 Comments

Whole villages were levelled and huge trees felled when winds of up to 125 kilometres per hour struck around Yancheng city.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 24 October, 2015

The strongest hurricane ever has made landfall... but it wasn't as bad as expected
# Hurricane Patricia
# Hurricane Patricia

The strongest hurricane ever has made landfall... but it wasn't as bad as expected

Oct 24th 2015, 9:22 AM 17,498 Views 6 Comments

Emergency services are still on standby as the storm weakens.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 10 years ago, today: Here's how it happened
# Katrina10
# Katrina10

Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 10 years ago, today: Here's how it happened

Aug 29th 2015, 10:50 PM 18,071 Views 5 Comments

Retrace every step of the Storm of the Century.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

'A lot of people have no where to call home': Three dead as storms hit New South Wales
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

'A lot of people have no where to call home': Three dead as storms hit New South Wales

Apr 21st 2015, 7:50 AM 13,180 Views 6 Comments

Five inches of rain fell over 24 hours.

# extreme-weather - Friday 20 February, 2015

Locals ride out storm as two cyclones hit Australian coast
# Crikey
# Crikey

Locals ride out storm as two cyclones hit Australian coast

Feb 20th 2015, 7:44 AM 14,008 Views 13 Comments

Cyclones Marcia and Lam landed in Queensland.

The States' snowpocalypse is leaving some unexpected obstructions on the road
# Snowed In
From The Daily Edge
# Snowed In

The States' snowpocalypse is leaving some unexpected obstructions on the road

Feb 20th 2015, 7:38 AM 4,723 Views 0 Comments

Er, how did that get there…

# extreme-weather - Thursday 21 August, 2014

WATCH: 'Monsoon' flood rips through Arizona desert region
# That Was Unexpected
# That Was Unexpected

WATCH: 'Monsoon' flood rips through Arizona desert region

Aug 21st 2014, 6:30 AM 15,020 Views 15 Comments

“How could the desert flood?” Here’s how…

# extreme-weather - Monday 28 July, 2014

Man killed as 13 hit by lightning on busy beach
# Los Angeles
# Los Angeles

Man killed as 13 hit by lightning on busy beach

Jul 28th 2014, 8:02 AM 22,976 Views 12 Comments

The man was hit on the popular Venice Beach after being caught in a thunderstorm.

# extreme-weather - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Man reacts excellently to sudden lightning strike
# F**k Me Backwards
From The Daily Edge
# F**k Me Backwards

Man reacts excellently to sudden lightning strike

Jul 23rd 2014, 7:42 PM 3,514 Views 0 Comments

Took the words right out of our mouths.

# extreme-weather - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Opinion: Climate change is the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Opinion: Climate change is the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger

Jun 8th 2014, 7:30 PM 71 Views 235 Comments

Everyday items such as cereals, yoghurts and ice cream have a hefty climate footprint. A quarter of all emissions are coming from the food system and these emissions are growing as demand for food rises.

# extreme-weather - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Man films unbelievable footage of tornado tearing through trailer park
# Twister
From The Daily Edge
# Twister

Man films unbelievable footage of tornado tearing through trailer park

May 28th 2014, 6:00 PM 22,023 Views 32 Comments

The tornado reached speeds of 120mph.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Pics: Neighbourhoods left in ruins after tornadoes rip through the United States
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Pics: Neighbourhoods left in ruins after tornadoes rip through the United States

Apr 29th 2014, 11:01 AM 6,794 Views 11 Comments

More than a dozen people have so far been killed by the storms.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Princes pitch in as British floods leave at least two dead
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Princes pitch in as British floods leave at least two dead

Feb 15th 2014, 7:15 AM 17,430 Views 48 Comments

A “freak wave” claimed the life of an 85-year-old man on a cruise liner, operators said.

# extreme-weather - Friday 7 February, 2014

8 fun things you can do indoors this stormy weekend (that aren't filthy)
# Housebound
From The Daily Edge
# Housebound

8 fun things you can do indoors this stormy weekend (that aren't filthy)

Feb 7th 2014, 9:30 PM 67,373 Views 41 Comments

Storm’s a comin’.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Guy builds amazing multi-coloured ice fort in his garden
# Multi-coloured Dream Fort
From The Daily Edge
# Multi-coloured Dream Fort

Guy builds amazing multi-coloured ice fort in his garden

Jan 14th 2014, 7:30 PM 1,940 Views 3 Comments

We want one!

# extreme-weather - Monday 6 January, 2014

What is the 'polar vortex' sweeping across the US, and how did it form?
# United States
# United States

What is the 'polar vortex' sweeping across the US, and how did it form?

Jan 6th 2014, 8:00 PM 29,404 Views 57 Comments

The weather system is sweeping across the States right now causing temperatures to drop to dozens of degrees below 0.

US prepares for 'polar vortex' which could plunge temperatures to -51 degrees Celsius
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

US prepares for 'polar vortex' which could plunge temperatures to -51 degrees Celsius

Jan 6th 2014, 7:45 AM 37,418 Views 71 Comments

Exposed skin could suffer frostbite in as little as five minutes in such conditions as the US National Weather Service described the weather as “life-threatening.”

# extreme-weather - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Kitesurfer rescued from extreme weather conditions in Dublin Bay
# Rescue
# Rescue

Kitesurfer rescued from extreme weather conditions in Dublin Bay

Jan 1st 2014, 8:45 PM 33,185 Views 103 Comments

In a separate incident, reports in Howth of a person being washed off the west pier into the water were found to be a false alarm.

# extreme-weather - Friday 2 August, 2013

Shocking footage of the Irish 'tornado'
# Cownado
From The Daily Edge
# Cownado

Shocking footage of the Irish 'tornado'

Aug 2nd 2013, 12:07 PM 4,715 Views 2 Comments

Well, sort of.

# extreme-weather - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

VIDEO: Tornado rips through Italian province
# Tornado
# Tornado

VIDEO: Tornado rips through Italian province

Jul 31st 2013, 6:07 PM 11,300 Views 14 Comments

The dramatic footage shows the tornado whipping debris around outside a building, causing millions of euros worth of damage.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Blizzard kills two, grinds US northeast to halt
# Blizzard
# Blizzard

Blizzard kills two, grinds US northeast to halt

Feb 9th 2013, 3:35 PM 10,436 Views 16 Comments

The storm dumped more than a foot and a half of snow on New York state and Connecticut, severing power and transport links for tens of millions of people.

# extreme-weather - Monday 28 January, 2013

Four dead, dramatic rooftop rescues in Australia floods
# Australia
# Australia

Four dead, dramatic rooftop rescues in Australia floods

Jan 28th 2013, 1:17 PM 6,404 Views 2 Comments

Some Queensland residents are experiencing their third flood in two years.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Torrential rains hit desert Jordan, floods sweep Middle East
# Jordan
# Jordan

Torrential rains hit desert Jordan, floods sweep Middle East

Jan 8th 2013, 7:25 PM 9,393 Views 10 Comments

In northern Jordan, relief workers distributing aid to Syrian refugees were injured in a “stampede” in a camp where hundreds of tents have been destroyed by the rains.

# extreme-weather - Monday 24 December, 2012

Dun Laoghaire RNLI remembers volunteers lost at sea
# Remember
# Remember

Dun Laoghaire RNLI remembers volunteers lost at sea

Dec 24th 2012, 11:52 AM 3,748 Views 5 Comments

The ceremony is to remember the 15 volunteers who died at sea on Christmas Eve 1895 and all those who lost their lives around Irish coasts.

# extreme-weather - Sunday 23 December, 2012

No white Christmas but hail, fog and thunder on the way
# Weather
# Weather

No white Christmas but hail, fog and thunder on the way

Dec 23rd 2012, 7:45 AM 12,842 Views 21 Comments

There will also be frost, heavy showers and the occasional sunny spell.

# extreme-weather - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Councillor urges people to check on elderly neighbours after death of man in Dublin
# Elderly
# Elderly

Councillor urges people to check on elderly neighbours after death of man in Dublin

Dec 13th 2012, 10:00 PM 14,105 Views 16 Comments

The elderly man, who had been dead for several days, was found in his home in Ballyfermot this morning.

# extreme-weather - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Report says climate change impacting negatively on human health
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Report says climate change impacting negatively on human health

Nov 22nd 2012, 3:38 PM 3,592 Views 66 Comments

The report also says health problems and deaths related to climate change are likely to increase in the future.

# extreme-weather - Sunday 30 September, 2012

Powerful typhoon hits Japan mainland
# Japan
# Japan

Powerful typhoon hits Japan mainland

Sep 30th 2012, 12:48 PM 5,361 Views 1 Comment

A 29-year-old man was swept away by high waves when Jelawat hit Okinawa and was later confirmed dead, while at least 140 people were injured.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Flooding risk continues as wet weather and winds persist
# What The Fliuch?
# What The Fliuch?

Flooding risk continues as wet weather and winds persist

Sep 25th 2012, 8:00 AM 8,768 Views 31 Comments

Met Éireann’s weather warning says further spells of heavy rain are expected today, with flooding in the north and east.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Video, pics: Tornado strikes beach front in New York
# US
# US

Video, pics: Tornado strikes beach front in New York

Sep 8th 2012, 7:48 PM 11,367 Views 10 Comments

In what is an extremely unusual occurrence, a twister hit Breezy Point in the Queens area causing some considerable damage.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Batten down the hatches: Met Éireann says gale force winds are on the way

Batten down the hatches: Met Éireann says gale force winds are on the way

Aug 14th 2012, 3:17 PM 15,453 Views 29 Comments

Heavy rain? Check. Strong winds? Check. High risk of flooding? Check.

# extreme-weather - Monday 9 July, 2012

VIDEO: Watch as a lightning bolt sends two baseball teams running in fear
# Thunder
From The42
# Thunder

VIDEO: Watch as a lightning bolt sends two baseball teams running in fear

Jul 9th 2012, 1:36 PM 918 Views 0 Comments

“I’ve never heard a louder thunder clap in my life.”