Two weather systems converged to cause flooding in Venice, Italy over the weekend. No damage estimate was available yet.
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Water is a precious commodity you can’t live without. Depending on where you live, your water bill can be one of your larger monthly expenses, especially during the summer. With the help of landscapers, you can set up a rainwater harvesting system that helps you save money and reduces the demand for water in your community.
Hurricane Sandy was a thousand miles wide when it made landfall in New Jersey Monday evening. The storm wreaked havoc on several states, combining with two other weather systems to produce flooding, storm surges, wind damage, and blizzards.
Hurricane Sandy’s name was changed to Superstorm Sandy because the temperatures dropped. However, the winds are just as fast and the floods and storm surges are expected to continue through Tuesday evening.
Hurricane Sandy is currently a category 2 hurricane – its wind speed is 104 mile per hour. It’s predicted to make landfall in the northeast United States on Monday or Tuesday. A hurricane that far north is rare so late in the season, but unusual weather patterns are determining the path of Hurricane Sandy.
The rainwater pillow is a nifty invention that collects rainwater from the roof of a building, then stores it under a deck or another unused horizontal space around the house.
Hurricane Isaac quickly became a tropical storm once it hit land. That didn’t stop it from causing significant damage. About one million people live outside the levee system that protects Louisiana from storms.
If you’re curious what Hurricane Isaac is doing to the wind patterns in the U.S., here’s a wind map. One of the most common questions to meteorologists during hurricane season is whether a hurricane will send rain to a particular area. Knowing the direction of the winds can help determine if you’ll receive rain. It’s no guarantee, of course. Just because rain clouds pass over your house, doesn’t mean that they’ll actually let go of their water.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average single-family, suburban household uses 260 gallons of water a day, and at least 30% of that water is used for irrigation. At that volume, maintaining a lush, green landscape can be hard on your budget, especially if it hasn’t rained in a while. If you’re concerned about wasting water on the lawn and are interested in a greener solution, you may want to consider rainwater harvesting.
The current drought is the sixth most severe drought in the United States. The drought is affecting vegetation, including crops.
1016 counties in twenty-six states have been designated as disaster areas under the USDA’s new drought fast-track. The current drought is severely affecting agriculture throughout the United States.
According to a paper in Physical Review Letters this month, scientists may be able to determine historical precipitation rates by using the rings that form on stalactites.