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Weather-related injuries and deaths

Washington woman 1 of 2 dead from extreme Arizona heat

TUCSON, Ariz. — Authorities have released the identities of two women who were victims of heat-related deaths in Tucson.The Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner said Tuesday that 54-year-old Jana Kirkpatrick, of Piedmont, Alabama, was found dead after going out for a walk.

Date: 06/22/2016 | Northwest

Southwest grapples with scorching, triple-digit temperatures

PHOENIX — People across the Southwest were preparing Monday for more of the unrelenting heat that left two dead over the weekend.

Date: 06/20/2016 | Nation & World

Record-breaking heat scorches the Southwest

PHOENIX — In a desert city used to triple-digit temperatures, some hunker down inside and some head to the pool, while others still want to hit Phoenix’s many hiking trails. But with temperatures creeping above 115 degrees during a heat wave boiling parts of the Southwest, that decision can have...

Date: 06/19/2016 | Nation & World

As kayaking grows in popularity, so do the number of rescues

SULTAN — Kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding are described as the fastest growing water sports in Snohomish County.At the same time, those sports are a growing source of emergency water rescues.The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office counted at least 12...

Date: 06/04/2016 | Local News

Severe heat wave in India as temps reach record 123 degrees

NEW DELHI — A city in western India has suffered through the country’s highest recorded temperature — a scorching 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit.

Date: 05/20/2016 | Nation & World

Dozens killed in Ethiopia landslides, flooding amid rains

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — A state-affiliated broadcaster in Ethiopia says at least 50 people have been killed in flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rains.

Date: 05/10/2016 | Nation & World

Pregnant woman rescued 6 days after Kenyan building collapse

NAIROBI, Kenya — A pregnant woman was rescued Thursday after being trapped for six days in a collapsed apartment building in the Kenyan capital, the second survivor found this week in the rubble of the seven-story structure that fell amid heavy rains and killed 36 people.

Date: 05/05/2016 | Nation & World

Houston recovering from yet another deadly flood

HOUSTON — As more than a foot of rain deluged the nation’s fourth-largest city, inundating homes, shutting down major highways and leaving at least six people dead, Houston’s mayor said there was no immediate solution.

Date: 04/19/2016 | Nation & World

Warm weather won't last; meanwhile, officials warn to be careful

EVERETT — The National Weather Service has forecast that temperatures could hit as high as 77 degrees in Everett on Thursday.That would be the hottest April 7 since the service started keeping records at Paine Field in 1948.The previous record was set in...

Date: 04/07/2016 | Local News

Thousands without power as crews clear downed trees, debris

SEATTLE — Thousands of people were still without power Monday a day after a fierce wind storm whipped through Western Washington.Strong winds toppled trees and power lines, temporarily closed major roads and knocked out power to stoplights, complicating the Monday morning commute.

Date: 03/14/2016 | Northwest

Apparent tornadoes hit Florida, Mississippi; damage reported

NEW YORK — Suspected tornados touched down in a rural town on Florida’s Panhandle and in Mississippi on Monday, destroying up to 10 homes, damaging a school, and sending fire crews out to investigate reports of residents trapped under rubble.

Date: 02/15/2016 | Nation & World

Declaration clears way for federal aid for storm damage

U.S. President Barack Obama has declared a disaster for Washington, including Snohomish County, for damage during November windstorms and floods.

Date: 01/20/2016 | Local News

First buyout closes for land in Oso slide zone

EVERETT — Snohomish County closed on its first buyout of property in the Oso mudslide zone Dec. 30, through a federal grant program.

Date: 01/20/2016 | Local News

Obama signs disaster declaration for November storms

SEATTLE — President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for damage done by storms throughout the state in November, making federal assistance available in 16 Washington counties.

Date: 01/15/2016 | Northwest

Federal aid sought for storm November damage in county

OLYMPIA — November's deadly storms hit Snohomish County harder, in dollar terms, than any other part of the state.High winds and flooding caused at least $21 million in damage throughout Washington. Nearly a third of the total — an estimated $6.8 million —...

Date: 01/13/2016 | Local News

2015 again a record warm year, with added consequences

EVERETT — It might not seem like it now with stubborn early morning frost on windshields but 2015 was a pretty toasty year.At least that’s what the numbers show.

Date: 01/02/2016 | Local News

At least 11 die from Texas tornadoes, 13 in midwest flooding

GARLAND, Texas — At least 11 people died and dozens were injured in strong tornadoes that swept through the Dallas area and caused substantial damage this weekend, while 13 people died in flooding in the Midwest.

Date: 12/27/2015 | Nation & World

Portland woman killed by tree; storms drench Pacific Northwest

PORTLAND, Ore. — Torrential rains pummeled parts of the Pacific Northwest early Wednesday, causing mudslides and flooding roads, leaving an Oregon woman dead after a tree fell onto her house and sweeping seven people into a Washington river, where they were rescued.

Date: 12/09/2015 | Northwest

Storm sweeps 7 in homeless camp into Puyallup River

PUYALLUP — Seven people who were swept into the Puyallup River from a riverbank homeless camp have been rescued.

Date: 12/09/2015 | Northwest

Storm victim's fiancee grieves a 'love that grew every day'

MONROE — He kept his promise to love her all his life.Grant Strinden assured his fiancee, Ronicka Messner, that she could trust him when she needed someone to count on. The Monroe couple was planning a 2016 wedding and scribbling their bucket list on little scraps of...

Date: 12/02/2015 | Local News

300,000 statewide without power from wind storm

At least two people have died and hundreds of thousands had no power on Tuesday as a severe storm packing high winds unleashed across the Northwest.

Date: 11/17/2015 | Northwest

Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Puget Sound area

SEATTLE — Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, causing two deaths in the Puget Sound area and knocking out power to at least a quarter-million customers in Oregon and Washington.

Date: 08/29/2015 | Northwest

Tent blows off mooring during storm, kills 1 at festival near Chicago

CHICAGO — A man was killed and more than a dozen injured Sunday when a tent where people had sought shelter during a brief storm blew off its moorings and collapsed on some of the crowd at a festival in a Chicago suburb.

Date: 08/02/2015 | Nation & World

2nd concert-goer dies after Quincy music festival

QUINCY — A second concert-goer has died after falling ill while attending a music festival in Quincy last month.The British Columbia Coroners Service says 22-year-old Vivek Pandher died Sunday at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia.

Date: 07/06/2015 | Northwest

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