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Britain To Review Defences After Floods

(AFP) – The British government is to review its flood defences after a powerful storm caused severe flooding, swamping hundreds of homes, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday. The Conservative leader visited Carlisle, a city in the hard-hit Cumbria region

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El Niño Rain, Snow Lost to Lack of Infrastructure

Despite El Niño generating three times the amount of snow in Mammoth in the first half of this month as it did for the entire month of November last year, California’s failure to build infrastructure means most rain will be lost to run-off and flooding.

California snow (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Forget El Niño: ‘PDO’ Could Flood California

While climatologists keep an eye on what could be an historic El Niño on the West Coast this winter, another, less-well-known weather pattern currently developing in the Pacific Ocean could end California’s drought and then some–leaving the Golden State up to its ears in rainfall for up to a decade.

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Watch: Colorado Flood Waters Carry Vehicles Away

The weather in Colorado Springs, CO has gotten so bad that the flooding is now picking up parked vehicles in at least one community and carrying them down the streets. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings and has advised people

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El Niño: Insurers Prepare for Flood Damage Losses

With temperatures dropping into the high teens, and about 7 inches of snow falling for the next three days, Mammoth Mountain is on track to get its most snow since December 2014. The unseasonal snowfall in the Sierras will not break the drought, but the National Climate Prediction Center’s decision to raise the probability of El Niño to 90 percent has insurance companies scrambling to model losses they expect to suffer from El Niño flood damage.

The Associated Press