Geo-Hazard Report

A weekly review of environmental hazards and disasters

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Geo-Hazard Report
August 8, 2022

Last Week in Review

Severe Storms

Heavy rains cause flash flooding in Death Valley, stranding 1,000 people

Waterspout makes landfall on Chesapeake Bay island, destroying homes and businesses
Shore Daily News

Heat Wave

Heat wave sends 900-plus to ERs in Washington and Oregon

Heat wave places nearly 80 million at risk from Texas to the Northeast
FOX Weather

Heat map: Temperatures in July broke records in cities across the U.S

Heat kills more Americans each year than any other extreme weather event
NBC News


Deadly northern California wildfire razes Klamath River hamlet, home to 200
Longview News-Journal

Montana wildfire destroys houses and threatens more lakeside homes
Associated Press

Homes destroyed as Washington state wildfire forces evacuation of town
The Guardian

Firefighters around Oregon work to contain 5 significant wildfires

Crews battle 3 large wildfires around central Texas

Environmental Contamination

Human pollution worsens Florida’s red tide outbreaks
WUSF-Tampa Bay

Minnesota river pushes toxic agricultural runoff into the Mississippi River
The Lens

Michigan health officials warn of hazardous chromium spill in Huron River
Michigan Advance

Changing Climate

How climate change drives inland floods
NPR News

Unprecedented climate-driven disasters are stymieing preparation efforts
Scientific American

Report warns that humanity should prepare for catastrophic climate change

As sea levels rise, U.S. high tide flooding breaks records in multiple locations
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Infectious Disease

U.S. declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

New York health officials say hundreds may be infected with polio virus
NBC-New York

COVID-19 in the US: Infections surpass 93 million, with 1 million-plus deaths

COVID-19 worldwide: Infections surpass 584 million, with 6.4 million-plus deaths
Johns Hopkins University – Coronavirus Resource Center

In-Depth Look at Environmental Hazards

Climate Change and National Security
Chatter (audio)

How Monkeypox Went From Containable to Crisis
The Daily (audio)

Nuclear Power Plants Are Struggling to Stay Cool
Wired Science (audio)


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