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Currently — November 16th, 2021

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Capital Weather Gang
Serious atmospheric river blasting NW Washington & SW British Columbia.
* Nearly 160K customers w/o power in Wash (+more in BC)
* Per @NWSSeattle four rivers set all-time high water levels Mon
* Entire communities engulfed in flood waters
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An atmospheric river slammed the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia yesterday as dangerous winds and rains caused flooding and power outages across the region.
(An atmospheric river refers to a long narrow band of very moist air that produces excessive amounts of precipitation.)
This flooding is a result of weeks of atmospheric rivers and storms that pushed river levels to extreme highs. As of today, it is already the third-wettest November on record in Seattle.
Schools and businesses have shut down, due to dangerous conditions. Flooding in Merritt, B.C. forced 7000 people to evacuate.
What you need to know, currently.
Neema Roshania Patel
“First it was covid, and now it’s pollution. There is no end to it. But how can you expose your kids to that air? You choke, you literally choke.”
A few short months after students and workers in New Delhi have returned to semi-normalcy after a deadly COVID-19 surge last spring, the government has issued yet another lockdown. This time, the culprit is not the pandemic, but air pollution.
While air quality certainly improved during the pandemic lockdowns, shutting down whole cities is not a long term solution to improving air quality in northern India. However, with the measure of harmful air quality 20 times the safe limit and no comprehensive plan to address pollution across the region, a week-long lock down seemed to officials to be the only immediate solution. — Abbie Veitch
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