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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images / Edwin Martinez1, Flickr / Scott Olson, Getty Images / Mario Tama, Getty Images
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Mother Nature’s Top 10 Freakout Moments of 2011

Every year, Mother Nature likes to remind us who’s the boss and 2011 was no different. In fact, it was the second most expensive year on record for insurers, costing $108 billion. Here’s a look back at the 10 most memorable natural disasters of 2011 in chronological order.

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Category: Lists, Photos, Weather
CBS 6
CBS 6
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Halloween Weather Advisory Over

This past weekend most people celebrated Halloween since it is tomorrow- on a Monday, yuck! As I went to my Facebook page I saw a lot of my friends had posted pictures from their Halloween parties and ventures. However, with the fun came two snow storms that made headlines everywhere. Today, all weather advisories are over. Too bad the snow couldn't have waited until the holiday weekend was over!

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Brian Bushner, TSM
Brian Bushner, TSM
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October 2011 Winter Storm Information On Closings, Power Outages, and Road Conditions

We should be used to winter storms but it’s a pretty big shock to the Albany area when they strike in October. Because of the nature of this storm and the time of year (still plenty of leaves on the trees) we may see widespread closings and power outages. This st

Category: Around Albany, Weather
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
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Albany Prepares for Halloween Weekend Snowfall

Every year Halloween seems to have a new surprise concerning the weather. This year brings snowfall to Albany's festivities which in my opinion, is devastating. Sometimes I wish Halloween was in the summer so dressing like a skank wasn't such a chore when it came to dressing for the weather

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
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A Stormy and Cold Winter Coming for Albany

The weather sure is wild lately in the Albany area with hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, rain, hot and cold spells. What kind of winter can we expect this year? According to AccuWeather.com we're in for a stormy and cold one but not as bad as last year.  

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NYDOT
NYDOT
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Current Road Closing Information – Interactive Map

New York DOT has an interactive map you can use to see what roads are currently open or closed – many roads are closed this morning because of flooding due to the remnants of Lee. Check the map before you head out on the roads!

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YouTube
YouTube
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Tornado Crosses NYS Thruway [VIDEO]

We have had some crazy weather and natural disasters lately, Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Flooding. Now it's Labor Day weekend, Sunday afternoon when across the radio comes one of those Emergency Alerts with a Tornado Warning near Amsterdam. Yes there was a Tornado.. like we need one of those in that area. See the video of the wild weather that includes the tornado taken by a woman who became very scared.

 

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NASA Goddard Photo and Video
NASA Goddard Photo and Video
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After Irene, What Hurricane Name is Next?

Hurricane Irene blasted the East Coast,  although rare it may not be the last one this year that could affect New York State.  Peak hurricane season happens in September and there are several tropical depressions that are forming now.  What name hurricane could we be talking about next?

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Weather Underground
Weather Underground
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Tropical Storm Irene Compared to Hurricane Katrina

Granted TS Irene was pretty damaging to the whole of the east coast, but a lot of that was because we're just not prepared to deal with stuff like that.  Snow and ice storms are more the forté of Upstate NY.  Still, as bad as Irene was, we were lucky.  Check out this comparison of the devastation after Katrina hit the south six years ago.

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flickr user dougtone
flickr user dougtone
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Twin Bridges Closed on Northway in Both Directions Due To Runaway Barge [UPDATE]

UPDATED @ 3P -The barge with the crane on it has been corralled on the Mohawk River and officials are attempting to make it a more permanent mooring. The Twin Bridges have reopened.

A 40 ft runaway barge with a 30 foot crane on top is heading toward the Twin Bridges, prompting authorities to close the bridges

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Google Maps
Google Maps
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Schenectady County and Town of Niskayuna Advise Evacuation of Low Lying Areas – Lock 7 May Fail

We just received word that Schenectady and the Town of Niskayuna are advising residents who are in low lying areas from Lock 7 to the Albany County line to evacuate immediately due to a possibility that Lock 7 may fail.

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Wikipedia, @jelliott16
Wikipedia, @jelliott16
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Hurricane Irene Washes Away 141-Year-Old Vermont Bridge [VIDEO]

One of Hurricane Irene‘s unfortunate structural victims this weekend was the 141-year-old Bartonsville Covered Bridge in Bartonsville, Vermont.

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