In ancient Petra, Jordan’s main tourist draw, sirens give advance warning of desert flash floods
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes want their record to better reflect their performance and that will take winning more games.
While south Tamil Nadu is recovering from the aftermath of cyclone Gaja, the weather system has now left meteorologists puzzled as it is showing signs of intensifying again into a cyclonic storm in 12 hours- this time over the Arabian Sea- and move towards Lakshadweep.
Thousands of people displaced by California's most destructive wildfire, including hundreds living in tents and cars, face heavy rains next week that could trigger dangerous floods and mudslides, while helping douse the flames.
At least 11 people were reported dead on Friday as a powerful cyclone battered India’s eastern coast.
Thousands of trees were felled by winds that destroyed homes and vehicles as hundreds of thousands fled for shelter.
Cyclone Gaja packed winds of up to 120 kilometres per hour as it barrelled into Tamil Nadu state after hitting the coast near Nagapattinam early on Friday bringing heavy rains, India’s weather office said.
The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party in...
Researchers recovered audio recordings of the fish's mating calls in the eye of the storm.
A search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday, as authorities expanded to 630 the number of those reported missing in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history. At least 63 people have been confirmed dead in the Camp Fire, which erupted a week ago in the drought-parched Sierra foothills 175 miles north of San Francisco and now ranks as one of the most lethal single US wildfires since the turn of the last century. Authorities attributed the high death toll in part to the staggering speed with which the wind-driven flames, fueled by desiccated scrub and trees, raced with little warning through Paradise, a town of 27,000. Nearly 12,000 homes and buildings, including most of the town, were incinerated last...
The search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday as authorities posted an expanded list of nearly 300 people reported missing in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. At least 56 people have been confirmed dead so far in the Camp Fire, which erupted a week ago in the drought-parched Sierra foothills 175 miles (280 km) north of San Francisco and now ranks as one of the most lethal single U.S. wildfires since the turn of the last century. Authorities attributed the high death toll in part to the staggering speed with which the wind-driven flames, fueled by desiccated scrub, raced through the town Paradise, a town of 27,000 residents.
To prevent loss of lives of fishermen as cyclone 'Gaja' intensified into a severe cyclonic storm, around eight Indian Coast Guard ships and two Dornier aircraft were in action since Nov9. Fisheries authorities in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have been asked to account for all fishing boats. The actions taken are a part of the lessons learnt from cyclone 'Ockhi','Luban' and 'Titli'.
Filed under: Impact, US, Weather An early pre-winter storm spreading over the South and lower Midwest and headed for the Northeast caused five deaths on the roads Wednesday, and more dangerous travel conditions were expected as Americans started their Thanksgiving treks.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
Peng Lanxiang thought her rickety shack in a remote village in Sheung Shui’s Tsiu Keng was unlikely to stand up to Typhoon Mangkhut, so she took shelter in a relative’s flat well before the storm hit Hong Kong in mid-September.
When the 60-year-old returned home, she found her rooms, made of tin plates and wood, had been severely damaged by the strong wind and floods.
Despite its bad condition, Peng said she never thought about abandoning the shack, which she had rented from her...
Air travelers faced delays and cancellations Thursday as an early-season winter storm brought messy weather to the Midwest and Northeast.
The cyclonic storm is expected to make landfall in Nagapattinam around tonight. While the state government braces up for the cyclone, a holiday has been declared for schools and colleges in many districts on Friday. Stay with us for all the live updates
Fire crews in northern California seized on improved weather conditions on Wednesday in their six-day-old battle to suppress the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history as National Guard troops were called in to help search for victims.
Fire crews in northern California seized on improved weather conditions on Wednesday in their six-day-old battle to suppress the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history as National Guard troops were called in to help search for victims. The confirmed death toll from the Camp Fire stood at 48 as the footprint of the fire grew by 5,000 acres to 135,000 acres(55,000 hectares), even as diminished winds and rising humidity allowed firefighters to carve containment lines around more than a third of the perimeter. "Progress is being made," said Ken Pimlott, director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) at a news conference flanked by Governor Jerry Brown, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and other officials.
A deadly winter storm will bring a messy mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to portions of the central and eastern U.S. over the next two days.
A winter storm will bring a messy mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to portions of the central and eastern U.S. over the next two days.
The city itself — skyscrapers, homes and factories — snagged the moist air of Hurricane Harvey and caused more rain to fall. Two new studies detail how humans are making hurricane flooding worse.
NASA says the global dust storm on Mars that incapacitated its Opportunity rover has finally ended. The space agency made the determination based on tau, which is the amount of sunlight that manages to penetrate the hazy dust in the planet’s atmosphere. According to the agency’s latest update, the measurement is now back to normal. NASA revealed the storm’s existence … Continue reading
Allyn Pierce really loved his Toyota Tundra, and even had a special nickname and logo for his truck: the Pandra. Pierce is a nurse who managed the ICU of the hospital in Paradise, CA, the site of the state’s deadliest wildfire ever. When the fires were raging, he drove the Pandra back into the flames to help people,…Read more...
With drought a constant consideration for New Mexico, state and federal officials are warning that decisions about water are growing more complicated and opportunities to tap untraditional sources should be considered.
Hurricane Florence's historic levels of rainfall across North and South Carolina set at least 28 flood records, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report.
[VOA] Farmers in Zimbabwe are appealing for funds to irrigate their land, in hopes of fending off a possible drought predicted by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. FAO says droughts caused by the El Nino weather pattern are recurring more often and that might affect food security.
After Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida Panhandle in October, the top elections official in Bay County allowed about 150 displaced voters to cast ballots by email, even though there is no provision that allows for it in state law. Bay County Supervisor of Elections Mark Andersen defended that decision vigorously Monday, noting the mass devastation that rocked the coastal county one month ago. “You did not go through what we went through,” he said, describing areas that were shut off by law enforcement and people barred from returning to their homes. “If some are unhappy we did so well up here, I don’t know what to tell them. We sure had an opportunity to not do well, I can tell you that much.” Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald .
The Atlantic Hurricane Season may not be done just yet. A new tropical or subtropical storm is likely to form north of Puerto Rico this week. It could then approach the southeastern Bahamas in five to seven days. Read more: Updates in real time in our Weather page The disturbance of interest, referred to as Invest 96 for the sake of forecast modeling, was located about 300 miles east of the Leeward Islands Sunday afternoon. In their 2 pm tropical outlook, the National Hurricane Center said Invest 96 has a high chance of forming after Tuesday, when conditions would “gradually become more conducive” for development. Forecasters then project the system to move west-northwest toward the southeastern Bahamas by week’s end. Invest 96, and whatever it becomes, is no immediate threat to Florida or...
A tropical wave that is east of the Leeward Islands could be the next named storm -- Patty -- of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season.
Florida’s agriculture industry suffered nearly $1.49 billion in damages from Hurricane Michael, with timber growers the hardest hit, the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Friday.
The monster storm hit Florida’s Panhandle last month, causing damage — some of it catastrophic — along a 70-mile stretch of coastline.
Kuwait Oil Company on Saturday lifted its state of emergency following floods across the country in which one person died, and said that facilities were operating normally.
At least seven people, including a young girl, were killed as flash floods engulfed multiple cities in Jordan on Friday.
Residents fear developers will buy out property owners desperate in the wake of Hurricane Michael and build high-rises and golf courses that would change the community’s character.
Death toll from flash floods unleashed by heavy rains in Jordan has risen to 11, searches for survivors continue
Meteorologists routinely retire names of severely devastating storms.
Hurricanes are often so ruinous that any mention of the storm's name causes extreme discomfort. To ease the pain, meteorologists often retire these storm names. It’s…
A North Carolina woman whose home suffered hurricane damage for the second time in two years is planning repairs with her lottery winnings.
Utilities are reporting that all power has been restored in the Florida counties devastated by Hurricane Michael.
Southern Co.'s Florida- and Georgia-based electric companies spent as much as $550 million combined to repair and rebuild parts of their power grids after Hurricane Michael, the company said yesterday.
Catina Hill, a registered Republican who says she votes in every election, kept her streak alive on Tuesday despite the devastation that Hurricane Michael wrought in Florida's Panhandle last month and the chaos it still brings to her life.
Tropical Storm Xavier brought heavy rains and gusty winds to Mexico's central Pacific coast yesterday, then degenerated into a post-tropical cyclone as it headed away from land.
NB Power says about 23,000 customers were in the dark this morning after a fierce wind storm knocked down wires and broke poles.
November 06, 2018 5:00 AM CASTELDACCIA (Sicily) • Floods have killed 12 people on the Italian island of Sicily, including nine members of a single family, pushing the country's week-long storm toll beyond 30, rescuers said.
Nine who died in Sicily may be latest of thousands of victims of unauthorised construction The villa in the Sicilian town of Casteldaccia where a family of nine died during floods last Saturday could have been demolished two years ago. The property was built too close to the Milicia River, in an area of high hydrological risk, but the owners appealed against a demolition order and it was never carried out. Continue reading...
UN Security Council Examines the Connection Between Water Risk and Political Conflict Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe tragedy in Syria has epitomized some of the ways in which water can be used as both a catalyst and weapon of war. Photo by Mahmoud Bali/Voice of America
From record drought in Cape Town to deadly floods in Kerala, water has been top-of-mind for many this year. Water crises can shake societies, destroy livelihoods and threaten prosperity for decades. They can also be the spark that...
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Storm-related floods killed at least 12 people in Sicily, Italian authorities said yesterday, including nine members of two families who were spending a long weekend together when water and mud from a swollen river overran their rented villa.
A potent Election Day storm is forecast to blast the eastern U.S. with rain, winds and thunderstorms. Rain tends to favor Republican candidates.
Tropical Storm Xavier is bringing heavy rains and gusty winds to Mexico’s central Pacific coast, though it’s expected to head out to sea and avoid a direct hit on land
Coastal engineers this week will conduct a survey of Panama City Beach, Fla., to figure out how much sand was lost when Hurricane Michael roared ashore.
Nine people from three generations of one extended family have been killed on the Italian island after a river burst its banks and flooded a house outside Palermo. Fierce winds and rain have killed more than 30 people in Italy this week Nine dead in one family after river bursts banks and floods house in Sicily Continue reading...
Virginia today became the latest in a growing list of coastal states to better prepare its residents for rising seas, storm surges and other natural hazards associated with a warming climate.
[Nyasa Times] A weather expert has laughed off assertions by power generators Electricity Supply Commission of Malawi (Escom) that the cyclone winds, popularly known as Mwera, are to blame for the current prolonged power cuts.
[The Conversation Africa] Ghana has a serious flood problem. Over about 50 years, 4 million people have been affected by floods, resulting in economic damage exceeding USD$780 million. At least one major flood disaster has occurred every year over the past 10 years.
Summer 2018 saw an unprecedented spate of extreme weather events, from the floods in Japan, to the record heat waves across North America, Europe and Asia, to wildfires that threatened Greece and even parts of the Arctic. The heat and drought in the western U.S. culminated in the worst California wildfire on record. This is […]
About 41,000 customers in areas hard-hit by Hurricane Michael won't have to worry about paying monthly power bills.
The state’s tourism-marketing arm wants to send a message to potential visitors: Hurricane damage and fish-killing red tide don’t cover all of the Sunshine State.
October 31, 2018 9:16 AM NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - As Hurricane Florence took the lives of more than 40 people across the Carolinas and Virginia in September, the death of one-year-old Kaiden Lee-Welch stood out as especially tragic.
The death toll from fierce storms battering Italy has risen to 11, civil protection authorities said Tuesday, as wild weather swept parts of Europe, hurling yachts ashore like toys and leaving motorists and tourists stranded.
Road were blocked and thousands of people were left without power in southern and central Europe, as rains and violent winds sparked flooding and tore trees from their roots.
Thick snow has also cloaked French and Italian mountain regions, trapping hundreds of drivers in...
Incumbent Republican John Culberson regularly name drops Hurricane Harvey, but never invokes the phenomenon that made it so devastating.
For months, Puerto Rican officials have said their government is ready for another hurricane. But the part of its emergency response plan dealing specifically with hurricanes hasn't been completed.
A hurricane that made landfall 1,000 miles from Miami jolted Florida’s political ecosystem a year ago. Democrats and Republicans spent months making trips to Puerto Rico, jostling for endorsements from island politicians and cutting Spanish-language TV ads that reached as far as San Juan. But one week from Election Day, there isn’t much evidence that Puerto Ricans who came to Florida after Hurricane Maria will end up shaping the state’s high-profile races for governor and U.S. Senate, where Republicans Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott are running against Democrats Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson. Though Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens who can vote immediately upon arrival on the mainland, operatives from both parties acknowledged that it’s a major challenge and a drain on finite campaign resources...
October 30, 2018 10:20 AM MANILA (REUTERS) - A typhoon that has caused devastation in some Western Pacific islands made landfall in the Philippines on Tuesday (Oct 30), bringing strong winds and a risk of floods, storm surges and landslides in some northern provinces.
More than a month after Hurricane Florence slammed the Carolinas with heavy rain, many people are still homeless and in desperate need of help, advocates say.
November 18, 2018 1:46 PM NEW DELHI (AFP) - The death toll from a cyclone that battered India's eastern coast has reached 33, a disaster official said on Sunday (Nov 18), as authorities assessed the damage caused by the powerful storm.
The death toll from a cyclone that hit the coast of southern India has risen to 33, with the storm leaving a trail of massive damage to homes and roads and driving tens of thousands of people into relief ...
Filed under: Forecasts, US, Weather CHICO, Calif., Nov 17 (Reuters) - Thousands of people displaced by California's most destructive wildfire, including hundreds living in tents and cars, face heavy rains next week that could trigger dangerous floods and mudslides while helping douse the flames.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
Filed under: Impact, US, Weather SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 1,000 people are unaccounted for after a deadly Northern California wildfire, but authorities warned Friday that the roster is fluid and contains "raw data," including the possibility of duplicate names.Some of the people on the ever-evolving list compiled by the Butte County sheriff's office have been confirmed dead by family and friends on social media. Others have been found safe, but authorities have not yet marked them as such.And some, like Tamara Conry, say they never should have been on the list."My husband and I are not missing and never were!" Conry wrote Thursday night on a Facebook page dedicated to finding people from the fire zone in and around the incinerated town of Paradise. "We have no family looking for us .....
The Georgia House overwhelmingly approved $470 million in emergency aid and tax credits yesterday to help communities devastated by Hurricane Michael, citing a dire need for help with ruined cotton fields and shattered timberland across a broad swath of the state.
At least 63 people are confirmed to have died in a catastrophic wildfire in northern California while a further 631 are still missing, officials said. Authorities attributed the high death toll from the so-called Camp Fire, which erupted last Thursday in the drought-parched Sierra foothills 175 miles north of San Francisco, in part to the staggering speed with which the wind-whipped flames raced with little warning through Paradise, a town of 27,000. Nearly 12,000 homes and buildings, including most of the town, were incinerated hours after the blaze erupted, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has said.
A search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday, as authorities expanded to 630 the number of those reported missing in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history. At least 63 people have been confirmed dead in the Camp Fire, which erupted a week ago in the drought-parched Sierra foothills 175 miles (280 km) north of San Francisco and now ranks as one of the most lethal single U.S. wildfires since the turn of the last century. Authorities attributed the high death toll in part to the staggering speed with which the wind-driven flames, fueled by desiccated scrub and trees, raced with little warning through Paradise, a town of 27,000.
Underwater audio recordings rescued from Hurricane Harvey showed that the urge to spawn was more powerful than a category 4 storm.
WASHINGTON — Humans helped make recent devastating US hurricanes wetter but in different ways, two new studies find. Hurricane Harvey snagged on the skyscrapers of Houston, causing it to slow and dump more rain than it normally would, one study found. The city’s massive amounts of paving had an even bigger impact by reducing drainage....
A high-speed hurricane of dark matter is currently hurtling through the Milky Way - and it's heading straight for Earth.
The invisible mass is travelling at a breakneck 310 miles per second (500 km per ...
A winter storm dumped snow, ice and rain across the Ohio River Valley and Northeast Thursday, forcing airlines to cancel flights ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Filed under: Impact, US, Weather A major winter storm is gathering strength over the eastern United States, spreading disruptive snow, ice and rain across the region.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
Study shows Houston’s urban landscape may have physically changed Hurricane Harvey’s structure
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Tall buildings in Houston made hurricane Harvey dump more rain on the region, before the water ran straight off the city's hard surfaces causing epic flooding
"California has always burned and its always going to burn whether there are people there or not," Sowers said. "We've got a combination of drought that makes it so much worse and high populations of people moving into those foothills creating a perfect storm, it's an awful situation."
It’s the perfect science-fiction device: a hurricane of dark matter. Recent, real-life research has demonstrated that our Sun is currently engulfed in a so-called a stellar stream. Some publications have seized on this ominous-sounding idea, reporting that Earth is about to be walloped by a dark matter storm—but in…Read more...
Scientists think there's a 'dark matter hurricane' coming, but it's definitely not going to kill you. It's actually kind of exciting.
As one wildfire keeps inflicting more tragedy in Northern California, millions of people in Southern California will face treacherous fire conditions Tuesday.
Georgia lawmakers are returning to the Capitol for a special session focused on funding for hurricane recovery and reconsidering a tax break on jet fuel.
More than 160 nonnative plant and animal species could have hitched a ride on Hurricane Florence's floodwaters and Hurricane Michael's storm surge, according to U.S. Geological Survey data.
Cyclonic storm Gaja will cross Tamil Nadu coast between Cuddalore and Pamban on November 15, bringing heavy rainfall coupled with gale wind.
There’s a "dark matter hurricane" blowing through our corner of the Milky Way galaxy. Right this second, it's passing over Earth. And this fast-moving stream could reveal major details about dark matter, a new study finds.
The dark matter is traveling in what is known as the S1 stream. Scientists think that streams like this one are the cosmic debris leftover when small galaxies stray too close to the Milky Way. Our gravitational forces tear the smaller galaxy apart, leaving behind a trav
A tropical wave producing an area of disturbed weather that extends from near the Leeward Islands northeastward over the tropical Atlantic for several hundred miles has a 40 percent chance of developing into a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season may not be done just yet. A new tropical or subtropical storm is likely to form north of Puerto Rico this week. It could then approach the southeastern Bahamas in five to seven days.
Filed under: News, Politics, White House President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that Puerto Rico was using federal funding meant to go towards Hurricane Maria recovery to pay off debt. He reportedly told White House officials that he wants stop giving Puerto Rico federal funding for hurricane recovery. President Donald Trump wants stop giving Puerto Rico federal funding for Hurricane Maria recovery, according to a report from Axios. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
November 10, 2018 11:57 PM AMMAN (AFP) - Flash floods killed 12 people in Jordan and forced nearly 4,000 tourists to flee the famed ancient desert city of Petra, emergency services said on Saturday (Nov 10).
The flash floods in Jordan Friday have killed 12 people, the country's Civil Defense said Saturday.
Death toll rises a day after floods struck in several areas including the popular tourist spot of Petra The death toll from flash floods unleashed by heavy rains in Jordan has risen to 11, according to local media, and forced authorities to evacuate more then 3,700 tourists from the ancient city of Petra. Saturday’s reports came a day after floods struck in several areas of Jordan, including Petra, and the searches for missing people continue. Continue reading...
Flash floods caused by heavy rain across Jordan killed four people on Friday and forced hundreds of tourists to seek higher ground in the kingdom’s ancient city of Petra, government officials said.
About two dozen people were hurt and dozens more evacuated from their homes in several locations in the kingdom, as floodwaters rose rapidly.
Down #Wadi_Musa, #Petra #flash_floods tourism street @JITours pic.twitter.com/frpYz9VVsK
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The fast-moving fire has already engulfed a number of mansions in a favorite enclave for Hollywood stars The fast-moving wildfire in southern California has now reached the celebrity enclave of Malibu, forcing a number of high-profile stars to flee their homes. Caitlyn Jenner is one of the celebrities worst affected, with her home in the Malibu hills completely destroyed by the flames, according to TMZ. Jenner had lived there since 2015. Last year Jenner told the College Republican National Committee: “I am all for getting out of the Paris accord.” Continue reading...
Flash floods driven by heavy rains kill 4 in Jordan, drive hundreds of visitors from the kingdom’s ancient city of Petra
A new Boulder study claims Operation Pocket Money, a plan to deploy 11,000 sea mines off the coast of North Vietnam to cut off naval supply routes to the region, was scuppered by the storm.
Iran is likely to ride out the storm from U.S. oil sanctions, suffering recession but no economic meltdown, thanks to rising crude prices and deepening divisions between the United States and other major powers, officials and analysts say.
Christy Todd said she is a regular voter in Mexico Beach, a Florida Panhandle community nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael less than a month ago. But not this year.
Just before Hurricane Michael made landfall last month, a ferocious red tide that had scoured Florida’s Gulf Coast for a year, depositing countless dead sea turtles, dolphin and other marine life on beaches before spreading to the Atlantic coast, had finally started to wane. In most places, with the wet season winding down and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers easing up on releasing polluted water from Lake Okeechobee, the toxic algae that had become a key election year campaign issue had dropped to relatively low levels. Fish kills were down and so were the coughing fits among beach-goers. But in the weeks following the storm, red tide that is already considered the worst in a decade has roared back. On Monday, state wildlife officials logged high to medium levels along beaches from Clearwater...
North Carolina's official death toll from Hurricane Florence is now 41, after a man whose home was damaged by two hurricanes in the past three years took his own life.
Maui County is considering long-term fixes for a section of a coastal road that's in danger of collapsing if another major storm hits.
Tropical Storm Xavier has brought heavy rains and gusty winds to Mexico’s central Pacific coast, then it degenerated into a post-tropical cyclone as it headed away from land
A storm is expected in Iceland tomorrow and the Iceland Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning in South Iceland, South West Iceland and the West Fjords with winds expected at between 15-23 m/s accompanied by rain or snow.
A new hotel at Alabama's Gulf State Park is finally open more than 14 years after the previous one was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan.
CASTELDACCIA, Italy: Floods killed 12 people on the island of Sicily, including nine members of a single family, pushing Italy's week-long storm toll beyond 30, rescuers said on Sunday.
November 05, 2018 7:44 AM CASTELDACCIA, ITALY (AFP) - Floods killed 12 people on the island of Sicily, including nine members of a single family, pushing Italy's week-long storm toll beyond 30, rescuers said on Sunday (Nov 4).
Storm-related floods killed at least 12 people in Sicily, Italian authorities said Sunday, including nine members of two families who were spending a long weekend together when water and mud from a swollen river overran their rented villa.
After surveying the stricken Mediterranean island by helicopter, Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte identified two more of the victims as a German couple whose car was swept away by floodwaters near Agrigento, a tourist town known for its ancient Greek temples....
November 04, 2018 3:37 PM ROME (AFP) - Ten people, including a family of nine, have died in floods around Palermo, on the southern Italian island of Sicily, rescue services said on Sunday (Nov 4).
Tyndall Air Force Base was ravaged by Hurricane Michael on Oct. 10.
Filed under: Impact, US, Weather BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — At least two people were dead after powerful storms blew through the Gulf Coast region Thursday, jangling the nerves of people whose lives were ripped apart by Hurricane Michael less than a month ago.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
State officials now say the damage in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence has approached $17 billion, an increase from a previous estimate.
Oscar became a hurricane-force post-tropical Atlantic cyclone on Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
State regulators moved quickly Tuesday to approve the suspension of monthly electric bills for customers of two utilities in areas hit hard by Hurricane Michael.
Hurricane Oscar, now a Category 1 storm, continued on its northeastern track Wednesday.
Hurricane Oscar is expected to weaken into a powerful extratropical - or mid-latitude - cyclone by Wednesday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory.
Officials in Puerto Rico have been saying for months that they are prepared should another hurricane strike their island, even one as big as Hurricane Maria, which made landfall with devastating fury last fall. But on Tuesday afternoon, an attorney for Puerto Rico's government admitted in a San Juan courtroom that, in fact, the island's emergency management agency does not yet have a document outlining a hurricane-specific response plan. "The agency is still working on those plans," the attorney, Tania Fernández Medero, told a judge overseeing a lawsuit seeking to get the government to release the plans. She said the government was still assessing proposals from private companies, "so that it can hire people who specialize in producing those types of emergency response plans. So, as of today...
Hurricane Oscar is accelerating over the Central Atlantic and is expected to produce high surf along the beaches of Bermuda through Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Two teams sorting through issues on the offensive end meet when the Boston Bruins visit the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night at PNC Arena.
Two U.S. senators and three congressmen are asking federal officials to bring recreational vehicles and mobile homes to the Florida Panhandle to help residents who lost their homes to Hurricane Michael.
Hurricane Oscar has strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane as it swirls in the Atlantic Ocean, forecasters said Tuesday.
Today is the 303rd day of 2018. There are 62 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT2012: Sandy, the worst storm in decades to strike the densely populated US East Coast, floods New York's subway, leaves millions without power, kills at least 182 people and causes $65 billion in damages.�OTHER EVENTS1270: The eighth and last Crusade is launched.