A powerful storm packing heavy rain, snow and wind pounded Northern California early today — toppling trees, causing power outages and raising fears of flash flooding and destructive debris flows from vast wildfire burn scars.
Even though precipitation is greatly needed across drought-stricken California, the storm will bring too much all at once and could trigger floods.
The arrival of Storm Christoph last week has led to widespread flooding across northern regions...
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[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Cyclone Eloise hit Beira and Buzi Saturday morning (23 Jan) with 120 km/h winds. The cyclone passed south-west and is now a tropical storm in South Africa. Six people have been killed.
[Namibian] Walvis Bay yesterday morning woke up to soaked homes and damaged furniture after flash floods hit the harbour town at midnight.
[Govt of SA] The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) annually puts together a flood preparedness plan in anticipation of high levels of rainfall, especially during the summer rainfall period. This plan in the main is meant to enhance monitoring of rainfall, inflows into rivers and dams as well as to raise alarm bells timeously in case of impending danger through floods.
Up to a foot of snow fell in Southern California's mountains as the first in a series of storms brought real winter weather after weeks of sporadic rain that did little to ease drought. Winter weather is expected further north later this week. (Jan. 25)
[UNFPA] Sofala -- In the early hours of 23 January, Cyclone Eloise - a category two storm bringing winds of up to 160 kilometres per hour - made landfall in Sofala Province in central Mozambique, an area still recovering from the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai nearly two years ago.
Tropical Cyclone Eloise has hit Mozambique, bringing rain and powerful winds of around 130 kilometers per hour. Forecasters believe it will now move toward Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
Excess water surrounded buildings at Wockhardt's pharmaceutical facility on Wrexham Industrial Estate during a deluge of rain caused by Storm Christoph.
Parts of England prepare for widespread floods as Boris Johnson announces emergency Cobra meeting.
Howling winds of hurricane force roared across portions of California on Tuesday, kicking up at least a dozen wildfires and causing power outages.
January 19, 2021 10:54 PM This came as rains predicted for Wednesday (Jan 20) were likely to bring floods and further chaos.
Howling winds of hurricane force roared across portions of California late Monday and early Tuesday, leaving over 150,000 customers without power.
[AIM] Maputo -- Tropical cyclone Eloise is now on a course that will take it towards the coast of the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane, according to the forecast of the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC), operated by the United States Navy.
MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Relief workers worked to clear up rubble of collapsed buildings Tuesday on an Indonesian island where a deadly earthquake left thousands of people homeless. The 6.2 magnitude earthquake Friday that killed at least 84 people was one of multiple recent disasters in Indonesia. President Joko Widodo, who visited a flood-hit area … Continued
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Cyclone Kimi is barreling towards Far North Queensland and already high winds and heavy rain are lashing the coast - while another storm lurks in the Indian Ocean.
Graham (left) on Thursday released hundreds of pages of transcripts from the committee's inquiry into Crossfire Hurricane, and slammed former FBI Director Jim Comey (right) in a statement.
Wild, chaotic weather is set to be unleashed on Australia this weekend with scorching heat, catastrophic fire conditions, a cyclone, thunderstorms, flooding and snow all on the way
It may take historians years to grasp the full implications of the social media hurricane that Trump conjured from the moment he announced his intention to run for president over five years ago. But it took a single week, underscored by a single remarkable day, to hear what happened when that storm headed out to sea.
[Premium Times] The survey was carried out in seven states.
[Zimbabwe Independent] A VIOLENT storm that lashed Beitbridge on Tuesday night brought smiles on thousands of stranded Zimbabweans crossing into South Africa as the harsh weather forced immigration officials to hurriedly clear the travellers, fearing riots from the frustrated masses.
Malaysian villagers were evacuated in an excavator while others swam through deep waters Wednesday as the number forced from their homes by floods rose to more than 28,000 with at least four dead.
The first cyclone of Australia’s season has been downgraded but continues to cause danger.
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Cyclone Chalane passed across Mozambique in just one day, 30 December, making landfall in Muanza, north of Beira, passing over Chimoio, and on to Zimbabwe. The storm killed seven people and affected 5,400 families. Winds were 90-100 km per hour and there was heavy rain, but Chalane did not stay long enough to cause flooding, which slower moving cyclones often do. Some electricity lines and poles were blow down.
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In the winter of 2013, 45-foot waves barreled toward Oahu’s North Shore. The storm surge sent water gushing up a public walkway between Dean Hanzawa’s two beachfront homes. The ocean sucked sand and soil away from the yards and pulled a wall fronting one of the homes into...
Most couples wondered whether the forces of nature were against them after moving their wedding three times because of the pandemic and two hurricanes. But Emily Kitfield and Taylor Pascale were even more determined than ever to tie the knot. (Dec. 29)
Here's the latest for Tuesday December 29th: House votes to raise COVID relief payment; Biden says Trump administration is interfering with transition communications; Police bodycam video shows bombing aftermath; Southern California storm floods roads.
Los Angeles had its first significant storm of the season, but dry weather is expected for the next week.
December 27, 2020 10:26 PM Two "danger to life" flood warnings are in force Sunday morning in Cogenhoe, South Northamptonshire.
The potent storm is expected to bring strong winds, flooding rainfall, snow and severe thunderstorms to several states, after wreaking havoc across parts of the Midwest on Wednesday.
Hospitals are swamped with older patients after hurricanes, a new study finds, and researchers say civic leaders should plan for the regular increases revealed by the research.
With another Santa Ana wind event forecast in beleaguered Southern California this week, 2020 is turning into the wildfire season that just won't end.
[263Chat] Weather experts continue to issue warnings of a tropical storm that is building up in the Indian Ocean and could make landfall in Madagascar at the weekend and proceed towards the Mozambique Channel early next week.
It was a historic news year for the United States, with a pandemic causing global upheaval, a social justice movement gaining momentum after more killings of Black people at the hands of police, a deadly slate of wildfires and hurricanes and a presidential election that sowed divisions like no other. Here's how UPI's photographers captured it all in pictures.
The death toll from a powerful cyclone that battered the Pacific island nation of Fiji last week has risen to four, with one person missing, an official said yesterday.
The death toll from a powerful cyclone that battered the Pacific island nation of Fiji last week has risen to four with one missing, an official said Sunday.While Cyclone Yasa on Thursday spared the capital city, Suva, and the major...
A powerful cyclone hit Fiji overnight, killing at least two people and destroying dozens of homes in the Pacific island nation, authorities said today.
The San Salvador volcano is a gift of nature for the inhabitants of the capital who live at its foot, a gigantic green lung that gives them oxygen and fresh air. But it is also a curse. Down its slopes have come floods and landslides that have caused tragedy and death over the years. And […]
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SUVA (FIJI) - Super cyclone Yasa flattened entire villages as it tore through Fiji, but there were no initial reports of casualties, aid agencies in the Pacific island nation said Friday.
A powerful cyclone hit Fiji overnight, killing at least two people and destroying dozens of homes in the Pacific island nation, authorities said Friday.
Tropical Cyclone Yasa is edging closer to Fiji as the island nation braces for a catastrophic storm bringing towering waves, widespread flooding and destructive winds.
The National Emergency Operation ...
December 17, 2020 7:41 AM SUVA, FIJI (AFP) - Coastal villagers in Fiji were told to flee for higher ground on Thursday (Dec 17), amid predictions that super cyclone Yasa will generate monster waves of 16 metres when it hits the Pacific island nation.
[Monitor] Floods have cut off Villa-Maria-Kabulasoke road, connecting the districts of Kalungu and Gomba, leaving transport paralysed.
Cyclone Yasa has made landfall in Fiji, with wind gusts as high as 350km/h at its centre.
A state of natural disaster has been declared in Fiji and the nation has been told to prepare for incredibly ...
Storm surges are expected to bring waves up to 16metres.
A satellite image of the storm shows the huge snow cloud shaped like a beast hitting the US early Wednesday. Winter Storm Gail is set to hit this afternoon.
A severe cyclone brewing in the South Pacific has rapidly intensified, with winds gusting to 200km/h.
Forecasters say the huge storm could reach category-five strength and are warning Fiji to prepare ...
Please be prepared to evacuate if you live in a storm surge risk area.
December 14, 2020 5:00 AM SYDNEY • Just days after bush fires threatened a World Heritage site in Australia, thousands of people braced themselves for floods on the subtropical east coast, with beaches closed and residents being urged to sandbag their homes.
Northern New South Wales and south east Queensland are in the midst of the first La Nina rain storm of the season, with a month's worth of rain tipped to fall by Sunday.
[Ayin English] Floods are an annual issue for Sudan that impacts tens of thousands of people living close to the Nile. While Sudan has an early warning system in place, the governmental response has generally been reactive, limited to relief support following the disaster, rather than pre-emptive measures to mitigate the impending disaster. This needs to change, experts say, as future floods will only get worse.
[New Zimbabwe] GOKWE has been hit by flash floods following heavy rains which have been pounding the Midlands Province in recent days.
[New Zimbabwe] Victoria Falls -- This world-renowned resort town was Sunday morning hit by rare flash floods that affected houses in Mkhosana suburb following heavy rains.
Namibia has put 170 "high value" wild elephants up for sale due to drought and an increase in elephant numbers, the southern African country's environmental ministry announced on Wednesday.
Nearly a decade after wildfire damaged a rare squirrel's habitat, researchers are hunting for the animal and clues about how its habitat has changed.
December 02, 2020 10:52 PM COLOMBO (REUTERS) - Sri Lanka evacuated 75,000 people from homes on the east coast, where tropical cyclone Burevi, packing winds of 80km/h to 90km/h is expected to hit the island nation late on Wednesday (Dec 2).
Southern California utilities warned they may cut power this week to more than 300,000 customers as dry, gusty weather raises the threat of wildfire danger in the region.
The American Red Cross has provided record levels of disaster shelter this year as unprecedented hurricane and wildfire seasons forced massive evacuations and the COVID-19 pandemic made evacuees financially needy and reluctant to stay with relatives and friends.
Brace for messy weather — a major winter storm is heading for southern Yukon this Monday through Wednesday.
[Greenpeace] President Filipe Nyusi is set to embark on a trip to areas affected by Cyclone Eloise, as damages are being assessed in Mozambique and neighboring countries, after it struck three days ago.
[Govt of SA] The Department of Human Settlements has geared itself to assist various provinces and municipalities to deal with the damage anticipated as a result of Cyclone Eloise which has made landfall in neighbouring Mozambique. The South African Weather Service has warned of a tropical cyclone predicted to hit our neighbours and parts of South Africa by today, Sunday 24th 2021.
Dustin Byron Thompson is charged with stealing a coat rack during Capitol riots. Thompson, 36, of Columbus, Ohio was stopped by Capitol Police agents in the hours after the riot but he fled.
There's a winter storm warning for St. George, Zion National Park and other parts of southern and central Utah.
The highest elevations of the Southwest were the first to feel the effects of a storm that will spread a wide swath of snow, ice and rain from the nation's midsection to the East Coast into Wednesday.
January may go down as one of the weirdest months on the weather books, with a feast-or-famine rainfall picture that's left the south saturated - and the far north again in severe drought.
Rainfall totals ...
Forecasters say the drought in California and the southwestern United States is about to take a beating as one storm after another is expected to bring copious amounts of rain to coastal areas.
[AIM] Maputo -- Cyclone Eloise is on a course that will take it straight to the central Mozambican city of Beira, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC), operated by the United States navy.
People are urged not to "drive to see the floods" as thousands are told to leave their homes.
hurricane, national park Hurricane-force winds kick up new California wildfires, force closure of Yosemite National Park, knock out power to thousands
[Nyasa Times] Weather experts are warning of heavy rains in the country in what they say will be caused by Cyclone Eloise.
Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated and more than a dozen have been killed in recent days in flooding on Indonesia’s Borneo island, officials said Sunday.National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson Raditya Jati said floods brought by intense rains caused floodwaters as high as three metres.As of Sunday, 39,549 people had been evacuated and at least 15 had been killed due to floods that affected 10 districts and cities in South Kalimantan province on Borneo island.Separately,…
Biden's election has raised hopes in Central America — devastated by hurricane-driven floods, in addition to chronic issues of poverty and gang violence — that the incoming administration may ease policies for asylum seekers.
With piles of ice and snow still covering most streets of Madrid, the Spanish capital began yesterday grappling with the problem of garbage piled in the streets and tens of thousands of trees and branches blocking the pavement less than a week after Storm Filomena.
A powerful wind storm rolled through the Pacific Northwest, killing one person and leaving a trail of damage — including a highway shut down after a landslide and a tractor-trailer that was nearly blown off a bridge. More than 500,000 people lost power.
President Trump declares Utah a disaster area for September hurricane force winds.
Three deaths are reported as Storm Filomena dumps snow and triggers floods across the country.
Forecasters with the National Weather Service say a potent storm headed toward New Mexico could bring some much needed moisture to the drought-stricken state.
Much of the devastating flooding caused by 2017’s Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas may have been triggered by aerosol pollution released from nearby petrochemical plants
Storm and flash flood warnings have been issued for southern provinces through to Friday, with heavy rain forecast along the Gulf of Thailand coast.
January 03, 2021 3:33 PM One death has been recorded due to the floods.
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Cyclone Chalane is moving west across the Mozambique Channel and is expected to reach Beira tomorrow morning (Wednesday 30 Dec) with winds up to 100 km/h, as the cyclone picks up heat and energy from the warm Mozambique Channel. It is predicted to continue west into Zimbabwe Wednesday afternoon. The cyclone comes just 9 months after the devastating cyclone Idai. Chalane should be less damaging, but still with strong winds and heavy rain.
The coconut trees planted along the shoreline sheltered them from the storm surges.
Storm Bella swept across Britain and into northern France, leaving thousands of households without power on Sunday.Around 12,000 households in northern France are without electricity, with coastal regions of Brittany and Normandy worst affected, the AFP news agency reported, citing the network operator Enedis.The weather service Meteo France warned of strong gusts and high waves on the Atlantic coast, while the prefecture of the department of Manche on the English Channel urged caution because…
LONDON (AP) — Hurricane-force winds reaching up to 106 mph (170 kph) and heavy rainstorms battered parts of Britain on Sunday, disrupting train services and stranding drivers in floodwaters. The Isle of Wight saw Storm Bella’s strongest gusts hit 106 mph, while parts of the south coast of England and north Wales also saw gusts … Continued
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A couple are rescued by fire crews from a car submerged by flash floods in Norfolk.
December 23, 2020 11:05 PM CALIFORNIA (BLOOMBERG) - Southern California utilities could cut power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses on Christmas Eve as a possible wind storm raises wildfire risks from the Central Valley to the Mexican border.
With another Santa Ana wind event forecast in Southern California, 2020 is turning into the wildfire season that just won't end.
President Trump officially declared a federal disaster yesterday for 13 Oklahoma counties battered by a late October ice storm.
To Build Back from COVID-19, Don’t Overlook Informal Workers Comments | Add Comment | Print A street vendor in Tamil Nadu, India. Informal workers like these make up 88% of the work force. Photo by Yasagan/Wikimedia Commons The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread health and economic hardship, and it’s occuring in parallel to a year of climate-driven catastrophes.
East Africans face food shortages after the worst locust invasion in 70 years. Cyclone Amphan in eastern India caused an estimated $13.2 billion in damages and left 500,000 people homeless. Malnutrition is rising precipitously in Guatemala, following drought and coronavirus-related shutdowns, a problem compounded by flooding from Hurricanes Iota and Eta that have devastated the other parts of the...
Deo Raj never dreamt that he would live to see and experience the wrath of a category five cyclone. When the storm hit Vanua Levu, Mr Raj said it was
December 19, 2020 5:16 PM The two elderly women were killed when a landslide hit an area of Mahaplag town.
A powerful cyclone hit Fiji overnight, killing at least two people and destroying dozens of homes in the Pacific island nation, authorities said on Friday.While Cyclone Yasa proved terrifying for those in its path, there was a sense of relief in other parts of the country that the devastation wasn’t as widespread as many had initially feared.Vasiti Soko, the director of the National Disaster Management Office, said the cyclone hit with wind gusts of up to 345km/h (214mph).“We will continue to…
December 18, 2020 7:50 AM SUVA, FIJI (AFP) - Super cyclone Yasa flattened entire villages as it tore through Fiji, but there were no initial reports of casualties, aid agencies in the Pacific island nation said Friday.
A powerful cyclone pounded Fiji, killing two people, including a three-month old baby, and leaving a trail of destruction across the Pacific Island nation, authorities said on Friday.
SUVA: Super cyclone Yasa slammed into Fiji's second-largest island on Thursday, tearing roofs off buildings as it triggered flash floods and landslides in the Pacific island nation.
A powerful cyclone hit Fiji overnight, killing at least two people and destroying dozens of homes in the Pacific island nation
Fiji's government ordered a nationwide curfew on Thursday, including a ban on public transportation, with a potentially devastating cyclone expected to unleash powerful winds and flooding on the island nation within a day.
More than 60 million people were placed under weather warnings before Winter Storm Gail began blanketing areas from northern Virginia to New York City to southern Maine on Wednesday.
Fiji declared a state of natural disaster on Thursday, ordering its entire population to take shelter ahead of a nightly curfew as a potentially devastating cyclone approached the Pacific Island nation.
Fiji closed schools and urged people to stock up on emergency supplies on Wednesday to prepare for Cyclone Yasa, a Category 5 storm expected to bring high-speed winds and torrential rain to Fiji's two largest islands when it makes landfall on Friday.
Fiji has imposed a nationwide curfew after urging people near the coast to move to higher ground as the island nation prepares for a major cyclone to hit
A number of Fiji Airways and Fiji Link flights will be impacted due to projected adverse weather conditions associated with Severe Tropical Cyclone (TC) Yasa in the region. A number of domestic Fiji
The Fiji Bus Operators Association (FBOA) would like to advise that with the impending cyclone and deteriorating weather conditions, the travelling public should expect disruptions to bus services across the
The La Nina storm system has battered northern New South Wales and south east Queensland over the weekend, with more dangerous weather conditions forecast heading into Christmas.
As the energy from a powerful storm system slamming the West Coast slides east next week, it will become responsible for the next major winter storm for the United States.
[Dalsan Radio] The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has helped set up the Drought Operations Coordination Center in Garowe, which issues warnings to communities facing flooding and droughts, particularly farmers and herders.
With 30 named storms, 2020 will go down in the books as the most active season for Atlantic hurricanes, NOAA said today.
MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) – It took Luis Salgado years of manual labor to save enough money to open a small fresh produce store, so when torrential floods swept away $1,500 worth of apples, bananas and other fruits, he decided there was no longer a future for him in Honduras. Salgado had already been struggling to … Continued
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December 03, 2020 3:30 PM Cyclone Burevi hit Sri Lanka overnight, rattling the island nation but leaving it relatively unscathed on its way to southern India.
[New Zimbabwe] The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has assisted 10 222 households in tropical storm Cyclone Idai affected areas with agricultural inputs and cash transfers as part of its humanitarian assistance to alleviate hunger and diseases in the poor communities.
During the day Sri Lankan authorities evacuated over 75,000 people from homes on the east coast where cyclone Burevi, packing winds of up to 90 kph (56 mph) was set to hit. The island's disaster management centre advised those living near its path to stay indoors. Earlier in the day Athula Karunanayake, the chief of the meteorology department said the wind speeds could reach 80 to 90 kph (50 to 56 mph).
A record-setting Atlantic hurricane season has officially come to a close. On Monday, a group of Florida Keys residents staged a ceremonial burning of hurricane warning flags to mark the official end of the season. (Dec. 1)
The risk of coastal floods damaging or destroying low-income homes will triple over the next 30 years as rising tides and storm surges encroach on low-lying developed areas, according to new findings from the nonprofits Climate Central and National Housing Trust.
After six long months and 30 storms from Arthur to Iota, the record-shattering 2020 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends Monday.