Posts tagged as: storm

Sep

20
2014

Typhoon Kalmaegi Kills 8 in China

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Ndtv.com reports that...

The death toll in the heavy rains triggered by typhoon Kalmaegi rose to 8 today, even as nearly 400 students were rescued from an inundated school in China’s southwestern Yunnan province.

Heavy rains caused by the typhoon, which is the 15th typhoon to hit China this year, since Wednesday have flooded 53 counties and cities in Yunnan, leaving 390,000 people affected and resulting in an economic loss of US$55.86 million.

Read more at www.ndtv.com


Sep

18
2014

Tropical Storm Odile Brings Floods to Southwest; Austin Also Deluged

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Nbcnews.com reports that...

While Tropical Storm Odile brought more floods to the Southwest, another storm system put parts of Austin, Texas, underwater, sparking several rescues. Crews were searching for one person swept away after their car was overcome with high water at 2 a.m. Thursday, according to a report by NBC affiliate KXAN. It was one of several rescues reported in the Texas capital after people had become trapped on or inside their vehicles in the flooded streets.

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Sep

18
2014

Polo becomes hurricane off Mexico’s Pacific Coast

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Reuters.com reports that...

Tropical storm Polo became a hurricane off Mexico’s Pacific coast on Wednesday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Centre said, with maximum sustained winds of almost 75 miles per hour (120 kph) expected to strengthen.

Polo was 180 miles (290 km) south of Manzanillo port on Wednesday evening and moving west north west at 10 mph (17 kph) along the coast. The NHC said that any deviation to the north could bring stronger winds to the coast.

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Sep

11
2014

Intense downpours flood Tokyo subway

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Bbc.com reports that...

Parts of Japan have seen very heavy rain over the past few months. Torrential rain turned rivers into raging torrents and brought transport to a standstill. Chris Fawkes reports for BBC World.

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Sep

06
2014

Pakistan: Death toll from floods reaches 110

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Cnn.com reports that...

Pakistani flash floods have killed 110 people and left nearly 150 others injured in recent days, authorities said Saturday.

The flooding, caused by monsoon rains, has also destroyed 650 homes, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s office said in a statement.

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Sep

06
2014

Hurricane Norbert slides up Baja coast, may bring rain to Southwest US

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Foxnews.com reports that...

Heavy rains brought by Hurricane Norbert prompted evacuations as the storm roared up the coast of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. Forecasters said the storm may help bring weekend precipitation to the parched U.S. Southwest.

Baja California Sur state Gov. Marcos Covarrubias urged people in vulnerable areas to evacuate and said travelers should stay off highways as the storm passed by. He said most government services would be closed or restricted, and schools in Los Cabos and La Paz were closed on Friday.

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Sep

03
2014

Tropical Storm Dolly Moves Ashore off Mexico Gulf

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Abcnews.go.com reports that...

Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Dolly threatened flash floods and mudslides in mountainous areas as it moved in from Mexico’s Gulf coast, where authorities had readied shelters and suspended school classes on Wednesday.

The U.S. Hurricane Center said Dolly was located about 30 miles (50 kilometers) south-southwest of Tampico early Wednesday morning. The storm’s maximum sustained winds were near 45 mph (75 kph) and it was moving to the west at 8 mph (13 kph).

The storm was expected to bring 5 to 10 inches (12 to 25 centimeters) of rain to states of Tamaulipas and Veracruz, along the Gulf coast and inland. Life-threatening flash floods and mud slides were possible in mountainous areas.

Tropical storm force winds extended outward up to 140 miles (220 kilometers) but weakening was expected over the next 24 hours as Dolly moves farther inland.

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Sep

02
2014

Flood hits the Balkans and China

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Bbc.com reports that...

Flash floods rip through parts of China while Dubrovnik sees a month’s worth of rain in one day. Susan Powell has more.

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Aug

25
2014

Hurricane Marie Grows Stronger in Mexican Pacific

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Abcnews.go.com reports that...

Powerful Hurricane Marie kicked high swells along Mexico’s northern Pacific coast on Monday, even as it weakened slightly to a Category 4 storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said it would likely raise waves along Southern California later in the week.

The Miami-based Hurricane Center in Miami said that Marie had sustained winds of up to 145 mph (230 kph) and was located about 465 miles (7505 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. It said the storm was moving west-northwest at 12 mph (19 kph).

 

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Aug

20
2014

PHOTOS: Storm Drops Feet of Hail on Mexico City

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Accuweather.com reports that...

A long-lived and intense thunderstorm dumped hail that ended up being measured in feet in some parts of Mexico City Sunday afternoon and evening.

City tunnels and roadways became impassable in some locations and emergency workers were forced into action to free vehicles and open roads. Heavy equipment was needed to clean up the hail, similar to the clean-up efforts needed after a blizzard.

Read more at www.accuweather.com