Posts tagged as: storms

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).

 

Read more at abcnews.go.com


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


Aug

20
2014

36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima, Japan landslides 

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Rt.com reports that...

At least 36 people have been killed and 7 others remain missing after landslides caused by torrential rain hit the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Wednesday morning.

Hiroshima Prefecture police confirmed the Wednesday night death toll to AP,

“A few people were washed away and it is hard to know exactly how many are unaccounted for,” local government official Nakatoshi Okamoto told the agency.

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Aug

19
2014

Residents, motorists stranded by raging floods in Arizona

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Cbsnews.com reports that...

Crews rescued residents and motorists after a monsoon surge that brought extensive flooding to Arizona, trapped residents in their homes, closed a major freeway and paralyzed traffic on several streets, CBS affiliate KPHO reported.

Flooding in the Phoenix area forced authorities to close several major roads, including a portion of Interstate 17, while elsewhere firefighters rescued multiple motorists and a small trailer park was evacuated.

Read more at www.cbsnews.com


Aug

18
2014

Nepal and India floods leave many dead

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Bbc.com reports that...

At least 160 people are reported to have been killed in floods and landslides following days of torrential rain in Nepal and northern India.

In Nepal, officials said at least 101 people were known to have died after rescuers found four more bodies. More than 130 people are still missing.

In northern Indian states severe flooding after rainfall left at least 60 dead and entire villages marooned.

 

Read more at www.bbc.com


Aug

15
2014

Heavy storms kill 16 in northwest Pakistan

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Channelnewsasia.com reports that...

Heavy storms and rains on Friday (Aug 15) killed at least 16 people, including nine children, and injured over 80 others in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said.

The torrential monsoon rains damaged properties in the provincial capital Peshawar and its surrounding areas causing roofs and walls of houses to cave in – in some cases killing those inside.

Read more at www.channelnewsasia.com


Aug

13
2014

Swiss train derailed in landslide

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Bbc.com reports that...

A train has derailed after a landslide near the Swiss ski resort of St Moritz. BBC Weather’s Helen Willetts has the latest on the rain in that region.

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Aug

08
2014

Hurricanes and Typhoons churn the Pacific

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Bbc.com reports that...

Hawaii braced for a second major storm in three days while a typhoon nears Japan. A hurricane warning was issued for Hawaii for the first time in 22 years. Sarah Keith-Lucas reports for BBC Weather.

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Jul

31
2014

Landslide Buries Indian Village; at Least 30 Dead

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Abcnews.go.com reports that...

Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 30 people and trapping more than 150, authorities said.

Two days of torrential rains triggered the landslide early Wednesday, but national rescue personnel could not reach the stricken area in Pune district of Maharashtra state for several hours because of bad communications, dangerous roads and debris.

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Jul

28
2014

Fatal Strike a Rarity in “Lightning Proof” Southern California

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News.nationalgeographic.com reports that...

The lightning strike on popular Venice Beach in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon that left one person dead and 13 injured came in the midst of a thunderstorm that was highly unusual for the region.

Such storms normally miss the Southern California coast, but an unusual high-pressure system pulled in a hot, moist mass of air from the Gulf of California, which led to the lightning.

Read more at news.nationalgeographic.com