A powerful storm system is expected to bring strong straight-line winds, hail, heavy rain, and tornadoes stretching from tonight St. Louis, MO down to Galveston, Texas through Wednesday.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared statewide emergency after storms rolled across Louisiana Thursday.
Battling powerful storms the last four days, the Middle East is pounded with hail, rain, and snow which left at least 11 people dead.
A series of disturbances continue to hit parts of the west coast of the United States. Rainfall totals will likely exceed 12 inches in some areas, and flooding is a huge concern. Meanwhile, many areas have experienced hurricane force wind speeds. The pattern will continue to impact the Pacific Northwest through this weekend.
A dangerous superstorm hit Brisbane, Australia as lightning and winds knocked out powerlines and left more than 6,000 homes without electricity. The storm "turned day into night" as it swept through the area. One witness reported that "it came quickly and then it left." A weather alert was posted by more »
Hurricane Isaac has caused the levee at Port Louis/Guste Island to break prompting St. Tammany Parish officials to start search and rescue operations. Officials said that 10 to 11 inches of water is reported in some streets and that 56,000 homes are without power. At 1 p.m., the center of more »
Gov. Bobby Jindal's cheif coastal advior said a decision will be made later today on whether the levee on the east bank of Plaquemines Parish should be deliberately breached to relieve flood water pressure on it from Hurricane Isaac. This action would be the last resort if other means more »
Two people died and more than 100,000 customers are without power in New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania after severe weather swept through the region late Thursday.
A superstorm is barreling along the East Coast and expected to hit New York City in the next few hours with warnings of tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and hurricane-strength winds. A tornado touched down in the city of Elmira, in north-west New York State at 4.15 pm local time. Emergency more »
Provisional data indicates that it was the wettest June since 1860, a spokesman for MeteoGroup said. It was also the dullest since 1909 and the coldest since 1991. Average rainfall over England and Wales, including an estimated figure for June 30, was 157mm – 231% of the average for more »
Giant twelve foot tall waves hit the northern side of the famous Shore Temple at Mamallapuram, Tuesday evening, leaving the historic monument flooded in three feet of water. Temple is located 60 km from Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Shore Temple overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. The more »
Torrential rain and hail the size of golf ball struck north-western China this weekend. Roads were blocked, houses collapsed, farmland destroyed and power supplies and telecommunications services disrupted by the extreme weather, said Xu Guangyao, director of the county’s civil affairs bureau. From China’s Hunan province came reports that more »
Fears that a levee holding back the swollen Murrumbidgee River would fail eased Tuesday as water levels began falling after nearly 9,000 people fled their homes in Australia’s flood-hit southeast. Floods have hit three eastern states this week, sweeping two men to their deaths after they attempted to cross waterways in cars while inundating hundreds of homes and causing millions of dollars in damage.
Australian emergency services Monday ordered thousands more to evacuate a New South Wales town threatened by rising floodwaters, as the crisis claimed a second life when surging water swept a car off the road. Days of heavy rain have hammered the eastern states of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, swelling rivers, flooding farmland and forcing the closure of bridges and roads
Australia’s flood crisis deepened Monday, with hundreds more forced to flee their homes in the rich agricultural land of the southeast and a second death as a car was swept off the road in Queensland. Days of heavy rain have hammered the eastern states of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, swelling rivers, flooding farmland and forcing the closure of bridges and roads
Hundreds of families were evacuated Sunday as a low pressure area brought more rains in southern Philippines resulting to flash floods, a senior government official said. Undersecretary Benito Ramos, executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), said a flash flood occurred in three villages more »