Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared statewide emergency after storms rolled across Louisiana Thursday.
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 »
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 »
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 »
Photo courtesy of NOAA Storm Prediction Center Saturday is shaping up to be a day of severe weather with a strong chance of tornadoes. Residents in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas should take precautions to prepare for the possibility of severe weather. According to NOAA's website, there is a 30% or more »
At least two people were killed late Friday in Brazil’s southeastern state of Rio de Janeiro due to a heavy downpour, which triggered mudslides and interrupted traffic, media reported. The newspaper Folha reported that one person had been found dead in the wreckage of his collapsed house in the community of Teresopolis.
Colliding jet streams over Indonesia could be the cause of flooding in Tennessee and tornadoes in Alabama.
A strong storm moving across Turkey brought bitter cold temperatures, heavy rain, strong winds and snow to many residents. Temperatures dropped several degrees throughout Turkey on Friday. Five lakes froze in Gümüşhane when temperatures dropped to 13 degrees (Celsius) below zero. Temperatures were lowest in Turkey’s eastern provinces, with more »
Strong wind storms are wrecking havoc in many parts of the world: Canada, United States, New Zealand, Finland, Sri Lanka, Scotland, and Norway. Senior Meteorologist at TWS calls these events a once in a decade event and are monitoring the situations closely.
At least 700 homes were destroyed and eight people died following a heavy downpour in Durban. According to the SA Weather Bureau, 2.4 inches (62.6 mm) of rain fell last night with November already having 8.2 inches (209.6 MM) for the month of November. A landslide took the life more »
Heavy rain Sunday (November 20) caused a large portion of a California road to collapse, leaving a gaping hole in a cliff-side. A 900 foot (274 meter) section of the road south of Los Angeles crumbled and fell into the Pacific Ocean. The road had already been closed to pedestrians more »
A five day holiday began on Tuesday to allow residents in Bangkok and the surrounding areas the chance to escape floods has been authorized by authorities in Thailand. Evcuations have been ordered in some areas where a protective wall gave way. The cabinet declared October 27-31 a holiday more »
More than 90 people have been swept away by raging flood waters in Central America due to heavy rains. An estimated 700,000 people have been displaced by floods and landslides following as much as 47 inches of rain in the past week. This is three times the monthly average for more »
The United Nations reported Tuesday that more than 700 people have perished and another eight million have been affected by the heavy flooding across Southeast Asia. Thailand has been the hardest with 315 people killed while Cambodia reports 247 and the Philippines reporting over 100 since July. The monsoon rains more »
Authorities in Algeria say torrential downpours have killed at least 10 people and ruined hundreds of homes. Bridges and roads have been badly damaged. Several days of heavy rain triggered the floods and officials say another storm is due. The country’s meteorological service had warned about strong thunderstorms across more »
Historic flooding is taking place across Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey due to the remnants of what was Tropical Storm Lee. Rivers are nearing levels that haven't been seen since Hurricane Agnes in 1972. Portions of Pennsylvania and other northeastern states continue to receive heavy rain and roads more »