Tag: Storms

Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Puerto Rico as a CAT4

UPDATE: Hurricane Maria made landfall Wednesday morning as a strong Category 4 storm in southeast Puerto Rico, near the city of Yabucoa, the National Hurricane Center said. At landfall, Maria had sustained winds of 155 mph, just 2 mph short of Category 5 status. It was the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in…

FEMA Predicts 30,000 Texans Will Need Shelter In Harvey Aftermath

At a news conference Monday morning, FEMA Administrator Brock Long said that Tropical Storm Harvey will likely drive at least 30,000 people to temporary shelters as record floodwaters inundate Houston and a widening area of Texas. “This disaster’s going to be a landmark event,” Long said. More than 30 inches of rain have fallen in…

Tropical Storm Harvey Strengthens As It Approaches Texas

BREAKING: UPDATE… Harvey is expected to make landfall as a Category 3 hurricane. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LIVESTREAM Tropical Depression Harvey in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico strengthened into a tropical storm on Wednesday, with top sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. Now-Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to continue growing more powerful as…

Tropical Storm Emily Forms In The Gulf Of Mexico Off Coast Of Florida

Tropical Storm Emily formed Monday morning just west of Tampa, and is expected to move inland across the state, the National Hurricane Center said. Emily’s maximum sustained winds increased to near 45 mph as of 8 a.m. ET. Little change in strength is forecast until landfall occurs later Monday. Tropical-storm force winds extend up to…

‘Never Trump’ GOPers Wants Committee To Investigate Russia And Trump

Democrats in Congress have long argued that the ongoing intelligence committee investigations into Russia’s interference in the presidential election and the Trump campaign’s ties to the Kremlin are unlikely to get to the bottom of the issue. Now a group of “Never Trump” Republicans are planning to pressure GOP leaders to establish a bipartisan select…

Flights, School Canceled As Winter Storm Hits Northeast

Airlines canceled thousands of flights on Monday as the Northeast braced for a fast-moving winter storm expected to hit parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut with up to two feet of snow by early Wednesday. The storm, Stella, began hitting the East Coast from Washington, D.C., to New York with ice and…

Spicer: Trump To Donate Salary At End Of Year

President Donald Trump will allegedly donate his presidential salary to an undetermined charity at the end of the year, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters during a Monday press briefing. In November, Trump promised to forgo the $400,000 salary, telling 60 Minutes that “I’m not going to the take the salary.” However, federal…

National Weather Service Warns Of Powerful Northeast Snowstorm

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for northern New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, and New York starting Monday evening, as a powerful late-winter nor’easter approached, threatening to dump up to 18 inches of snow in some areas, with parts of Massachusetts possibly getting up to two feet of snow on Tuesday. Much of…

Report: 18 Dead in Southern Storms, Tornadoes [VIDEO]

At least 18 people have been killed in the last two days in sweeping storms that have hit Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. Tornadoes hit Georgia early Sunday morning, killing at least 15 people and injuring two dozen. Others died in Mississippi from tornadoes. More tornado watches have been issued for Monday in the Southeast…

6 Dead in Louisiana Flooding, 10,000 in Shelters [VIDEO]

The federal government has declared a major disaster in southern Louisiana after massive flooding killed six people, destroyed homes, and left 10,000 in shelters, Gov. John Bel Edwards said. The four parishes hit the hardest in flooding that began Friday include Tangipahoa, St. Helena, East Baton Rouge, and Livingston. Nearly 20,000 people have been pulled…

Kansas Wildfire Burns, Severe Storms Strike Indiana, Florida [VIDEO]

About one inch of snow fell on parts of Kansas and Oklahoma on Easter Sunday and officials say the precipitation provided a boost to their efforts to contain a wildfire described as the largest in Kansas history. The fire began last week in Oklahoma and spread north to Kansas. Oklahoma Forestry Services, a division of…

4 Killed in Severe Storms in Virginia [VIDEO]

Virginia State Police said four people, including a 2-year-old boy, were killed after violent storms and tornadoes tore through the state and along the East Coast on Wednesday. The boy and two men, ages 50 and 26, were killed when a reported tornado destroyed their mobile home while the body of a man who had…

43 Dead In Massive Storm-Tornadoes Weather [VIDEO]

A severe storm has claimed the lives of 24 people in Missouri. This hasty severe weather has originated deadly tornadoes in Texas, intense flooding in the Midwest and blizzard conditions in New Mexico. “The storm system will gradually pull away by Tuesday, but flooding and treacherous travel could (linger) into midweek,” the National Weather Service…

7 Killed in Severe Storms Across U.S. [VIDEO]

At least seven people were killed Wednesday in a deadly storm system that swept across the South and Midwest. Several tornadoes touched down in Indiana and Mississippi, where three people were killed. Two more people died in Tennessee in the unseasonably warm storm weather, while a tree blew over onto to a house in Arkansas…

12 Dead In Terrific SC Flooding; Obama Declares Disaster [VIDEO]

SC’s crucial rainstorm is over but the flood waters may continue to rise, officials said. Statewide the epic flooding led to the breaching of 18 dams and 12 lives were lost during the course of the storm. Officials urged residents to remain indoors if they were safe and warned that rivers may continue to rise…

California Storm Hits South After Drenching North [VIDEO]

A dangerous storm system blamed for two deaths in Oregon, thousands of power outages in Washington, and flooded roadways in the Bay Area that kept many from work and school, pushed into the southern California and caused mudslides and evacuations, officials said. Avalanches of mud and debris blocked part of the Pacific Coast Highway in…

Pineapple Express Storm to Drench California

A storm forecast to be the strongest since October 2009 is expected to hit the Pacific Coast region on Wednesday, delivering as much as nine inches of rain in Northern California. Blizzard warnings have been issued for the Lake Tahoe area, where as much as three or four feet of snow could fall. The storm…

Storm stronger than Sandy heads for Alaska, bringing cold to U.S. [VIDEO]

An explosive storm surpassing the intensity of 2012’s Superstorm Sandy is expected to reach Alaska’s western Aleutian Islands over the weekend and bring unseasonably frigid temperatures to much of the U.S. next week. What remains of Typhoon Nuri is moving northeast from off the Japanese coast and is mixing with cold air and the jet…

[VIDEO] Rare Solar Storms Now Hitting Earth, Could Disrupt Technology

A rare double burst of magnetically charged solar storms will hit Earth Thursday night and Friday, raising concerns that GPS signals, radio communications and power transmissions could be disrupted. Individually, the storms, known as coronal mass ejections wouldn’t warrant special warnings, but their unusual close timing and direct path toward Earth spurred the National Oceanic…

Dust storm knocks out power for thousands in Phoenix area

Power was knocked out for more than 10,000 people on Friday evening after a massive dust storm moved through the Phoenix area. Visibility was reduced to less than a quarter of a mile in some areas as the storm, reportedly 2,000 feet high, hit the region. Photo: A large dust storm moves through the Phoenix…

Severe weather hits New York

Severe weather hit New York City on Wednesday, bringing lightning and heavy rain. Many Twitter users shared dramatic photos of lightning striking city skyscrapers. In Brooklyn, flooding made several streets impassable. During a thunder shower, the facade inside an underpass of the Brooklyn Bridge collapsed, injuring five people. All injuries were minor, officials said. Photo:…

At least 4 dead after Iran dust storm

At least four are reported dead after a massive dust storm hit Tehran, Iran, on Monday. The event was called ‘unexpected and rather unprecedented’ by Fars News Agency. Photo: A view of Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 2, 2014, while a flash dust storm hits the Iranian capital. (AP/Ebrahim Noroozi via The Weather Channel) [weather channel]

Powerful Storm Hits California

Resident Dennis Madvig checks the condition of his street as mudslide flows down the 18800 block of Hicrest Road and Sierra Avenue as the winter storm hit Friday morning. A powerful storm from the Pacific Ocean brought rain and snow Friday, helping drought plagued Southern California, but threatening foothill communities with mudslides. [zuma]

Officials: 10,000 feared dead after Typhoon Haiyan hits Philippines

The death toll in the Philippine city Tacloban could top reach 10,000 following Super Typhoon Haiyan, a senior police official said. Elmer Soria, regional police chief, said he was told by the Leyte provincial Gov. Dominic Petilla that there approximately 10,000 deaths on the island from collapsed buildings and floods. Photo: A resident walks by…

Colorado Hit By Deadly Flash Floods

The National Weather Service issued a civil emergency message for the Boulder, Colorado, area as heavy rains caused homes to be swept away in deadly flash floods that left hundreds evacuated and dams at-risk. The flooding turned fatal when 1 person was killed near Jamestown, Colorado, after a building collapsed as a result of heavy…

Multiple Tornadoes In Oklahoma Leave 5 Dead

Multiple tornadoes in the Oklahoma City area killed at least 5 people and left around 98 others injured on Friday night. A mother and her baby are among the dead. The latest outbreak of tornadoes in the area last night hit just 11 days after a tornado slammed the suburb of Moore, Okla., leaving 24…