Stories tagged: storms
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 9:18 p.m.
Rescuers ‘searching for a miracle’ in California mudslides
More than two full days after mudslides ravaged the coastal town of Montecito, the search for the missing became an increasingly desperate exercise Thursday, with growing doubts about whether anyone …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
13 dead in Southern California as rain triggers mudslides
At least 13 people were killed and dozens of homes were swept away or heavily damaged Tuesday as downpours sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
U.N. chief: Scientists say extreme storms will be ‘new normal’
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is heading to the hurricane-battered Caribbean, where he says scientists predict the extreme storms of this year’s hurricane season “will be the new normal of a …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
Scientists say Harvey may be the soggy sign of future storms
By the time the rain stops, Harvey will have dumped about 1 million gallons of water for every man, woman and child in southeastern Texas – a soggy, record-breaking glimpse …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Trump signs disaster declaration for Oregon winter storms
President Donald Trump signed a disaster declaration for damage done by January storms, making federal assistance available in four Oregon counties.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Powerful storms cause damage, flooding in Midwest
Several hundred people evacuated their homes early Thursday in the small western Wisconsin community of Arcadia as heavy rain sent a creek over its banks.
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
Tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, Texas no injuries reported
Officials say a tornado has touched down in a rural area of southwestern Oklahoma with no injuries or damage reported.
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 7:45 p.m.
President approves Washington storms disaster declaration
President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Washington state to address damage from late January and February storms that brought flooding, landslides and mudslides. Spokane County was one …
UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
Inslee seeks FEMA aid for storm damage
Gov. Jay Inslee asks for federal aid to help cover costs of winter storms.
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Tornado kills 2 in Louisiana; state put on ‘high alert’
A tornado flipped a mobile home Sunday in Louisiana, killing a mother and her 3-year-old daughter as a storm system with hurricane-force winds crawled across the Deep South, damaging homes …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
Severe storms in forecast for U.S. much of this week
The springtime severe weather season is ramping up with damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes in the forecast nearly every day this week, including in parts of Kentucky, Mississippi and …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Storms could spawn tornadoes across parts of Midwest, South
Forecasters are warning of severe storms as a powerful weather system moves across the central United States. The bullseye for some of the most fearsome weather – including possible tornadoes …
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Hundreds of homes damaged in tornado-laden Midwest storm
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, said dozens of tornadoes struck overnight in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Illinois. The National Weather Service was assessing the exact number and strength …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Thousands return home as flood waters recede in California
Thousands of people evacuated from a flood in San Jose, California, returned home Thursday amid warnings to be careful about hygiene and handling food that may have come into contact …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Evacuations ordered amid heavy Northern California rain
Evacuations were ordered in Northern California on Monday and flash-flood warnings were issued elsewhere as downpours swelled creeks and rivers to potentially dangerous levels in the already soggy region.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
California getting soaked with series of heavy storms
Winter’s run of snow and rain goes another round with the West as the first in a series of storms soaks much of California and icy conditions close schools in …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Hundreds of Nevada homes evacuated in floods along mountains
Hundreds of homes were evacuated in northern Nevada, and stranded motorists were pulled from cars stuck on flooded Northern California roads as thunderstorms arrived as part of a massive winter …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 8:41 p.m.
Storms kill 4, damage buildings across Southern states
A powerful storm system that moved across the South on Monday killed four people in Alabama and left a trail of damage over several states, officials said.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
Gardening: Prepare your garden for winter storms
It looks like we dodged the windstorm last weekend. It changed course slightly and stayed further off the coast than predicted, thereby lessening the wind damage. While this one missed …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
Tropical systems stacking up; too soon to say where they’re going
A tropical wave pointed toward the islands and South Florida is threatening to intensify while a second wave just off the coast of Africa became the season’s seventh tropical depression …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 6 p.m.
3 dead, 6 missing after Army truck swept away in Texas flood
Three soldiers were killed and six were missing after an Army truck was washed from a low-water crossing and overturned Thursday in a rain-swollen creek at Fort Hood, a spokesman …
Sat., May 28, 2016, 8:24 p.m.
Lightning strike hits birthday party in Paris; child in critical condition after bolt
Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down upon a children’s birthday party, a …
Sat., May 21, 2016, 9:39 a.m.
73 dead, scores missing in weeklong Sri Lanka storms
Sri Lanka’s government on Saturday raised the death toll from landslides and heavy flooding around the island nation to 73, as soldiers continued searching for scores of people missing since …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 8:54 a.m.
Weather Service: Virginia tornado had winds of up to 165 mph
Storms systems brought tornadoes to the East Coast – killing four in Virginia – heavy snow that canceled hundreds of flights in the Midwest and power outages that left hundreds …
Sat., March 14, 2015, 12:21 a.m.
Vanuatu residents remain in shelters after massive cyclone
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Many residents in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu were forced to hunker a second night in emergency shelters after venturing out Saturday only to find their homes damaged …
Mon., Jan. 5, 2015, 5:40 p.m.
Storms pummel western Washington
HOQUIAM, Wash. (AP) — A weekend storm blasted parts of western Washington with torrential rain that caused landslides and flooding, including in one neighborhood in Hoquiam where water washed out …
Sat., Oct. 18, 2014, 4:47 a.m.
More bodies spotted on Nepal trekking trail
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A rescue helicopter spotted nine more bodies Saturday on a trekking trail in northern Nepal, bringing the death toll to 38 from this week’s series of …
Sat., Sept. 6, 2014, 4:01 a.m.
Monsoon rains kill 110 in Pakistan, 108 in India
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains and flash floods have killed 110 people in Pakistan and 108 people in India, officials said Saturday, as forecasters warned of more rain in …
Thu., Aug. 14, 2014
Damage from windstorms still challenges some homeowners
Most of the Spokane area was just about done cleaning up after the last storm when the National Weather Service issued a new thunderstorm warning Tuesday morning. The previous storm …
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014, 6:56 a.m.
Tropical Storm Iselle makes landfall on Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — The first storm in a one-two punch heading for Hawaii clamored ashore overnight Friday as a weakened tropical storm, while a second system close behind it strengthened …