Tag: Rain

Manila Airport Shut as Typhoon Kammuri Hits the Philippines

More than 43,000 people have been evacuated and schools in six provinces have suspended classes as the eastern islands of the Philippines were lashed Tuesday by heavy rains from Typhoon Kammuri after it made landfall late Monday. The storm, packing wind gusts as high as 150 miles per hour, was battering the Philippines on Monday […]

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N.Y.C. Weather Updates: Snow Creates ‘Sloppy Rush Hour’

With more rain and snow expected on Monday night, officials in and around New York City were cautioning that the worst effects of a winter storm could be yet to come. “It’s going to be a really sloppy rush hour this evening,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference. At around 2:30 p.m., […]

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Winter Storm Bringing Sloppy and Slippery Conditions to New England

Millions of people in the Northeast, including holiday travelers trying to make their way home, were bracing Sunday for the first significant winter storm of the season — a system that left heavy snow and rain in the wake of its transcontinental path east. The storm started on the West Coast as a “bomb cyclone” […]

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Two storms leave 50 million under winter alert as travelers return from Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving travelers return home Sunday, two powerful storms on each side of the country have left about 50 million under some kind of winter weather alert. Airlines have delayed flights across the country on what is expected to be the busiest travel day in the US. American, Delta and other airlines issued travel waivers for those who want […]

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3 Children in Arizona Are Missing After Vehicle Is Swept Away in Creek

The authorities in Arizona were searching on Friday for three children after a vehicle in which nine people were riding was swept away in a flooded creek in Gila County, officials said. The Gila County Sheriff’s Office responded at around 4 p.m. to a call about a vehicle with seven children and two adults that […]

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A Wet Year Causes Farm Woes Far Beyond the Floodplains

The damage from the destructive spring flooding in the Midwest has been followed in parts of the country by a miserable autumn that is making a bad farming year worse, with effects that could be felt into next spring. Even the widespread flooding in the spring was worse for many farmers than the images of […]

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Imelda’s Toll in Texas: Flooding, Deaths and Fears About a Bridge

As the remnants of the former Tropical Storm Imelda moved north on Friday, residents in southeast Texas were assessing the damage from a storm that unexpectedly brought an onslaught of rain and flooding and became one the top 10 wettest storms in United States history. The unrelenting rain took many residents by surprise. The storm […]

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Texas Hit by ‘Catastrophic Flooding’ From Imelda; Hundreds in Need of Rescue

Tropical Depression Imelda continued to deluge southeast Texas on Thursday, pounding some areas with up to 35 inches of rain and causing devastating flooding that shut down highways, forced chaotic evacuations and left stranded residents waiting for rescue by boat or by air. The storm, which passed over Houston on Wednesday, slammed the area around […]

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Tropical Storm Imelda Approaches Houston

Tropical Storm Imelda made landfall in southeastern Texas on Tuesday afternoon and began moving slowly toward Houston, as schools canceled classes and forecasters warned of heavy rain and “life-threatening flash flooding.” Heavy rain was already falling in parts of Houston on Tuesday evening. The National Hurricane Center said that Imelda was expected to dump six […]

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Potential Tropical Storm Threatens Bahamas Rescue Efforts

A potential tropical storm is brewing in the Atlantic and by late Friday could threaten areas of the Bahamas recently devastated by Hurricane Dorian, forecasters warned. The new storm is not expected to pack nearly the destructive power of Dorian, a Category 5 hurricane that killed at least 50 people and left widespread damage across […]

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Waiting for the Monsoon, Discovering a Brain Tumor Instead

I routinely give titles to my journals, in which I have long recorded interviews, appointments, odd thoughts and cris de coeur. My journal commencing June 17, 2019, is called, “Waiting for the Monsoon.” The Indian summer has always fascinated me, and I was in New Delhi, experiencing its climactic extremes firsthand. Summer is when the […]

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How We Create Our Catastrophes

Over the past 167 years, 40 percent of all hurricanes that scored direct hits on the United States struck Florida. So it shouldn’t be surprising that Dorian, the latest storm to emerge from the Atlantic, has drawn a bead on Florida’s east coast. As of now, it is expected to land somewhere there on Tuesday […]

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Why Hurricane Dorian’s Conditions Are Nearly Perfect to Devastate Florida

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Every single county in Florida has declared a state of emergency as Hurricane Dorian, which picked up strength after largely missing Puerto Rico, barrels toward the entire state. Had Dorian, expected to make landfall at a Category 4 storm, hit Puerto Rico […]

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Algae That Can Kill Dogs Is Discovered in 3 N.Y.C. Parks

The green sludge appeared in New Jersey’s largest lake in June, ruining a usually bustling season of lakeside leisure. Then in July, it surfaced across lakes in the Pacific Northwest and along the entire Mississippi seacoast, forcing the closure of the state’s beaches. Now, the green-blue blooms of toxic algae have been found in lakes […]

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Photos Show the Devastation of Monsoons Ravaging India and Pakistan

NEW DELHI — Furious monsoon rains pounded India and Pakistan over the weekend, wiping away entire villages, submerging cities and leaving civilians desperately crouching on rooftops and, in one instance, frantically clutching onto a construction crane for rescue. In the south Indian state of Kerala, nearly 290,000 people were displaced from their homes from Thursday […]

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Powerful Typhoon Kills at Least 13 in China

BEIJING — A powerful typhoon killed at least 13 people in China after making landfall on the east coast early Saturday and moving north toward Shanghai, state media reported. The storm, Typhoon Lekima, also destroyed at least 200 homes and left 16 people missing, according to the reports. It made landfall as a super typhoon […]

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Powerful Typhoon Bypasses Taiwan and Heads Toward China

BEIJING — A super typhoon that forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights veered north of Taiwan on Friday and headed toward China, where officials issued a red alert along coastal areas. Typhoon Lekima is expected to hit Zhejiang Province in eastern China on Saturday, and possibly veer north toward Shanghai, where cruise ships have […]

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Algae Bloom Fouls N.J.’s Largest Lake, Indicating Broader Crisis

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] LAKE HOPATCONG, New Jersey — Around Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey’s largest lake, workers have been laid off, sailing lessons canceled and summers ruined. The reason: clouds of electric-green algae in the water, blooming in quantities never before recorded. State […]

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Is N.Y.C. Ready for the Next Sandy?

Weather: Dry and sunny, with a high in the low 80s. (A pleasing forecast, considering the recent heat and rain.) Alternate-side parking: In effect until Aug. 11. ImageCreditBryan Anselm for The New York Times Days after dangerously high temperatures revealed the frailty of New York’s power grid, intense thunderstorms overwhelmed parts of the drainage system. […]

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