Tag: Rain

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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Storms Bring Floods and Power Failures to Weary N.Y. and N.J. Residents

In the last 10 days, New York City has seen a blackout in Manhattan, power failures in Brooklyn and Queens and an oppressive three-day heat wave. Then, on Monday night, a thunderstorm brought weary New Yorkers fierce winds and heavy rains that wreaked havoc, causing flash floods across the city and suburbs. Parts of the […]

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Flooding in Riverside Park: Good for Ducks. Bad for Amtrak Trains Below?

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Visitors to Manhattan’s Riverside Park sunned themselves on a bench after a recent rainstorm, admiring the sweeping view of the Hudson River. Behind them, two ducks were also enjoying the sunshine, coasting along the surface of an enormous puddle […]

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Death Toll Grows From Floods and Landslides Across South Asia

The death toll mounted Monday from flooding and landslides caused by torrential weekend rains in India and Nepal, as China reported record flooding in its rivers and aid workers in Bangladesh scrambled to secure a huge refugee camp that was inundated by mud and water. The hardest-hit country appeared to be Nepal, where the police […]

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Tropical Storm Live Updates: Barry’s Drenching Rains Still a Menace

ImageA bar in Mandeville, La., along Lake Pontchartrain was flooded as Tropical Storm Barry made landfall on Saturday.CreditJohnny Milano for The New York Times Moving slow and still raining hard on Sunday The center of the storm was about 80 miles southeast of Shreveport, La., early on Sunday morning, and not going anywhere in a […]

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Washington Area Hit by Heavy Rains and Floods

Torrential morning rains unleashed chaos in the nation’s capital on Monday, turning Metro stations into indoor showers and sending flash floods through suburban neighborhoods, where the authorities said they had mounted dozens of water rescues. The National Weather Service said on Monday that a flash flood warning was in effect for the District of Columbia, […]

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In the Midwest, Relentless Floods Dredge Up ‘Shadow’ of 1993

DAVENPORT, Iowa — In downtown Davenport, where the overflow from the Mississippi River is lapping at a new taproom in the heart of downtown, weary business owners cannot get another flood from years ago out of their minds. Three hundred miles downriver, in Valmeyer, Ill., some of those who stuck around in the lowlands after […]

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