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on North Carolina
Sep 23, 2023 6:30 AM CDT
Ophelia Lands on North Carolina
Tropical storm made landfall Saturday, with high winds, flooding expected there, Virginia, Maryland
- Tropical Storm Ophelia made landfall on the North Carolina coast early Saturday, and it's expected to bring damaging winds and dangerous surges of water, the US National Hurricane Center said, per the AP . The storm touched down near Emerald Isle at around 6:20am ET, with maximum sustained winds...
In Derna, Bodies in the Sea,
Others in Mass Graves
Sep 13, 2023 8:42 AM CDT
In Derna, Bodies in the Sea, Others in Mass Graves
Death toll in wake of storm Daniel stands at 5.3K
- The "sea is constantly dumping dozens of bodies," said a government official of the scene in Derna, Libya, where one estimate now puts the number of potential dead at up to 20,000, reports the
Wall Street Journal
gives a lower estimate of 6,000, though...
2023 Gets Its First
Category 5 Hurricane
Sep 8, 2023 6:11 AM CDT
2023 Gets Its First Category 5 Hurricane
Hurricane Lee strengthening, hits wind speeds of up to 160mph
- Hurricane Lee whirled through open waters toward the northeast Caribbean late Thursday, becoming the first Category 5 storm of the Atlantic season, the AP reports. Lee was not expected to make landfall although forecasters said tropical storm conditions are possible on some islands. Meteorologists said it was too early...
Lee May Soon Become
Sep 6, 2023 9:50 AM CDT
Lee May Soon Become 'Extremely Dangerous'
Tropical storm is set to evolve into a Category 4 or 5 hurricane by the weekend in the Caribbean
- At the moment, Lee is a mere tropical storm churning its way through the Atlantic. By later Wednesday, however, it could be upgraded to a hurricane, and by Friday, it's expected to transform into an "extremely dangerous" one, reports Axios . "There is high confidence that Lee will...
Feel Like It Was Hotter Than
Ever This Summer? It Was
Sep 6, 2023 8:26 AM CDT
Feel Like It Was Hotter Than Ever This Summer? It Was
July and August were the 2 hottest months globally on record
- Just how hot was it this summer?
hottest, according to the World Meteorological Organization. July 2023 was the hottest month ever measured globally, while August 2023 is the second hottest month, according to data shared Wednesday by the WMO and European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service, which has...
Sep 5, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Washed-Out Burning Man Turns Fatal
Police say death was not weather-related as exodus finally begins
- Event organizers started to allow revelers to leave Burning Man around 2pm local time Monday, though they urged people to hold off on leaving if they could to avoid traffic. Shortly after the exodus began, the wait time was estimated to be five hours long, the AP reports. Organizers also...
As Typhoon Haikui Rolls in,
Taiwan Shuts Down
Sep 3, 2023 7:33 AM CDT
As Typhoon Haikui Rolls in, Taiwan Shuts Down
Dueling storms hit China, Taiwan
- Taiwan suspended flights, rail transport, and ferry services along with classes and outdoor events and urged workers to stay home on Sunday as Typhoon Haikui churned across the southern part of the island. The AP reports that the typhoon made landfall in Taitung county on the Pacific-facing east coast around...
Barrels Into Florida
Aug 30, 2023 7:20 AM CDT
'Unprecedented' Idalia Barrels Into Florida
Hurricane made landfall as Category 3 storm along western Big Bend region
- Hurricane Idalia briefly strengthened to a dangerous Category 4 storm, then fell back to Category 3 status on Wednesday morning as it made landfall in Florida's Big Bend region, where it threatened to unleash massive rainfall and life-threatening storm surges as high as 15 feet. As it made landfall...
Idalia May Be Category 3
Hurricane When It Hits
Aug 29, 2023 6:45 AM CDT
Idalia May Be Category 3 Hurricane When It Hits
Tampa closes its airport in advance
- Idalia became a hurricane on Tuesday as it intensified on a path toward Florida's Gulf coast, with the National Hurricane Center warning of an increasing risk of life-threatening storm surges and winds over the next two days. Idalia is projected to have sustained winds of up to 120mph as...
Nearly 50% of Florida
Under State of Emergency
Aug 28, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Nearly 50% of Florida Under State of Emergency
State braces for hurricane as another wreaks havoc in Caribbean
- Tropical Storm Idalia, brewing off the east coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, is expected to become a hurricane on Tuesday and threaten the US soon after. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 40mph on Sunday when it was 95 miles from Cozumel, Mexico, and moving northeast at 3mph,...
After Wall of Fire,
Greece Finds 18 Bodies
Aug 22, 2023 12:20 PM CDT
After Wall of Fire, Greece Finds 18 Bodies
They might have been migrants
- Firefighters found the bodies of 18 people while scouring the area of a major wildfire in northeastern Greece burning out of control for a fourth day Tuesday. Authorities were examining whether the group might have been migrants who entered the country through the nearby border with Turkey, per the AP...
In the Middle of
a 5.1 Earthquake
Aug 21, 2023 3:30 AM CDT
In the Middle of California's Rare Tropical Storm, a 5.1 Earthquake
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Hilary was drenching the southern part of the state
- Tropical Storm Hilary drenched Southern California from the coast to inland mountains and deserts Sunday evening, prompting rescues from swollen rivers and forcing some of the nation's largest school districts to cancel Monday classes. Millions braced for more flooding and mudslides, even as the storm began to weaken, the...
Natural Disasters Hit
These States Most
Aug 19, 2023 7:30 AM CDT
Natural Disasters Hit These States Most
But it's good to be in New England
- If it seems like all you're doing lately is reading about wildfires, floods, droughts, tornadoes, mudslides, earthquakes, and on and on and on, well, you're not alone. While it might seem like natural disasters are inescapable, the folks over at WalletHub crunched some data—going back to 1980—...
Man Making Trek With Dad's
Ashes Meets Tragedy
Aug 9, 2023 11:15 AM CDT
Man Making Trek With Dad's Ashes Meets Tragedy
Texas' James Hendricks apparently died of heatstroke in Arches National Park
- It was meant to be an emotional but meaningful journey from Texas to the Sierra Nevada, where Austin local James Bernard Hendricks intended to spread his late father's ashes. Instead, his family is now dealing with a new tragedy, after Hendricks is believed to have succumbed to heatstroke during...
Hawaii Wildfires Force
People Into the Ocean
Aug 9, 2023 9:20 AM CDT
Hawaii Wildfires Force People Into the Ocean
The scene is described as 'apocalyptic' on the island of Maui
- Add Hawaii to the locales battling raging wildfires in the summer of 2023. But in this case, Hawaii's unique geography has led to an unreal consequence: Some people have had to literally jump into the ocean to escape the flames. Coverage:
The Coast Guard tweeted that it
Ran Late, So She
Paid $100K to
Run the Trains
Aug 8, 2023 1:19 PM CDT
Beyonce's Show Ran Late, So She Paid $100K to Run the Trains
Singer's tour ponied up cash to keep DC Metro running an extra hour after heavy rain, lightning
- Taylor Swift isn't the only superstar on tour who's plunking down big bucks to treat her people well: And while Swift's was a gift to the people who work on her tour, Beyonce's was a gift for fans just trying to home from her concert. As...
Across 10 States
Aug 8, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Massive Storms Cause Warnings Across 10 States
More than 29.5M people were under a tornado watch Monday
- At least two people died, thousands of US flights were canceled or delayed, and more than 1.1 million homes and businesses lost power Monday as severe storms, including hail and lightning, moved through the eastern US, the AP reports. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for the...
World Scout Jamboree
Just Got More Disastrous
Aug 7, 2023 10:54 AM CDT
World Scout Jamboree Just Got More Disastrous
After hundreds were sickened by intense heat, 36K kids will be evacuated ahead of a tropical storm
- South Korea will evacuate tens of thousands of scouts by bus from a coastal jamboree site as Tropical Storm Khanun looms, officials said Monday. As the AP reports, more than 1,000 vehicles will be used starting Tuesday morning to move 36,000 scouts—mostly teenagers—from the World Scout...
In Alaska, a Big Tourist Draw
Is Turning Into a Threat
Aug 7, 2023 9:40 AM CDT
In Alaska, a Big Tourist Draw Is Turning Into a Threat
Record flooding related to Mendenhall Glacier hits capital city of Juneau
- Three words no Alaskan wants to hear strung together: "record glacier flooding." But that's the current reality for residents of the capital city of Juneau, thanks to a famous glacier that sits above the city, reports Axios . The
frames the big picture after the weekend...
Decides to Cool Off
Jul 31, 2023 2:48 PM CDT
California Bear Decides to Cool Off
Burbank cops get called to respond to a bear chilling in a swimming pool
- Apparently, recalcitrant teenagers sneaking out after dark aren't the only pool-hoppers. In something of an answer to "how hot is it?," it was unbearable enough for a California black bear to break into a Burbank home and have himself a dip in the pool, reports CNN . With...
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