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Where Hurricane Florence Stacks Up in Terms of Rainfall

It's not No. 1

(Newser) - Florence itself is finally out of the Carolinas, though flooding dangers are nowhere near done. Wilmington, NC, for example, remains essentially cut off from the rest of the state , though large military trucks and helicopters were able to provide some relief to those stuck in the city, which is normally... More »

Mayor: '99%' Chance Landslide Victims Are Dead

But mayor vows to keep digging

(Newser) - A Philippine mayor said Monday that it's unlikely any of the dozens of people feared buried in a huge landslide set off by Typhoon Mangkhut will be found alive, though rescuers are still digging through the massive mound of mud and debris covering a chapel where they'd taken... More »

SC Couple Died Running Generator Inside House

Death toll at 13, as National Hurricane Center warns of 'catastrophic' flooding

(Newser) - A South Carolina couple died not from the wrath of Florence, but rather from carbon monoxide poisoning after running a generator inside their home, reports the AP . Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard said 63-year-old Mark Carter King and 61-year-old Debra Collins Rion were found in a Loris home... More »

Destruction in Its Wake, Typhoon Slams Into China

Building seen swaying in Hong Kong amid winds of up to 118mph

(Newser) - Typhoon Mangkhut, which CNN labels "the world's strongest storm this year," barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 36 people dead and dozens more feared buried in a landslide. Ahead of the massive... More »

Typhoon Wreaks Havoc in Philippines, At Least 12 Dead

Mangkhut is headed toward Hong Kong next

(Newser) - Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the northern Philippines with destructive winds and heavy rain that set off landslides and destroyed homes on Saturday, leaving at least 12 people dead, as Hong Kong and other parts of southern China braced for the powerful storm, per the AP . The most ferocious typhoon to hit... More »

See What a Flood Surge of 9 Feet Looks Like

Thanks to augmented reality

(Newser) - The unwelcome Florence has almost arrived. The Category 2 hurricane is due to make landfall in North Carolina on Friday with devastating consequences , and the Washington Post reports that flooding already has begun. See the National Hurricane Center for the latest, including projections on rainfall and wind along the storm'... More »

Florence Warning: 'Do Not Focus on Wind Speed Category'

It's now a Category 2, but 'disaster is at the doorstep, and it's coming in'

(Newser) - Hurricane Florence has lost a bit of steam, but that doesn't mean the Carolinas are out of the woods. The BBC reports that wind speeds have come down to 110mph, reslotting the hurricane into the Category 2 category from a Category 3, per a National Hurricane Center advisory... More »

Hurricane Florence's Projected Path Makes 'Unusual' Shift

The storm may turn left

(Newser) - Hurricane Florence is still expected to make landfall in the Carolinas, but from there the path may be changing. USA Today reports the storm had been predicted to amble northward but may now instead slow and twist toward the left, putting South Carolina in greater jeopardy (see this map ).... More »

East Coast, Here Comes Florence

Carolinas, Virginia bracing for hurricane later this week

(Newser) - Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike a direct and dangerous blow anywhere from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic region later this week, reports the AP . Florence crossed the 74mph threshold from tropical storm to a hurricane Sunday morning. Forecasters in the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Florence was expected... More »

Happy Ending for Boy Swept Underwater in Wisconsin Floods

He nearly drowned in drainage ditch, but was rescued

(Newser) - An 11-year-old boy nearly drowned in a waterlogged Wisconsin drainage ditch before an eagle-eyed firefighter pulled him to safety after another round of storms pounded the southern half of the state. The Calumet County Sheriff's Office said the boy was playing with friends in a flooded drainage ditch after... More »

After 'Biblical' Rains, Hawaii Breathes a Sigh of Relief

Hurricane Lane dumped almost 4 feet of rain on some parts of the islands, but moves off

(Newser) - A once-powerful hurricane twisted and drifted away from Hawaii, leaving behind heavily saturated ground on the Big Island and many residents on other islands relieved it didn't wreak more havoc. Firefighters on the Big Island rescued 39 people from floodwaters through early Saturday as the island grappled with the... More »

Barreling Toward Hawaii, Hurricane Lane Now a Category 5

Residents are preparing

(Newser) - Hawaii residents rushed to stores to stock up on bottled water, ramen, toilet paper, and other supplies as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding, and high surf as a strengthening hurricane continued to churn toward the state. On Tuesday night, the National Weather Service announced that Hurricane... More »

Backstreet Boys Show Proves Dangerous

14 injured in Oklahoma after storm blows entrance trusses over

(Newser) - At least 14 people have been injured and transported to hospitals after trusses holding up the entrance to a resort where the Backstreet Boys were set to begin a concert in Oklahoma collapsed. WinStar World Casino and Resort says in a statement Saturday that the resort began an evacuation at... More »

Melting Roofs, Buckling Roads, and Deaths in Global Heat Wave

Record-setting temps have been set around the world over the past week

(Newser) - A city in Oman set a heat record last week, but it's not the only place registering record-setting mercury. The Washington Post lists the places worldwide that have been experiencing never-before-recorded heat over the past week, caused by heat pressure or heat domes across the Northern Hemisphere. In North... More »

National Guard Rescues 140 Trapped Campers

Floating bears also a problem in Montana floods

(Newser) - Helicopters rescued people stranded as severe storms swept the Rockies and the Midwest, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain Bible camp for two days. Campers attending the Montana Wilderness School of the Bible near the small town of Augusta were lifted out Thursday after a washed-out road... More »

Flood Warnings Issued as Alberto Churns Inland

Forecasters say storm is still a potential menace

(Newser) - The soggy remnants of Alberto are spreading rain deeper into the nation's midsection after downing trees, triggering power outages, and causing scattered flooding around the South. Forecasters say what's left of the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is still capable of causing flash flooding, the... More »

'Once in 1K Years' Flood Hits Maryland City Again

Governor declares state of emergency

(Newser) - After floods devastated Ellicott City in 2016, killing two people, it was called a "once in 1,000 years flood." But the Maryland city around 13 miles west of Baltimore was hit Sunday by flooding that was even worse than 2016. Flooding that the National Weather Service called... More »

'Mother of All Thunderstorms' Hits UK

Up to 20K lightning strikes recorded in overnight storm

(Newser) - British meteorologists say up to 20,000 lightning strikes hit the UK during a powerful overnight thunderstorm, reports the AP , and a London-area airport is reporting flight disruptions after an aircraft refueling system was damaged. London Stansted Airport said Sunday that a lightning strike had rendered the fueling system "... More »

A Brutal Storm, a Toppled Tree, Then: 'My Daughter, My Daughter'

11-year-old among at least 4 dead after extreme tri-state weather

(Newser) - A powerful storm across the tri-state area claimed the lives of at least four people Tuesday, including an 11-year-old girl crushed by a tree as her mom unloaded a vehicle outside their home in Newburgh, NY. The top half of the black SUV was flattened. "The mother was on... More »

This City Endured a 122.4-Degree Day. It's Likely a Record

Temp in Nawabshah, Pakistan, on Monday may have been highest global figure in April ever

(Newser) - A city in southern Pakistan was the absolute hottest destination in April—and by "hottest," we're talking temps, not trends. In fact, Nawabshah registered the highest reliably documented temperature in the month of April ever, anywhere on the planet, per the New York Times , which noted the... More »

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