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Beijing's Biggest Rains in 60 Years Kill 10

Some regions received as much as 18 inches of rain since yesterday

(Newser) - Beijing was hit by the worst torrential rains in 60 years yesterday, killing at least 10 people and trapping cars and buses in deep water around the capital, reports Sky News . Two people were killed when the roof of their home caved in, another by a downed power line, while... More »

3 Killed in Sudden NC Storm

Dozens of homes damaged, trees uprooted

(Newser) - Summer storms continue to take a toll on East Coast: In North Carolina, a sudden violent storm struck yesterday, uprooting trees and killing three people. One 77-year-old man was killed when a barn collapsed while he was inside, and a husband and wife died after a tree fell on their... More »

Dust Envelops Phoenix, Again

3rd big dust storm to hit region since July

(Newser) - Phoenix weathered a massive dust storm last night prompted by a string of thunderstorms. Thick trees were blown down as winds hit 60mph in some areas, the Arizona Republic reports. With power lines down, thousands lost electricity. Car windows were shattered and plane takeoffs and landings were halted for about... More »

Thirsty Southern Calif. Lets Rain Go Down Drain

This year's downpour could have supplied 130K homes

(Newser) - Thirsty Southern California imports water across hundreds of miles, and lately its resources have been tight—yet at the same time, it has a storm drain system to rush away billions of gallons of usable rainwater. Some 130,000 homes could have obtained a year’s supply of water from... More »

Rain, Wind Wallop Snow-Weary Mid-Atlantic

Hundreds of thousands without power after powerful Northeaster

(Newser) - Last month, the Northeast was smothered by blizzards. Now, it's waterlogged by torrential rains. The region mopped up today following a weekend storm complete with high wind and heavy rains that uprooted trees, downed power lines, and flooded some creeks and rivers. Five people died in storm-related accidents, and hundreds... More »

Rains Hinder Aid in Flooded Brazil

32 dead, 200k homeless as rescue teams mobilize

(Newser) - Brazilian soldiers and civil defense authorities are using boats, trucks and helicopters to tote food and water to scores of areas isolated by floods that have killed at least 32 people and left nearly 200,000 homeless. Rain continues to fall and meteorologists predict the bad weather could last for... More »

New England Pumpkin Crop Patchy After Summer Deluge

Heavy rains cut some yields by half due to bloating, rot and wash-outs

(Newser) - An unseasonably wet growing season has devastated the New England pumpkin crop, the Boston Globe reports. The rain has multiple effects, almost all bad: some overwatered gourds swell so much they burst, while beds are washed out and depleted of fertilizer, leading to undersized specimens. And “pumpkins are pollinated... More »

Grand Canyon Rescue Resumes

Helicopters continue to search for stranded campers

(Newser) - Rescue operations resumed this morning in the Grand Canyon, as helicopters airlifted campers and residents stranded by severe flooding, the Arizona Republic reports. Around 400 people have been evacuated since yesterday, and rescue workers are still searching for 11 tourists who remain unaccounted for—although the local sheriff says it’... More »

US Weather Hell: You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

Global warming will deliver decades of hurricanes, floods and heat waves

(Newser) - The US will suffer a wide range of increasingly extreme weather events in the coming decades as a result of global warming—from drought and excessive heat to wildly destructive hurricanes and record floods triggered by intense rains, reports the Washington Post. The grim prognosis was revealed in the latest... More »

A Million Flee Chinese Deluge

More flooding feared on Yellow River

(Newser) - More than a million Chinese have fled floods in the southern regions of the nation after some of the worst storms in decades. The deluge comes as China is reeling from a devastating earthquake. The situation is likely to get worse in the next few days with expected flooding along... More »

Midwest Flood Death Toll at 16

Flood crests expected over weekend; snow blasts Minnesota, Chicago

(Newser) - Storms that caused flooding across the country's midsection have killed 16 people, and bad weather remains a threat, the AP reports. A snowstorm battering Minnesota and Illinois grounded hundreds of flights, and forecasters predicted a 9-inch total. Thousands were forced into shelters as rivers continued to swell; in many states,... More »

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