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Deadly Storm Finds a New Target

New England, New York, and parts of Pennsylvania are up next

(Newser) - A deadly winter storm that has been tormenting travelers across the US since before Thanksgiving moved to the Northeast on Sunday, packing one last punch of snow and ice as people made their way home after the holiday weekend, the AP reports. The National Weather Service predicted more than a... More »

Dallas Station: Sorry We Delayed Tornado Warning for Football

'We know that seconds matter'

(Newser) - A Dallas TV station has apologized for taking six minutes to decide that a tornado warning was worth interrupting coverage of the Cowboys game over. NBC affiliate KXAS issued a statement admitting that although its meteorologists were tracking thunderstorms Sunday night, they delayed breaking into programming when a tornado warning... More »

Tornado Destroys Homes, Businesses in Dallas

NWS says it touched down near Love Field Airport

(Newser) - A major search and rescue operation is underway in Dallas, where a tornado accompanied by violent thunderstorms touched down Sunday night, leaving a trail of destruction over 17 miles. Homes and businesses were destroyed and at least three people were hospitalized with storm-related injuries, the Washington Post reports. Authorities say... More »

Japan Typhoon Death Toll Hits 53

Hagibis caused more than 200 rivers to overflow

(Newser) - The toll of death and destruction from a massive typhoon that tore through central and northern Japan continued to climb Tuesday, as the government said it was considering approving a special budget for the ongoing disaster response and eventual reconstruction. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a parliamentary session that the... More »

Denver Temperature Drops 64 Degrees in 18 Hours

It was city's largest-ever October temperature drop

(Newser) - To go from summer to winter, you usually have to go through fall first. Or you could live in Denver. The city recorded one of the biggest temperature changes in its history this week, with the mercury going from a balmy 83 degrees Fahrenheit at 3pm Wednesday to a frosty... More »

Coming Typhoon Like One That Ravaged Japan in 1958

Hagibis could bring 2 feet of rain to Tokyo area

(Newser) - With a powerful typhoon expected to bring 2 feet of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area this weekend, Japan's government warned people Friday to stockpile supplies and evacuate before it's too dangerous. The Rugby World Cup and other events were canceled for Saturday, and flights and... More »

Amid Dorian's Wreckage, a Miracle Find

Volunteer helicopter pilot finds small village of survivors in the rubble

(Newser) - "He had this intuition that he had to fly back over," says Angela Johnson of her helicopter pilot husband Justin's sense that he had to return to a debris field on Little Abaco Island. Justin Johnson was volunteering in the wake of Hurricane Dorian's destruction, and... More »

'Catastrophic' Dorian Hits Category 5

US East Coast braces for massive slow-moving storm

(Newser) - Hurricane Dorian has intensified to a Category 5 storm, capable of inflicting catastrophic levels of destruction, as it closes in on the northern Bahamas. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday that Dorian's maximum sustained winds have increased to 160mph, up from 150mph. It is moving west... More »

'Extremely Dangerous' Dorian Could Hit Mar-a-Lago

Former Canada PM 'rooting for a direct hit'

(Newser) - They're battening down the hatches in Florida, where Hurricane Dorian is forecast to make landfall as a Category 4 storm on Labor Day—and President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort is in its potential path. The Palm Beach property is around 100 miles south of Melbourne, which is at the... More »

As Puerto Rico Braces for Dorian, 2 Jabs From Trump

Tropical storm expected to pass over or near the island

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Dorian is threatening Puerto Rico with a direct hit at near-hurricane force on Wednesday and forecasters say it could strengthen further as it approaches the US mainland. The storm is expected to pass over or near Puerto Rico, with landslides, widespread flooding, and power outages possible in what... More »

3 Ferries Capsize, With Multiple Casualties

Boats overturn in bad weather in the Philippines; dozens rescued

(Newser) - Multiple people died and dozens others were rescued when three ferry boats separately capsized in bad weather Saturday between two central Philippine island provinces, the coast guard said. Coast guard spokesman Armand Balilo said it's not immediately clear if there were passengers or crewmen missing after the inter-island ferries... More »

Bad News for Notre Dame? Europe's Record-Breaking Heat

Historical architect worries that soaked stone walls could dry too quickly, collapse

(Newser) - Europe is sweltering amid a heat wave that's overheating bodies and breaking records, with the AP reporting that people were cooling off in any handy body of water including public fountains and the sea. The Guardian reports that the Netherlands and Belgium both broke all-time heat records in what... More »

Cops: It's Too Hot to Commit Crime

Police in Braintree, Mass., would appreciate it if you would break the law when it's cooler outside

(Newser) - Baby, it's hot outside and the fine officers at the police department in Braintree, Mass., really do not feel like dealing with your criminal shenanigans until "Monday when it's cooler." CNN reports on the department's cheeky Facebook post, which encouraged "anyone thinking of doing... More »

Barry Drenches Gulf Coast, but Spares New Orleans

Storm weakens, but could still cause disastrous flooding elsewhere

(Newser) - Weakened but still potent, Barry inundated the Gulf Coast but appeared unlikely to deluge New Orleans as it continued its slow advance. Still, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Saturday urged residents across south Louisiana to stay "vigilant," warning that Barry could still cause disastrous flooding across a wide... More »

Mississippi River Could 'Overtop' New Orleans Levees in Coming Storm

City braces for expected hurricane

(Newser) - Louisiana declared a state of emergency Wednesday as a severe storm swamped New Orleans and a possible hurricane was on its way. NOLA.com 's headline for its photo story: "New Orleans underwater." In a separate piece, NOLA.com reports the Mississippi River is expected to rise... More »

Thunderstorms Cut Power, Bring Damaging Winds

Trees fall on buildings, interstate across South

(Newser) - Potent thunderstorms have been blamed for one death and left hundreds of thousands of people without power across the southern US — and fierce winds walloped parts of several states as new storms formed Thursday, the AP reports. Fallen trees ripped down power lines and crashed into buildings along a... More »

Farmers Drown Their Sorrows in Beer and Fried Chicken

Illinois farmers gather for a 'Prevent Plant Party'

(Newser) - Illinois farmers gathered to tell their tales of woe Thursday at—of all places—The Happy Spot. With heavy rains and record floods forcing them to leave millions of acres unseeded, corn farmers gathered with sellers of equipment, chemicals, and seed at the Deer Grove restaurant to swap stories over... More »

After Vicious Storm Near Kansas City, a New Record

12th straight day that at least 8 tornadoes were reported to National Weather Service

(Newser) - A vicious storm tore through the Kansas City area Tuesday, spawning tornadoes that downed trees and power lines, damaged homes, and injured at least a dozen people in the latest barrage of severe weather that saw tornado warnings as far east as New York City, the AP reports. Parts of... More »

Tornadoes Leave Trail of Destruction Across Ohio, Indiana

Crews used snowplows to clear an Ohio highway

(Newser) - A rapid-fire line of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight, packed so closely together that one crossed the path carved by another. The storms strew debris so thick that at one point, highway crews had to use snowplows to clear an interstate, the AP reports. At least half... More »

First, the Siren. Then the Calm. Then Came the Twister

At least 2 killed as tornado roars through Okla. town, leveling mobile home park, motel

(Newser) - A likely tornado killed at least two people as it destroyed a motel, roared through a mobile home park and caused significant damage in the Oklahoma City area, officials said Sunday. El Reno Mayor Matt White said that "there have been two fatalities at this point in time,"... More »

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