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2 States Head Into Emergency Mode as Nor'easter Hits

Severe weather could pound parts of New York, New Jersey for next several days

(Newser) - As California starts to pull out of the combo bomb cyclone/atmospheric river that slammed parts of the state over the weekend into Monday, residents on the opposite coast are now dealing with their own severe weather. The governors of both New York and New Jersey have declared states of emergency...

Rare 'River in the Sky' Could Slam Parched California
'Bomb Cyclone,' Meet
'Atmospheric River'

'Bomb Cyclone,' Meet 'Atmospheric River'

2 big weather events set to converge Saturday into Sunday on West Coast, and it likely won't be pretty

(Newser) - Update: As if California didn't have enough to not look forward to this weekend, warnings of a potentially rare "atmospheric river" are now being joined by ones for a hurricane-strength "bomb cyclone," which takes place when a low-pressure system's central pressure plummets 24 millibars or...

Condo Searchers Carry On Through Rain, Wind

4 more bodies found, bringing total to 32

(Newser) - The discovery of four more victims in the rubble of a collapsed Florida condominium building raised the death toll to 32, officials said Tuesday as a ramped-up search effort faced new threats from severe weather with Tropical Storm Elsa. Lightning forced rescuers to pause their work for two hours early...

For 7th Year in a Row, Hurricane Season Starts Like This

Thanks to subtropical storm near Bermuda, it's 7th year in a row that named storm formed before June

(Newser) - Subtropical storm Ana formed in the Atlantic Ocean early Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Ana was the first named storm in the Atlantic this year, though hurricane season doesn't officially start until June 1, per the AP . Ana was located about 200 miles northeast of Bermuda, with...

South Braces for More
Tornadoes Slam
Alabama, Killing at Least 5

Tornadoes Slam Alabama, Killing at Least 5

And the severe weather in the South is not over

(Newser) - A string of deadly tornadoes roared through Alabama on Thursday, toppling trees, demolishing homes and knocking out power to thousands, part of a broad swath of violent weather sweeping across the Deep South, the AP reports. At least five fatalities and an unknown number of injuries were reported. The confirmed...

It Killed Dozens in Philippines. Now It's Headed to Vietnam

Almost half a million people are preparing to evacuate as Typhoon Vamco barrels their way

(Newser) - Vietnamese authorities on Saturday ordered some 460,000 people in the country's central region to be ready for evacuation ahead of Typhoon Vamco, after the storm killed at least 42 people and left 20 others missing in the Philippines, state television reported. The typhoon, which is forecast to hit...

Coast Battens Down Ahead of New Storm
Coast Battens Down
Ahead of New Storm

Coast Battens Down Ahead of New Storm

Beta closes in on Texas and Louisiana

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Beta on Sunday was making a slow crawl toward the shores of Texas and Louisiana, stirring worries about heavy rain, flooding, and storm surge across the Gulf Coast. Beta was one of three named storms whirling in the Atlantic basin during an exceptionally busy hurricane season, the AP...

'Potentially Catastrophic' Laura Barrels Toward 2 States
National Hurricane Center
Has a Dire Warning

National Hurricane Center Has a Dire Warning

It says the storm surge from Hurricane Laura will be 'unsurvivable'

(Newser) - Hurricane Laura is now a Category 4 storm, and it's headed right toward Texas and Louisiana. And the warning that the National Hurricane Center has for some who live in those states is a dire one. It tweeted Wednesday: "Unsurvivable storm surge with large and destructive waves will...

A Bad Hurricane Season Just Got Worse

Forecasters change predictions for storm activity ahead

(Newser) - Already smashing records, this year's hyperactive Atlantic hurricane season is about to get even nastier, forecasters predict. In the coming months, the AP reports, they expect to run out of traditional hurricane names and see about twice as much storm activity as a normal year. The National Oceanic and...

Storm That's Already Set a New Record Churns Toward Fla.

Isaias is the earliest 'I' hurricane of any recorded hurricane season

(Newser) - The earliest "I" storm of any hurricane season is barreling toward the US Southeast, with Florida first in its path. Fox News reports that Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for all of the Florida's counties along the Atlantic shoreline as Hurricane Isaias makes it...

2.6M Forced to Flee Super-Cyclone —in a Pandemic

Amphan makes landfall around India-Bangladesh border

(Newser) - A process is underway to move 2.6 million people from isolation to shelters in India and Bangladesh with a super-cyclone making landfall. Amphan, the first super-cyclone in the Bay of Bengal since 1999, has already claimed one life as it plowed into the India-Bangladesh border on Wednesday morning. A...

Massive Cyclone Is Bearing Down on 2 Nations

Amphan, headed toward India and Bangladesh, is 2nd super cyclone ever to form over Bay of Bengal

(Newser) - A powerful cyclone was moving toward India and Bangladesh on Tuesday as authorities tried to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing. Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall on Wednesday afternoon, and forecasters warned of extensive damage from high winds, heavy rainfall, tidal waves, and some flooding in...

Tornado Lifts House, Drops It on Road
Tornado Lifts House,
Drops It on Road

Tornado Lifts House, Drops It on Road

Storms across the southeast leave at least 33 dead

(Newser) - Amidst the tornadoes that ripped through the southeast Sunday and Monday, a scene reminiscent of the Wizard of Oz: A Georgia home was torn from its foundation and flung 50 to 100 yards away, where it landed, intact, in the middle of a road. No one was inside at the...

'This Is Not How Anyone Wants to Celebrate Easter'

14 said to be dead after storms course through the South

(Newser) - Easter Sunday closed in a fury in the South, where strong storms left at least seven people dead in Mississippi. Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency there, citing tornadoes that had hit. He tweeted , “This is not how anyone wants to celebrate Easter. As we reflect on...

Britain Sounds Red Warning After Storm Dennis Hits

Parts of Wales receive a month's worth of rainfall in 48 hours

(Newser) - Storm Dennis hammered Britain on Sunday, bringing a month's worth of rain in just 48 hours to parts of South Wales, which bore the brunt of the country's second severe storm inside a week. Rivers across Britain burst their banks, and a number of severe flood warnings remained...

Passenger Plane Tops 825mph. Yep, 825mph

British Airways can thank Storm Ciara

(Newser) - Flightradar24 says you can fly from New York to London in 6 1/4 hours. British Airways just set a new record by doing it in a stunning 4 hours and 56 minutes, CNN reports. The Boeing 747 went overnight from Saturday to Sunday and beat the times of two...

4 Dead Amid Severe US Storms
9 Dead Amid
Severe US Storms

9 Dead Amid Severe US Storms

Louisiana takes the brunt of it so far

(Newser) - Severe storms sweeping across parts of the US South were blamed Saturday in the deaths of at least nine people, including two first responders, as high winds, tornadoes, and unrelenting rain battered a large area of the region, the AP reports. Storm-related fatalities were reported in icy weather in Texas,...

Storms, Tornadoes Strike South
Storms Tear Through South

Storms Tear Through South

Tornado takes roof off school just after children are evacuated

(Newser) - Powerful storms smashed buildings, splintered trees and downed power lines Monday around the Deep South, leaving one person dead as the dangerous mix of thunderstorms and suspected tornadoes raked the region. Forecasters issued multiple tornado watches and warnings and some cities opened shelters as a cold front collided with warmer...

Powerful Storm Is on the Move
Deadly Storm
Finds a New

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...

This Is Arizona—and That's Not the Half of It

From California up through the northern midwest, it looks like winter

(Newser) - Wintry weather bedeviled Thanksgiving weekend travelers across the US on Saturday as a powerful and dangerous storm moved eastward, dumping heavy snow from parts of California to the northern Midwest and inundating other areas with rain, the AP reports. A 5-year-old boy died and two other children were missing in...

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