October 11, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for parts of Southeast Los Angeles County as heavy thunderstorms moves into the area. The warning extends to 6:30 p.m. and covers such areas as Monterey Park, East Los Angeles, Huntington Park and Montebello. The NWS said the storm could produce two inches of rain in an hour. Southern California is expected to be hit by rain Thursday evening, causing potential problems from the evening commute. More soon.
June 26, 2012 |
Tropical Storm Debby continued its eastward track on Tuesday, bringing nasty rains and flooding to northern Florida, where many roads -- including a major highway -- were forced to shut down. For a tropical storm, Debby was taking baby steps, moving at about 3 miles per hour as it shifted from the Gulf of Mexico toward northern Florida, where landfall was expected late Tuesday or Wednesday. Though the storm appeared stuck, its effects -- flooding and high winds -- were being felt along the Florida Panhandle and the western coast.
June 25, 2012 |
Low-lying neighborhoods in northern Florida remained threatened by possible flooding on Monday as Tropical Storm Debby slowly worked its way through the Gulf of Mexico. Fierce winds and heavy rains lashed the Sunshine State, causing flooding in several areas and warnings to residents to seek higher ground. The storm seemed to be stalled or moving but slowly from its perch in the waters of the gulf. Drenching rains and a slow-moving storm center mean that parts of Florida could get 10 to 25 inches of rain in the coming days, forecasters said.
March 20, 2012 |
A tornado touched down in San Antonio, striking from the leading edge of a severe weather system expected to move through about half a dozen states today. Flooding and more twisters were possible, officials said. Flood warnings were posted from eastern Texas through the lower Mississippi Valley, according to the National Weather Service. "Severe thunderstorms" were possible "for today into tonight from portions of Arkansas into eastern Texas, Louisiana and extreme southwestern Mississippi,” the weather service said.
March 13, 2012 |
Four southern Louisiana parishes were under a state of emergency Tuesday after heavy rains poured through the region, causing flash flooding. According to the governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness , a state of emergency was declared in Acadia, St. Landry, St. Martin and Lafayette parishes. No injuries were reported, but at least 77 residents had to be rescued from high water in Carencro , a town in Lafayette Parish, the state agency said.
December 19, 2011 |
The death toll from a devastating late-season storm in the southern Philippines rose Sunday to more than 700 after massive floods washed away entire villages, drowned residents who had been sleeping and swept victims out to sea, authorities said. Hundreds remained missing as beleaguered rescue workers patrolled the Philippine Sea off Mindanao Island in search of bodies. Officials attributed the rising toll from Typhoon Washi to the unlucky confluence of such factors as the absence of a flood warning, high tide, darkness and a false sense of security.