February 11, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Daylight Monday revealed damage done by a tornado that ripped through this southern Mississippi city the day before, sparing residents from major injury but destroying some homes and damaging scores more. At least 63 people were treated for storm-related injuries, and more than 200 structures were damaged by the storm, according to Kyle Hopkins, emergency operations manager of surrounding Forrest County. He told The Los Angeles Times that emergency managers were still tallying how many structures were destroyed.
December 26, 2012 |
A massive storm system upended post-Christmas travel plans Wednesday as it marched toward the Northeast after dumping snow and sleet on the middle of the country and producing tornadoes through the South on Christmas Day. The storm stretched from Michigan to Florida and had been blamed for seven deaths so far. The nation's airlines had canceled more than 1,800 flights and delayed more than 9,000 by at least 15 minutes, mostly into and out...
December 25, 2012 |
A Christmas Day tornado touched down west of downtown Mobile, Ala., on Tuesday afternoon, knocking down trees and power lines and damaging property. No injuries were immediately reported. Amateur video of the twister showed a funnel churning through the city, occasionally illuminated by exploding electrical transformers. The Mobile Fire Department said it had received reports of downed limbs, power lines, gas leaks and damage at Murphy High School inside the city . The department tweeted that it had not been "overwhelmed" by calls.
November 26, 2012 |
Tired of reading about all the terrible things in the world? Then this is your lucky day. Because I have a good-news story for you. It's about wood. OK, I'll grant you, that's not on the order of “Cure discovered for cancer” or “World peace at hand” or even “Stores offer free Christmas stuff.” But hey, these days, you take your good news where you find it. So, let me take you back -- one year ago. It was a week many Southern Californians won't forget, as a severe windstorm ripped through the area, tearing up roofs, toppling power lines -- as many as 350,000 people lost power for up to a week -- and downing trees.
November 13, 2012 |
With criticism mounting and thousands of Long Island residents still waiting for power to be restored, the head of the Long Island Power Authority has resigned, the utility announced Tuesday night. The announcement came hours after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo created a 10-member commission to investigate utilities' response to Superstorm Sandy , and Long Island residents filed a class-action lawsuit against the authority for its handling of the storm. Residents there have also launched online petitions to have the state take away the utility's license to operate, protested outside its headquarters and called for an investigation.
November 7, 2012 |
Residents in New York and New Jersey on Wednesday braced for the arrival of a nor'easter expected to pelt the region with more rain, high winds and coastal flooding even as the Superstorm Sandy recovery is underway. The storm, carrying gusts of 60 mph, was moving north and east over the mid-Atlantic, according to the National Weather Service. Coastal flooding advisories were posted for parts of New Jersey along with high-wind warnings for parts of New York and Long Island. “A low-pressure system off the mid-Atlantic coast will continue to strengthen as it moves north on Wednesday, bringing rain, snow, and/or a mixture of precipitation to areas across the northern mid-Atlantic and Northeast, as well as wind gusts as high as 60 mph along the coast,” the Weather Service warned . “Snowfall across interior sections of New England could approach 6-12 inches.