November 10, 2009 |
Reporting from Verapaz, El Salvador, and Mexico City -- The hill-ringed town of Verapaz is now a wasteland of fallen boulders, thigh-deep mud and broken little houses. Rescue workers and desperate residents dug amid the debris Monday for signs of those people still missing a day after severe flooding and landslides left at least 136 dead across El Salvador. Verapaz, a bean- and coffee-growing town of 6,000, was one of the worst-hit spots. Earth and boulders poured down the side of Chichontepec volcano in a thunderous wave, burying some homes and inhabitants.
June 7, 1986 |
A freak summer storm hit Moscow on Friday with two inches of rain--half the total expected in June--falling in one hour in some areas, Tass news agency reported.
April 9, 1995 |
A storm that unleashed a deluge of rain killed three people and forced the evacuation of 4,000 people from Pergamino, about 130 miles northwest of Buenos Aires, civil defense forces said Saturday.
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June 6, 1989 |
The first tropical storm of the season in the eastern Pacific has been downgraded to a tropical depression and probably will dissipate within 24 hours, the National Hurricane Center said Monday. The storm, named Adolph, was centered Monday about 1,400 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California.
March 31, 2008 |
A powerful storm, including a possible tornado, swept through a trailer park in the northwest part of the state, injuring two women, authorities said. The storm tore the roofs off trailers, downed trees and flipped one mobile home onto its side, said Siggie Silve, the patrol chief for the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office.
September 3, 2011 |
Burning Man , the mash-up of art, music and "radical self-reliance" in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, will light up its signature Big Burn of the Man at 9 p.m. PDT Saturday. Tickets sold out for the first time in the festival's 25 years, so those who couldn't get access to Black Rock City (population right around 50,000) for the big event likely will be watching on the live streaming webcast . The website is chock-full of all that happens at Burning Man, but my favorite story so far was posted Thursday on the Burning Blog by John Curley, who has been in attendance since 2004: "The Burning Man guide book will tell you that love on the playa is a complicated thing.
November 2, 2012 |
The Lakers have donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist victims of super storm Sandy . “Although the devastation caused by this hurricane was thousands of miles from Southern California, we consider the Lakers to be part of a much larger community, and we wanted to do our part to help the recovery of those affected,” said Janie Drexel, director of charitable services. Additionally the team has promised to match up to an additional $50,000 of donations from fans, bringing their total contribution to $100,000.
November 7, 2008 |
Hurricane Paloma churned toward the Cayman Islands and Cuba with winds of about 75 mph. Forecasters say the storm could become a major Category 3 hurricane by Saturday as it approaches Cuba. A hurricane warning was in effect for the Caymans, where the storm could dump up to 8 inches of rain, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
October 29, 2012 |
NEW YORK - At least eight people were killed by massive storm Sandy as it moved inland after roaring ashore in New Jersey with 80 mph winds Monday night. Floodwater swamped New York City, pouring into subway tunnels and filling the enormous construction site where the World Trade Center was destroyed in 2001. Much of Lower Manhattan was plunged into darkness after exploding transformers cast a rosy glow against the gloomy sky. New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said the downed power lines had sparked numerous fires.
August 27, 1986 |
Five people were feared drowned today as the tail-end of Hurricane Charley swept Britain with torrential rains and fierce winds. Three people were reported missing and feared drowned in Scotland and two in Wales.