October 28, 2012 |
Airlines have canceled more than 7,400 flights as Hurricane Sandy nears major airports along the East Coast. About 1,200 flights were scratched for Sunday and more than 5,500 were canceled for Monday as airlines scrambled to prepare for a potentially severe storm. An additional 640 flights were dropped for Tuesday, according to FlightAware.com, an airline information service. Many of the cancellations involved flights coming or going to New York area airports, such as Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy.
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.
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.
June 12, 2005
Hank Homburg, of Orcutt, Calif., was on his way home from a family snowboarding trip in February when some severe clouds moved in. About 10 miles south of Bishop, Calif., on Highway 395, he shot this picture of a cottonwood tree aglow against the darkening sky, using a Kodak Digital EasyShare DX 6490. "It happened to be right before a storm was starting and the clouds were amazing," said Homburg, a Santa Barbara firefighter.
December 15, 2008 |
More than 570,000 customers still lacked power after the devastating New England ice storm that hit upstate New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine late last week. Utilities in hardest-hit New Hampshire said power might not be fully restored to the region until Thursday or Friday. President Bush declared a state of emergency for New Hampshire and nine of Massachusetts' 14 counties, directing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide relief assistance.
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December 23, 2010 |
Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles, Kings and Santa Barbara counties in response to destructive rains this week. State of emergencies were already declared in Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo and Tulare counties. The declarations came as work crews, residents and business owners traded sandbags for shovels Thursday to clean up after a week of storms that caused severe damage to at least 40 homes across Southern California and claimed one life.
November 6, 2012 |
LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. -- Voters in the New York metropolitan area went to the polls on Tuesday, wary about an upcoming storm and many still grappling with the damage caused by Sandy just over a week ago. The initial turnout was high in storm-hit areas where many people arrived at makeshift polling sites like the recreational vehicle parked in Little Egg Harbor. Ruth Ann Murray, 75, was staying in a shelter there after her home in Manahawkin was flooded--and has never missed an election.
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July 21, 2008 |
The National Weather Service issued flash-flood warnings for parts of San Bernardino and Kern counties Sunday as a monsoon-like storm swept through Southern California. In Palm Springs, an inch of rain fell in an hour Sunday morning, leaving about 4,500 people without power. In Barstow, traffic on several highways, including the 95 and 247, was jammed because of the flooding. Officials from the National Weather Service said the storms were isolated and expected to leave Southern California late Sunday evening.
August 20, 2012 |
Swimmer Diana Nyad was doing better on Monday after a tough night during her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. Nyad was hit by storms on Sunday, which blew her off course and into some jellyfish, which stung her. Nyad's last attempt, in 2011, was cut short because toxins built up in her system after multiple jellyfish stings. Nyad, 62, is trying to become the first person to swim across the Straits of Florida without a shark cage. Mark Sollinger, a Nyad representative, told NBC's"Today" show that things couldn't be going better for her. "Her stroke looks good, and we're moving in the right direction," he said.
August 28, 2012 |
BELLE CHASSE, La. -- The sounds of a small chorus singing "Happy Birthday to You" floated through Belle Chasse Auditorium on Tuesday as Allen Williams Sr. turned 93. He was surrounded by his family and scores of strangers living amid cots and small bundles of clothing in a shelter set up for people in the path of Hurricane Isaac. This wasn't the birthday celebration the large Williams clan had envisioned, but its members have learned not to dawdle when officials of Plaquemines Parish order evacuations.