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.
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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 7, 2014 |
Utility workers struggled Friday to continue repairing downed power lines, but hundreds of thousands of people remained without electricity two days after a major storm swept through Pennsylvania and Maryland. More than a foot of snow fell in many areas of the Northeast in the second of two snowstorms this week. On Friday, biting cold moved through the mid-Atlantic region, complicating repair work. Utility companies reported more than 325,000 customers without power in Pennsylvania, along with about 50,000 in Maryland.