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.
August 28, 2011 |
Irene shut down Broadway, took a bite out of Hollywood's box office, closed casinos in New Jersey and canceled thousands of East Coast flights. But the economic fallout had been predicted to be far worse. The full cost of the storm, which caused widespread flooding and has so far resulted in at least 22 deaths, was still uncertain as insurance experts began tallying the estimated damage Sunday. Overall, the storm, which was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical depression Sunday, could cost insurers $1.5 billion to $3 billion to cover claims for damaged homes, vehicles and businesses, said Jose Miranda, director of client advocacy at Eqecat Inc., a catastrophic risk management firm in Oakland.
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.
October 27, 2012 |
The megastorm expected to create massive problems along the Eastern Seaboard over the coming days is already affecting sports. Weather concerns prompted former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue to postpone a scheduled Tuesday appeals hearing that he was to oversee in the New Orleans Saints' bounty-related case, with no new date immediately announced. And the Boston Celtics will make their first road trip of the NBA season a day earlier than planned, choosing to fly into Miami on Sunday instead of Monday in an effort to beat the storm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2010 |
The last of the major storms to batter Southern California this week packed a wallop Thursday, with high winds forcing Southwest Airlines to cancel dozens of flights, twisters tossing vehicles and ripping through structures, and 20-foot waves pounding the coast. The storm departed with a climax of thunder, lightning and scattered heavy downpours Thursday night, capping a series of drenchings that began Sunday night. The accumulation since then -- nearly 6 inches in some areas -- sent mud sliding down streets in foothill communities hit by last year's Station fire.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.