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 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.
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March 4, 2014 |
The wife of a mountain bicyclist who died after he got lost in the Santa Ana Mountains last weekend said she was angry with the Riverside County Sheriff's officials for delaying rescue efforts amid extreme weather. “I don't think they made the right choice,” Christyna Arista, 33, said in an interview with the Riverside Press-Enterprise. On Saturday morning, Arista's 34-year-old husband, Andres Marin, left his Corona home for an 18-mile bike ride as a heavy storm system moved into Southern California.
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.
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.
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.