A powerful storm that swamped roadways and jammed traffic on Tuesday dumped a record 2.39 inches of rain in downtown Los Angeles, making it the wettest day of the year in Southern California.
Contractors began to clear the site at the Towpath Trail head last week, but Tuesday they started building the berm.
A wall of water swept away two vehicles carrying women and children in a Utah-Arizona border town Monday, killing at least eight people and leaving five others missing.
An elementary school in a Phoenix suburb was closed Monday because of power-line damage from an overnight storm that trapped drivers on flooded roads south of the metro area.
The vast majority of the 1.6 million acres — nearly 2,600 square miles — that burned in Oregon, Idaho and Washington this year are federally owned, data show, with large swaths of that public land used as rangeland for livestock grazing.
The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 40 mph (65 kph) and little change in strength is expected.
So far the El Nino is the third strongest on record, behind 1997-98 and a weird one in 1987-88 that peaked early.
Raging floodwaters broke through a wall Thursday and swamped a city near Tokyo, washing away houses, forcing dozens of people to rooftops to await helicopter rescues.
With temperatures into the 100s inland and into the 90s in San Francisco expected, people were looking for ways to cool off.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Grace is disbanding as remnants of the onetime tropical depression degenerate into an open wave out in the Atlantic.
At one point on Friday night, 60 percent of I&M customers in the area were without power.
A severe storm is rolling through the area, bringing with it heavy winds and rains and hail in some locations.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Fred is expected to weaken from a cyclone to a post-tropical low later Thursday or Friday.
He painted a doomsday scenarioof entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as conflict breaks out across the globe.
Several counties in northeast Indiana are on the list submitted to FEMA.
Weather forecasters say Hurricane Fred is easternmost hurricane known to have formed in the Atlantic tropics, and the first to actually pass over the Cape Verde Islands as a hurricane
The Big Island of Hawaii is bracing for high winds, heavy rain and ocean swells of up to 20 feet as strengthening Hurricane Ignacio approaches the state.
Erika drenched the popular tourist areas of Punta Cana, Samana and Puerto Plata, as well as the capital of Santo Domingo.
Despite greater uncertainty in the storm’s path and intensity, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Friday for the entire state.
The forecast path has Erika skirting the state’s Gulf Coast and then moving up Florida’s spine north of Tampa.