As a result of the storms, a train derailed when a creek overflowed and washed away the tracks. Two crew members swam to shore.
There were early reports of some flooding and landslides, but no word of fatalities or major damage as the storm pushed across inland mountains and bypassing the metropolis of Guadalajara overnight.
Patricia’s maximum sustained winds increased Thursday morning to near 90 mph.
Forecasters say strengthening is likely and the storm could become a hurricane by Saturday night or Sunday morning.
Emergency crews shoveled mud from a section of Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles after flash flood debris blocked the important roadway, stranded hundreds of vehicles, and forced some motorists to take refuge on top of their cars.
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration on Thursday issued its winter forecast, heavily influenced by one of the strongest El Ninos on record.
Thursday at 10:15 AM, people across the area will participate in an international earthquake drill called the ShakeOut.
The extra rain could help ease the state’s punishing drought, but it also brings a risk of chaotic storms like those that battered the region in the late 1990s.
The busy interstate had been closed for more than a week, causing delays and motorist headaches while crews checked 13 bridges crossing streams and swamps in the middle part of the state.
Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Oho battered Alaska’s southeast coast on Friday, the latest unusual weather event to hit a state that so far this year has dealt with a lack of snow, warmer temperatures and intense wildfires.
Along South Carolina’s coast, residents were preparing for a second round of flooding as rivers swollen from days of devastating rains make their way toward the Atlantic.
The sun came out Tuesday in flood-ravaged South Carolina, however the recovery could take weeks.
Heating bills should drop this winter for most U.S. households, thanks to a combination of lower energy prices and warmer weather across most of the country.
Even as the rain tapered off, officials warned of the likelihood of new evacuations — such as one ordered Monday afternoon in one of two towns east of downtown Columbia where two dams were breached.
PIctures of the historic flooding taking place in South Carolina following a week of steady rain.
Heavy rain kept falling into the early hours Monday around the Carolinas from the storm that began swamping the Southeast late last week, part of an unprecedented low pressure system.
The monster storm continues to hammer the Bahamas with heavy rains. Check the radar to see the possible paths it could take as it moves northward.
With already-saturated soils and flooded roads, East Coast states were bracing for another day of dreary and possibly dangerous weather Friday as forecasters predicted more downpours and a possible added punch from powerful Hurricane Joaquin.
Hurricane Joaquin roared through lightly populated islands of the eastern Bahamas, and forecasters said it could grow still more intense before following a path that would near the U.S. East Coast.
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