Tag Archives: Weather

06Sep/17

Hurricane Irma threatens Antigua with “potentially catastrophic” force

ST. JOHN ANTIGUA (SEPTEMBER 5, 2017) (ANTIGUA OBSERVER) – The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Irma, which it upgraded to a “potentially catastrophic” Category 5 storm, was about 130 miles (210 km) east of Antigua on Tuesday (September 5) afternoon. Continue reading

06Sep/17

How are hurricanes categorized?

Hurricanes are classified into five categories using the Saffir-Simpson scale, with the highest number representing the most powerful storm. Continue reading

29Aug/17

Survivors face uncertain future in wake of Sierra Leone’s mudslide

A little over two weeks after a mudslide and flooding killed at least 500 people in Regent, a town near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, one survivor takes us through the moment when the disaster happened. The United Nations estimates that 3,000 people have lost their homes. Continue reading

28Aug/17

Houston crippled by catastrophic flood, mass evacuations ordered

HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 27, 2017) (U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE) – Tropical Storm Harvey was set to dump more rain on Houston on Monday (August 28), worsening flooding that has paralyzed the country’s fourth biggest city.
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27Aug/17

Harvey weakens to tropical storm over Texas: Hurricane Center

Hurricane Harvey was downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday as it slowly moved across southern Texas, causing major damage and prompting floodwaters to rise. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading

05Aug/17

‘Lucifer’ heat wave holds eastern Europe in fiery grip

BELGRADE, SERBIA (AUGUST 4, 2017) (REUTERS) – Swathes of southern and eastern Europe sweltered in temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104°F) on Friday (August 4) in a heat wave nicknamed “Lucifer” that has fanned forest fires, triggered weather warning alerts and damaged crops.
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15Jun/17

NASA data predicts a rainier future than expected

A new study prepared by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows the amount of rain in tropical regions may increase in the future due to global warming.
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02Apr/17

Survivors face tragic first night after deadly landslide

Roads and bridges lay in destruction as the death toll following a landslide in Colombia’s southwestern border province rises to over 200 with hundreds more injured. Saskia O’Donoghue reports Continue reading

21Mar/17

Flower handouts in Chicago on first day of spring

Chicago residents in downtown are treated to handouts of spring flowers on the first official day of spring to help create awareness about the importance of bee pollination.

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