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Warm Weather Woes

Unseasonably warm weather along the East Coast leads to snowmelt and serious flooding,

Unseasonably warm weather has settled over much of the East Coast. Several records were either broken or tied on Tuesday. New York City and Boston each broke the 70-degree mark, while cities in Connecticut and Rhode Island reached the mid-sixties, falling just a few degrees shy of new records. With plenty of snow still on the ground, streets quickly filled…

Beginning Recovery

Houston begins cleaning up and looking at a very costly recovery process.

There are moments of calm amidst the devastation, but floodwaters still remain high. In Houston, authorities are going door to door, keeping track of cleared homes using GPS coordinates. The state says some 37,000 homes in Texas have been heavily damaged, 7,000 destroyed. Crowds in shelters are thinning a bit, but it’s not clear where many people will go. The…

Hardship from Harvey

Despite clear skies, Houston is still facing dangerous floods.

  Harvey is now a tropical depression, still soaking east Texas after leaving the Houston area with a messy and dangerous clean-up. While floodwaters overall have begun to recede, in some areas they have continued to rise. To the east, communities like Port Arthur and Beaumont have been inundated with water. Northeast of Houston, another crisis is brewing following a…

Houston Underwater

Harvey has dropped nearly two feet of water on the flooded Houston area.

  The worst may be yet to come in Houston as now tropical storm Harvey continues to dump rain on an area already experiencing record floods. The torrential rainfall is not letting up as Harvey moved back offshore into warm gulf waters and gained a bit of strength. The death toll is almost certain to rise as rescuers race to…

Southeastern Storm Damage

Parts of North Carolina and Arkansas are cleaning up after storm damage and heavy flooding.

  Cleanup is underway across the parts of the Southeast after heavy storms. At least two people are dead in flooding in North Carolina that washed out bridges and destroyed businesses. River levels may continue to rise, with residents saying they’ve never seen flooding this bad, even though nearby lake levels aren’t high. Arkansas was also hit with heavy rains,…

Treacherous Conditions Coast-to-Coast

Urgent weather issues are affecting parts of both the East and West coasts.

  Just days after another system dumped nearly twenty inches of snow in some areas, a new wave of winter weather blasting parts of the northeast, and it is set to continue through Monday. Blizzard conditions are expected, with more snow and fifty mile-an hour wind gusts. Meanwhile, in northern California more than one-hundred-thousand people are now evacuated, as heavy…

Winter Weather Worries

A big storm brings several feet of snow to the East Coast and flooding concerns to the West.

  Snow storms hit both coasts of the United States, forcing millions of people to dig out from the wintry mess. An ensuing rainstorm has raised flooding concerns in the Sierra mountains in California and Nevada, where evacuations have been ordered and some have been rescued. Along the East coast, snowstorms led to traffic deaths in several Southern states. The…

Cross-Country Calamity

Flooding on the East coast and tornadoes on the West kept rescue workers busy over the weekend.

  Long after Hurricane Matthews’ departure, floodwaters are still rising in parts of North and South Carolina. More than $1.5 billion dollar’s worth of damage has been estimated so far, with officials still surveying for more. Meanwhile, heavy winds battered the Pacific Northwest, with at lest two confirmed tornadoes touching down in Oregon. Over the next few days, clear skies…

Matthew’s Aftermath

North Carolina is still reeling from Hurricane Matthew.

  The heavy wind and rain may have passed, but in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the overall U.S. death toll has risen to 38. Parts of North Carolina are still seeing severe flooding, days after the storm dumped more than a foot of rain on the Tar Heel State. Evacuations are continuing as the water around the swollen rivers…