A powerful typhoon battered Taiwan on Saturday with strong wind and torrential rain, cutting power to 3.62 million households as the death toll rose to six.
By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of residents in Forest Falls in San Bernardino County remained stranded Monday morning as crews worked to clear the last of four mud walls caused by flash floods over the weekend that cut the town off. “It’s like somebody threw a huge mud ball on […]
By Michael Muskal and Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times As a deadly storm system continued its eastward trek Tuesday, the South began tallying its losses from a tornado outbreak that killed at least 34 people in a swath from Arkansas, Oklahoma and Iowa to Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. The harsh weather carved a wound from the […]
By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Michael Muskal and Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times VILONIA, Ark. — Parkwood Meadows subdivision is the sort of place where neighbors know each other. Their children play together at a communal basketball hoop set up in the street. But on Sunday, a fierce tornado leveled more than three dozen of its single-story brick […]
By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. — Starting this year, national hurricane forecasters will issue maps showing where there’s potential for storm-driven seawater to charge miles inland to flood streets, knock down homes and kill people. The new online map will appear on the center’s website when a watch is announced for a hurricane and […]
By Ken Kaye, Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season should be considerably slower than normal with nine named storms, including three hurricanes, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray said Thursday. The two Colorado State University climatologists say they expect El Nino, the large-scale weather pattern that suppresses storm formation, to emerge by […]