RedskyNews Category: Floods & Storms

Hurricane Earl brushes North Carolina

KITTY HAWK, North Carolina (AFP) – Hurricane Earl bore down on North Carolina early Friday, promising to lash a vast stretch of the US East Coast with tropical storm force winds, heavy rain and dangerous surf. Coastal residents huddled at

Hurricane Earl could hit Manhattan

The National Hurricane Center warns that Hurricane Earl may swing by dangerously close to the U.S. East Coast before curving back out to sea. While the odds are it won’t strike New York City directly, such an event is not

Storm warning for Long Island

MIAMI – A tropical storm warning has been issued for New York’s Long Island coast as Hurricane Earl barrels toward the Eastern Seaboard. In addition, a hurricane watch was issued Thursday for areas of Massachusetts. Farther south, tourists are largely

Typhoon suspends SKorean flights, trains, kills 4

SEOUL, South Korea – Typhoon Kompasu struck South Korea on Thursday, killing at least four people and toppling trees, streetlights and scaffolding in what was called the strongest storm to hit the Seoul area in 15 years. Powerful gusts knocked

Earl approaches North Carolina

MIAMI – A hurricane warning has been issued for the North Carolina coast as powerful Hurricane Earl approaches the East Coast. Also, a hurricane watch has been extended into Delaware on Wednesday. Please follow and like us:

Earl forces evacuations in North Carolina

Evacuations will begin today in part of North Carolina as Hurricane Earl gathered steam in the Atlantic, threatening East Coast residents and Labor Day weekend travelers. Federal officials warned of more possible evacuations. The storm’s uncertain track and high speed

60,000 Homeless in Sudan floods

JUBA, Sudan (Reuters) – Floods have displaced nearly 60,000 people in the last month in south Sudan with many at risk of malaria and other diseases, the semi-autonomous region’s government said Tuesday. The crisis is another hurdle for the war-ravaged

Response to Pakistan flood disaster ‘pitifully slow’

Delegates at a United Nations conference in Melbourne have called for the international community to do more to help Pakistan deal with its flood crisis. Non-government organisations (NGO) from 70 countries are attending the conference to work on ways to

Hurricane Earl heads for US Coast

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos – Islanders wary of a possible blow from powerful Hurricane Earl pulled boats ashore and packed supermarkets on the Turks and Caicos on Tuesday as the Category 4 storm howled over open seas toward the eastern

200 flights cancelled as typhoon nears Japan

Japan cancelled more than 200 flights and many ferry services to its southern islands today as a typhoon churned in. Typhoon Kompasu, packing gusts of up to 216 kilometres per hour near its centre, was approaching Okinawa and nearby subtropical