RedskyNews Category: Floods & Storms

More than 470,000 still without power in Midwest

More than 470,000 homes and businesses were still without power Monday after snow and ice storms January 27-28 left nearly 1.7 million customers in the dark from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania, local utilities reported. The storms hit Kentucky the hardest, leaving

Fiji cleans up after devastating floods

In the news cycle today’s rooster quickly becomes tomorrow’s feather duster. Fiji is no longer in the headlines, but a fortnight ago when it was swamped with water it was. In the past when I have returned from covering a

Thousands in Kentucky face frigid, lightless nights ahead

More than a million homes and businesses left in the cold without power Thursday in the wake of an icy winter storm could face a lengthy wait for electricity to come back, even as federal help was promised to two

Sixteen die in northern Spain floods

Heavy rains have sparked flooding in northern Spain this week, while another death increased the number of fatalities claimed by storms to 16, officials and hospital sources said. A 53-year-old man died at a Tarragona hospital on Monday after a

7,500 Mexicans evacuate; flooding shuts oil wells

MEXICO CITY — Mexican officials have evacuated 7,500 people and are keeping oil wells shut in Veracruz due to severe flooding from heavy rains along Mexico’s Gulf coast. The state’s top civil protection official, Ranulfo Marquez, says large sections of

Italy hit by flash flood

Heavy rains in Italy have caused the River Aniene in Tivoli to burst its banks. Hundreds of people looked on as water levels rose by over a metre in one hour. Report courtesy of www.bbc.co.uk Please follow and like us:

Mississippi River floods doom promising year for farmers

REDWOOD, Miss. — Farmers here are experiencing water torture as they wait for the flooded Mississippi River to recede and give them a chance to salvage what’s left of what might have been the best season in memory. The muddy

Tornadoes rip through Virginia

Three tornadoes have caused devastation in Virginia, injuring more than 200 people and destroying buildings. Report courtesy of www.bbc.co.uk Please follow and like us:

Scientists predict more floods, droughts

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Scientists predicted Thursday that climate change in coming decades will cause more flooding in the Northern Hemisphere and droughts in some southern and arid zones. In addition, they said that some areas around the Mediterranean, parts of

Air Pollution Causes Bigger Hail

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Air pollution hugely increases the size of hail, and thus the amount of damage it can cause to crops and property, according to a study presented at the European Conference on Severe Storms. The interaction of man-made particles with airborne