RedskyNews Category: Floods & Storms

Solar Storm Grounds Swedish Air Traffic

Planes were grounded at some of Sweden’s busiest airports on Wednesday afternoon because of a “solar storm” interfering with air traffic control radar systems, authorities said. No aircraft were allowed to take off from airports in southern and central Sweden

Cyclone Chapala Submerges Yemen

Cyclones are typhoons are hurricanes—depending on where you are on Earth. But one thing that has been true since people started keeping good records is that cyclones don’t typically hit the Middle East. Last night, that statement flipped to false.

Cyclone Chapala Slams Yemen Thousands Flee

10 years of rain in 2 days; 22ft high waves; 3 killed on Yemen’s Socotra. A rare tropical cyclone has slammed into Yemen, triggering heavy flooding and causing ‘enormous’ damage, a senior official said Tuesday. Packing winds of more than

Video: Saudi Arabia Hit by Flash Ice Storm

Saudi Arabia has been hit by unprecedented ice flash floods, as seasonal low pressure brings huge downpours to Iraq and Iran as well. The shocking video shows chunks of ice the size of large ball bearings. Extreme weather conditions have

Two Missing in Texas Floods

Another round of storms and strong winds was moving east across Texas on Saturday, and two people were missing from earlier flash floods in the Austin area. In the Houston area, an official said a tornado has been reported in

Rare Cyclone To Hit Yemen And Oman

Cyclone Chapala, a storm gathering in the Arabian Sea, is heading for Yemen and Oman and may cause floods, landslides and infrastructure damage in countries that are ill-prepared for such weather, the U.N. climate agency said on Friday. The tropical

Thousands Homeless in Somalia Floods

NAIROBI, KENYA— Flash floods in Somalia have destroyed thousands of makeshift homes, as well as latrines and shallow wells, the United Nations said, predicting that up to 900,000 people could be hit by the strongest El Niño weather phenomenon in

Egypt: Seven Dead in Alexandria Floods

In a sudden and swift change of weather across Egypt, the coastal city of Alexandria has been suffering from continuously pouring rain and hail since Saturday night, leaving the city streets drastically flooded. The condition, however, escalated quickly, causing more

Mexico Set For Strongest Hurricane Ever.

Tourists hunker down in “safe rooms” as the Western Hemisphere’s strongest-ever storm threatens “catastrophic consequences”. Locals and tourists are being evacuated inland or moved to emergency shelters as one of the most powerful storms ever recorded barrels towards Mexico with

France Floods. 16 Dead, Cannes Flooded

Violent storms and flooding have hit south-eastern France, killing at least 16 people with three more missing, officials say. Three elderly people drowned when their retirement home near the city of Antibes was inundated with floodwater. Others died trapped in

56 Dead 100 Missing In Guatemala Mudslide

MEXICO CITY Frantic rescuers on Saturday dug in search of hundreds of people feared trapped beneath the rubble of a collapsed hillside that buried scores of homes in a suburb of Guatemala City. Four more bodies were pulled from the

One Dead In South Carolina Floods

Parts of South Carolina have seen 5 or more inches of rain fall in a drenching storm that flooded and closed roads, submerged cars and made for a hazardous commute. Officials in Spartanburg County say one person died Thursday morning

10 Dead In Iran Flash Flooding

Tehran (AFP) – At least 10 people have been killed after flash floods hit several regions of Iran, state television said on Saturday. Six people died on Friday in Pakdasht, a city southeast of Tehran, when they attempted to have

18 Dead In Utah Flash Floods

Search teams including a crew that combed through the rubble of the Twin Towers on 9/11 are looking for a boy who remains missing. Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of several children who died when two vehicles were swept away

Japan Resumes Search For 16 Missing

Search teams using boats and helicopters resumed looking on Saturday for at least 16 people still missing after torrential rain and flooding across Japan this week, while thousands waited to return to their homes as waters slowly receded. Floods swept

Fukushima: 82 Radioactive Bags Float Away

Flooding caused by Tropical Typhoon Etau has swept at least 82 bags suspected to contain radioactive grass and other contaminated materials that had been collected at the site of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (NPP). They had been