RedskyNews Category: Floods & Storms

New Storm Forecast for Queensland

Video Report: A severe thunderstorm threatening flash floods has been forecast for the already badly inundated Australian state of Queensland.

Australia: 22 Towns Under Water

Twenty-two Queensland towns and cities are now inundated by water or isolated as the state’s flooding disaster continues, and authorities say the crisis has claimed eight lives in the past month. Emergency Management Queensland says 200,000 people have been affected

New Years Eve Tornadoes Kill 7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Shaken residents spent New Year’s Day sifting through the wreckage wrought by tornadoes that touched down in several states on the last day of 2010, killing seven people and injuring dozens of others. Six people —

Cyclone Heads for West Australia

A flood warning for Western Australia’s West Kimberley region has been lifted but the Pilbara coast has been put on cyclone alert as a tropical low approaches the coast. The low is moving quickly across the North-West Kimberley bringing rainfall

Japan Avalanche Buries Ski Staff

An avalanche has buried four ski patrol officers in western Japan, as the country’s weather agency warns of blizzards and snow storms in the area. The four men are patrol staff at a ski resort and were checking a slope

Australia Floods 200,000 Stranded

BRISBANE, Australia – Military aircraft dropped supplies to towns cut off by floods in northeastern Australia as the prime minister promised new assistance Friday to the 200,000 people affected by waters covering an area larger than France and Germany combined.

Massive Storm Blankets Central US

CHICAGO (AFP) – A massive storm system blanketed the central United States on Thursday, whipping up blinding blizzards and dangerously frigid temperatures. The storm stretched from New Mexico to Minnesota and was expected to continue to dump heavy snow on

Jeddah Waste High in Flood Water

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AFP) – Flooding caused by heavy rains snarled traffic and left residents wading through waist-high pools of water in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah on Thursday, where 123 people were killed by a flood last year.

1000’s Flee Philippine Flash Floods

LEGASPI (AFP) – Two people were killed and about 4,000 forced to flee their homes as monsoon rains brought flash floods and landslides to the region southeast of the Philippine capital, officials said Thursday. An 80-year-old woman and her 50-year-old

Disease Fears in Flooded Towns

Queensland authorities say they are increasingly concerned about the spread of disease and supplying food to thousands of people affected by record floods. Thousands of residents in Emerald, Bundaberg, Rockhampton and other towns are likely to be evacuated from their

Services Criticized After NY Snow

NEW YORK – New York City’s emergency response system dealt with a staggering number of calls in the aftermath of a post-Christmas blizzard, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that New Yorkers themselves shared some of the blame. Under fire for

New Cyclone Could Hit Australia

The Bureau of Meteorology is warning there is a strong chance of a cyclone developing in Western Australia’s north-west on New Year’s Day. A tropical low is currently located around Katherine in the Northern Territory and is expected to move

New Storm Hits California

LOS ANGELES – Blizzard conditions hampered the search for a missing snowboarder in the Sierra Nevada, and roadway flooding and rock slides made driving difficult elsewhere Wednesday, as another winter storm swept through California. One person was reported killed by

Town Deserted as Waters Rise

Residents are evacuating their homes across low-lying parts of Queensland as floodwaters continue to rise in southern and central areas of the state. Bundaberg, Emerald and Rockhampton remain the focus of attention for emergency authorities dealing with rising floodwaters across

New York Sees Thundersnow

Video Report: Thundersnow is a rare kind of thunderstorm with snow falling instead of rain. As this NBC news crew found out, the thunder and lightning can be just as spectacular. Please note there is no comentary with this video.

More Evacuations in Queensland

Queensland towns are bracing for more misery today as residents in deluged communities continue to be evacuated and flood waters continue to rise. Rain is clearing from sodden central and southern Queensland but water is continuing to flow into already