RedskyNews Category: Floods & Storms

107 Dead As Storm Topples Crane On To Mosque

107 people have been killed and 238 injured when a crane collapsed in Mecca’s Grand Mosque, Saudi Arabian officials say. Authorities say storms are believed to have caused the collapse. It happened as Mecca prepares for the annual Hajj pilgrimage

100,000 Evacuated As Etau Devastates Japan

Video: Sep 11, 2015; 2:40 PM ET Torrential rain brought by Typhoon Etau caused severe flooding in parts of Japan on Thursday, September 10. More than 100,000 people were ordered to evacuate their homes. One woman was reported missing after

Floods Wash Away Vehicles In Spain

Video: Sep 11, 2015; 11:02 AM ET Four people died in severe flooding that swept through towns on Spain’s southern coastline on Sept. 7. This video shows vehicles being swept away by the floodwaters in Adra, Almería.

Fukushima Leaks Radioactive Water After Etau

Flooding from Typhoon Etau has caused new leaks of contaminated water to flow from the Fukushima nuclear power station into the ocean. The incident came after a rush of water overwhelmed the site’s drainage pumps. Typhoon Etau brought lashing rains,

Tropical Storm Etau Devastates Japan

Gallery: An emergency has unfolded in parts of Japan as Tropical Storm Etau dumped more than a foot of rain on residential areas, triggering flooding and mudslides that pushed tens of thousands from their homes. One person has died and

Tropical Storm Etau Hits Japan

A rare emergency weather warning has been issued near Tokyo as torrential rain continues to inundate parts of Japan in the wake of former Tropical Storm Etau, causing flooding and landslides and at least 16 reported injuries. At least 37,000

Hurricane Linda Churns Off California Coast

A tropical storm has strengthened into a major hurricane in just a few days. Hurricane Linda formed as a tropical depression on Sept. 5 in the Pacific Ocean. Just over 24 hours later it had strengthened into a tropical storm.

73,000 Evacuated As Typhoon Etau Hits Japan

HAMAMATSU —Around 73,000 people were instructed to evacuate their homes in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Tuesday as an approaching typhoon brought heavy rain to the area in central Japan. Typhoon Etau is located south of the Japanese archipelago and moving

Typhoon Kilo Heads For Japan

Kilo is looking to give the records for longest lasting and distance traveled a run for the money. Those records were set by Hurricane/Typhoon John back in 1994, with 31 days and 7,165 miles. Meanwhile, Typhoon Kilo is expected to

Dominica Asks For Aid After Storm

Dominica’s prime minister has pleaded for more international aid to help rebuild the tiny Caribbean country after tropical storm Erika tore across the island, devastating villages, wrecking bridges and leaving a reconstruction bill worth half the country’s annual GDP. About

Storms Slam Phoenix, 70,000 Without Power

Tens of thousands of people in Phoenix remain without power after a severe thunderstorm tracked over the city on Monday night. At one point on Monday night, over 70,000 electric customers were without power between Arizona Public Service Co. and

Climate Change Intensified Texas Floods

We know that as humans emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, it causes the Earth to warm. But it also causes other climate changes that are less obvious. In some instances, it makes areas wetter (because there is more moisture

Turkish Floods Kill At Least Eight

At least eight people have been killed after heavy flooding and a landslide hit north-eastern Turkey, according to officials. The flooding in the Black Sea province of Artvin was caused by torrential rainfall. TV pictures showed rivers bursting their banks

Typhoon Goni Hits Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon damaged buildings, tossed around cars and flooded streets in southwestern Japan on Tuesday before heading out to the Sea of Japan. No deaths were reported, but at least 26 people were injured, according to

Typhoon Ineng (Goni): 14 Dead 3 Missing

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) confirmed on Sunday (August 23) that Typhoon Ineng (international name: Goni) has left 14 dead, 11 injured, and three missing. The agency recorded 34 incidents, including

Typhoon Goni: 10 Dead 2 Missing

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Goni lashed the northern Philippines on Saturday with pounding rain and winds that set off landslides and flooded low-lying villages, leaving at least 10 people dead and forcing more than 5,000 to flee their homes,