Severe weather pummeling southern U.S. kills at least four people – NY Daily News

February 25, 2018 wpanews 0

Four people have been killed by the torrential rain and powerful tornadoes laying waste to the South over the weekend. Two killed as severe weather rages through Kentucky, Tennessee A man was killed in his car when extreme flooding washed it away in Simpson County, Ky., ABC News reported. And firefighters in Henderson discovered a body inside a car that was submerged in a flooded ditch. Source: Severe weather pummeling […] READ MORE

Flood warning in effect in Western Pennsylvania through 4:30 p.m. | TribLIVE

February 22, 2018 wpanews 0

A flood warning is in effect in the Pittsburgh region through 4:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. The warning applies to Allegheny, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties, along with southern Beaver County, southwestern Armstrong County, northern Fayette County and southwestern Indiana County. Communities expected to experience flooding included Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon, Ross, McCandless, Penn Hills, Bethel Park, Monroeville and Moon in Allegheny County; Peters in Washington County; […] READ MORE

2 more Pittsburgh roads close after landslides | WPXI

February 19, 2018 wpanews 27

Sections of two more Pittsburgh roads closed Sunday after landslides caused by heavy rains last week. Engineers are evaluating those areas and trying to devise solutions, the city said. Slides are expected to continue, and while teams are ready to respond to them, the city warned drivers to use caution when encountering debris on the road. In better news, the “bathtub” portion of I-376 westbound has reopened after being flooded […] READ MORE

Montecito evacuations: Hundreds still await rescue; 17 dead – CNN

January 11, 2018 wpanews 0

A day after mudslides crushed homes and left at least 17 people dead in Southern California, rescuers faced a difficult task Wednesday as hundreds remain cut off by debris in one neighborhood and others are missing, officials said. Source: Montecito evacuations: Hundreds still await rescue; 17 dead – CNN

Powerful California storm floods roads, loosens hillsides – ABC News

January 9, 2018 wpanews 0

Water and debris in lanes shut down coastal U.S. 101 and traffic accidents on rain-slicked roadways across the region slowed the Tuesday morning commute to a crawl. Source: Powerful California storm floods roads, loosens hillsides – ABC News

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At least 5 killed in storms in Central Europe – ABC News

October 30, 2017 wpanews 0

At least five people died and several were injured Sunday as high winds knocked down trees, left homes without electricity and caused widespread travel chaos across much of Central Europe. Source: At least 5 killed in storms in Central Europe – ABC News

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Explosions reported at flooded Crosby chemical plant – Houston Chronicle

August 31, 2017 wpanews 0

The Harris County Emergency Operations Center reported explosions and black smoke coming from the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby early Thursday, the company said in a statement. Arkema said Harris County officials notified the company about the explosions around 2 a.m. Thursday, adding that residents may hear additional explosions because the product is stored in multiple locations within the plant, which is 25 miles northeast of downtown Houston. Source: Explosions […] READ MORE

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Harvey again makes landfall, this time as a tropical storm, in western Louisiana

August 30, 2017 wpanews 0

Authorities in Louisiana and up the Mississippi Delta braced for more rain from the storm as Texas began its long and painful recovery. Now a tropical storm, Harvey’s immediate effects are not expected as devastating as a Category 4 hurricane that first blasted Houston and other parts of Texas beginning last Friday. But it still packed potentially deadly and disastrous torrents of rain that have left Texas with a punishing […] READ MORE

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