Climate Change Threatens Summer Stages and Outdoor Performances

In the West, wildfires are stopping shows. Extreme heat has led to cancellations in the South. And changing weather patterns are hobbling performances in the Northeast.

#ashland-ore, #classical-music, #colorado, #culture-arts, #floods, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #oregon-shakespeare-festival, #oregon-shakespeare-festival-theater-co, #outdoor-performance, #santa-fe-opera, #shakespeare-in-the-park, #summer-season, #tanglewood-music-festival-lenox-mass, #theater, #weather, #wildfires, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

‘We Couldn’t Do Anything’: Family Drowns in Seoul Basement During Floods

Hundreds of thousands of poor people live in semi-underground homes around the city. The death of a family of three showed ​how vulnerable they are to flooding.

#deaths-fatalities, #disasters-and-emergencies, #drownings, #floods, #rain, #south-korea, #yoon-suk-yeol

Seoul Flooding Kills at Least 7

The South Korean capital saw some of its heaviest rainfall in decades. Drivers abandoned cars in the upscale Gangnam district as roads became impassable.

#floods, #gangnam-district-seoul-south-korea, #rain, #seoul-south-korea, #south-korea

McKinney Fire Kills Thousands of Fish

Flash floods last week pushed burned soil, rocks and downed timber into the river, killing off, according to local tribal leaders, thousands of fish.

#california, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #floods, #klamath-national-forest-calif, #klamath-river, #oregon, #water-pollution, #wildfires

We Will All End Up Paying for Someone Else’s Beach House

As extreme weather events compound, the obvious perils of waterfront living are growing both more obvious and more perilous.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #beaches, #coast-erosion, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #oceans-and-seas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sand-and-gravel

How floods become human catastrophes

Parts of the South and Midwest are cleaning up from deadly flooding. We explain the factors that sharply increased the risks.

#floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kentucky

3 Downpours in 8 Days: How Extreme Rain Soaked the Midwest

Back-to-back deluges swamped Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois. These types of storms are expected to be more frequent and more intense as the planet warms, climate experts say.

#appalachian-region, #floods, #global-warming, #illinois, #kentucky, #missouri, #rain, #st-louis-mo, #weather

Kentucky’s Floods Took Appalachian History With Them

Appalshop, a culture and arts center in Whitesburg, held a large repository of central Appalachian history.

#appalshop, #archives-and-records, #floods, #kentucky, #volunteers-and-community-service

How Coal Mining and Years of Neglect Left Kentucky Towns at the Mercy of Flooding

The region, one of the poorest in the country, is full of modest, unprotected homes and decaying infrastructure. Some residents say they won’t return.

#floods, #kentucky, #letcher-county-ky, #mines-and-mining

It’s Been a ‘Summer of Disasters,’ and It’s Only Half Over

Are we prepared for the climate-related calamities that come next?

#fires-and-firefighters, #floods, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kentucky, #summer-season, #wildfires

Kentucky Flooding: More Heavy Rain Moves In

A storm system moving east across the state may impede efforts to rescue hundreds of people still unaccounted for after severe flooding last week.

#appalachian-region, #charleston-w-va, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #kentucky, #landslides-and-mudslides, #ohio, #rain, #rescues

Kentucky Flooding: State Braces for More Heavy Rain

A storm system moving east across the state may impede efforts to rescue hundreds of people still unaccounted for after severe flooding last week.

#appalachian-region, #charleston-w-va, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #kentucky, #landslides-and-mudslides, #ohio, #rain, #rescues

In Kentucky, More Rain Complicates Recovery as Death Toll Rises

Days after floods ravaged the eastern part of the state, the governor said that hundreds of people remained unaccounted for.

#beshear-andrew-g-1977, #floods, #kentucky

More Flooding Is Expected in Kentucky

Rain was expected to douse parts of eastern Kentucky on Monday, days after dozens of people were killed in flash floods.

#appalachian-region, #floods, #kentucky, #national-weather-service, #rain, #weather

What the Floods Left Behind: A Devastated Kentucky Views the Damage

As search and rescue teams worked to find more victims, residents began surveying the wreckage.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #kentucky

What We Know About the Victims in the Kentucky Flooding

As officials braced for the death toll to climb, family members shared memories of those lost.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #kentucky

Flooded Kentucky Grows Weary After Another Natural Disaster

A series of catastrophes has struck communities that were already struggling, raising fears that rebuilding will be arduous and require substantial outside help.

#beshear-andrew-g-1977, #floods, #kentucky, #national-guard

Kentucky: Flooding Leaves 25 Dead as Search for Victims Continues

As the weather clears temporarily in flood-stricken areas of the state, rescuers are still searching for victims. Officials expect the death toll to rise.

#appalachian-region, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #kentucky, #rain, #rescues, #weather

Heavy Rain Causes Deadly Flooding Across Iran

The monsoon-like rains, unusual for the typical dry season in the region, have killed more than 50 people, caused heavy damage and shut down major roadways.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #global-warming, #iran, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #united-arab-emirates

Death Toll Rises in Devastating Kentucky Flooding

Hundreds of stranded residents were rescued by aircraft and boats, Gov. Andy Beshear said. There is more rain in the forecast.

#appalachian-region, #floods, #kentucky, #national-guard

Video: Las Vegas Valley Flooded by Monsoon Rains

The downpour dumped about half the area’s annual rainfall. Rainwater leaked into some casinos.

#floods, #las-vegas-nev

Severe Weather and Flooding Is Expected to Push East to West Virginia

After deadly flooding in Kentucky, a flood watch was in effect until late Friday for much of West Virginia.

#beshear-andrew-g-1977, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #justice-james-c-ii, #kentucky, #rain, #rescues, #water, #weather, #west-virginia

When the Heat Can’t Be Beat

This miserable summer — monthlong heat waves, record-breaking floods, no more Choco Tacos — has left many Americans with only one option: surrender.

#arizona, #austin-tex, #floods, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #mitchell-joni, #northeastern-states-us, #oklahoma, #phoenix-ariz, #san-antonio-tex, #weather

Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding Strands Residents in Kentucky

The National Guard was preparing to rescue people from homes and rooftops during what Kentucky’s governor described as one of the “most devastating flooding events” in state history.

#floods, #kentucky, #rain, #weather

Extreme Weather Is Soaking New York City. Community Gardens Can Help.

Intense storms are on the rise, which probably means more flooding. Local green spaces are on the case.

#affordable-housing, #area-planning-and-renewal, #floods, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #global-warming, #greenthumb, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-york-city-community-garden-coalition, #sewers-and-sewage

Flash Floods in St. Louis Break a Century-Old Rain Record

More than seven inches of rain fell Tuesday in St. Louis, with meteorologists expecting more before it moves out by noon.

#floods, #illinois, #missouri, #rain, #rescues, #st-louis-mo, #weather

How Is Climate Change Affecting Floods?

Like other extreme weather disasters, flooding involves a number of competing factors that may affect its frequency and intensity.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #global-warming, #rain, #rivers

Dozens Unaccounted for After Storms Drench Southwest Virginia

More than 4.5 inches of rain fell on Buchanan County, and dozens were unaccounted for in areas left inaccessible.

#appalachian-region, #buchanan-county-va, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #rain

Extreme Weather Challenges Bikepackers on the Tour Divide Race

The Tour Divide, a bikepacking race from the Canadian Rockies to the U.S. border with Mexico, has always been a test of fortitude. But extreme weather is making it much more dangerous.

#banff-alberta, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #cycling-road, #fernie-british-columbia, #floods, #global-warming, #new-mexico, #steamboat-springs-colo, #weather, #wildfires

Yellowstone to Weigh Climate Change Risks When Rebuilding From Flood

The country’s oldest national park is considering whether to route its north entrance road away from the Gardner River.

#floods, #global-warming, #montana, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #yellowstone-national-park, #yellowstone-river

Extreme Weather Hits China With Massive Floods and Scorching Heat

Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by the historic flooding. Elsewhere, record-high temperatures are rupturing roads and driving energy consumption.

#china, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #guangdong-province-china, #weather

Ruinous Flooding in India and Bangladesh Kills at Least 116

In regions of the two countries still reeling from flooding in May, monsoon rains brought more misery, with hundreds of thousands of people evacuated and communications cut.

#assam-state-india, #bangladesh, #floods, #india, #landslides-and-mudslides, #meghalaya-india, #rain, #united-nations-childrens-fund

Yellowstone Towns Had Big Summer Plans Until Floods Struck

The deluge of rain has shut down a park entrance that is a lifeline for neighboring tourist communities. “Seventy-five percent of my business has been cut off at the knees,” one shop owner said.

#floods, #montana, #yellowstone-national-park

Photos of Flooding Damage in Yellowstone

Flooding and mudslides from recent storms have collapsed bridges and washed away roads in the national park.

#floods, #livingston-mont, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #rain, #weather, #yellowstone-national-park

Yellowstone Flooding Is a Sign of What’s to Come for National Parks

Record rainfall and mudslides forced closures just as tourism season ramped up. Virtually none of America’s national parks are untouched by extreme weather and climate change.

#floods, #global-warming, #landslides-and-mudslides, #montana, #weather, #yellowstone-national-park

Entrances to Yellowstone Park Are Closed After Heavy Rain and Floods

Visitors were evacuated after record rainfall washed away roads at the national park, the authorities said. It was unclear when the park would reopen.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #livingston-mont, #rain, #weather, #yellowstone-national-park

In South Asia, Climate Change Worries Take On Fresh Urgency

Hundreds of millions of humanity’s most vulnerable live in South Asia, where rising temperatures make it more difficult to address poverty, food security and health challenges.

#agriculture-and-farming, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #floods, #food-insecurity, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #politics-and-government, #poverty, #south-asia, #weather

Tell Us About Your Bills From a Hurricane or Flood

As we explore how extreme weather and the climate crisis are affecting Americans, you can help us by detailing what you’ve faced in home repairs and other costs.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #insurance, #internal-open-access, #mold, #weather

Millions Displaced and Dozens Dead in Flooding in India and Bangladesh

Heavy rains have washed away towns, villages and infrastructure, as extreme weather events become more common in South Asia.

#bangladesh, #drownings, #floods, #global-warming, #india, #kumar-nitish, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #weather

Did Warming Play a Role in Deadly South African Floods? Yes, a Study Says.

Climate change sharply increased the chances of catastrophic rains in the country’s east, a team of researchers has found.

#deaths-fatalities, #durban-south-africa, #eastern-cape-province-south-africa, #floods, #global-warming, #kwazulu-natal-province-south-africa, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #research, #south-africa, #world-weather-attribution

When the Red River Floods, Oslo Becomes a Minnesota Island

When the Red River floods near Oslo, Minn., which happens a lot, residents are stuck within the city limits. But a truce with nature keeps the water away from their homes.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #levees-and-dams, #oslo-mn, #red-river, #rivers

Housing Crisis Propels High Death Toll in South Africa Floods

The catastrophe underscored an overlooked reality in the fight against extreme weather: Protecting people is as much about tackling social issues as environmental ones.

#africa, #durban-south-africa, #floods, #global-warming, #housing, #south-africa, #weather

Climate-Change Risks Get the Attention of Real Estate Investors

They are thinking more seriously about flooding, but a lack of established standards for assessing development projects is challenging their efforts.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #floods, #global-warming, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sustainable-living

Construction Defects Emerge at Pandemic-Era New Developments

Complaints of poor construction are on the rise in new luxury rental and condo buildings, after two chaotic years of New York real estate amid the pandemic.

#building-construction, #condominiums, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #floods, #long-island-city-queens-ny, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #ryan-serhant, #soho-manhattan-ny, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supply-chain

Death Toll in South Africa Floods Passes 250

President Cyril Ramaphosa traveled to the east coast, which was pounded by days of rain that washed away bridges and swept homes from their foundations.

#deaths-fatalities, #durban-south-africa, #floods, #infrastructure-public-works, #ramaphosa-cyril, #south-africa

After Tropical Storm Megi Hits Philippines, Dozens Dead or Missing

The first such storm of the year caused widespread flooding and landslides in the central part of the country.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #leyte-philippines, #philippines

Severe Storms Are Again Expected Across the Midwest and the South

Meteorologists said thunderstorms could produce damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes in the Midwest and the Mississippi Valley, a day after tornadoes injured nearly two dozen people in Texas.

#floods, #little-rock-ark, #louisville-ky, #mississippi, #national-weather-service, #tennessee, #tornadoes, #weather, #wind

Heavy Floods and Mudslides Leave at Least 45 Dead in South Africa

Torrential rain left a trail of destruction in the coastal city of Durban — the latest disaster in a season of storms that some scientists say has been intensified by climate change.

#africa, #durban-south-africa, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #south-africa, #world-weather-attribution

Descending Into Florida’s Underwater Caves

The world’s densest collection of freshwater springs is at the center of a slow-motion environmental tragedy.

#agriculture-and-farming, #algae, #aquifers, #diving-and-divers, #floods, #florida, #global-warming, #manatees, #population, #rivers, #travel-and-vacations, #water, #water-pollution

As Climate Changes, Flood Rules Need Reform

As the climate changes, flood rules need reform to protect communities on the front lines.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #flood-insurance, #floods, #global-warming, #long-william-brock, #national-assn-of-home-builders, #national-flood-insurance-program, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states, #wetlands