‘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

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

Sequía en México: el país enfrenta una emergencia del agua

Casi dos tercios de los municipios del país se ven afectados por la escasez de agua. La situación es particularmente difícil en Monterrey, un gran centro económico y urbano.

#global-warming, #local-government, #mexico, #monterrey-mexico, #nuevo-leon-mexico, #rain, #shortages, #water

Mexico’s Drought: Country Faces a Water Emergency

Nearly two-thirds of the country’s municipalities are facing a water shortage. In Monterrey, a major economic hub, the government delivers water daily to 400 neighborhoods.

#global-warming, #local-government, #mexico, #monterrey-mexico, #nuevo-leon-mexico, #rain, #shortages, #water

California’s McKinney Fire: Two More Die, Bringing Total to Four

The fire, which began Friday in the Klamath National Forest in Siskiyou County, Calif., has burned more than 56,000 acres and prompted evacuations for thousands of people.

#california, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #global-warming, #klamath-national-forest-calif, #medford-ore, #national-interagency-fire-center, #national-weather-service, #newsom-gavin, #rain, #siskiyou-county-calif, #weather, #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

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

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

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

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

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

A Refreshing Look at Egypt’s Ancient Pyramids

A downpour, a dust storm and an encounter with a lively dig team offered a photographer a new perspective on the country’s celebrated tombs.

#cairo-egypt, #dust-and-sand-storms, #egypt, #egyptian-civilization, #giza-egypt, #photography, #pyramids, #rain, #travel-and-vacations

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

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

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

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

Why Climate Change Makes It Harder to Fight Fire With Fire

Worsening wildfires in recent years have led officials to embrace planned fires to thin forests before disaster strikes. But the warming world is making it tougher to do safely.

#arizona, #boulder-colo, #california, #colorado, #fires-and-firefighters, #florida, #forest-service, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #nature-conservancy, #nebraska, #new-mexico, #oregon, #rain, #texas, #united-states, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #wildfires, #wind

Most Active Hurricane Season Was Also Wetter Because of Climate Change

During the record-setting 2020 Atlantic storm season, the most extreme three-hour rainfall rates were 10 percent higher than they would have been without climate change, a new study found.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #nature-communications-journal, #rain, #research, #weather

California’s Drought Is Worse Than We Thought

Our tools for managing water in the West are growing more inaccurate.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #california, #drought, #global-warming, #national-weather-service, #rain, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #snow-and-snowstorms, #university-of-california-berkeley, #water, #western-states-us, #wildfires

Fires, Then Floods: Risk of Deadly Climate Combination Rises

A new study found that the dangerous pairing of disasters may become more common in the American West as rains trigger runaway surges of mud and debris in areas damaged by wildfire.

#boulder-colo, #california, #colorado, #disasters-and-emergencies, #fires-and-firefighters, #floods, #global-warming, #golden-colo, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #idaho, #landslides-and-mudslides, #montecito-calif, #national-center-for-atmospheric-research, #nevada, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #rain, #research, #science-advances-journal, #united-states, #united-states-geological-survey, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-california-santa-barbara, #utah, #weather, #western-states-us

British Rainfall Records Extended Back to 1836 Thanks to Covid Lockdowns

As Britain went into its first Covid lockdown, a scientist asked for help transcribing rainfall records spanning three centuries. Thousands of people online answered the call.

#archives-and-records, #global-warming, #great-britain, #met-office-united-kingdom, #rain, #victorian-era, #weather

Texas and the Southeast Brace for Tornadoes and Heavy Rain

Severe weather, bringing several inches of rain and damaging winds, was expected to begin Monday afternoon in Texas and then move over Louisiana and Mississippi on Tuesday, forecasters said.

#alabama, #floods, #louisiana, #mississippi, #national-weather-service, #oklahoma, #rain, #tennessee, #texas, #tornadoes, #weather, #wind

Australia Flooding Declared a National Emergency

At least 20 people have died and tens of thousands have been ordered to evacuate as record rainfall continues to inundate the country’s eastern coast.

#australia, #disasters-and-emergencies, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #morrison-scott-1968, #rain, #weather

‘Rain Bomb’ Hits Northeastern Australia, Killing at Least 8

Days of downpours have pummeled Queensland, with flooding worsening in the state capital, Brisbane. The state premier described the wild weather as “waves of water just coming down.”

#floods, #morrison-scott-1968, #new-south-wales-australia, #palaszcz-annastacia, #queensland-australia, #rain

‘Atmospheric River’ Threatens to Pummel the Pacific Northwest

Heavy rains in the mountains of Oregon and Washington are expected to cause flooding starting on Monday, forecasters said.

#atmospheric-river, #floods, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #rain, #washington-state, #weather

Flooding in Brisbane and Northeast Australia Leaves at Least 7 Dead

Several days of downpours have pummeled Queensland, with flooding worsening in the state capital, Brisbane. The state premier described the wild weather as “waves of water just coming down.”

#floods, #morrison-scott-1968, #new-south-wales-australia, #palaszcz-annastacia, #queensland-australia, #rain

Flash Flooding Thumps Northeastern Australia, Leaving at Least 7 Dead

Several days of torrential downpours have pummeled towns and cities in Queensland. The state premier described the wild weather as a “rain bomb” with “waves of water just coming down.”

#floods, #morrison-scott-1968, #new-south-wales-australia, #palaszcz-annastacia, #queensland-australia, #rain

Storm Eunice Kills at Least 8

Gusts toppled trees and sent debris flying, leaving tens of thousands without power and disrupting travel a day later.

#europe, #great-britain, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #rain, #storm-eunice, #wind

Storm Eunice Slams Britain With Dangerously High Winds

Wind gusts of up to 90 miles per hour were expected in parts of the country. One weather official said the storm would be the worst the country has seen in 30 years.

#england, #great-britain, #london-england, #met-office-united-kingdom, #northern-ireland, #rain, #scotland, #storm-eunice, #wales, #weather, #wind

Mudslides in Brazil Kill at Least 78 People

Intense rainfall caused mudslides and flooding that destroyed part of the city of Petrópolis, in a region where a similar disaster in 2011 killed more than 900.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #rio-de-janeiro-brazil, #weather

Winter Storm Is Set to Bring Snow Across the U.S.

New Mexico, Texas and other areas unaccustomed to snow, ice and freezing wind chills are bracing for days of frigid weather.

#cold-and-cold-spells, #rain, #snow-and-snowstorms, #united-states, #weather

Winter Snow Storm Updates: States Brace for Dangerous Conditions

The storm, which brought snow to the South, was expected to chug along the Appalachians and into the Northeast on Sunday. In the Carolinas, power failures were likely from damaging ice.

#floods, #ice, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #northeastern-states-us, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rain, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #weather, #winter-season

Winter Storm Expected to Bring Snow From the Dakotas to the East Coast

‘There’s more uncertainty than usual,’ one forecaster said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #des-moines-iowa, #east-coast-us, #georgia, #interstate-95, #iowa, #kansas-city-mo, #kentucky, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #missouri, #national-weather-service, #new-york-city, #north-carolina, #north-dakota, #philadelphia-pa, #rain, #snow-and-snowstorms, #south-carolina, #virginia, #washington-dc, #weather

Record Rain and Snow Shut Down Roads and Schools in Washington State

Crucial routes through the Cascade Mountains remained closed on Sunday as responders assessed the damage.

#cascade-mountains, #floods, #hoquiam-wash, #leavenworth-wash, #olympia-wash, #puget-sound, #rain, #seattle-wash, #washington-state, #weather

Brazil Flooding Kills at Least 20 and Displaces Thousands

In northeast Brazil, local officials say they have never before seen flooding on this scale. Tens of thousands were forced to flee their homes.

#bahia-brazil, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #floods, #global-warming, #levees-and-dams, #rain

Heavy Rain and Snow Are Expected Over Much of California

The state was blanketed by a variety of weather warnings, with more than five feet of snow predicted for parts of the Sierra Nevada.

#california, #drought, #floods, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #rain, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

Climate Change Not a Driver of Madagascar Drought, Analysis Finds

Scientists said the island’s severe dry spell was in line with natural rainfall variability, but the region should still try to bolster its response to dry conditions.

#africa, #drought, #global-warming, #indian-ocean, #international-federation-of-red-cross-and-red-crescent-societies, #madagascar, #rain, #research, #university-of-cape-town, #world-food-program, #world-weather-attribution

Climate Change Threatens Smithsonian Museums

Beneath the National Museum of American History, floodwaters are intruding into collection rooms, a consequence of a warming planet. A fix remains years away.

#floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #museums, #national-mall-washington-dc, #national-museum-of-american-history, #rain, #smithsonian-institution, #smithsonian-national-museum-of-natural-history, #washington-dc

Evacuations Continue After Mudslides in British Columbia

Heavy rainfall and overflowing rivers have inundated cities in the Canadian province. The mayor of Abbotsford warned of an “uncertain and scary time” as residents took shelter in a convention center.

#british-columbia-canada, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #rescues, #weather

Landslides and Torrential Rains Batter British Columbia

Dozens of drivers were trapped by landslides, and the city of Merritt warned of a “mass sewage backup.” The rainfall was part of a system that also pummeled Washington State.

#british-columbia-canada, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #rain, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #washington-state, #water-pollution

20 People Rescued From Flooded R.V. Park in Oregon

Some campers were airlifted from a recreational vehicle park after floodwaters covered the only bridge in and out of the area.

#floods, #neskowin-creek, #oregon, #rain, #rescues, #washington-state, #weather

Slow-Moving Storm to Bring Heavy Flooding to Mid-Atlantic

A National Weather Service forecaster warned that heavy rain during high tides could lead to “astronomical surges” of ocean water.

#delaware-river, #floods, #maryland, #new-jersey, #pennsylvania, #rain, #weather

Yosemite Falls Surges After West Coast Storms Bring Needed Rainfall

More than six inches of rain fell over Yosemite National Park in central California over a 36-hour period, causing the waterfall to surge after a dry summer.

#california, #drought, #rain, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #weather, #yosemite-national-park-calif

Bomb Cyclone and ‘Atmospheric River’ Pummel California With Rain and Wind

Much of the Bay Area was under a flash flood watch on Sunday, with the National Weather Service warning of the potential for mudslides across the region.

#big-sur-calif, #california, #cyclones, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #marin-county-calif, #monterey-calif, #national-weather-service, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #rain, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #san-francisco-international-airport, #san-mateo-county-calif, #weather, #wildfires