Central Indiana twisters wreak havoc, flatten homes, Starbucks cafe

Aug 25, 2016

Central Indiana twisters wreak havoc, flatten homes, Starbucks cafe

Thunderstorms and tornadoes plowed through central Indiana on Wednesday, demolishing numerous homes and a Starbucks cafe in Kokomo and cutting power to thousands of Indianapolis-area residents, but no serious injuries were immediately reported. The National Weather Service issued a bulletin saying a “confirmed large ...

Massachusetts twister spares Louisa May Alcott's family home

Aug 23, 2016

Massachusetts twister spares Louisa May Alcott's family home

A tornado that briefly touched down in the Massachusetts town of Concord uprooted trees and damaged dozens of houses but spared the family home of author Louisa May Alcott. The National Weather Service says the EF1 tornado had winds of about 100 mph. EF1 ...

Aug 18, 2016

July hottest month in modern times, U.S. agency says

Soaring temperatures worldwide made July the hottest month in modern times, setting a new high mark for global heat in 137 years of record-keeping, U.S. government scientists said Wednesday. The report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration came just two days after the ...

Typhoon Chanthu makes landfall on Hokkaido

Aug 17, 2016

Typhoon Chanthu makes landfall on Hokkaido

Typhoon Chanthu made landfall on the northernmost main island of Hokkaido on Wednesday afternoon after moving north off the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan, causing heavy rain and disrupting traffic in extensive areas, the weather agency said. The typhoon landed near Cape Erimo on ...

Aug 16, 2016

Heavy rain forecast as typhoon threatens Kanto, Tohoku, Hokkaido

A typhoon was expected to pummel eastern and northern Japan on Wednesday, the Meteorological Agency said Tuesday. Typhoon Chanthu was forecast to bring thunderstorms and heavy rain, the agency said, cautioning the public to prepare for strong winds and flooding. Up to 250 mm ...

Rising floodwaters leave thousands homeless in Louisiana

Aug 15, 2016

Rising floodwaters leave thousands homeless in Louisiana

aton Rouge Louisiana Robert and Gwen Arceneaux endured a sleepless night Sunday after noticing floodwater creeping into their home — in a neighborhood that had never seen water before. They gathered up their dogs and a few bags of belongings and fled out the ...