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Tokyo's wet weather streak ends after 21 days

National Aug 23, 2017

Tokyo's wet weather streak ends after 21 days

The Tokyo area's 21-day stretch of rainfall that began Aug. 1 ended Tuesday, the second-longest wet streak logged for the month of August. According to the Meteorological Agency, from Aug. 1 to Aug. 21, Tokyo experienced 131.5 milliliters of rain, with the average for the ...

Carolinas inundated as deadly massive low blows through

World Oct 5, 2015

Carolinas inundated as deadly massive low blows through

A dangerous rainstorm drenching the U.S. East Coast brought more misery Sunday to South Carolina — cutting power to thousands, forcing hundreds of water rescues and closing many roads because of floodwaters. Early Sunday, emergency management officials sent a statewide alert telling people to stay ...

Hundreds feared dead in Guatemala landslide, hopeful keep digging

World Oct 4, 2015

Hundreds feared dead in Guatemala landslide, hopeful keep digging

Hopes faded of finding any remaining survivors of a massive landslide in Guatemala that killed at least 73 people, even as families scrabbled through rubble to find the bodies of loved-ones, with hundreds of others still missing. Distraught relatives of the victims shoveled alongside diggers ...

Sunshine returns, sheds light on deadly Texas flood devastation

World Jun 1, 2015

Sunshine returns, sheds light on deadly Texas flood devastation

Most of Texas was set to get its first period of extended sunshine in weeks, allowing surging rivers to recede as emergency-management officials turn their attention to cleanup efforts in such places as Houston, where damage estimates top $45 million. Parts of the state were ...

Texas governor: Deadly flooding had 'tsunami-type power'

World May 26, 2015

Texas governor: Deadly flooding had 'tsunami-type power'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday described the flash flooding that had killed at least three people in his state as "a relentless wall of water that mowed down huge trees like they were grass." Abbott declared states of disaster in 24 counties and flew ...

World Jan 20, 2015

14 killed, thousands displaced by Madagascar tropical storm

At least 14 people were killed over the weekend when the island nation of Madagascar was battered by a tropical storm, officials said Monday. Tropical storm Chedza has displaced more than 36,000 Madagascans, said the National Office of Risk and Catastrophe Management. Most of the ...