Torrential rain in Rio de Janeiro leaves 10 dead, floods favela

World Apr 10, 2019

Torrential rain in Rio de Janeiro leaves 10 dead, floods favela

Torrential rain left at least 10 people dead in Rio de Janeiro, officials said Tuesday, as emergency workers rescued people trapped by the downpour and clean-up efforts gathered pace. The unusually heavy rain began Monday evening and continued into Tuesday, triggering widespread flash flooding that ...

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 ...