Tropical Depression Barry failed to unleash catastrophic flooding in New Orleans, but it still swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into "an ocean."
Aside from downpours and thunderstorms associated with Barry, the only area at risk for periodic severe thunderstorms will be across the northern tier of the central United States through midweek. The storms are forecast to erupt along the northern rim of a large dome of heat that will build over much of the nation this week. "The risk of rounds of gusty to severe storms will extend from the northern High Plains and parts of the northern Rockies...
Floods force millions to flee homes in India, Nepal and Bangladesh
Tropical Depression Barry transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into what the state's governor described as "an ocean." (July 15)
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fire in the Sian Ka'an nature reserve on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula has spread to more than 6,000 acres (2,500 hectares) and local authorities say it's 30 percent under control. The Quintana Roo Environment Department says the fire's advance across the brush and grasslands has slowed as of Monday. Environment Secretary Afredo Arellano told Imagen Radio that drought and intense heat contributed to the fire. More than 50...
At least 94 people have died in Bangladesh, Nepal and northeastern India, with millions affected after torrential rains triggered floods and landslides over the weekend.
Each year, from around July 1 to mid-August, coastal states get a short window to catch their breaths as tropical activity goes into a quiet period. Those states can thank a variety of factors for these doldrums. Storms form from two main ingredients: tropical waves moving across the Atlantic and interactions between jet streams and the tropics. The second factor, the interactions between jet streams and the tropics, is the catalyst behind many...
Severe drought threatens the country, and poor infrastructure is making it worse. But there are potential solutions.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Amtrak rail service between New Orleans and three major cities is being restored after being suspended while Barry threatened. The Amtrak Crescent was to leave New York for New Orleans on Monday, with service from New Orleans to New York resuming Tuesday. Amtrak's Sunset Limited trains connect Los Angeles and New Orleans. The railroad says eastbound service to New Orleans...
Firefighters in China’s southeastern Jiangxi province rescued over 500 people – including a baby – on July 14 from floodwaters that had swept through Ganzhou City. The official Jiangxi Firefighting Department Weibo page reported that 546 trapped people were rescued by firefighting personnel, while over 2,000 were evacuated from their homes. According to Chinese media agency Xinhua, at least seven people were missing as a result of the latest severe flooding in Jiangxi province. Over one million people have been impacted, the outlet reported. This footage shows firefighters in Ganzhou City transporting a sleeping baby through the floodwaters by placing it in a pink plastic bin. Heavy rainfall and flooding have been afflicting the province since June. Xinhua reported on July 11 that a total of 22 people had been killed and over 7 million affected by the flooding. Credit: Jiangxi Firefighting Department via Storyful
Severe thunderstorms rolled through Great Falls, Montana, on Sunday, July 14, bringing hail and strong winds, local media reported. This video shows hail pelting the backyard of a home in Great Falls as strong winds lash trees. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning on Sunday, predicting quarter-sized hail and winds up to 70 mph. Sarah Peters, who posted the video on Facebook, said the roar of the storm was “deafening” and that it “annihilated” her plants and fence. Great Falls Fire Rescue said on Sunday that the storms downed trees and power lines across the city. Credit: Sarah Peters via Storyful
Despite being near rivers that tend to cause backwater flooding, Assumption Parish was largely spared as Barry moved through the region -- thanks to a 400-foot-long sunken barge in nearby Bayou Chene.
The 148th Open Championship is set to be played at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Portrush, Northern Ireland, from July 18 to July 21. The world's oldest golf championship returns to Northern Ireland for the first time in 68 years and the weather may be a factor in the outcome. Extreme weather is not expected during the four days of intense play on the rugged links which feature frequent changes in direction and elevation. Tiger Woods of the United...
A series of cold fronts hit Australia’s east coast on the weekend of July 13, according to the New South Wales Bureau of Meteorology. This video was posted to Facebook by Chilby Photography, who said it was filmed near the town of Crookwell, New South Wales, on July 13. The chilly temperatures also brought “damaging winds,” the Bureau of Meteorology said. Earlier in the week, Crookwell experienced four days with unusually warm highs around 16 degrees Celsius (61 degrees Fahrenheit). People in Queensland experienced the coldest temperature of the year on July 15, with some areas reaching lows of -4.8 degrees Celsius, or about 23 degrees Fahrenheit, the Queensland Bureau of Meteorology said. Credit: Chilby Photography via Storyful
Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says they are not out of the woods yet.
Mangroves can protect coastal areas from erosion and floods, and Abu Dhabi is regenerating them to help fight climate change.
Soon after making landfall along the central Louisiana coast as a Category 1 hurricane on Saturday, Barry weakened to a tropical storm. The much-anticipated storm later weakened to a tropical depression Sunday afternoon as it continued to spread heavy rain inland, leaving a trail of flooding in its path. As of Monday morning, the storm remained a depression as it slowly meandered across northwestern Arkansas. While Barry is expected to weaken to...
A family of ducks was recorded swimming in Regent’s Canal, London, recently by Audrey Gillan. Her video shows them paddling along a surface dominated by duckweed. Overgrowths of duckweed can be problematic, especially in warm weather, but the plant does provide food for ducks, as well as herbivorous fish. Nothing good, though, can be said about what’s seen next on the water – a discarded plastic bottle. The Canal and River Trust says plastic bottles make up a quarter of the plastic pollution it deals with on its waterways. Around 80 percent of that total, it says, comes from inland sources, amid what it says is “endless plastic and fly-tipping incidents.” Credit: Audrey Gillan via Storyful
PATNA, India (AP) — After causing flooding and landslides in Nepal, three rivers are overflowing in northern India and submerging parts of Bihar state, killing at least 14 people, officials said Monday. Farther east, 17 others were killed by flooding in Assam and other states in India's remote northeast. Pratata Amrit, a government official, said about 200,000 people left their flooded village homes in Bihar, with 50,000 taking shelter in 152...
Barry made landfall as a hurricane but quickly weakened to a tropical storm.
You can't tell from looking at the streets still under water, but the Gulf Coast got lucky with this storm.
Dangerous flooding from Tropical Depression Barry is threatening 11 million people across the South. Flood alerts are up across eight states and some areas could see up to another five inches of rain. Barry made landfall as a category one hurricane in Louisiana on Saturday, but was quickly downgraded to a tropical storm. More than 90 people were rescued across several communities over the weekend. Omar Villafranca reports.
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Authorities made 40 water rescues in Panama City Beach on Sunday due to deadly rip currents off the coast of Florida.
Heating is likely then downpours late Wednesday and Thursday. Evan Myers has details