Heavy rain

PARADISE, Calif | Rain helps douse California fire but slows search crews

PARADISE, Calif. — Rains are helping douse a massive and deadly Northern California wildfire. The blaze that destroyed Paradise, California, and nearby towns was 95 percent contained as of Friday night. The heavy rain and strong wind are also complicating the search process for the remains of people trapped by the fire. At least 84 … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif | Rain helps douse California fire but slows search crews

AMMAN, Jordan | Floods kill 9 in Jordan, visitors seek high ground in Petra

AMMAN, Jordan— Flash floods caused by heavy rain across Jordan killed nine people Friday and forced hundreds of tourists to seek higher ground in the kingdom’s ancient city of Petra, the government spokeswoman said. About two dozen people were hurt and dozens more evacuated from their homes in several locations in the kingdom, as flood … Continue reading AMMAN, Jordan | Floods kill 9 in Jordan, visitors seek high ground in Petra

AMMAN, Jordan | Floods kill 4 in Jordan, visitors seek high ground in Petra

AMMAN, Jordan — Flash floods caused by heavy rain across Jordan killed four people Friday and forced hundreds of tourists to seek higher ground in the kingdom’s ancient city of Petra, government officials said. About two dozen people were hurt and dozens more evacuated from their homes in several locations in the kingdom, as flood … Continue reading AMMAN, Jordan | Floods kill 4 in Jordan, visitors seek high ground in Petra

TOKYO | Typhoon bears down on Japan, areas hit by previous storm

TOKYO — A powerful typhoon was ripping through Japan on Sunday and authorities were warning people to brace for heavy winds and rain in areas that include those devastated by a previous storm. Many flights were canceled at major airports throughout Japan, including Tokyo’s Narita and Haneda, as Typhoon Trami approached. The storm destroyed power … Continue reading TOKYO | Typhoon bears down on Japan, areas hit by previous storm

HONG KONG | Typhoon lashes south China after killing 36 in Philippines

HONG KONG  — Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 36 people dead and dozens more feared buried in a landslide. More than 2.4 million people had been relocated in southern China’s Guangdong province by Sunday evening to flee … Continue reading HONG KONG | Typhoon lashes south China after killing 36 in Philippines

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines | Powerful typhoon lashes Philippines, killing at least 12

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines — Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the northern Philippines with destructive winds and heavy rain that set off landslides and destroyed homes on Saturday, leaving at least 12 people dead and six missing, as southern China braced for the powerful storm. The strongest typhoon to hit the disaster-prone Philippines this year slammed ashore before dawn … Continue reading TUGUEGARAO, Philippines | Powerful typhoon lashes Philippines, killing at least 12

HONOLULU | Olivia is now a tropical depression, more rain for Hawaii

HONOLULU  — Heavy rain and winds from a tropical storm downed trees, knocked out power and prompted evacuations of several homes on Hawaii’s Maui island but spared the state widespread damage before it headed to sea and away from the state. Tropical Storm Olivia was downgraded Thursday to a tropical depression after it crossed the … Continue reading HONOLULU | Olivia is now a tropical depression, more rain for Hawaii

HONOLULU | Maui hit with heavy rain as Olivia bears down on Hawaii

HONOLULU — Maui was hit with heavy rain and powerful winds Wednesday as a gradually weakening tropical storm neared Hawaii, with forecasters predicting Tropical Storm Olivia could dump 5 to 10 inches (12 to 25 centimeters). Some places could get as much as 15 inches (38 centimeters). The downpours started before dawn on Maui and … Continue reading HONOLULU | Maui hit with heavy rain as Olivia bears down on Hawaii