Heavy rains

MIAMI | WHAT’S HAPPENING: Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks

MIAMI — A heavy-duty response already is slogging through heavy rains and floodwaters to help people trapped or displaced by Florence’s watery onslaught. Storm winds might be dropping, but rivers are rising and the next few days could bring the most destructive round of flooding in North Carolina history. BY THE NUMBERS —Storm deaths: At … Continue reading MIAMI | WHAT’S HAPPENING: Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks

MIAMI | WHAT’S HAPPENING: Rescues needed in Florence’s heavy rains

MIAMI— It’s about the water, not the wind, with Hurricane Florence making an extended stay along the North Carolina coast. Forecasters say “it cannot be emphasized enough that the most serious hazard associated with slow-moving Florence is extremely heavy rainfall, which will cause disastrous flooding that will be spreading inland.” Top sustained winds made it … Continue reading MIAMI | WHAT’S HAPPENING: Rescues needed in Florence’s heavy rains

HONOLULU | Maui hunkers down for Tropical Storm Olivia nearing Hawaii

HONOLULU — Maui hunkered down for heavy rains and powerful winds as a gradually weakening tropical storm barreled toward Hawaii, while Honolulu hoped it would be spared the worst. Forecasters said Tropical Storm Olivia could dump 5 to 10 inches (12 to 25 centimeters) of rain, with some places getting as much as 15 inches. … Continue reading HONOLULU | Maui hunkers down for Tropical Storm Olivia nearing Hawaii

GULFPORT, Miss. | Gordon slams Gulf Coast with tropical-force winds, rain

GULFPORT, Miss. — Tropical-force winds from fast-moving Gordon smashed into the coastline of Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle on Tuesday evening, the frontal edge of a system just offshore that forecasters warned could become a hurricane by the time it makes landfall. Tropical Storm Gordon strengthened some in the final hours as it neared … Continue reading GULFPORT, Miss. | Gordon slams Gulf Coast with tropical-force winds, rain

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. | Tropical Storm Gordon brings hurricane warning to Gulf Coast

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Tropical Storm Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds on Monday and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane when it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast. Gordon formed into a tropical storm near the Florida Keys early Monday as it moved west-northwest at 17 mph (28 kph). … Continue reading MIAMI BEACH, Fla. | Tropical Storm Gordon brings hurricane warning to Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Gordon brings hurricane watch to Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds on Monday, forcing holiday beachgoers to drier ground. Weather forecasters said the storm could strengthen to near-hurricane force by the time it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast. Gordon formed into a tropical storm near the Florida Keys early Monday as it moved … Continue reading Tropical Storm Gordon brings hurricane watch to Gulf Coast

NEW DELHI | People plucked from rooftops as Indian floods kill 324

NEW DELHI  — Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than 320 people, officials said. “Kerala state is facing its worst flood in 100 years,” the top state elected official, Pinarayi Vijayan’s office … Continue reading NEW DELHI | People plucked from rooftops as Indian floods kill 324

MAE SAI, Thailand | Divers with extra supplies advance in Thai cave passageway

MAE SAI, Thailand — Rescue divers are advancing in the main passageway inside the flooded cave in northern Thailand where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been missing more than a week. Thai navy SEALs said in a Facebook post early Monday that divers since Sunday night had reached a bend where the kilometer- … Continue reading MAE SAI, Thailand | Divers with extra supplies advance in Thai cave passageway