Hurricane Barry: storm strengthens as officials warn of heavy rain to come | US news

Hurricane Barry: storm strengthens as officials warn of heavy rain to come | US news

Tropical Storm Barry strengthened into a category one hurricane on Saturday as it neared the Louisiana coast, threatening millions with heavy rains and storm surge. The storm was expected to weaken after it moved inland but forecasters encouraged residents in New Orleans to be patient and stay vigilant. More than 12 hours after city officials […]

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Arctic wildfires emitted as much CO2 in June as Sweden does in a year | World news

Arctic wildfires emitted as much CO2 in June as Sweden does in a year | World news

Arctic wildfires, some the size of 100,000 football pitches, emitted as much carbon dioxide (CO2) last month as the country of Sweden does in a whole year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday. “Since the start of June we’ve seen unprecedented wildfires in the Arctic region,” WMO spokeswoman Clare Nullis told a regular […]

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One dead and six injured in Dallas crane collapse amid severe thunderstorms | US news

A woman died and at least six people were injured when a crane collapsed on to an apartment building in Dallas amid severe thunderstorms early on Sunday afternoon. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans told reporters first responders searching the Elan City Lights building found a woman inside an apartment who was later pronounced dead. Two […]

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After the floods: the struggle for survival in a tiny Mississippi town | US news

When Tchula lake overran its banks, after heavy rains, Walter Coats’s home was one of the first to succumb. “I left that morning when I saw the waters start rising,” Coats said. “When I came back I couldn’t even get in the house.” The water was high. His weathered wooden steps had washed clear away. […]

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California has earthquakes every three minutes, scientists say | US news

Scientists counted 1.8 million earthquakes in California from 2008 to 2017, most of them so tiny that no one feels them. Using a more accurate way of finding teeny tiny earthquakes, scientists recorded far from temblors than the current catalog of just under 180,000 for that decade, , according to a report in the journal […]

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Alabama tornadoes kill at least 23 and cause ‘catastrophic’ damage | US news

At least 23 people, including children as young as six, have been killed and more are missing after at least two tornadoes struck in Alabama on Sunday, causing “catastrophic” damage, a county sheriff has said. Crews searched a trail of destruction several miles long before pausing efforts overnight as conditions became too dangerous, Lee County […]

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‘He’s a survivor’: dog reunited with family months after they fled wildfires | US news

A dog named Kingston is back with his family 101 days after he jumped out of their truck as they fled a devastating northern California wildfire. The 12-year-old Akita was reunited Monday with the Ballejos family, who fled the town of Paradise late last year, the Sacramento television station KXTV reported. “When I found out, […]

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California: driving rain floods streets as mudslide forces evacuations | US news

Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, flooding streets, triggering a mudslide that destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year. The powerful system swept in from the Pacific Ocean and unleashed damaging rain, snow and wind across the US west into Wyoming and Colorado after walloping northern California […]

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Weatherwatch: stormy future could disrupt Hebridean lifeline | News

Anyone who has been to the islands off Scotland’s west coast will be familiar with Caledonian MacBrayne ferries. On a clear still day in summer there can be no better way (for the price of a ferry ticket) to view the beauty of the mountains and islands set against clear blue water. But winter brings […]

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‘I just want to break down’: the California wildfire victims living in a parking lot – video | US news

Hundreds of families who lost their homes in the devastating Northern California wildfires stay in tents and cars at makeshift camps in shopping centre car parks. One young family is living with two young children in a van parked outside Walmart in Chico. Evacuee Alisha Anstrom said: ‘I’m trying to stay as strong as I […]

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