Stories tagged "severe weather"

July 11, 2019

Barry May Hit NOLA, Poses An Unprecedented Threat

By Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina On Wednesday, New Orleans got a preview of coming disasters.  Severe thunderstorms that dumped between 6 and 7 inches of rain on the city in just 3 hours prompted tornado warnings and inundated the downtown area with water, causing...

May 23, 2019

Heroes of the Week: Flood Rescuers

Earlier this week, we described the severe weather outbreak in the midwest.  By Thursday, more than 60 tornadoes had touched down in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Iowa.  All the rain made swollen rivers even more flooded and left many people stranded in their cars...

May 2, 2019

Davenport Flooded by Mississippi River, Tornadoes Rock Midwest

The Mississippi River broke through a barrier and water rushed into downtown Davenport, Iowa, flooding offices and shops unexpectedly on Tuesday and remained flooded into Wednesday.  CNN reported that the flooding occurred when HESCO flood restraints holding back the...

April 11, 2019

One Frigid Thing: April Blizzard Blasts The Plains

The temperature on Tuesday in Denver was 78 degrees, but yesterday Denver was dealing with a major snowstorm that caused the cancellation of a baseball game between the Rockies and the Atlanta Braves.  In South Dakota, a portion of I-90 had to be shut down on...

March 15, 2019

Heroes of the Week: Weather Forecasters Keeping Us Safe

Since the beginning of March, we have faced some brutal weather in the United States, between the deadly rainstorms and flooding in California, the tornadoes in Alabama, and the bombogenesis blizzard that walloped the mountain west and midwest yesterday.  Tens of...

January 8, 2019

Lawsuit alleges Weather Channel App sells users’ personal info

Los Angeles City Attorney Michael Feuer sued the operator of a free, popular weather forecast app alleging that the company misled consumers by hiding the fact that it was selling their personal location data.  The Associated Press reported that TWC Product and...