Among the hundreds of people anxiously waiting for word of their missing loved ones aboard a capsized Chinese cruise ship, Xuan Yan initially had perhaps a bit more reason to hope.
by Zhe Huang (Bloomberg) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang ordered an investigation into why a the cruise ship Eastern Star, carrying more than 450 people, capsized late Monday in the Yangtze river as rescuers continued the search for survivors. Show More Summary
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Damage from tornadoes, floods and severe storms in Oklahoma in May that killed at least six people and damaged hundreds of structures could top $150 million, state Emergency Management Director Albert Ashwood said on Tuesday.
The violent windstorm that tipped over a Chinese ferry boat carrying 458 people originated from a towering group of thunderstorms.
By Kate Silver On November 17, 2013, at roughly11:05 AM, the EF4 tornado that hit Washington, Ill., tore through the center of town, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. It took just under 10 minutes with winds clocking 190 mpg to inflict $800 million in damages, devastate over 630 [...]
As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Governor Greg Abbott has requested—and President Obama has granted—federal help. I don’t begrudge Texas billions of dollars in disaster relief. After all, we’re all part of America. Show More Summary
Ship capsizes in "tornado" on southern stretch of Yangtze. Rescuers fought bad weather on Tuesday as they searched for more than 400 people, many of them elderly Chinese tourists,
As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has requested – and President Obama has granted – federal help.
The captain told local media the vessel sank after getting caught in a tornado in China's Yangtze River. Few of the 458 on board are thought to have survived the incident.
A reported "tornado" on the Yangtze has been mentioned as a possible reason for the deadly accident involving the ship.
Ship capsizes in “tornado” on southern stretch of Yangtze Many of the 458 passengers on board are elderly tourists Divers pull man, woman from upturned hull alive Five bodies recovered, rescuers work in bad weather Angry family members...Show More Summary
Welcome to hurricane season. June 1 to Nov. 30 is the official season for hurricanes in the Atlantic. Forecasters are predicting fewer than average storms this year, though that doesn’t necessarily mean they will be less deadly than other years. Data scientist Seth Kadish, who runs the blog Vizual Statistix, recently created this graphic showing […]
A short while ago, Texas pols said federal government was taking over. Now they're begging for help. As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has requested – and President Obama has granted – federal help. I don’t begrudge Texas billions of dollars in disaster relief. Show More Summary
As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has requested -- and President Obama has granted -- federal help. I don't begrudge Texas billions of dollars in disaster relief. After all, we're all part of America. Show More Summary
Today is the two-year anniversary of the largest tornado ever recorded. The tornado, a multiple-vortex EF-3 (by damage, EF-5 by radar measurements) grew to an astonishing width of 2.6 miles at its widest. The storm killed eight people,...Show More Summary
As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Gov. Greg...
San Andreas has already raked in more dough than the entire haul of last year’s tornado thriller Into the Storm. Which, in originality-starved Hollywood, means only one thing: MORE EARTHQUAKES! Which fault line will form the backdrop for the next Rock-starring disaster drama? There’s one obvious choice. Read more...
As this week brought 20-plus inches of rain, tornadoes, and severe flooding to parts of Texas and Oklahoma, killing more than 20 people, some major media figures have taken to noting a connection between the storms and anthropogenic climate change. Show More Summary
We’ve had two feet of rain this month. Yesterday, an early morning storm arrived with a tornado warning that sent me and Gizmo splashing down into our flooded basement. Our yard may be squishy, but some of our neighbors could raise catfish on their lawns. That’s a real … Continue reading ?
We’ve witnessed supercells - those big beastly rotating thunderstorms - every day, six tornadoes, and tons of other amazing sights.