Snow closes roads in Israel, is a source of wonder in Cairo CAIRO — Snow coated domes and minarets Friday as a record Mideast storm compounded the suffering of Syrian refugees, sent the Israeli army scrambling to dig out stranded motorists and gave Egyptians a rare glimpse of snow in their capital. Nearly three feet of snow closed roads in… Read more →
WASHINGTON – Feeling chilly? Here’s cold comfort: You could be in East Antarctica which new data says set a record for “soul-crushing” cold. Try 135.8 degrees Fahrenheit below zero; that’s 93.2 degrees below zero Celsius, which sounds only slightly toastier. Better yet, don’t try it. That’s so cold scientists say it hurts to breathe. A new look at NASA satellite… Read more →
Sardinia deadly floods: Italy declares state of emergency
Italian authorities have declared a state of emergency in Sardinia after a cyclone struck the…
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Italian authorities have declared a state of emergency in Sardinia after a cyclone struck the Mediterranean island.
At least 16 people are known to have died and hundreds have been moved from their homes after winds of up to 125 kilometres an hour and sheets of rain brought devastation.
Several people are reported missing.
In the northeastern town of Olbia, the mayor said sudden flooding had burst “like a bomb”. The skies dumped as much rain in an hour as falls on Milan in six months, Gianni Giovanelli added.
Video captures Midwest tornado fury
Video shows tornadoes moving across the Midwest and devastation left in the wake of the storms.
Drone shows shocking typhoon devastation
Karl Penhaul reports from the middle of the Tacloban devastation using a drone camera to get a bird’s eye view.
November 18, 2013 (WASHINGTON, Ill.) (WLS) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was set to tour the state Monday to visit some of the towns hardest hit by tornadoes over the weekend. At least six people in Illinois were killed.
Driven to despair, survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines turned to looting in search for food, water and medicine amid reports of warehouses and shops attacked in the aftermath of one of the strongest storms ever recorded. As essential supplies dwindled, tensions rose. Since the storm hit the islands five days ago, residents have broken into homes, shops and… Read more →
The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year caused widespread damage across the country on Friday, uprooting trees and sending locals running for cover.
By 5pm local time (0900 GMT) on Friday,Typhoon Haiyan – one of the strongest storms ever – was centred to the west of Aklan province on Panay Island, 320 kilometres (200 miles) south of Manila, after blasting the island resort of Boracay.
The huge, fast-paced typhoon raced across a string of islands from east to west – Samar, Leyte, Cebu and Panay – and lashed beach communities with over 200 kilometre (125 mile) per hour winds.
Typhoon Haiyan one of the biggest storms ever
CNN Chief Meteorologist Chad Myers says Typhoon Haiyan could be one of the biggest storms that the planet has ever seen.