Tag Archives: Flooding

The new definition of “emergency”: when hospitals are impacted by severe weather

Like a scene from a blockbuster horror movie or sci-fi thriller, the quiet town of Estes Park, Colorado, is facing the daunting reality of being cut off from the rest of the world with limited roadways available to and from the rural hamlet. Following the recent historic flooding in the state, a majority of the […]

Mexico’s tourism is ready to say “No Más” to more tropical weather systems

Mexico seems to be attracting more than just tourists this fall. Tropical storms, including Hurricane Manuel along the Pacific coast and Tropical Storm Ingrid from the Gulf of Mexico, stirred up trouble for the Mexican government, its citizens, and visitors over the last ten days. After these two systems served up a double whammy to […]

Intense Flooding Making Life More Than Miserable for 10+ Million in Rapidly Sinking Jakarta; “Bathtub Effect” Threatens Future of City

Imagine the infrastructure of Port au Prince, a population density about a third greater than New York City*, the subsidence problems of New Orleans and a landscape like the Netherlands. What have you got? Jakarta. I mean, you know it’s bad when the Jakarta authorities are consulting with the Dutch for assistance in developing a plan to deal with the annual flooding.

Typhoon Haikui Flooding Eastern China; Dam Bursts Killing 10

It’s been raining in eastern China for a week and it’s been raining heavily since this past Tuesday. Early Friday morning a reservoir dam near southeast of Shanghai gave way, killing 10 and injuring 27; there are still people missing. All this rain is the result of Typhoon Haikui which moved onshore Wednesday. Overall, 53 fatalities have been attributed to the tropical cyclone.

Just How Rainy A Downpour? Time-Lapse Video Shows

As this week’s U.S. severe weather event made its way through Houston yesterday, ImpactWeather TropicsWatch Manager Chris Hebert took a few moments every ¼-hour or so to check one of the local bayou cams – the “Harris Gully Box Culvert” cam – and to trap the occasional image.   Here’s a 20-second compilation that spans a […]

Endless Summer FINALLY Drawing to a Close

The endless summer — 2011. It’s been a wild ride with earthquakes, floods, wildfires, drought and heat. It may be that despite all the weather features that grabbed the headlines this past summer, it will be the heat that is remembered for generations to come. And the drought. (Not to mention the dreadful spring season […]

Active Weather Week Across the Nation’s Heartland

An active weather pattern is shaping up across the central and eastern U.S. this week as a strong low pressure system and its associated fronts move eastward. Showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop across this region as we head into the afternoon hours. Widespread severe storms will be possible across the Central and Southern […]

Hammered Enough? 2nd Massive Flood Hits Central U.S.

Another flooding story? Yes. And with all the heartbreak and ruin of all the other flooding stories. This time it’s along the swollen banks of the Missouri on the Missouri-Iowa border near the town of Hamburg in southwestern Iowa.

Once Again, Disasterous Flooding Follows Drought

Once again, flooding follows decades of drought in China – with disastrous results.

FEMA Responds to Massive “Quake” in Central U.S.

If the title of this article didn’t quite grab your attention, then this will: “Approximately 9,000 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen on State Active Duty are supporting the simulated earthquake relief operations, including mock route clearing, search and rescue, and security operations across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee.”