Floodwaters prompt water rescues, submerge portions of northeastern US

A slow-moving storm has plagued portions of the northeastern United States with dangerous flash flooding through the weekend and into the early portion of this week. On Saturday, parts of northern New Jersey and the New York City area were hit hard by torrential rain and flooding...


Downpours, flooding to pummel the central US this week

While many across the Midwest have enjoyed a string of warm and dry days, heavy rain inundating the central Plains will soon overspread the region. The drought-ridden south-central United States received some much-needed rain early this week from a slow-moving storm. Drought-stricken portions of Kansas and Missouri will continue to reap the benefits of additional rainfall through midweek. "A general 1-3 inches of rain is likely in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.""..


Risk of flooding downpours to return to northeastern US this weekend, early next week

Drenching showers and thunderstorms will bring the risk of flash flooding to the central Appalachians and part of the mid-Atlantic, while the heaviest rain may focus on part of New England into early next week. Have the umbrellas and raincoats handy again. There is the potential for the wettest swath in the Northeast to receive 5 inches of rain with locally higher amounts before the pattern breaks up...


Jongdari targets eastern China with flooding rain after injuring at least 24 in Japan

After Jongdari slammed into Japan over the weekend as a typhoon, the storm is set to make another landfall in eastern China late this week. On Saturday night, Jongdari made landfall in southern Japan as a typhoon with the strength equal to a Category 1 hurricane. Power was cut to thousands of residents and at least 24 people have been reported injured, according to NHK. After lingering near western Japan early this week, Jongdari will slowly track to the west across the East China Sea starting at midweek...


What is red tide?

Before planning a visit to a southern U.S. beach, you may want to check if there is a toxic algae bloom invading the waters. Red tide is a phenomenon that could ruin a beach visit by possibly irritating your respiratory system or making your eyes water. In addition to making beachgoers cough, it also contaminates shellfish and kills fish and larger marine animals, including dolphins and manatees...



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    6 ways volcanoes benefit Earth, our environment

    The incredible sight of molten lava streaming down a volcano’s sides as voluminous ash plumes gush tens of thousands of feet into the atmosphere will send nearby residents into a panic.It’s for good reason. Volcanic eruptions and related earthquakes have been known to wipe out neighborhoods and claim thousands of lives...



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    Vog vs. laze: What's the difference and why are they so dangerous?

    Two buzzwords associated with the air quality impacts of volcanic activity are "vog" and "laze" - but what is the difference, and what do they mean?Whether volcanic activity occurs in a single eruption or is spread out over the course of weeks or even months, residents of the impacted areas will likely deal with at least one of these air quality hazards...


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    What is a meteotsunami?

    When intense storms move over open water, they can generate a wall of water known as a meteotsunami, an uncommon event that can cause damage along the coast of bodies of water.These events can be difficult to predict and can range from small, almost undetectable waves of water to larger waves that can inundate coastal areas...