Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Weather

A polar bear walks away after feasting on the carcass of a seal on the ice in the Franklin Strait in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Saturday, July 22, 2017.

BY FRANK JORDANS VICTORIA STRAIT, Nunavut (AP) — The email arrived in mid-June, seeking to explode any notion that global warming might turn our Arctic expedition into a summer cruise. ...
Volunteers wait at the scene of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent, just outside of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, Tuesday, Aug. 15 , 2017.

BY CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Fatmata Kamara had just stepped outside her house before dawn Monday when she saw the muddy hillside collapsing above her. The only ...

Gert strengthened Monday to become the second hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. As of 11:00 p.m. Monday from the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Gert is located 445 miles ...
In this image made available by Society 4 Climate Change Communication, Sierra Leone, mud and water flow in Freetown Sierra Leone Monday Aug. 14, 2017.

BY CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Mudslides and torrential flooding killed at least 200 people in and around Sierra Leone’s capital early Monday following heavy rains, with many ...
This undated photo provided by Glacier National Park/National Park Service shows the Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park, Montana.

BY MATT VOLZ HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire has cut off the return route for dozens of people staying in a Glacier National Park backcountry chalet, leaving them the ...
This Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, file photo shows the Circle Food Store engulfed in floodwaters in New Orleans.

BY STACEY PLAISANCE and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s governor declared a state of emergency in New Orleans on Thursday as the city’s malfunctioning water-pumping system and the ...

The first hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season finally formed Wednesday afternoon, as Hurricane Franklin intensifies in the Bay of Campeche. As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Franklin had maximum ...
In this Aug. 25, 1992, file photo, rows of damaged houses sit between Homestead and Florida City, Fla.

BY JENNIFER KAY MIAMI (AP) — Almost 25 years have passed since a Category 5 hurricane struck south of Miami, and the city’s vulnerability to catastrophic storm damage has grown ...
A view of the swallen Rienza river after a violent rain in the upper Pusteria Valley, in Brunico, Northern Italy, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017.

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A heavy storm with strong winds, hail and rain has hit the Balkans and elsewhere in Europe as the weather changed on Monday following a week ...

Tropical Storm Franklin has become the sixth named storm of the season. According to the National Hurricane Center, Franklin’s center of circulation was about 200 miles east of Belize and ...
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