Residents of Alpine County were cleaning up Thursday after flash floods led to washouts and related storm damage. (8-4-22)
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More than six months’ worth of rain fell in a matter of hours in the area.
California’s Death Valley National Park was hit with nearly an inch and a half of rain on Friday. The extreme weather triggered flash floods that closed all roads and stranded about 1,000 visitors and workers.
Record rainfall Friday trigged flash floods at Death Valley National Park that swept away cars, closed all roads and stranded hundreds of visitors and workers. There were no immediate reports of injuries but roughly 60 vehicles were buried in mud and debris and about 500 visitors and 500 park workers were stuck inside the park, officials said.
Around 1,000 got trapped inside Death Valley National Park this weekend after a monsoonal storm drenched the area with rain.
Spotty storms have developed and will be possible around sunset.
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The National Hurricane Center said on Sunday that a tropical wave has moved off the African west coast as the peak of hurricane season approaches. As of the NHC’s 8 p.m. tropical outlook, forecasters give the system a 40% chance of formation in the next five days. On Saturday, the NHC began projecting the formation of a potential tropical system in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and forecast the ...
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The National Weather Service in Phoenix issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Peoria, Surprise and Sun City until 8 p.m. Sunday.
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Multiple wildfires are burning around Oregon that have brought recreation closures to popular areas including Diamond Peak and Waldo Lake.
A Cape Cod beach closed Saturday afternoon after a “number” of Portuguese man o’wars washed ashore.
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More human remains have been found at drought-stricken Lake Mead National Recreation Area east of Las Vegas, authorities said Sunday. It’s the fourth time since May that remains have been uncovered as Western drought forces the shoreline to retreat at the shrinking Colorado River reservoir behind the Hoover Dam. National Park Service officials said rangers were called to the reservoir between Nevada and Arizona around 11 a.m. Saturday after skeletal remains were discovered at Swim Beach.
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Millions of households across the south of England could be hit with hosepipe bans within days after the Environment Secretary urged more water companies to introduce urgent restrictions.
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STORY: About 60 cars belonging to park visitors and staff were buried under several feet of debris at the Inn at Death Valley, an historic luxury hotel near the park headquarters in Furnace Creek, the site of a spring-fed oasis near the Nevada border, the park said in a statement.Floodwaters also pushed trash dumpsters into parked cars, shoved vehicles into each other, and swamped many facilities, some hotel rooms and business offices, it said.No injuries were reported. But about 500 visitors and 500 park staff were temporarily unable to leave the park because all roads into and out of Death Valley were closed, according to the statement. After work by emergency crews, authorities escorted the cars out of the area.Authorities are conducting aerial searches for stranded motorists but said they have not received reports of stranded cars, Death Valley National Park wrote on its Facebook page.They expect to reopen a particularly damaged area of Highway 190 by Tuesday (August 9).The flooding was unleashed by a torrential shower that dumped 1.46 inches of rain at Furnace Creek, nearly matching the previous daily record there of 1.47 inches measured from a downpour in 1988, park spokesperson Amy Wines said.
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The previous record was 4.59 inches on August 1, 1975.
France on Sunday braced for a fourth heatwave this summer as its worst drought on record left parched villages without safe drinking water and farmers warned of a looming milk shortage in the winter. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne's office has set up a crisis team to tackle a drought that has forced scores of villages to rely on water deliveries by truck, prompted state-run utility EDF to curb nuclear power output and stressed crops. National weather agency Meteo France said it was the worst drought since records began in 1958 and that the drought was expected to worsen until at least the middle of the month.
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We are still talking about the Saharan Dust and the National Hurricane Center is watching a tropical wave that could not be further away in the Atlantic.
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The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday shared a striking image showing silver carp leaping en masse during a scientific electrofishing operation.
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Forecasts for wind gusts of up to 30 mph pose risk of spreading deadly McKinney fire in Klamath National Forest.
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Lane County Fire Defense Board provided mutual aid water tenders from several area departments.
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