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Hoboken, New Jersey woman photographs a 'worm tornado'

Earthworms usually come up to the surface after rainfall and writhe on top of the soil or sidewalks. But the recent heavy rains in New Jersey brought something a little more unusual, and interesting phenomenon - a worm tornado.

Category 1 Hurricane Isaias to make landfall in next few hours

Isaia has regained strength and is now a Category 1 storm, packing dangerous winds and storm surge. Heavy rainfall is expected from the eastern Carolinas through the Mid-Atlantic coast tonight and Tuesday.

Florida to feel some effects of Tropical Storm Isaias by weekend

Tropical Storm Isaias has formed in the Atlantic, and Florida may feel the first impacts from the storm as soon as this weekend, but it's too early to know any details.

Potential Tropical Storm Isaias headed toward Dominican Republic

The National Hurricane Center has placed the new center of the Tropical Disturbance about 100 miles to the west from where it was at the 8 a.m. advisory. This change has shifted the track more west, taking it south of Puerto Rico.

Cristobal will make landfall along the Gulf Coast today

Tropical Storm Cristobal will make landfall on the Gulf Coast today with threats of flooding rainfall, storm surge flooding, tornadoes, and gusty winds.

A reenergized Tropical Storm Cristobal heads roward Gulf Coast

New Orleans - A reenergized Tropical Storm Cristobal is now making its way toward the U.S, gulf coast after dumping huge amounts of rainfall on Mexico and Central America. Tropical Storm warnings and watches are now in effect.

Evacuations ordered after two dams in Michigan collapse

Midland - On Tuesday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared an emergency for Midland county after two dams breached and on expectations of extreme flooding.

Slow-moving Tropical Storm Humberto strengthens in Bahamas

Tropical Storm Humberto's core is passing just east of the Bahamas' Abaco Islands, but it is still expected to bring strong winds and rain to areas ravaged by Hurricane Dorian nearly two weeks ago.

New Tropical disturbance being followed could impact Gulf Coast

The National Hurricane Center on Wednesday was tracking three disturbances, including one heading for the Gulf of Mexico. It has a 60 percent chance of development within five days.

Heavy rain, flash floods risk for South through late this week

Dangerous flash flooding is possible today in parts of Texas and Louisiana as tropical moisture streams northward from the Gulf of Mexico. The potential for flooding will continue through the end of this week in other parts of the South.

The face of global warming — 'Unprecedented' flooding in Iran

Tehran - At least 37 people have been killed in southern Iran as the result of "unprecedented" flooding that occurred on Monday after heavy rains swept through the Middle East, according to Radio Farda. More rain is expected.

Hurricane Chris could impact southeastern Newfoundland Thursday

Hazardous weather warnings have been issued along the northeast coast of the U.S. and on up into the southern coasts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland overnight and into Thursday as Hurricane Chris accelerates northeastward.

Heavy rains and flooding the biggest threat from T.S. Cindy

Tropical Storm Cindy continues to swirl in the Gulf off the coast of Louisiana. Overnight, Cindy dumped heavy rains throughout the state and into Alabama and Mississippi. More heavy rain and flooding is expected on Wednesday.

Northern California prepares for another powerful Pacific storm

Tracy - Northern California has already recorded two deaths attributed to the latest storm to track across the state after a brief reprieve over the weekend. Heavy rain, mountain snow, and high winds will pound the northwestern United States early this week.

Vegetable shortage in Europe shows need for environmental focus

Grocery stores in the U.K. and other European countries have been forced to ration fresh vegetables, with some retailers actually putting caps on the amounts of broccoli or lettuce customers can buy at any one time, all due to a streak of bad weather.

California — 'State of emergency' following two weeks of storms

Sacramento - Winter storm Leo showed California its warm side as it sped across the state and into the Midwest. The storm left four people dead and tens of millions of dollars in damage, forcing Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency in 50 counties.

Pumpkin shortage in U.S. brings us pumpkins from Canada

It is difficult to imagine Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie, but it is just possible that some holiday tables may be without this traditional menu item. However, help is on the way, thanks to our neighbor to the north, Canada.

Heavy rains cause deadly mudslide, killing over 12 in Brazil

Salvador - At least 12 people, possibly more, have lost their lives after two separate landslides, caused by heavy rains, wrecked havoc on the city of Salvador, in northeastern Brazil.

13 dead after Tropical Storm Fernando makes landfall in Veracruz

Veracruz - At least thirteen deaths were reported after Tropical Storm Fernando made landfall over the Mexican State of Veracruz, bringing as much as 15 inches of rain, along with the threat of flash floods and mudslides.

Sicilian city of Catania hit by torrential rains and flooding

Catania - Catania in Sicily, Italy has been inundated by torrential rains on Friday, flooding the streets and causing traffic chaos.

Power cuts as gale force winds & torrential downpours hit Britain

Britain has been hit with flooding, as gale force winds and torrential downpours go into a second day on Thursday, leaving thousands without electricity.

Pilgrims evacuated after flooding around the shrine of Lourdes

Lourdes - Hundreds of Roman Catholic pilgrims, some sick and disabled, were evacuated from the shrine of Lourdes in France, as the Gave de Pau River overflowed from days of rain.

Tropical storm Isaac heads for Haiti

Port-au-prince - Tropical storm Isaac is bringing gale-force winds and heavy rainfall to Haiti, and is due to hit the capital on Saturday afternoon, local time.

Old dam fails in Karelia, Russia — 25,000 without power (video)

Belomorsk - Heavy rains in the Russian Republic of Karelia have left 25,000 people without electricity and have affected transport links in the region. Some communities in the region have been flooded.

Continuing heavy rains hinder clean-up after floods in Japan

With fears of more landslides, the flood clean-up operation in Japan is being delayed. More torrential rains hit the country's south-west on Monday. Authorities are saying that if it rains again, clean-up work may have to be put on hold.

Tropical storm rains threaten Appalachia with flash floods

New Orleans - Tropical Storm Lee dumped over a foot of rain on Louisiana and Mississippi and continues on a northeast trek threatening the Appalachian states with torrential rains and flash flooding to continue through Wednesday.

300 homes buried, possibly 1000 dead in mud avalanche in Mexico

Oaxaca - A mud avalanche may have buried at least 500 people in a rural town near Oaxaca in southern Mexico, officials said, while rescuers try to reach the area affected by bad weather and heavy rain.

Heavy rain, flood in Riyadh prompt state of emergency declaration

Riyadh - Heavy rain has caused massive flooding in the city of Riyadh and killed two people. The government has declared a state of emergency as the storm continues to wreak havoc.

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Flooded street in Beijing  China  July 21  2012
Flooded street in Beijing, China, July 21, 2012
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Inmates from the LOL Detention Center fill sandbags for citizens in Pasco County preparing their hom...
Inmates from the LOL Detention Center fill sandbags for citizens in Pasco County preparing their homes against heavy rains.
Pasco County Sheriff's Department
At least 12 people were killed in Salvador early on 27 April after torrential rains caused mudslides...
At least 12 people were killed in Salvador early on 27 April after torrential rains caused mudslides in the northeastern Brazilian city.
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Pasco County Sheriff's Department
Lantana  Florida in 2014. It doesn t take a whole lot of rain to cause flooding in the Sunshine Stat...
Lantana, Florida in 2014. It doesn't take a whole lot of rain to cause flooding in the Sunshine State.
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