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15,000 scouts evacuated in France as storm hits camp

Strasbourg - Around 15,000 teenaged scouts from all over Europe had to be evacuated from a camp in France in the early hours of Saturday after a violent storm hit the area.

Dolores downgraded to tropical storm

- Dolores was downgraded Friday to a tropical storm as it moved away from Mexico's coast, after reaching category four hurricane status.

Hurricane Dolores forms off Mexico's Pacific coast

- Hurricane Dolores formed off Mexico's Pacific coast on Monday, threatening to dump heavy rains in several states, authorities said.

Carlos regains hurricane force off Mexico coast

Acapulco - Carlos regained hurricane force off Mexico's Pacific coast Monday after unleashing rain and winds that partly shut down power in Acapulco and wiped out a turtle sanctuary.

Carlos becomes hurricane off Mexico Pacific coast

- Carlos gathered hurricane strength off the Mexican Pacific coast Saturday, as it threatened to lash the region with heavy rain.

Op-Ed: Noah-like rain hits town near NOAA headquarters Special

Denver - In Denver this spring, the heavy rains remind us of both the biblical Noah and the government agency NOAA up the foothills in Boulder. Precipitation is twice the norm for the year.

Tropical Storm Blanca strikes Mexico's Pacific coast

- Tropical Storm Blanca struck Mexico's tourist-friendly Baja California peninsula on Monday, dumping heavy rain on the Pacific region that could trigger flash floods, forecasters said.

Hurricane Blanca weakens to tropical storm near Mexico

- Hurricane Blanca weakened to tropical storm force on Sunday as it approached Mexico's Baja California peninsula.

Blanca grows into major hurricane off Mexican coast

Cabo San Lucas - Blanca mushroomed into a major hurricane off Mexico's Pacific coast on Wednesday but could weaken before making landfall in the tourist-friendly Baja California peninsula, forecasters said.

Hurricane Blanca forms, heads toward Mexico resorts

- Hurricane Blanca formed off Mexico's Pacific coast on Tuesday and was on track to strike the Los Cabos resorts during weekend elections, a year after major storm damage, forecasters said.

Tropical Storm Ana heads toward U.S. southeast

Miami - Tropical storm Ana barreled toward the U.S. southeastern coast Saturday, threatening flooding, high winds and life-threatening tides in the region, forecasters warned.

World's biggest hurricane simulator aims to improve forecasts

Miami - The world's largest hurricane simulator is now complete and experts hope it will improve forecasters' ability to predict how strong a storm will get, which has been a key weak spot for science until now.

Typhoon Maysak melts away as it hits Philippines

Manila - A super typhoon dissolved into a tropical depression and made landfall in the Philippines Sunday, forecasters said, easing fears after thousands of residents fled remote coastal villages to avoid potential giant waves.

Impressive display of lightening captured on video Special

Superior - Digital Journalist Micki Hogan captured a massive thunderstorm on video. The footage was filmed on April 1, 2015 as two massive storm systems collided in the American Midwest.

Plane skids off New York runway as winter storm hits US

New York - An airliner skidded off a runway at New York's La Guardia airport and slid to a halt just yards from frigid waters, as a snow storm battered the US coast from Texas to Boston.

Six-year-old girl eaten by piranhas after Brazil canoe capsize

A six-year-old Brazilian girl has died after being eaten alive by piranhas when she fell into the river she was canoeing along on January 27. The piranhas tore all the flesh from her legs.

'Crippling' 36 inches of snow ends up as meagre 6 inches

Billed as the Blizzard of 2015, many residents of New York City and northern New Jersey woke expecting to find up to 36 inches of snow this morning. Instead, just 6.3 inches lay outside.

New York travel ban lifted after snowstorm

New York - Blanket driving bans were lifted and limited New York public transport was to reopen Tuesday after a night of snowfall that dumped up to two feet (60 centimeters) in some areas.

New York defends storm shutdown

New York - New York authorities on Tuesday vigorously defended a decision to shut down America's biggest city for a winter storm that skirted the Big Apple, dumping the worst snow on Long Island and New England.

Northeastern U.S. prepares for 'historic' storm

New York City - As much as three feet of snow is expected Monday and Tuesday along a 250-mile stretch of the U.S. northeast coast as a massive winter storm brings enough heavy winds and driving snow to potentially shut down several of the nation's greatest cities.

US northeast braces for monster snowstorm

New York - The US northeast braced for a monster winter storm Monday, with residents snapping up supplies ahead of what New York City's mayor warned could be a blizzard "the likes of which we've never seen before.

Mayor of deadly French flood village jailed for 4 years

La Faute - A French court Friday sentenced the former mayor of a small seaside village to four years in prison for concealing flood risks that led to the death of 29 people in a brutal storm.

Strongest storm in years batters California

San Francisco - About 150,000 people were left struggling for power as the strongest storm to lash the US West Coast in several years blew in snow, heavy rain and ferocious winds.

Philippine storm kills 27, spares Manila

Ando - A giant storm left the Philippines Tuesday after killing at least 27 people and devastating remote coastal towns, but the government won praise for unprecedented preparations that were credited for saving lives.

Storm churns towards Philippine capital after killing 23

Manila - Millions of people in the Philippine capital hunkered down on Monday as a major storm churned towards the megacity, after claiming at least 23 lives while ripping apart homes in remote island communities.

Typhoon tears down homes in disaster-weary Philippines

Tacloban - Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and dumped fierce rains across the eastern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least two people while creating more misery for millions after a barrage of deadly disasters.

Typhoon Hagupit smashes into Philippines

Tacloban - Terrifying winds and intense rains pounded the eastern Philippines Saturday as millions sheltered from a giant storm that threatened more devastation for a nation battling to recover from a catastrophic super typhoon.

Millions evacuate as typhoon bears down on Philippines

Tacloban - Millions of people in the Philippines began seeking shelter in churches, schools and other makeshift evacuation centres on Friday as a monster typhoon bore down on the disaster-weary nation.

Strong typhoon to make landfall in central Philippines Saturday

A little over a year after central Philippines was ravaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan, another strong typhoon with international code name "Hagupit" (Ruby in the Philippines), is expected to make landfall in central Philippines on Saturday.

Flooding fears mount in snowed-in area of New York state

Washington - Record-breaking snowfall that buried towns near Buffalo, New York, and killed at least 14 people posed a major flooding threat with temperatures forecast to rise.
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Rain drops still cling to the leaves of a shrub after a thunderstorm.
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