Storms

MAP: Know your hurricane emergency evacuation zones in NYC

Hurricane Joaquin has been upgraded to a category 4 storm and is considered to be extremely dangerous. According to the National Hurricane Center, the threatening storm is expected to increase its force after passing through the Bahamas in the next 24 hours. UPDATE: Hurricane Joaquin now '...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:23pm

More than 720K NYC-area homes at risk of storm damage this hurricane season: Report

June marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, and that means that millions of homes along the coast could be at risk of storm damage. In New York City alone, more than 726,000 homes are at risk of storm damage like flooding from a storm surge, making it the second most at-risk city in the...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:21pm

Thousands without power, streets flooded as nor'easter hits Mass.

The nor’easter bearing down on the east coast is causing rampant flooding and power outages throughout Massachusetts. More than 37,000 Massachusetts residents were without power as of 1 p.m. on Friday, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. The agency has issued an...

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 1:29pm

The truth about the ‘snow bomb’ hitting our cities

Many are calling it "bomb cyclone," "snow bomb" or "bombogenesis," but if you set foot outside, you’ll know it as the big brother of the bitter cold we started to feel this holiday season. The Weather Channel reported that the frigid weather is to blame for...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 10:44am

Bolaris' Weather Watch: Severe storms/Tropical Storm Colin?

A line of severe storms swept through the Northeast Sunday evening with damaging winds, reports of hail, and numerous lightning strikes, the deadliest weather phenomena on the planet.Hundreds of severe thunderstorm watches and warnings were posted throughout the Northeast Sunday along with marine...

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 2:30pm

Photographer chases storms across Midwest to capture perfect shot

Most people scarper at the sight of extreme weather but for one man, it’s an unmissable chance to chase and snap storms, tornadoes, lightning and supercells. Marko Korošec, from the village of Zirje, Slovenia, captured Mother Nature at its most frightening in Tornado Alley.The award-winning storm...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:26pm

City joins forces with Marvel superheroes to prepare children for villainous weather

Who you gonna call when the next hurricane or superstorm hits? For children in New York City, the answer is Ready Girl and Marvel superheroes The Avengers.Together with Marvel Custom Solutions, NYC Emergency Management introduced Thursday a new custom comic book aimed at teaching kids about knowing...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:35pm

PHOTOS: Brooklyn igloo listed on Airbnb for $200 per night

Some people are always looking for a way to make an extra buck, or possibly a great joke. Sometimes though, as in the case of the Greenpoint, Brooklyn Igloo listed on Airbnb, they are one in the same.In the wake of the second largest snowstorm in New York City, a Brooklyn resident reportedly made...

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 10:12pm

Check to see if your flight is canceled because of Winter Storm Jonas

Snowstorm Jonas is on its way to obliterate the East Coast.With this obliteration, comes the inevitable demise of all your hopes and dreams of leaving the godforsaken frozen hell hole you call your city by plane.RELATED:PHOTOS: Looking back at Boston Blizzard of 1978In fact “airlines have canceled...

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 10:02pm

Strongest storm ever recorded to hit Mexico

Hurricane Patricia became the strongest storm ever measured on the planet early Friday, with experts warning it could trigger 40-foot waves along Mexico's coast and life-threatening flooding, according to an NBC report, which added that Patricia was expected to arrive on Mexico's Pacific coast late...

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 7:56pm

3 books to read during Hurricane Joaquin

Even if you aren't a big reader, the rainy weather will have you wanting to pick up a book you can get lost in this weekend. The three included here are intensely dramatic and action packed — you won't want to put them down.Related: 3 books that totally get NYC living1. "Robert Ludlum's The Patriot...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:57am

Scientists: New York City faces worsening flood risks

In a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists claim that the risk of major storm-driven flooding in New York City is already considerably higher than it was even 100 years ago due to both a considerable rise in sea level and to changes in the nature of storms,...

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 11:18am

Cranberry Tunnel shut down this weekend, first of 40 weekends

The 1.6 mile tunnel that carries the A and C trains between Manhattan and Brooklyn under the East River will be shut down in both directions this weekend. This will mark the first of 40 non-consecutive weekends of repairs to fix integral components heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy, the MTA wrote...

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 2:04pm

Storm damage delays commutes

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 4:55pm

Texas braces for more floods as clean up starts, search for missing goes on

Reuters –Hundreds of people fled areas near Texas rivers that overflowed their banks on Thursday as the state reeled from severe storms this week that killed at least 17 people, flooded cities and set a record for the wettest month.The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch stretching...

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 6:39am

Texas governor says deadly floods had 'tsunami-type power'

Reuters –Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that left at least five people dead in Texas and Oklahoma to a tsunami, and authorities said a dam had given way in a state park.Abbott declared states of disaster in 24 counties and flew over the area south of...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 4:41am

10 buried alive in landslide as India is hit with unseasonal floods

Reuters –A landslide in the Himalayan region of Kashmir buried at least 10 people while they were sleeping, police said on Monday, as unseasonal rains swept India, damaging crops and raising fears of flash floods in the mountainous north.Hundreds of people fled their homes as Kashmir's main rivers...

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 1:14pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morning!While you snoozed, a pilot was heard trying to get into a locked cockpit. Saudi Arabia launched strikes on Yemen and a tornado struck U.S. states.A California woman faked her own kidnapping, while an ex-POW was named a deserter.The Germanwings crash black box revealed a locked...

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 4:14pm

Deadly tornadoes sweep through Oklahoma and Arkansas

Reuters –At least three tornadoes struck Arkansas and Oklahoma on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring several others, officials said.A tornado moving through the Tulsa suburb of Sand Springs damaged as many as 60 buildings, a spokesman for the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said.Rain,...

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 2:26pm

While you were sleeping...

Happy Friday!Here’s a quick look at what made headlines after you went to bed last night. In news that’ll make everyone in the Northeast jump for joy, the brutal winter storm finally headed out. Apple also allowed companies like Facebook and BMW to fine-tune their apps for the Apple Watch.After a...

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 5:20pm