Category - United States

10
Jul

New Orleans: flooding, tropical storm, Hurricane Barry by weekend

Severe thunderstorms prompted tornado warnings and inundated downtown New Orleans on Wednesday morning, causing travel to be disrupted and forcing the closure of City Hall. The flooding occurred as a brewing tropical system, which may soon became Tropical Storm Barry, gathered strength over the Gulf of Mexico. A flash flood emergency was declared in Jefferson […]

8
Jul

Washington DC: flooding

A flash flood emergency has been declared for the Washington, D.C., metro area until 2 p.m. Monday by the National Weather Service. In one hour, some spots just west of the nation’s capital saw over 3 inches of rain, especially along the Potomac River. Areas of concern include the Great Falls, Virginia, area and southeastern […]

4
Jul

Southern California: earthquake

An earthquake with an early measure of magnitude 6.4 hit Southern California, about 150 miles north Los Angeles, on Thursday morning, according to the US Geological Survey. Reports of scattered damage rolled in by midday. At least four large aftershocks have been recorded, measuring 4.7, 3.5, 3.8 and 4.2 magnitude, officials said. The earthquake was […]

3
Jul

Washington DC: Ronald Reagan airport to halt flights during Trump Fourth of July event

Runways at the busy airport serving the nation’s capital will be closed Thursday during President Donald Trump’s Independence Day event, federal authorities said. The Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday that operations at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport would be suspended between 6:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. ET to allow a ceremonial flyover of military aircraft. […]

17
Jun

Houston TX: IAH: Cancelled and delayed flights due to heavy storm

Multiple flights out of George Bush Intercontinental Airport have been cancelled amid ongoing storms in the Houston area, according to fly2houston.com. A large portion of the flights were destined for others parts of Texas. The cancellations stranded hundreds of passengers at the airport since Sunday night, according to ABC13. It’s unclear whether all of the […]

10
Jun

New York City: Manhattan: helicopter: hard landing on roof of building at 787 7th Ave

No terrorism/criminal intent. Avoid the area due to activity by police, fire fighters, etc. Avoid area due to police, fire fighter activity. MANHATTAN — A helicopter has crash landed onto a skyscraper in Manhattan, FDNY officials confirm. The incident happened at 787 Seventh Ave., according to NYPD and FDNY. Police advised people to avoid the […]