Tropical Storm Pilar formed off southwest coast of Mexico


A Tropical Storm warning is in effect for the southern coast of Mexico from Manzanillo northward to El Roblito, including the Islas Marias and Puerto Vallarta. Tropical Storm Pilar has formed near the southern coast of Mexico and it is expected to bring up to 3 to 6 inches of rainfall with the possible isolated maximum of 15 inches over ...

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Two explosions reported at flooded Crosby chemical plant in Houston


Two ‘serious’ explosions have been reported at a flooded Crosby chemical plant in Houston. Chemicals have been released to the atmosphere, officials say. The Arkema plant exploded around 2 a.m was at risk of exploding. One deputy has been taken to the Hospital after inhaling fumes, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Workers and residents with 1.5-mile radius from ...

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Trump to Texas as Harvey flooding worsen


Catastrophic flooding caused by Tropical Storm Harvey earlier a hurricane is expected to peak on Wednesday or Thursday in Houston as President Donald Trump travels to stricken Texas to inspect storm damage. Texas-bound Trump will show support for residents reeling from the impacts of hurricane-turned-tropical storm Harvey, and to assess the first stages of the federal recovery effort. But the ...

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Tropical Storm Harvey brings flood, tornado threats to Louisiana

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Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey have started to smack southeastern Louisiana, raising the risk of more flooding. The heavy rainfall expected Tuesday as the storm continues its slow churn in the c. Starting at 10 p.m. Monday, the National Hurricane Center said Harvey kept on pushing toward the east-southeast at around 3 mph with maximum sustained winds of 45 ...

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Texas flood damage costs from Harvey may match Hurricane Katrina in 2005

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The loss and damage bill from catastrophic Texas Hurricane Harvey is already charting comparisons to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the costliest natural disaster in US history, which caused $ 108bn including insured losses. An insurance research group said on Sunday it was too early to make precise estimates of the damages as there was a forecast of heavy rainfall to ...

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Severe storm Pakhar hits Hong Kong and Macau amid typhoon Hato recovery

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Tropical storm Pakhar, the second powerful storm lashed Hong Kong and Macau on Sunday just four days after one of the strongest typhoon on record, Hato, swept through southern China and killed at least 18 people. The two urban communities raised a Typhoon 8 signal, the third- highest warning level, early Sunday morning as extreme tropical storm “Pakhar” made landfall ...

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