Climate change could turn drought-prone parts of California into a ‘vast inland sea’ due to mega-flooding, study finds

It’s not an earthquake. And it’s not the mega drought. It’s actually quite the opposite. A mega-flood. Daniel Swain, a UCLA climatologist and researcher involved in the study, describes a mega-flood as “a very severe flood over a wide area that has the potential to have catastrophic impacts on society in affected areas.” He said … Read more

Climate change could turn drought-prone parts of California into a ‘vast inland sea’ due to mega-flooding, study finds

It’s not an earthquake. And it’s not the mega drought. It’s actually quite the opposite. A mega-flood. Daniel Swain, a UCLA climatologist and researcher involved in the study, describes a mega-flood as “a very severe flood over a wide area that has the potential to have catastrophic impacts on society in affected areas.” He said … Read more

Floods in Kentucky: More rain will hit already soaked and devastated communities as the region remains in search and rescue mode after deadly floods

“The forecasts are concerning, and we’re watching them very closely, obviously. We’re also sending out warnings and making sure everyone is aware,” said Col. Jeremy Slinker, Kentucky’s director of emergency management. “We’re preparing for it and making sure all residents are prepared for it because we just don’t want to lose anyone else or have … Read more

Kentucky floods: Death toll ‘could potentially double’ as residents of disaster areas remain hard to reach, governor says

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear lamented that more people were reported dead following what officials described as unprecedented flooding in the region. “It’s a type of flooding that even a flooded area has never seen in our lifetimes,” Beshear told CNN after returning from an aerial flood tour in Breathitt County on Friday. “Hundreds of houses … Read more

Kentucky floods: 8 people dead, death toll expected to rise as catastrophic flooding enters second day

“We are currently experiencing one of the most severe and devastating floods in Kentucky history,” Gov. Andy Beshear said at a news conference Thursday morning. Beshear later warned that the destruction is far from over as more rain is expected on Friday. Eastern Kentucky is at light to moderate risk of flash flooding through Friday … Read more

Kentucky floods kill at least 3 and ‘hundreds will lose their homes,’ governor says

“There will be a lot of people who will need our help,” Gov. Andy Beshear said at a press conference Thursday afternoon in Frankfurt. “Unfortunately, I expect double-digit deaths in this flood.” The rains caused untold damage to homes in the central Appalachian part of the state and forced some residents to the rooftops of … Read more

US heatwave: Millions endure searing heat as temperatures bake in Pacific Northwest and South

More than 30 million people in the United States were under various heat alerts early Thursday. “The extreme heat is unfortunately expected to last into the weekend, with temperatures in some places still exceeding 20 degrees above average. This heat could break records in the Pacific Northwest,” the meteorologist said. from CNN, Robert Shackelford. Parts … Read more

Study proves COVID outbreak originated in Wuhan food market, Utah researcher says

In this photo from January 31, 2021, a security guard signals to reporters to clear the road after a convoy carrying the World Health Organization team entered the Huanan Seafood Market. New research has found that the Huanan Food Market in Wuhan, China, served as the epicenter of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in late 2019, according … Read more

Chris Carson reportedly retired, officially released by Seahawks

Seahawks running back Chris Carson calls it a career after suffering a serious neck injury last year, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday morning. Salk: The Seahawks’ 6 biggest storylines as they enter a new era Later in the day, the Seahawks officially released Carson with a missed injury designation. According to Rapoport, the Seahawks … Read more

Saint-Louis: at least 1 dead in widespread flash floods caused by record rainfall

In St. Louis itself, more than 8 inches of rain had fallen from midnight to 7 a.m. CT — already surpassing the city’s all-time one-day record of 6.85 inches set Aug. 20, 1915, the National Weather Service said. In the wider St. Louis area, about 6 to 10 inches of rain fell from midnight to … Read more