Last week, Argentina was struck by record rains, which caused disastrous flooding in the cities of La Plata, and Buenos Aries. The BBC has more… Emergency workers in Argentina continue to try to rescue residents stranded by flooding in Buenos Aires and La Plata. More than 50 people are known to have died after one of the heaviest storms recorded caused flash floods. Thousands were evacuated from their homes and dozens are still stranded on rooftops, treetops and the roofs of city buses, local media report. The government has declared three days of national mourning after what it called “an [...]
As Hurricane Sandy approaches the East Coast, there is word that she is strengthening. Here is more from the NY Times… Forecasters cautioned that the course of the storm could change, but officials from the National Hurricane Center said that it was no longer a question of if the storms would converge — but where and with how much force. Dr. Knabb of the National Hurricane Center said the storm’s intensity was unlikely to change. “The center of circulation is only going to be a very small part of the story,” he said. “This is not just going to be [...]
Here is the latest on the projected Frankenstorm impacts. Both are from Accuweather… More as it comes. If you live on the east coast, make some simple preparations. It doesn’t take much. If you don’t and you lose power, you might regret it! Related posts: Frankenstorm: Northeast Braces for Monster Storm Will Irene Sock The US Later This Week? Hurricane Irene Update: 8-26-11 October Nor-Easter Update: 2.5 million without power Third Presidential Debate Live Feed: October 22, 2012 Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
At the time of this writing, tens of millions of Americans are bracing for an potentially powerful combination of a winter storm with hurricane Sandy, labeled “Frankenstorm.” Here are some excerpts and video… From Jesse Ferrell of Accuweather… I said on my WeatherMatrix Facebook Page last night: “The weather hasn’t ‘scared’ me for a long time, but what I’m seeing tonight on the forecast models, and the seriousness with which I’m seeing famous meteorologists discuss next week’s historic storm, has gotten me a little worried. If you live in any STATE on the East Coast, it’s time to think about preparing for [...]
Here is some wrap-up on the nor-easter that hit yesterday… Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com The Weather Channel has more details… STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — An unusually early and powerful nor’easter dumped wet, heavy snow Saturday from the mid-Atlantic to New England, toppling leafy trees and power lines and knocking out electricity to more than 2 million homes and businesses. Communities inland were getting hit hardest, with eastern Pennsylvania serving as the bull’s-eye for the storm. West Milford, N.J., about 45 miles northwest of New York City, had received 15.5 [...]
Well, it’s coming down. We have some coverage here at the CH 2.0 bunker. Note this pic of the CH 2.0 picnic table, taken at 2:00pm… Here is some coverage from Accuweather… According to AccuWeather.com Facebook fan Meg M., “Looks like Mother Nature has today’s “whiteout” covered at Beaver Stadium!” As of 2:00 p.m. EDT Saturday, steady snow extends from central Pennsylvania through southeastern New York to Connecticut and interior Massachusetts. An intense band of snow, creating poor visibility for motorists, was draped across central Pennsylvania in between State College and Harrisburg. … **Snowfall amounts thus far include 10 inches [...]
Possibly, according to Accuweather. As a large area of high pressure over the mid-Atlantic states weakens and shifts northeastward early this week, the aforementioned low pressure system will shift north as well. The associated flood threat will shift from Florida into parts of Georgia and South Carolina on Monday. Cities such as Savannah, Charleston and Augusta could receive upwards of 2-4 inches of rainfall Monday into Monday night, which is enough to cause localized flooding. … Flooding rains will shift into the remainder of the Carolinas Monday night into Tuesday before threatening the mid-Atlantic and Northeast by midweek. A renewed [...]
As the Susquehanna returns to below flood stage, we are seeing some of the damage for the first time. Here is a WNEP video of the damage in Falls, which was cut off and isolated by the flood waters. Many of these smaller communities were completely cut off by flood waters, and only now is the devastation visible. Some, at least as of yesterday, some people are still cut off… And, sadly, there was at least one fatality in all of the flooding… Of course, our prayers go out to this woman’s family. The local Red Cross has been [...]
Here is the most recent list of roads closed due to flood conditions, via WNEP. Since the site has received so much local traffic over the last few days, I thought to share this. Stay safe. While flooding conditions are improving, there are still some dangerous spots. SR 6 from SR 3011 (Madigan Road) in Burlington Township to SR 4001 (Saco Road) in North Towanda Township SR 6 in Burlington and West Burlington townships, from Berwick Turnpike to Bailey Corners Road SR 6 from SR 187 at Wysox to Valley Road in Standing Stone Township SR 6 in Troy Township from SR 14 to SR [...]
Wyoming Valley Flooding 6:00 Update: Levee Breach in Danville, Workers Working to Brace Wall in Forty Fort
While the Susquehanna has crested, the danger is not over. Danville suffered a breach in their levee…. A breach has been reported in a levee in Montour County. The breach has led to flooding at Danville Middle School The Susquehanna River’s crest at Danville hit a near-record height. Crews have been called to sandbag to protect the area near the school, but the school itself is surrounded by water. Then, the levee in Forty Fort, a town in the Wyoming Valley, has been the focus of a great deal of attention. Apparently, water is seeping up from below the levee [...]
Wyoming Valley Flooding September 9th Update: Susquehanna Has Crested, Videos of Flooding in West Pittston, Other Area
The Susquehanna crested at 38.8 feet in Wilkes-Barre. It was well below the top of the levee. However, in the areas of the Valley that were not protected, the damage was extensive. Here are some videos taken late yesterday by WNEP. They were not on their site until this morning… West Pittston flooding… Jenkins Township Flooding… Tunkhannock Flooding… Eighth Street Bridge flooding (This was taken a hour before the Jenkins Township video). The Eighth Street bridge connects Wyoming PA to Jenkins Township. More West Pittston… Of course, all of these videos were taken in the late afternoon, or early evening [...]
The local news is hoping that the Susquehanna may crest sooner than anticipated, but the NWS forecast still calls for the river to crest at approximately 2:00 AM on Friday-just inches from the top of the levee. The levee system, built in response to the 1972 Agnes Flood, is holding, and no significant problems have been noted at the time of this writing. Here are some more pictures from WNEP. Tunkhannock, PA West Pittston, PA Northumberland West Pittston Exeter, PA Rt 6 was washed away. Cemetery Damage, Lawton Planes evacuated from the airport in Wyoming PA Eighth Street Bridge Rt 87 north of [...]
As of this time, many of the streams and creeks that cause flooding in the outlying areas are now receding, the Wyoming Valley Cities are now the focus of the flooding. Increased rain, especially in Southern NY, have continued to swell the Susquehanna, threatening the Wyoming Valley. Here are more pictures from WNEP… Pittston, PA West Nanticoke, PA Shickshinny, PA K-Mart, Edwardsville, PA Shamokin, PA Water Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA Old Eighth Street Bridge (Under demolition), , PA Some other items… 1. Parts of I-80 in Luzerne County are closed due to flooding. 2. Only one bridge (out of six) [...]
The situation continues to worsen in the Wyoming Valley. Curfews have been issued in towns such as West Pittston. Rivers and streams continue to rise out of their banks, and will likely do so until tomorrow. Here are some more pictures… Athens, PA Wyalusing Pa, Cloud next to bridge is a propane tank exploding. Lewisburg, PA Meshoppen Bridge, Now, and in 1972. Forty Fort, PA. Note that the Susquehanna is nearly at the to of the levee. Note how much lower the surrounding yards and houses are compared to the river level. Muncy, PA Wilkes-Barre, PA Towanda The good news is that [...]
The Wyoming Valley is under the threat of historic flooding. After being saturated for August, and then drenched by Hurricane Irene, the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee appears to be the killing blow. At the time of this writing, many low lying areas are already under water, The bigger story, however, is the Wilke-Barre area. The city, and communities on the opposite bank of the Susquehanna River are protected by a levee system. However, that system provides protection to 41 feet. The last forecast for the crest is 40.7 feet. At current, there are evacuations ordered for tens of thousands [...]
Northeast PA is now experiencing the consequences of days of rain. The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee have done some more damage… The flooding is approaching the levels set by Hurricane Agnes in 1972. While many areas are protected from flooding by dikes, many low lying areas are going to suffer significant damage. Evacuations in some parts of the Wyoming Valley are under way. Hopefully, it will be limited, and no lives will be lost. Related posts: Tropical Storm Lee to Track Northeast, Hurricane Katia Continues to Track Further West Tracking Tropical Depression Lee: More Rain for the Northeast Tropical [...]
The Northeast has received a great deal of rain over the last few weeks. The ground was saturated already when Irene hit, and as of this moment, the CH 2.0 bunker is under a flash flood watch due to heavy rains. Now, the remains of Tropical Storm Lee are heading to the Northeast. Here is the latest from the Weather Channel… It isn’t looking too good folks. All that water has to go somewhere, and somewhere in this case might be up. Related posts: Tropical Storm Lee to Track Northeast, Hurricane Katia Continues to Track Further West Tropical Storm Lee [...]
Just when the Northeast can take more rain, the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee is poised to move to the areas soaked by Hurricane Irene just last weekend. Henry Margusity of Accuweather also lays out the possibility for Hurricane Katia, currently a Category 2 storm, to hit the Outer Banks… If Lee does not clear the Northeast per NAM and ends up stalling across the Ohio Valley, the implications are Katia will be drawn west and could hit the Outer Banks at the end of the week. In any case, the trend of Katia has been to come west with [...]
For the second weekend in a row, tropical weather is wrecking havoc with the US. This weekend, it is Tropical Storm Lee, that has prompted evacuations in New Orleans. Fox has the coverage… NEW ORLEANS – Around 6,000 people from Jefferson Parish in New Orleans were evacuated Saturday as Tropical Storm Lee began to pelt the Gulf Coast. Bands of heavy rain and strong wind gusts knocked out power to thousands in south Louisiana and Mississippi and prompted evacuations in bayou towns like Jean Lafitte, where water lapped at several front doors along the main highway. The sluggish storm stalled [...]
As you might guess, my ISP got services back up, and the CH 2.0 is back in action. There has been quite a bit of flooding associated with Hurricane Irene. With previous storms saturating the ground in much of Eastern Pennsylvania, it didn’t take much to cause fl0oding. Here are some videos from YouTube. Unfortunately, the local news stations have not made their storm footage, which is extensive, available on their websites… There have been three deaths on NE PA associated with Irene… Hurricane Irene is blamed for three deaths in our area. A man from Northampton County died early Sunday morning when [...]
For the latest on Hurricane Irene, here is the radar image for the Northeast at approximately 1:15 AM. As you can see, much of Eastern Pennsylvania is in Irene’s outer bands. As the morning continues, the storm will make it’s closest approach to NY City. And, as you might guess, the CH 2.0 bunker is under that blotchy yellow and red. We’re getting some wind gusts, and some steady rain, but we have power, and the Direct TV is working about 1/2 the time. As the day unfolds, we’re getting some ideas about the scope of the storm, as well [...]
Here is the latest on Hurricane Irene… Here is what happened about 3 hours ago when Irene hit the Outer Banks of NC… It appears that NY is still under threat from this storm. After that, New England. Related posts: Early Afternoon Hurricane Irene Update: 8-27-11 Hurricane Irene Update 8-24-11 Hurricane Irene Update: 8-23-11 Hurricane Irene Update: 8-26-11 Hurricane Irene Update: 8-25-11 Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
Here is the latest on Hurricane Irene… The forecast that Irene will remain at Hurricane strength while it goes up to New England. This obviously increases the risk for wind damage. If you in this storm’s path, take cover and don’t do anything foolish. Related posts: Hurricane Irene Update 8-24-11 Hurricane Irene Update: 8-23-11 Hurricane Irene Update: 8-26-11 Hurricane Irene Update: 8-25-11 Will Irene Sock The US Later This Week? Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
Since Hurricane Irene will be striking towards New York City, and then further north into New England, it’s worth taking a look at another notable storm that hit the same area. Before Hurricanes were given names, a killer storm hit that area in 1938. Here is some newsreel footage, via the Wall Street Journal… Here is another video. It is much longer, with more extensive footage of the disaster. However, the entire second half is a propaganda piece for the New Deal Era WPA. Obviously there are two significant differences between then and now. One is that Irene is not [...]
Hurricane Irene continues of it’s course to strike the East Coast of the United States. Here is the latest from the Weather Channel… Here is the time frames for Irene’s impacts… More later. In the meantime, make whatever preparations you need to make, and stay safe! Related posts: Hurricane Irene Update: 8-25-11 Hurricane Irene Update: 8-23-11 Hurricane Irene Update 8-24-11 Latest on Hurricane Irene 8-22-11 Will Irene Sock The US Later This Week? Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
Hurricane Irene is still on it’s way, and it still appears to be on track to hit the East Coast of the United States this weekend. Here is the latest video… Again, if you are in the path of this storm, the time to take precautions is now. Stay safe! Related posts: Hurricane Irene Update: 8-23-11 Hurricane Irene Update 8-24-11 Latest on Hurricane Irene 8-22-11 Will Irene Sock The US Later This Week? Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
Here is the latest on Hurricane Irene, and it’s potential threat to East Coast to New England. The potential is for Irene to become a Category 4 storm, and even hit New England as a Category 2!. This could be ugly folks. Keep checking the CH 2.0, and I’ll update as much as I am able. Related posts: Hurricane Irene Update: 8-23-11 Latest on Hurricane Irene 8-22-11 Will Irene Sock The US Later This Week? Alinsky-Union Update: More Threats and Vandalism UPDATE: Author of Althouse Threats Revealed Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
Well, storm tracks show Irene going a bit farther east, but it still appears that the eastern seaboard is going to get hit. Of particular concern is the northeast, where there has already been a great deal of rain. Here is some more info from FOX… Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Related posts: Latest on Hurricane Irene 8-22-11 Will Irene Sock The US Later This Week? Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
It’s Monday, and Irene seems to be following the same path that was predicted yesterday-right for the eastern seaboard of the US. Here is Henry Margusity’s latest map… Here is the latest Fox News video… Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Related posts: Will Irene Sock The US Later This Week? Latest EPA Rules to Cost 1.4 Million Jobs and a 12% Increase in Utility Bills The Left Keeps Grasping for a Justification to Censor: Schultz and Sharpton Propose the Latest Manhattan Infidel Double Feature: Fashion Week Highlights the Latest in Suicide Vests Miley Cyrus Hits the Bong: Is Hannah [...]
I’m an Accuweather fan, and particularly of Henry Margusity. It’s frankly cool that some meteorologists share the actual weather model data as it comes in. The latest weather news is about tropical storm Irene. The projected course at this time takes Irene past the east coast of Florida, where it will likely shoot right up the I-95 corridor. While it doesn’t appear that Irene will be a terribly strong Hurricane, if it goes as projected, it will dump a ton of rain on areas where the ground is already saturated, raising the flood potential considerably. Here is Henry’s latest map [...]