June 29, 2016

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More than 200 families missing, feared dead after Sri Lanka mudslides triggered by downpours

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Massive landslides triggered by torrential rains crashed down onto three villages in the central hills of Sri Lanka, and more than 200 families were missing Wednesday and feared buried under the mud and debris, the Sri Lankan Red Cross said. Sixteen bodies have already been recovered and about 180 people have Read More…

Mother Nature wins again: Indians vs. White Sox rained out

CHICAGO — The early season postponements keep piling up for the Cleveland Indians. Rain was the reason Sunday’s game against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday was postponed. Rain fell during the morning and was forecast for the rest of the day. Temperatures were in the 40s. The Indians have been postponed three times in Read More…

As El Nino sets records, drought-stricken Californians welcome rain

SAN FRANCISCO — Despite the potential for flooding and mudslides, storms moving toward California were welcome news for a state suffering from a severe drought. But officials warned against reverting to old water-use habits. As the first of the storms drenched the state on Tuesday, authorities cautioned that even the wettest of winters can’t replenish Read More…

Thunderstorms complicate recovery from Chinese warehouse blasts

TIANJIN, China — Thunderstorms Tuesday complicated recovery efforts from last week’s massive explosions at a warehouse in China’s Tianjin port that killed at least 114 people, left 57 missing and exposed dangerous chemicals — including some that could become flammable on contact with water. Experts have expressed concern that rain could spread some of the Read More…

Heavy rain forces bridge collapse on main California interstate

LOS ANGELES — All traffic along a major freeway connecting California and Arizona was blocked indefinitely when a bridge over a desert wash collapsed during heavy rain, and the roadway in the opposite direction suffered severe damage, authorities said. The collapse on Interstate 10 in southeastern California Sunday afternoon left one driver injured, stranded numerous Read More…

Flash flood watch through day for Lorain County

CLEVELAND — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for 26 counties in Ohio, including Lorain County, until 11 p.m. tonight. The watch — which means conditions are favorable for a flood — comes as thunderstorms are predicted for this afternoon and evening, with more than two inches of rain expected in Read More…

Heavy rain damages Law Road in Grafton Twp.

GRAFTON TWP. — Hefty rains caused a culvert to lift through a road, leading to needed repairs with a hefty price tag. The culvert, on Law Road east of Island Road, cracked the pavement and caused the road to swell, Assistant Lorain County Engineer Bob Klaiber said. Law Road is a township road, but the Read More…

Farmers wait and see after field flooding

For farmers in portions of Lorain County, it’s a wait-and-see scenario when it comes to finding out whether recently planted seed was affected by the weekend’s heavy rain. According to National Weather Service records, between 2.2 and 2.7 inches of rain hit the county between Saturday and Sunday. Fields in parts of Lorain County were Read More…

12 missing after Texas flooding sweeps away vacation home

WIMBERLEY, Texas — Recovery teams were resuming the search early Tuesday for 12 members of two families who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream. The hunt for the missing picked up after a holiday weekend of terrible storms that Read More…

Storms cross California, but won’t help drought

SAN FRANCISCO — Scattered showers, cold air and near-winter temperatures rolled in to some parts of Northern California, an unusually cold spring storm that forecasters say will drop snow on barren mountains but will do little to help fix the drought. “It’s a start but it’s just not enough,” said National Weather Service Forecaster Diana Read More…