Mark Hicks and James David Dickson and Charles E. Ramirez The Detroit News Published 9:53 PM EST Jan 31, 2019 The icy grip of the vexing polar vortex in Michigan, which claimed lives, spawned days of record-shattering cold and calls for dialing down thermostats, is about to ease. But instead of deep-diving temperatures, the rapid thaw following a warm-up could trigger a different set of problems. The National Weather Service said the mercury is expected reach the teens on Friday, a nearly 30-degree jump from the minus 14 recorded Thursday, then soar into the 30s on Saturday, mid-40s on Sunday and warmer early next week. Ruptured water mains, leaky pipes and gutters, more potholes, and road flooding and bridges are what could be in store with such a sudden temperature swing. Two dozen busted water mains were being patched this week in Detroit, and that number grew to 44 on Thursday. No repairs can be made until the temperature goes above zero, so the "crews … [Read more...] about Deadly cold spell to end by weekend; ‘significant warm-up’ ahead
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Dan Balz, The Washington Post Published 9:19 am PDT, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, seen here on May 3, 2017, founded an organization, American Possibilities, to support Democratic efforts in the midterms. Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, seen here on May 3, 2017, founded an organization, American Possibilities, to support Democratic efforts in the midterms. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By David Paul Morris Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., seen here on Sept. 5, are both considered to be prospective presidential candidates. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., seen here on Sept. 5, are both considered to be prospective presidential candidates. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Matt McClain John Hickenlooper, governor of Colorado, waves while arriving on stage during … [Read more...] about Will the Democrats wake up before 2020?
News / World by Press Association 18/09/2018, 4:01 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Residents in Wilmington lined up by the hundreds for free food and water as officials struggled to open new routes to one of North Carolina’s largest cities following Storm Florence. The death toll from the storm rose to at least 32 in three states, with 25 fatalities in North Carolina, as remnants of the once-powerful Category 4 hurricane — now reduced to a rainy, windy mass of low pressure — dumped rain on the heavily populated north-east region. In Wilmington, population 120,000, workers began handing out supplies using a system that resembled a fast-food restaurant drive-through: Drivers pulled up to pallets lining a street, placed an order and left without having to get out. Todd Tremain needed tarpaulins to cover up spots where Florence’s winds ripped shingles off his roof. “The roof is leaking, … [Read more...] about Hundreds line up for free supplies in isolated town following Florence deluge
RESCUE workers have recovered the body of a one-year-old boy who was swept into rushing floodwaters on Sunday after his mother got stuck in floods from Hurricane Florence. The death of Kaiden Lee-Welch in Charlotte, North Carolina, contributed to the total death toll at 25. Among those were two other children, who were both killed by falling trees. Waters pushed Lee-Welch's mother's car off of the road and left her stuck in a group of trees, the Union County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook . The mother had driven around barricades on a closed stretch of road, the post said. Police wrote: "The mother... continued traveling east until her vehicle encountered rushing water flowing across the road. "Her vehicle left the roadway and came to rest amongst a group of trees. Mother Dazia Lee was able to get her son out of the car, but the water caused her to lose her grip, she told Fox 46 WJZY. "I was holding his hand, trying to hold him, trying to pull him up. I couldn't … [Read more...] about Hurricane Florence – Boy, 1, dies after being swept into floodwater when he lost grip of his mum while two other babies are killed by falling trees
Updated 8:36 am CDT, Monday, September 17, 2018 Now Playing: Long lines formed at gas stations in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Sunday as residents tried to refuel cars and keep generators running at home. Around 700,000 North Carolinians were without power as Florence pounded through the state. Media: Associated Press WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 9:30 a.m. The devastating flooding in North Carolina from Florence has raised concerns about whether some dams will be able to hold up under the strain. According to data obtained by The Associated Press, the state has 1,445 dams rated high hazard. That's out of a total of about 5,700 dams that range from large federal ones to small privately owned ones. A high hazard classification means a failure could be likely to cause the loss of one or more human lives. The data show that of the state's high-hazard dams, 185 had conditions of poor or … [Read more...] about The Latest: Floods raise concerns about dams holding up