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Woman, 93, dies after being attacked by 2 dogs in her own front yard in Modesto, California

dog attack
Police say a senior in Modesto has now died after she was attacked by dogs in her neighborhood Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened along the 3600 block of Dothan Drive around 2 p.m. and Modesto Police were on scene investigating until after 5 p.m.

The woman, who was identified to CBS13 as being 93, was initially stable but family was waiting for definitive updates from doctors at the emergency room hours after the attack, they said. The extent of her injuries was still being reviewed, but her family said she was in as best of spirits as she could be Thursday evening.

Modesto police later revealed Friday night that the woman had succumbed to her injuries earlier in the morning at the hospital.


Waterspout spotted swirling off coast of Florida Panhandle

A waterspout was spotted swirling off the coast of Florida near Panama City Beach on Thursday, August 31. Becky Norton provided the footage and told Storyful her boyfriend, who is a surfer and paddleboarder, spotted the weather phenomenon while at St Andrews State Park checking out the waves.

"He saw two clouds forming into this funnel cloud," she said. He can be heard in the video explaining there were "two [waterspouts] and then they came together as one." The footage shows a large funnel descending from dark clouds. The National Weather Service (NWS), issued a special marine warning confirming a waterspout was observed and cautioning of winds up to 39 mph. Credit: Becky Norton via Storyful

Cloud Precipitation

Typhoon Saola makes landfall on China's coast after slamming Hong Kong

Schools and businesses closed while hundreds of

Schools and businesses closed while hundreds of flights were canceled in Hong Kong and other parts of southern China as Typhoon Saola swept close to the coast, bringing strong winds and heavy rain in what could be the region's strongest storm in five years.
Typhoon Saola has made landfall in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong as violent winds lashed nearby Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macau, leaving at least one dead and a trail of destruction and flooding in many areas.

Hong Kong and China's neighbouring provinces cancelled hundreds of flights on Friday and shut businesses and schools as the super typhoon - packing winds of more than 200 kilometres per hour (125 miles per hour) - edged closer, forcing some 900,000 people to leave areas at risk in Guangdong and Fujian provinces.

But as southern China's coastal areas braced for the storm's arrival, Saola was downgraded before dawn on Saturday, after the typhoon passed Hong Kong without the much-feared direct hit on the financial hub, and then weakened.

Chinese authorities said Saola had made landfall in Guangdong's Zhuhai city with winds slowing to about 160km/h (99mph) and was expected to weaken further as it moved along China's southern coastline.


Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Russia's Kuril Islands region

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck the Kuril Islands region in far eastern Russia to the northeast of Japan, on Saturday, according to the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ).

The quake was at a depth of 142 km (88 miles), GFZ said.


Cloud Precipitation

Heavy rains caused road chaos and flooding in Guadalajara, Mexico

Minutes after 6 pm on August 30, the first drops of rain fell that would take the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area by surprise.

Main streets and avenues ended up flooded

With 30 minutes of storm , the first areas flooded were Avenida López Mateos from Avenida del Sol to Avenida Mariano Otero, circulation in the central lanes had to be closed.

Cloud Precipitation

Heavy traffic, class suspension as floods hit Metro Manila, Philippines anew

Traffic congestions were reported in various parts of Metro Manila due to the flooding brought by the heavy rains on Thursday morning, Aug. 31, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said.

Citing reports from bases in some parts of the National Capital Region (NCR), the MMDA said some areas were hit by deep flooding, especially in portions of the Araneta Avenue in Quezon City where a handful of vehicles were seen submerged in flood water.

As of 10 a.m. on Thursday, the MMDA reported that the flooded areas in Manila City were Pedro Gil-Quirino Avenue with gutter deep flood, España-Lacson intersection with six-inch deep flood, España corner Dela Fuente with six-inch deep flooding, Kalaw-Roxas Boulevard with eight-inch deep flood, España Boulevard- Antipolo with six-inch deep flood, and Quiricada corner Abada Santos with four-inch deep flood.

Cloud Precipitation

Deadly Idalia storm surge barrels through Georgia and the Carolinas, with 9ft tides in Charleston, roads turned into rivers - 300,000 without power

Charleston County Sheriffs Office tweeted this photo on Wednesday evening of the flooding, and urged people not to go out into the streets

Charleston County Sheriffs Office tweeted this photo on Wednesday evening of the flooding, and urged people not to go out into the streets
Sea defenses in Charleston, South Carolina were breached on Wednesday night as Idalia continued cutting a swathe through the United States.

The massive storm cell killed at least two people, destroyed thousands of homes and has left 300,000 people without power.

The Battery, a sea wall and promenade district famous for its stately antebellum homes, was hammered by waves as night fell.

The water was knee-high along the streets lining the historic area - South Battery, King Street, and Murray Boulevard.

Road cones and barricades were washed away, WCBD reported. One woman was filmed leaning against the railing above the Battery, bracing as she took photos as the waves washed into her legs and boots.


Major flooding hits Florida as Hurricane Idalia passes through

This aerial photo shows homes surrounded by floodwaters in Steinhatchee, Fla., Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, left behind by Hurricane Idalia.
© Daniel Kozin
This aerial photo shows homes surrounded by floodwaters in Steinhatchee, Fla., Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, left behind by Hurricane Idalia.
Hurricane Idalia hit Florida as a Category 3 storm, submerging homes and vehicles, turning streets into rivers and downing power lines before sweeping into Georgia.

Arrow Down

Large sinkhole forces emergency closure of road in Wixom, Michigan

A large sinkhole has forced an emergency road closure in the City of Wixom.

A sinkhole was discovered on North Wixom Road, which is currently closed between Pontiac Trail to the south, and Maple Road to the north. The closure is just south of the Wixom Elementary School, near the Michigan Air Line Trail.

A void formed under a section of the road, and the Road Commission for Oakland County is working with the City to identify the cause.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills boy in Ruse, Bulgaria, another in critical condition

Two 11-year-old boys were struck by lightning yesterday afternoon at the "Dunav" stadium in Ruse. One of the children died, the condition of the other remains serious.

The boys are from the children's school of the local football club and were training on one of the auxiliary pitches at the "Dunav" stadium when lightning struck.

The injured children were taken by 2 ambulances to the two university hospitals in the city. The boy was brought to "Kanev" hospital in clinical death. He was resuscitated for an hour, but the doctors were unable to save him.

The other child was taken to "Medica" Hospital, also clinically dead. The resuscitation team on duty was able to restore his basic vital signs. He is intubated, in a medically induced coma, and in critical condition. Consultations are underway to determine if there are additional disabilities, the health facility said.