SAN DIEGO - Hundreds of patients were being evacuated Monday from a hospital and nursing homes in the path of one of more than a dozen wildfires engulfing Southern California. The fires fanned by fierce desert winds killed at least one person, injured dozens more and forced tens of thousands to flee their homes.
A day after wind gusts of over 60 mph Thursday, Western Washington was "treated" to a second round of storms Friday.
A large cool of very cold, unstable air moved into the region Friday, lighting up the radar with widespread showers that brought heavy rain, large hail, and frequent lightning across the Puget Sound area -- thunderstorms that were certainly big by Northwest standards.
Rachel De Lazzer TheStar.com Mon, 22 Oct 2007 12:01 UTC
Residents who donned their shorts yesterday may find it no surprise it was a record warm day.
Temperatures at Pearson Airport hit 26C, more than twice the normal high for that day. Toronto's last record high for the day was in 1979 when the mercury hit 24C, said Dave Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada.
But it wasn't a one-day deal. This is the city's warmest October on record so far, said Phillips.
It sounds like a horror movie: 720,000 ladybugs on the attack in Manhattan.
In this real life story, however, the red-and-black bugs have been unleashed on the 80-acre grounds of one of New York's biggest apartment complexes with a mission: eat pests infesting the neatly landscaped property.
The ladybugs from Bozeman, Mont., arrived at the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village complex on Manhattan's East Side on Thursday afternoon, packed in boxes shipped by a natural gardening company.
Flood has hit a number of northeastern, lower northern and central provinces in Thailand, local media reported Thursday.
The northeastern border province of Buri Ram declared nine districts as disaster zones. The damages by flood are initially estimated at more than one million baht (about 29,400 U.S. dollars), according to the Thai News Agency.
Two strong tectonic quakes hit Bengkulu province of Indonesia's Sumatra island Sunday evening, but no casualties or injuries were reported.
The first struck at 19:34 hours (1234 GMT) with a magnitude of 5.3 on the Richter Scale, and the second at 19:40 with a 5.5 magnitude, Antara news agency Monday quoted the coordinator of the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency in Bengkulu, Adjat Sudrajat, as saying.