Weather-related injuries and deaths
TUCSON, Ariz. — Authorities have released the identities of two women who were victims of heat-related deaths in Tucson.The Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner said Tuesday that 54-year-old Jana Kirkpatrick, of Piedmont, Alabama, was found dead after going out for a walk.
Date: 06/22/2016 | Northwest
PHOENIX — People across the Southwest were preparing Monday for more of the unrelenting heat that left two dead over the weekend.
Date: 06/20/2016 | Nation & World
PHOENIX — In a desert city used to triple-digit temperatures, some hunker down inside and some head to the pool, while others still want to hit Phoenix’s many hiking trails. But with temperatures creeping above 115 degrees during a heat wave boiling parts of the Southwest, that decision can have...
Date: 06/19/2016 | Nation & World
SULTAN — Kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding are described as the fastest growing water sports in Snohomish County.At the same time, those sports are a growing source of emergency water rescues.The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office counted at least 12...
Date: 06/04/2016 | Local News
NEW DELHI — A city in western India has suffered through the country’s highest recorded temperature — a scorching 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit.
Date: 05/20/2016 | Nation & World
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — A state-affiliated broadcaster in Ethiopia says at least 50 people have been killed in flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rains.
Date: 05/10/2016 | Nation & World
NAIROBI, Kenya — A pregnant woman was rescued Thursday after being trapped for six days in a collapsed apartment building in the Kenyan capital, the second survivor found this week in the rubble of the seven-story structure that fell amid heavy rains and killed 36 people.
Date: 05/05/2016 | Nation & World
HOUSTON — As more than a foot of rain deluged the nation’s fourth-largest city, inundating homes, shutting down major highways and leaving at least six people dead, Houston’s mayor said there was no immediate solution.
Date: 04/19/2016 | Nation & World
EVERETT — The National Weather Service has forecast that temperatures could hit as high as 77 degrees in Everett on Thursday.That would be the hottest April 7 since the service started keeping records at Paine Field in 1948.The previous record was set in...
Date: 04/07/2016 | Local News
SEATTLE — Thousands of people were still without power Monday a day after a fierce wind storm whipped through Western Washington.Strong winds toppled trees and power lines, temporarily closed major roads and knocked out power to stoplights, complicating the Monday morning commute.
Date: 03/14/2016 | Northwest
NEW YORK — Suspected tornados touched down in a rural town on Florida’s Panhandle and in Mississippi on Monday, destroying up to 10 homes, damaging a school, and sending fire crews out to investigate reports of residents trapped under rubble.
Date: 02/15/2016 | Nation & World
U.S. President Barack Obama has declared a disaster for Washington, including Snohomish County, for damage during November windstorms and floods.
Date: 01/20/2016 | Local News
EVERETT — Snohomish County closed on its first buyout of property in the Oso mudslide zone Dec. 30, through a federal grant program.
Date: 01/20/2016 | Local News
SEATTLE — President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for damage done by storms throughout the state in November, making federal assistance available in 16 Washington counties.
Date: 01/15/2016 | Northwest
OLYMPIA — November's deadly storms hit Snohomish County harder, in dollar terms, than any other part of the state.High winds and flooding caused at least $21 million in damage throughout Washington. Nearly a third of the total — an estimated $6.8 million —...
Date: 01/13/2016 | Local News
EVERETT — It might not seem like it now with stubborn early morning frost on windshields but 2015 was a pretty toasty year.At least that’s what the numbers show.
Date: 01/02/2016 | Local News
GARLAND, Texas — At least 11 people died and dozens were injured in strong tornadoes that swept through the Dallas area and caused substantial damage this weekend, while 13 people died in flooding in the Midwest.
Date: 12/27/2015 | Nation & World
PORTLAND, Ore. — Torrential rains pummeled parts of the Pacific Northwest early Wednesday, causing mudslides and flooding roads, leaving an Oregon woman dead after a tree fell onto her house and sweeping seven people into a Washington river, where they were rescued.
Date: 12/09/2015 | Northwest
PUYALLUP — Seven people who were swept into the Puyallup River from a riverbank homeless camp have been rescued.
Date: 12/09/2015 | Northwest
MONROE — He kept his promise to love her all his life.Grant Strinden assured his fiancee, Ronicka Messner, that she could trust him when she needed someone to count on. The Monroe couple was planning a 2016 wedding and scribbling their bucket list on little scraps of...
Date: 12/02/2015 | Local News
At least two people have died and hundreds of thousands had no power on Tuesday as a severe storm packing high winds unleashed across the Northwest.
Date: 11/17/2015 | Northwest
SEATTLE — Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, causing two deaths in the Puget Sound area and knocking out power to at least a quarter-million customers in Oregon and Washington.
Date: 08/29/2015 | Northwest
CHICAGO — A man was killed and more than a dozen injured Sunday when a tent where people had sought shelter during a brief storm blew off its moorings and collapsed on some of the crowd at a festival in a Chicago suburb.
Date: 08/02/2015 | Nation & World
QUINCY — A second concert-goer has died after falling ill while attending a music festival in Quincy last month.The British Columbia Coroners Service says 22-year-old Vivek Pandher died Sunday at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia.
Date: 07/06/2015 | Northwest