downpour News

Downpour Leaves Detroit-Area Freeways, Streets Flooded

DETROIT (AP) — A day-long downpour left many Detroit-area freeways and streets flooded, causing motorists to abandon vehicles stalled in water deep enough in cover tires and car hoods. Storms that crossed through the region much of Friday also knocked …

Study Predicts Warming Will Trigger 3 Times as Many Extreme Downpours in U.S.

Extreme downpours – like those that flooded Louisiana, Houston and West Virginia earlier this year – will happen nearly three times as often in the United States by the end of the century, and six times more frequently in parts …

Mud Runoff Hits Homes in Southern California

Mountainsides stripped bare by a wildfire last year belched a damaging debris flow into a Southern California community during a downpour from a major Pacific storm early Friday. Rocks, boulders and mud swept downhill by runoff piled up to the …