Latest Wind storms News

California storm brings power outages, shuts down highway

Jan. 8, 2019 12:42 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Utility crews restored power to thousands of people Monday and mopped up the damage from a winter storm that swept through Northern California, as they braced for more stormy weather later this week. A new wet system is expected in the region on Tuesday night that won't be as intense...

California storm brings power outages, shuts down highway

Jan. 7, 2019 1:24 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tens of thousands of people lost power Sunday after a powerful winter storm swept through Northern California, while another storm system in the southern part of the state unleashed mudslides in wildfire burn areas and trapped motorists on a major highway. The deluge loosened hillsides...

Crews work to restore power after Pacific Northwest storm

Jan. 6, 2019 7:25 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Crews worked Sunday to restore power after windstorms pummeled parts of Washington state and Oregon over the weekend and left hundreds of thousands of people without electricity, officials said. Puget Sound Energy said Sunday that since the peak of the storm it had restored electricity to...

Tropical storm's rain, surging seas strike Thai beaches

Jan. 4, 2019 1:29 PM EST

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand (AP) — Rain, wind and surging seawater from a tropical storm buffeted coastal villages and world-famous tourist resorts on southern Thailand's east coast on Friday, knocking down trees and utility poles and flooding roads. One person was reported dead and another missing after...

Damaging winds topple trees, 300K lose power in Northwest

Dec. 20, 2018 7:47 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — More than 300,000 households and businesses lost power Thursday as strong winds took down trees and power lines, blew over shipping containers and tore off part of a clock tower's exterior in western Washington. At their peak Thursday, gusts reached 74 mph (120 kph) along the coast, near 60...