Latest Flash flood warning Stories

2006-06-26 01:27:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Waves of heavy showers and thunderstorms drenched Washington and the surrounding mid-Atlantic on Sunday, triggering flash flooding that swelled streams over their banks and shut roads throughout the region. "Washington up through Baltimore has received between five and seven inches of rain today and most of it was in about a six-hour period," National Weather Service meteorologist Andy Woodcock said. "In many, many counties, rescues ... cars that got stuck in...

2005-10-19 08:31:15

BOSTON (Reuters) - A 173-year-old timber dam threatening to break and flood a Massachusetts city stabilized on Wednesday, though much of the city remained closed and about 2,000 people were still under evacuation order. The Whittenton Pond Dam in Taunton, a city of 50,000 people some 30 miles south of Boston, remained weak and authorities were concerned about forecasts for heavy rain this weekend. "As of this morning, the situation has been described as stabilized. The water level...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'