Dramatic Tornado in North Dakota, USA
MAGNITUDE 5.8 MONA PASSAGE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Subject To Change
Depth: 90 km
Distances: 174 km E of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic / pop: 2,201,941 / local time: 17:15:05.2 2014-05-28
63 km SE of Salvaleón de Higüey, Dominican Republic / pop: 123,787 / local time: 17:15:05.2 2014-05-28
36 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic / pop: 1,991 / local time: 17:15:05.2 2014-05-28
Flood evacuation alert issued & a Spring surprise of heavy snow strikes parts of Canada
A powerful storm moving through B.C. has residents of Clearwater on evacuation alert, while winter driving conditions along the Coquihalla Highway turned treacherous with an unexpected dump of spring snow.
Residents north of the District of Clearwater, Upper Clearwater and Clearwater Valley Road have been put on evacuation alert and should be ready to leave their homes at a moment’s notice.
A flood warning has been put in place for the Clearwater River area.
A reception centre at the North Thompson Sportsplex in Clearwater is being prepared.
Some areas around B.C. are expected to get more than 40 millimetres of rain, causing the B.C. River Forecast Centre to put out warnings of flood risk in the upcoming days.
High streamflow advisories are also in place for several waterways in the North Thompson-Cariboo and also for small to medium-sized watersheds in the East and West Kootenay around Nelson, Cranbrook, Fernie and Golden.
The Quesnel River and Horsefly River are also under a flood watch. Residents there are being advised to be ready to evacuate in a hurry.
The road near the summit of the Coquihalla Highway was still being cleared of snow Wednesday morning after the unexpected 15 centimetres of snow.
Severe Storms Knock Out Power, Topple Trees in Philadelphia, USA
Severe Thunderstorm Watch and Severe Thunderstorm Warning were in effect for parts of the area on Tuesday. Both the watch and warning were cancelled around 9 p.m. and the thunderstorms moved offshore.
As predicted by NBC10 First Alert Weather Chief Meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz, the storm moved on top of the region by 6 p.m. and caused trees to fall in several parts of the area.
One tree fell on top of a truck on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia. Another tree fell across the road on Bethlehem Pike(pictured).
Residents on the 2900 block of Welsh Road in Philly were without power for most of the night. They told NBC10 the storm ripped down power lines and caused trees to shake.
“I heard my girlfriend’s mother screaming fire,” said Ian Saboe. “So I immediately ran up into the living room and big blue flashes came first from a transformer to the left and then another one to the right.”
In Cheltenham, a telephone pole snapped. In Abington Township, crews worked for hours clearing trees off power lines and roads.
While the storms are gone, a few overnight showers are possible as well as scattered showers on Wednesday.
Wednesday will also be much cooler with highs in the mid-70’s. Those temperatures could drop to the 60’s by the afternoon as winds shift to the Northeast.
Landslide kills 16 in Pakistan
Sixteen people, including women and children, are feared dead in a road accident in the Swat valley near Utrot.
According to initial reports that reached Islamabad, a truck carrying three families who were en route from Punjab to Utror when the truck skidded into the Swat river near Utrot due to land sliding.
The Swat valley is located close to the Afghan-Pakistan border. With high mountains, green meadows, and clear lakes, it is a place of great natural beauty and is popular with tourists, being referred to as “the Switzerland of the region.”
MAGNITUDE 2.9 CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION
Subject To Change
Depth: 27 km
Distances: 488 km W of Laâyoune / El Aaiún, Western Sahara / pop: 188,084 / local time: 01:50:56.2 2014-05-28
200 km SW of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain / pop: 222,417 / local time: 01:50:56.2 2014-05-28
90 km S of Fuencaliente de la Palma, Spain / pop: 1,894 / local time: 01:50:56.2 2014-05-28