CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A muted version of a winter storm that has killed more than a dozen people across the eastern half of the country plodded across the Northeast on Thursday, trapping airliners in snow or mud and frustrating travelers still trying to return home after Christmas.
NIAGARA FALLS ONTARIO — Police say an elderly man has died in Niagara Falls after shovelling snow, the second such incident after Friday’s massive storm.
Niagara Regional Police Staff Sgt. Dave Brennan says an ambulance was called to a home in the city’s south end Saturday morning when an 80-year-old man collapsed while clearing snow.
He says the man was rushed to Greater Niagara General Hospital, where he later died.
Good News for Israel, Bad News for Syrian Refugees in Jordan
Weather in the Middle East is usually not very interesting. In the summer, it’s hot, and in the winter it’s cool. Sometimes it rains.
But this week, it’s rained and rained and rained. Snow is also predicted for Jerusalem and Amman, a rare occurrence that has children in both cities anxiously watching the sky.
TORONTO — A winter storm blamed for at least three deaths in the central United States began moving into southwestern Ontario on Tuesday afternoon.
Forecasters say the southwest can expect rain mixed at times with ice pellets and perhaps some freezing rain from the storm that knocked out power to more than 100,000 U.S. homes and businesses.
As it moves northeastward, Environment Canada says the rain is expected to become mixed with wet snow, but mainly rain is expected near Lake Erie and along the Lake Ontario shoreline.
While much of southern and eastern Ontario braced Wednesday for the powerful winter storm that cancelled 900 flights and left six dead across the United States, Toronto Pearson International Airport wasn’t worried.
While it had been reported that Pearson cancelled as many as 200 flights on Tuesday and 100 flights on Wednesday, Scott Armstrong, a spokesperson with the airport, said cancellations had been minimal in the wake of the system that was forecast to drop 5-10 cm of snow on Toronto with winds gusting up to 30km per hour.
A violent tropical storm killed at least 84 people and devastated more than 67,000 homes as it swept across eastern India and Bangladesh overnight, officials said Wednesday.Winds of up to 120 kilometres (75 miles) an hour tore across northeastern India and neighbouring Bangladesh around midnight, ravaging mud and tin-roofed homes, uprooting trees and bringing down electricity lines.Officials in the states of West Bengal, Bihar and Assam said a total of 82 people had been killed. Two others were reported dead in Bangladesh, including a police officer.
A storm in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal has killed 31 people and destroyed 50,000 homes, a state minister told AFP on Wednesday.The storm swept through a northern district of the state late on Tuesday, knocking down homes, trees and electricity and telephone lines."The storm ripped through four blocks of North Dinajpur district, about 600 kilometres (372 miles) north of Kolkata," said West Bengal minister of state for civil defence Srikumar Mukherjee.
A powerful storm packing hurricane-force winds lashed Spain, Portugal and France on Saturday, killing at least three people, leaving tens of thousands of homes without power and causing transport chaos.A 10-year-old boy was killed by a falling tree as he played football in northern Portugal, the country's civil protection service said on its website.It appealed to people in the country's northern and central coastal regions to stay home as winds gusted up to 140 kilometres (87 miles) an hour.