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Driver Swims Out of Car Trapped in Flood

Driver Swims Out of Car Trapped in Flood

An hourlong downpour hammered Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Watch »

Aug 30, 2013
Summer Storms Bring Flooding to Inland Areas

Summer Storms Bring Flooding to Inland Areas

Showers and thunderstorms are possible Monday afternoon for Inland Empire communities. Watch »

Aug 26, 2013
Flash-Flood Watch Issued Across SoCal

Flash-Flood Watch Issued Across SoCal

Continuing what’s proving to be a comparatively wet July, isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected across... Read »

Jul 26, 2013
Sandy Homeowners Battle Insurance Loophole

Sandy Homeowners Battle Insurance Loophole

A New York senator is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to eliminate a federal flood insurance loophole... Watch »

Aug 26, 2013
California Wildfire Forces Thousands From Homes

California Wildfire Forces Thousands From Homes

As many as 6,000 people have been told to evacuate from homes, cabins and hotels, as a wildfire spreads quickly near... Watch »

Aug 26, 2013
Heat Wave Crushing Millions Across the U.S.

Heat Wave Crushing Millions Across the U.S.

The summer's heat wave has finally hit across the nation and people are working hard to stay cool. Watch »

Aug 12, 2013
Sandy-Ravaged Staten Island Residents Battling Growing Summer Mold

Sandy-Ravaged Staten Island Residents Battling Growing Summer Mold

Mold has been an ongoing problem for Staten Island residents after Sandy, but the summer heat and humidity is now... Watch »

Aug 12, 2013
Relief From Heat Wave Headed to SoCal

Relief From Heat Wave Headed to SoCal

Southern California could see relief by the end of this week from the record-breaking heat wave that continues to... Watch »

Jul 1, 2013
Phoenix, Las Vegas Bake in Once-a-Century Heat Wave

Phoenix, Las Vegas Bake in Once-a-Century Heat Wave

It's hot this week out west — and even in desert spots notorious for their heat are feeling the burn. Read »

Aug 12, 2013
Extreme Heat Expected to Bathe Southland

Extreme Heat Expected to Bathe Southland

Record-setting temperatures are expected this week, so hikers and runners were out early in the San Bernardino area.... Watch »

Jun 27, 2013
Temperatures to Soar Toward Triple-Digits

Temperatures to Soar Toward Triple-Digits

Excessive heat warnings are slated for Southern California as the region braces for its first heat wave of the... Watch »

Jun 27, 2013
94 in Alaska? Weather Extremes, Jet Stream Linked

94 in Alaska? Weather Extremes, Jet Stream Linked

The more the jet stream undulates north and south, the more changeable and extreme the weather. Read »

Jul 25, 2013
Timelapse: D.C.'s Thursday A.M. Storms

Timelapse: D.C.'s Thursday A.M. Storms

View a timelapse video of Thursday morning's storm in Washington, D.C. Watch »

Jul 10, 2013
Storm Chasers' Deaths Raise Questions

Storm Chasers' Deaths Raise Questions

The deaths of three respected tornado researchers near Oklahoma City have renewed questions about whether the risk... Watch »

Jul 10, 2013
Dogs Displaced During Okla. Tornado Need Homes

Dogs Displaced During Okla. Tornado Need Homes

The Wisconsin Humane Society has opened their doors to 22 dogs and puppies that are in need of a loving home after... Watch »

Jul 10, 2013
RAW VIDEO: Flood Waters Crash Through Campus

RAW VIDEO: Flood Waters Crash Through Campus

A northern Illinois community college hopes to be open for its summer session after it suffered flooding. Watch »

Jul 10, 2013

Viewer Images: Lancaster Sandstorm

Wind gusts up to 60 mph kicked up a massive sandstorm in Lancaster Tuesday May 29, 2013. View »

May 29, 2013

"Be Ready": NOAA Warns of Busy Hurricane Season

Get ready for another busy hurricane season, maybe unusually wild, federal forecasters say. Watch »

May 29, 2013
Oklahoma Pets Rescued

Oklahoma Pets Rescued

Many animals orphaned by this week's storms in Oklahoma are bound for PAWS Chicago, where they'll be nurtured back... Watch »

Jul 10, 2013
Sandy Homeowner Rebuilds

Sandy Homeowner Rebuilds

The small fishing town of Highlands, N.J., where the Jersey Shore begins, is still rebuilding six months after... Watch »

Jul 10, 2013

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