What dictates a hurricane’s strength?
There are many ways to categorize a hurricane. The storm’s central pressure is one way. The height of its storm surge is another. How much rain it drops is another. And, of course, the strength of its wind is another. But what causes a hurricane to strengthen or weaken? The answer is simple enough, but multifaceted.
Family seeks charges against Minneapolis cop in fatal chase
The family of an innocent motorist who was killed when a Minneapolis police officer crashed into him while chasing a suspect called Friday for the officer to be fired and prosecuted. The crash this week fatally injured Leneal Frazier, 40, an uncle of Darnella Frazier, the teenager who was given a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes for recording cellphone video of George Floyd’s arrest and death last year. Police have said Officer Brian Cummings had his lights and siren activated Tuesday as he pursued a suspect in a carjacking and several robberies, and that the suspect ran a red light just before Cummings crashed into Frazier's vehicle in a residential neighborhood.news.yahoo.com
Deadly storms cause destruction across East Coast
Violent storms that pummeled the East Coast overnight are moving off the New England coast. The powerful stretch of storms is responsible for at least eight deaths in the South. Several tornadoes ripped through Virginia, killing four. Chip Reid reports from Waverly, south of Richmond, where a state of emergency is in place.cbsnews.com
Swamped by storms: Intense flooding overwhelms Tennessee and Arkansas
Swamped by storms: Intense flooding overwhelms Tennessee and Arkansas Weekend downpours along the Mississippi River flooded a mobile home park in Memphis and forced 150 residents to flee to shelters. WREG's Molly Smith reports.cbsnews.com
Severe storms move across Central Plains
Severe storms move across Central Plains The Central Plains and the Mississippi Valley are bracing for severe storms. Parts of Northern Colorado have seen a funnel cloud touch down, and portions of Kansas have already seen significant hail and a tornado. Vinita Nair reports.cbsnews.com