Severe hail storms predicted for NSW NSW should brace itself for a slew of fierce summer hail storms with the potential to cause billions of dollars worth of damage, the State Emergency Service (SES)is warning. More than 50 severe storms are predicted to hit the state’s east over the coming months, with some of them likely to be as damaging as Sydney’s eastern suburbs hailstorm of 1999. Hail stones as large as cricket balls caused more than $1.5 billion of damage during the intense, long-lived thunderstorm. At the time, it was Australia’s most costly natural disaster. ‘The hailstorm was of a magnitude seldom seen in Australia or the world,’ the Bureau of Meteorology said on its website. In preparation for this year’s onslaught of bad weather, NSW SES Commissioner Murray Kear is urging people to take all possible precautions. ‘Hail is one of the most destructive weather elements and as we saw in the Sydney hailstorm of 1999, it can cause billions of dollars-worth of damage,’ he said in a statement on Thursday. ‘If people prepare their homes and businesses now, we can all make an effort to reduce the amount of damage suffered in severe weather.’ Around 10,000 NSW […]
Severe Storm Drops Hail Throughout Colorado Springs A severe thunderstorm moving through Colorado Springs dumped hail in some areas and flooded streets. The hail was so much in areas like Montebello and Union that it looked like a snow storm had passed through. A severe thunderstorm moving through Colorado Springs dumped hail in some areas and flooded streets. The hail was so much in areas like Montebello and Union that it looked like a snow storm had passed through. The storm also caused flooding at Date and Siferd. There was so much water it looked like a stream instead of a road. Nathan Welch has lived in the area for six years. “Pretty much anytime we get a significant amount of rain it collects and floods,” said Welch. Welch wants the city to do something about the flooding issues on Siferd. He is concerned that someone might get hurt. “At a moment”s notice it can rise up and sweep somebody away,” said Welch. Meanwhile, lightning struck a tree at an apartment complex on Harmony Drive. There were no injuries reported. A different storm just east of Larkspur produced a tornado that briefly touched down.
Tornadoes, Hail, Flooding, and Some Building Damage All Reported In Aftermath of Tuesday Night Severe Weather Severe storms, including multiple reports of tornadoes over Clinton and Washington Counties, were reported Tuesday night. Storm Spotter Randal Meredith caught a shot of the tornado near Okawville. Severe weather sparked tornadoes and some isolated damage across South Central Illinois as severe thunderstorms moved across the area Tuesday evening. The heavy rains that continued throughout the evening and early morning hours dumped between three and five inches of rain across the region. As a result, a flash flood warning has been issued for Marion, Clinton and northern Washington County until nine Wednesday night. Crooked Creek at Hoffman and the East Fork of the Kaskaskia River at Fairman are both above flood stage. Two gates were fully opened and a third had been partially opened on the Raccoon Lake Dam earlier Wednesday. As a result, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department reported the Green Street Road impassable. Green Street Road has been reopened as of 11:35 a.m. due to the gates being closed. Salem Township Highway Commissioner Bill Grizzle reports the South College Street Extension south of Salem in the Crooked Creek bottoms is also closed. […]