Sandy Beach

South swell delivers bone-crunching surf to Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach has long been considered one of the most dangerous beaches in the world. Often called "Break Neck Beach," the popular shore break has certainly seen its share of broken necks and backs.…
FILE -  In this May 31, 2013 file photo a tornado forms near Banner Road and Praire Circle in El Reno, Okla. The National Weather Service says the deadly tornado that struck near Oklahoma City late last week was another top-of-the-scale EF5 that packed winds reaching 295 mph. The weather service also says the twister's 2.6-mile width is the widest ever recorded. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams, File)

Deadly Okla. tornado widest on record, rare EF5

The deadly tornado that struck near Oklahoma City late last week had a record-breaking width of 2.6 miles and was the second top-of-the-scale EF5 twister to hit the area in less than two weeks, the National Weather Service reported Tuesday.…
Susan Kates salvages items from a friend's tornado-ravaged home Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in Moore, Okla. Cleanup continues two days after a huge tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburb, flattening a wide swath of homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Okla. tornado damage: Thousands of homes, $1.5-$2B

The tornado that struck an Oklahoma City suburb this week may have created $2 billion or more in damage as it tore through as many as 13,000 homes, multiple schools and a hospital, officials said Wednesday as they gave the first detailed account of the devastation.…
Waikiki Beach

Waikiki shoreline holds up against pounding surf

It's being called an epic southern storm and it's generating some of the best surf seen on Oahu's south shore in 30 years, but is all that pounding surf having an effect on erosion at Waikiki Beach?…
An aerial view shows Briarwood Elementary with vehicles thrown about after Monday's tornado, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Moore, Okla. At least 24 people, including nine children, were killed in the massive tornado that flattened homes and a school in Moore, on Monday afternoon. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Power of Moore tornado dwarfs Hiroshima bomb

Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create the massive killer tornado in Moore, Okla. And when they did, the awesome amount of energy released over that city dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima.…
A member of a security team helps guard an area of rubble from a destroyed residential neighborhood, one day after a tornado moved through Moore, Okla., Tuesday, May 21, 2013. The huge tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburb Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against the winds. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Search for Okla. tornado survivors nearly complete

Helmeted rescue workers raced Tuesday to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb where a mammoth tornado destroyed countless homes, cleared lots down to bare red earth and claimed 24 lives.…
A woman carries her child through a field near the collapsed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013. A tornado as much as a mile (1.6 kilometers) wide with winds up to 200 mph (320 kph) roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. (AP Photo Sue Ogrocki)

Huge tornado hits Oklahoma City suburb, kills 51

A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise.…
An empty driveway leads to what was once a home, with only the slab left of a house swept off of its foundation by a tornado, in Granbury, Texas, Thursday, May 16, 2013. A rash of tornadoes slammed into several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens more injured and hundreds homeless.  (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Paul Moseley)  MAGS OUT; (FORT WORTH WEEKLY, 360 WEST)

10 tornadoes whip through North Texas; 6 dead

Ten tornadoes touched down in several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless. Emergency responders were still searching for missing people Thursday afternoon.…

NJ gov. aims salty language at dune opponents

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Ever since Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the Jersey shore last October, officials have planned for a new system of protective sand dunes along the entirety of the 127-mile coast. And also…

Key figures on Superstorm Sandy, 6 months later

Superstorm Sandy, a hybrid of a hurricane and two cold-weather systems, struck six months ago on Oct. 29, concentrating most of its fury on New Jersey, New York and Connecticut and becoming one of the most expensive storms…

Christie: Obama ‘kept every promise’ on storm aid

HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that President Barack Obama “has kept every promise he’s made” about helping the state recover from Superstorm Sandy. Hours later, Obama’s housing secretary approved New Jersey’s plans to spend…

Forecasters peg ND river crest at low end of range

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The National Weather Service says the Red River will likely top out in Fargo at the low end of the predicted crest range. The forecast, updated Sunday, shows the river topping out at 37…

Key figures on Superstorm Sandy, 6 months later

Superstorm Sandy, a hybrid of a hurricane and two cold-weather systems, struck on Oct. 29, concentrating most of its fury on New Jersey, New York and Connecticut and becoming one of the most expensive storms in history. Six…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, April 26, 2013. Severe showers and thunderstorms developed across the South on Friday. A trough of low pressure moved off the Southern Rockies and into the Southern Plains, which pulled moisture in…

Mississippi River bridge hit by barge

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — For the second time in less than a week, a Mississippi River bridge has been struck by a barge. The latest incident on the flooded river happened Thursday morning when a barge struck the…