The first hurricane of the Atlantic season made landfall on the North Carolina coast Thursday night, a windy, wet party-pooper that forced thousands of vacationers to scrap their July Fourth holiday plans amid evacuation orders.
Iron ore miners were waiting for conditions to ease before assessing damage caused by a cyclone that ripped across northwest Australia on Tuesday, closing ports and threatening mining operations in the sparsely-populated Pilbara region.
The remnants of Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel have drenched northeastern and southwestern Mexico with torrential rains, flooding towns and cities, cutting highways and setting off landslides in a national emergency that federal authorities said had caused at least 34 deaths.
Seven people were confirmed dead and at least 1,500 homes destroyed in Colorado after a week of rare, torrential rains along the eastern slopes of the Rockies, and helicopter search-and-rescue flights resumed on Monday in flood-stricken areas.
The remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel continued to deluge Mexico`s southwestern Pacific shoulder with dangerous rains while Hurricane Ingrid headed for a Monday landfall on the country`s opposite coast.