Temperatures in all 50 US states dipped to freezing or below on Tuesday as an unseasonably cold blast of weather moved across the country while heavy snow prompted a state of emergency in western New York and contributed to the deaths of four people.
A slow-moving lava flow from an erupting volcano on Hawaii`s Big Island incinerated a house on Monday, marking the first home devoured by a stream of molten rock that has crept toward the village of Pahoa for weeks, civil defense officials said.
A slow-moving river of molten lava from an erupting volcano crept over residential and farm property on Hawaii`s Big Island on Wednesday after incinerating an outbuilding as it threatened dozens of homes at the edge of a former plantation town.
A menacing river of molten lava that bubbled over a road and overran a cemetery on its way towards a village on Hawaii`s Big Island crossed onto a residential property on Tuesday and threatened to consume its first home, officials said.
Lava flow from the Kilauea volcano that has been creeping toward inhabited areas of Hawaii`s Big Island for months is now just 70 yards (meters) from the nearest residential property, authorities said on Monday.
Hawaii authorities has told several dozen residents near an active lava flow to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days as molten rock oozed across a country road and edged closer to homes.
Tropical Storm Ana weakened unexpectedly as it churned across the central Pacific, but meteorologists said the storm was still forecast to gain strength and hit Hawaii in what could be its first hurricane in more than two decades.
Tropical Storm Iselle pummeled the Hawaiian Islands with high winds and heavy rain on Friday, forcing hundreds to seek shelter and knocking out power to 23,000 people as residents kept a wary eye on an even more powerful storm headed their way.
Tropical Storm Iselle weakened further early on Friday as it clamoured toward the Hawaii shore. The Central Pacific Hurricane Centre said the system`s maximum sustained winds slowed from 113 kph to 97 kph. Iselle is expected to weaken further over the coming two days.