Bodyguard training camp in China, flooding continues in Europe, 2013 Brazil Miss and Mister Fitness contest and more in today’s daily brief.
June 6 Photo Brief: Tropical storm Andrea over Florida, Sharapova reaches French finals and Belmont readies for racing
Tropical Storm Andrea bears down on Florida’s west coast, Maria Sharapova powers her way to the French Open finals, Belmont track readies for the third jewel in the Triple Crown and more in today’s daily brief.
Angela Merkel muffins served in Germany, poverty continues its devastating toll in India, the volcanic Mount Etna erupts in Italy, poultry production ramps up rapid testing for H7N9 in China and more in today’s daily brief.
Feb. 22 Photo Brief: Chingay Parade, Purim celebrations, Irish dancing competition and Hyderabad prayers
Hyderabad twin bombing victims remembered, dancers compete in the 29th All Scotland Irish Dance Championship, the Jewish holiday of Purim is celebrated in Israel, the “Fire In Snow” Chingay Parade weaves through the streets of Singapore and more in today’s daily brief.
The high tide mark in Venice reached its sixth-highest level since 1872 on Sunday, after heavy rains and intense winds caused flooding in the Italian city.
While some flooding is typical in Venice during this time of year — including some instances earlier in November — news reports have estimated that 70 percent of the city was inundated by water this week.
Residents and businesses in the eastern United States tried to return to normalcy on Wednesday following mega-storm Sandy. The storm, initially a hurricane, crippled transportation, knocked out power for millions and killed at least 64 people.
The New York City area was hit particularly hard by Sandy. With a paralyzed subway system, traffic-clogged streets and large areas still without power, the Big Apple faces a daunting path before things can fully return to normal.
As of 2:10 p.m. EDT, the number of confirmed deaths has risen to 30 in the U.S. while millions continue to struggle with flooding, fire and power outages as a result of Superstorm Sandy.
During Superstorm Sandy, Ocean City, Md. was one of the worst hit communities in the state. Sun photographer Karl Merton Ferron captured startling images from the seaside resort town. Emergency workers responded to 231 calls for help Monday and moved about 50 residents who had ignored a mandatory evacuation. About 100 feet of the Ocean City Fishing Pier was wiped out. Crews are assessing the damage today.
As of 11 p.m. EDT: Sandy made landfall in southern New Jersey around 8 p.m. and impacted communities all along the East Coast. Millions of people in the path of the 1,000-mile-wide storm are watching and waiting. More than 2.8 million are without electricity.