The storm’s powerful winds and rains were blamed for at least 65 deaths in several Caribbean countries, including 51 in Haiti.
August 14 Photo Brief with a 17-foot snake, a 4-inch elephant fetus, a 60-foot beached whale and a giant panda’s 9th birthday
A 17-foot-7-inch Burmese python weighing 164 pounds and carrying 87 eggs is caught, killed and studied in Florida, a 60-foot female fin whale perishes on the English shore, the first artificially inseminated elephant continues to thrive in utero and more in today’s daily brief.
Vietnam remembers the horrors of Agent Orange sprayed by U.S. troops in the 60’s, Indian Hindu devotees form a human pyramid during the Janmashtami celebrations, jets rehearse for the Russian Air Force’s 100th anniversary flight show and more in today’s daily brief.
A fancy dress competition by Hindu devotees, Singapore celebrates 47 years of independence, heavy flooding continues in Manila and more in today’s daily brief.
Torrential rains and storm surge from Tropical Storm Debby, which has remained nearly stationary off the Gulf Coast of Florida, may produce significant inland flooding over the next couple of days, reported the NOAA’s National Weather Services. While the storm is predicted to reach the Florida panhandle by Thursday, residents struggle to protect their homes and businesses as rain and winds continue to pelt the coastline.