Entries in Wind (3)


Nor’easter Building Up on the East Coast

ABC News (NEW YORK) -- After an early spring, a late season Nor’easter will move up the East Coast Sunday through  Monday bringing torrential rain, strong winds, high waves and snow.

Parts of 10 states are under flood watch advisories from New Hampshire and southern Vermont and Massachusetts, south to New Jersey, Delaware and eastern Pennsylvania.  Big cities under flood watches through early Monday include Boston, Hartford, New York City, Philadelphia, and Wilmington, Del., which may see two to four inches of rain.

Areas further inland, from western New York and western Pennsylvania down into West Virginia and Maryland, could see winds from 20 to 40 miles per hour and major snowfall. In high mountain areas like northwest Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains, snowfall could exceed a foot.  Counties in and around Pittsburgh could see 3-4 inches of snow.

The worst of the storm is expected to hit late Sunday and continue into Monday.

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Two Kids Injured When Jumping Castle Goes Airborne in Arizona

ABC News/KGUN-TV(TUCSON, Ariz.) -- A dust devil lifted an inflated jumping castle containing two children approximately 15 feet into the air Saturday and blew it across three lanes of traffic before it landed in the median of a busy highway in Tucson, Arizona.

Emergency teams from the Tucson fire department were called to rescue the boy and girl, who were in the jumping castle at the time.  Both children, who were said to be between the ages of 7 and 10, were taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident occurred at a children's festival at the Arabian Oasis cultural center at approximately 2 p.m. Saturday, when a strong whirlwind formed behind the castle.

Bill Pace, director of Arabian Oasis, told ABC News' Tucson affiliate KGUN-TV that he ran over and tried to stop the castle from soaring away, but was knocked to the ground by the strong winds.  Pace said he suffered scrapes and bruises from being knocked over by the jumping castle.

Rental company workers had tethered the inflatable attraction to the ground with several large stakes.  Pace said that he thought it was secure.

This is the second time this year that a jumping castle has gone airborne with children inside in Pima County, Arizona.  Two young girls were in a bounce house that blew over a fence and onto a roof on Feb. 19.  In that incident, one of the girls was seriously injured and the other suffered minor injuries.  Both have since recovered and are doing well, KGUN reports.

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Louisiana: Mom, 21, Killed In Suspected Tornado; Child Lives

Lisa Soileaux/Louisiana State Newspapers(RAYNE, La.) -- At least one person is dead after a suspected tornado touched down in southwestern Louisiana on Saturday.

Police confirmed to ABC News that the deceased was a 21-year-old mother who died trying to protect her child from flying debris. The woman’s child survived, according to authorities.

At least 11 other people were being treated for injuries at area hospitals.

The storm, packing powerful winds, burst at least one natural gas line and knocked out power to the entire city.

Officials went door-to-door urging people to leave. Approximately a quarter of the people living in Rayne were forced from their homes.

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