Special Report - US: Flooding to Inundate Gulf Coast through Early September, Even as Rainfall Abates

Tropical Storm Harvey has made its final landfall and will weaken over the next several days. However, the storm will continue to bring life-threatening weather conditions to southeastern Texas and southern Louisiana over the coming days.The widespread flooding will likely continue throughout the region into at least early September.

Special Report - US: More Flooding Predicted after Hurricane Harvey Devastates Parts of Gulf Coast

A long-duration, catastrophic flood event is ongoing in the Greater Houston area in Texas following the landfall of Hurricane Harvey. As of Aug. 28, some areas had received more than 76 cm (30 inches) since Harvey came onshore Aug. 25, and another 38-63 cm (15-25 inches) of precipitation is possible through Sept. 1. Some waterways have risen to, or exceeded, 500-year flood levels, and record flooding has occurred in many locations.

Staying Healthy During The Hajj

The 2017 Hajj – the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and the largest mass gathering in the world – is expected to take place Aug. 30 to Sept. 4. Officials will likely identify sporadic outbreaks of diarrheal, respiratory, or bloodborne diseases during and immediately following the Hajj. Those with pre-existing heart or respiratory conditions are more likely to experience negative health consequences when participating in Hajj events.

Special Report - Authorities Preparing for Potential Transport and Business Disruptions during Rare Total Solar Eclipse

Special report - Authorities Preparing for Potential Transport and Business Disruptions during Rare Total Solar Eclipse. For a few brief minutes on Aug. 21, day will turn into night in 12 states in the continental US during a rare total solar eclipse. During this time, the earth's moon will perfectly align with the sun, casting a 70-mile-wide shadow (known as the umbra) from Oregon to South Carolina. The total solar eclipse has potential to create localized business and transport disruptions in the path of totality in the days leading up to and during the passage.