Rural Californians disappointed after Gov. Newsom survives recall election
Voters from remote parts of California are displeased after the governor survived a recall election on Sept. 14. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) will stay in public office until at least 2023, after defeating a referendum to remove him before the current term ends. Although mail-in ballots are still being counted, 64 percent ...
Hurricane Ida aftermath, 71-year-old Louisiana man attacked by alligator then disappeared
According to a sheriff in Louisiana, a U.S. elderly man had his arm torn off by a huge alligator while going through floodwaters caused by Hurricane Ida, and is now missing. The 71-year-old man's wife informed the sheriff's deputies that she heard a disturbance about noon on Monday (local time) and ...
Ancient city in China hit by massive sandstorm
On Sunday, July 25, just after 3 pm local time, a massive sandstorm approached a historic city in China's northwestern region, devouring its buildings and covering everything in dust. According to the regional meteorological department, a sandstorm of more than 100-meter height has swept across Dunhuang City in China's Gansu Province, ...
[Update] More than 160 deaths as devastating floods strike through Germany and Belgium
More than 160 people died and 1,300 more went missing in Germany and Belgium when catastrophic floods blasted streams and streets into roaring torrents that swept cars away and drove buildings to collapse on Thursday, July 15. Just days before the floods hit, an"extreme flood warning' was issued by a European ...
Melania Trump, Karen Pence highlight disaster preparedness and meet with troops
On Wednesday, Oct. 30, Melania Trump and Karen Pence visited South Carolina to receive a briefing on the emergency and humanitarian efforts made by the military in a state where both are often needed in the course of the active hurricane season. For a few hours in and around Joint Base ...
Texas lawmakers mull tax breaks for disaster-struck property
Lawmakers are considering a bill that could grant Texas homeowners a tax break when their property has been damaged by disasters such as Hurricane Harvey in 2017.Bill sponsor Sen. Paul Bettencourt said it would allow homeowners to challenge unjust property tax bills after a natural disaster, the Houston Chronicle reported."Nothing ...
Cyclone Kenneth continues to drench Mozambique
Nearly 200,000 people are in danger in the northern city of Pemba
5 killed as Cyclone Kenneth slams into Mozambique
Mozambique's National Institute of Disaster Management said Kenneth has destroyed more than 3,000 houses and displaced more than 18,000 people
Cyclone Kenneth makes landfall in Mozambique
Forecasters say Kenneth could bring waves as high as five meters and some 600 millimeters of rainfall
UN: Climate change in Bangladesh could rob future from millions of children
A grim future is forecast for millions of children living in Bangladesh’s lowlands and on the storm-ravaged Bay of Bengal coastline
Update: DHS likens border issues to Category 5 hurricane
The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says in an emergency call with Cabinet members and White House aides that the administration will treat U.S.-Mexico border issues "as if we have been hit by a Category 5 hurricane." That's according to a ...
Iran estimates agricultural losses from floods at $180 million
Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency said floods had killed at least 44 people in 10 provinces since Monday
Air Force says it needs $4.9 billion in disaster relief
The Air Force said on Wednesday that it needs $4.9 billion in extra funding over the next three years to rebuild and repair two key bases heavily damaged by natural disasters. "We desperately need the supplemental funding," Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said, citing hurricane damage to Tyndall Air Force Base ...
Floods, destruction from cyclone continue in Mozambique
A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, the storm's aftermath of flooding, destruction and death continues in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region's recent history.Floodwaters are rushing across the plains of central Mozambique, submerging ...
Zimbabweans unite to ease Cyclone Idai’s effects
Emergency workers have described flooding as the region's most destructive in 20 years
Eyes in the sky: Heat-seeking drones used after tornado
After a tornado ravaged a corner of Alabama this week, rescue crews didn't have to stumble through every destroyed building in their search for victims. Instead, they used heat-seeking drones to let them know whether there was anyone beneath the ruins.In so doing, they joined the increasing ranks of public ...
Wildfire victims living in RVs ordered to leave properties
Hundreds of Northern California wildfire victims desperate for housing and living in recreational vehicles on their burned-out lots were ordered off their properties Monday after federal authorities threatened to cut off funding for the state's biggest natural disaster cleanup.The Paradise Town Council unanimously rescinded a two-month-old law allowing residents to ...
Forest fire insurance costs soar
The California wildfire that devastated the small town of Paradise in November was the costliest natural disaster in 2018, with Munich Re reinsurer saying climate change was making fires more common
Aid group: 10 worst climate-linked disasters of 2018 caused $85b in damage
Extreme weather driven by climate change hit every populated continent this year, British charity says, warning urgent action needed to combat global warming
Texas report says ‘changing climate’ intensifying disasters
Natural disasters in Texas on the scale of Hurricane Harvey's deadly destruction last year will become more frequent because of a changing climate, warned a new report Thursday ordered by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in a state where skepticism about climate change runs deep.But the report makes no mention of ...
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