Wildfires force two Colorado cities to evacuate, many roads are closed

U.S. 12/31/21, 06:47

The Colorado wildfires made residents scrambling for shelter and forced two cities to evacuate according to NPR media outlet. Wildfires in Colorado forced people in the cities of Louisville and Denver to flee the flames, according to videos posted on social media. Louisville, with a population of 21,000 people, was evacuated. Thirteen ...

Kentucky tornado aftermath: 2-month-old succumbs to injuries

U.S. 12/14/21, 00:55

On Monday, Dec. 13, sad parents announced that their 2-month-old son had died due to injuries caused by a tornado in Kentucky. Oaklynn Koon was one of the youngest victims of the horrific tornado that struck Dawson Springs late Friday, Dec. 10, and destroyed her family's house. "At least I know who ...

7.5 earthquake strikes Peru: Rocks centuries-old church tower

South America 11/29/21, 02:17

According to Peru's civil defense police commander, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Peru on Sunday, Nov. 28, at least four people were injured and 220 houses were damaged. The earthquake also destroyed a 16th-century Catholic church tower. "We have four injuries that are very minor, but they are being treated in ...

‘Significant’ storm threatens Thanksgiving plans, NWS warns

U.S. 11/18/21, 02:47

On Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 17, forecasters with the National Weather Service forecasting center (NWS) warned that a "significant" storm and "strong cold front" could impact U.S. Northeast and Midwest. There is a scenario that plans could be stalled during the Thanksgiving holiday this weekend, Sunday, Nov. 21, and Monday, Nov. 22. Forecasters ...

History’s 10 most destructive volcanoes

World 11/15/21, 04:51

Volcanic eruptions make up a fifth of all-natural disasters. A succession of massive and sizzling eruptions when the dinosaurs went extinct to more recent explosive events like Mount St. Helens shooting a cloud of dust 15 miles high in 1980 are some of the world's most significant and destructive volcanic eruptions. Deccan ...

Rural Californians disappointed after Gov. Newsom survives recall election

U.S. 09/19/21, 17:59

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 ...

Ancient city in China hit by massive sandstorm

China 07/27/21, 03:35

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, ...

Texas lawmakers mull tax breaks for disaster-struck property

U.S. 05/06/19, 17:21

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 ...

Update: DHS likens border issues to Category 5 hurricane

Politics 04/02/19, 20:00

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 ...

Air Force says it needs $4.9 billion in disaster relief

Politics 03/27/19, 12:09

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

Africa 03/21/19, 04:54

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 ...

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