The U.S. Coast Guard resumed a search-and-rescue effort for a U.S. cargo ship on Wednesday, but hopes for the mostly American crew were fading six days after it sank in the Bahamas after running into Hurricane Joaquin.
South Carolina grappled with the damage wrought by record rainfall, as the death toll from widespread flooding rose to 14 on Tuesday and residents braced for more evacuations in areas near swollen waterways and dams across the state.
Torrential rainfall that South Carolina’s governor called a once-in-a-millennium downpour triggered flooding in the southeastern U.S. state on Sunday, causing at least eight deaths in the Carolinas.
New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying homage to the city’s resilience.
Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa on Saturday declared a state of emergency following increased activity the day before at the giant Cotopaxi volcano.
Indonesia extended the closure of three airports, including on the holiday hotspot of Bali, due to drifting ash from a volcano.
The waters are inundating rivers across four states, bringing new flood worries for weeks ahead as the torrents barrel toward the Gulf of Mexico.
More than 400 Chinese tourists, many of them thought to be elderly, were still missing late Tuesday after a tour boat sank in the Yangtze River after being hit by a strong storm.
“I don’t think the worst is over because of the way the weather is running and because we’re so saturated throughout Texas.”
More than 11 inches of rain transformed many neighborhoods in Houston, the nation’s fourth-largest city, into a disaster zone and those caught off-guard sheltered where they could overnight.
At least 400 homes in San Marcos and Wimberley were destroyed, and many more are damaged, officials said as rooftop rescues continued into the late morning.
Still reeling from last month’s devastating earthquake, Nepal was hammered again Tuesday by a magnitude 7.3 temblor that caused dozens more deaths, unleashed fresh landslides and brought down unsteady buildings.
Aid efforts ramped up in Nepal on Monday as the country tried to recover from the weekend’s earthquake, but thousands prepared for another night in the open as the official death toll climbed past 3,800.
By Zia Khan and Sunrita Sen, dpa ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI — Pakistani authorities were struggling to protect the historic city of Multan from raging flood waters Friday, while in India-administered Kashmir, the focus turned from rescue to getting essential supplies to the thousands stranded or homeless. Troops and rescue workers were evacuating people from Multan, Pakistan’s […]
By David DeBolt, San Jose Mercury News NAPA, Calif. — Power is back on citywide, business is trickling back into downtown, and the first day of school arrives Wednesday. As life in some sense returns to the North Bay after Sunday’s magnitude-6.0 earthquake and the subsequent days of emergency recovery, residents in Napa, Vallejo and American […]
By Maya Srikrishnan, Los Angeles Times As Hawaii braced Thursday for two hurricanes — which would be the first to hit the state in 22 years — a magnitude 4.5 earthquake shook Waimea on the eastern shore of the Big Island, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said some areas […]
Zhaotong (China) (AFP) – An intense rescue operation was under way in China Monday after an earthquake killed at least 381 people and injured thousands more, leaving scenes of devastation across a mountainous area. More than 12,000 houses collapsed and 30,000 were damaged in the quake zone in the southwestern province of Yunnan, China’s official […]
By Lisa M. Krieger, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — For the second year in a row, flames in Yosemite National Park are turning up the heat on California’s wildfire season, fueled by one of the most severe droughts in decades. But despite dangerously dry conditions, tens of thousands of lightning strikes and […]
By Siddhartha Kumar, dpa NEW DELHI — At least 10 people were killed and more than 150 trapped when a landslide hit a remote village in western India on Wednesday amid heavy monsoon rains, officials said. Five-meter high piles of mud had buried parts of Malin village in Maharashtra state’s Pune district. “Rescue teams have […]