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Weather Natural Disasters

  • The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for parts of eight states including New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut, with forecasts calling for up to 2 feet of snow by early Wednesday, with temperatures 15 to 30 degrees below normal for this time of year. "If you must go out, do so for as limited time period as possible... but the best thing to do...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 13- A fast-moving winter storm bringing up to two feet of snow was expected to hit the northeastern United States, forecasters warned on Monday, prompting airlines to cancel thousands of flights and some mayors to order schools to close on Tuesday. The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey,...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 13- A fast-moving winter storm was expected to hit the northeastern United States, forecasters warned on Monday, prompting airlines to cancel thousands of flights and some mayors to order schools to close on Tuesday. The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, with...

  • The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, with forecasts calling for up to 2 feet of snow in places by early Wednesday, with temperatures 15 to 30 degrees below normal for this time of year. "This should be a very serious blizzard, one that everyone should take seriously," New York City Mayor...

  • The Pavlof Volcano spews ash in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, U.S. on March 28, 2016.

    An Alaska volcano that has erupted periodically since mid-December sent up its biggest cloud to date late Tuesday night, prompting warnings on North Asia-U.S. flights.

  • Severe thunderstorm warnings were scattered across the Southeast and wind gusts of 50 or 60 miles per hour were recorded as the system headed toward the Atlantic coast, said Jared Guyer, a forecaster with the Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Although the chance of a tornado could not be ruled out, the system has lost much of the punch...

  • Debris rest on the ground after a storm moved through Naplate, Ill., Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Tornadoes touched down in the upper Midwest and northern Arkansas on Tuesday.

    Tornadoes and storms raked the U.S. Midwest, killing at least two people, destroying homes, and leaving thousands without power.

  • From hoverboards to safer building foundations

    Greg Henderson, CEO of ARX PAX, talks about how the company uses technology to reduce the risks buildings face from natural disasters.

  • Officials noticed cracks on Oroville Dam spillway

    Earlier inspection reports offer some clues into the cause of the Oroville Dam spillway crisis.

  • HOUSTON, Feb 14 (Reuters)- Storms packing heavy rains, lashing winds and tornadoes hit the Houston metropolitan area on Tuesday, ripping roofs off homes, blowing windows out of frames and leaving tens of thousands of people without power. Two tornadoes were reported to have touched down in Fort Bend County, about 30 miles (50 kms) southwest of Houston, causing damage...

  • AUSTIN, Texas, Feb 14- The National Weather Service on Tuesday issued a tornado watch and warning for Houston, the fourth most-populous U.S. city, and large parts of the metro region as a storm packing heavy rain and slashing wind hits the area. A relatively weak tornado touched down about 30 miles southwest of Houston in Fort Bend County, but no injuries or major...

  • California Department of Water Resources personnel monitor water flowing through a damaged spillway on the Oroville Dam in Oroville, California, U.S., on February 10, 2017.

    Officials in California were struggling to shore up the Oroville Dam's emergency spillway before more rains pummel the area.

  • French Alps

    French rescue workers say four people have been killed in an avalanche in the French Alps and five survivors are being pulled out of the snow.

  • Damaged California spillway forces evacuations

    California authorities warn the emergency spillway was in danger of failing.

  • Vehicles pass cracks on a road that appeared along the National Highway at Rizal town after an earthquake hit Surigao city, southern Philippines February 11, 2017.

    Officials combed through cracked buildings and nearby towns Saturday to check on the damage and other possible casualties, The AP reports.

  • A worker inspects a sinkhole that appeared after heavy rain outside a property located near Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's residence in Sydney, Australia, February 8, 2017.

    A sinkhole opened up less than a mile from Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's home in the wealthy Sydney suburb of Point Piper.

  • A man walks through the debris of once was a motel on Chef Menture Ave after a tornado touched down on February 7, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Louisiana declared a state of emergency after at least seven tornadoes tore through New Orleans and vicinity — leaving a swath of destruction in their wake.

  • HARARE, Feb 7- Like some of its neighbours, Zimbabwe is fighting an outbreak of fall armyworms that threatens to cause extensive damage to the maize crop that was decimated by drought last year, an agriculture ministry official said on Tuesday. Zimbabwe will next week host an emergency meeting called by the Food and Agricultural Organization to shape a...

  • Feb 6- An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hit the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on Monday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

  • Feb 6- An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hit the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on Monday, according to the United States Geological Survey.