MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha makes landfall on South Carolina's coast shortly after forming.
Authorities: U.S. 95 in Nevada has been closed while deputies assess earthquake damage to the major north-south highway.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities: U.S. 95 in Nevada has been closed while deputies assess earthquake damage to the major north-south highway.
The U.S. Geological Service reports a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in remote western Nevada, about 35 miles outside Tonopah
TONOPAH, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Service reports a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in remote western Nevada, about 35 miles outside Tonopah.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii mountain town that suffered serious economic damage from a volcanic eruption has been wounded by another natural disaster as the coronavirus hits its...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's government says at least 194 people have been killed in the last three weeks by flooding caused by heavy rains.
Minister Eugene Wamalwa said Wednesday that over...
So far, 2020 has been a year of disruption for many Americans. Finances and lives have been upended by the mental, physical and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. And now, another...
YORK, Maine (AP) — The federal government is giving a southern Maine planning organization a funding boost to help prevent damage from natural disasters.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Geological Survey reports magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck north of Boise, Idaho.
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Russia’s far eastern Kuril Islands; tsunami warning issued for the closest shores
MOSCOW (AP) — A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Russia's far eastern Kuril Islands; tsunami warning issued for the closest shores.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Woodrow Wilson was more focused on the end of World War I than a flu virus that was making its way around the globe, ultimately sickening hundreds of thousands of Americans,...
NEW YORK (AP) — As an Arizonan, Gregory Cohen has never had to stock up ahead of a hurricane or other natural disaster.
But fear of the new coronavirus has led the 51-year-old attorney to...
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency confirms 7 dead from tornadoes that shred more than 40 buildings
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Emergency Management Agency confirms 7 dead from tornadoes that shred more than 40 buildings.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is receiving millions of federal dollars to pay for transportation needs after natural disasters.
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday...
Seven dead in Turkey, others trapped under buildings as earthquake strikes western Iran, Turkish interior minister says
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Seven dead in Turkey, others trapped under buildings as earthquake strikes western Iran, Turkish interior minister says.
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Some members of the Vermont National Guard are headed to North Macedonia Saturday to support medical natural disaster training in the Balkans of Europe.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Puerto Rico residents looking to relocate to Connecticut after recent natural disasters are getting financial assistance to help with housing.
TOKYO (AP) — Powerful earthquake hits off northern Japan; officials say no tsunami danger.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than 20 Louisiana state fire marshal employees are heading to Puerto Rico on Thursday to help with earthquake recovery efforts.
Fiercer and more frequent natural disasters in recent years have many homeowners re-evaluating their landscaping. Many are restocking with trees and plants more resilient in the face of storms,...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's interior minister says 4 people have died in earthquake in the country's east.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's emergency management agency says a strong earthquake has shaken the country's east.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture designated eight counties in New Hampshire as primary natural disaster areas.
The designation is in response to the fluctuating...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Magnitude 6.0 quake hits off quake-stricken Puerto Rico.
US Geological Survey registers earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 6.6 off the coast of Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — US Geological Survey registers earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 6.6 off the coast of Puerto Rico.
SACRAMENTO, CAlif. (AP) — In a state burdened by billions of dollars in wildfire damage, California lawmakers are hoping for an advance loan before the next climate-fueled catastrophe hits....
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of new California laws take effect with the start of the new year, including measures stemming from the devastating wildfires that have swept the state. Others...
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of people knelt in prayer in Indonesia's Aceh province at ceremonies Thursday marking the 15th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, one of modern...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada security officials had trouble tracking resort emergency response plans, months after the Legislature tightened requirements for 91 casinos statewide to update and maintain...
BERLIN (AP) — Insurer Swiss Re says losses from natural and man-made disasters cost about $140 billion this year, down from $176 billion in 2018.
Police say an injured person has died in a New Zealand hospital, bringing the death toll from volcanic eruption to 6
WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — Police say an injured person has died in a New Zealand hospital, bringing the death toll from volcanic eruption to 6.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police confirm 5 dead in volcanic eruption.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announces $13.5 billion settlement with individual Northern California wildfire victims.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announces $13.5 billion settlement with individual Northern California wildfire victims.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency awarded Alaska a $35.8 million federal grant to support earthquake disaster recovery efforts, officials said.
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — In the initial hours after a deadly pre-dawn earthquake struck Albania, pancaking buildings and trapping dozens of sleeping people beneath the rubble, the country’s...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.S. Geological Survey reports earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 6.0 off the coast of Crete.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska officials estimate state and federal assistance following the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that rocked parts of south-central Alaska last year will top $400...
European monitors report magnitude-5.2 earthquake centered in Bosnia, hours after deadly Albanian quake
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — European monitors report magnitude-5.2 earthquake centered in Bosnia, hours after deadly Albanian quake.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators opened a formal investigation Wednesday into preemptive power outages that blacked out large parts of the state in October, drawing strong rebukes from...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 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...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has rejected a central conclusion of a dire report on the economic costs of climate change released by his own administration, but economists said the warning of hundreds of billions of dollars a year in global warming costs is pretty much on the money.
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The powerful earthquake and tsunami that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi left heart-wrenching scenes of destruction and human suffering.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, thousands of people in the Carolinas are still waiting to return to their homes. Those who have are assessing the damage.
Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates insured wind and storm surge losses for Florence between $1.7 billion and $4.6 billion. The exact financial impact will become apparent over time as insurance claims roll in.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president.
Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and denied Hurricane Maria's official death toll, his predecessors struggled to steer the nation through life-and-death emergencies.
To project empathy without looking weak. To show both command and cooperation. To put the focus on victims — but provide leadership, too.
More than six months after Hurricane Irma's catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, the number of deaths attributed to the storm increased to 129 — more than twice the amount reported at the end of the storm.
It took years for Hurricane Katrina's death toll to become fully known. That number is still debated today with figures used by disaster agencies varying by as much as 600 deaths.
Hurricane Florence's heavy rains could cause an environmental disaster in North Carolina, where waste from hog manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites could wash into homes and threaten drinking water supplies.
The heavy rain expected from Hurricane Florence could flood hog manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites in North Carolina, creating a noxious witches' brew of waste that might wash into homes and threaten drinking water supplies.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Verizon rolled out changes Friday as state lawmakers said they were outraged to learn the telecommunications company had slowed firefighters' internet service while they battled what became the largest wildfire on record in California.
Verizon said it removed all speed cap restrictions for emergency workers fighting wildfires on the West Coast and for those in Hawaii, where emergency crews were rescuing people from areas flooded by Hurricane Lane.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Add this to the challenges facing California wildfire victims: Tariffs.
The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of building homes. That especially squeezes homeowners who seek to rebuild quickly after losing their houses to natural disasters, such as the wildfires scorching parts of California.
NEW YORK (AP) — How many people died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria?
It's a question that has been debated since the powerful storm slammed into the island and devastated the U.S. territory last year. It's also raised questions about how officials go about the challenging task of counting deaths and deciding what criteria to use.
Someone who is killed by a storm-toppled tree, yes. But someone electrocuted by downed power lines many days later?
The eruption of Mount Kilauea in Hawaii is a reminder to business owners, even those nowhere near any of the 169 volcanoes in the U.S., that they could be vulnerable to nature's most destructive forces. And that they need to be sure they're insured against disasters like tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes and flooding.