Disaster planning and response
Tens of thousands of homes and businesses remain without power in New England following powerful thunderstorms.
The death toll from severe flooding in central Greece has increased to 10 people, while another four remain missing, Greece’s climate crisis and civil protection minister says, as rescue crews in helicopters and boats are ferrying hundreds of people from inundated villages to safety.
Turkish officials say rescue crews are waiting for doctors to give the go-ahead for an operation to move out an American researcher who fell ill almost 1,000 meters — more than 3,000 feet — below the entrance of a cave.
Widespread flooding in central Greece has left at least six people dead and six missing, with severe rainstorms turning streams into raging torrents, bursting dams, washing away roads and bridges, and hurling cars into the sea.
Authorities say a motorist whose truck tumbled about 100 feet down a Southern California bluff was rescued after being trapped at the bottom of a ravine for nearly five days.
Las Vegas residents are drying out after two days of heavy rainfall that flooded streets, prompted various water rescues, shut down a portion of Interstate 15 south of the city and possibly resulted in at least one death.
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office says he has no plans to meet with President Joe Biden when the Democrat flies to Florida this weekend to survey damage from Hurricane Idalia, suggesting that doing so could hinder disaster response because of the logistics involved.
Hurricane Idalia’s fast track over a sparsely populated region means Florida’s insurance industry isn’t expected to take nearly the hit it has with previous storms like last year’s Ian.
Police say that a construction platform at a railroad bridge being built in northeastern India has collapsed, killing at least 26 workers and injuring two others.
Four firefighters have suffered heat exhaustion battling a fire in southern Michigan that destroyed a large vacant factory.
A drenching storm has dropped several inches of rain in a short time in an area of southeastern Missouri, shutting down roads and prompting several water rescues.
A Chinese emergency agency says the death toll from a mudslide that struck a village on the outskirts of the western Chinese city of Xi’an has risen to 21 and rescuers are still looking for six missing people.
Many people are looking for ways to help the response to the deadly wildfires that swept through the Hawaiian island of Maui even as emergency operations continue on Thursday.
Tropical Storm Khanun has poured intense rain on South Korea and left at least one person dead before weakening as it reached major population centers near the capital.
In a race against time, multiple organizations are working to save the reef that runs along the Florida Keys during a heat wave that has already led to historic coral bleaching.
The death toll from recent flooding in China’s capital has risen to 33, including five rescuers, and another 18 people are missing.
Three fishermen who were not wearing life jackets were plucked alive from ocean waters by the Coast Guard five miles east of the Nantucket Saturday afternoon.
Crews across the eastern U.S. are working to clear downed trees and power lines and restore electricity following severe storms that killed at least two people, cut power hundreds of thousands, and forced thousands of flight delays and cancellations.
A boater who had been missing for more than a day and a half was rescued off the Florida coast in a half-submerged boat.
Emergency officials say two firefighting helicopters collided while responding to a blaze in the desert east of Los Angeles, sending one to the ground in a crash that killed all three people on board.
Authorities have evacuated a plastic recycling facility south of Albuquerque after a two-alarm fire broke out.
Torrential rains have triggered a landslide at a base camp of a revered Hindu temple in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand, killing three people.
Fire officials say a fast-moving brush fire has killed two people and destroyed nine mobile homes in a suburb of Tacoma, Washington.
The latest summer storm dumped a month’s worth of rain in one Vermont community, leading to the rescue of three people from a car roof, and more rain is on the way.
Heavy rain and high water levels in China’s northeastern rivers are threatening cities downstream, prompting the evacuation of thousands.
Northeastern Spain’s Catalonia region has declared a drought emergency in 24 municipalities following a severe lack of rain in recent years.
Niger’s new military ruler has lashed out at neighboring countries and the international community in a nationally televised speech, and he is calling on the population to be ready to defend the nation.
China’s capital has recorded its heaviest rainfall in at least 140 years over the past few days as remnants of Typhoon Doksuri deluged the region, turning streets into canals where emergency crews used rubber boats to rescue stranded residents.
Authorities say two people are critically injured Tuesday after a plane crash in a Georgia marsh. Washington County Sheriff Joel Cochran says crews rescued the two on board, describing them as “critically injured.”
Officials in Indonesia say the country is sending emergency humanitarian assistance to the country’s eastern Papua province suffering from drought that killed at least six people and left thousands facing hunger in the past two months.