Natural disasters
Turkish state media says underwater teams are trying to recover a helicopter that crashed in a lake, killing three crew members, while fighting a forest fire in western Turkey.
Scientists say the Mediterranean storm that dumped torrential rain on the Libyan coast is just the latest extreme weather event to carry some hallmarks of climate change.
The deadly firestorm in Hawaii and Hurricane Idalia’s watery storm surge helped push the United States to an annual record for the number of weather disasters that cost at least $1 billion.
Nearly two months after severe flooding inundated Vermont’s capital city and other parts of the state, four shops in downtown Montpelier reopened Friday, with customers telling them they’re glad they’re back.
Chinese state media report at least 121 passenger trains are suspending service in anticipation of the arrival of Typhoon Saola, while several cities in coastal areas of southern China have suspended the start of the school year.
Storm-weary New Englanders are cleaning up after tornadoes caused damage and lifted a car off a highway in Rhode Island.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has called for measures to mitigate the effects of this year’s disastrous flooding which has left scores dead and inflicted massive damage on crops, homes and infrastructure, including in and around Beijing.
A new study finds that hurricanes the last few decades killed thousands more people than meteorologists calculate and a disproportionate number were poor, vulnerable and minorities.
Public schools on Maui are starting the process of reopening and vehicle traffic is moving again in signs of recovery a week after wildfires demolished a historic town and killed at least 110 people.
Videos showing downed power lines apparently sparking some of the early blazes in the Maui wildfires have become key evidence in the search for a cause.
A vast swath of northeastern China is threatened by flooding as at least 90 rivers have risen above warning levels and 24 have already overflowed their banks.
Hawaii’s governor says the blaze that burned through the town of Lahaina on Maui last week has killed at least 101 people, as recovery efforts continue.
The wildfire that swept across Maui a week ago turned one of the nation’s most celebrated island vistas into an ashen moonscape and killed at least 99 people, a number that officials warn could rise by scores as the search continues.
A strong tropical storm is lashing central and western Japan with heavy rain and high winds, causing flooding and power blackouts and paralyzing transportation as many people have been traveling for a Buddhist holiday week.
Wildfires on the Hawaiian island of Maui have killed at least 96 people, making it the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century.
A powerful typhoon is approaching Japan’s main archipelago of Honshu, threatening to hit large areas of western and central Japan with heavy rain and high winds.
Indian officials say heavy monsoon rains have triggered floods and landslides in the country’s Himalayan region, leaving at least 48 people dead and many others trapped.
A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar has left more than 30 people missing and a search and rescue operation is underway, a rescue official says.
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.
Parishioners mourned the dead and prayed for the missing in Hawaii churches as communities began looking ahead to a long recovery from last week’s wildfire on Maui.
Authorities in Hawaii say a fire that swept through a picturesque town in Maui this week has killed at least 89 people, making it the deadliest U.S. wildfire of the past century.
Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes in China’s southwest after heavy rain caused hillsides to collapse.
As firefighters in Hawaii work to full contain the wildfires that killed at least 55 people, thousands of residents of the historical coastal town of Lahaina are returning to find that they’ve lost everything.
Floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in Myanmar have killed five people and displaced 60,000 since mid-July.
Police say a new fire burning on the Hawaii island of Maui on Friday night has triggered evacuations of a community to the northeast of the area that burned earlier this week.
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.
Wildfires, whipped by strong winds from Hurricane Dora passing far to the south, took the island of Maui by surprise, leaving behind burned-out cars on once busy streets and smoking piles of rubble where historic buildings had stood.
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.
A dangerous mix of conditions appear to have combined to make the wildfires blazing a path of destruction in Hawaii particularly damaging, including flash drought, high winds, low humidity and dry vegetation.
Authorities say a Georgia man was killed by a tree falling onto his car in a powerful thunderstorm. Chatham County police have said in a news release that 66-year-old Gregory Scott died Tuesday night as strong winds, heavy rain and lightning pummeled the Savannah area.