Natural Disasters

A tree collapsed on a California house.

California Hit By More Storms, Braces For Potential Floods

A flood watch was in effect for a large swath of Northern and Central California, with 6 to 12 inches of rain expected through Wednesday.

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A Colorado Earth building block is shown.

A Safer, Cheaper, More Sustainable Way To Rebuild After Disaster

A company turning dirt into building material could help rebuild neighborhoods that have been hit by fires, tornadoes, floods and more.

 | Scripps News Staff

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Erupts Again As Summit Crater Glows

Kilauea summit is inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and away from residential communities.

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A support beam is seen inside a storm damaged California restaurant.

'Bomb Cyclone' Brings Damaging Winds, Drenching California

Hurricane-strength winds and heavy rain toppled trees, flooded roads and knocked out power to more than 180,000 homes and businesses.

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Two men collect sandbags from an emergency distribution center to prepare for an upcoming storm

Evacuations Ordered As California Storm Knocks Out Power

The storm is expected to dump up to 6 inches of rain in parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, where most of the region remains under flood warnings.

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Californians prepare sandbags for an upcoming storm.

California Prepares For Major 'Pineapple Express' Storm

Forecasters warned of winds gusts up to 60 mph, heavy downpours, flooding, downed trees and power outages in parts of northern California.

 | AP and Scott Withers

Vehicles stranded on a flooded road.

California Keeps Wary Eye On Flooding After Powerful Storm

Flood warnings and watches remained in effect in the Sacramento County area due to widespread flooding and levee breaches in the agricultural region.

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Philippine Coast Guard rescue a woman from floods.

Floods In Philippines Leave 51 People Dead, Over A Dozen Missing

Over 4,500 houses were damaged by the floods, along with roads and bridges, and some areas still struggle with disrupted power and water supply.

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Earthquake damage is seen outside a building in Rio Dell, California.

Tens Of Thousands Without Power After California Earthquake

Officials say there was some damage to buildings and infrastructure, but the scale of damage is minimal compared to the strength of the quake.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Building lights are turned on as residents react to an earthquake.

Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Rocks Parts Of Northern California

The quake occurred overnight near Ferndale, a small community about 210 miles northwest of San Francisco. No injuries were immediately reported.

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Fire and rescue team members look down on a landslide.

Malaysia Landslide Death Toll Rises To 24, 9 More Missing

Rescuers worked in teams Saturday to comb through debris as deep as 26 feet.

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Rescuers work during a rescue and evacuation operation following a landslide

Landslide At Malaysia Campground Kills 18, Leaves 15 Missing

More than 90 people were sleeping on an organic farm when dirt tumbled from a road about 100 feet above the site and covered about 3 acres.

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Destruction is seen from a tornado that tore through the area in Killona, Louisiana.

South Cleans Up From Tornadoes As Blizzards Advance North

The storms are expected to hobble the Midwest with wintry weather for days and push up the East Coast into New England.

 | AP and Scott Withers

A school zone speed limit sign lays with downed trees along North Lucas Drive after a possible tornado in Grapevine, Texas.

3 Dead In Louisiana As Storm Spawns Tornadoes In The South

The punishing storms barreled eastward Wednesday after killing a mother and son in the northwestern part of the state a day earlier.

 | AP and Scott Withers

Fissure 3 is seen erupting on the Northeast Rift Zone of Mauna Loa.

Scientists Say Eruption Of Hawaii Volcano Continues To Ease

The inactive front of the lava flow may inch northward very slowly as it continues to settle, officials said.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A view of Mayfield, Kentucky

1 Year After Deadly Tornado, Mayfield, Kentucky Is Slowly Rebuilding

A year after an EF4 tornado ripped through, the town of Mayfield is still trying to recover.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

People watch and record images of lava from the Mauna Loa volcano

Mauna Loa Lava No Longer Imminent Threat To Hawaii Highway

Mauna Loa was still erupting Thursday morning, but the lava that was feeding the flow heading toward the crucial road has been cut off.

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Homes are surrounded by floodwaters in Sohbat Pur city, a district of Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province

New Abnormal: Climate Disaster Damage 'Down' To $268 Billion

Many — but not all – weather disasters are being turbocharged by human-caused climate change and are happening more frequently.

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alks on a phone in his car alongside Saddle Road as the Mauna Loa volcano erupts.

Hawaii Volcano's Lava Could Block Major Highway

A blockage of the road would pose problems, especially for those who use it to commute from Hilo and other parts of the island's east side.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Tornado destruction in Flatwood, Alabama.

Tornado Outbreak Leaves Trail Of Destruction Across Southern U.S.

A 39-year-old Alabama woman and her 8-year-old son were killed by one of dozens of tornadoes that swept across the Deep South over the past two days.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Cars and debris from washed-away homes line a canal in Fort Myers Beach, Florida

2022 Hurricane Season Characterized By Slow Start Until Ian Hit

The 2022 hurricane season got off to a slow start, until Hurricane Ian pummeled Florida as one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S.

 | Scott Withers

The Mauna Loa volcano is seen erupting from vents on the Northeast Rift Zone on the Big Island of Hawaii

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Erupts, Officials Warn People To Prepare

The eruption of Mauna Loa wasn't immediately threatening towns, but officials told residents to be ready for worse.

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An aerial view of damaged houses after heavy rainfall triggered landslides.

Newborn Among 7 Dead In Landslide On Italy's Ischia Island

The risks of landslides remained in the highest part of the town, near where heavy rainfall loosened a chunk of mountainside.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Boy collects books from the rubble following an earthquake in Indonesia.

Monsoon Rains Halt Rescue Efforts After Indonesia Quake

The death toll from the 5.6 magnitude quake was expected to rise with many people still missing in remote areas.

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House flattened by an earthquake in Indonesia.

Indonesia Quake Death Toll Rises To 268; 151 Others Still Missing

The 5.6 magnitude quake shook the region in West Java province, injuring hundreds of people and prompting evacuations from the region.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Drivers navigate a flooded Florida street following the passage of Hurricane Nicole

Tropical Depression Nicole Raining From Georgia To New York

Nicole could dump up to 8 inches of rain over the Blue Ridge Mountains and there's a chance of flash and urban flooding as far north as New England.

 | AP and Scott Withers

Rain and heavy winds along the Jensen Beach Causeway.

Nicole Weakens To Tropical Storm Over East-Central Florida

Nicole will keep moving over Georgia and the Carolinas Thursday and Friday, dumping heavy rain across the region.

 | AP and Scott Withers

People distributing sand bags.

Tropical Storm Nicole Makes Landfall In The Bahamas; Nears Florida

Tropical Storm Nicole made landfall Wednesday morning on Great Abaco Island in the northwestern Bahamas with estimated winds of 70 mph.

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Floridians moving sand bags ahead of subtropical storm Nicole.

Tropical Storm Nicole Churns Toward Bahamas, Florida

The National Hurricane Center said the storm is expected to make landfall in Florida as a Category 1 hurricane late Wednesday or early Thursday.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Hurricane Watch: Subtropical Storm Eyes Florida, Bahamas

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for 34 counties in the potential path of the storm, out of an abundance of caution.

 | AP