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Tropical Storm Lane causes 'severe' flooding in Hawaii

Aug 25, 2018 - 2:14 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Slow-moving Lane 'will produce excessive rainfall this weekend, which could lead to additional flash flooding and landslides,' says the Central Pacific Hurricane Center

Trump declares emergency as Hawaii braces for hurricane

Aug 23, 2018 - 11:43 PM

(UPDATED) Hurricane Lane remains a powerful hurricane, packing winds in excess of 130 miles per hour, although it has been downgraded to category 3

PREPPING FOR HURRICANE LANE. Donovan Poniatowski, with Hawaiian Dredging keeps look out as plywood boards are hauled to the top of the Koa Building to cover openings and protect the structure from the approaching rains from Hurricane Lane on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Photo by Kat Wade/Getty Images/AFP

Duterte fires Nayong Pilipino board members

Aug 07, 2018 - 12:25 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte disapproves of a deal entered into by the officials that is 'grossly disadvantageous' to the government

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte bows his head in prayer before presiding over the 28th Cabinet Meeting at Malacañan Palace on August 6, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

U.S. Gulf Coast begins cleanup after Nate proves weaker than expected

Oct 08, 2017 - 9:21 AM

(4th UPDATE) Hurricane Nate weakens rapidly overnight after making landfall twice as a Category One storm

BILOXI,MS-OCTOBER 7, 2017: The eye of Hurricane Nate pushes ashore at a category 1 storm in Biloxi, Mississippi October 7, 2017. Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP

Trump defends Puerto Rico effort, but his tweets draw new criticism

Oct 02, 2017 - 7:35 AM

The Trump administration sends several top officials onto Sunday talk shows with the message that the relief effort is going well, despite complaints that the federal effort in Puerto Rico has fallen short

GONE GOLFING. US President Donald Trump arrives at Morristown Municipal Airport on October 1, 2017 in Morristown, New Jersey, upon his return from Jersey City where he participated in the trophy presentation of the Presidents Cup golf championship. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Texas chemical plant owners 'fully expect' more fires

Aug 31, 2017 - 5:31 PM

4th UPDATE We re anticipating the remaining 8 containers that have not yet started to have product degrade in them for that to start to happen Rennard tells reporters cautioning it was unclear when the containers would burn

BLOCKING CROSBY. A Harris County Sheriff vehicle blocks access on the Crosby Dayton Road which leads towards the Arkema Chemical Plant in Crosby, Texas on August 31, 2017. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Houston shelters overwhelmed as Louisiana braces for monster storm

Aug 28, 2017 - 7:32 AM

4th UPDATE Massive flooding unleashed by deadly monster storm Harvey leaves Houston – the fourth largest city in the United States – increasingly isolated

INUNDATED. People walk through the flooded waters of Telephone Rd. in Houston on August 27, 2017 as the US fourth city city battles with tropical storm Harvey and resulting floods. Thomas B. Shea/AFP

US landslide death toll rises to 24

Mar 26, 2014 - 1:43 PM

10 more bodies are found 3 days after a landslide crashed into the town of Oso in Washington state

LANDSLIDE. A general view showing the break-away part of a hill, after a mudslide near Oso, Washington, USA, March 25, 2014. Matt Mills McKnight/EPA

Deadly ice storm freezes winter-weary US

Feb 13, 2014 - 8:54 AM

The massive storm – which stretches from Alabama to Virginia – is expected to dump as much as a foot 30 centimeters of snow

FROZEN. Ice clings to a sign in Martinez, Georgia, USA, 12 February 2014, outside of Augusta. Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/EPA

Drilon: Gov’t studying FEMA for new disaster body

Dec 05, 2013 - 2:51 PM

Drilon says government is studying the structure of FEMA for the creation of a permanent disaster agency

U.S. East Coast braces for Hurricane Sandy

Oct 29, 2012 - 8:47 AM

Residents of the US East Coast home to 50 million Americans stocked up on emergency provisions as forecasters warned of widespread damage mass power outages and disastrous flooding

NOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured this visible image of the massive Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 28 at 1302 UTC (9:02 a.m. EDT). The line of clouds from the Gulf of Mexico north are associated with the cold front that Sandy is merging with. Sandy's western cloud edge is already over the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States. (Credit: NASA GOES Project)