Natural Disasters

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, St. Vincent authorities recommended those entering shelters be vaccinated.

PASADENA, Calif. — Several overturned semis on a Utah highway. Hundreds of thousands without power in California. A wind gust reaching 123-mph in Colorado.

Together with Bob Johnson, the founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies, Morgan Freeman has created an online auction to support a disaster preparedness program for this summer’s ensuing hurricane season. Called “PLAN!T NOW,” the program works with nonprofit, home-rebuilding, and federal climate science divisions, and offers scholarships to students whose lives have been affected […]

SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. — Fire crews worked through the night to protect several Arizona mountain communities from a growing forest fire that has forced thousands from their homes and threatens transmission lines that supply electricity as far east as Texas. The 607-square-mile blaze, the second largest ever in Arizona, is expected to reach the power lines […]

A 40-foot-wide Milwaukee sinkhole swallowed a car and driver – and a stoplight – Thursday night after torrential rainfall in the Great Lakes region.

From CNN: The Cumberland River is receding in swamped Nashville, Tennessee, but Music City faces a long recovery from the historic flooding.

CLINTON, Ark. — Authorities say tornadoes ripping through central Arkansas have killed at least three people, injured 25 others and destroyed several homes.

YAZOO CITY, Miss. — Tornadoes ripped through four states in the South on Saturday, leaving broken crosses in front of a flattened church, splintering houses and overturning vehicles as they killed 10 people, including three children.

From NYTimes.com: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Fabienne Jean, a professional dancer who lost her right leg in the earthquake, hopped on her slim left leg through the dusty General Hospital compound on her way to a very important X-ray.

NEW YORK – Logistical challenges and potentially bitter disputes lie ahead as passionate advocates of adoption press for changes that might enable thousands of Haitian children affected by the earthquake to be placed in U.S. homes.