Natural Disasters

Tropical storm Polo threatens battered Mexican resort of Los Cabos

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SAN JOSE DEL CABO - Tropical storm Polo barreled nearer on Friday to the Mexican Pacific resort of Los Cabos where thousands of troops were restoring order following widespread chaos caused by Hurricane Odile at the start of the week. | Video

Tropical storm Polo threatens battered Mexican resort of Los Cabos

SAN JOSE DEL CABO - Tropical storm Polo barreled nearer on Friday to the Mexican Pacific resort of Los Cabos where thousands of troops were restoring order following widespread chaos caused by Hurricane Odile at the start of the week.

Environment, Mexico, 19 Sep 2014

Heavy rain floods Philippine capital; markets, schools shut

MANILA - Heavy rain in the Philippine capital, Manila, caused flooding in many areas on Friday, shutting schools, government offices and financial markets as a tropical storm made landfall to the north.

Environment, 19 Sep 2014

Water scarce for thousands in Mexico's Los Cabos as new storm looms

SAN JOSE DEL CABO - Thousands of tourists were stranded in the storm-battered Mexican Pacific resort of Los Cabos on Thursday, with water in short supply and looted stores sitting empty as a new hurricane threatened to buffet the popular tourist hub. | Video

Environment, Mexico, 18 Sep 2014

Arizona braces for possible repeat of powerful storms

PHOENIX - Arizona residents braced for another wave of heavy rains and flooding on Tuesday as the remnants of Hurricane Odile began to sweep into the desert state.

U.S., Environment, 16 Sep 2014

Balkans hit by fresh flooding; three dead

BELGRADE - One person died in Serbia and authorities scrambled to evacuate hundreds of others from villages threatened by rising rivers, officials said on Tuesday, in scenes recalling the devastating May flooding that killed dozens.

Environment, 16 Sep 2014

Wildfires rage in California drought, hundreds forced to flee

LOS ANGELES - Crews were battling about a dozen major wildfires across California on Tuesday that have forced thousands of people to flee, damaged or destroyed more than 100 buildings, and charred thousands of acres of drought-stricken forest.

U.S., 16 Sep 2014

Odile batters Mexico's Baja resorts, knocks out power to most area

CABO SAN LUCAS Mexico - Tropical Storm Odile ground its way up Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Monday, gradually losing strength after forcing the evacuation of thousands and smashing shops open to looters in the popular tourist area. | Video

Environment, World 16 Sep 2014

Philippines evacuates thousands as volcano glows red

MANILA - The Philippines has evacuated more than 12,000 people from around the foot of its most active volcano as the crater glows red and authorities warn of a possible eruption.

World, Environment, 15 Sep 2014

Hurricane Odile batters Mexico's Baja resorts, sparks looting

CABO SAN LUCAS Mexico - Hurricane Odile ground its way up Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Monday, gradually losing strength after injuring dozens of people, forcing the evacuation of thousands and smashing shops open to looters in the popular tourist area.

Environment, World 15 Sep 2014