WASHINGTON - U.S. mayors pledged Monday to make their communities more resilient to increasingly severe floods, droughts, extreme storms and wildfires, which they said was more efficient and cost-effective than disaster clean-up afterwards.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Two volcanoes are erupting on the Alaska Peninsula in the southwestern part of the state's mainland but the sputtering emissions of ash and lava at the different sites are unrelated, scientists said.
PRAGUE - Floods that have caused billions of euros in damage across central Europe may actually provide an economic boost for the Czech Republic, a country struggling to shrug off its longest recession in more than two decades.
CHICAGO - A violent storm swept across the upper Midwest on Wednesday and headed toward the U.S. East Coast, spawning several tornadoes as well as damaging hail and high winds, but skirted Chicago without doing major damage.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Officials in tornado-stricken Oklahoma cities are now dealing with looters who are stealing items ranging from copper wire to jewelry.
CHICAGO - Severe weather of violent thunderstorms and possibly tornadoes hit parts of the upper Midwest on Wednesday, causing flights to be canceled and baseball games to be postponed in Chicago, the nation's third-largest city.
BUDAPEST - The river Danube was set to reach record levels in Budapest on Sunday night and dikes have been strengthened at critical points to protect the capital from flooding, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.
BUDAPEST - The river Danube will peak at record high levels in Budapest on Sunday and dykes have been strengthened at critical points to protect the capital from flooding, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Sunday.
- Post-tropical cyclone Andrea was slowly working its way out of the United States and into Canada on Saturday, leaving behind strong winds and potential flooding along the East Coast. | Video
- In a residential neighborhood near the center of a monster tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma last month, two partially damaged houses stand like an island among others flattened by the storm.
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