United States

Natural Disasters

Storms and sweltering heat seen hitting U.S. South on Memorial Day


Sweltering heat, storms and possible twisters were expected to hit the U.S. southern Plains and southeastern states on Memorial Day after a spate of deadly tornadoes and flooding in the region.

Rescuers search for survivors after Oklahoma tornado kills at least two

EL RENO, Okla. Rescue workers on Sunday searched for survivors in the rubble left by a tornado that devastated parts of a small community near Oklahoma City, killing two people, injuring more than two dozen and leaving hundreds homeless, officials said. | Video

U.S., Environment, May 26 2019

Strong quake in Peru kills one person, disrupts some oil operations

LIMA A magnitude 8 earthquake killed one person, destroyed dozens of homes and disrupted some oil operations as it rocked Peru early on Sunday, authorities said. | Video

World, Environment, May 26 2019

Volcano erupts on Indonesia's Bali causing flight cancellations

JAKARTA A volcano erupted on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, causing some overnight flight cancellations to and from Australia as an ash cloud rose into the sky, officials said on Saturday.

Death toll from storms lashing central U.S. rises to seven

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. The latest in a line of destructive storms pounding the central United States killed at least three people as tornadoes raked across Missouri while heavy rain flooded rivers in Oklahoma, authorities said on Thursday. | Video

Environment, U.S. May 24 2019

U.S. forecasters predict near average 2019 Atlantic hurricane season

U.S. forecasters expect the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season beginning June 1 to be near average in the number and intensity of storms, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center said on Thursday.

Environment, May 23 2019

Oklahoma reels, Missouri declares state of emergency from storm, floods

Dozens of people were rescued from rising floodwaters and felled trees that smashed homes and blocked roadways in Oklahoma, as severe storms unleashing tornadoes and heavy rain roared through the central United States on Tuesday. | Video

U.S., Environment, May 22 2019

Rain, flooding expected in U.S. Southern Plains after deadly storms

Weather forecasters on Wednesday expected drenching rains to roll into the storm-ravaged U.S. southern and central states, where thunderstorms and tornadoes killed at least three people and triggered widespread flooding.

U.S., Environment, May 22 2019

Groningen gas output should be cut more quickly, says minister

AMSTERDAM Production at the Groningen gas field in the Netherlands should be reduced at a faster pace following a 3.4 magnitude earthquake in the northern Dutch region on Wednesday, Economic Affairs Minister Eric Wiebes said.

Environment, May 22 2019

Tornadoes touch down in Texas and Oklahoma as forecasters warn more could hit

Tornadoes touched down on Monday in Texas and Oklahoma, where about 6 million people were facing the risk of twisters, hail and other severe weather, officials said. | Video

Environment, May 21 2019