As Colombia death toll mounts, desperate quest for survivors

Apr 2, 2017

As Colombia death toll mounts, desperate quest for survivors

Rescuers prying through piles of rocks and wooden planks left by floodwaters from three rivers that surged through a Colombian city vowed to resume their search at first light Sunday as the death toll from one of the worst disasters in the country’s recent ...

Severe floods overwhelm Australian towns after cyclone

Mar 31, 2017

Severe floods overwhelm Australian towns after cyclone

Tens of thousands of people have evacuated from towns in two Australian states as authorities warned Friday there could be deaths from severe flooding caused by a powerful tropical cyclone. Category four Cyclone Debbie hit northeastern Australia on Tuesday between Bowen and Airlie Beach ...

Flooding forces hundreds from homes in San Jose, California

Feb 22, 2017

Flooding forces hundreds from homes in San Jose, California

Murky, waist-high floodwaters swamped neighborhoods along a rain-swollen creek in the northern California city of San Jose on Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders or advisories for more than 1,000 homes, city officials said. The state’s third-largest city, a hub of the high-tech ...

Biggest storm in five years thrashes Southern California

Feb 19, 2017

Biggest storm in five years thrashes Southern California

Southern California cleaned up on Saturday after its biggest storm in years unleashed a wave of rain and snow that killed at least three people and triggered flooding, mudslides, high winds and power outages, officials said. Vital highways and railways were shut down and ...

What drought?: Dangerous deluge, blizzard converge on California

Jan 11, 2017

What drought?: Dangerous deluge, blizzard converge on California

The latest in an onslaught of winter storms comes with blizzard warnings for the Sierra Nevada and a new round of flooding for Northern California river towns where thousands of people remained under evacuation advisory Tuesday. Forecasters warned of up to 10 feet of ...

Dec 27, 2016

Seven missing after freak rains drench Australia's outback

Unusual torrential rain in Australia’s outback turned the Uluru monolith into a series of cascading waterfalls and triggered flash floods, and seven people are missing including a Japanese tourist who was swept away in a car and an Australian family. Police were using helicopters ...