Cyclone Pam leaves trail of destruction in Pacific's Vanuatu

Mar 14, 2015

Cyclone Pam leaves trail of destruction in Pacific's Vanuatu

Winds from an extremely powerful cyclone that blew through the Pacific’s Vanuatu archipelago were beginning to subside Saturday, revealing widespread destruction and unconfirmed reports of dozens of deaths. Communication systems in many of the hard-hit outer islands remained down, meaning it could take some ...

'River of rain' begins falling on drought-stricken California

Feb 7, 2015

'River of rain' begins falling on drought-stricken California

A so-called “atmospheric river of rain” began falling on Northern California on Friday, bringing worries about flash floods, high winds and mudslides but offering little relief to a state that has been left parched by several years of drought. The storm, also known as ...

California storm knocks out power, snarls flights

Dec 12, 2014

California storm knocks out power, snarls flights

A storm expected to be one of the windiest and rainiest in five years swept across the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, knocking out power to tens to thousands and delaying travel by air, train and ferry. Pacific Gas & Electric is reporting ...

Nov 28, 2014

Riviera rains leave at least 1 dead in flooding

Torrential rains along the French Riviera have inundated homes and roads, leaving at least one person dead and three missing. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says rescue teams were searching for three missing residents after a woman was found dead in La Londe-les-Maures, not far ...

Buffalo braces as epic blizzard thaws, rain, floods loom

Nov 24, 2014

Buffalo braces as epic blizzard thaws, rain, floods loom

Buffalo is making significant progress clearing streets still clogged from an epic storm left more than 7 feet (2.1 meters) of snow even as a flooding threat looms, the city’s mayor said Sunday. A ban on driving will continue in hard-hit South Buffalo as ...