Storms sweep through Deep South, leaving five dead

Apr 4, 2017

Storms sweep through Deep South, leaving five dead

A Mississippi woman who desperately tried to direct rescuers to her sinking vehicle after it skidded into a rain-swollen creek was among five people killed in storms across the South. Jacqueline Williams, 52, was running a newspaper delivery route when her car slid off ...

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 ...

Powerful cyclone kills 50, affects 176,000 in Madagascar

Mar 12, 2017

Powerful cyclone kills 50, affects 176,000 in Madagascar

Cyclone Enawo killed at least 50 people and affected 176,000 after it hit Madagascar, the national disaster management agency said Saturday, with thousands forced into emergency shelters. The toll issued by the head of the BNGRC agency, Thierry Venty, was significantly higher than Thursday’s ...

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 ...

Search for Italy avalanche survivors makes headway; Migrants pitch in

Jan 22, 2017

Search for Italy avalanche survivors makes headway; Migrants pitch in

Using saws, shovels and their gloved hands, rescue workers advanced slowly Saturday through the wreckage of an avalanche-hit hotel in earthquake-ravaged central Italy, where they searched for signs of more survivors among the 23 missing guests and staff. Falling snow reduced visibility and raised ...