Cleanup in Australia after destructive storms

Apr 23, 2015

Cleanup in Australia after destructive storms

Crews began the “immense task” of clearing up Thursday after three days of wild weather left four people dead and millions of dollars in damage across Sydney and surrounding areas. While the low pressure system that caused relentless gale force winds and torrential rain ...

Apr 18, 2015

'Isis' dropped from U.N. hurricane name list

The U.N. weather agency announced Friday it was dropping “Isis” — the name of an ancient Egyptian goddess that also happens to be the acronym for the Islamic State jihadi group — from its stock list of Pacific hurricane names. “Isis” was replaced with ...

Eruptions, quakes, cyclones: Vanuatu man survives them all

Mar 23, 2015

Eruptions, quakes, cyclones: Vanuatu man survives them all

Volcanic eruptions, landslides, earthquakes and cyclones: 76-year-old Lik Simelum from Vanuatu has survived them all. He lives in a country that’s ranked by the United Nations University as the world’s most at-risk for natural disasters. But his story is remarkable even in an archipelago ...

Mar 20, 2015

In Vanuatu, survivors await help as death toll inches up

Thousands of people left homeless by a fierce cyclone remained stuck in shelters across Vanuatu on Friday, waiting for relief and longing for a return to normalcy as the death toll from the disaster rose by two to 13. Australian and French troops arrived ...

Vanuatu suffers major damage from cyclone

Mar 16, 2015

Vanuatu suffers major damage from cyclone

The first reports from the outer islands of Vanuatu on Monday painted a picture of utter destruction after a monster cyclone tore through the Pacific island nation. Authorities in the South Pacific nation were struggling to establish contact with the islands that bore the ...

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 ...

Mar 6, 2015

Skiers in cable car drama as storms wreak havoc in Italy

Around 200 holiday skiers in the Italian Dolomites were winched to safety on Thursday after getting stranded in cable car cabins buffeted by 70 mph (130 kph) winds. The Ciampinoi cable car in the popular Val Gardena resort ground to a halt after a ...

19 manatees freed from a storm drain in Florida

Feb 25, 2015

19 manatees freed from a storm drain in Florida

Rescuers working late into the night freed 19 manatees that were stuck in a storm drain in Florida. Capt. Jay Dragon of the Satellite Beach Fire Department said early Tuesday that the 19 manatees were all alive and were returned to the Indian River ...