NEWSWORTHY

'Full horror' of cyclone in southeast Africa yet to emerge: Red Cross

World Mar 19, 2019

'Full horror' of cyclone in southeast Africa yet to emerge: Red Cross

Cyclone winds and floods that swept across southeastern Africa affected more than 2.6 million people and could rank as one of the worst weather-related disaster recorded in the southern hemisphere, U.N. officials said on Tuesday. Rescue crews are still struggling to reach victims five days ...

Eastern Canada digs out from major snowstorm

World Feb 14, 2019

Eastern Canada digs out from major snowstorm

A huge snowstorm blanketed eastern Canada on Wednesday, closing schools, grounding hundreds of flights and forcing many workers to stay home as tens of thousands of plows toiled to clear roads. Big white fluffy snowflakes began falling Tuesday afternoon, with more than 30 centimeters (12 ...

Sydney storm leaves thousands without power

Asia Pacific Feb 9, 2019

Sydney storm leaves thousands without power

Thousands of Sydney homes were without power Saturday after severe storms hit Australia's largest city, causing transport hold-ups, inundating vehicles with floodwater and delaying a national Australian rules footbal match. Heavy rains and lightning storms lashed parts of Sydney late Friday, with close to 60 ...

World Oct 26, 2018

Hurricane largely wipes out tiny Hawaiian island

Marine debris teams were dispatched to assess the damage this week after a tiny, remote Hawaiian island was largely wiped off the map when a raging hurricane passed through, officials said. East Island was a low-lying island composed mainly of loose sand and gravel, and ...

Typhoon Yutu leaves Northern Marianas without power or water

World Oct 25, 2018

Typhoon Yutu leaves Northern Marianas without power or water

Rescue teams and heavy equipment were mobilized across the Northern Mariana Islands on Thursday after a typhoon hit U.S. Western Pacific territories overnight, causing blackouts and damage to critical infrastructure. With sustained winds of over 270 kph (168 mph), Typhoon Yutu pulled down trees, telegraph ...

'Zombie' storm Leslie smashes into Portugal, Spain

World Oct 14, 2018

'Zombie' storm Leslie smashes into Portugal, Spain

Storms packing nearly winds of 180 kilometers per hour (110 mph) winds hit Portugal early Sunday, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power before carrying heavy rain on into Spain, authorities said. The region around capital Lisbon and the center of the country at ...