Business Jun 4, 2019

Congress to finally send $19 billion disaster aid bill to Trump

Congress is finally shipping President Donald Trump a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, a measure stalled for months by infighting, misjudgment, and a presidential feud with Democrats. The House is approving the measure in the first significant action as it returns from a 10-day recess. ...

Record floods breach Arkansas levee and overtop two more in Missouri

World Jun 1, 2019

Record floods breach Arkansas levee and overtop two more in Missouri

Relentless flooding in the central U.S. on Friday inundated communities and damaged or spilled over levees on three major rivers in two states, and authorities discovered the body of a drowning victim at a Missouri lake. The fast-flowing Arkansas River smashed a 40-foot (12-meter) hole ...

Torrential downpours continue to lash Kyushu

National May 20, 2019

Torrential downpours continue to lash Kyushu

Heavy rain continued to lash Kyushu on Monday after stranding more than 300 people on a mountain on Yakushima island over the weekend. The Meteorological Agency warned torrential rain may cause landslides and floods, and issued a caution on the threat of tornadoes and lightning ...

Cyclone Fani targets Kolkata on coastal rampage

Asia Pacific May 4, 2019

Cyclone Fani targets Kolkata on coastal rampage

Cyclone Fani headed for the major Indian city of Kolkata on Saturday after leaving a trail of deadly destruction along the country's east coast. Fani, one of the most powerful storms to come out of the Bay of Bengal in the past decade, has reportedly ...

Monster Cyclone Fani smashes eastern India

Asia Pacific May 3, 2019

Monster Cyclone Fani smashes eastern India

Cyclone Fani tore through India's eastern coast on Friday as a grade 5 storm, lashing beaches with rain and wind gusting up to 205 kilometers (127 miles) per hour and affecting weather as far away as Mount Everest. The India Meteorological Department said the "extremely ...

'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 ...