- Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands town Updated: May-04-16 12:04 pm
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta - A wildfire forced the evacuation of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, destroying 80 percent of the homes in one neighborhood and extensively damaging property in a number of others, officials said Wednesday, warning that it could get worse in the coming hours.
- Supervisors to consider airport repairs caused by flooding Updated: May-03-16 11:13 am
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - The Forrest County Board of Supervisors is considering how to help out with Hattiesburg airport repairs caused by flooding last month.
- Philippines to discuss lease of Japan surveillance planes Updated: May-03-16 5:44 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine defense chief said Tuesday his government has agreed in principle to lease five Japanese surveillance planes to be used in patrolling disputed areas of the South China Sea and in search-and-rescue missions during disasters.
- US agency's Nevada boss urges roundup of 4,000 mustangs Updated: May-02-16 4:13 pm
RENO, Nevada - Concerned about continued deterioration of drought-stricken rangeland in Nevada, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's state director wants to round up 4,000 wild horses in Elko County - more mustangs than were gathered across 10 Western states combined last year.
- Cambodia sending students home early to cope with heat wave Updated: May-02-16 9:19 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia has shortened the school day by one hour to help students cope with a heat wave that has pushed temperatures as high as 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
- Watford City man wants city to help after basement flooded Updated: May-01-16 1:00 pm
WATFORD CITY, North Dakota - A Watford City man wants monetary help from the city after his basement flooded following a water main burst.
- Neighbors deny rescue of quake-buried man in Ecuador Updated: May-01-16 10:26 am
QUITO, Ecuador - Ecuadorean news media say relatives, neighbors and a nurse are denying reports that a 72-year-old man had been buried in his quake-damaged house for two weeks before being rescued.
- Minot wants to hire an engineering firm for levee work Updated: Apr-30-16 7:29 pm
MINOT, North Dakota - Minot officials want to hire an engineering firm to help bring the city's flood levees up to federal standards.
- Flooding leaves behind sand, debris in Illinois county Updated: Apr-30-16 10:16 am
MILLER CITY, Illinois - Early-winter flooding that affected several Illinois counties has left behind a scarred landscape in Alexander County in southern Illinois.
- Life after storm: Survivors recall 2011 tornado outbreak Updated: Apr-30-16 10:11 am
DECATUR, Alabama - Each year on April 27, at precisely 4:05 p.m., the Guzman family performs a solemn ritual, releasing pink, purple and lime-green balloons in memory of Aurelia Guzman.
- Reagan National Airport holding emergency exercise Updated: Apr-30-16 8:05 am
ARLINGTON, Virginia - An emergency exercise involving simulated aircraft accident is being held at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
- The Latest: East Texas struck by tornadoes Updated: Apr-29-16 8:54 pm
NORMAN, Oklahoma - The Latest on severe weather in the central U.S. (all times local):
- Earthquake country laid bare Updated: Apr-29-16 12:06 pm
ST. GEORGE, Utah - Signs of earthquakes are everywhere in the chaotically beautiful geology of southwest Utah and the region where the mile-high Colorado Plateau falls off into the corrugated Basin-and-Range landscape that dominates neighboring Nevada.
- Omaha Public Schools to review severe weather guidelines Updated: Apr-29-16 11:00 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - Omaha Public Schools says it's reviewing its severe weather procedures after parents were told they couldn't take shelter inside an elementary school during a tornado warning.
- Graduating nursing students to take part in disaster drill Updated: Apr-29-16 12:22 am
NASHUA, New Hampshire - Graduating nursing students and faculty are going to be taking part in a mock disaster event at Rivier University in Nashua.
- Heavy rain floods some homes on Mississippi Gulf Coast Updated: Apr-28-16 3:18 pm
GULFPORT, Mississippi - The mayor of Gulfport, Mississippi, has declared a state of emergency because of heavy rain and widespread flooding in the largest city on the state's Gulf Coast.
- Japan central bank holds fire on fresh monetary stimulus Updated: Apr-28-16 3:59 am
TOKYO - Japan's central bank stunned financial markets Thursday with a decision not to splash out still more monetary stimulus for the ailing economy - apart from zero-interest loans for an earthquake zone.
- China sends 4 planeloads of aid to quake-ravaged Ecuador Updated: Apr-27-16 4:00 pm
QUITO, Ecuador - China's government has sent four plane loads of aid worth over $9 million to tens of thousands left homeless by this month's powerful earthquake in Ecuador
- City Park's lagoons to act as storage areas for rainwaters Updated: Apr-26-16 4:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A weir is being built in City Park to make the park's lagoons storage areas for floodwaters and to protect a championship-level golf course under construction there.
- Colorado expecting average to below-average wildfire season Updated: Apr-26-16 3:01 pm
DENVER - Firefighters said Tuesday they expect another average or below-average wildfire season in Colorado in 2016, the third mild year in a row.
- PM Hun Sen says all Cambodians must help deal with drought Updated: Apr-26-16 9:31 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - The prime minister Tuesday called upon all elements in Cambodian society to mobilize to help deal with the worst drought in at least four decades, which has left about two-thirds of the country's 25 provinces short of water for drinking and other necessities.
- UVM lab hosts volunteers assisting in Ecuador relief effort Updated: Apr-26-16 4:44 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - While humanitarian workers descended upon Ecuador after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the country, volunteers were busy helping relief efforts at a University of Vermont computer lab.
- F-5 tornado struck the Wichita metro area 25 years ago Updated: Apr-25-16 10:38 am
ANDOVER, Kansas - The air was so muggy that day. April 26, 1991.
- Nepal has done little to protect itself from next 'big one' Updated: Apr-25-16 2:00 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Last year's massive earthquake in Nepal killed nearly 9,000 people, yet could have been much deadlier. It was spared not by disaster preparedness, but by the calendar.
- Flood mapping tools to help Big Sioux River Basin residents Updated: Apr-23-16 12:00 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The state of South Dakota is working on new online flood mapping tools for the Big Sioux River Basin.