Tag Archives: Natural Disaster

  • US needs to brace itself for more deadly storms, experts say

    Deadly weather will be hitting the US more often, and America needs to get better at dealing with it, experts said as Texas and other states battled winter storms that blew past the worst-case planning of utilities. ...

  • More evacuations as massive fires rapidly expand in California

    A series of massive fires in northern and central California forced more evacuations as they quickly spread Thursday, sending plumes of smoke over the San Francisco area and dangerously affecting air quality. ...

  • China floods force hundreds of thousands from homes

    Floods in mountainous southwest China have washed away roads and forced tens of thousands from their homes, with authorities warning Wednesday the giant Three Gorges Dam was facing the largest flood peak in its history. ...

  • Floods in India, Nepal displace nearly four million people, at least 189 dead

    Nearly four million people in India’s northeastern state of Assam and neighbouring Nepal have been displaced by heavy flooding from monsoon rains, with dozens missing as deaths rose to at least 189, government officials said on Sunday. ...

  • Cyclone Amphan loss estimated at $13 billion in India

    A powerful cyclone that tore through India’s eastern state of West Bengal this week has caused a damage of 1 trillion rupees ($13 billion) to infrastructure and crops, state officials said. ...

  • Cyclone kills at least 82 in India and Bangladesh, flooding lowlands

    The most powerful cyclone to strike eastern India and Bangladesh in over a decade killed at least 82 people, officials said, as rescue teams scoured devastated coastal villages on Thursday, hampered by torn down power lines and flooding. ...

  • Dalai Lama expresses sadness over devastating bushfires in Australia

    "I am very heartened by generous gestures of solidarity of the global community in their support for the well-being of all those affected. This is an example of the oneness of humanity and its compassionate nature." ...

  • Thousands trapped on Australian beaches by dangerous bushfires

    Thousands swarmed to beaches on Australia’s east coast to escape fierce wildfires bearing down on several seaside towns, as the government readied naval vessels and military helicopters to aid firefighting and evacuations. ...

  • Drought parches southern Africa, millions faced with hunger

    An estimated 45 million people are threatened with hunger due to a severe drought that is strangling wide stretches of southern Africa. ...

  • Millions face power cuts as California fires spread

    Californian officials warned on Saturday that "historic and extreme" wind conditions were set to fan raging wildfires across the north of the state as millions of residents face power cuts. ...