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    Where Is Hurricane Florence’s Path? Tracking the Expected Route of the Storm.Here’s where the storm is expected to go.
  2. my heart
    Woman Escapes Hurricane Florence With Her 7 Dogs After Strangers Rent U-HaulAfter a report on CNN and a subsequent crowdfunding campaign, she has safely escaped South Carolina.
  3. the chain gang
    Waffle Houses in Florence’s Path Have Begun to CloseThe Georgia-born diner chain is legendary for not closing for almost anything.
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    Trump Says Hurricane Florence Is ‘Tremendously Big and Tremendously Wet’A not-very-reassuring description.
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    Puerto Rico Admits Official Maria Death Toll Is Off by Nearly 1,400Though the official number still stands at 64, the government has acknowledged that 1,427 people died because of Hurricane Maria.
  6. Puerto Rico Admits Official Maria Death Toll Is Off by Nearly 1,400Though the official number still stands at 64, the government has acknowledged that 1,427 people died because of Hurricane Maria.
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    Dramatic Images of the Hawaiian Volcano Eruption“This is a very fast-moving situation. This is unfortunately not the end.”
  8. Deadly Mudslides Are the Latest Natural Disaster to Hit CaliforniaCharred and barren after devastating wildfires, hillsides gave way after heavy rains.
  9. Las Secuelas de María son la Verdadera Tragedia HumanitariaEl saldo de muertes del huracán en Puerto Rico amenaza con eclipsar el de Katrina.
  10. Hurricane Maria Was a Natural Catastrophe. The Aftermath Is a Man-Made Disaster.The death toll from the storm in Puerto Rico is threatening to eclipse Katrina’s.
  11. California Governor on Wildfires: ‘This Is the New Normal’And, as if climate change wasn’t a big enough problem, the GOP tax cuts also pose a threat to disaster victims.
  12. Puerto Rico’s Official Hurricane Maria Death Toll Off by 1,000, NYT ReportsThe official death toll after Hurricane Maria still stands at 62. That’s far too low.
  13. California Wildfires Spread, Closing Freeways and Destroying HomesA new fire that ignited Wednesday morning and shut down the 405 is now threatening Bel-Air.
  14. Powerful Earthquake Near Iran-Iraq Border Kills HundredsThe 7.3 magnitude earthquake was felt as far away as Israel.
  15. Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Crisis Has Only Just BegunThe failure to promptly restore the island’s electrical grid could kill far more people in the coming months than the storm itself did.
  16. Ex-Hurricane Ophelia Still Wallops IrelandThe most powerful storm to ever form this far northeast in the Atlantic is now a post-tropical storm that’s packing powerful wind gusts.
  17. California Wildfire Death Toll Rises to 31The Bay Area has recorded some of the worst air-quality levels in history, matching ranges normally seen in Beijing.
  18. Yellowstone Supervolcano May Erupt Soon, But Not Soon Enough to End Your MiseryA new study says we’ll have decades, not centuries, of warning before the supervolcano blows.
  19. This Isn’t ‘the New Normal’ for Climate Change — That Will Be WorseThe wildfires raging in California, the hurricanes that battered the United States: they are only the beginning of what is to come.
  20. California Fires Burn Thousands of Acres, Kill at Least 17Around 20,000 have been forced to flee their homes.
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    Teen Radio Club Helps People Get Messages to Their Loved Ones in Puerto Rico“There is not a better feeling than being able to make someone smile or make sure that they feel safe.”
  22. hurricane maria
    How You Can Help Puerto Rico After Hurricane MariaWays to donate and volunteer in the wake of a disaster.
  23. Trump Botches His Response to the Crisis in Puerto RicoRather than demonstrating his disaster-response skills, he fired off tweets about the island’s preexisting infrastructure problems.
  24. Scenes From Irma’s Path of Destruction, From the Caribbean to FloridaStreets are still under water in parts of Florida, and millions are without power.
  25. A Weakened Irma Still Causes Major Flooding in Southeastern U.S.The U.S. death toll is up to 11, and 6.7 million people have lost power.
  26. Irma’s Path Shifts to Southwest Florida, Catastrophic Storm Surge ExpectedIrma’s storm surge is expected to reach a life-threatening 10–15 feet above ground level in some areas on Sunday.
  27. Will Irma Finally Change the Way We Talk About Climate?This summer’s outbreak of extreme weather should force everyone to see climate change for what it is and what it does.
  28. How Harvey and Irma Will Impact Our EconomyThe storms are humanitarian disasters — but (probably) not economic ones.
  29. How Bad Could Irma Be for Miami?One of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes ever is bearing down on one of America’s lowest-lying cities. Uh oh.
  30. Trump Returns to Texas, Visits Harvey Victims and Relief WorkersThe president handed out hot dogs, posed for photos, and once again praised the government’s response to the disaster.
  31. When the Waters Recede, Trash Piles UpIn the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Texas will have an untold supply of trash, and it will have to go somewhere.
  32. The Environmental Fallout of Hurricane HarveyWhat happens when a dangerous storm hits America’s “Chemical Coast.”
  33. Will Harvey Make Houston’s Boom Go Bust?The storm dealt a severe blow to the backbone of the U.S. oil refining and petrochemical industries, but Houston’s economy may be able to bounce back.
  34. Trump Promises Fast Relief, But Harvey’s Victims Still Face a Long RecoveryThe federal government provides several forms of financial help, but if past storms are any indication, it won’t happen “very quickly.”
  35. Harvey’s Rains and Flooding Now Threaten East Texas and Southwestern LouisianaThe storm will finally begin letting up on the Houston area, but rescue efforts are still underway and tens of thousands are living in shelters.
  36. ‘It Took Two Boat Rides’: Texans on Surviving the StormLocal stories from an unprecedented natural disaster in America’s fourth-largest city.
  37. President Trump in Texas As Houston Still Grapples With Devastating FloodsHistoric rainfall continues to wreak havoc in the Houston area as the death toll rises to 12.
  38. How Trump Should Respond to Hurricane HarveyHe’s visiting Texas and attempting to avoid President George W. Bush’s mistakes, but optics are only a small part of the task ahead.
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    How You Can Help Hurricane Harvey VictimsEasy ways to help those affected by the catastrophic storm.
  40. Hundreds Dead, Many Missing After Floodwaters and Mudslides Hit Colombian CityIt’s the worst natural disaster the country has faced in decades.
  41. 188,000 in California Ordered to Evacuate Over Potential Dam System FailureDamage to a spillway at the Oroville Dam is threatening to flood the surrounding area.
  42. Up to 30 People Missing After Avalanche Destroys Hotel in ItalyEarthquakes triggered the disaster, which consumed a mountainside hotel where many are trapped and feared dead.
  43. Two Juveniles Charged With Arson Over Deadly Tennessee WildfiresAuthorities are considering trying the pair in adult court.
  44. Scores Dead After Undersea Earthquake Strikes IndonesiaThere is no danger of a tsunami.
  45. Fires Rip Through Towns Near Smoky MountainsThe southeastern U.S. is plagued with blazes because of record drought.
  46. North Carolina Is Still Underwater From Hurricane MatthewWhile his sister, Hurricane Nicole, slams Bermuda as a powerful category 3 storm.
  47. Massive Wildfire East of Los Angeles Is Still RagingThe fire is now 4 percent contained, has already burned homes, and forced more than 80,000 to evacuate.
  48. A Record-breaking Wildfire in Canada Forces an Entire Town to EvacuateA blaze in Fort McMurray, in Alberta, is believe to be the largest in the province’s history. 
  49. Powerful Earthquake Kills Scores in EcuadorThe quake devastated the country’s coastal communities and has killed at least 233 people, and the death toll is expected to rise.
  50. Powerful Earthquake Strikes Japan, the Second in Two DaysThe 7.3-magnitude quake rocked the area outside Kumamoto just a day after nine people died from a 6.2-magnitude tremor.
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