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Natural Disasters

  1. what we know
    Central Morocco Devastated by Rare, Powerful EarthquakeAt least 1,000 people were killed by the M6.8 quake, which struck near Marrakech late Friday night.
  2. what we know
    Maui Wildfires Reach Grim Milestone: Live UpdatesThe still-rising death toll has reached 96, making the disaster the deadliest wildfire in the U.S. in more than a century.
  3. what we know
    Death Toll in Turkey and Syria Rises to More Than 11,000: UpdatesThe powerful earthquakes have flattened thousands of buildings in the region, and the death toll continues to mount.
  4. natural disasters
    The Bodies and the Blame Pile Up in BuffaloThe death toll from the Christmas storm is now at 37, and some residents are blaming the city for not issuing a travel ban earlier.
  5. what we know
    Hurricane Ian’s Death Toll Continues to ClimbRescue efforts are still underway in Florida, where inland flooding continues to hamper recovery efforts.
  6. apocalypse wow
    Yellowstone Is Entirely Empty After Record FloodingAn estimated 10,000 visitors were forced to leave the park as it celebrates its 150th year.
  7. natural disasters
    Eruption of Undersea Volcano Near Tonga Triggers Tsunami Warnings Across PacificThe extent of the damage in the country of Tonga remains unclear. Hawaii and the West Coast experienced effects of the tsunami on Saturday morning.
  8. louisiana
    Louisiana Is Still Reeling From Hurricane IdaNew deaths are still being reported and more than 500,000 remain powerless, among other dangerous problems.
  9. natural disasters
    Tennessee Flash Floods Kill at Least 22, Dozens MissingDisastrous flash floods in central Tennessee on Saturday devastated the town of Waverly, where authorities expect the death toll to rise.
  10. haiti
    Death Toll From Earthquake in Haiti Approaches 2,000Almost 10,000 more have been injured, as the nation faces intense rainfall from Tropical Storm Grace.
  11. 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.
  12. Deadly Mudslides Are the Latest Natural Disaster to Hit CaliforniaCharred and barren after devastating wildfires, hillsides gave way after heavy rains.
  13. hurricane maria
    Las Secuelas de María son la Verdadera Tragedia HumanitariaEl saldo de muertes del huracán en Puerto Rico amenaza con eclipsar el de Katrina.
  14. hurricane maria
    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.
  15. natural disasters
    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.
  16. 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.
  17. California Wildfires Spread, Closing Freeways and Destroying HomesA new fire that ignited Wednesday morning and shut down the 405 is now threatening Bel-Air.
  18. natural disasters
    Powerful Earthquake Near Iran-Iraq Border Kills HundredsThe 7.3 magnitude earthquake was felt as far away as Israel.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. natural disasters
    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.
  22. 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.
  23. climate change
    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.
  24. natural disasters
    California Fires Burn Thousands of Acres, Kill at Least 17Around 20,000 have been forced to flee their homes.
  25. natural disasters
    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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. irma
    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.
  29. climate change
    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.
  30. How Harvey and Irma Will Impact Our EconomyThe storms are humanitarian disasters — but (probably) not economic ones.
  31. 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.
  32. harvey
    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.
  33. natural disasters
    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.
  34. harvey
    The Environmental Fallout of Hurricane HarveyWhat happens when a dangerous storm hits America’s “Chemical Coast.”
  35. recovery
    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.
  36. 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.”
  37. 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.
  38. ‘It Took Two Boat Rides’: Texans on Surviving the StormLocal stories from an unprecedented natural disaster in America’s fourth-largest city.
  39. 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.
  40. natural disasters
    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.
  41. awful things
    Hundreds Dead, Many Missing After Floodwaters and Mudslides Hit Colombian CityIt’s the worst natural disaster the country has faced in decades.
  42. scary things
    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.
  43. natural disasters
    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.
  44. crimes and misdemeanors
    Two Juveniles Charged With Arson Over Deadly Tennessee WildfiresAuthorities are considering trying the pair in adult court.
  45. awful things
    Scores Dead After Undersea Earthquake Strikes IndonesiaThere is no danger of a tsunami.
  46. Fires Rip Through Towns Near Smoky MountainsThe southeastern U.S. is plagued with blazes because of record drought.
  47. North Carolina Is Still Underwater From Hurricane MatthewWhile his sister, Hurricane Nicole, slams Bermuda as a powerful category 3 storm.
  48. 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.
  49. 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. 
  50. awful things
    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.
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