DISASTERS

Texas on Alert as Hurricane Nicholas Approaches, Louisiana Prepares for Flash Floods
A flash flood warning was issued as Hurricane Nicholas became a category 1 hurricane as of Monday night. The storm is heading for the same Texas coastal region that was hit hard by Harvey four...
7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Mexico as Rare Phenomena Lights up the Sky
At approximately 9:00 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 7 a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Mexico near the beach resort of Acapulco killing at least one man and lighting up the skies with a rare phenomena.  The...
Roadbed Saturated by Hurricane Ida Slides, Causing Mississippi Highway Collapse, Killing Two
A deadly void appeared on a dark busy highway awash with torrential rains from Hurricane Ida, when a 60 foot wide, 30 foot deep hole suddenly opened up in front of drivers. According to Mississippi...
Ida Aftermath: 2 Million Without Power on the ‘Island’ of New Orleans
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, New Orleans metro residents were left on what local electric supplier Entergy calls an ‘island’ without power following “catastrophic transmission failure” at all eight grid access points. In assessing...
Flood Warnings in Central China, Subway Closes to Traffic as Heavy Rains Pelter Zhengzhou
Heavy rains hit various parts of central China’s Henan Province on Saturday, Aug. 29, prompting the local capital of Zhengzhou to close tunnels and underpasses.  It’s the latest interruption in the city, with a COVID-19...
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Ida Leaves 2 Million Without Power, Louisiana Governor Fears Death Toll Could Rise ‘A Lot More’
First responders worked urgently before sunrise Monday, Aug. 30, to rescue drivers trapped in cars during the storm surge. NBC’s Today Show shared that in LaPlace alone, in St. John the Baptist Parish, at least...
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Ida Puts Post-Katrina New Orleans to the Test; NHC Warns Potentially Deadly Storm Surge Is Not Over
Hurricane Ida at present is not the fatal storm that some may have feared, but is still a force to be reckoned with, putting post-Katrina New Orleans to the test. The National Hurricane Center warns...
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Two More Cities in China’s Henan Issue Highest Flood Warning After Thousands Died in Provincial Capital
The cities of Xingyang and Changyuan in central China's Henan Province have raised flood control levels from I to II, the highest in the country's four-tier scale, as local authorities warn that floods of unprecedented...
The Dixie Fire burns in the hills on August 17, 2021 near Milford, California. The Dixie Fire has burned over 604,000 acres, has destroyed over 1,000 homes and threatens thousands more.
California Fires Rage On
Northern California continues to reel under blazing forest fires. Ten days ago, the town of Greenville was decimated by Dixie, the nation’s largest wildfire. Officials have warned of new blazes erupting across the West due...