Niger: Thousands left without homes after severe flooding

2017-09-21 15:30

Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless in Niger after months of severe flooding.

'It's devastating' - Florida residents stunned by Irma's destruction

2017-09-12 08:21

Witness account as Florida residents have got a first look of the destruction mega-storm Irma caused as it swept over the state, leaving virtually no area of the peninsula untouched.

IRMA: Dawn brings 1st glimpse of destruction

2017-09-11 21:56

After days of bracing for Hurricane Irma, many in the monster storm's path have had their first glimpse of its destruction.

Hurricane Irma: 'Get out now,' says governor

2017-09-06 22:08

Florida Governor Rick Scott says the state is working to get fuel to areas experiencing shortages in advance of Hurricane Irma.

Irma 'extremely dangerous' Category 5 hurricane

2017-09-05 18:30

Irma has picked up strength and has become an "extremely dangerous" Category Five hurricane as it approached the Caribbean, the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre reported.

Trump allies want disaster account cuts to fund wall

2017-08-31 05:29

US President Donald Trump is promising billions to help Texas rebuild from Harvey, but his Republican allies in the House want to cut almost $1bn from disaster accounts to fund the president's border wall.

Texas rescuers race against clock

2017-08-30 20:26

Monster storm Harvey has made landfall again in Louisiana, evoking painful memories of Hurricane Katrina's deadly strike 12 years ago, as time is running out in Texas to find survivors in the raging floodwaters.

Harvey horror: Shivering toddler found clinging to drowned mom

2017-08-30 16:57

Rescuers have found a shivering toddler clinging to her drowned mother after the pair tried to flee Harvey.

Trump arrives in Texas to review Harvey damage

2017-08-29 18:56

US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania have arrived in Texas to review the deadly devastation wrought by monster storm Harvey.

'GET OUT NOW!' - tweet as levee breached

2017-08-29 17:44

Floodwaters have breached a levee south of the city of Houston, officials have said, urging residents to leave the sector immediately.


Aircraft carrier rushed to hurricane-battered Keys

2017-09-12 13:12

Authorities have sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to hurricane-battered Florida to help with search-and-rescue operations.

2 die in landslides after Philippines hit with heavy rains

2017-09-12 07:10

A tropical depression dumped heavy rains overnight in the Philippines, flooding metropolitan Manila and nearby provinces and causing a landslide in the north that killed two brothers.

Cuba surveys toppled houses, flooded cities in wake of Irma

2017-09-10 07:22

Hurricane Irma toppled houses and a museum, flooded coastal cities and destroyed crops as it raked Cuba's northern coast after devastating islands the length of the Caribbean in a trail of destruction that has left 22 people dead so far

Weather chief: Irma impossible to hype

2017-09-06 18:42

National Weather Service Director Louis Uccellini says Hurricane Irma is so record-breaking strong it's impossible to hype

Harvey's floodwaters mix a foul brew of sewage, chemicals

2017-09-04 19:32

Harvey's filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment that will remain even after levels drop far enough that southeastern Texas residents no longer fear for their lives.

Glimmer of hope for Houston

2017-08-30 21:26

Harvey's floodwaters have started dropping across much of the Houston area and the sun has peeked through thinning clouds in the first glimmer of hope in days for the besieged city.

Posts, tweets spread widely as the Harvey missing are sought

2017-08-30 17:43

Photos with pleas for help in finding those missing from Hurricane Harvey are being posted, cut-and-pasted, and re-tweeted by the thousands as desperate family members seek loved ones who they fear might be dead.

Harvey set for another bout of flooding rain

2017-08-29 22:07

As emergency services in Texas struggle to cope, there are fears that more extreme rain is expected in the coming hours.

Melania Trump makes waves with 'storm stilettos'

2017-08-29 18:08

First Lady Melania Trump is making waves ... Heading for flood-ravaged Texas, she was photographed in sky-high stiletto pumps, part of an outfit that included tailored capri pants, an army green bomber jacket with ruched sleeves and aviator sunglasses.

Scientists: Harvey may be the soggy sign of future storms

2017-08-29 17:20

By the time the rain stops, Harvey will have dumped about 3.7 million litres of water for every man, woman and child in southeastern Texas - a soggy, record-breaking glimpse of the wet and wild future that global warming could bring, scientists say.

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