Natural disasters

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., second from right, leaves the House chamber, Monday June 3, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington, after the House voted to approve a $19 billion disaster aid bill, breaking a conservative blockade and sending the measure to President Trump, who is expected to sign it. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 04, 2019 - 12:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A long-delayed $19.1 billion disaster aid bill sailed through the House on Monday and headed to President Donald Trump for his expected signature, overcoming months of infighting, misjudgment and a feud between Trump and congressional Democrats. Lawmakers gave the measure final...
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Joe Armison looks over his destroyed barn after a tornado struck the outskirts of Eudora, Kan., Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
May 28, 2019 - 11:20 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — A vicious storm tore through the western outskirts of Kansas City on Tuesday, spawning one or more tornadoes that downed trees and power lines, damaged homes and injured at least 12 people in the latest barrage of severe weather that saw tornado warnings as far east as...
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This image released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) shows the operation floor above a cooling pool at Unit 3 of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan, Monday, April 15, 2019. The operator TEPCO of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant began removing fuel from the cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in the decades-long process to decommission the plant. (Tokyo Electric Power Co. via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 6:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant began removing fuel Monday from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in what will be a decades-long process to decommission the facility. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said...
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Hurricane Michael over Mexico Beach, Fla.
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
November 24, 2018 - 10:44 am
As California's catastrophic wildfires recede and people rebuild after two hurricanes, a massive new federal report warns that these types of disasters are worsening in the United States because of global warming.
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(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
November 13, 2018 - 2:14 pm
Southern California's huge wildfire roared to life again Tuesday in a mountain wilderness area even as many neighborhoods were reopened to thousands of residents who fled its advance last week.
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Hurricane Florence Aftermath
Ken Blevins /The Star-News via AP
September 29, 2018 - 10:10 am
The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed legislation that would provide $1.7 billion to help residents of the Carolinas and elsewhere recover from recent natural disasters.
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Firefighters discuss plans while battling the Carr Fire in Shasta, Calif., on Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 27, 2018 - 9:33 am
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — An explosive wildfire tore through two small Northern California communities before reaching the city of Redding, killing a bulldozer operator on the fire lines, burning three firefighters, destroying dozens of homes and forcing thousands of terrified residents to flee...
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A burnt house in Mati, east of Athens, Friday, July 27, 2018. Greek authorities said Thursday there were serious indications that a deadly wildfire that gutted a vacation resort near Athens was started deliberately, while experts warned that the devastated coastal town had been built like a "fire trap," with poor safety standards and few escape routes. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 27, 2018 - 8:09 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — All autopsies on the dozens of people who died in Greece's deadliest wildfire in decades have been completed although the work of identifying them continues, the head of the Athens Forensics Department said Friday. Nikos Karakoukis said coroners had completed autopsies on 86...
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Firefighters discuss plans while battling the Carr Fire in Shasta, Calif., on Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 27, 2018 - 5:10 am
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 10:40 p.m. A fire official says an explosive wildfire in Northern California has killed a bulldozer operator as he fought to contain the blaze and injured three firefighters. Cal Fire spokesman Scott McLean says the Carr...
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July 26, 2018 - 8:50 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Pacific nation of Vanuatu on Friday again ordered thousands of people to leave Ambae island as a volcano erupted and filled the sky with ash. Government lawmaker Ralph Regenvanu said on Twitter that the Cabinet had re-imposed a state of emergency and ordered the...
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