Natural disasters

This image made available by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on Monday March 18, 2019, shows an aerial view from a helicopter of flooding in Beira, Mozambique. The Red Cross says that as much as 90 percent of Mozambique's central port city of Beira has been damaged or destroyed by tropical Cyclone Idai. (Caroline Haga/International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 12:09 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As much as 90 percent of Mozambique's central port city of Beira has been damaged or destroyed by tropical Cyclone Idai, according to the Red Cross. Beira has been severely battered by the cyclone which cut off electricity, forced the airport to shut down and closed road access...
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People clean the debris from a house in Sentani, Papua Province, Indonesia, Monday, March 18, 2019. Flash flood and mudslides triggered by days of torrential downpours tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia's easternmost province.(AP Photo/Djefri Pattiradjawane)
March 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides that tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia's easternmost province has climbed to 77, with dozens of others missing, officials said Monday. On Sunday, the disaster-prone...
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March 17, 2019 - 8:14 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek geological experts say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 has hit the western island of Zakynthos, but no damage has been reported. The Athens Institute of Geodynamics reported that the temblor struck at 1:49 p.m. (1149 GMT) Sunday. The epicenter was 16...
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Ahmed Tani poses a portrait in front of Hagley College in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Tani settled in Christchurch after fleeing civil war in Somalia. The New Zealand city seemed a place of peace. It was more than just physically distant from the strife he had known. With its leafy streets, vibrant gardens and green public parks, the Garden City was even visually a world away from his war-scorched past. But that peace hasn't always lasted and now the city will need to use its experience rebuilding from a 2011 earthquake to recover from the nation's worst terrorist attack.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
March 17, 2019 - 4:16 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Ahmed Tani settled in Christchurch as a refugee in 1999. After his escape from civil war in Somalia, the New Zealand city seemed a place of peace, a haven. Christchurch was more than just physically distant from the bitter strife he had previously known. With its...
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March 16, 2019 - 11:55 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have been hit by a vicious cyclone that has killed nearly 150 people, left hundreds more missing and stranded tens of thousands who are cut off from roads and telephones in mainly poor, rural areas. Cyclone Idai has affected more than 1.5...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2011, file photo, steam escapes from Exelon Corp.'s nuclear plant in Byron, Ill. The nuclear power industry is pushing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to cut back on inspections at nuclear power plants and throttle back what it tells the public about plant problems. (AP Photo/Robert Ray, File)
March 14, 2019 - 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nuclear power industry is pushing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to cut back on inspections at nuclear power plants and throttle back what it tells the public about plant problems. The agency, whose board is dominated by Trump appointees, is listening. Commission staffers...
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March 14, 2019 - 1:12 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A cyclone is expected to hit landfall in central Mozambique early Friday and aid groups are warning that tens of thousands of people could be displaced. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in a statement says Tropical Cyclone Idai could bring "...
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A string of wrecked vehicles sit on an overpass over Interstate 70 as a late winter storm packing hurricane-force winds and snow sweeps over the intermountain West Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Aurora, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 14, 2019 - 7:42 am
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — National Guard troops were using specialized vehicles with tank-like treads to rescue stranded drivers in Colorado in the wake of a massive late-winter storm that was expected to unleash heavy rain and snow on the Midwest plains on Thursday. Wednesday's blizzard caused...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2017, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, flames burn near power lines in Sycamore Canyon near West Mountain Drive in Montecito, Calif. An investigation has determined that one of the largest and most destructive fires in California history was sparked by power lines coming into contact during high winds. The Ventura County Fire Department says Wednesday, March 13, 2019, that Southern California Edison power lines contact ignited dry brush on Dec. 4, 2017 and eventually blackened more than 440 square miles (1,139 square kilometers). (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)
March 13, 2019 - 8:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the largest fires in California history was sparked by Southern California Edison power lines that came into contact during high winds, investigators said Wednesday. The resulting arc ignited dry brush on Dec. 4, 2017, starting the blaze in Ventura and Santa Barbara...
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Joe Miller's beard freezes over as he walks through downtown Casper, Wyo., during a winter storm Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The storm brought blizzard conditions to parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota. (Josh Galemore/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP)
March 13, 2019 - 6:28 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A window-rattling late winter storm brought blizzards, floods and a tornado across more than 25 states Wednesday, stretching from the northern Rocky Mountains to Texas and beyond. "This is a very epic cyclone," said Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations for the National...
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