Natural disasters

September 18, 2018 - 4:41 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian authorities say 100 people have died in flooding after heavy rains in recent days. A spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency tells The Associated Press that the deaths have occurred in 10 states and that the toll could rise. The Nigeria Hydrological...
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FILE- In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, file photo flooded vehicles sit on a closed section of Interstate 95 in Lumberton, N.C., where the Lumber river overflowed following flooding from Hurricane Florence. Navigation apps like Waze are trying to help motorists avoid hurricane flooding, but local authorities say people shouldn’t rely on them. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
September 17, 2018 - 7:36 pm
Devastating flooding in North Carolina in the aftermath of Florence has raised concerns whether dams across the state, some of them in poor condition, will be able to hold up under the strain. State officials have been monitoring dam safety in cooperation with local authorities and say there has...
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An unidentified family member carries Ruth Brady to safety at the Wilmington airport in Wilmington, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Brady was one of several family members rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew north of Wilmington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 17, 2018 - 5:58 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Throwing a lifeline to a city surrounded by floodwaters, emergency crews delivered food and water to Wilmington on Monday as rescuers picked up more people stranded by Hurricane Florence and the storm's remnants took aim at the densely populated Northeast. The death toll...
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Coast Guard Road leading to the south end of Emerald Isle is seen after Hurricane Florence hit Emerald Isle, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Tom Copeland)
September 17, 2018 - 5:08 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The forecast for Florence has not changed, unfortunately: It's still raining, and rivers are still rising. All but one road in and out of a North Carolina city of 120,000 people are underwater or blocked by debris. Residents of inland communities who thought they were safe from the...
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A man paddles a kayak in a flooded neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, in Fayetteville, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
September 17, 2018 - 4:11 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Forecasters say Florence has transitioned into a post-tropical cyclone that still carries heavy rains and gusty winds. According to the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center, Florence has...
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A miner waits for news as the search continues for victims believed to be buried in a landslide caused by Typhoon Mangkhut in Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
September 17, 2018 - 3:56 am
ITOGON, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine mayor said Monday that it's unlikely any of the dozens of people thought buried in a huge landslide set off by Typhoon Mangkhut will be found alive, though rescuers were still digging through the massive mound of mud and debris covering a chapel where they...
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September 17, 2018 - 12:04 am
It's not uncommon for death tolls to rise weeks after a natural disaster has hit. More than six months after Hurricane Irma's catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, the U.S. National Hurricane Center raised the death toll to 129 — more than twice the amount...
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A truck exits Interstate 40 outside Wilmington, N.C., after damage from Hurricane Florence cut off the city Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
September 16, 2018 - 11:35 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are looking at going by air and water to get food into a North Carolina city that was cut off from road access by Florence's floodwaters. The major highways into the Wilmington area, Interstate 40 and U.S. 74, were not accessible Sunday, officials said. "There is...
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Rescuers work on the site where victims were believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
September 16, 2018 - 9:02 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China after lashing the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that caused landslides feared to have buried dozens. More than 2.4 million people had been evacuated in southern China's Guangdong province by Sunday evening to flee the...
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Hog farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 16, 2018 - 6:12 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. "The risk to life is rising with the angry waters," Gov. Roy Cooper declared as...
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