Natural disasters

Mary Roncka and her husband Gene Roncka, right, accompanied by neighbor Kevin Mandina are evacuated as floodwaters rise Thursday, March 13, 2019, in Ashland, Neb. Evacuations forced by flooding have occurred in several eastern Nebraska communities, as western Nebraska residents struggled with blizzardlike conditions. (Brendan Sullivan/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
March 14, 2019 - 2:27 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A blizzard that paralyzed parts of Colorado and Wyoming barreled into the Midwest on Thursday, bringing whiteout conditions to western Nebraska and dumping heavy rain that prompted evacuations in communities farther east. Emergency crews responded after a vehicle was swept off a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, shows flames from a back firing operation underway rise behind a home off Ladera Ln near Bella Vista Drive in Santa Barbara, 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 that the contact ignited dry brush on December 4, 2017 and eventually blackened more than 440 square miles (1,139 square kilometers). The Thomas fire destroyed more than a thousand structures in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and resulted in the deaths of two people. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP,File)
March 13, 2019 - 6:09 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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A man crosses Crow Creek during a blizzard on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Cheyenne, Wyo. Heavy snow hit Cheyenne about mid-morning Wednesday and was spreading into Colorado and Nebraska. (Jacob Byk/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP)
March 13, 2019 - 5:42 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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Stephanie Dunson, right, rests her head on the shoulder of her daughter, Jesi, Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Providence Baptist Church in Beauregard, Ala. Sunday church services were a step towards normalcy as the community continues to recover following deadly tornados that hit the area last week. The Dunsons sought shelter at the church in the storm, and avoided weather that damaged their home. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
March 10, 2019 - 2:55 pm
BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — The pastor of a church that became a center for shelter, help and grieving when a tornado killed 23 people in eastern Alabama said in his first Sunday service after the storm that the Lord has reached out his hand to the community. Imperfect things like tornadoes and other...
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This image from video provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows satellite imagery of a severe storm blowing across northern Mississippi, Saturday, March 9, 2019. Strong winds tore away roofs and pulled down bricks from some buildings in one community in the state. (NOAA via AP)
March 09, 2019 - 7:51 pm
The Latest on severe weather in the Southern United States (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Strong storm winds tore away roofs and pulled down bricks from some buildings in a northeast Mississippi town, but authorities say it's too early to tell if the damage was caused by a tornado or by straight-line...
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This image from video provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows satellite imagery of a severe storm blowing across northern Mississippi, Saturday, March 9, 2019. Strong winds tore away roofs and pulled down bricks from some buildings in one community in the state. (NOAA via AP)
March 09, 2019 - 7:50 pm
Two apparent tornadoes touched down Saturday in central Arkansas, destroying shops as severe storms raking the South damaged some buildings and tore away roofs in northeast Mississippi. There were no reports of any deaths or injuries from the widespread storms, which came nearly a week after a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, workers inspect an off-ramp that collapsed during a morning earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska. Seismologists announced Friday, March 8, 2019, the magnitude of Alaska's powerful Nov. 30 earthquake has been revised to 7.1 from the earlier magnitude 7.0. Alaska Earthquake Center officials say in a release that the change comes after quake data was reviewed by multiple agency and academic groups. (AP Photo/Mike Dinneen, File)
March 08, 2019 - 6:39 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seismologists announced Friday the magnitude of Alaska's powerful Nov. 30 earthquake has been revised to 7.1 from the earlier magnitude 7.0. Alaska Earthquake Center officials say in a news release that the change comes after quake data was reviewed by multiple agencies and...
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President Donald Trump signs a Bible as he greets people at Providence Baptist Church in Smiths Station, Ala., Friday, March 8, 2019, as they travel to tour areas where tornados killed 23 people in Lee County, Ala. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 08, 2019 - 6:26 pm
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Alabama to survey tornado damage (all times local): 3:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is signing Bibles at an Alabama church and taking photos with survivors of a deadly tornado outbreak that killed nearly two dozen people. Trump is...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit crosses at Providence Baptist Church in Smiths Station, Ala., Friday, March 8, 2019, as they travel to tour areas where tornados killed 23 people in Lee County, Ala. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 08, 2019 - 3:44 pm
BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Head bowed, President Donald Trump paid respects Friday to the 23 people killed when a powerful tornado roared through a rural Alabama town, observing a moment of silence before white wooden crosses that stood in remembrance of each victim. Trump and his wife, Melania, held...
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Sen. Doug Jones carries a plastic rose he picked up among the debris during a tour of tornado damage in Beauregard, Ala., on Thursday March 7, 2019. A fatal tornado struck Beauregard on Sunday afternoon. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
March 07, 2019 - 6:51 pm
BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Volunteers helped clear debris-clogged roads and donated money to help pay for the funerals of 23 people killed by a devastating tornado in Alabama, where grieving survivors hunted amid twisted wreckage for keepsakes to help them remember the dead. Bobby Kidd sifted through...
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