After a season of hellish wildfires throughout the West, there is new evidence that climate change and rampant growth are creating perfect breeding grounds for fire.
The governors of Alabama and Mississippi have declared states of emergency, while some parishes in Louisiana are under mandatory evacuation orders.
Strong, gusty winds could hamper firefighting efforts by fanning flames that have already destroyed tens of thousands of acres in the northern part of the state.
The Red Cross has provided more nights of shelter to Americans this year than at any point on record, a sign of the widening human toll of climate change.
Tens of thousands of residents must evacuate their homes, and more than 100 wineries in Napa Valley are at risk of burning.
A hospital in Napa County evacuated patients, and the utility giant PG&E shut off power in some regions as a precaution against dry and windy conditions.
“Might Americans finally be waking up to how climate is about to transform their lives?”
Technological advancements have helped people get information about when to leave and where to go. But some never got the alerts and had to search social media for vital information.
The first step toward a solid evacuation plan is pulling together all the gear you need, before you need it.
After wildfires left them trapped on the shores of a reservoir near Detroit, Ore., dozens of people and nine firefighters mounted a last stand, hoping for a miracle.
As wildfires continue to rip through parts of the West, Oregon is experiencing catastrophic destruction.
The fires have killed at least 17 people, leaving families and communities devastated up and down the West Coast.
In Oregon, where more than 1 million acres have burned, fires have destroyed entire towns and forced 40,000 residents to evacuate.
Firefighters continued to battle blazes along the West Coast that have now charred nearly five million acres. At least 15 people are dead, with dozens still missing.
A tumultuous summer of protests has become a complication in the wildfires raging around Portland.
As wildfires raged up and down the West Coast, officials said one of the most damaging fires in Oregon may have been deliberately set.
Wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington State have killed seven people, with growing fears more have died in towns destroyed throughout the West.
A record 2.5 million acres have burned in California, while entire communities in Oregon and Washington were largely wiped out.
The two pilots who led a weekend rescue, both military veterans, said it was the most challenging flying they have done in their careers.
The authorities warned of record-breaking winds and rainfall from Typhoon Haishen, which has already brought down power lines and disrupted travel in the region.
Hurricane Laura ravaged southwestern Louisiana, leaving weary residents to assess the toll and map a way forward. Some communities may be four weeks away from even getting power back.
In 2005, Hurricane Rita leveled some coastal communities in southwest Louisiana, forcing changes to building codes and attitudes. As Laura approached, the region was ready.
The hurricane is projected to make landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border early Thursday, with powerful winds and heavy rains likely as soon as Wednesday afternoon.
Hurricane Laura is expected to hit the coast of Texas and Louisiana near the anniversary of Harvey, one of the most disastrous storms the region has experienced.
The Gulf Coast was largely spared by Tropical Storm Marco, but officials warned that Laura is expected to be much more damaging.
After hours of back-and-forth between Russian doctors and officials, Aleksei A. Navalny was flown to Berlin, where he is being treated at a research hospital.
Thousands of people have fled their homes amid a grueling heat wave, the coronavirus pandemic and air thick with smoke.
The entire city of Healdsburg was told overnight to prepare to flee, while another blaze prompted evacuation orders on the edge of San Jose.
The nation’s most-populated state is facing multiple crises, including 23 major wildfires raging while the daily death toll from the coronavirus is above 100.
The National Weather Service issued an unusual warning on Saturday about the possibility of “a fire-induced tornado.”
Hurricane Hanna prompted officials and residents alike to rethink how and where to ride out a dangerous storm during a pandemic.
Record-breaking rains this week in the country’s southernmost main island, which have killed 62, have shown the vulnerability of people living in nursing homes.
Officials said that at least 15 people were feared dead as a result of the deluge and mudslides that struck the island of Kyushu overnight.
The Bush Fire, northeast of Phoenix, has burned 64,000 acres as firefighters struggle against high winds and dry summer heat.
This year Floridians will have to weigh what is more dangerous — a storm or the virus.
To evacuate or shelter in place? How can utility crews practice social distancing? Will there be enough masks? Florida is trying to figure it out.
The worst damage was reported in the Indian state of West Bengal, home to the metropolis Kolkata and many small, coastal villages.
The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood warning for areas near the Tittabawassee River. The disaster was compounded by the effects of the coronavirus.
Officials warned of life-threatening danger after the two dams northwest of Detroit failed.
The failure of the dams was expected to bring record-setting flooding, with response complicated by the coronavirus.
Hundreds of thousands have been evacuated as Cyclone Amphan approaches, one of the region’s most powerful storms in decades.
The storm was bringing torrential rains to the coast of Luzon, an island that is home to 60 million people. Officials warned that packed evacuation centers could become breeding grounds for coronavirus.
The powerful storm is on a path toward hitting Luzon, the country’s largest and most populous island, on Saturday.
Using naval ships and the national airline, the government plans to bring back Indian citizens around the world whose lives have been upended by the pandemic.
More than 1,000 residents were told to move away from fires that a state official called “extremely dangerous.”
In previous years, returned volunteers were not eligible for unemployment benefits, but they will now be covered by the coronavirus relief plan.
As the coronavirus spreads, American tourists say the State Department was slow to inform citizens of the challenges in returning home.