Stories tagged: disaster
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018
Today marks 15 years since the destruction of the Columbia shuttle and the loss of Spokane’s own astronaut, Michael Phillip Anderson. The Spokesman-Review sat down with his mother, Barbara, to …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
On a pine-studded base along the Oregon coast, military units from two seemingly unlikely partners were carrying out a joint response to a natural disaster.
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
President Donald Trump has declared that a major disaster exists in Idaho due to flooding from March 29 to June 15.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
The Trump administration declared Thursday that its relief efforts in Puerto Rico are succeeding, but people on the island said help was scarce and disorganized while food supplies dwindled in …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Relatives helped Maribel Valentin Espino find shelter when Hurricane Maria roared through her community in northern Puerto Rico. Neighbors formed volunteer brigades to cut fallen trees and clear twisty mountain …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Mexico authorities say the death toll from last week’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake has risen by four to 337.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Thousands of visitors abandoned their beach vacations as high surf from a weakening Tropical Storm Maria pushed through dunes and under homes Tuesday in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
Mexican officials are tallying up the economic losses of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that caused widespread damage in the capital, as the number of buildings that may need to be …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
President Donald Trump will visit hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico next week to survey damage, he told reporters Tuesday morning.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – It’s already been five days with no lights or air conditioning, and Puerto Rico is looking at many, many more. The power is still out …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
As many as 360 buildings and homes are in danger of collapse or with major damage in Mexico City nearly a week after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake completely collapsed 38 …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
House Speaker Paul Ryan promised Monday that Washington will make sure that the people of hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico will “have what they need.”
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 7:50 a.m.
Hurricane Irma’s monstrous 185 mph winds seemed to be the biggest menace as the storm inexorably made its way toward Florida earlier this month.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 2:31 p.m.
One of the most powerful earthquakes ever to strike Mexico has hit off its southern Pacific coast, killing at least 32 people, toppling houses, government offices and businesses while sending …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Sierra Leone’s government has hired 600 grave diggers for the burials of hundreds of mudslide victims, officials said Thursday, as some residents were told to evacuate one mountainside amid fears …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
With debris from last weekend’s flash flood still piled up on sidewalks and their city under a state of emergency, New Orleans residents looked ahead warily on Friday to the …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
President Donald Trump signed a disaster declaration for damage done by January storms, making federal assistance available in four Oregon counties.
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Then and Now: While Spokane burned, the city’s water superintendent was in Coeur d’Alene doing boat repairs
Spokane’s water superintendent, Rolla A. Jones, was in Coeur d’Alene doing repairs on a steamboat he owned when Spokane’s great fire of 1889 broke out.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
More than two years of civil war have led to continually compounding disasters in Yemen. Fighting rages on in a deadly stalemate. The economy has been bombed into ruins. Hunger …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Eight northern and north-central Idaho counties have been approved for federal disaster declarations, allowing federal funds to help with flood recovery efforts.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
City officials in central Idaho are warning residents to prepare for more flooding as muddy water continues to overwhelm neighborhoods in Ketchum and Bellevue.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency announced Tuesday that physical loss loans are available in numerous counties throughout the Northwest, including Latah and Whitman counties.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry emerged from the water on Thursday, nearly three years after it capsized and sank into violent seas off the country’s southwestern coast, an emotional moment …
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 2:48 p.m.
Spokane County officials are asking businesses, renters and homeowners to report any property damage caused by late-winter flooding. They’re trying to determine whether the county meets cost thresholds to apply …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Authorities say one person is dead and four people have been injured after falling down an ice chute in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles.
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
With steamy nights, sticky days and torrential downpours, last year went down as one of the warmest and wildest weather years on record in the United States.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 6:08 p.m.
A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing at least 27 people and causing dozens of buildings to collapse.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 7:02 p.m.
New Zealand on Tuesday began a rescue operation involving hundreds of tourists and residents who remain stranded in the coastal town of Kaikoura after a powerful earthquake cut off train …
Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 5:14 p.m.
Nearly a month since floodwaters consumed this Mayberry-like hamlet in rural South Carolina, few have returned. The fear is that many never will.
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 6:29 p.m.
Hurricane Matthew is leaving a particularly deep scar across a part of inland North Carolina that was already the most economically vulnerable part of the state.