Stories tagged: disaster
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
Floodwater rises in N.C., threatening thousands who live downstream
Rivers are rising to record crests in North Carolina after more than 17 inches of rain fell during Hurricane Matthew. Water rose over a levee on the Lumber River in …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 9:28 p.m.
Proposed settlement reached in Oso landslide lawsuit
SEATTLE – The attorneys representing the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state of Washington over a deadly 2014 landslide have announced a proposed $50 million settlement on the eve …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 9:41 a.m.
Iceland’s Met Office: 2 earthquakes rock large volcano
Iceland’s Meteorological Office says two earthquakes early Monday rocked the caldera of Katla, one of the country’s largest volcanos.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 2:02 p.m.
State police: No serious injuries after Indiana tornadoes
At least two tornadoes struck central Indiana on Wednesday, downing trees and destroying a Starbucks.
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 10 p.m.
In flood-stricken Louisiana, housing crisis looms
With an estimated 40,000 homes damaged by deadly flooding, Louisiana could be looking at its biggest housing crunch since the miserable, bumbling aftermath of Hurricane Katrina a decade ago.
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 2:52 p.m.
California wildfire burns with ferocity never seen by fire crews
A wildfire with a ferocity never seen before by veteran California firefighters raced up and down canyon hillsides, instantly engulfing homes and forcing thousands of people to flee, some running …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
Oil removed from train that derailed in Columbia River town, Oregon official says
Crews have removed the last of the crude oil from a train that derailed Friday in the tiny Columbia River Gorge town of Mosier.
Sun., June 5, 2016
Teton Dam collapse 40 years ago was worst man-made disaster in Idaho history
Forty years ago today, the Teton Dam in Idaho collapsed, triggering a disaster the likes of which eastern Idaho had never seen before. Those who lived through it recall the …
Mon., May 9, 2016, 6:45 p.m.
Tornadoes hit Plains, killing two in Oklahoma
Tornadoes swept across portions of the Plains on Monday, killing two people in Oklahoma including an elderly man who was inside a home that was torn apart by one of …
Tue., May 3, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
6-month-old rescued from collapsed building in Kenya
A nearly 6-month-old girl was rescued Tuesday from the rubble of a building that collapsed last week, raising hopes for more survivors in the disaster that has left 23 people …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Gov. Otter declares disaster following landslide
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Thursday issued a disaster declaration for Idaho County following a landslide.
Thu., June 12, 2014
Spokane hosts Homeland Response Force disaster training
A plane has just crashed in Spokane, and more than 500 military emergency responders are ready to help. Around 9:30 a.m., they arrive on scene in buses and trucks. They …
Sun., June 23, 2013
Radio operators sharpen skills for the day
It’s easy to imagine the American Radio Relay League’s Field Day isn’t just practice. The small group fiddling with radios in Valleyford Park could be responding to a natural disaster …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2012, 9:50 a.m.
Idaho declares statewide fire disaster, mobilizes Guard
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has issued a statewide disaster declaration due to wildfires, allowing Idaho National Guard troops to be mobilized to help fight fires burning across the state.
Thu., April 5, 2012
April showers disguised as dusting of snow
As snow covered mainly grassy surfaces around Spokane and Coeur d’Alene on Wednesday, emergency managers in North Idaho were trying to figure out how to repair a series of road …
Sun., March 18, 2012
Tips for preparing emergency supply kit
The Spokane Regional Health District encourages residents to put together an emergency supply kit and have a family emergency plan in case of fire, flooding, severe storms or other emergencies. …
Thu., May 13, 2010, 10 a.m.
May 12: Leaving Spokane, Beginning a Journey
Marc’s on the road as of Wednesday, May 12, 2010, heading for his first camp site outside of Billings, Mont. He hopes to tent up by 10 p.m. Then, onward, …
Sun., March 14, 2010
What if disaster struck?
Two weeks ago, Hawaii came to a standstill when oceanographers warned that the Chilean earthquake could culminate in a killer tsunami. Residents and tourists cleared the beaches. Sirens blew. Families …
Fri., Sept. 21, 2007
Disaster communication rated
The Inland Northwest officials charged with communicating crucial news during a disaster earned good marks from a media expert who advises the nation’s largest cities. But the crew made the …
Sun., Feb. 2, 1997
Oil Spill Creating Toxic Mess Fish, Birds Poisoned; 4 Cleanup Volunteers Die
Even atop the black, craggy cliffs that loom 250 feet above the thrashing Japan Sea, through heavy wind and lashing snow, the stench of oil here is piercing. “I can …
Sun., Sept. 10, 1995
Caribbean Island Barbuda Ripped Apart By Hurricane Most Buildings Destroyed And Tourist Industry Battered
Rubble fills the streets of St. John’s, the Antigua capital. Photo by Associated Press
Sun., Aug. 20, 1995
156 Moroccans Die In Flash Flooding
Flash floods that turned rivers near Marrakesh into raging torrents have killed at least 156 people in the region’s worst catastrophe in 50 years, the Interior Ministry said. Dozens of …
Sat., June 3, 1995
Quake-Damaged Pipeline Oozing Oil Into Island’s Fishing Grounds Ecologist Worried About Pressure To Reopen Line
Serafima Varlamova stared at the empty bulldozer parked on the side of the sandy road cutting through the birch and pine forest of northern Sakhalin Island and cursed the missing …
Wed., May 31, 1995
Rescuers Slowly Unbury Victims Of Russia Quake
Smoke rises from the rubble after 17 apartment buildings collapsed. Photo by Associated Press
Fri., May 19, 1995
Tornadoes Blow Across Tennesee Three Die In An Amish Town; Missouri Flooding Kills Two
A tornado ripped through the small Amish community of Ethridge in southern Tennessee on Thursday, killing three and injuring at least 20. The tornado also damaged 32 homes and destroyed …
Tue., May 9, 1995
Missouri Storm Leaves Two Dead
Powerful thunderstorms killed two people Monday and damaged at least 25 homes in southwest Missouri, while a motel and several homes had to be evacuated during downpours in the Black …
Mon., May 8, 1995
Tornadoes Kill 4, Damage Buildings
Tornadoes ripped through southern Oklahoma late Sunday afternoon, killing three people, injuring four and causing heavy damage to businesses and homes, authorities said. In Texas, a tornado near Amarillo early …
Fri., April 28, 1995
Korean Gas Explosion Kills Dozens
A leaking gas line exploded during morning rush hour in the central city of Taegu on Friday, setting cars and buses on fire and killing at least 90 people. The …
Fri., April 28, 1995
Russian Gas Pipeline Explodes
A major gas pipeline blew up in a remote wooded region in the Russian far north on Thursday, belching a huge pillar of flames skyward in the latest breakdown in …
Fri., March 17, 1995
Farmers Hit Hard By California Flooding Damage From Week Of Heavy Rain Could Exceed $2 Billion
The Sacramento River flows through - and over - parts of Red Bluff. Photo by Associated Press