The vast majority of the 1.6 million acres — nearly 2,600 square miles — that burned in Oregon, Idaho and Washington this year are federally owned, data show, with large swaths of that public land used as rangeland for livestock grazing.
The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 40 mph (65 kph) and little change in strength is expected.
So far the El Nino is the third strongest on record, behind 1997-98 and a weird one in 1987-88 that peaked early.
Raging floodwaters broke through a wall Thursday and swamped a city near Tokyo, washing away houses, forcing dozens of people to rooftops to await helicopter rescues.
With temperatures into the 100s inland and into the 90s in San Francisco expected, people were looking for ways to cool off.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Grace is disbanding as remnants of the onetime tropical depression degenerate into an open wave out in the Atlantic.
At one point on Friday night, 60 percent of I&M customers in the area were without power.
A severe storm is rolling through the area, bringing with it heavy winds and rains and hail in some locations.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Fred is expected to weaken from a cyclone to a post-tropical low later Thursday or Friday.
He painted a doomsday scenarioof entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as conflict breaks out across the globe.
Several counties in northeast Indiana are on the list submitted to FEMA.
Weather forecasters say Hurricane Fred is easternmost hurricane known to have formed in the Atlantic tropics, and the first to actually pass over the Cape Verde Islands as a hurricane
The Big Island of Hawaii is bracing for high winds, heavy rain and ocean swells of up to 20 feet as strengthening Hurricane Ignacio approaches the state.
Erika drenched the popular tourist areas of Punta Cana, Samana and Puerto Plata, as well as the capital of Santo Domingo.
Despite greater uncertainty in the storm’s path and intensity, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Friday for the entire state.
The forecast path has Erika skirting the state’s Gulf Coast and then moving up Florida’s spine north of Tampa.
The storm, which forecasters said could reach Florida as a hurricane on Monday, knocked out power and water supplies on Dominica as it dumped 15 inches of rain.
Typhoon Goni lashed the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa with heavy rains and winds on Monday, as the death toll rose to 19 in the northern Philippines.
Wind and rain lashed Dominica and nearby islands Monday along the eastern edge of the Caribbean as Danny weakened to a tropical depression and headed east.
A rundown of the storms that took the most lives as the 10th anniversary of hurricane Katrina approaches.