Vacant slabs, weed-choked lots and solitary stairs to nowhere permeate the landscape in the tiny town of Cameron. Residents travel 30 miles away for the nearest grocery store.
Crews made gains overnight on one of the worst wildfires in California history, mopping up hot spots and strengthening control lines after it and two other blazes in the northern part of the state have combined to kill several people and destroy nearly 1,600 homes.
The storm’s maximum sustained winds Monday morning increased to near 50 mph (80 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says additional strengthening is forecast during the next day or so followed by slight weakening on Wednesday.
The men and women from California and Nevada posed with their arms around each other before trying to climb and swim through the popular sandstone gorge. Days later, rescuers searching for their bodies found the camera, revealing the final image of the group before they died.
Thousands of residents of this small city in northern Chile were sleeping outside Thursday after a powerful earthquake destroyed their homes, forced more than 1 million to evacuate
A powerful storm that swamped roadways and jammed traffic on Tuesday dumped a record 2.39 inches of rain in downtown Los Angeles, making it the wettest day of the year in Southern California.
Contractors began to clear the site at the Towpath Trail head last week, but Tuesday they started building the berm.
A wall of water swept away two vehicles carrying women and children in a Utah-Arizona border town Monday, killing at least eight people and leaving five others missing.
An elementary school in a Phoenix suburb was closed Monday because of power-line damage from an overnight storm that trapped drivers on flooded roads south of the metro area.
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.