Severe Weather

  • October 10, 2016  

    To get a sense of the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew, Hari Sreenivasan traveled to St. Augustine, Florida. The city, billed as the oldest in the country, was devastated by last week’s storm. We tour one of its hardest-hit areas, where sewage litters the streets and residents were just allowed back on Saturday. As for the city as a whole, only half its residents were able to evacuate. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2016  

    Three days after Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, the death toll is above 800 and expected to rise sharply as rescue teams reach the hard-hit southwestern peninsula. So far, the eye of the storm has skirted Florida’s coast, but Gov. Rick Scott warned the state is not yet in the clear. Meanwhile, President Obama met with the head of FEMA and also urged caution. Hari Sreenivasan reports from Florida. Continue reading

  • October 5, 2016  

    Hurricane Matthew is the worst natural disaster to hit Haiti since the earthquake in 2010, prompting Haitian officials to postpone the presidential election set for next week. After causing damage in Cuba, the storm is next headed for the Bahamas and expected to hit Florida by Thursday, where Gov. Rick Scott says the state may see its largest evacuation yet. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • September 2, 2016  

    The tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, in May 2011 was one of the most destructive in U.S. history. Five years later, the city seems to be thriving — possibly even better off than it was before. One key to its success? Getting residents to stay, says Jane Cage, chair of the Citizens Advisory Recovery Team. But the emotional trauma from that day still lingers. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, Louisiana flooding called “unprecedented” grew worse, with 8 known dead and some 40,000 homes impacted. In California, crews have gained ground on the massive wildfire north of San Francisco; officials say the blaze is around 20 percent contained. Authorities have arrested the man they believe ignited the fire, who is also suspected of starting others in the area. Continue reading

  • August 15, 2016  

    Downpours drenching Louisiana since Friday have flooded parts of the state, leaving at least six dead. In and around Baton Rouge, the Amite River rose to over 40 feet; Lafayette and its suburbs were also inundated with rising water. More than 20,000 people were forced to evacuate, and 10,000 are being housed in temporary shelters. Meanwhile, rescuers sought to free people trapped in flooded cars. Continue reading

  • June 24, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers unveiled a new gun control bill identical to the Senate bill put forward by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on Tuesday; both bills would prevent people on the no-fly list from purchasing firearms. Also, at least 18 people have died in West Virginia amid the state’s worst flooding in a century. Continue reading

  • June 23, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson — who drove the van in which Freddie Gray suffered a broken neck in 2015 — was found not guilty for his role in Gray’s death, prompting dozens of protesters to voice their frustrations outside the courthouse. Also, a powerful tornado has killed at least 78 and injured some 500 more around the Chinese city of Yancheng. Continue reading

  • February 25, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Gov. Brian Sandoval (R-Nev.) officially withdrew his name from consideration for the late Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court. Also, battered communities across southeastern Virginia began cleanup in the aftermath of Wednesday evening’s tornadoes, which killed four and injured dozens more. Continue reading

  • February 5, 2014  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, a U.N. report charges Syrian government forces have tortured children, while rebels have sometimes killed or recruited youths into their ranks. Meanwhile, in the Northeast and Midwest, a second winter storm in three days has knocked out power, grounded flights and disrupted traffic. Continue reading

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