WEATHER AND NATURAL DISASTERS

  • March 10, 2016   BY  

    Heavy rains continued in the Southeast on Thursday, triggering more flash floods, after two people died in severe storms in Texas and Louisiana. Continue reading

  • January 26, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, Washington lurched slowly back to life, as crews worked to remove snow for a third day and subway service returned to near-normal operations. But many side streets remained unplowed, posing a challenge to reopening schools. Also, a congressional task force called for keeping more nonviolent criminals out of federal prison, which would save $5 billion in the process. Continue reading

  • January 25, 2016  

    The East Coast is still trying to recover from a major blizzard that dumped more than 2 feet of snow on Washington over the weekend. At least 37 people died in a storm that disrupted schools, businesses and the government. Judy Woodruff talks to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Christopher Geldart, emergency manager for the District of Columbia, about response and cleanup efforts in their cities. Continue reading

  • January 25, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, decades-low temperatures have swept across parts of Asia, causing more than 65 deaths and producing the first snow seen by the Chinese city of Guangzhou since 1967. Also, suicide bombers left more than 50 dead in Syria and Cameroon. Continue reading

  • January 22, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, millions across the eastern U.S. prepared for one of the worst snowstorms in the history of the Mid-Atlantic, which threatens to inflict more than $1 billion worth of damage nationwide. Also, bad weather off the Greek Islands caused the drowning of at least 46 people, who were trying to cross from Turkey in two wooden boats. Continue reading

  • January 21, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, a blizzard is forecasted to hit the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, with up to 2 feet of snow in the Washington, D.C., area. Before the big storm hit, the nation’s capital was crippled overnight by a dusting of snow that turned to ice. Also, Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged that Iran may use money from sanctions relief to support terror. Continue reading

  • December 31, 2015  

    In our news wrap Thursday, towns in whole sections of Missouri and Illinois are under water, with at least 20 dead and untold millions of dollars in damage. Also, New Year’s celebrations drew tight security in New York and other cities, amid fears of terror attacks. Continue reading

  • December 31, 2015  

    In Missouri, site of devastating flooding along the Mississippi River and its tributaries, communities are starting to get some relief from the rising waters, but the disaster is far from over. Gwen Ifill gets an update from Cindy Erickson of the American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri and Scott Barthelmass of the Eureka Fire Protection District. Continue reading

  • December 30, 2015   BY  

    Widespread flooding in the South and Midwest has killed at least 20 people, while the winter storm continues to swell waterways along the Mississippi River to heights nearing the records of the disastrous flood of 1993. Continue reading

  • December 29, 2015  

    The tropical island of Puerto Rico has been scrambling for a precious resource: clean, fresh water. Puerto Ricans have faced the worst drought in more than 20 years and the most stringent water rationing ever imposed. Special correspondent Chris Bury reports. Continue reading

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