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In other news, flooding in Southern India left millions homeless and hungry, and heating bills are expected to be lower this winter, according to the Energy Information Administration.
Residents of Fargo, N.D., are coping with ongoing fears of heavy flooding from the swollen Red River and warnings about inclement weather in the days ahead. Tom Bearden reports from the scene.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Thousands of residents in and around the Gulf Coast were left stranded after Hurricane Ike destroyed homes and businesses Saturday and Sunday, while the Associated Press reported the hurricane killed 30 people across eight states.
More than 300 people have died in Haiti from back-to-back hurricanes this year, and the northern town of Gonaives remains flooded. NPR reporter Jason Beaubien describes the scene in Haiti and the damages incurred by the storms.
As the three year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina draws near, President Bush visited New Orleans Wednesday, saying in a speech that he sees "signs of progress" in the still-recovering city. Times-Picayune editor Jim Amoss reflects on the upcoming anniversary.
By PBS NewsHour
Flood fears eased in Iowa City Monday, as a string of towns in the state's south and east along the Mississippi River prepared for new problems caused by a recent bout of torrential rains and bad weather.
Record rainfall and rising water inundated the town of Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Friday, forcing large-scale evacuations, including a hospital with more than 170 ill patients.
Chinese officials pushed Tuesday to evacuate another 80,000 people in the potential flood zone of a dangerous dam created by landslides and debris from the May 12 earthquake and aftershocks.
A powerful aftershock killed eight people and destroyed 70,000 homes in China's Sichuan province Sunday, amid continued disaster relief efforts from the initial deadly May 12 quake.
Rescue workers conducted emergency evacuations and rivers continued to swell Thursday after heavy rains soaked parts of the Midwest, leading to 13 weather-related deaths in the region.
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