As the largest flooding event in modern U.S. history affects millions across Texas, members of Congress face a political crisis over how to handle the nation’s largest insurance plan for floods.
By Lisa Desjardins
Hurricane Harvey shows that inland communities also are at risk as flood zones increase.
By Nina Lam, The Conversation
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy on Wednesday, destroying parts of popular vacation spots in the mountainous zone.
By Larisa Epatko
A massive earthquake struck northeastern Afghanistan, and the death toll continued to climb past 100 on Monday, as residents tried to clear away debris and nurse the injured.
By Larisa Epatko
A powerful magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck central Chile, just north of the capital city of Santiago, Wednesday, prompting tsunami warnings for the entire country.
By PBS NewsHour
A decade after Hurricane Katrina thrashed a city, how has New Orleans reclaimed its rhythm? PBS NewsHour traveled to Louisiana for a series of in-depth reports on the city, its infrastructure and its people. "Katrina 10 Years Later" kicks off…
By Nsikan Akpan
On Saturday, a portion of the thrust fault underneath central Nepal ruptured, causing an earthquake that killed at least 5,200 people, injured more than 10,000 and destroyed centuries-old temples, towers and buildings.
PBS NewsHour producer Brian Epstein traveled to the city of Tacloban in the Philippines seven months after Typhoon Haiyan struck to survey recovery efforts.
By Associated Press
Obama telephoned Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe to get an update on the situation and to see if other federal resources were needed. The president also praised the heroic efforts of first responders and neighbors.
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