The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and dozens of aircraft.
By Maea Lenei Buhre, Zoe Rohrich
As river levels begin to top off and slowly recede in some places, here are some ways you can help these families and communities.
By Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press
Collectively, the fires destroyed or damaged more than 20,000 structures, with the vast majority in and around Paradise. On Tuesday, state and federal authorities estimated it will cost at least $3 billion just to clear debris.
By Nsikan Akpan
Extreme weather in one region often begets weather disasters on a global scale, which is one theme that runs through this year's "Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective" report.
By Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press
Multiple people had to be rescued in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties as water overcame roadways and at times submerged cars. More than 300 people living in a San Diego shelter had to be evacuated to a…
By Don Thompson, Associated Press
Evacuation orders were being lifted for all neighborhoods in the eastern side of the town of Paradise, where the fire that started Nov. 8 destroyed about 14,000 homes and killed at least 85 people, the Butte County Sheriff's Office said…
By Rachel D'Oro, Dan Joling, Associated Press
Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 rocked buildings and buckled roads Friday morning in Anchorage, prompting people to run from their offices or take cover under desks and triggering a warning to residents in Kodiak to flee to higher ground…
By Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press
A spokesman with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says several vehicles were trapped on a road on the outskirts of Chico.
By Zoe Rohrich
With the fires still burning, recovery efforts are still in their early stages, but donations are coming in. Here's a look at some ways to help.
By Colleen Barry, Associated Press
Venice frequently floods when high winds push in water from the lagoon, but Monday's levels were exceptional. The peak level was the highest reached since December 2008, according to Venice statistics.
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