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People wade through a flooded street after Hurricane Barry in Mandeville, Louisiana, July 13, 2019.

Life-saving tips that could help in almost any natural disaster, from fires to hurricanes

Less than half of Americans say they are prepared for a disaster. Here's what to remember if one strikes.

Singapore will spend $400m upgrading drains, $10m on studying sea level rise to counter climate change

The $10 million National Sea Level research programme will help Singapore develop more robust projections of sea level rise in the future.
A map of the US on April 18, 2019, showing "brightness temperature" — a measure of atmospheric intensity.

The southern and eastern US has been smacked by days of deadly tornadoes and storms — and more are on the way

An area of low pressure is moving east from the Mississippi Valley, bringing severe storms, tornadoes and flash floods.

At least 2 people have died in massive floods swallowing eastern Nebraska. Photos show what the damage looks like on the ground.

Flooding originated from the rivers in the eastern part of the state caused evacuations as crews work to rescue residents from the waters.
"The Glory Hole."

The world’s largest drain called ‘The Glory Hole’ was only expected to be in action every 50 years, but extreme weather has ramped u...

The Morning Glory Spillway, colloquially known as 'The Glory Hole,' can swallow water at a rate of 48,800 cubic feet per second.

Natural disasters set records around the world in 2018. These were some of the worst.

Natural disasters killed thousands of people around the world in 2018, and some wildfires and hurricanes set records in the wake of their destruction.

The climate apocalypse is becoming a ‘medical emergency.’ Here are 8 ways it could affect your health.

Droughts, floods, infectious diseases, and other weather-related events are causing more health risks globally, a new report by The Lancet said.

These photos and videos show how chaotic Kuala Lumpur was after flash floods left cars submerged and people stranded

The floods trapped five drivers in a tunnel – they were left with no choice but to scramble to the roofs of their cars while awaiting rescue.

12 things everyone should have at home in case of a natural disaster

Hurricane Michael could be the worst storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in decades. Last year was a record-breaking year for natural disasters in the US, with more than $300 billion in damage. But according to Farmers Insurance, 60% of Americans still do not have an emergency plan for disasters.
People look at cars and homes engulfed in floodwaters on February 22, 2017 in San Jose, California.

California is due for a mega-flood that could force 1.5 million people to evacuate and cause $725 billion in damage — and it would hit Silicon V...

A new book from star seismologist Lucy Jones explores the likelihood of a nightmare storm striking California. She writes that the chances of flooding inundating 25% of California's land are high.