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  • Enhanced Fujita Scale

    Enhanced Fujita Scale

    Tuesday, April 26 2016 10:34 AM EDT2016-04-26 14:34:27 GMT
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    Damage is one of the ways scientists determine the strength of a tornado.

    Damage is one of the ways scientists determine the strength of a tornado.

  • April 27th: Five Years Later

    April 27th: Five Years Later

    On April 27, 2011, many cities in Alabama were devastated by a series of tornadoes. According to the SPC and EMA, 238 people were killed that day in Alabama.

    On April 27, 2011, many cities in Alabama were devastated by a series of tornadoes. According to the SPC and EMA, 238 people were killed that day in Alabama.

  • National, world weather

    Weather and disaster coverage

    Weather and disaster coverage

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    Tornadoes, blizzards, wildfires, flooding, severe weather and other natural disasters throughout the country and worldwide.

    Tornadoes, blizzards, wildfires, flooding, severe weather and other natural disasters throughout the country and worldwide.

  • Weather and disaster slideshows

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    Check out these slideshows and more from weather events around the world.

    Check out these slideshows from weather events and natural disasters around the world.

  • Floods: Weather coverage

    Floods

    (Source: FEMA)(Source: FEMA)

    Flooding does more than just make things wet - it's potentially deadly and causes widespread destruction that can take years to recover from.

  • Wildfires: Weather coverage

    Deadly fires in California

    More than 20 wildfires across hundreds of square miles have claimed lives and property in northern California. 

    More than 20 wildfires across hundreds of square miles have claimed lives and property in northern California. 

  • East Coast braces for Hurricane FlorenceHurricane FlorenceMore>>

  • A year after Maria, Puerto Rican kidney patients fear death

    A year after Maria, Puerto Rican kidney patients fear death

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:17 AM EDT2018-09-19 04:17:32 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-09-19 12:31:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, 42-year-old dialysis patient Sandra Medina waits inside a plane at the airport in Vieques, Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Maria hit, authorities began flying kidney patients in Vieques to the Puerto ...(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, 42-year-old dialysis patient Sandra Medina waits inside a plane at the airport in Vieques, Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Maria hit, authorities began flying kidney patients in Vieques to the Puerto ...
    Puerto Rico dialysis patients fear death 1 year after Maria shuttered treatment center in Vieques.
    Puerto Rico dialysis patients fear death 1 year after Maria shuttered treatment center in Vieques.
  • The Latest: 2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina

    The Latest: 2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 11:08 PM EDT2018-09-19 03:08:24 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 8:30 AM EDT2018-09-19 12:30:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Members of the Civil Air Patrol load cars with MREs, (Meals Ready To Eat) water and tarps at distribution area in Wilmington, N.C. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Members of the Civil Air Patrol load cars with MREs, (Meals Ready To Eat) water and tarps at distribution area in Wilmington, N.C. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.
    Authorities confirm two detainees drowned when a van was swept away in rising flood waters in South Carolina.
    Authorities confirm two detainees drowned when a van was swept away in rising flood waters in South Carolina.
  • 'Up in the air': If displaced by storm, where to call home?

    'Up in the air': If displaced by storm, where to call home?

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 1:39 AM EDT2018-09-19 05:39:36 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 8:29 AM EDT2018-09-19 12:29:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Russ Bynum). In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, photo, Lutrice Garcia stands outside a Red Cross shelter where she's staying, at a school in Bennettsville, S.C. Garcia said her nearby home was damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Florence, a...(AP Photo/Russ Bynum). In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, photo, Lutrice Garcia stands outside a Red Cross shelter where she's staying, at a school in Bennettsville, S.C. Garcia said her nearby home was damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Florence, a...

    Officials overseeing evacuations and emergency rescues following Florence's catastrophic crawl across the Carolinas will soon face a long, hard recovery.

    Officials overseeing evacuations and emergency rescues following Florence's catastrophic crawl across the Carolinas will soon face a long, hard recovery.

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