Parts of Texas and Louisiana braced Monday for flooding and damaging storm surge as Tropical Storm Beta slowly worked its way into a part of the country that’s already been drenched and battered during this year’s exceptionally busy hurricane season.
An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes on Monday, but officials said calmer winds could help crews corral the flames.
The coronavirus pandemic is not only affecting passenger travel, but also the transportation of goods and the continuity of the supply chain.
In a hurricane season that is currently on a record pace, Hurricane Sally is just a harbinger of things to come. Behind Sally is a series of storms lining up in the Caribbean and Atlantic oceans heading west toward the U.S. mainland.
The government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, assuming a safe and effective shot is developed.
Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165) winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, swamping homes and trapping people in high water.
Amid five days of heavy smoke from wildfires rated as unhealthy to hazardous, Washington state and federal safety inspectors are investigating the collapse Sunday of a pier on Seattle’s waterfront that injured several workers.
Should social workers respond to violations by a homeless person instead of police? Statistics reveal the homeless, who often suffer from mental illness, engage in troubling criminal behavior. As a compromise, some agencies have created a homeless outreach program with officers, medics, and mental health professionals. Learn the pros and cons of such a program.
At least 15 people have died so far from wildfires still burning in the western states of California, Oregon and Washington.