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Mayor of deadly French flood village jailed for 4 years

La Faute - A French court Friday sentenced the former mayor of a small seaside village to four years in prison for concealing flood risks that led to the death of 29 people in a brutal storm.

Strongest storm in years batters California

San Francisco - About 150,000 people were left struggling for power as the strongest storm to lash the US West Coast in several years blew in snow, heavy rain and ferocious winds.

Philippine storm kills 27, spares Manila

Ando - A giant storm left the Philippines Tuesday after killing at least 27 people and devastating remote coastal towns, but the government won praise for unprecedented preparations that were credited for saving lives.

Storm churns towards Philippine capital after killing 23

Manila - Millions of people in the Philippine capital hunkered down on Monday as a major storm churned towards the megacity, after claiming at least 23 lives while ripping apart homes in remote island communities.

Typhoon tears down homes in disaster-weary Philippines

Tacloban - Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and dumped fierce rains across the eastern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least two people while creating more misery for millions after a barrage of deadly disasters.

Typhoon Hagupit smashes into Philippines

Tacloban - Terrifying winds and intense rains pounded the eastern Philippines Saturday as millions sheltered from a giant storm that threatened more devastation for a nation battling to recover from a catastrophic super typhoon.

Millions evacuate as typhoon bears down on Philippines

Tacloban - Millions of people in the Philippines began seeking shelter in churches, schools and other makeshift evacuation centres on Friday as a monster typhoon bore down on the disaster-weary nation.

Strong typhoon to make landfall in central Philippines Saturday

A little over a year after central Philippines was ravaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan, another strong typhoon with international code name "Hagupit" (Ruby in the Philippines), is expected to make landfall in central Philippines on Saturday.

Flooding fears mount in snowed-in area of New York state

Washington - Record-breaking snowfall that buried towns near Buffalo, New York, and killed at least 14 people posed a major flooding threat with temperatures forecast to rise.

Tropical Storm Hanna forms off Nicaragua, Honduras coasts

Managua - Nicaragua and Honduras were bracing for severe weather Monday after Tropical Storm Hanna formed off the Caribbean coast.

Expats defend paradise in hurricane-hit Mexico

Cabo San Lucas - Armed with nothing more than an air horn and walkie-talkie, US retiree Antonio Lucero helps fellow expats protect their piece of paradise from thieves after Hurricane Odile crushed Mexico's Los Cabos beach resorts.

Los Cabos struggles after devastating storm Odile

Cabo San Lucas - There is still no water, no electricity and almost nothing to eat in Los Cabos, a small corner of paradise in northwestern Mexico leveled by Hurricane Odile.

Tropical storm Fung-Wong lashes Taiwan, killing one

Taipei - Tropical storm Fung-Wong on Sunday pounded Taiwan with torrential downpours and powerful winds, killing one person and forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights and ferry services.

Storm leaves most parts of Metro Manila submerged in floodwater

Tropical Storm Mario made landfall in Northern Luzon in the Philippines late Friday after dropping heavy rains in Metro Manila, causing widespred flooding that prompted government to suspend classes in grade schools up to college level.

One dead as tropical storm flooding paralyses Philippine capital

Manila - Tens of thousands of people fled roof-high floods and one girl drowned in the Philippine capital on Friday as another vicious storm swept across the disaster-plagued country.

Residents grab guns to deter looters in Mexico resort

Cabo San Lucas - Residents of Mexico's Los Cabos resort armed themselves with guns and machetes in hurricane-battered neighborhoods to defend their homes from looters, as troops were deployed.

Residents grab guns to deter looters in Mexico resort

Cabo San Lucas - Residents of Mexico's Los Cabos resort armed themselves with guns and machetes in hurricane-battered neighborhoods Thursday to defend their homes from looters, as troops were deployed.

Mexico readies airlift of tourists stranded by hurricane

Cabo San Lucas - Mexican military and commercial airplanes began to airlift tourists stranded in the Los Cabos resorts after Hurricane Odile left luxury hotels and communities in tatters.

Mexico readies airlift of tourists stranded by hurricane

Cabo San Lucas - Mexico on Tuesday prepared a major operation to airlift tourists stranded by Hurricane Odile after it slammed into the Baja California peninsula causing widespread damage.

Hurricane strands tourists, sparks looting in Mexico

Cabo San Lucas - Hurricane Odile destroyed homes and shut down airports in Mexico's Baja California peninsula, sparking looting, marooning thousands of foreign tourists and injuring 135 people.

Hurricane strands tourists, sparks looting in Mexico

Cabo San Lucas - Hurricane Odile destroyed wooden homes, flooded hotels and shut down airports in Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Monday, sparking looting, marooning thousands of tourists and injuring some 135 people.

Powerful Typhoon Kalmaegi hits northern Philippines

Manila - Typhoon Kalmaegi slammed into the northern Philippines on Sunday, causing flash floods and widespread heavy rains as communities braced for landslides and possible storm surges.

Tropical storm Norbert weaker, but still lashing Mexico coast

La Paz - Tropical storm Norbert weakened quickly over cool waters in the Pacific Ocean, forecasters said Sunday, after the storm left some 2,500 people homeless in Mexico.

Hurricane Cristobal kills four, churns towards Bermuda

Miami - Strengthening Hurricane Cristobal killed at least four people in the Caribbean and then trained its deadly sights Tuesday on the holiday paradise of Bermuda, officials and meteorologists said.

Hurricane Marie becomes powerful category 5 storm off Mexico

Coalcom - Hurricane Marie was pounding heavy waves into Mexico's Pacific coast Monday, where three fishermen went missing after their boat capsized.

Fan-made film of Black Panther superhero goes viral Special

A viral fan film starring the Black Panther has excited fans and garnered a lot of attention over the past three weeks. Will the passion project help bring the first black superhero to the big screen?

China typhoon death toll rises to 17 as more rain expected

Beijing - The death toll from the strongest storm to hit China in decades has reached 17, state media said Sunday, as forecasters issued warnings of more extreme weather.

Philippine typhoon death toll nears 100, new storm brings rains

Manila - The death toll from Typhoon Rammasun in the Philippines rose to 94 -- with six missing -- as another storm brought rains to the ravaged areas, authorities said Sunday.

Typhoon Rammasun kills eight in China

Beijing - The strongest storm to hit southern China in more than 40 years has killed at least eight people there, state media said Saturday, after causing devastation in the Philippines.

Philippines typhoon toll soars as new storm threatens

Manila - The disaster-weary Philippines braced for a second severe storm in five days on Saturday as the death toll from Typhoon Rammasun surged to 77, officials said.
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A photo depicting heavy rainfall caused by Hurricane Isaac in Mississippi
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