Natural disasters

Members of the Tonto Rim Search and Rescue team exit a section of forest after searching along the banks of the East Verde River for victims of a flash flood, Sunday, July 16, 2017, in Payson, Ariz. Search and rescue crews, including 40 people on foot and others in a helicopter, have recovered bodies of children and adults, some as far as two miles down the river after Saturday's flash flooding poured over a popular swimming area inside the Tonto National Forest in central Arizona. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
July 16, 2017 - 11:10 pm
TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. (AP) — Nine people died and a 13-year-old boy was missing Sunday after their group of family and friends was swept away while cooling off in a creek that suddenly turned treacherous when a rainstorm upstream unleashed floodwaters in Arizona's Tonto National Forest. Gila...
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A Department of Public Safety helicopter hovers over as a mortuary vehicle awaits for victims on the parking lot of Water Well Campground in the Tonto National Forest, Ariz, Sunday morning, July 16, 2017, following Saturday's deadly flash-flooding at Cold Springs canyon. The flooding came after a severe thunderstorm pounded down on a nearby remote area that had been burned by a recent wildfire, Water Wheel Fire and Medical District Fire Chief Ron Sattelmaier said. (Alexis Bechman/Payson Roundup via AP)
July 16, 2017 - 10:17 pm
TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. (AP) — Nine people died and a 13-year-old boy was missing Sunday after their group of family and friends was swept away while cooling off in a creek that suddenly turned treacherous when a rainstorm upstream unleashed floodwaters in Arizona's Tonto National Forest. Gila...
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July 16, 2017 - 3:21 pm
PAYSON, Ariz. (AP) — A rural fire chief says at least four people were found dead and about a dozen more are missing after flash flooding poured over a popular swimming area inside the Tonto National Forest in central Arizona. Water Wheel Fire and Medical District Fire Chief Ron Sattelmaier said...
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July 16, 2017 - 12:42 pm
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Firefighters in Croatia and Montenegro have been struggling to contain wild fires that have erupted along the Adriatic coast in the two countries at the height of the tourism season. In Croatia, the blazes have spread over several locations along the coast and on the islands...
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Debris is strewn about from a partially collapsed home in Land O' Lakes, Fla. on Friday, July 14, 2017.A sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow has swallowed a home in Florida and severely damaged another. (Alessandra da Pra/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 11:14 am
LAND O' LAKES, Fla. (AP) — Officials say that a sinkhole that swallowed a boat and destroyed two homes in Florida has stopped growing and has not had any recent significant movement. Kevin Guthrie is Pasco County's assistant administrator for public safety. He says on Saturday that the sinkhole is...
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Debris is strewn about from a partially collapsed home in Land O' Lakes, Fla. on Friday, July 14, 2017.A sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow has swallowed a home in Florida and severely damaged another. (Alessandra da Pra/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
July 14, 2017 - 4:54 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in Florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from about a dozen homes Friday. Dramatic video showed the home in Land O' Lakes, north of Tampa in Pasco...
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Debris is strewn about from a partially collapsed home in Land O' Lakes, Fla. on Friday, July 14, 2017.A sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow has swallowed a home in Florida and severely damaged another. (Alessandra da Pra/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
July 14, 2017 - 2:05 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in Florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from 10 other homes on Friday. Dramatic video showed the home, north of Tampa in Pasco County, collapsing...
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July 14, 2017 - 8:34 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Fernanda has grown into a Category 2 storm off Mexico's west coast but does not pose any immediate threat to land as it heads farther out into the Pacific. The U.S National Hurricane Center forecasts that Fernanda will continue to strengthen and is likely to become a...
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Woodland fires burn near a tourist resort where, according to firefighter reports, some several hundred tourists have been evacuated by land and sea, in the Sicilian town of San Vito lo Capo, southern Italy, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Wildfires have been raging for days and Italian firefighters said Wednesday they were responding to 887 fires throughout Italy, 628 of which regarded vegetation and woodlands. (Italian Firefighters Vigili del Fuoco via AP)
July 13, 2017 - 12:22 pm
MILAN (AP) — Wildfires that have consumed vast swaths of southern Italy and forced the emergency evacuation of hundreds of tourists claimed the lives of two retirees Thursday as they tried to defend their property. Authorities say most of the fires appear to be caused by arson. Italy's environment...
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This photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows Rancho Alegre Outdoor School, a camp which suffered extensive damage from the Whittier fire near Santa Barbara, Calif., Monday, July 7, 2017. In Southern California, thousands of people remained out of their homes as a pair of fires raged at different ends of Santa Barbara County. The fires broke out amid a blistering weekend heat wave that toppled temperature records. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
July 13, 2017 - 1:34 am
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly all evacuation orders have been called off for three major fires across California as dozens of wildfires throughout the West were coming under control. A fire near the Northern California town of Oroville, which drove 4,000 people from their homes was 70 percent...
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