Natural disasters

July 17, 2017 - 5:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not a tweet storm but a real storm. The newest potentially dangerous swirl of hot air is an Atlantic Ocean tropical storm named Don. It's a total coincidence that the storm bears a common nickname for the president of the United States. Tropical storms and hurricanes are...
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July 17, 2017 - 12:03 pm
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro has asked for international help to fight wildfires that are also raging along the Adriatic sea coastline in neighboring Croatia, authorities said Monday. At least 100 tourists have been forced to evacuate from a coastal area in Montenegro that has been the...
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July 17, 2017 - 11:05 am
LAND O'LAKES, Fla. (AP) — Cleanup efforts at the site of a sinkhole that swallowed two Florida homes and jeopardized a third house will begin in earnest on Wednesday, as county officials, geologists and insurance adjusters begin the process of figuring out what to do with the properties, local...
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July 17, 2017 - 8:57 am
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — At least 100 tourists have been forced to evacuate from a coastal area in Montenegro that is being threatened by wildfires that are also raging along the Adriatic sea coastline in neighboring Croatia, authorities said Monday. Fueled by strong winds and dry weather, the...
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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 17, 2017 - 6:02 am
TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. (AP) — Adults, teens and children as young as 2 were enjoying a summer afternoon by cooling off in an Arizona creek when the gentle waters turned deadly. The group from the Phoenix and Flagstaff areas had met Saturday for a day trip along a popular swimming hole near...
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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 17, 2017 - 3:12 am
TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. (AP) — Adults, teens and children as young as 2 were enjoying a summer afternoon by cooling off in an Arizona creek when the gentle waters turned deadly. The group from the Phoenix and Flagstaff areas had met Saturday for a day trip along a popular swimming hole near...
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July 17, 2017 - 2:51 am
TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on deadly flash flooding in a national forest in Arizona (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Authorities say they have found nine bodies and are only looking for one more person among a group who got swept up in a furious flash flood in the Tonto National...
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July 17, 2017 - 1:27 am
Nine people were killed when floodwaters from a sudden rainstorm thundered through a tranquil swimming area in Tonto National Forest. Crews continue to search Sunday afternoon for a person still unaccounted for, a day after the flash flood hit the Cold Springs canyon, located about 100 miles (160...
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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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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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