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EXPLAINER: What hazards are posed by Hawaii's Mauna Loa?

Nov. 29, 2022 14:10 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava is shooting 100 feet to 200 feet (30 to 60 meters) into the air as Hawaii's Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, erupts for the first time in nearly 40 years. For now, lava is not threatening any homes or communities and no evacuation orders have been...

Oregon hemp plant fire injures 5, town temporarily evacuated

Nov. 21, 2022 22:32 PM EST

GRASS VALLEY, Ore. (AP) — A small town in central Oregon was evacuated and five people were hurt due to a hemp manufacturing plant fire Sunday. The Sherman County Sheriff’s Office said five employees were burned in the blaze, including one who suffered significant burns, The...

Indonesian quake kills at least 162 and injures hundreds

Nov. 21, 2022 13:22 PM EST

CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful earthquake killed at least 162 people and injured hundreds on Indonesia’s main island on Monday. Terrified residents fled into the street, some covered in blood and debris. Many of the dead were public-school students who had finished their...

Heavy rains in the Balkans cause flooding, killing 6 people

Nov. 21, 2022 12:01 PM EST

SHKODER, Albania (AP) — Torrential rains in the Balkans over the past two days led to floods that killed at least six people, prompted widespread evacuations and caused significant damage, authorities said Monday. One of the most impacted areas was in northwestern Albania, where...

Fire near Neah Bay prompts evacuations, school closures

Nov. 17, 2022 21:13 PM EST

NEAH BAY, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire at the far northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula prompted more than 100 people to evacuate neighborhoods in Neah Bay on Thursday, and nearby schools have closed. The fire is burning on the remote Makah Indian reservation near Hobuck Lake, Makah...

Indonesian ferry carrying 271 people catches fire near Bali

Nov. 16, 2022 07:21 AM EST

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — A passenger ferry carrying 271 people caught fire Wednesday off Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, but there were no immediate reports of casualties and evacuation efforts were ongoing, rescue officials said. The Mutiara Timur I was carrying 236...

Waters again threaten Australia town flooded 2 weeks ago

Nov. 14, 2022 23:31 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Around 1,000 people in the Australian town of Forbes were told to evacuate their homes on Tuesday ahead of flooding while much of central New South Wales state was on high alert. The State Emergency Service said the Lachlan River was rising faster than anticipated and...

Rains from Nicole douse eastern US from Georgia to Canada

Nov. 11, 2022 20:53 PM EST

WILBUR-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) — Heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Nicole covered the eastern United States from Georgia to the Canadian border Friday while hundreds of people on a hard-hit stretch of Florida’s coast wondered when, or if, they could return to their homes. ...

Tropical Storm Nicole weakens to depression, reaches Georgia

Nov. 10, 2022 22:32 PM EST

WILBUR-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Nicole weakened to a tropical depression Thursday night as it crossed the Florida Panhandle on its way north into Georgia. The storm had sent Florida homes toppling into the Atlantic Ocean earlier Thursday and threatened a row of...

Hurricane Nicole forms; Florida awaits rare November storm

Nov. 09, 2022 22:12 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida-bound storm strengthened into Hurricane Nicole on Wednesday evening as it pounded the Bahamas, and U.S. officials ordered evacuations that included former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club. It’s a rare November hurricane for storm-weary Florida,...