Tornado in Jefferson City, Mo., may have caused ‘catastrophic damage’: reports

Jefferson City, the capital city of Missouri, has taken a direct hit from a tornado and suffered possibly “catastrophic” damage, according to reports. There were no immediate reports about fatalities. Initial reports in local media claimed dozens were hospitalized with injuries, but state Public … Read More

Earthquakes, lava fissures could last for months on Hawaii – USGS

PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – More homes on Hawaii’s Big Island were destroyed on Saturday as eruptions linked to the Kilauea volcano increased, spewing lava into residential areas and forcing nearly 2,000 people to evacuate, officials said. Scientists forecast more eruptions … Read More

U.S. braces for potentially large numbers of evacuees from Puerto Rico

It has been a trying week for Satellite Beach resident Erika Rodriguez as she’s continued to reach out to Puerto Rico, hoping to hear from family members struggling in the catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Maria. With much of the island … Read More

Hurricane Irma will batter Florida and ‘devastate the United States,’ officials warn

Hurricane Irma swept across the Bahamas and Cuba on Friday as the deadly storm hurtled toward Florida’s doorstep and threatened to ravage the state with destruction not seen in a generation. As the weather forecasts and warnings from officials grew … Read More