From Russian war games to lava flows on Hawaii to raging fires in California, images gathered from high above Earth by satellites in 2018 delivered a unique perspective on humanity, geopolitics, and the forces of nature that have upended lives and landscape.
The state of Virginia has paid $31 million to a contractor to set up emergency shelters for a hurricane that ultimately spared much of the commonwealth.
Road repair and cleanup costs from Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael could lead Virginia to cut back on paving and other road maintenance this spring.
Remains found in the Roanoke River Tuesday was body of a woman who was reported missing since Oct. 5. Officials say that she was a victim of Hurricane Florence, which made landfall in North Carolina over a month ago.
The property damage done by Hurricane Florence’s epic flooding and pounding wind is becoming clear — and fixing what broke won’t be cheap.
The death toll from Hurricane Florence has increased again, nearly two weeks after the eye of the storm reached the Carolinas.
More than a week after Florence crashed into the Carolinas, dumping heavy rains, all that water is nearing the coast. Authorities in Georgetown County, South Carolina, said they have put as many as 8,000 people on alert for possible evacuations starting Monday in expectation of a “record event” of up to 10-foot floodwaters this week.
Lawmakers already are facing a deadline this week to fund the government before the start of the new budget year Oct. 1, and members of Congress will try to act on the disaster relief along with separate legislation to fund the government.
The surge swept away personal belongings of the owner’s family — even his father’s wheelchair. And it wiped out the investment that three brothers from India had spent years working toward.
Officials downstream sounded dire alarms, pointing out the property destruction and environmental disasters left in Florence’s wake.
A team of five Fairfax County nurses is working 12-hour shifts and living in shelters alongside the victims they’re helping. “These are people who have no idea, many of them, of what their future is going to hold,” said one nurse.
Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home a week after the storm began battering the coast.
A North Carolina man’s love for his hunting dogs kept him outside as Hurricane Florence approached. It led to his death.
Two female mental health patients detained for medical transport drowned Tuesday night when a sheriff’s department van was swept away in rising South Carolina flood waters, according to authorities.
Hundreds of people waited in long lines for water and other essentials Tuesday in Wilmington, still mostly cut off by high water days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods, and North Carolina’s governor pleaded with more than 10,000 evacuees around the state not to return home yet.
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