The search for bodies and, hopefully, survivors in Nigeria's most populated city continued through the night and into Monday, hours after an airliner crashed killing all 153 passengers and crew on board and at least 10 people on the ground.
CNN's Susan Candiotti interviews the sole survivor of a tornado that killed a family of five.
Severe storms tore through the Midwest and South Friday into Saturday, killing at least 39 people.
Authorities were using military helicopters and a C-130 cargo plane Sunday to evacuate thousands of residents stranded by rising floodwaters in the eastern Australian state of Queensland, the government said.
Heavy rains left thousands stranded in eastern Australia on Saturday as authorities warned of more flooding and urged several communities to flee to higher ground.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile Monday afternoon, authorities there said.
Severe weather hit the Houston area Monday, flooding streets and homes and leaving thousands of people without power, emergency officials said.
Torrential rains cause flash flooding in Texas that leaves streets and highways impassable and some vehicles submerged.
Firefighters in Nevada have fully contained a wildfire that engulfed dozens of homes and burned nearly 2,000 acres, an incident commander said Monday.
Firefighters in Reno, Nevada, have contained 80% of a wildfire there and expect to have it nearly completely contained by day's end, officials said Saturday.
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Four miners are trapped in a coal mine in Swansea Valley, South Wales, police confirmed Thursday.
Six people died after a fire erupted Monday at a family-owned fireworks factory in central Italy, authorities said.
When debris rained from the sky in lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001, the first responders to the terrorist attack did not turn away. They rushed to the World Trade Center buildings while the world around them crumbled.
A few weeks ago, a group of about two dozen female rescue workers walked onto the platform overlooking ground zero.
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A fire fueled by dry and windy conditions destroyed at least two homes and was threatening others in Oklahoma City Tuesday evening, causing the evacuation of a 2-square-mile area of the city, according to a state emergency management official.
On Friday, President Barack Obama said of Hurricane Irene that "all indications point to this being a historic hurricane."
Emergency officials said at least 18 people across the United States have died as a result of Hurricane Irene -- one each in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey and Florida, six in North Carolina, four each in Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Hurricane Irene knocked out power to more than 4 million customers as it made its way north along densely populated cities in the East Coast.
New York City hospitals in high risk flood areas evacuate patients in preparation for Irene. Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Residents in several major East Coast cities -- including Washington, Philadelphia and New York -- braced late Saturday for the impact from Hurricane Irene.
A couple and their cat are rescued from a sailboat that was tossed close to shore during Hurricane Irene.
Alameda, California's interim fire chief responds to outrage after first responders let a man drown in the ocean.
The tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, Sunday killed 124 people, authorities said Tuesday, in what was the deadliest single U.S. tornado since modern record-keeping began 61 years ago.
Power poles snap and cars overturn as a strong "maxi tornado" cuts a swath through Piedmont, Oklahoma.
Severe weather's assault on middle America continued Tuesday, as tornadoes and thunderstorms pulverized communities and claimed at least six lives in Oklahoma and Kansas.
Struck by lightning, caught up in the smell of gas, braving two-inch hail and relentless rain: None of it could stop hundreds of firefighters, police officers, medical personnel, National Guardsmen and more from heading into the devastation around Joplin, Missouri, in a desperate search for survivors.
Gov. Jay Nixon (D-Missouri) says rescue teams are searching 'every square foot' for survivors of a tornado in Joplin.
A Marshall County, Tennessee, man dies after his car is swept into a flooded creek. WMC reports.
The storm system that plowed through the Deep South left scenes of destruction described as "surreal" and "sickening" by those who saw them. Authorities looked ahead to the immediate task of searching for any who might be trapped and the prospect of long and arduous recovery. Here are reports from some of the worst-hit areas.
An Iowa community was shut down much of Sunday afternoon while emergency crews remained hard at work, sifting through wreckage caused by a wave of powerful tornadoes that swept across the state overnight.
A large grass fire prompted authorities in Satanta, Kansas, to briefly evacuate the town's 1,200 residents as the blaze damaged at least three homes, a spokeswoman for Haskell County Emergency Management said.
Rescuers try saving tens of thousands of Northern Rockhopper penguins after an oil spill in the south Atlantic.
A series of large grass fires destroyed more than 30 homes Friday in at least three towns in Oklahoma, local and state officials reported, while another blaze raged outside the Colorado city of Boulder.
A train carrying thousands of gallons of ethanol derailed Sunday in northwestern Ohio, forcing nearby evacuations, emergency management officials said.
A train with several cars carrying ethanol, derails and catches fire near Arcadia, Ohio.
An orange X was painted on homes destroyed in a Missouri town during a series of fast-moving Midwest and Southern storms that left at least seven people dead, dozens injured and even more without a home.
A compromise bill to provide free medical treatment and compensation to first responders of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack won final approval Wednesday from the House and Senate, sending it to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.
John Feal, 9/11 first responder, FealGood Foundation, talks about Congress passing the 9/11 first responders bill.
In September, House members passed a bill providing medical treatment and compensation for 9/11 first responders.
Flood victims across Australia brace for more rain. Nine Network's Dimity Clancey reports.
More than 4,000 people were isolated by flood waters and as many as 1,800 have been evacuated in the Australian state of New South Wales after a week of heavy rains, the government said Monday.
The U.S. government is trying to bring the 911 emergency service "into the 21st century" by looking into allowing text, photo and video reports from mobile phones.
Heavy rains have left two dead on the Greek islands of Chios and Ikaria and have flooded hundreds of homes on Chios, according to Greek Fire Services.
The death toll from a toxic sludge spill in Hungary rose to seven Friday after an additional body was found, according to a spokeswoman for Hungary's emergency services department.
A bill to provide medical benefits and compensation for emergency workers who were first on the scene of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks won approval Wednesday from the U.S. House.
Firefighters have fully contained a massive gas-fueled blaze in California that killed four people, while search efforts and attempts to determine the cause of the fire were still under way on Friday.
In an age when cell phones dominate, calling 911 might not always be the best way to report an emergency.
More than 200 emergency medical technicians, firefighters and police officers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire may have to surrender their licenses after an investigation into falsified EMT course completion certificates, state officials say.
When the twin towers of the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, they produced a dense cloud of smoke and vaporized concrete and drywall.
Oklahoma's death toll for a winter storm that left thousands without power in the state climbed to three Sunday, emergency officials said.
People struggling with headaches, toothaches, and even feelings of loneliness are calling 911 -- often several times a day.
Furloughed firefighters. Shuttered fire stations. Fewer rescuers on pump and ladder trucks.
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A wildfire that has engulfed dozens of homes and displaced thousands of people kept roaring in Southern California on Friday, as fire officials acknowledged they're not sure how much luck they'll have slowing the blaze.
Pope Benedict XVI met with survivors and offered prayers Tuesday as he visited towns hit hard in this month's Italian earthquake.
CNN's Paula Newton gets an exclusive interview with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Emergency workers are on the scene in Cologne, Germany, after a historic archive building collapsed.
The entire population of Taloga, Oklahoma, was evacuated Thursday because of a raging fire that has burned tens of thousands of acres, officials said Friday.
Several fire stations couldn't operate in Atlanta after 27 firefighters called in sick.
So many Atlanta firefighters called in sick Sunday that five understaffed fire stations closed for the day, according to the city's fire chief.
Five days after giving birth to her daughter, Rhonda Monroe laid Dominique back in her crib after nursing, sat down and had a heart attack.
Rain from Tropical Storm Hanna fell on Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina Friday. CNN's Reynolds Wolf reports.
After earning a reputation as a killer in Haiti, Tropical Storm Hanna amounted to little more than a windy rainstorm along the Atlantic Coast on Saturday.
Weeks after flooding devastated farmland and homes in the Midwest, officials in five states said Friday that initial steps are under way for possible buyouts of property in flood zones.
Powerful storms killed 22 people in three states over the weekend, including an Oklahoma mother who died while huddling over her child, authorities said. Her son survived with facial injuries.
Severe storms cause extensive damage in Kite, Georgia. WJBF's Barclay Bishop reports.
Water rushes through a levee, sending floodwater into St. Charles, Missouri.
CNN's Reynolds Wolf reports from Grafton, Illinois, where the Mississippi River is still rising today.
Saturday night's rain storm in Atlanta caused widespread damage.
At least 20 people were killed as tornadoes and severe weather swept the Midwest before rumbling into the Southeast on Sunday morning, according to emergency management agencies.
Severe thunderstorms in Oklahoma that brought at least two tornadoes and massive hail caused some damage.
At least seven people, including three members of the same family, were killed Friday and at least 13 people were injured as severe weather swept through Arkansas, emergency officials said.
Dozens of people were injured -- many of them critically -- in an explosion at a sugar refinery near Savannah, Georgia, Thursday evening, law enforcement and medical officials said.
Tornadoes that roared through parts of Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee killed at least 23 people and injured nearly 100 more Tuesday night, authorities said.
Hamas leaders in Gaza have declared a three-day mourning period after an Israeli raid on eastern Gaza City left at least 17 dead and more than 20 wounded.
Emergency crews scrambled to pull a woman from a fast-moving river in Illinois.
Chris Prevost shot this video of scattered debris and damage to a Goodman, Mississippi, neighborhood.
One family returns after a fire to find little but memories left where their home stood. CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports
Firefighters on Friday controlled fourteen of nearly two dozen Southern California wildfires, which authorities have directly blamed for seven deaths.
The country's largest U.S. firefighters union Wednesday blasted former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's performance in the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center, aiming a blow at the cornerstone of Giuliani's presidential campaign.
The air was declared clean, but the carcinogen asbestos was found in dust and debris hurled into midtown Manhattan by a steam pipe explosion the day before, New York City announced Thursday.
Nine people were killed Sunday as severe weather raked parts of four states.
A dry and windy weather forecast Friday prompted fears of more wildfires in Texas and Oklahoma, where flames have blackened thousands of acres and are blamed in five deaths.
Dozens of grass fires raged Tuesday across tinder-dry central Oklahoma and parts of Texas, where Gov. Rick Perry declared a disaster and dispatched National Guard troops to help battle the flames.
David Paulison, who recommended in 2003 that Americans stock up on plastic sheeting and duct tape to be prepared for a terrorist attack, was named Monday as acting director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Disaster response officials are urging evacuated residents not to return for at least a week to areas of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi hit hard by Hurricane Katrina.
As a massive cleanup effort swung into a fifth day, the death toll from Hurricane Charley climbed to 19 early Tuesday as refugees from the storm coped with sporadic thunderstorms and sizzling August weather, a Florida emergency management official said.
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