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Hurricane Lee claims 2 victimsHurricane Lee has claimed two victims in the US so far -- a 51-year-old man who was killed by a falling tree branch in Maine on Saturday and a teenager who drowned off Florida earlier this week,... according to reports. The Maine resident was driving west along Route 1 near Prospect Street in Searsport when...
Flood death toll in easternThe number of deaths is expected to continue rising as search and rescue teams recover more bodies in what the U.N. has described as a "calamity of epic proportions."
Over 2,000 people feared deadMore than 2,000 people are believed to have died in devastating floods in eastern Libya, the country's military spokesman said in a press conference.
Earthquake survivors sleepThousands of people who survived the Morocco earthquake have spent the night sleeping rough - with many losing their homes or too fearful to head indoors.
WATCH: Footage shows momentVideo captured the moment a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Morocco, rattling a restaurant in Marrakech and aftermath of the quake shows a building reduced to rubble.

Powerful 6.8 Earthquake in Morocco Kills More Than 2,000

The New York Times - 10 Sep 2023 02:43
Powerful 6.8 Earthquake inThe quake, centered in the mountains just outside of Marrakesh, was the strongest to hit that area in a century. "It didn't last long, but felt like years," said one woman who lives near the... epicenter.
Morocco earthquake liveA powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Morocco late Friday night and killed at least 296 people, according to Morocco's Interior Ministry.
Brazil cyclone leaves at leastA fierce storm in southern Brazil has killed at least 21 people and displaced over 1,600 others, as several cities were flooded Tuesday.
States count cost of HurricaneCategory 4 storm took last-minute turn away from Florida state capital and weakened slightly just before landfall A clearer picture was beginning to emerge on Friday of devastation caused by Hurricane... Idalia across five states, as analysts suggested the effects could have been far worse. The center of the cyclone that struck Florida's Gulf coast as a category 4 hurricane early on Wednesday with 160mph gusts took a last-minute turn away from the state capital, Tallahassee, and into sparsely populated coastal communities in the Big Bend region. Associated Press contributed reporting
Hawaii fires: more than 100Within a day of officials releasing 388 names of people unaccounted for following Maui wildfires, dozens have said they are safe Within a day of Hawaiian authorities releasing 388 names of people... unaccounted for following the deadly wildfires on Maui, more than 100 of them or their relatives came forward to say they were safe, the FBI has said. The agency is reviewing the information provided and working to remove the names from the list.

Greece Battles Its Most Widespread Wildfires on Record

The New York Times - 23 Aug 2023 16:33
Greece Battles Its MostExtreme heat has turned much of the country into a tinderbox. More than 350 fires have broken out in the past five days, the government said.
Hawaii fire survivors urged toGovernor Josh Green tells people to prepare for 'a lot more loss of life' as search continues for bodies in ruins of Lahaina Hawaii's governor, Josh Green, has warned residents to prepare for "a lot... more loss of life", as officials ask for DNA submissions and fingerprints from survivors to help identify relatives who were killed by the Maui wildfires, as huge numbers are still missing. Green urged Hawaiians to brace for a higher death toll from the destruction on the second largest island in the Hawaiian chain, as police still work to find those unaccounted for.
California firefighters runFirst responders needed rescuing after the hill behind their firehouse gave way and blocked the road.
Hurricane Hilary live updates:Indian Canyon Drive, Gene Autry Trail and Vista Chino Street at the washes will be closed from midnight until further notice.      
Maui rescuers compareThe aftermath of the apocalyptic wildfires that ravaged the island of Maui is "not unlike 9/11" for Hawaiian first responders, some of whom have experienced the toll of both tragedies first hand, an... official said.
FEMA pledges nearly $5.6FEMA said it has already given Maui wildfire survivors more than $5.6 million in aid as more federal relief is anticipated.      
A timeline of the deadlyThis timeline captures how the deadly wildfires took over the island of Maui, and what officials knew and did to battle the blazes.
The death toll from the deadlyHawaii Governor Josh Green said Monday evening that the death toll from the deadly Maui wildfires has risen to 99, and may double in the next week, as 1,000 people remain missing.
Hawaii wildfires: at least 89Governor says death toll in Lahaina is expected to rise after 'worst natural disaster that Hawaii ever faced' Hawaii fires: a visual guide to the explosive blaze that razed Lahaina At least 89 people... have died in the fire that consumed the historic town of Lahaina on the Hawaiian island of Maui, governor Josh Green has said, making it the deadliest US wildfire in more than a century and with the toll expected to rise. "It's an impossible day," governor Josh Green told reporters on Saturday after viewing the devastation. Earlier, he said operations were now centered on "the loss of life".
Maui wildfire death toll risesThe death toll from the Hawaii wildfires has risen to 67. It is likely to rise significantly, as the inside of buildings have not yet been searched.
20 dead and 27 missing afterDays of unprecedented heavy downpours around Beijing, China's capital, have triggered massive flooding and landslides, leaving at least 20 people dead and 27 missing. Authorities have deemed it the... heaviest deluge in a decade, as the remnants of Typhoon Doksuri batter the area. Two days of intense rain prompted the city to close tourist attractions and mass evacuate residents. The worst effects were felt in the city's outskirts, "where downpours overwhelmed riverbeds that usually stay dry for much of the year," The New York Times reported. In Beijing, at least 11 people died, and 27 others were reported missing, per state broadcaster CCTV. An additional nine deaths were reported in the Hebei province just outside the city. Overall, the "sprawling megacity" saw "an entire month's worth of...
A strong 6.5-magnitudeA powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of El Salvador has shaken much of Central America from Nicaragua to Guatemala, sending residents in some cities streaming into... the streets
Extreme flooding seen acrossCatastrophic floods around the world are triggering warnings of the climate crisis intensifying, with communities feeling the effects of July's extreme weather. Torrential rain has flooded homes and... caused extensive damage in New York's Hudson valley while in China, thousands of people have been displaced. In Spain, people could be seen clinging to their cars and climbing nearby trees to escape the flood water and in India's northern state of Himachal Pradesh, where fatal landslides blocked about 700 roads, flash floods destroyed a bridge and filled streets with debris
Italy: over 36,000 peoplePrime minister to visit worst-hit areas as red weather alert extended in Emilia Romagna region More than 36,000 people have now been forced from their homes by deadly floods in northeast Italy,... regional officials have said, as rising waters swallowed more houses and fresh landslides isolated hamlets. Violent downpours earlier this week killed 14 people, transforming streets in the cities and towns of the Emilia Romagna region into rivers.
Cyclone Freddy death tollPeople in Malawi and Mozambique picking up the pieces after fierce storm swept through at the weekend The death toll from Cyclone Freddy in Malawi and Mozambique has risen past 200 on Tuesday, after... the record-breaking storm triggered floods and landslips. Rescue workers warned that more victims were likely as they scoured destroyed neighbourhoods for survivors even as hopes dwindled.