Natural disasters

FILE - This July 9, 2018, file photo, shows an submerged housing area in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, western Japan Monday, July 9, 2018. More than 300 people died in July from weather-related disasters in one of Japan’s deadliest months in recent years. The record heat reignited a simmering debate about how athletes and spectators will fare at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2020. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
July 31, 2018 - 12:42 am
TOKYO (AP) — More than 300 people died in July from weather-related disasters in one of Japan's deadliest months in recent years. First came record rainfall. Disaster authorities say at least 220 people were killed early in the month by severe flooding and landslides in western Japan, with nine...
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The El Dorado Hotshots battle wildfire near Buckhorn Summit on Highway 299 in Trinity County, Calif., Monday, July 30, 2018. A pair of wildfires that prompted evacuation orders for nearly 20,000 people barreled Monday toward small lake towns in Northern California, and authorities faced questions about how quickly they warned residents about the largest and deadliest blaze burning in the state. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP)
July 30, 2018 - 11:34 pm
LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — A pair of wildfires that prompted evacuation orders for nearly 20,000 people barreled Monday toward small lake towns in Northern California, and authorities faced questions about how quickly they warned residents about the largest and deadliest blaze burning in the state. Ed...
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In this photo released July 28, 2018, by the California Highway Patrol, Sergeant David Fawson holds a month-old fawn that was located by Cal Fire without a mother inside the Carr Fire line near Redding, Calif. Sawson evacuated the deer to safety for care with a wildlife rescue. Some evacuations orders have been lifted around a Northern California wildfire area near the city of Redding. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said people can return to several neighborhoods in western Redding as of Monday morning. The huge blaze near Redding has displaced 38,000 from their homes and killed six people. (California Highway Patrol via AP)
July 30, 2018 - 8:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A highway patrol officer who became an internet sensation after he helped rescue a month-old fawn from a Northern California wildfire said Monday he didn't expect the photos to go viral. On Saturday morning, California Highway Patrol Sgt. David Fawson of San Francisco helped...
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An air tanker drops retardant on a wildfire burning near Lakeport, Calif., on Monday, July 30, 2018. A pair of wildfires that prompted evacuation orders for thousands of people are barreling toward small lake towns in Northern California. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 30, 2018 - 7:28 pm
LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on fires in California (all times local): 4 p.m. Northern California fire officials have added residents of two towns near Clear Lake to the list of those ordered to evacuate. The notice was issued Monday for the towns of Kelseyville and Finley and brought the...
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Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visits the burnt area of Mati, east of Athens, Monday, July 30, 2018. Fire officials in Greece raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through the Mati coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people were still missing Sunday. (Greek Prime Minister's Office via AP)
July 30, 2018 - 12:52 pm
RAFINA, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the July 23 wildfire in Greece (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Coast guard divers have recovered a body offshore of an area of Greece ravaged by a deadly wildfire a week ago, as the search for possible victims continued on the coastline where...
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Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, visits the burnt area of Mati, east of Athens, Monday, July 30, 2018. Fire officials in Greece raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through the Mati coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people were still missing Sunday. (Greek Prime Minister's Office via AP)
July 30, 2018 - 5:35 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister has visited the site of Greece's deadliest wildfire in decades, a week after the blaze swept through a seaside resort north of Athens, killing dozens. Alexis Tsipras visited Mati, the worst-affected area, early Monday morning, tweeting that he spoke...
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Villagers clear debris caused by an earthquake at Sajang village, Sembalun, East Lombok, Indonesia, Monday, July 30, 2018. A strong and shallow earthquake early Sunday killed more than a dozen people on Indonesia's Lombok island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali, officials said. (AP Photo)
July 30, 2018 - 2:30 am
SEMBALUN, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers are trying to evacuate hundreds of tourists trapped on Mount Rinjani on the Indonesian island of Lombok after an earthquake that killed 15 people triggered landslides. Mount Rinjani National Park chief, Sudiyono, said more than 800 tourists were registered to...
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San Bernardino County Fire Department firefighter James Lippen takes photos of the damage caused by a wildfire, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Keswick, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 29, 2018 - 11:59 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The deadly Northern California wildfire that has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes slowed down Sunday after days of explosive growth, giving officials hope even as they announced the discovery of a sixth fatality. Meanwhile officials said a second...
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Orthodox faithful attend a memorial service for the victims of a forest fire, inside a church at Mati village, east of Athens, Sunday, July 29, 2018. Hundreds of worshippers attended a memorial service in Mati for the dozens who perished in a wildfire that devastated the seaside resort. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
July 29, 2018 - 9:59 pm
MATI, Greece (AP) — Fire officials in Greece raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people were missing Sunday, six days after Europe's deadliest forest fire in more than a century. Before the national fire service updated...
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Northern California wildfire
Reno Gazette-Journal-USA TODAY
July 29, 2018 - 1:49 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) -- Thousands of dazed evacuees struggled to keep their emotions in check while trying to take care of themselves and their pets as a deadly wildfire in Northern California raged into its fourth day. Anna Noland, 49, was evacuated twice in three days before learning through...
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