Natural Disasters

A controversial Pentagon program is fast-tracking shipments of surplus military gear to police departments that claim to be preparing for climate disasters. The consequences could be deadly.
A new book, "West Side Rising," tells the story of the storm that ravaged San Antonio's Latino community and gave rise to a political movement still growing today.
The agency said it would no longer impose strict ownership requirements that unduly affected Black communities.
Climate change no doubt supercharged the historic storm.
Recent flooding in Tennessee and North Carolina highlights the threat of extreme precipitation in a warming world.
Many of the missing live in the neighborhoods where the water rose the fastest, Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis said.
“The country is physically and mentally destroyed,” Prime Minister Ariel Henry said.
The Caribbean nation's Civil Protection Agency also raised the number of injured people to 9,900 after Saturday's 7.2 magnitude earthquake.
Survivors in some areas were forced to wait out in the open amid oppressive heat for help from overloaded hospitals.
Firefighters are strategically positioning resources and using new methods to keep small blazes from overwhelming emergency responders.