Tornadoes Tear Through the South

PHOTO: FLICKR.COM/POCKETWILEY Violent tornadoes swept through the southern United States on April 27, killing almost 300 people in six states and leaving a million without power. The Mayor of Tuscaloosa, Alabama reported, “We have neighborhoods that have...

Heavy Storms Flood India and the Philippines

By ELAINE MATTHEWS Unusually severe storms in southern India and the Philippines, in September and October caused massive flooding that killed more than 1,200 people. Millions were forced to evacuate their homes, and hundreds of thousands found relief in emergency...