Tornadoes cause an average of 70 fatalities every year in the U.S. And they’re incredibly tough to predict.
“The vast majority” of residents in Joplin, Mo. ignored the initial warning siren for the May 22 tornado that killed 159 people and injured more than 1,000, according to a report released Tuesday.
Forecasters routinely get blamed for simply blowing hot air. But nobody accuses the National Hurricane Center of anything of the sort.
As Hurricane Irene swirls through the Atlantic and appears on a beeline path for the Carolinas, Twitter has become the ultimate source for real-time information about her wind speed, location and impending direction. Here are the …
The upcoming hurricane season, spanning from June 1 to November 30, might be a rocky one.
Waves spawned by the earthquake that hit Japan on Friday were literally off the charts — reaching up to 12 feet in some locations, according to reports.
After the failure of British Petroleum’s containment dome to stop the undersea oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the company says it will attempt to install a second, smaller dome over the main leak point nearly a mile beneath the surface.