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    No end in sight: More than 3 weeks on and eruptions are fiercer than ever

    No end in sight: More than 3 weeks on and eruptions are fiercer than ever

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:07 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:07:32 GMT
    Rivers of lava flow toward the sea in lower Puna, where eruptions started May 3. (Image: USGS)Rivers of lava flow toward the sea in lower Puna, where eruptions started May 3. (Image: USGS)

    Ongoing eruptions in Kilauea's east rift zone are triggering ongoing concerns.

    Ongoing eruptions in Kilauea's east rift zone are triggering ongoing concerns.

  • Forecasters predict Central Pacific could see 6 hurricanes

    Forecasters predict Central Pacific could see 6 hurricanes

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:53 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:53:21 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 9:56 PM EDT2018-05-26 01:56:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda, File). File - In this Oct. 19, 2014, file photo, Maryanne Fisher, of League City, Texas, stands in the rain on Waikiki Beach with Diamond Head in the background in Honolulu as Hurricane Ana brought a steady rain to the Hawai...(AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda, File). File - In this Oct. 19, 2014, file photo, Maryanne Fisher, of League City, Texas, stands in the rain on Waikiki Beach with Diamond Head in the background in Honolulu as Hurricane Ana brought a steady rain to the Hawai...
    Forecasters say the Central Pacific stands could see anywhere from three to five hurricanes this year.
    Forecasters say the Central Pacific stands could see anywhere from three to five hurricanes this year.
  • Here's how to help those affected by the Big Island eruptions

    Here's how to help those affected by the Big Island eruptions

    Friday, May 25 2018 7:48 PM EDT2018-05-25 23:48:02 GMT
    Lava flows from fissure no. 6, creating a spatter cone and a small lava pond. (Image: USGS)Lava flows from fissure no. 6, creating a spatter cone and a small lava pond. (Image: USGS)

    In times of disaster, the Hawaii community comes together to help those in need. No different is the eruption at Kilauea. 

    In times of disaster, the Hawaii community comes together to help those in need. No different is the eruption at Kilauea. 

  • The Latest: US Southwest victim of dryness, rising temps

    The Latest: US Southwest victim of dryness, rising temps

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:13:44 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-05-25 23:07:54 GMT
    (AP photo/Dan Elliott, File). FILE - In this July 25, 2017, file photo, rafters float down the Colorado River near Moab, Utah. Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent ...(AP photo/Dan Elliott, File). FILE - In this July 25, 2017, file photo, rafters float down the Colorado River near Moab, Utah. Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent ...
    Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought is intensifying its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.
    Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought is intensifying its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.
  • PHOTOS: Vigorous eruptions continue on Big Island

    PHOTOS: Lava spews to the surface on Hawaii Island

    Friday, May 25 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-05-25 21:45:10 GMT

    PHOTOS: Lava spews to the surface on Hawaii Island

    PHOTOS: Lava spews to the surface on Hawaii Island

  • Alberto forms in the Gulf, flooding rains forecast

    Alberto forms in the Gulf, flooding rains forecast

    Friday, May 25 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-05-25 21:17:12 GMT

    The 2018 hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June 1.

    The 2018 hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June 1.

  • Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flows

    Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flows

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:02 AM EDT2018-05-24 06:02:01 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 1:29 PM EDT2018-05-25 17:29:09 GMT
    (U.S. Geological Survey via AP). This photo from video from the U.S. Geological Survey shows blue burning flames of methane gas erupting through cracks on Kahukai Street in the Leilani Estates neighborhood of Pahoa on the island of Hawaii during the ov...(U.S. Geological Survey via AP). This photo from video from the U.S. Geological Survey shows blue burning flames of methane gas erupting through cracks on Kahukai Street in the Leilani Estates neighborhood of Pahoa on the island of Hawaii during the ov...
    Scientists in Hawaii have captured rare images of blue methane flames burning from cracks in the pavement as Kilauea volcano gushes lava in the background.
    Scientists in Hawaii have captured rare images of blue methane flames burning from cracks in the pavement as Kilauea volcano gushes lava in the background.
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    Kilauea's summit crater emitting 'nearly continuous' plume of gas, steam

    Kilauea's summit crater emitting 'nearly continuous' plume of gas, steam

    Friday, May 25 2018 1:53 AM EDT2018-05-25 05:53:14 GMT
    Nearly continuous plumes of ash are pouring from Killauea's summit crater amid ongoing eruptions on the Big Island. (Image: USGS)Nearly continuous plumes of ash are pouring from Killauea's summit crater amid ongoing eruptions on the Big Island. (Image: USGS)

    A "nearly continuous" plume of gas and steam is pouring from Kilauea's summit crater amid ongoing explosive eruptions that are prompting ashfall warnings for downwind communities, officials said.

    A "nearly continuous" plume of gas and steam is pouring from Kilauea's summit crater amid ongoing explosive eruptions that are prompting ashfall warnings for downwind communities, officials said.

  • Family on edge as home teeters on brink above 10-foot volcanic crack

    Family on edge as home teeters on brink above 10-foot volcanic crack

    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:34 PM EDT2018-05-25 03:34:51 GMT
    Cracks in the ground continue to grow in the Leilani Estates subdivision.Cracks in the ground continue to grow in the Leilani Estates subdivision.
    Cracks in the ground continue to grow in the Leilani Estates subdivision.Cracks in the ground continue to grow in the Leilani Estates subdivision.

    In Leilani Estates, the residential neighborhood on Hawaii Island where lava began spewing onto homes and over roads exactly three weeks ago, cracks in the ground caused by seismic activity are widening by the day.

    In Leilani Estates, the residential neighborhood on Hawaii Island where lava began spewing onto homes and over roads exactly three weeks ago, cracks in the ground caused by seismic activity are widening by the day.

  • Here's where all of the fissures in lower Puna have opened up

    Here's where all of the fissures in lower Puna have opened up

    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-05-25 02:30:56 GMT
    (Image: Mick Kalber/Tropical Visions Video)(Image: Mick Kalber/Tropical Visions Video)

    Twenty active lava fissures have opened in Leilani Estates, where lava has destroyed dozens of homes and is threatening more.

    Twenty active lava fissures have opened in Leilani Estates, where lava has destroyed dozens of homes and is threatening more.

  • NOAA predicts near- or above-normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

    NOAA predicts near- or above-normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-05-24 16:03:47 GMT

    The organization predicted 10 to 16 tropical systems, with five to nine becoming hurricanes. One to four of those hurricanes is predicted to develop into major hurricanes of Category 3 strength or above. 

    The organization predicted 10 to 16 tropical systems, with five to nine becoming hurricanes. One to four of those hurricanes is predicted to develop into major hurricanes of Category 3 strength or above. 

  • With each passing day, more Big Island homes swallowed by lava or devoured by cracks

    With each passing day, more Big Island homes swallowed by lava or devoured by cracks

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:25 AM EDT2018-05-24 06:25:19 GMT
    The white circle shows where lava has covered Emily Clearwater's propertyThe white circle shows where lava has covered Emily Clearwater's property

    With no end in sight to this eruption activity, dozens of families whose homes and properties were consumed by lava or severely damaged by earthquakes are trying to move on. 

    With no end in sight to this eruption activity, dozens of families whose homes and properties were consumed by lava or severely damaged by earthquakes are trying to move on. 

  • Hawaii volcano generates blue flames from burning methane

    Hawaii volcano generates blue flames from burning methane

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:03 AM EDT2018-05-23 06:03:11 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 1:54 AM EDT2018-05-24 05:54:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). A a geothermal plant is seen from the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Authorities were racing Tuesday to close off production wells at the plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volca...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). A a geothermal plant is seen from the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Authorities were racing Tuesday to close off production wells at the plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volca...
    Production wells at a geothermal plant under threat by lava flowing from Hawaii's volcano have been plugged to prevent toxic gases from seeping out.
    Production wells at a geothermal plant under threat by lava flowing from Hawaii's volcano have been plugged to prevent toxic gases from seeping out.
  • Experts: 'Alarming' drought conditions hit US Southwest

    Experts: 'Alarming' drought conditions hit US Southwest

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:12 AM EDT2018-05-23 06:12:58 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:05:38 GMT
    (AP photo/Dan Elliott, File). FILE - In this July 25, 2017, file photo, rafters float down the Colorado River near Moab, Utah. Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent ...(AP photo/Dan Elliott, File). FILE - In this July 25, 2017, file photo, rafters float down the Colorado River near Moab, Utah. Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent ...
    Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought is intensifying its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.
    Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought is intensifying its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.
  • LATEST: NWS reissues warning about light ashfall

    LATEST: NWS reissues warning about light ashfall

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-05-23 20:39:36 GMT
    Cracks formed on Highway 11 in Volcano after a 3.5 magnitude quake. (Image: Hawaii DOT)Cracks formed on Highway 11 in Volcano after a 3.5 magnitude quake. (Image: Hawaii DOT)

    This story is regularly updated with the latest on Kilauea eruptions.

    This story is regularly updated with the latest on Kilauea eruptions.

  • Indonesia raises alert for Merapi volcano, sets no-go zone

    Indonesia raises alert for Merapi volcano, sets no-go zone

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:52:24 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 3:45 PM EDT2018-05-23 19:45:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi). A man watches as Mount Merapi spews volcanic smoke in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Indonesian authorities raised the alert for the country's most volatile volcano, located on the densely populated island of Ja...(AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi). A man watches as Mount Merapi spews volcanic smoke in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Indonesian authorities raised the alert for the country's most volatile volcano, located on the densely populated island of Ja...
    Indonesian authorities raised the alert for the country's volatile Mount Merapi volcano, located on the densely populated island of Java, and ordered people within 3 kilometers to evacuate.
    Indonesian authorities raised the alert for the country's volatile Mount Merapi volcano, located on the densely populated island of Java, and ordered people within 3 kilometers to evacuate.
  • Workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby

    Workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:12 AM EDT2018-05-22 06:12:44 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:57 AM EDT2018-05-23 05:57:32 GMT
    (U.S. Geological Survey via AP). This image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows lava as it continues to enter the sea at two locations near Pahoa, Hawaii, Monday, May 21, 2018. Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and set...(U.S. Geological Survey via AP). This image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows lava as it continues to enter the sea at two locations near Pahoa, Hawaii, Monday, May 21, 2018. Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and set...
    The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island's southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction.
    The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island's southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction.
  • The Latest: Lava almost cut Hawaii man's leg in half

    The Latest: Lava almost cut Hawaii man's leg in half

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:53 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:53:25 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:26 AM EDT2018-05-23 05:26:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Plumes of steam rise as lava enters the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii Sunday, May 20, 2018. Kilauea volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent days, with rivers of molten ...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Plumes of steam rise as lava enters the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii Sunday, May 20, 2018. Kilauea volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent days, with rivers of molten ...
    There have been two new small explosive eruptions at the summit of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island.
    There have been two new small explosive eruptions at the summit of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island.
  • After 'lava bomb' hit him, Big Island man feared for his life

    After 'lava bomb' hit him, Big Island man feared for his life

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:11 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:11:17 GMT
    Darryl Clinton was seriously injured when a "lava bomb" hit him in the leg. (Image: Hawaii News Now)Darryl Clinton was seriously injured when a "lava bomb" hit him in the leg. (Image: Hawaii News Now)

    It happened in an instant. 

    It happened in an instant. 

  • Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

    Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:33 PM EDT2018-05-20 18:33:51 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:45:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Lava flows toward the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii Saturday, May 19, 2018. Two fissures that opened up in a rural Hawaii community have merged to produce faster and more fluid lava. Scientists say the characteristics of lava oozing ...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Lava flows toward the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii Saturday, May 19, 2018. Two fissures that opened up in a rural Hawaii community have merged to produce faster and more fluid lava. Scientists say the characteristics of lava oozing ...
    Hawaii residents forced to evacuate their homes because of lava oozing from cracks in their neighborhoods are growing weary.
    Hawaii residents forced to evacuate their homes because of lava oozing from cracks in their neighborhoods are growing weary.
  • What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard

    What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:22 AM EDT2018-05-21 05:22:13 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:45 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:45:48 GMT
    (U.S. Geological Survey via AP). In this image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava from fissure 20 enters the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten...(U.S. Geological Survey via AP). In this image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava from fissure 20 enters the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten...
    White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass are billowing into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano pours down a hillside and into the ocean.
    White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass are billowing into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano pours down a hillside and into the ocean.
  • Volcanic emissions drive up ER visits on Hawaii Island

    Volcanic emissions drive up ER visits on Hawaii Island

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:11 AM EDT2018-05-22 08:11:50 GMT
    Eruptions in lower Puna are sending heavy emissions into the air. (Image: USGS)Eruptions in lower Puna are sending heavy emissions into the air. (Image: USGS)

    Volcanic emissions from ongoing eruptions is more than five times what the Big Island typically sees.

    Volcanic emissions from ongoing eruptions is more than five times what the Big Island typically sees.

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    Lava continues pouring into ocean, creating new health hazard

    Lava continues pouring into ocean, creating new health hazard

    Monday, May 21 2018 2:09 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:09:16 GMT

    Ongoing eruptions in Kilauea's east rift zone are triggering ongoing concerns.

    Ongoing eruptions in Kilauea's east rift zone are triggering ongoing concerns.

  • Hawaii volcano explosions could go for weeks, experts say

    Hawaii volcano explosions could go for weeks, experts say

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:10:27 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 7:26 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:26:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Clouds, ash and volcanic gases hang over Hawaii's Big Island, Thursday, May 17, 2018, after Kilauea volcano erupted from the summit crater earlier in the day.(AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Clouds, ash and volcanic gases hang over Hawaii's Big Island, Thursday, May 17, 2018, after Kilauea volcano erupted from the summit crater earlier in the day.
    Scientist predictions from eight days ago of powerful steam-driven explosions at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano have come true.
    Scientist predictions from eight days ago of powerful steam-driven explosions at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano have come true.
  • Two-story lava wall cuts off parts of Highway 137, impacting thousands

    Two-story lava wall cuts off parts of Highway 137, impacting thousands

    Monday, May 21 2018 3:05 AM EDT2018-05-21 07:05:33 GMT
    A 20-foot lava flow has cut off part of Highway 137, a critical access point for those wanting to get in or out of lava affected areas. (Image: Hawaii News Now)A 20-foot lava flow has cut off part of Highway 137, a critical access point for those wanting to get in or out of lava affected areas. (Image: Hawaii News Now)

    The destructive lava flows that have been setting homes, roads, and land ablaze in Lower Puna dealt a critical blow on Saturday night when it created a 20-foot wall of lava on Highway 137.

    The destructive lava flows that have been setting homes, roads, and land ablaze in Lower Puna dealt a critical blow on Saturday night when it created a 20-foot wall of lava on Highway 137.

  • Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea, spews new danger

    Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea, spews new danger

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:01 AM EDT2018-05-20 05:01:32 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 1:14 AM EDT2018-05-21 05:14:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). A resident photographs toxic gases emitting from cracks in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii Saturday, May 19, 2018. Two fissures that opened up in a rural Hawaii community have merged to produce faster and more...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). A resident photographs toxic gases emitting from cracks in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii Saturday, May 19, 2018. Two fissures that opened up in a rural Hawaii community have merged to produce faster and more...
    Lava has destroyed four homes and left dozens of others in the shadow of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano isolated, forcing more residents to plan for a possible evacuation.
    Lava has destroyed four homes and left dozens of others in the shadow of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano isolated, forcing more residents to plan for a possible evacuation.
  • Flooding in Central Virginia leads to car rescues, closed roads, trees down

    Flooding in Central Virginia leads to car rescues, closed roads, trees down

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:51:00 GMT

    Henrico fire officials say water is 3 feet high in some places of the West End, and water is moving into yards and near homes.

    Henrico fire officials say water is 3 feet high in some places of the West End, and water is moving into yards and near homes.

  • The Latest: Hawaii lava flow may cross highway within hours

    The Latest: Hawaii lava flow may cross highway within hours

    Saturday, May 19 2018 2:45 AM EDT2018-05-19 06:45:23 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-05-20 05:05:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). U.S. Air National Guardsman Orlando Corpuz carries a gas mask as he walks over cracks on the road in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii Friday, May 18, 2018. Hawaii residents covered their faces with masks after ...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). U.S. Air National Guardsman Orlando Corpuz carries a gas mask as he walks over cracks on the road in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii Friday, May 18, 2018. Hawaii residents covered their faces with masks after ...
    Fast-moving lava has crossed a road and isolated about 40 homes in a rural subdivision below Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, forcing at least four people to be evacuated by county and National Guard helicopters.
    Fast-moving lava has crossed a road and isolated about 40 homes in a rural subdivision below Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, forcing at least four people to be evacuated by county and National Guard helicopters.
  • Hawaii lava flow ramps up as new magma mixes with old

    Hawaii lava flow ramps up as new magma mixes with old

    Saturday, May 19 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-05-19 05:30:53 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-05-20 04:41:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marco Garcia). Lava crosses the road near Pohoiki Road, Friday, May 18, 2018, near Pahoa, Hawaii. Several open fissure vents are still producing lava splatter and flow in evacuated areas. Gas is also pouring from the vents, cloaking homes and...(AP Photo/Marco Garcia). Lava crosses the road near Pohoiki Road, Friday, May 18, 2018, near Pahoa, Hawaii. Several open fissure vents are still producing lava splatter and flow in evacuated areas. Gas is also pouring from the vents, cloaking homes and...
    Hawaii officials warned residents that fast-moving lava was approaching an area near homes that were previously destroyed by eruptions from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.
    Hawaii officials warned residents that fast-moving lava was approaching an area near homes that were previously destroyed by eruptions from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.
  • Hawaii is still safe for travel, despite scary images

    Hawaii is still safe for travel, despite scary images

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-05-19 03:04:49 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 1:25 AM EDT2018-05-19 05:25:22 GMT

    Hawaii's governor says "there is absolutely no reason" for visitors to worry about their Hawaiian vacation plans.

    Hawaii's governor says "there is absolutely no reason" for visitors to worry about their Hawaiian vacation plans.

  • The Latest: Hawaii authorities warn of fast-moving lava

    The Latest: Hawaii authorities warn of fast-moving lava

    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-05-19 04:10:41 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 1:24 AM EDT2018-05-19 05:24:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marco Garcia). Lava crosses the road near Pohoiki Rd, Friday, May 18, 2018, near Pahoa, Hawaii. Hawaii residents covered their faces with masks after a volcano menacing the Big Island for weeks exploded, sending a mixture of pulverized rock, ...(AP Photo/Marco Garcia). Lava crosses the road near Pohoiki Rd, Friday, May 18, 2018, near Pahoa, Hawaii. Hawaii residents covered their faces with masks after a volcano menacing the Big Island for weeks exploded, sending a mixture of pulverized rock, ...
    Hawaii officials are checking with residents to see if they need help as fast-moving lava approaches a mostly rural part of the Big Island.
    Hawaii officials are checking with residents to see if they need help as fast-moving lava approaches a mostly rural part of the Big Island.
  • Hawaii officials warn residents about latest lava flow

    Hawaii officials warn residents about latest lava flow

    Friday, May 18 2018 2:20 AM EDT2018-05-18 06:20:27 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 1:20 AM EDT2018-05-19 05:20:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Lindsey Magnani, center, her finance Elroy Rodrigues, left, and their children, Kahele, right, and Kayden, not shown, pick up respirators to help protect against ash from Kilauea volcano, Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Volcano, Hawa...(AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Lindsey Magnani, center, her finance Elroy Rodrigues, left, and their children, Kahele, right, and Kayden, not shown, pick up respirators to help protect against ash from Kilauea volcano, Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Volcano, Hawa...
    A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has spewed a steely gray plume of ash into the sky that began raining down on a nearby town.
    A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has spewed a steely gray plume of ash into the sky that began raining down on a nearby town.
  • Homeowners scramble as Hawaii volcano spews ash, lava

    Homeowners scramble as Hawaii volcano spews ash, lava

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 2:54 AM EDT2018-05-15 06:54:23 GMT
    Thursday, May 17 2018 1:05 PM EDT2018-05-17 17:05:49 GMT
    (Heather E. Hedenschau/Big Island Brokers via AP). This October 2017 photo shows the home of Patricia Deter in Leilani Estates near the town of Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. Deter owned her Hawaii home for about a month before lava from a volcano erup...(Heather E. Hedenschau/Big Island Brokers via AP). This October 2017 photo shows the home of Patricia Deter in Leilani Estates near the town of Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. Deter owned her Hawaii home for about a month before lava from a volcano erup...
    Destructive lava prompts worried Hawaii homeowners to ask: Am I covered for volcanos?.
    Destructive lava prompts worried Hawaii homeowners to ask: Am I covered for volcanos?.
  • The Latest: National Guard ready to evacuate people

    The Latest: National Guard ready to evacuate people

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:40:09 GMT
    Thursday, May 17 2018 1:31 AM EDT2018-05-17 05:31:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Lava shoots into the night sky from active fissures on the lower east rift of the Kilauea volcano, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, near Pahoa, Hawaii.(AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Lava shoots into the night sky from active fissures on the lower east rift of the Kilauea volcano, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, near Pahoa, Hawaii.
    Hawaii Gov. David Ige says the state is forming a joint task force that could handle mass evacuations of the Big Island's Puna district if lava from Kilauea volcano covers major roads and isolates the area.
    Hawaii Gov. David Ige says the state is forming a joint task force that could handle mass evacuations of the Big Island's Puna district if lava from Kilauea volcano covers major roads and isolates the area.
  • When lava flows, a Hawaiian goddess' name is invoked

    When lava flows, a Hawaiian goddess' name is invoked

    Thursday, May 17 2018 12:29 AM EDT2018-05-17 04:29:42 GMT
    Thursday, May 17 2018 12:45 AM EDT2018-05-17 04:45:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File). FILE - In this May 5, 2018 file photo, offerings of ti leaves, rocks and cans to the fire goddess Pele, lie in front of lava as it burns across a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision as an unidentified person takes pict...(AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File). FILE - In this May 5, 2018 file photo, offerings of ti leaves, rocks and cans to the fire goddess Pele, lie in front of lava as it burns across a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision as an unidentified person takes pict...
    In rural Hawaii neighborhoods where lava from Kilauea volcano has burned down or threatened to consume their homes, a name often comes up: Pele.
    In rural Hawaii neighborhoods where lava from Kilauea volcano has burned down or threatened to consume their homes, a name often comes up: Pele.
  • PHOTOS: Giant plumes of ash pour from Halemaumau Crater

    PHOTOS: Giant plumes of ash pour from Halemaumau Crater

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:24:56 GMT
    Ash plumes are climbing sky-high amid concerns over air quality in Puna. (Image: USGS)Ash plumes are climbing sky-high amid concerns over air quality in Puna. (Image: USGS)

    Volcanic activity at Halemaumau crater has officials and Big Island residents concerned about air quality in Puna.

    Volcanic activity at Halemaumau crater has officials and Big Island residents concerned about air quality in Puna.

  • Let's golf: It's only a volcano

    Let's golf: It's only a volcano

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 5:09 PM EDT2018-05-16 21:09:45 GMT
    Wednesday, May 16 2018 5:09 PM EDT2018-05-16 21:09:45 GMT
    Golfers in Hawaii ignored a massive ash cloud as they took the links. (Source: Caleb Jones/AP)Golfers in Hawaii ignored a massive ash cloud as they took the links. (Source: Caleb Jones/AP)

    Golfers in Hawaii ignored a massive ash cloud as they took the links.

    Golfers in Hawaii ignored a massive ash cloud as they took the links.

  • Awe and fear: Lava in Hawaii sloshes, oozes, crackles, roars

    Awe and fear: Lava in Hawaii sloshes, oozes, crackles, roars

    Sunday, May 13 2018 12:33 PM EDT2018-05-13 16:33:44 GMT
    Wednesday, May 16 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-05-16 18:25:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File). File - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, lava burns across a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. The lava hisses, crackles and pops. It roars like an engine as it sloshes and bubbles. It shoots into ...(AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File). File - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, lava burns across a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. The lava hisses, crackles and pops. It roars like an engine as it sloshes and bubbles. It shoots into ...
    For the past week, Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has spewed lava into the air, destroyed homes, forced residents into shelters and agitated an otherwise cheerful, small community where everyone is a neighbor.
    For the past week, Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has spewed lava into the air, destroyed homes, forced residents into shelters and agitated an otherwise cheerful, small community where everyone is a neighbor.
  • Hawaii volcano eruption costs tourism industry millions

    Hawaii volcano eruption costs tourism industry millions

    Monday, May 14 2018 2:34 AM EDT2018-05-14 06:34:04 GMT
    Wednesday, May 16 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-05-16 17:53:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Gases rise from lava fissure 17 after it erupted early Sunday, May 13 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii. The new fissure emitting steam and lava spatter spurred Hawaii officials to call for more evacuations on Sunday as residents braced f...(AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Gases rise from lava fissure 17 after it erupted early Sunday, May 13 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii. The new fissure emitting steam and lava spatter spurred Hawaii officials to call for more evacuations on Sunday as residents braced f...
    A new fissure in Hawaii's Puna District sent gases and lava exploding into the air on Sunday, spurring officials to call for more evacuations as residents waited for a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano's...
    A new fissure in Hawaii's Puna District sent gases and lava exploding into the air on Sunday, spurring officials to call for more evacuations as residents waited for a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano's summit.
  • Powerful storms pound Northeast, leaving at least 2 dead

    Powerful storms pound Northeast, leaving at least 2 dead

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 11:52 PM EDT2018-05-16 03:52:21 GMT
    Wednesday, May 16 2018 5:25 AM EDT2018-05-16 09:25:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Donald King). Commuters are stranded during the evening commute at Grand Central Terminal in New York on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The Metro-North commuter railroad said Tuesday evening that downed trees across the tracks had caused it to suspen...(AP Photo/Donald King). Commuters are stranded during the evening commute at Grand Central Terminal in New York on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The Metro-North commuter railroad said Tuesday evening that downed trees across the tracks had caused it to suspen...
    Powerful storms have pounded the Northeast with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least two people dead and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power.
    Powerful storms have pounded the Northeast with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least two people dead and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power.
  • Big Island businesses face layoffs, losses as visitor cancellations mount

    Big Island businesses face layoffs, losses as visitor cancellations mount

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 5:14 AM EDT2018-05-16 09:14:38 GMT
    Big Island businesses say they've seen a big spike in cancellations since eruptions started nearly two weeks ago. (Image: Hawaii News Now)Big Island businesses say they've seen a big spike in cancellations since eruptions started nearly two weeks ago. (Image: Hawaii News Now)

    The Big Island is already grappling with a natural disaster.

    The Big Island is already grappling with a natural disaster.

  • Say goodbye to La Nina, maybe hello to a more normal summer

    Say goodbye to La Nina, maybe hello to a more normal summer

    Thursday, May 10 2018 3:11 PM EDT2018-05-10 19:11:21 GMT
    Tuesday, May 15 2018 9:25 PM EDT2018-05-16 01:25:28 GMT
    U.S. meteorologists say this winter's La Nina is gone.
    U.S. meteorologists say this winter's La Nina is gone.
  • Correction: West Coast Volcanoes-Q&A story

    Correction: West Coast Volcanoes-Q&A story

    Saturday, May 12 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-05-12 15:42:52 GMT
    Tuesday, May 15 2018 4:22 PM EDT2018-05-15 20:22:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this May 7, 2018 photo, Mount Rainier is seen at dusk and framed by the Murray Morgan Bridge in downtown Tacoma, Wash. The eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has geologic experts along the West Coast warily eyeing th...(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this May 7, 2018 photo, Mount Rainier is seen at dusk and framed by the Murray Morgan Bridge in downtown Tacoma, Wash. The eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has geologic experts along the West Coast warily eyeing th...
    The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific "Ring of Fire" has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America's West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region.
    The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific "Ring of Fire" has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America's West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region.
  • Indonesia's most active volcano erupts, spews ash into sky

    Indonesia's most active volcano erupts, spews ash into sky

    Friday, May 11 2018 2:01 AM EDT2018-05-11 06:01:24 GMT
    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:12 AM EDT2018-05-15 14:12:34 GMT
    Indonesia's most active volcano, Mount Merapi, has erupted with a column of volcanic materials rising in the sky.
    Indonesia's most active volcano, Mount Merapi, has erupted with a column of volcanic materials rising in the sky.
  • breaking

    Eruptions continue with new fissure in Lanipuna Gardens subdivision

    Eruptions continue with new fissure in Lanipuna Gardens subdivision

    Monday, May 14 2018 3:45 PM EDT2018-05-14 19:45:56 GMT

    Residents in Puna are being urged to be on alert after a series of earthquakes in Kilauea volcano's east rift zone, which may indicate an eruption is imminent.

    Residents in Puna are being urged to be on alert after a series of earthquakes in Kilauea volcano's east rift zone, which may indicate an eruption is imminent.

  • Red tide causing surf to glow in parts of California

    Red tide causing surf to glow in parts of California

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 7:17 AM EDT2018-05-09 11:17:22 GMT
    Monday, May 14 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-05-14 17:19:17 GMT
    A red tide is causing the surf to glow in parts of California.
    A red tide is causing the surf to glow in parts of California.
  • Powerful storms kill at least 43 across northern India

    Powerful storms kill at least 43 across northern India

    Monday, May 14 2018 5:04 AM EDT2018-05-14 09:04:03 GMT
    Monday, May 14 2018 7:46 AM EDT2018-05-14 11:46:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manish Swarup). Commuters walk past an uprooted tree from yesterday's sudden storm in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 14, 2018. Powerful wind and rain storms have swept across northern India, with authorities saying dozens of people have been k...(AP Photo/Manish Swarup). Commuters walk past an uprooted tree from yesterday's sudden storm in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 14, 2018. Powerful wind and rain storms have swept across northern India, with authorities saying dozens of people have been k...
    Powerful wind and rain storms have swept across northern India, with authorities saying at least 43 people have been killed.
    Powerful wind and rain storms have swept across northern India, with authorities saying at least 43 people have been killed.
  • Stuck between a lava flow and a fence line, missing dogs rescued after 10 days

    Stuck between a lava flow and a fence line, missing dogs rescued after 10 days

    Monday, May 14 2018 5:44 AM EDT2018-05-14 09:44:41 GMT
    (Image: Aloha Ilio)(Image: Aloha Ilio)

    After being missing for 10 days, dogs Brus and Little Dude were rescued near a lava vent in lower Puna on Sunday morning.

    After being missing for 10 days, dogs Brus and Little Dude were rescued near a lava vent in lower Puna on Sunday morning.

  • Noisy Hawaiian volcano lava fissure prompts more evacuations

    Noisy Hawaiian volcano lava fissure prompts more evacuations

    Sunday, May 13 2018 11:53 AM EDT2018-05-13 15:53:32 GMT
    Monday, May 14 2018 2:04 AM EDT2018-05-14 06:04:49 GMT
    (Hawi'i County Fire Department via AP). This Saturday, May 12, 2018, aerial image released by the Hawi'i County Fire Department, show a view of fissure 16, bottom right, that erupted this morning beginning just before 7:00 a.m. HST in the Big Island of...(Hawi'i County Fire Department via AP). This Saturday, May 12, 2018, aerial image released by the Hawi'i County Fire Department, show a view of fissure 16, bottom right, that erupted this morning beginning just before 7:00 a.m. HST in the Big Island of...

    New lava fissures, ground deformation and abundant volcanic gases means eruptions on the eastern flank of Kilauea volcano are likely to continue.

    New lava fissures, ground deformation and abundant volcanic gases means eruptions on the eastern flank of Kilauea volcano are likely to continue.

  • The Latest: Volcano's fissures downgraded to 17, not 18

    The Latest: Volcano's fissures downgraded to 17, not 18

    Sunday, May 13 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-05-13 17:03:37 GMT
    Sunday, May 13 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-05-13 22:55:31 GMT
    (Hawi'i County Fire Department via AP). This Saturday, May 12, 2018, aerial image released by the Hawi'i County Fire Department, show a view of fissure 16, bottom right, that erupted this morning beginning just before 7:00 a.m. HST in the Big Island of...(Hawi'i County Fire Department via AP). This Saturday, May 12, 2018, aerial image released by the Hawi'i County Fire Department, show a view of fissure 16, bottom right, that erupted this morning beginning just before 7:00 a.m. HST in the Big Island of...
    Officials say a new lava fissure has been reported and are ordering more evacuations on Hawaii's Big Island.
    Officials say a new lava fissure has been reported and are ordering more evacuations on Hawaii's Big Island.
  • Hawaii volcano spawns new fissure near geothermal plant

    Hawaii volcano spawns new fissure near geothermal plant

    Saturday, May 12 2018 1:32 AM EDT2018-05-12 05:32:38 GMT
    Sunday, May 13 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-05-13 18:18:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Ken Gadd, a first-time visitor from Dayton, Ohio, takes pictures of the entrance to Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Friday, May 11, 2018. The park is closed due to the threat of an explosive volcanic eruption. Warnings that Haw...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Ken Gadd, a first-time visitor from Dayton, Ohio, takes pictures of the entrance to Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Friday, May 11, 2018. The park is closed due to the threat of an explosive volcanic eruption. Warnings that Haw...
    Warnings that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could shoot boulders and ash out of its summit crater are prompting some to cancel their plans to visit the Big Island.
    Warnings that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could shoot boulders and ash out of its summit crater are prompting some to cancel their plans to visit the Big Island.
  • The Latest: New fissure spatters lava from Hawaii volcano

    The Latest: New fissure spatters lava from Hawaii volcano

    Saturday, May 12 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-05-12 19:42:51 GMT
    Sunday, May 13 2018 11:45 AM EDT2018-05-13 15:45:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Ken Gadd, a first-time visitor from Dayton, Ohio, takes pictures of the entrance to Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Friday, May 11, 2018. The park is closed due to the threat of an explosive volcanic eruption. Warnings that Haw...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Ken Gadd, a first-time visitor from Dayton, Ohio, takes pictures of the entrance to Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Friday, May 11, 2018. The park is closed due to the threat of an explosive volcanic eruption. Warnings that Haw...
    A new lava fissure has opened up on Hawaii's Big Island in the vicinity of a geothermal energy plant.
    A new lava fissure has opened up on Hawaii's Big Island in the vicinity of a geothermal energy plant.
  • When a lava evacuee returned home to get his belongings, he found a man inside

    When a lava evacuee returned home to get his belongings, he found a man inside

    Friday, May 11 2018 10:47 AM EDT2018-05-11 14:47:48 GMT
    29-year-old Alexandru Stingu-Dragomir (Image: Hawaii County Police)29-year-old Alexandru Stingu-Dragomir (Image: Hawaii County Police)

    Hawaii County Police have filed charges against a man accused of burglarizing Leilani Estates homes while the homeowners were under evacuation orders.

    Hawaii County Police have filed charges against a man accused of burglarizing Leilani Estates homes while the homeowners were under evacuation orders.

  • Hawaii volcano could spew boulders the size of refrigerators

    Hawaii volcano could spew boulders the size of refrigerators

    Thursday, May 10 2018 2:21 AM EDT2018-05-10 06:21:45 GMT
    Friday, May 11 2018 1:52 AM EDT2018-05-11 05:52:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Visitors take pictures as Kilauea's summit crater glows red in Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Geologists warned Wednesday that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks a...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Visitors take pictures as Kilauea's summit crater glows red in Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Geologists warned Wednesday that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks a...
    Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could soon send rocks and ash shooting out of its summit crater.
    Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could soon send rocks and ash shooting out of its summit crater.
  • 'The earth is breathing': Family voluntarily evacuates from home near Puna Geothermal

    'The earth is breathing': Family voluntarily evacuates from home near Puna Geothermal

    Thursday, May 10 2018 11:56 PM EDT2018-05-11 03:56:48 GMT
    The Hills have lived in Puna for two decades, but are voluntarily evacuating over concerns about safety at Puna Geothermal plant. (Image: Hawaii News Now)The Hills have lived in Puna for two decades, but are voluntarily evacuating over concerns about safety at Puna Geothermal plant. (Image: Hawaii News Now)
    The Hills have lived in Puna for two decades, but are voluntarily evacuating over concerns about safety at Puna Geothermal plant. (Image: Hawaii News Now)The Hills have lived in Puna for two decades, but are voluntarily evacuating over concerns about safety at Puna Geothermal plant. (Image: Hawaii News Now)

    Hawaii County Civil Defense says crews have finished removing all pentane fuel from the Puna Geothermal Venture. 

    Hawaii County Civil Defense says crews have finished removing all pentane fuel from the Puna Geothermal Venture. 

  • Amid eruptions and evacuations, Puna families say they're grateful for each other

    Amid eruptions and evacuations, Puna families say they're grateful for each other

    Thursday, May 10 2018 4:59 AM EDT2018-05-10 08:59:02 GMT

    Around 1,700 Leilani Estates residents have been displaced by the now 14 eruptions that have destroyed several homes, cars and buildings in the Puna neighborhood.

    Around 1,700 Leilani Estates residents have been displaced by the now 14 eruptions that have destroyed several homes, cars and buildings in the Puna neighborhood.

  • KILAUEA ERUPTION

    'Dashed dreams': As toll of lava grows, residents wonder how they'll pick up the pieces

    After eruption, residents fled with little — and don't know what they're return home to

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-05-08 22:48:20 GMT
    (Image: Hawaii News Now)(Image: Hawaii News Now)

    With tears in his eyes, one Leilani Estates resident left his home — not knowing if he'd ever see it again. " 

    With tears in his eyes, one Leilani Estates resident left his home — not knowing if he'd ever see it again. " 

  • An evacuee returns to his home for the first time — and then all he's lost sinks in

    An evacuee returns to his home for the first time — and then all he's lost sinks in

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 5:58 AM EDT2018-05-08 09:58:07 GMT

    John Moylan is one of several Leilani Estates residents who was able to return home to salvage what he left behind after officials issued an emergency evacuation on Thursday.

    John Moylan is one of several Leilani Estates residents who was able to return home to salvage what he left behind after officials issued an emergency evacuation on Thursday.

  • Hawaii's volcano: Why you should be paying attention to it

    Hawaii's volcano: Why you should be paying attention to it

    Monday, May 7 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-05-07 19:44:17 GMT
    Monday, May 7 2018 3:52 PM EDT2018-05-07 19:52:22 GMT

    Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano is belching tons of sulfur dioxide gas into the atmosphere. 

    Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano is belching tons of sulfur dioxide gas into the atmosphere. 

  • Caught on camera: Tornado touches down in Kansas

    Caught on camera: Tornado touches down in Kansas

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 8:55 AM EDT2018-05-02 12:55:00 GMT
    Wednesday, May 2 2018 9:02 AM EDT2018-05-02 13:02:10 GMT
    Thankfully, no one was injured in the tornado outbreak. (Source: KSHB/CNN)Thankfully, no one was injured in the tornado outbreak. (Source: KSHB/CNN)

    The tornado was part of a severe weather outbreak across Kansas and Oklahoma on Tuesday.

    The tornado was part of a severe weather outbreak across Kansas and Oklahoma on Tuesday.

  • WATCH: Tornado caught on police dash cam in AL

    WATCH: Tornado caught on police dash cam in AL

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-04-23 03:23:58 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-04-23 03:23:58 GMT
    Foley, AL, is about 45 minutes southeast of Mobile. (Source: Foley Police Department/CNN)Foley, AL, is about 45 minutes southeast of Mobile. (Source: Foley Police Department/CNN)

    The tornado left several RVs overturned and police are checking into other damaged buildings.

    The tornado left several RVs overturned and police are checking into other damaged buildings.

  • 'Devastating': Residents begin work of cleaning up after raging floods

    'Devastating': Residents begin work of cleaning up after raging floods

    Sunday, April 15 2018 6:46 AM EDT2018-04-15 10:46:14 GMT
    (Image: Hawaii News Now)(Image: Hawaii News Now)
    (Image: Hawaii News Now)(Image: Hawaii News Now)

    A flash flood warning has been issued for Windward and East Oahu until 10:30 p.m. as heavy rain and thunderstorms pound the area.

    A flash flood warning has been issued for Windward and East Oahu until 10:30 p.m. as heavy rain and thunderstorms pound the area.

  • Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria & Nate were so destructive their names are getting retired

    Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria & Nate were so destructive their names are getting retired

    Thursday, April 12 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-04-12 14:45:11 GMT
    Thursday, April 12 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-04-12 14:45:11 GMT
    Hurricane Maria as a Category 5 storm. It made landfall on Puerto Rico as a Category 4. (Source: NOAA)Hurricane Maria as a Category 5 storm. It made landfall on Puerto Rico as a Category 4. (Source: NOAA)

    Damage from the storms cost the U.S. $250 billion. The 2017 was the fifth-most active hurricane season on record.

    Damage from the storms cost the U.S. $250 billion. The 2017 was the fifth-most active hurricane season on record.

  • Get ready: 'Above-average' hurricane season is forecast

    Get ready: 'Above-average' hurricane season is forecast

    Thursday, April 5 2018 11:10 AM EDT2018-04-05 15:10:25 GMT
    Thursday, April 5 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-04-05 15:20:52 GMT

    CSU predictions are for 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes.

    CSU predictions are for 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes.

  • Large waterspout spotted off Oahu's windward coast

    Large waterspout spotted off Oahu's windward coast

    Monday, March 26 2018 3:02 AM EDT2018-03-26 07:02:07 GMT
    (Image: Mary Anne Overstreet)(Image: Mary Anne Overstreet)

    From snow on the Big Island to water spouts on Oahu, Hawaii has seen some wild weather the last few days. 

    From snow on the Big Island to water spouts on Oahu, Hawaii has seen some wild weather the last few days. 

  • Fourth nor'easter possible: Why so many?

    Fourth nor'easter possible: Why so many?

    Saturday, March 17 2018 6:24 AM EDT2018-03-17 10:24:33 GMT
    Saturday, March 17 2018 7:08 AM EDT2018-03-17 11:08:31 GMT
    On Wednesday, March 14, a resident of Methuen, MA, clears away snow that fell as the result of a nor’easter moving along the Atlantic coast. (Source: WBZ/CNN)On Wednesday, March 14, a resident of Methuen, MA, clears away snow that fell as the result of a nor’easter moving along the Atlantic coast. (Source: WBZ/CNN)

    The recent nor'easters have wreaked havoc on the northeast Atlantic coast – but just how unusual is this weather?

    The recent nor'easters have wreaked havoc on the northeast Atlantic coast – but just how unusual is this weather?

  • Drag Queen Elsa frees police wagon stuck in snow

    Drag Queen Elsa frees police wagon stuck in snow

    Wednesday, March 14 2018 1:08 PM EDT2018-03-14 17:08:30 GMT
    Wednesday, March 14 2018 1:08 PM EDT2018-03-14 17:08:30 GMT
    Drag Queen Elsa pushed a police waggon free that was stuck in the snow in Boston. (Source: Chrisopher Haynes/Facebook)Drag Queen Elsa pushed a police waggon free that was stuck in the snow in Boston. (Source: Chrisopher Haynes/Facebook)

    A lawyer from Boston dressed as Queen Elsa from Frozen pushed a stuck police wagon out of the snow.

    A lawyer from Boston dressed as Queen Elsa from Frozen pushed a stuck police wagon out of the snow.

  • 3rd major snowstorm in 2 weeks slams Northeast

    3rd major snowstorm in 2 weeks slams Northeast

    Tuesday, March 13 2018 3:36 PM EDT2018-03-13 19:36:26 GMT
    Tuesday, March 13 2018 3:36 PM EDT2018-03-13 19:36:26 GMT
    The heaviest snow is forecast from New York to Maine with blizzard conditions expected in Massachusetts and Maine. (Source: WHDH/CNN)The heaviest snow is forecast from New York to Maine with blizzard conditions expected in Massachusetts and Maine. (Source: WHDH/CNN)

    The heaviest snow is forecast from New York to Maine with blizzard conditions expected in Massachusetts and Maine.

    The heaviest snow is forecast from New York to Maine with blizzard conditions expected in Massachusetts and Maine.

  • Rare 'horseshoe cloud' photographed over Nevada

    Rare 'horseshoe cloud' photographed over Nevada

    Friday, March 9 2018 12:46 PM EST2018-03-09 17:46:25 GMT
    Friday, March 9 2018 12:46 PM EST2018-03-09 17:46:25 GMT
    It's an extremely rare and short-lived phenomenon. (Source: @NWSElko/Twitter)It's an extremely rare and short-lived phenomenon. (Source: @NWSElko/Twitter)

    It's an extremely rare and short-lived phenomenon. 

    It's an extremely rare and short-lived phenomenon. 

  • 50 million under winter storm warnings and watches in Northeast

    50 million under winter storm warnings and watches in Northeast

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 5:22 PM EST2018-03-07 22:22:37 GMT
    Wednesday, March 7 2018 5:22 PM EST2018-03-07 22:22:37 GMT
    As the new snow flies, folks in the Northeast are still getting over last week’s storm that battered the region. (Source: WCVB/CNN)As the new snow flies, folks in the Northeast are still getting over last week’s storm that battered the region. (Source: WCVB/CNN)

    As the new snow flies, folks in the Northeast are still getting over last week’s storm that battered the region.

    As the new snow flies, folks in the Northeast are still getting over last week’s storm that battered the region.

  • Flood walls go up in Vicksburg to prevent flooding

    Flood walls go up in Vicksburg to prevent flooding

    Tuesday, March 6 2018 10:04 PM EST2018-03-07 03:04:56 GMT
    The Mississippi River is flooding Vicksburg neighborhoods and roads. Source: WLBTThe Mississippi River is flooding Vicksburg neighborhoods and roads. Source: WLBT

    Flood walls are going up around the riverfront in Vicksburg.

    Flood walls are going up around the riverfront in Vicksburg.

  • Revolutionary War-era shipwreck reappears off coast of Maine

    Revolutionary War-era shipwreck reappears off coast of Maine

    Tuesday, March 6 2018 10:45 AM EST2018-03-06 15:45:37 GMT
    Tuesday, March 6 2018 10:45 AM EST2018-03-06 15:45:37 GMT
    A possible Revolutionary War-era sloop is seen off the coast of York, ME, on Monday. It was uncovered after a nor'easter hit. (Source: York, ME, Police Department/Facebook)A possible Revolutionary War-era sloop is seen off the coast of York, ME, on Monday. It was uncovered after a nor'easter hit. (Source: York, ME, Police Department/Facebook)

    A Revolutionary War-era sailing ship was uncovered after a nor'easter hit the Atlantic coast.

    A Revolutionary War-era sailing ship was uncovered after a nor'easter hit the Atlantic coast.

  • Thousands of starfish wash up on beach

    Thousands of starfish wash up on beach

    Tuesday, March 6 2018 8:22 AM EST2018-03-06 13:22:20 GMT
    Tuesday, March 6 2018 8:40 AM EST2018-03-06 13:40:10 GMT

    The thousands of dead starfish washed up on a British beach have been blamed on a severe weather system, dubbed "Beast from the East," that struck much of Europe for a week. 

    The thousands of dead starfish washed up on a British beach have been blamed on a severe weather system, dubbed "Beast from the East," that struck much of Europe for a week. 

  • Nor'easter winds nauseate airline passengers, pilots

    Nor'easter winds nauseate airline passengers, pilots

    Saturday, March 3 2018 3:24 AM EST2018-03-03 08:24:21 GMT
    Mar 03, 2018 03:32 AM2018-03-03 11:59:41 GMT
    Heavy winds from the nor’easter hitting the Eastern Seaboard struck a United Airlines flight as it landed in Virginia Friday morning, reportedly making many passengers sick. (Source: National Weather Service Aviation Weather Center/Twitter)Heavy winds from the nor’easter hitting the Eastern Seaboard struck a United Airlines flight as it landed in Virginia Friday morning, reportedly making many passengers sick. (Source: National Weather Service Aviation Weather Center/Twitter)

    “Pretty much everyone on the plane threw up,” the National Weather Service's aviation center tweeted.

    “Pretty much everyone on the plane threw up,” the National Weather Service's aviation center tweeted.

  • Rapper Pitbull sends his plane to rescue Puerto Rican cancer patients

    Rapper Pitbull sends his plane to rescue Puerto Rican cancer patients

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-09-27 19:54:12 GMT
    Wednesday, September 27 2017 5:12 PM EDT2017-09-27 21:12:52 GMT

    Pitbull isn't the only celebrity stepping up to help the people of Puerto Rico, whose homes have been devastated by Hurricane Wilma.

    Pitbull isn't the only celebrity stepping up to help the people of Puerto Rico, whose homes have been devastated by Hurricane Wilma.

  • Breaking

    LOOK HERE: Schools, businesses announce reopening plans after Irma

    LOOK HERE: Schools, businesses announce reopening plans after Irma

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-09-13 15:27:44 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    Lowcountry school districts, government offices and businesses are announcing their plans to reopen in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. 

    Lowcountry school districts, government offices and businesses are announcing their plans to reopen in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. 

  • CRAZY VIDEO: Driver slams into falling tree on GA highway

    CRAZY VIDEO: Driver slams into falling tree on GA highway

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 6:53 AM EDT2017-09-12 10:53:29 GMT
    (Source: Michael Head)(Source: Michael Head)

    Video shot by a Georgia man has gone viral after his dash camera captured video of a driver crashing into a tree that fell directly in front of her.

    Video shot by a Georgia man has gone viral after his dash camera captured video of a driver crashing into a tree that fell directly in front of her.

  • Irma's heavy rain, wind bring trees down, leaves hundreds without power in NC

    Irma's heavy rain, wind bring trees down, leaves hundreds without power in NC

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 5:31 AM EDT2017-09-12 09:31:02 GMT

    At 3 p.m., 1,337 customers in the area of Park Road and Fairview Road were impacted. "Adverse weather," is to blame, according to Duke Energy's Outage map

    At 3 p.m., 1,337 customers in the area of Park Road and Fairview Road were impacted. "Adverse weather," is to blame, according to Duke Energy's Outage map

  • VIDEO/PICS: Flooding, damage reported throughout the Lowcountry from Irma

    VIDEO/PICS: Flooding, damage reported throughout the Lowcountry from Irma

    Monday, September 11 2017 10:48 PM EDT2017-09-12 02:48:17 GMT

    Flooding and damage was seen throughout the Lowcountry on Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma affected the Lowcountry with heavy rain and wind. 

    Flooding and damage was seen throughout the Lowcountry on Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma affected the Lowcountry with heavy rain and wind. 

  • Uprooted tree lands on moving car in Fort Mill

    Uprooted tree lands on moving car in Fort Mill

    Monday, September 11 2017 10:46 PM EDT2017-09-12 02:46:33 GMT
    (Kristi O'Connor | WBTV)(Kristi O'Connor | WBTV)

    A person driving a silver Chevy on Clebourne was hit by a fallen tree. The tree landed on the hood of the car and took a power line down with it.

    A person driving a silver Chevy on Clebourne was hit by a fallen tree. The tree landed on the hood of the car and took a power line down with it.

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    No one's sad to see the busy 2017 Atlantic hurricane season end.

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    Check out these slideshows from weather events and natural disasters around the world.

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    More than 20 wildfires across hundreds of square miles have claimed lives and property in northern California. 

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    Tornadoes are a deadly force of nature that can leave death and destruction in their path. Check here for tornado and severe weather coverage. 

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