Natural Disasters

Hurricane Michael death toll doubles to 16 in Florida on top of 10 elswehere

Twelve of the deaths were in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm.

At least 12 people dead after flash floods tears through south-west France

Overnight storms dumped the equivalent of several months of rain in a few hours.

At least 27 people dead after torrential rains trigger flash floods, landslides in Indonesia

A flash flood smashed an Islamic school in Muara Saladi village yesterday, sweeping 29 children away.

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Search and rescue teams combed through dozens of destroyed buildings in Mexico Beach.

Aerial footage shows devastation after Hurricane Michael tears through 'cozy' Florida beach town

Search and rescue teams combed through dozens of destroyed buildings in Mexico Beach.

Search teams in Florida look for dead and survivors after Hurricane Michael kills at least 13

It is the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years.

Full extent of Hurricane Michael's devastation becoming apparent

At least three deaths were blamed on Michael, the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental US in more than 50 years.

Watch: Houses left underwater, some torn to pieces as Hurricane Michael hits Florida

More than 375,000 people in total up and down the Gulf Coast have been warned to evacuate.

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The newly-surfaced video captures the panic of locals as well as the power of the natural disaster.

Watch: Terrifying first-hand vision shows destructive power of Indonesian tsunami as it sweeps through streets

The newly-surfaced video captures the panic of locals as well as the power of the natural disaster.

Sr Maryse Alsaint walks alongside a school damaged by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake the night before, in Gros Morne, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Emergency teams worked to provide relief in Haiti on Sunday after the quake killed at least 11 people and left dozens injured. ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Earthquake kills 11 in Haiti and injures 135

Impoverished Haiti, where many live in tenuous circumstances, is especially vulnerable to earthquakes.

A map showing the epicentre of a 5.9 earthquake in Haiti.

Earthquake causes injuries, damages homes and hospital in Haiti

Officials have not confirmed local media reports of deaths.

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Eight days after the earthquake and tsunami, the NZDF delivered tonnes of aid - and hope.

NZDF evacuates dozens of Indonesian quake survivors

Eight days after the earthquake and tsunami, the NZDF delivered tonnes of aid - and hope.

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It's a week since the area was devastated by multiple earthquakes and an ensuing tsunami.

Hopes fade of finding up to 1000 people buried under debris in Indonesia's Palu City

The official death toll stands at 1,558 a week after the multiple earthquakes and tsunami struck.

Centreport settles with insurers for $170 million on earthquake damaged properties in Wellington

The former BNZ building will now be demolished after being damaged in the Kaikōura earthquake.

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Buildings have been torn to pieces as people continue to assess the damage in Palu.

As Indonesia quake, tsunami death toll surges past 1500, rescuers detect signs on life in wreckage of hotel

French rescuers say they believe someone may still be alive, trapped under rubble in Palu.

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Buildings have been torn to pieces as people continue to assess the damage in Palu.

Watch: Startling new vision captures devastation left by quake and tsunami in Palu

The UN has announced a $15 million allocation to bolster relief efforts.

An NZDF C-130H Hercules is loaded with relief supplies on its way to Indonesia.

New Zealand pledges further $1.5 million to Indonesia after quake and tsunami

A Defence Force Hercules is also on it's way to the disaster zone carrying generators, water containers, and tarpaulins.

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Rescue efforts have been focused on the city of Palu where most of the 1400 confirmed dead have been found.

Horror difficult to erase for survivors as death toll from Indonesia quake, tsunami tops 1,400

Victims have become increasingly desperate after being left without food, water, fuel and medicine.

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The images show landmarks in the worst-hit city of Palu, all but obliterated.

Before and after satellite images reveal devastating scale of massive Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

The images show landmarks in the worst-hit city of Palu, all but obliterated.

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Over 800 people have been killed after an earthquake and tsunami hit Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Government pledges $1.6 million to help Indonesian earthquake and tsunami victims

The announcement comes as Deputy PM Winston Peters prepares to visit Jakarta on Thursday.

Man recounts moment he found bodies of 'father still embracing sister' after deadly Indonesia quake

"I just cried," he said. "I was able to save other people, but I was unable to save my own family."

People survey the damage of the shopping mall following earthquakes and a tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018.  Rescuers try to reach trapped victims in collapsed buildings after hundreds of people are confirmed dead in a tsunami that hit two central Indonesian cities, sweeping away buildings with massive waves.(AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Warning system might have saved lives in Indonesia as death toll from tsunami, quake passes 830

"To me this is a tragedy for science, even more so a tragedy for the Indonesian people," says Louise Comfort, an expert in disaster management.

Indonesia tsunami toll tops 800 amid search for survivors

Thousands were preparing for a beach festival when the massive wave hit and it's likely the toll will rise significantly.

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The tsunami slammed into Palu and neighbouring Donggala on Sulawesi Island.

Dozens dead as quake-triggered tsunami sweeps away homes in Indonesia

Hospitals in the earthquake and tsunami stricken city of Palu in Sulawesi have reported 48 deaths.

'We were scared' - Kiwi wasn't sure if her windows would hold as Typhoon Mangkhut smashed into Macau

The storm has now passed over the world's largest gambling hub after hitting yesterday, leaving in its wake flooding up to 2.5m high.

'I gotta get out...whoa!'- CNN reporter films himself being buffeted by winds in tropical storm Florence

The weather reporter was at a North Carolina beach in the eyewall of the hurricane.

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