Articles by Brian K. Sullivan and Kartikay Mehrotra

Deaths, Damages Continue to Rise in California’s Most Destructive Wildfires

The most destructive wildfires in California’s history have killed at least 31 people and forced tens of thousands more to evacuate as firefighters struggle to gain control amid swirling winds. The so-called Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey …

California Wildfire Grows to More than 20K Acres, More Blazes Erupt

A wildfire raging in Northern California’s Sierra Nevada foothills quadrupled in size late Thursday and another day of dry winds threatens to make it spread even farther, faster. The blaze near the community of Chico has left more than 23,000 …

Philippine Authorities Move People to Safer Grounds as Typhoon Approaches

Philippine authorities started to move people to safer grounds as Typhoon Yutu approaches, tracking a path similar to last month’s storm that devastated rice-producing provinces in the main island of Luzon. Yutu, which last week became the strongest storm since …

Super Typhoon Yutu Threatens Philippines’ Most Populous Island

Super Typhoon Yutu could rip into eastern Luzon in the Philippines on Tuesday, extending the toll of destruction it left in the U.S. Northern Mariana Islands earlier this week. Yutu was about 731 miles (1,176 kilometers) east of Luzon with …

Typhoon Yutu Hits Northern Mariana Islands as Strongest Storm in 68 Years

Super Typhoon Yutu battered the Pacific Ocean’s Northern Mariana Islands with 178 mile (286 kilometers) per hour winds, making it the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory since 1950. The storm’s eye crossed directly over the island of Tinian, …

Fast-Moving Hurricane Michael, Now Category 4, Threatens Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael, with winds strengthening to 145 miles an hour, is poised to be the strongest storm to hit the continental U.S. since 2004, with a life-threatening surge and the potential to cause $16 billion in damage. Michael is about …

California Heads into its Peak Fire Season with State-Sized Burn Scar

California is poised to set an annual record it never wanted to break: the amount of earth scorched by wildfires. Blazes have already ripped through enough acres to blacken the entire state of Delaware, and what’s typically California’s worst month …

After Spate of Typhoons & Hurricanes, World’s Oceans May Take a Breather

With the remnants of Hurricane Florence wringing out heavy rain through the Appalachians and New England this week, and Typhoon Mangkhut winding down in southern China, it looks like the world’s oceans may take a breather. There are few significant …

Update: Category 1 Hurricane Florence Lands in Carolinas, Threatening Floods, Tornadoes, Power Outages

Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina, leaving more than half a million people without power and facing at least another day of heavy rain and wind. Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach Friday as a Category 1 storm, and is now …

Update: Hurricane Florence Expanding as It Moves Toward Carolinas Coast

Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 8:08 am — Florence’s track to the U.S. East Coast shifted slightly to the south and the storm is now threatening to batter the entire Carolinas coast, aiming for landfall near Myrtle Beach. While Florence, still …