A fallen cell tower lies across US Route 280 highway in Lee County, Alabama after a tornado struck on Sunday. Photograph: Mike Haskey/Ledger-Enquirer via AP

Alabama residents and rescue workers on Monday dug through the remnants of homes destroyed by a spate of tornadoes that killed at least 23 people, in(...)

A fire-damaged road sign on Decker Road in Malibu. At least 48 people have died in the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history. Photograph: Stuart Palley/The New York Times

US National Guard troops have been searching through charred debris for more victims of California’s deadliest wildfire as top officials toured the ru(...)

Debris and destruction in Mexico Beach, Florida, after Hurricane Michael went through the area on Wednesday. Photograph: Bronte Wittpenn/Tampa Bay Times via AP.

The death toll from Hurricane Michael rose to 18 people across four states on Friday as rescuers, hampered by power and phone outages, used cadaver do(...)

Latisha Stanley surveys the wreckage of the mobile home park where she lives in Panama City, Florida, on Friday, after Hurricane Michael devastated the area. Photograph: Emily Kask/New York Times

Rescuers used heavy equipment and search dogs on Friday to look for people trapped or killed in the Florida Panhandle towns devastated by Hurricane Mi(...)

A couple watch the waves on the beach as Hurricane Michael approaches land, in Pensacola, Florida, US. Photograph: Dan Anderson/EPA

Hurricane Michael strengthened to a Category 2 storm on Tuesday as it headed for the Florida Panhandle, where authorities ordered residents to get out(...)

Iva Williamson peers behind her as she joins neighbors and pets in fleeing rising flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Leland, North Carolina, September 16, 2018. Photograph: Reuters

The remnants of deadly Hurricane Florence brought more misery to the waterlogged Carolinas on Monday with US officials warning the worst is yet to co(...)

Volunteers from all over North Carolina have been  helping to rescue residents and their pets from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence  in New Bern, North Carolina. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

As the flat-bottomed fishing boat crept into a swirling river that had once been Summer Haven Lane, Tray Tillman scanned the brown floodwaters and hal(...)

North Carolina governor, Roy Cooper: ‘To those in the storm’s path, if you can hear me, please stay sheltered in place’ Photograph: EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo

Thousands of people were without power and hundreds had to be rescued on Friday as Hurricane Florence made landfall on the east coast of the United St(...)

Flood waters  in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images

The US is bracing itself for its biggest hurricane so far this year. Heavy rains and winds began to lash the outer banks of North Carolina and the so(...)

Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, North Carolina, US, as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast. Photograph: AP Photo/Chuck Burton

The east coast of the United States is bracing for a major hurricane as Hurricane Florence gathered pace in the Atlantic Ocean. Satellite imagery on (...)

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