A damaged spillway with eroded hillside (right) is seen in an aerial photo taken over the Oroville Dam in Oroville, California, US on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

Nearly 200,000 people living downstream from the tallest dam in the US were ordered to evacuate their homes on Sunday because an overflow channel appe(...)

Rob Birch at his flooded his car which had floated out of his driveway as Hurricane Matthew passed near St Augustine, Florida. Photograph Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Hurricane Matthew killed more than 840 people and left tens of thousands homeless in its rampage through Haiti earlier this week before it lashed Flor(...)

Mark Lester cleans out a box with creek water as he cleans up from severe flooding in White Sulphur Springs. Photograph: Steve Helber/AP

At least 23 people have died after floods swamped parts of West Virginia. It is estimated about 9in of rain damaged or destroyed more than 100 homes(...)

People enjoy the music during a Hurricane Katrina 10th anniversary event at the Smoothie King Center on Saturday, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photograph: Getty

From the Lower Ninth Ward to the Super Dome, New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina(...)

Undated handout photo issued by University of California of the main mass of the Chelyabinsk fall at the Chelyabinsk State Museum of Local History shortly after recovery from Chebarkul Lake. Photograph: PA

The threat of space rocks smashing into Earth is bigger than previously thought, according to scientists studying the terrifying meteor that exploded (...)

US president Barack Obama arrives at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Response Co-ordination Center in Washington. Photographer: Shawn Thew/Pool via Bloomberg

The White House has signalled that it would be open to a short-term hike in the US debt limit as the United States moved a step closer to its first-ev(...)

Brandon Smith removes broken glass from the West Thrift Shop in the town of West, near Waco, Texas. Photograph: Mike Stone/Reuters

Rescue workers searched the rubble of a fertilizer plant in a small Texas town today looking for missing firefighters and survivors of a huge (...)

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