First lady Melania Trump,  accompanied by US vice-president Mike Pence, left, applauds as  Donald Trump speaks to employees at the FEMA headquarters on Wednesday in Washington. Photograph: Andrew Harnik /AP

After spending nearly a month out of the public eye, Melania Trump emerged from the White House on Wednesday, putting an end to at least a few of the (...)

Volunteers rescue horses at a stable during the ‘Lilac fire’ in Bonsall, California, on Thursday. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images

Firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structure(...)

Donald Trump walks past hurricane wreckage as he participates in a walking tour  in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has increased to 34 from 16, the US territory’s governor has said. Ricardo Rossello also (...)

Hundreds of people gather in an emergency shelter at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in Miami, Florida, September 8th, 2017, ahead of Hurricane Irma. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Florida has braced for one of the most violent storms on record, as Hurricane Irma barrelled through the Caribbean and Cuba on Friday, leaving a trail(...)

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans on 2005. Photograph:  Reuters/Michael Appleton/New York Daily News

A late August hurricane menacing the Gulf Coast. Residents plucked from rooftops. A convention centre repurposed as an emergency shelter. A test of a (...)

Kenneth Bryant and his wife, Jennifer Bryant, search through debris from Bryant’s Auto Sales in Katy, Texas after  Hurricane Harvey passed through. Photograph: Melissa Phillip /Houston Chronicle/AP

The Texan city of Houston will receive 2-3ft of additional rain in coming days, Mayor Sylvester Turner warned residents on Saturday as the most powerf(...)

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(...)

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