Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 3,700 people, collapsing modern houses and ancient temples and triggering a landslide on Mount Everest.
At least two tornadoes touched down in the six-county vicinity. Most of the injuries weren't considered serious. To the south in Ogle County, no one was injured although the tornado system caused severe damage to roughly 30 buildings in Rochelle and others in Flagg Township, according to Sherriff Brian VanVickle - who lost his own home.
New England is bracing for a blockbuster blizzard Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, threatening more than 2 feet of snow, hurricane-force winds, coastal flooding and widespread power outages.
Many survivors and loved ones returned to remember the victims and the destruction caused by the 2004 Tsunami ten years later.
Photos from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that left nearly a quarter-million people dead in one of modern history’s worst natural disasters.
Up to 5 inches of desperately needed rain fell in some areas of Southern California, where several areas were hit by landslides, some areas saw minor flooding and fire officials rescued two people and pulled two bodies from rivers.
Lake-effect snow pummeled areas around Buffalo for a second straight day, leaving residents stuck in their homes as officials tried to clear massive snow mounds with another storm looming.
Thousands were forcibly evacuated from their homes after heavy rains caused flooding in major parts of the metropolis, shutting down schools and government offices.