debris News

Estimates of Insured Losses from Hurricane Laura Range from $4 Billion to $12 Billion

Although Hurricane Laura was the strongest cyclone to strike Louisiana since 1856, damages were limited because it made landfall in a relatively sparsely populated area and the highest winds were confined to a narrow band around the eye of the …

Vehicles Hit Illinois Covered Bridge Twice After Reopening

LONG GROVE, Ill. — A covered bridge in northern Illinois has been damaged twice by vehicles within days of its reopening after a $1 million rebuild repaired severe damage a delivery truck inflicted in 2018. Less than 24 hours after …

Strong Quake In Philippines Kills 1, Damages Houses, Roads

MANILA, Philippines — A strong earthquake jolted the central Philippines on Tuesday, killing at least one person, injuring dozens, and damaging houses, two buildings used for coronavirus quarantine, bridges and a port. A three-story house collapsed in the coastal town …

One Dead, Seven Rescued After Gas Explosion Levels Baltimore Homes

BALTIMORE — A natural gas explosion destroyed three row houses in Baltimore on Monday morning, killing a woman and trapping other people in the debris. At least seven people were seriously injured, and firefighters were searching for more survivors. Dozens …

Michigan Village Starts Flood Recovery, Awaits Funds

LANSING, Mich. — Jenna Hulse was at work out of town as a nurse when she got a message from her brother that a dam three blocks from her house in the Michigan village of Sanford was failing. Six feet …

Southwest Jet Hits, Kills Man While Landing on Texas Runway

Authorities are investigating how a man managed to get onto a runway at the airport in Austin, Texas, where he was struck and killed by a landing Southwest Airlines Co. jet. No one on the jet was hurt but the …

Death Toll From Tennessee Tornadoes Climbs to at Least 25

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rescuers searched through shattered Tennessee neighborhoods for bodies Tuesday, less than a day after tornadoes ripped across Nashville and other parts of the state as families slept. At least 25 people were killed, some in their beds, …

Boeing Inspects 737 Max for Fuel-Tank Debris in New Setback

Boeing Co. is inspecting more than 400 stored 737 Max jets after discovering debris such as tools or rags left in the fuel tanks of several newly built but undelivered aircraft. The checks aren’t likely to create a new delay …

Storm Ciara Disrupts European Transport, Soccer Matches

Hundreds of flights were canceled and trains ground to a halt as Storm Ciara, or Sabine as it’s known in Germany, moved across Europe, shaking parts of the continent with hurricane-strength winds. Gusts in parts of Germany reached 140 kilometers …

Bryant Crash Copter Didn’t Have ‘Black Box’ Recorders, NTSB Says

The helicopter on which Kobe Bryant and eight other people died Sunday wasn’t equipped with crash-proof voice and data recorders, investigators said Monday night. The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter carrying Bryant, his daughter and seven others wasn’t required to have the …