Category: Weather, Natural Disasters

7 dead in Chile forest fire; 500 homes destroyed

APTOPIX Chile Forest Fire

An out of control forest fire destroys homes in the city of Valparaiso, Chile, Sunday April 13, 2014. Authorities say the forest fire has destroyed at least 150 homes and is forcing evacuations. ( AP Photo/ Luis Hidalgo)

 

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Flooding in the South Swamps Birmingham, Atlanta

(Jay Reeves/ Associated Press ) – CORRECTS DATE TO APRIL 7 Firefighters rescue a family from their home, surrounded by floodwaters, in a mobile home park in Pelham, Ala., on Monday, April 7, 2014. Overnight storms dumped torrential rains in central Alabama, causing flooding across a wide area. Continue reading