Extreme Weather

El Diablo in Wine Country

In 1942 Alfred Hitchcock recruited the author of Our Town, Thornton Wilder, to write the screenplay for Shadow of a Doubt, an innocence-versus-evil thriller set in an ‘idyllic American town’. After considering various candidates, Hitchcock...

Deadly Fires Sweep Portugal and Northern Spain

MADRID — At least 35 people have been killed and dozens more injured by wildfires in Portugal and northern Spain, as strong winds from a hurricane fanned hundreds of blazes sweeping across densely forested territory. The authorities in Portugal...

Berkeley Fire Department

This video shot by the Berkeley Fire Department will give you a very real perspective of being in Santa Rosa early Monday morning, the 9th, during the height of the fire.
‘Berkeley firefighters arrived in Santa Rosa, stunned by scope of Tubbs Fire’

A tale of two islands

One island, a poor socialist state with infrastructure in grave need of modernisation, has slowly emerged out of the chaos caused by a hurricane’s wrath, while the other, a territory of the richest country in the world, cannot see the light at the...

Washington Set Puerto Rico Up for Disaster

It’s been more than a week since I’ve had any word in New York from my 93-year-old father in Puerto Rico. He lives in Coamo, a town in the path of the worst storm to hit the island since 1928. My experience has been shared by millions of Puerto...

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