How to build an emergency kit

During a disaster, it may be necessary for you to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared with a stockpile of emergency supplies can help you make it through the crisis until normalcy is restored.

Pacific tsunami warning recedes; Tonga covered by ash cloud

The tsunami threat throughout the Pacific from a huge underwater volcanic eruption has begun to recede, though the massive ash cloud covering Tonga is preventing surveillance flights from New Zealand to assess the extent of damage.

Kentucky man rescues wife, sister-in-law from rubble of candle factory demolished by tornado

MMA fighter Brian Brooks says his wife, who worked at the Mayfield, Kentucky candle factory destroyed by a tornado, called him to tell him that she and her sister were trapped in the rubble, and that she loved him. He raced to the scene, helping to pull as many workers as he could from the collapsed building -- and eventually managed to rescue his wife and her sister as well.

Peru struck by magnitude-7.5 earthquake, USGS says

The quake occurred at 5:52 a.m. (1052 GMT) and its epicenter was in the Amazon region, 42 kilometers (26 miles) north northwest of the city of Barranca. It had a magnitude of 7.5, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.