Niklas was one of the strongest storms to hit Germany in recent years. It felled trees, severed rail connections and - well - caused thousands in Germany to reach for their smartphones.
A solar eclipse - Europe's first since 1999 - wowed people in northern latitudes but failed to impress many in Europe whose view was hindered by gloomy weather. Scientists say a "supermoon" will bring strong tides (20.03.2015)
Vanuatu is the world's most at-risk country for natural hazards, according to a UN University WorldRiskIndex. And it's not just storms, earthquakes, volcanoes or tsunamis that are the Problem. (17.03.2015)
When Hurricane Xaver swept across northern Europe in December, it left behind a trail of destruction. It's also allowing beachside strollers near Hamburg to rediscover the fiery wrath of Operation Gomorrah. (23.01.2014)
Florida families emerged from shelters to find their neighborhoods leveled after the strongest storm since 1969 wreaked havoc. More than 375,000 people were issued mandatory evacuation orders, but many defied the calls.
Hurricane Michael has hit the the coast of the Florida Panhandle. Thousands of people evacuated their homes ahead of the storm's arrival but others hoped to ride out the storm in their homes.
Tropical storms are seasonal weather events. But they never fail to shock us with the destruction they wreak. DW ranks some of the worst and fiercest ever.
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