At last count, 25 people remained missing in Tuscaloosa, Ala., alone. Finding the missing is one of the most difficult tasks for authorities after a major disaster like the Alabama tornadoes.
The tsunami created by Japan's 8.9 earthquake has now hit the West Coast. Early reports suggest that two California towns – Crescent City and Santa Cruz – have been hit hardest.
After the Haiti earthquake, donations have poured into Wyclef Jean’s Yéle Haiti foundation. While the organization has been praised for good work, some experts say charitable giving should be focused on larger organizations with established emergency relief programs.