Today's Situation Room:

Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

January 17th, 2014
06:45 PM ET

Wildfire threat looms in severe drought

California's governor declares a state emergency due to a 100-year drought. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.


Filed under: Disaster • fire • Kyung Lah
December 30th, 2013
07:26 PM ET

Train derailment causes fiery explosion

A train carrying oil in North Dakota derailed, causing a massive explosion.


Filed under: Disaster • Jake Tapper • North Dakota
November 3rd, 2012
12:40 PM ET

Sandy's damage compared with tsunami

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, iReporter Roshen Weliwatta compares Staten Island to Sri Lanka in 2004.


Filed under: Disaster • Interviews • iReport • New York • Sandy • Weather
October 30th, 2012
05:29 PM ET

Romney's new focus: storm relief

Mitt Romney tones down politics and helps collect groceries for those affected by Sandy. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

RELATED STORY: Looking presidential: The optics of leadership during a disaster


Filed under: 2012 election • Disaster • Jim Acosta • Mitt Romney • Sandy • Weather
July 6th, 2012
11:41 AM ET

Training pilots to deal with a crisis

CNN's Brian Todd looks at what's being done to avoid the human errors cited in the 2009 Air France crash.

RELATED STORY: Final Air France crash report says pilots failed to react swiftly


Filed under: Air travel • Brian Todd • Disaster
July 6th, 2012
11:29 AM ET

Passenger: Told to ignore emergency drill

A passenger in the Costa Concordia cruise disaster says a crew member told him to ignore emergency instructions.

RELATED STORY: Concordia disaster focuses attention on how cruise industry operates


Filed under: Cruise ship • Disaster
May 18th, 2012
09:19 AM ET

Tsunami debris nears U.S. West Coast

The damage is not radioactive but the debris field still poses a danger to marine life as it inches toward North America.

RELATED STORY: Preparing for tsunami debris, wherever it may make landfall

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Filed under: Disaster • Japan • Lisa Sylvester
March 12th, 2012
10:22 PM ET

FEMA says "no" to Illinois

Illinois denied governor's request for aid after the deadly tornado. CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports.

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Filed under: Disaster • FEMA • Lisa Sylvester • Tornado
January 18th, 2012
08:39 AM ET

Surviving a shipwreck

Stories of survival emerge from the wreck of the Costa Concordia off the Tuscany coast. CNN's Mary Snow reports.

RELATED STORY: Search suspended after stricken Italian cruise ship moves

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Filed under: Cruise ship • Disaster • Italy • Mary Snow