I put “natural” in quotes because in the face of climate change, I’m not so sure how many of our disasters are “natural” these days.
Australian fires: Everything we know and how you can help is from CNET, and is the best overview for non-Australians that I think I’ve seen (let me know if you have other suggestions). I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Forest Fires. My thoughts are with the people of Australia (Edublogs is based there) as they deal with this tragedy.
Ten of the most memorable and extraordinary tornado events of the 2010s is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Tornadoes.