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2 years 3 weeks ago

No power means no 4th celebrations for thousands

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of thousands from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic are preparing to spend the Fourth of July like America's founders did in 1776, without the conveniences of electricity and air conditioning. Power outages from Friday's storm altered planned celebrations in a host of ways and left powerless...

3 years 6 months ago

Recent storms boosting Colorado snowpack

DENVER (AP) - Recent storms are helping to boost snowpack in much of Colorado. As of Tuesday, the statewide snowpack was already 130 percent of average for that date, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The Upper Rio Grande basin was the only one in the state that...

3 years 10 months ago

New hurricane forms in the Atlantic

Hurricane Julia has formed far out over the Atlantic, becoming the fifth hurricane of the season. Julia has maximum sustained winds Tuesday near 75 mph with some additional strengthening expected during the next day or so. The hurricane is located about 330 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands...

4 years 1 month ago

Death toll reaches 7 in Ohio tornado

People in northwest Ohio are sifting through houses that have been reduced to rubble by a tornado that killed seven people. Among the dead is the father of a valedictorian at a Toledo-area high school that had to reschedule its graduation. Neighbors say the house of the valedictorian's family...

4 years 2 months ago

Insurers bracing for Colorado storm claims

Colorado residents and insurance companies are just starting to assess the damage from Wednesday's blast of tornados and thunderstorms, but the bill likely will be big. Carole Walker of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association said Thursday that the larger insurance companies expect the damages to run into the...

4 years 2 months ago

Death toll in weekend storms rises to 19

The death toll from weekend thunderstorms that hit Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky has risen to 19. The deaths of two additional people in Mississippi are being called weather-related traffic deaths. Officials in Nashville are preparing for more deaths and for the Cumberland River, which winds through the Music City, to...

4 years 3 months ago

Heavy rains blamed for sewage spill

The Metro Wastewater Reclamation District is cleaning up a sewage spill in the South Platte River just north of Denver that is being blamed on the heavy rains the last two days. District spokesman Steven Frank says debris washed in by stormwater blocked filters Friday and caused the overflow. He...

4 years 4 months ago

Tornado destroys five homes

Authorities say at least five homes and a barn owned by the county government were destroyed in a tornado in western Oklahoma. Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Michelann Ooten says no injuries were reported with Monday's tornado. Ooten says that besides the five homes and barn that...

4 years 5 months ago

California residents prepare to evacuate

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says residents of more than 170 homes in two mudslide-prone foothill communities are being told to prepare to evacuate in anticipation of a storm system that's headed for Southern California. Sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said calls went out Thursday night to residents of...

4 years 5 months ago

Storms triggers mudslides and flooding

Authorities say approximately six foothill homes in wildfire burn areas northeast of Los Angeles are under mandatory evacuation orders after a pounding winter storm triggered mudslides and caused widespread flooding. County sheriff's deputies are walking door to door Saturday to tell residents in the La Canada Flintridge area to get...

4 years 6 months ago

Arizonans dry out, Californians head home

Arizona residents are digging out or drying out after the biggest series of storms to hit the state in nearly two decades. Deadly winds and rains led to flooding, a train derailment and closed major interstates. Some mountain towns were buried under feet of snow. Storm-related deaths include three people...

4 years 6 months ago

Rain falling across S. California as storms move in

The first of a series of back-to-back winter storms has arrived in Southern California, bringing rain that could total several inches by Monday night. Showers are expected to increase in intensity with heavy rains possible by Monday afternoon. Residents in communities below wildfire-scarred mountains are on high alert for debris...

4 years 7 months ago

California apartments evacuated as cliff crumbles

Authorities are monitoring two buildings along a crumbling Northern California coastal bluff. The buildings in Pacifica are just a stone's throw from an apartment building that was evacuated earlier amid fears it would slide into the Pacific. Apartment residents were ordered out Thursday as large chunks of cliff plunged into...

4 years 7 months ago

More storms heading to Southern California

Southern Californians living near areas burned by wildfires are again facing worries about the possibility of flooding and mud flows. A storm moving into the region Thursday is the second this week, and forecasters say it will be followed by a wetter storm during the weekend. The National Weather Service...

4 years 9 months ago

Tropical Storm Rick intensifying in the Pacific

Tropical Storm Rick is quickly intensifying in the Pacific off Mexico's coast. Rick's maximum sustained winds had increased to 65 mph (100 kph) early Friday and is expected to reach hurricane strength later in the day. The tropical storm is centered about 315 miles (505 kilometers) south-southeast of Acapulco, Mexico,...

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