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4 years 1 month ago

Winds halt flights at O'Hare airport

CHICAGO (AP) - High winds have forced authorities to stop flights at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. A spokeswoman for the Chicago Department of Aviation says officials issued a temporary ground stop at O'Hare on Tuesday, meaning no flights are departing. Aviation Department spokeswoman Karen Pride says more...

4 years 1 month ago

Blue skies and flooding in Miami

Residents of Miami who live near the beach are driving through flooded streets on Friday. Not a drop of rain has fallen from the sky--instead, the flooding was caused by unusually high tides that combined with high winds. Besides the street flooding, beach erosion is reported.

4 years 2 months ago

Deadly storm rips through New York City

The National Weather Service is dispatching investigators to New York City to determine whether a tornado touched down during a fierce storm that tore through the city and left one person dead. Thursday's storm toppled trees, ripped roofs off homes and knocked out power for thousands. It also...

4 years 2 months ago

Weather helps crews battling Loveland wildfire

Calmer-than-expected weather has allowed crews to contain about 65 percent of a northern Colorado wildfire. Fire managers say high winds predicted Wednesday didn't materialize, allowing crews to nearly double the containment line. The blaze blackened 740 acres and destroyed two homes. About 100 people who were evacuated from the...

4 years 2 months ago

High winds forecast for Boulder fire area

It's the last thing fire managers in Boulder County want to hear--wind gusts in the range of 50-miles an-hour are forecast for the foothills around Boulder this evening. The Fourmile Canyon Wildfire exploded from a spark into an inferno that leveled more than 100 homes in conditions similar to...

4 years 2 months ago

Winds push fire through 2 dozen Detroit homes

Flames swept through at least two dozen Detroit homes, fanned by strong winds that toppled power lines across the city and knocked out service to at least 113,000 Michigan homes and businesses. Tuesday night's fires were scattered through at least three neighborhoods, including along several blocks on the east...

4 years 4 months ago

Mother Nature helping California firefighters

Cooler temperatures and calmer winds are helping firefighters in their battle against the wildfire that's burned homes and forced hundreds of evacuations near California's Mojave Desert. The more than 1,400-acre blaze that chased residents from the Old West Ranch community about 10 miles south of Tehachapi was 25 percent...

4 years 4 months ago

California wildfire threatens entire town

A wildfire that's destroyed at least 40 homes near the Mojave Desert is threatening an entire town and firefighters say they're worried that afternoon winds will kick up the flames. Kern County Fire Engineer Dustin Allegranza says crews worked through the night to burn out a firebreak ahead of...

4 years 4 months ago

Pueblo employer Vestas continues expansion

Vestas Wind Systems plans to open a research and development office in Louisville that will employ up to 240 people over the next several years. Vestas already has operations in three Colorado communities, including Pueblo. The Danish company announced its new plans Tuesday during the Louisville City Council meeting....

4 years 6 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 6 months ago

Wind spreads Colorado canyon blaze

Firefighters say an intense canyon fire ripping through San Miguel County is spreading and getting more intense with the help of high winds blowing at up to 60 mph. The blaze is burning mostly on federal land, and has grown beyond 3,000 acres. About 150 firefighters were working the...

4 years 6 months ago

Small grass fire at Lowe's, High winds

Firefighters in Colorado Springs are mopping up a small fire that burned the landscaping at the Lowe's on New Center Point near Powers and Constitution. The dry windy weather has elevated the fire danger to high on Saturday. Two brush trucks and a standard pump engine were dispatched to...

4 years 6 months ago

Tornadoes touch down across Oklahoma

Severe weather was forecast to continue sweeping through the South on Thursday, a day after at least a half-dozen tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma, causing some damage and power outages but few injuries. The National Weather Service reported tornadoes in mostly sparsely populated areas of central and northern Oklahoma,...

4 years 7 months ago

High winds and Red Flag Warnings again

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for parts of southern Colorado for this afternoon through early evening. Dry, windy conditions along the I-25 corridor will increase potential fire danger for southern El Paso, Pueblo, eastern Huerfano, western Las Animas, Crowley, and Otero counties. Winds along...

4 years 8 months ago

Tornadoes, baseball-sized hail slam southeast

Twisters struck parts of Arkansas Wednesday night, injuring four people and destroying a handful of homes, as a line of storms marched east. After a daylong watch for possible tornadoes in the region, Emergency Management spokeswoman Renee Preslar said three people suffered major injuries in a tornado that destroyed...

4 years 10 months ago

Fish and Game chopper crashes in Sierra forest

Authorities say a California Fish and Game helicopter has crashed in Sierra National Forest, with at least one person dead. Madera County sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart says the crash occurred Tuesday south of Redinger Lake. She says it's not immediately clear how many people were on board or what caused...

5 years 2 months ago

Southern California wildfire 75 percent contained

Firefighters in Southern California say hot, dry winds have died down and they're making great progress against a wildfire that's burned 27 square miles of farmland. Ventura County fire spokesman Bill Nash says the 17,500-acre blaze near Moorpark is 75 percent contained Friday morning. Crews nearly doubled the level of...

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