How people are coping with Hurricane Michael

U.S. 10/10/18, 17:21

People in the crosshairs of Hurricane Michael made last-minute preparations before leaving or hunkering down in hotels, homes and shelters. Here are snapshots of how they were preparing for the monstrous storm and coping after it blew ashore in Florida and headed inland.'GOING TO BE REAL UGLY'Hours before landfall, rain ...

Search resumes for 4 people missing in west Texas flooding

Texas 10/10/18, 09:29

Authorities have resumed their search for four people missing since a recreational vehicle park was overrun by raging floodwaters in west Texas.This image made from video provided by Shonda Winston shows floodwaters on a street in a Camp Wood area, about 120 miles (193 kilometers) west of San Antonio, Texas, ...

UN: Losses from natural disasters surge over last 20 years

Europe 10/10/18, 02:56

The U.N. office for disaster risk reduction said Wednesday that worldwide reported economic losses from earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, hurricanes and other climate-related disasters surged to total nearly $2.9 trillion over the past 20 years.UNISDR, as the office is known, said the reported loss of resources and assets like homes, ...

9 dead in torrential flooding on Spain’s Mallorca island

Europe 10/09/18, 23:16

Torrential rainstorms that caused flash flooding of water and mud on the Spanish island of Mallorca killed at least nine people, authorities said on Wednesday.A spokeswoman with the regional emergency service said two British nationals and a Dutch woman were among the victims, but she couldn't confirm whether six more ...

Storm-weary Carolinas worry Michael could hurt rebuilding

U.S. 10/09/18, 14:55

In the storm-weary Carolinas, Hurricane Michael's approach is stoking fresh fears among homeowners who still have tarps on their roofs or industrial dehumidifiers drying their floors from destruction left by Hurricane Florence.Thousands of homes in North and South Carolina were damaged when the September hurricane smashed trees into rooftops and ...

Severe weather disrupts power, flips vehicles in Oklahoma

U.S. 10/09/18, 13:50

Severe thunderstorms have overturned cars in the Oklahoma City area, while several Texas and Kansas communities are bracing for more flooding amid heavy rains. A line of strong thunderstorms rumbled across Oklahoma early Tuesday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue tornado, thunderstorm and flood warnings. A crumpled recreational vehicle lies on ...

Update: Search resumes for 4 missing in Texas floods

Texas 10/09/18, 11:47

The Latest on the search for four men missing in West Texas flooding (all times local):10:30 a.m.The search has resumed for four people missing after a West Texas RV park was overrun by raging floodwaters.Texas Game Warden Rachel Kellner says the search resumed Tuesday morning with crews walking the banks ...

Officials: 4 people remain missing in West Texas flooding

Texas 10/09/18, 04:40

The search resumed Tuesday morning for four people missing since a West Texas recreational vehicle park was overrun by raging floodwaters that prompted dramatic air and water rescues in a small West Texas city.Heavy rains Sunday night caused the South Llano River to rise and submerge parts of Junction, about ...

Update: 4 workers in recreational vehicle missing

Texas 10/08/18, 16:57

The Latest on flooding in the small West Texas city of Junction (all times local):3:50 p.m.Emergency responders say they are actively searching for four missing workers who were in the same recreational vehicle when they were swept away by flood waters in West Texas.Texas Game Warden Rachel Kellner says the ...

Michael strengthens into a hurricane, menaces Florida

U.S. 10/08/18, 10:26

A tropical weather system that rapidly strengthened into Hurricane Michael on Monday is likely to intensify ahead of an expected strike on Florida’s Panhandle by midweek, forecasters said. The director of the National Hurricane Center says Florida's Big Bend could see up to 11 feet (3.35 meters) of storm surge after ...

Wisconsin village questions future after flooding

Business 10/06/18, 01:10

Floods here are measured in black, permanent marker on the worn, white door of the Lion's Club picnic shelter.The 2016 and 2017 events are marked a few inches apart, about 3 feet up from the ground. The floods of 2007 and 2008 are another 2 feet higher and about an ...

Update: Flood warning extended for village near dam

U.S. 10/04/18, 10:33

The Latest on wet weather and flooding in the Southwest (all times local):7:05 a.m.A flash flood warning remains in effect for a small Native American community in a remote area of the southern Arizona desert where authorities say an earthen dam still has the potential to fail because the lake ...

7 officers shot, 1 fatally, serving warrant in South Carolina

U.S. 10/04/18, 00:18

A man shot seven police officers in South Carolina, killing one, in a standoff so dangerous that police had to use a bullet-proof vehicle to rescue the wounded, authorities said. The man also held children hostage for two hours in his Florence home Wednesday afternoon, but they were released safely as ...

Officials warn Arizona dam could fail, more floods possible by rain

U.S. 10/03/18, 12:21

An earthen dam in Arizona's southern desert could fail because the lake behind it is swollen with storm runoff, and more flooding caused by rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa is possible elsewhere in the state, officials said Wednesday.Residents who live near the dam in the small Native ...

Update: Forecasters warn of more Arizona flooding

U.S. 10/03/18, 11:35

The Latest on heavy rain in the U.S. Southwest from the remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa (all times local):8:30 a.m.Forecasters are warning of the possibility of more flooding in the Phoenix area and elsewhere in Arizona from runoff from remnants of a former tropical storm that dropped a record amount ...

Post-Florence coal ash tests at 1 site yet to raise alarms

U.S. 10/02/18, 17:40

Sludge washed from buried coal-ash pits by Hurricane Florence's floodwaters hasn't polluted a neighboring North Carolina river with heavy metals at levels concerning to human health, state environmental officials said.Three old coal-ash dumps capped with soil and trees at Duke Energy Corp.'s closed H.F. Lee power plant in Goldsboro plant ...

Typhoon pummels Japan, flights canceled, trains shut down

World 09/30/18, 04:05

A powerful typhoon ripped through Japan on Sunday, forcing cancellations of flights and trains, including in the Tokyo area as authorities warned of strong winds and torrential rain.Farms and homes in Miyazaki on the southern main island of Kyushu were flooded as Typhoon Trami swept across southwestern Japan. Evacuation orders ...

Sheriff: Guard waved van around barricade before 2 drowned

U.S. 09/27/18, 20:13

Officials say South Carolina deputies — after being waved through by National Guardsmen — drove a transport van around a barricade blocking a flooded road shortly before two mental patients drowned inside.Horry (OR-ree) County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Brooke Holden told The Associated Press on Thursday that Guardsmen allowed deputies to ...

Heavy rains spur flooding, rescues in NYC area, New England

New York 09/26/18, 10:11

Heavy rains in the New York City region and southern New England have led to flooding that required rescues of motorists and residents. The rains started Tuesday afternoon and continued through most of the night.Authorities in Bogota (bah-GOH'-tah), New Jersey, were caught on video rescuing a driver and elderly passenger ...

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