Storms bring tornadoes, floods, power outages across the US

Texas 06/20/19, 13:04

Potent thunderstorms have been blamed for one death and left more than 200,000 people without power across the southern United States — and fierce winds were expected to wallop parts of several states as new storms form Thursday, forecasters said. Fallen trees ripped down power lines and crashed into buildings along ...

Update: Tenant files negligence suit over crane collapse

U.S. 06/11/19, 21:28

The Latest on the aftermath of a severe storm that caused widespread damage to the Dallas area (all times local):9:20 p.m.A negligence suit has been filed on behalf of a 27-year-old mixed martial arts fighter against the operator of a crane that collapsed onto her apartment building.This photo provided by ...

Days after storm, clean up continues in Dallas

U.S. 06/11/19, 17:30

Kayla McFall didn't think much of the clouds rolling into Dallas as she relaxed in her grandparents' pool. A native Texan, she's used to storms blowing through and was still in the water when the sky darkened."It turned black and that's when we started seeing the lightning and the extreme ...

Sister: woman killed in crane collapse lived in building

U.S. 06/10/19, 15:27

The Latest on the crane that collapsed into a Dallas apartment building (all times local):3:30 p.m.The sister of a woman killed after a crane collapsed on an apartment building in Dallas says she was a resident of the building.This photo taken and provided by Michael Santana shows a construction crane ...

Crane collapses onto the building during storm in Dallas, killing 1 woman

U.S. 06/09/19, 18:14

A construction crane buffeted by high winds during a typhoon crashed on a Dallas apartment building on Sunday, killing one woman in the block and wounding at least six more individuals, two of whom were critical, a fire officer said. Crews looking for the Elan City Lights building discovered a woman's ...

Update: 1 dead, at least 6 injured in crane collapse

U.S. 06/09/19, 16:52

The Latest on the collapse of a crane in Dallas (all times local):4:45 p.m.A Dallas fire rescue official says one person has been killed and at least six injured when a construction crane fell on an apartment building during a storm with high winds.Isaiah Allen, a resident of the damaged ...

Strong job market hampers FEMA hiring in flood-hit states

U.S. 06/09/19, 09:57

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing an unexpected challenge in meeting the needs of the many people affected by this spring's widespread flooding and violent storms: a strong economy.Tasked with responding to natural disasters that seem ever more frequent and destructive, the agency finds itself further challenged by the ...

Update: Torrents lead to Tulsa-area high water rescues

U.S. 06/06/19, 21:06

The Latest on flash flooding in Oklahoma (all times local):8:45 p.m.Almost 4 inches (100 millimeters) of rain per hour caused widespread street flooding in the Tulsa area, leading to multiple stalled vehicles and high-water rescues.Traffic gets backed up on I-44 as flood waters overtake the exit to westbound I-40 in ...

Heavy rain prompts high water rescues in Oklahoma City

U.S. 06/06/19, 14:26

Heavy rains are flooding streets and prompting high water rescues in Oklahoma City as another round of severe storms passes through.The National Weather Service reports up to 1.5 inches (3.8 centimeters) of rain fell during a 30-minute period Thursday in the western part of the Oklahoma City area. Flash flood ...

Texas coastal flooding strands about 100 endangered turtles

Texas 06/03/19, 17:11

High tides and flooding associated with May storms that buffeted parts of Texas caused the stranding of about 100 young sea turtles along part of the Gulf coast, experts say.Jesse Gilbert, Chief Operating Officer of the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, said Monday that the juvenile green sea turtles ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Looking back at hurricane damage

U.S. 05/31/19, 00:08

Crews with bulldozers and dump trucks have removed tons of debris from the Florida Panhandle since Hurricane Michael slammed ashore in October, wrecking miles of homes and businesses, yet signs of the storm's fury remain everywhere as hurricane season approaches.Recovery is coming along in other places that have been hit ...

Storm season brings new dread while forgotten towns rebuild

U.S. 05/31/19, 00:06

The annual start of hurricane season casts a shadow of dread over coastal sections of the United States. People fret over the next Big One, even as communities struggle to recover from the last one.For some communities, the devastation remains an open wound, as in Florida's Panama City, slammed by ...

At least 6 tornadoes confirmed in Texas

Texas 05/30/19, 17:45

Forecasters say at least six tornadoes hit parts of north and east Texas in a storm system that damaged dozens of homes and left one person hurt.The National Weather Service in Fort Worth on Thursday confirmed twisters struck Wednesday in northern Fort Worth with winds estimated at about 90 mph ...

Tornado warning? In East, storm season brings bewilderment

U.S. 05/30/19, 16:04

As a tornado bore down on the western edge of New Jersey, some residents prepared for the worst, while others were caught off guard, despite bulletins from meteorologists and extensive coverage by television and radio stations.Marie Raffay was at a high school sports award banquet in Stanhope on Tuesday night ...

2 tornadoes confirmed in Texas storms, structures damaged

Texas 05/30/19, 12:56

Forecasters say at least two tornadoes hit parts of north and east Texas in a storm system that damaged dozens of homes and left one person hurt.The National Weather Service has confirmed twisters struck Wednesday in the Heritage Trace subdivision of Fort Worth and also in Canton, 55 miles (88 ...

Pennsylvania faces a 3rd day of severe weather

U.S. 05/30/19, 12:40

Pennsylvania faces a third day of severe weather while people clean up from storms that downed trees, power lines and caused flooding.Thursday's forecast calls for storms that could pack damaging wind and hail. The risk continues for flash flooding.The Central Bucks School District has canceled classes in several schools because ...

Mozambique seeks $3.2 billion to recover from cyclones

World 05/30/19, 03:55

Mozambique says it needs $3.2 billion to recover from a pair of powerful tropical cyclones that ripped into the southern African nation earlier this year and left hundreds dead, raising alarm about the effects of climate change on coastal nations.That's according to a government assessment supported by the World Bank, ...

Update: Downed trees stop New York-Pittsburgh train

New York 05/29/19, 16:41

The Latest on severe weather in Pennsylvania (all times local):5:30 p.m.An Amtrak train from New York to Pittsburgh is stopped in central Pennsylvania because trees are down along its route.Business owners and workers assess flood damage as they to start cleanup, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Harmony, Pa. More storms ...

Heavy rains, high winds damage parts of Pennsylvania

U.S. 05/29/19, 11:06

Storm-driven floodwaters inundated parts of western Pennsylvania, sending torrents down the streets of one town and requiring several people to be helped by swiftwater rescue specialists.Zelienople (ZEE-lee-uh-no-pul) officials told drivers to avoid several streets because of severe flooding in the town about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Pittsburgh.A powerful ...

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