India prepares for ‘extremely severe’ Bay of Bengal cyclone

Science 05/02/19, 07:41

Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated along India's eastern coast on Thursday as authorities braced for a cyclone moving through the Bay of Bengal that was forecast to bring extremely severe wind and rain.The India Meteorological Department in New Delhi said Cyclone Fani was expected to make landfall on ...

On cyclone-shattered island in Mozambique, shock and debris

World 05/02/19, 03:46

Cyclone Kenneth in northern Mozambique ripped the island of Ibo apart. Nearly a week after the storm roared in, a visit by The Associated Press found widespread devastation.Roofs were peeled away from the overwhelming majority of homes. Wells were contaminated, leaving drinking water a growing concern.Thousands of residents who were ...

Breather for Iowa riverside city? Heavy rain not expected

U.S. 05/01/19, 07:00

A meteorologist says there's not much risk of rainfall heavy enough to further raise the Mississippi River flood threat in eastern Iowa.A temporary flood barrier failed in Davenport on Tuesday, submerging downtown blocks and forcing some people to seek shelter on rooftops. They later were evacuated by boats.Davenport City Administrator ...

Mozambique church a refuge for Muslim cyclone survivors

World 05/01/19, 01:26

Next to a marble pulpit inside a Catholic church, a young Muslim girl chases around with other children.The church has become a home for her and nearly 1,000 others from different faiths as they wait out the aftermath of Mozambique's latest devastating cyclone.Situated in the heart of this predominantly Muslim ...

Update: Mozambique death toll jumps to 38 after cyclone

World 04/29/19, 07:04

The Latest on Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique (all times local):2 p.m.Mozambique's government says the death toll from last week's Cyclone Kenneth has jumped to 38 as flooding continues.A boy does push-ups in the rain, in Pemba, on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Sunday, April, 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)The new ...

Mozambique’s 2nd cyclone floods northeastern centers

World 04/29/19, 01:17

Rains from Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical storm to hit Mozambique within weeks, continued to pound the northeastern city of Pemba and surrounding areas causing massive flooding and destruction.One death has been confirmed so far and 160,000 people are at risk, with more torrential rain forecast for the days ahead.The ...

This is spring? Weekend snow, cold hit Midwestern states

Sports 04/27/19, 15:21

Winter storm warnings have been posted in at least four Midwestern states as spring pauses for a mix of rain and snow just days before the calendar turns to May.The Chicago White Sox scratched a Saturday baseball game with the Detroit Tigers as snow fell in northern Illinois. The National ...

Mississippi counts 75 tornadoes for year, 43 for April 18

U.S. 04/27/19, 12:30

With three more tornadoes confirmed Friday from an April 18 outbreak, the National Weather Service now says 43 tornadoes hit Mississippi that day, and 75 for the year. The one-day amount alone equals Mississippi's annual average of 43 tornadoes during the years 1991 through 2010. The most tornadoes ever recorded in ...

Bad weather in eastern Texas, Louisiana spawned 9 tornados

Texas 04/26/19, 10:48

The National Weather Service says at least nine tornadoes were formed during a two-day period of severe weather in eastern Texas and Louisiana.Meteorologist Davyon Hill says seven tornadoes were part of the same parent storm that started in San Augustine, Texas, on Wednesday evening and stretched into northern Louisiana Thursday ...

New cyclone kills 3 in Mozambique; UN warns floods possible

World 04/26/19, 08:29

The second powerful cyclone to strike Mozambique in just six weeks ripped off roofs and killed at least three people on Friday as the United Nations warned of "massive flooding" ahead.Cyclone Kenneth approached Mozambique with maximum sustained winds of 220 kph (136 mph), the power of a Category 4 hurricane, ...

With hurricanes, wildfires, evacuation orders fall short

California 04/25/19, 05:13

With Hurricane Michael strengthening as it took aim at Florida's Panhandle, Mark Bowen and his employees watched the live footage through tears.They weren't looking at increasingly dire storm forecasts last October. They were watching cameras trained on rural Bay County's three main evacuation routes leading away from sugar-white beaches.Traffic was ...

Fleeing fire common in California; evacuation plans aren’t

California 04/25/19, 05:08

Wildfire surrounded Darrel Wilken and the three hospital patients in his car. But instead of evacuating Paradise, they were stuck in traffic along with thousands of others. Cars burned in front of them. Trees, homes and buildings exploded into flames as the gusting firestorm destroyed nearly everything around them Wilken, a nurse, ...

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

U.S. 04/19/19, 23:40

A strong storm system barreling through the South killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia.A tree fell onto a house Friday in Woodville, Florida, south of Tallahassee, killing the girl and injuring a 12-year-old boy, according to ...

Update: Trees toppled, houses damaged in North Carolina

U.S. 04/19/19, 19:08

The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 8 p.m. The National Weather Service reports downed trees and structure damage as severe storms roared through central and eastern North Carolina. A preliminary report said there was roof and structure damage in one neighborhood in Chatham County outside of Siler City ...

Update: Florida mayor not surprised Michael was a Cat 5

U.S. 04/19/19, 10:58

The Latest on Hurricane Michael being upgraded to a Category 5 storm (all times local):11:55 a.m.The mayor of the Florida city that was ground zero for Hurricane Michael says he's not surprised by news that it's been reclassified as the strongest possible storm.In this Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 fle photo, ...

Post-mortem upgrade: Hurricane Michael now Category 5 storm

U.S. 04/19/19, 09:03

Hurricane Michael, which devastated the Florida Panhandle last fall, was actually stronger than initially measured, prompting forecasters to posthumously upgrade it from a Category 4 storm to a Category 5, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday.The upgraded status means Michael was the first hurricane to make landfall in ...

Storms blast South, where tornadoes threaten several states

U.S. 04/19/19, 08:02

Strong storms are roaring across the South on Friday, after killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama and leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.The threat Friday shifted to Georgia, where multiple tornado warnings covered parts of northeast Georgia. There were no ...

Storms batter South, kill 2 in Mississippi, 1 in Alabama

Texas 04/19/19, 03:21

Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. National Weather Service forecasters said they believe multiple tornadoes hit southwest and central Mississippi, although they won't be sure ...

Update: Strong storms moving into southeastern US

U.S. 04/18/19, 11:51

The Latest on severe weather moving across the United States (all times local):11:45 a.m.Forecasters are warning about tornadoes and other violent weather as a storm system moves into the southeastern United States.Severe thunderstorms rumbled across North Texas, the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas on Wednesday, producing several tornadoes and ...

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