NEW DELHI (AP) — A severe cyclone is roaring in the Arabian Sea off southwestern India with winds of up to 140 kph (87 mph), already causing heavy rains and flooding that have killed at least six people, officials said Sunday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five West Virginia counties have qualified for federal funding as a result of severe winter storms this year, the state Emergency Management Division said.
The counties are Cabell, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam and Wayne, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Thursday.
DONNA, Texas (AP) — A compound of tents to detain migrant children and families was evacuated for hours this week when struck by fierce winds in Texas' Rio Grande Valley, authorities said.
All migrants at the Border Patrol's holding center in Donna, Texas, were moved to other facilities in the Rio Grande Valley, parent agency U.S.
SALEM, Ore (AP) — Officials in Salem, Oregon, say damage from a February ice storm will cost about $4.6 million to repair.
The Statesman Journal reports the money will be spend repairing infrastructure and clearing downed trees.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The first named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane system weakened into a tropical depression Monday as it headed away from Mexico's southwestern coast toward open seas.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Andres formed off the southwestern coast of Mexico on Sunday, the first named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane system.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Andres was unlikely to pose any threat to land, predicting it would stay well out to sea and head out into the open Pacific.
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A deluge that dumped more than 7 inches of rain in a few hours and spawned at least three tornadoes eased Wednesday but left homeowners and workers to clean up a wide area across the Southeast.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Relentless winds and rain pummeled large swaths of the South on Tuesday, causing tornadoes, sparking a flash flood emergency in Alabama and damaging homes from Texas to Virginia.
CALLAO, Va. (AP) — A tornado that struck Virginia’s Northumberland County near the Chesapeake Bay destroyed one home and severely damaged a few others. But no one was injured, according to weather service officials.
WAXAHACHIE, Texas (AP) — At least eight people were injured when storms that brought at least five tornadoes to North Texas flipped tractor-trailers on an interstate and damaged structures.
Three drivers were hospitalized, one with serious injuries, after their tractor-trailers overturned in the storms Monday night along Interstate 35 near Waxahachie, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Dallas, officials said.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday issued a disaster declaration for Mississippi for winter storms that struck in February.
A White House news release said federal money is available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and some private nonprofit organizations, and those entities must also pay part of the cost for emergency work and repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the Feb.
YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — Severe storms spawning multiple tornadoes moved across the South on Monday, damaging homes and uprooting trees from Mississippi to West Virginia. A tornado spotted in Atlanta forced thousands to seek shelter, and one man was killed when a falling tree brought power lines onto his vehicle.
BEIJING (AP) — An extreme thunderstorm hit an eastern Chinese city, leaving 11 dead and 66 injured, with strong winds causing buildings and trees to collapse, officials said.
Nantong city, located in the eastern province of Jiangsu, was among the hardest-hit when the extreme weather swept the Yangtze Delta on Friday night, according to state-affiliated newspaper Global Times.
PARIS, Tenn. (AP) — The National Weather Services said a violent storm that damaged more than 30 homes in Tennessee on Wednesday was an EF-1 tornado, The Paris Post-Intelligencer reported.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana homeowners, renters and business owners have fewer than two weeks left to apply for federal disaster aid for property damages and losses caused by the severe winter storms that struck the state in February.
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — Heavy rains poured down on the island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Thursday, causing flooding and mudslides that damaged some homes and further battered areas already burdened by heavy ashfall from eruptions of La Soufriere volcano.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) _ Sandstorm Gold Ltd. (SAND) on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
On a per-share basis, the Vancouver, British Columbia-based company said it had net income of 3 cents.
SPARTA, Mo. (AP) — Strong storms swept across parts of Missouri on Wednesday, flooding a popular state park and causing wind damage.
Live camera footage showed raging waters at Roaring River, a popular fishing destination 8 miles (12.87 kilometers) south of Cassville in Barry County, the Springfield News-Leader reports.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut regulators on Wednesday criticized the state's two largest electricity distributors and said they are considering fines over what they called the companies' failures in their preparation and response last August to Tropical Storm Isaias, which left hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the dark for days.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Joe Biden has approved federal disaster aid for eight Alabama counties where tornadoes and strong winds caused damage over two days in March, the White House said Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scattered showers lingered around parts of California and Nevada on Monday after the weekend’s late-season storm.
The storm delivered mostly small amounts of precipitation to states deeply in drought but there were exceptions.
PEARL RIVER COUNTY, Miss. (AP) — A child was killed in Pearl River County over the weekend after a tree reportedly fell on a house during an overnight storm, according to authorities.
The tree crashed into the sleeping girl's bedroom at around 3 a.m.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a pair of bills Friday to mitigate the skyrocketing storm-related utility costs from a February winter storm.
The bills were among two dozen measures that Stitt signed into law.
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A section of California's scenic Highway 1 that collapsed during a winter storm reopened to traffic on Friday.
Gov. Gavin Newsom and work crews stood on the freshly paved and marked roadway to celebrate the reopening of the main artery to and from Big Sur, attracting millions of tourists who visit the famous coastal region each year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal officials have approved a major disaster declaration for Tennessee’s winter storms in February.
State officials say the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s declaration will help 13 counties impacted by severe winter weather from Feb.
BOLTON, Vt. (AP) — State police reported multiple crashes across Vermont after a late-season snowstorm slickened highways.
In one crash reported early Thursday, a van carrying 14 people crashed on Interstate 89 in Bolton, causing multiple injuries, but police said none of the injuries were life threatening.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Researchers said Thursday they are launching a survey of the causes of deaths in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria to clear up questions about why the toll of the 2017 Category 4 storm was so high.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An approaching powerful typhoon has left at least one person dead, another missing and prompted the evacuation of more than 100,000 people as a precaution in the eastern and central Philippines, although the unusual summer storm is not expected to blow into land, officials said Monday.
BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders who had enjoyed an early spring were brought back to a cold, blustery reality Friday with a storm packing powerful wind gusts, lashing rain and heavy, wet snow.
More than a foot of snow piled up Spofford in western New Hampshire, and wind gusts hit 60 mph (96 kph) at the Isles of Shoals about 6 miles (10 kilometers) off the New Hampshire Coast, according to the National Weather Service.
PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Families anxiously awaited news of the 12 people missing from a capsized oil industry vessel Thursday while divers searching for survivors knocked on the ship's hull without response.
HONOLULU (AP) — As muddy rainwater surged from Hawaii's steep seaside mountains and inundated residential communities last month, the damage caused by flooding was obvious — houses were destroyed and businesses swamped, landslides covered highways and raging rivers and streams were clogged with debris.
PALMVIEW, Texas (AP) — South Texas officials say they are worried about flooding during the hurricane season starting June 1 from breaches in a levee system that remain after border wall construction was halted.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is asking President Joe Biden to approve a major disaster declaration to help local governments and nonprofit groups recover costs from responding to winter storms that brought large parts of the state to a standstill.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Northern New England may have had a fairly mild winter, but a spring nor'easter is on the way this week.
The storm is expected to bring rain and snow to Maine starting on late Thursday night and extend all the way through early Saturday morning, WGME-TV reported.
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenager less than two months away from graduating from high school was electrocuted when she stepped on a live power line that fell onto the road during a severe thunderstorm and set fire to her car.
SENECA, S.C. (AP) — The National Weather Service confirmed Sunday that a weak tornado hit near Moore in upstate South Carolina on Saturday.
Surveyors say the EF-O tornado had top winds of 80 mph (130 kph) and a path of 1.1 miles (1.75 kilometers).
SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl died Sunday during a strong storm that swept through central Florida, damaging homes and businesses.
The woman was driving in Spring Hill, north of Tampa, when her car struck a downed power line, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A cluster of severe storms swept across the South early Saturday, leaving one person dead in Louisiana, toppling trees and power lines in Mississippi, dropping large hail on an Alabama coastal city and leveling buildings in the Florida Panhandle.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A storm system taking aim at the South could bring the threat of damaging winds and tornadoes to the region, forecasters said.
At least a few tornadoes are expected Friday in parts of northeast Louisiana and Mississippi, according to the national Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma.
Torrential rains flooded several New Orleans streets in a storm system that spawned a tornado in north Louisiana, toppling trees and damaging homes.
The twister hit northern Morehouse Parish about 7:41 p.m.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the U.S. West over the past half-century as climate change warmed the planet, according to a sweeping government study released Tuesday that concludes the situation is worsening.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — From summer-like temperatures to a winter storm warning, the weather in western South Dakota has been all over the map in recent days.
The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a winter storm warning for 6 inches (15 centimeters) or more of snow Tuesday in the higher elevations of the Black Hills.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A late spate of wintry weather swept Croatia and Slovenia on Tuesday, causing traffic disruptions.
Blizzards and strong winds in part of Croatia prompted authorities to issue warnings to travelers and close some roads for heavy trucks with trailers.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Five people had to ski through a heavy Alaska snowstorm to a mountain chalet after abandoning their airplanes on a glacier on North America’s tallest peak, where they were stranded for the weekend, officials said Monday.
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PEARISBURG, Va. (AP) — A portion of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia remains closed as repairs continue on a power line that went down during an ice storm.
The Roanoke Times reported Sunday that the power line went down in February.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Delta, which made landfall about 11 miles (about 18 kilometers) from where the devastating Hurricane Laura hit a little more than a month earlier, cost $2.9 billion in the United States and was linked to six deaths in the U.S.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two smugglers were sentenced to federal prison on Friday for leading three sisters from Mexico into California, where they froze to death in a mountain snowstorm.
Cecilio Rios-Quiñones, 38, and his brother, 23-year-old Ricardo Rios-Quiñones, received 5 1/2 years each in U.S.