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More bad weather could hit Iowa where 3 powerful tornadoes caused millions in damage

May. 23, 2024 13:24 PM EDT

GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds praised FEMA's response Thursday as she sought a disaster declaration for multiple counties, saying at least 202 homes were destroyed by a series of tornadoes that raked the state. Three separate powerful tornados carved long paths...

Dangerous brew: Ocean heat and La Nina combo likely mean more Atlantic hurricanes this summer

May. 23, 2024 12:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready for what nearly all the experts think will be one of the busiest Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, thanks to unprecedented ocean heat and a brewing La Nina. There's an 85% chance that the Atlantic hurricane season that starts in June will be above...

Doctors treat hundreds of victims of heatstroke in Pakistan after heatwave hits the country

May. 23, 2024 08:40 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Doctors treated hundreds of victims of heatstroke at hospitals across Pakistan on Thursday after an intense heatwave sent temperatures above normal levels due to climate change, officials said. Temperatures soared as high as 49 degrees Celsius (120 degrees...

From Zambia to Afghanistan, WFP warns El Nino's extreme weather is causing a surge in hunger

May. 22, 2024 20:51 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Extreme weather attributed to the El Nino phenomenon is causing a surge in hunger in several countries, including Zambia and Afghanistan, the UN's World Food Programme said Wednesday, and called on donors for much-needed help. El Niño is a natural,...

Most in Houston area are getting power back after storm, but some may have to wait until the weekend

May. 22, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Power was expected to be restored by late Wednesday to nearly all Houston area homes and businesses left in the dark by last week’s deadly storm, according to officials. But possibly up to 20,000 customers might have to wait until the weekend before their lights...

Kyle Larson carefully watching weather as Indy 500 draws closer and forecast for rain worsens

May. 22, 2024 16:28 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Larson eyeballed his assigned teammates and plotted a strategy to try to score his first win of Indianapolis 500 week. He was at Wheeler Elementary School early Wednesday in Speedway for annual “Community Day” and alongside Scott Dixon, Scott McLaughlin...

Mexico's drought, heatwave and water shortage are so bad even police are blocking traffic in protest

May. 22, 2024 14:59 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s drought, heatwave and water shortages have gotten so bad that even police blocked traffic in protest Wednesday. In recent months, residents of some Mexico City neighborhoods have regularly taken to forming human chains to block boulevards to demand...

Graduating seniors seek degrees in climate change and more US universities deliver

May. 22, 2024 11:13 AM EDT

At 16, Katya Kondragunta has already lived through two disasters amped by climate change. First came wildfires in California in 2020. Ash and smoke forced her family to stay inside their home in the Bay Area city of Fremont, for weeks. Then they moved to Prosper, Texas, where she...

Tornado devastates Iowa town, killing multiple people as powerful storms rip through Midwest

May. 22, 2024 00:00 AM EDT

GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Multiple people died Tuesday and at least a dozen were injured when a powerful tornado tore through a small Iowa town, carving a bleak landscape of destroyed homes and businesses, shredded trees, smashed cars, and widely strewn debris. The tornado destroyed...

Heavy equipment, snow shovels used to clean up hail piled knee-deep in small Colorado city

May. 21, 2024 23:46 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Residents in a small city in northeastern Colorado were cleaning up Tuesday after hail the size of baseballs and golf balls pounded the community, with heavy construction equipment and snow shovels used to clear ice that piled up knee-deep the night before. Monday...