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Parents of children killed in Arizona flood get probation

Jan. 27, 2022 20:13 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Nelly and Dallan Rawlings walked up to a podium in a crowded Gila County courtroom and asked a judge to let their parents stay home with them. Nelly said her dad, Daniel Rawlings, is a hard-working man who wants the best for his family. Her mom, Lacey...

Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar count deaths, damage by storm

Jan. 26, 2022 12:22 PM EST

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique, Madagascar and Malawi are counting the deaths and damage by tropical storm Ana and more than a week of heavy rains across southern Africa. In central and northern Mozambique at least 11 people have died, including children and elderly, and...

Malawi hit by flooding caused by tropical storm Ana; 1 dead

Jan. 25, 2022 12:22 PM EST

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Tropical storm Ana has caused widespread flooding, power outages and killed at least one person in Malawi, officials said Tuesday. Cutting path of wet destruction across southern Africa, the storm has blown from the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar, across...

Tropical storm Ana floods Madagascar's capital; 34 dead

Jan. 24, 2022 10:42 AM EST

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Tropical storm Ana has caused widespread flooding in Madagascar, including in the capital city, raising the death toll from recent heavy rains to 34 people and displacing more than 55,000, officials said Monday. With torrential rains continuing,...

Gov. Parson wants to create new flood response agency

Jan. 23, 2022 12:49 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson wants to spend $10.4 million to create a new office that would help the state better prepare for floods and drought. Missouri Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Connie Patterson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that...

Corps: $2.6B in Louisiana infrastructure, disaster money

Jan. 19, 2022 19:26 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers will be getting $2.6 billion for Louisiana under the infrastructure and supplemental disaster acts, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday. The disaster bill to help recovery from Hurricane Ida includes over $2 billion for flood...

Text of SC Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State speech

Jan. 19, 2022 19:08 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State remarks as prepared for delivery on Wednesday: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, my fellow South Carolinians: We are here tonight to address...

Heavy rains in Madagascar cause flooding in capital, 10 dead

Jan. 19, 2022 08:53 AM EST

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Heavy rains in Madagascar have flooded parts of the capital city, Antananarivo, killing 10 people and making more than 12,000 homeless, officials said Wednesday. With the rains continuing and a possible cyclone approaching the Indian Ocean island,...

Flood displaced family behind Waverly’s Chinese restaurant

Jan. 16, 2022 00:12 AM EST

WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP) — Sammy Liu thought the worst of the storm had passed. It’s been more than four months since a deadly flood swept her town of Waverly. The deluge plowed through scores of properties and killed 20 people. In the immediate aftermath, Liu was simply grateful to...

Governors turn to budgets to guard against climate change

Jan. 15, 2022 11:37 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Their state budgets flush with cash, Democratic and Republican governors alike want to spend some of the windfall on projects aimed at slowing climate change and guarding against its consequences, from floods and wildfires to dirty air. Democratic...