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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...

Power outages reported in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan

Jan. 25, 2022 03:30 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Widespread power outages were reported on Tuesday in the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. The Interfax news agency said that a significant number of the 2 million residents of Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city, found themselves...

Wildfire along California's Big Sur forces evacuations

Jan. 23, 2022 00:33 AM EST

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters on Saturday were battling a wildfire that broke out in the rugged mountains along Big Sur, forcing hundreds of residents on this precarious stretch of the California coast to evacuate and authorities to shut its main roadway. The fire started...

North Carolina governor declares emergency ahead of new snow

Jan. 19, 2022 20:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed a state of emergency on Wednesday, the second one in as many weeks, in advance of another forecast of winter weather that will cover the snow and sleet that fell last week. While the most significant precipitation fell on...

Thousands lose power in far northern Maine

Jan. 19, 2022 17:37 PM EST

MADAWASKA, Maine (AP) — Thousands of customers were without power in far northern Maine on Wednesday due to a disruption of electricity on the other side of the Canadian border. Power company Versant Power said more than 11,000 customers lost power. Almost all of those were in...

Man charged with DUI after truck hits utility pole

Jan. 17, 2022 12:18 PM EST

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man was charged with driving under the influence after his pickup truck struck a utility pole. causing a widespread power outage in a Cumberland neighborhood, police said. The Cumberland Times-News reports that more than 1,500 Potomac Edison...

Snow, ice blast through South with powerful winter storm

Jan. 16, 2022 22:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A dangerous winter storm combining high winds and ice swept through parts of the U.S. Southeast on Sunday, knocking out power, felling trees and fences and coating roads with a treacherous, frigid glaze. Tens of thousands of customers were without power in Georgia,...

Major winter storm: South braces for big blast of snow, ice

Jan. 15, 2022 19:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasts of snow and ice as far south as Georgia have put a big part of the Southeast on an emergency preparedness footing as shoppers scoured store shelves for storm supplies and crews raced to treat highways and roads as a major winter storm approached from the Midwest. ...

Thousands in Sierra without power nearly 2 weeks after storm

Jan. 08, 2022 14:49 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of residents in the Sierra Nevada remained without running water, heat or power nearly two weeks after a powerful December storm dumped heavy snow that downed trees and damaged electrical equipment. More than 250 crews were working Saturday to...

Destructive winds flip airplanes, trucks near Anchorage

Jan. 03, 2022 20:14 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Destructive winds battered an area just north of Anchorage for the third straight day on Monday — flipping small airplanes and semitrailers, forcing schools to close, leaving thousands without power and severely damaging a fast-food restaurant. Two...