Latest Storms News

After rare flash flood emergency, Florida prepares for more heavy rainfall in coming days

Jun. 13, 2024 00:42 AM EDT

A tropical disturbance has brought a rare flash flood emergency to much of southern Florida as residents prepared to weather more heavy rainfall on Thursday and Friday. Wednesday's downpours and subsequent flooding blocked roads, floated vehicles and delayed the Florida Panthers on...

Florida's 2024 hurricane season arrives with a rainy deluge

Jun. 12, 2024 21:24 PM EDT

Dangerous flooding from a tropical disturbance inundated much of southern Florida on Wednesday, blocking roads, floating vehicles and delaying the Florida Panthers on their way to Stanley Cup games in Canada against the Edmonton Oilers. The disorganized storm system was pushing...

Six years after the Parkland school massacre, the bloodstained building will finally be demolished

Jun. 12, 2024 21:38 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The three-story building where 17 people died in the 2018 mass shooting at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School looms over campus behind a screened fence, a horrific and constant reminder to students, teachers, the victims' families and passersby. ...

Takeaways from AP examination of flooding's effect along Mississippi River

Jun. 11, 2024 10:32 AM EDT

WEST ALTON, Mo. (AP) — Commerce along the Mississippi River has evolved over the past century at the expense of many once-thriving river towns. But persistent and sometimes devastating flooding has added to the woes of some of those towns. An examination of data provided to The...

2 teens are killed when a bedroom wall collapses after heavy rains on an island in El Salvador

Jun. 10, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Two teenagers were killed by a landslide during heavy rains early on Monday, when their bedroom wall collapsed on an island in El Salvador, authorities said. The landslide took place on the Meanguera del Golfo island in the Gulf of Fonseca. The...

Aid is delivered to Gaza from newly repaired US-built pier, US military says

Jun. 08, 2024 20:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first aid from an American-built pier arrived in Gaza on Saturday since storm damage required repairs to the project, the U.S. military said, relaunching an effort to bring supplies to Palestinians by sea that had been plagued with problems. The pier...

F1 leader Max Verstappen hit by smoky battery problem in Canadian Grand Prix practice

Jun. 07, 2024 21:28 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Formula 1 points leader Max Verstappen left the track early with his Red Bull machine smoking, while Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso had the fastest lap Friday in the second free practice at the Canadian Grand Prix. After Circuit Gilles Villeneuve was hit by heavy...

US-built pier in Gaza is reconnected after repairs, and aid will flow soon, US Central Command says

Jun. 07, 2024 17:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military-built pier designed to carry badly needed aid into Gaza by boat has been reconnected to the beach in the besieged territory after a section broke apart in storms and rough seas, and food and other supplies will begin to flow soon, U.S. Central Command announced...

Tornado hits Michigan, killing toddler, while Ohio and Maryland storms injure at least 13

Jun. 06, 2024 19:55 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A tornado that ripped through suburban Detroit earlier this week downed trees that smashed through the roof of Abby Sata’s family home, sending water gushing below. Though they now have a giant crane taking trees off the house, they were lucky no one was hurt....

Ironworker dies after falling nine stories at University of Chicago construction site

Jun. 06, 2024 18:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An ironworker died and another was seriously hurt Thursday after they fell off scaffolding and plunged nine stories to the ground at a University of Chicago Medicine construction site. The workers were helping build a cancer research center, the Chicago Tribune...