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Nor'easter has New England bracing for floods, power outages

Oct. 26, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A nor’easter barreled up the U.S. coast Tuesday, and forecasters warned it could bring flooding, hurricane-force wind gusts and widespread power outages to New England. The worst of the storm was expected to lash the region late Tuesday through Wednesday...

'Atmospheric river' drenches drought-stricken California

Oct. 26, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful atmospheric river storm that swept through California set rainfall records and helped douse wildfires. But it remained to be seen how much of a dent it made in the state's drought. The weather system weakened as it moved south but still...

Record-breaking storm douses drought-stricken California

Oct. 25, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Across Northern California, crews worked Monday to clear streets of toppled trees and branches and to clean gutters clogged by debris carried by rainwater from a massive storm that caused flooding and rock slides, and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands. ...

The Latest: UN Security Council to discuss Sudan on Tuesday

Oct. 25, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council has scheduled an emergency closed-door meeting on the coup in Sudan for Tuesday afternoon. Diplomats said late Monday that the consultations were requested by the United States, United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Norway and...

2 feet of snow in Sierra; record rain in Reno; I-80 reopens

Oct. 25, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — More than 2 feet (0.7 meters) of new snow snarled traffic in the Sierra on Monday while record rainfall in Reno forced the closure of one school and caused minor flooding that shut down some streets. A winter storm warning remained in effect around...

IU-Northwest closed as region gets pummeled by flooding

Oct. 25, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana University Northwest campus was closed Monday due to flooding caused by the ongoing rainfall, a school spokesperson said. “All classes will be held remotely and students should check Canvas for updates,” campus spokeswoman Marisa...

Hurricane Rick weakens to tropical depression over Mexico

Oct. 25, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A compact Hurricane Rick roared ashore along Mexico's southern Pacific coast early Monday with 105 mph (165 kph) winds and heavy rain amid warnings of potential flash floods in the coastal mountains. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Rick made...

Deadline Monday to apply for FEMA aid after Tennessee floods

Oct. 25, 2021 07:20 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The deadline is approaching for people impacted by deadly, destructive flooding in Tennessee to apply for federal aid. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says homeowners and renters with uninsured damage or losses in Dickson, Hickman,...

Hurricane Rick strengthens a bit near Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 24, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Rick strengthened a bit Sunday night while heading for Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, where it was expected to make landfall Monday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Rick had winds as high as 90 miles per hour (150 kph) and was...

Tens of thousands without power in WA, OR; 2 killed by tree

Oct. 24, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A strong Pacific storm system that triggered mud flows in wildfire-scarred areas of California also slammed the Washington state and Oregon Sunday, threatening coastal flooding and causing power outages affecting tens of thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest. ...