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US Gulf Coast braces for impact as Alberto approaches

May. 27, 2018 9:35 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Normally packed with vacationers over the Memorial Day weekend, beaches along the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast were largely empty Sunday as a slowly intensifying storm carrying brisk winds and heavy rain approached. Subtropical Storm Alberto - the first named storm of the 2018...

The Latest: US Gulf Coast braces for Alberto

May. 27, 2018 5:17 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 5:15 a.m. Florida, Alabama and Mississippi have launched emergency preparations ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto The slow-moving system is expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast...

Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; 6 dead, 30 missing

May. 26, 2018 10:45 PM EDT

SALALAH, Oman (AP) — A cyclone more powerful than any previously recorded in southern Oman slammed into the Gulf country and neighboring Yemen on Saturday, deluging a major city with nearly three years' worth of rainfall in single day. The storm killed at least six people while more than 30 remain missing,...

The Latest: Oman says 4th person killed by Cyclone Mekunu

May. 26, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

SALALAH, Oman (AP) — The Latest on the cyclone battering Oman and Yemen (all times local): 6 a.m. Authorities in Oman say a fourth person has been killed by Cyclone Mekunu, raising the storm's overall death toll to six. Oman's National Committee for Civil Defense made the announcement early Sunday, without...

The Latest: Alabama declares emergency ahead of Alberto

May. 26, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has declared a state of emergency for several counties ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto. The order effective at 6 a.m. Sunday covers 40 counties across the southern portion of the state. The National...

US states prepare as Subtropical Storm Alberto heads north

May. 26, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida, Alabama and Mississippi launched emergency preparations Saturday ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend. Cuba was being pounded by rain along its...

The Latest: Wildfire in Gila National Forest still growing

May. 26, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

RESERVE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico wildfires (all times local): 2:20 p.m. A wildfire in a remote area of the Gila National Forest in western New Mexico continues to spread as officials said Saturday that containment efforts so far have been unsuccessful due to steep, rugged terrain and extremely...

Brush fire leads to precautionary campground evacuation

May. 26, 2018 1:59 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A brush fire in western Colorado closed Interstate 70 for several hours and led state park officials to evacuate a campground as a precaution. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says all 77 campsites in the Island Access Campground in the James M. Robb Colorado River State Park were...

Wildfire in San Juan County forces evacuation of 15 people

May. 26, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County authorities say a wildfire near Navajo Lake in northwestern New Mexico burned 180 acres (73 hectares) and forced the evacuation of approximately 15 people before firefighters encircled it Friday night. County spokeswoman Susan Hakanson said there were no immediate reports...

Pennsylvania tornado destroyed shed, damaged home, vehicle

May. 26, 2018 12:14 PM EDT

ENOLA, Pa. (AP) — Weather authorities have confirmed that a tornado touched down in central Pennsylvania earlier this month, but no injuries were reported. The National Weather Service office in State College said the EF-1 tornado appeared at about 4:15 p.m. on May 15 near Enola in Cumberland County. The...