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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,...

Power outages temporarily halt flights at Sea-Tac Airport

May. 24, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Officials say scattered power outages halted some flights on the south side of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. KOMO-TV reports airport spokesman Perry Cooper said after 12:30 p.m. Thursday that flights were slowly resuming. Airport officials said on Twitter that all power was restored...

City looks for answers after zombie alert sent to residents

May. 23, 2018 9:02 AM EDT

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say they still don't know who sent a "zombie alert" to residents of a Florida city following a power outage. Lake Worth spokesman Ben Kerr says an independent investigation is underway to determine who was behind the message sent to some 7,880 customers during a 27-minute...

Florida city warns residents of power outage, zombies

May. 21, 2018 10:04 PM EDT

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Residents of a Florida city who received alerts about a power outage were also warned to look out for zombies. That's right — zombies. The Palm Beach Post reports that Lake Worth residents received the message during a power outage Sunday. The alert warned that more than...

Rainy season arrives in full force in Sunshine State

May. 21, 2018 1:36 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Soggy Florida is expecting even more rain after a weekend system caused flooding in many low-lying areas and a smattering of power outages near Fort Lauderdale. More rain is on the way as another weather system approaching the Gulf of Mexico may cause "locally heavy rainfall." In a Special...

Some municipalities still without power following storm

May. 20, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

BERLIN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut municipalities continue to make repairs following two tornados that swept through the area. The storms downed scores of trees and power lines. Eversource says Sunday that is has restored power to approximately 150,000 homes and businesses, adding the remaining customers...

Money promised for losses in Outer Banks power outage

May. 20, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

SALVO, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys say checks are coming to people who suffered financial losses from an eight-day power outage on the Outer Banks last summer. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Virginia, reports that attorney Dennis Rose told about 15 people at a meeting in Salvo last week that claims are being...

Flooding affects areas in central Virginia, Virginia Beach

May. 18, 2018 8:40 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Flash flooding in central Virginia could continue overnight. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports a flash flood warning expired 7 p.m. Friday, but more warnings could come as rain returns to the Richmond area. Authorities tell the Times-Dispatch that a man and a woman were rescued...

Corps leaving Puerto Rico with hurricane recovery unfinished

May. 18, 2018 12:20 AM EDT

YABUCOA, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is ending its work to rebuild Puerto Rico's electric grid, despite residents' fears that the island's government won't be able to restore power on its own to more than 16,000 people who remain blacked out eight months after Hurricane Maria. The...

State regulators investigating DTE outages, line death

May. 17, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Public Service Commission is investigating DTE Electric Co.'s recent storm-related outages and the death of a Detroit woman who came in contact with a downed power line. More than 300,000 DTE customers lost power May 4 when a storm with winds gusting to 70 mph hit...