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Flooding damages more than 120 homes in Mississippi

Jun. 14, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is continuing to assess damage caused by recent flash flooding. Parts of central and northern Mississippi were soaked by heavy rainfall starting last week. The downpour washed out some roads, making travel...

Storm heavily damages carriage roads at Acadia National Park

Jun. 14, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The beloved carriage roads at Acadia National Park suffered heavy damage from a severe recent rainstorm, the National Park Service said Monday. The rainstorm hit Bar Harbor in the early hours of June 9. The park service said 10 miles (16...

Evacuations ordered in wildfire south of Moab

Jun. 14, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

MOAB, Utah (AP) — A wildfire sparked by an abandoned campfire is forcing evacuations south of Moab. The evacuations are mandatory for all private property on the east side of Geyser Pass in San Juan County, KTVX reported. They were ordered after the fire called the...

2 homes destroyed in Southern California brush fire

Jun. 13, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Two homes have been destroyed in a brush fire that prompted mandatory evacuation orders for residents of the eastern Riverside County community of Pinyon Crest, authorities said. Three other homes and three outbuildings were damaged. U.S....

Co-pastors receive outpouring of love after Va. house fire

Jun. 12, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jeff Lynch had just finished mowing the grass and was talking to his mom on the phone when he saw smoke in front of the house. “When I got up and looked, smoke was pouring out of the back of the house,” Lynch said during an interview in front of...

Report: California encourages rebuilding in fire-prone areas

Jun. 11, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California state and local officials are encouraging rebuilding in areas destroyed by wildfires at a time when people should be redirected away from those areas if the state wants to reduce the economic and human impact of increasingly destructive wildfires, according...

Heavy rains soak parts of Appalachia, northern Mississippi

Jun. 11, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Storms with soaking rains drenched a wide swath of Appalachia and northern Mississippi this week, swamping farmland, flooding bridges, stranding people in their homes and damaging cars and residences. Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee and West...

Colorado tornado destroys 2 homes, damages other buildings

Jun. 08, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

FIRESTONE, Colo. (AP) — A tornado that touched down in a largely rural area of northern Colorado on Monday damaged buildings on seven properties, authorities said. No injuries were reported. Among the structures that were considered destroyed were two homes as well as...

Pueblo forever changed by devastating flood 100 Years Ago

Jun. 08, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — One hundred years ago, raging waters unleashed by torrential rains and snowmelt broke through Pueblo’s Arkansas River levees, causing one of the deadliest and most destructive floods in Colorado’s history. Local historian John Korber’s father...

Crews focus on lingering hotspots in Phoenix recycling fire

Jun. 07, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix fire crews made significant progress overnight putting out a huge blaze that swept through multiple recycling yards, destroying businesses and injuring one firefighter. Fire Capt. Todd Keller said more than 30 firefighters were still at the scene...