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Cyclone Idai deaths could exceed 1,000 as need for aid grows

Mar. 22, 2019 4:17 AM EDT

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Even as flood waters began to recede in parts of Mozambique on Friday, fears rose that the death toll could soar as bodies are revealed. The number of deaths could be beyond the 1,000 predicted by the country's president earlier this week, said Elhadj As Sy, the secretary-general...

2 powerful cyclones spinning toward north Australian coast

Mar. 22, 2019 3:52 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Two powerful cyclones are blowing toward Australia's sparsely populated north where around 2,000 people have been evacuated from the east coast of the Northern Territory ahead of strong winds, mountainous waves and flooding rain. Cyclones are frequent in Australia's tropical...

Marines cut training to fund hurricane costs, border mission

Mar. 21, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A number of unexpected costs, including major hurricane damage repairs and unplanned deployments to the U.S.-Mexico border, are forcing the Marine Corps to cancel training exercises and will degrade combat readiness, the top Marine general warned. Gen. Robert Neller said in a memo this...

The Latest: Cyclone Idai death toll rises to over 550

Mar. 21, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Cyclone Idai in southern Africa (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Reports from the United Nations and African governments say Cyclone Idai's death toll has risen to over 550 people. A U.N. official says Cyclone Idai has killed 242 people in Mozambique...

Report: Great Lakes feeling effects of rapid climate warming

Mar. 21, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., a trend likely to bring more extreme storms while also degrading water quality, worsening erosion and posing tougher challenges for farming, scientists reported Thursday. The annual mean air temperature in the...

Death toll from cyclone surpasses 500 in southern Africa

Mar. 21, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — A week after Cyclone Idai lashed southern Africa, flooding still raged as torrential rains caused a dam to overflow in Zimbabwe, threatening riverside populations. The confirmed death toll in Zimbabwe, neighboring Mozambique and Malawi surpassed 500 on Thursday, with hundreds more...

Florida Senate budget brings Hurricane Michael aid to $1.8B

Mar. 21, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State taxpayer money for Hurricane Michael relief in Florida's hard-hit Panhandle would top $1.8 billion under a budget plan outlined Thursday by Senate Republican leaders. Senate President Bill Galvano of Bradenton said an additional $219.9 million is included in the budget...

Winter storms: Crews clear, reopen Virginia's Skyline Drive

Mar. 21, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

CROZET, Va. (AP) — Crews are finally digging out a 40-mile (65-kilometer) stretch of Virginia's scenic Skyline Drive after a series of winter storms closed it for more than four months. Shenandoah National Park spokeswoman Sally Hurlbert said Wednesday that the southern portion of the road should be open...

Spring storm to dump heavy, wet snow in Vermont

Mar. 21, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — It may be spring, but parts of Vermont are in for a dumping of snow. The forecast is calling for 6 to 10 inches of snow along the western slope of the Green Mountains and parts of northeastern Vermont and more in the higher elevation. A winter storm watch has been issued from late...

Spring looks a lot like winter in Southern California

Mar. 21, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The calendar says spring but a winter weather advisory remains in effect for Southern California mountains. Snow continues to fall in the mountains Thursday and rain showers are falling elsewhere as a surprisingly vigorous system affects the region. Winter ended Wednesday afternoon but a...