Latest Storms News

New storms form over Atlantic, Pacific

Aug. 15, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — New named storms have formed far out over the Atlantic and Pacific, though neither poses a threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the Atlantic's Subtropical Storm Ernesto had maximum sustained winds Wednesday near 40 mph (65 kph) with some additional strengthening is...

Storms blamed for deaths in Kansas, damage roads in Oklahoma

Aug. 15, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A strong storm system moving across the central Plains left a father and son dead in Kansas, damaged roads in Oklahoma and led to several water rescues in both states. Montgomery County, Kansas, Sheriff Bobby Dierks said Wednesday that Dennis Clark Catron Sr., 72, and Dennis Clark...

The Latest: State recovery teams to aid areas hit by floods

Aug. 15, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

LODI, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on recovery efforts after flash floods hit areas of upstate New York earlier this week (all times local): 3:00 p.m. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has mobilized state resources to help areas of upstate New York recover from severe flash floods that swept through several communities earlier...

Recovery underway in New York region hit by flash flooding

Aug. 15, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

LODI, N.Y. (AP) — Clean-up and recovery efforts continued Wednesday in several upstate New York counties where flash flooding damaged homes, vehicles and infrastructure from the Finger Lakes region to the Binghamton area. Tuesday's pre-dawn downpours caused flash flooding that uprooted trees, inundated...

Flash flood sweeps away 11 picnickers in India

Aug. 15, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 11 people were swept away by a flash flood while picnicking at a waterfall in central India on Wednesday, an official said. District Magistrate Shilpi Gupta said seven others were rescued by helicopter, but 30 people remained trapped on rocks in the river in Shivpuri in Madhya...

Heavy monsoon rains kill 67 in southern India, close airport

Aug. 15, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Torrential monsoon rains have disrupted air and train services in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where flooding, landslides and bridge collapses have killed at least 67 people in the past week, officials said Wednesday. The international airport at Kochi, a major port city, suspended...

The Latest: Italy authorities raise bridge death toll to 26

Aug. 15, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a bridge in Italy (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Italian authorities from the region of Liguria have raised to 26 the number of dead in the collapse of a highway bridge in the port city of Genoa. The region's updated the death toll late Tuesday on its Twitter feed,...

Experts: Hail damage is worse, but climate role uncertain

Aug. 14, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Hailstorms inflict billions of dollars in damage yearly in North America alone, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories, climate and weather experts said Tuesday. The role of climate change in hailstorms is harder to assess, the...

Official: People trapped by flooding OK, assessing damage

Aug. 14, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Flash floods caused by pre-dawn downpours washed out bridges, submerged vehicles, clogged yards and roads with debris and temporarily trapped dozens of people in their upstate New York homes Tuesday, causing extensive damage but no reported deaths. Recovery work was underway by late...

Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26

Aug. 14, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A 51-year-old highway bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa collapsed in a driving rain Tuesday, killing at least 26 people and injuring 15 others as it sent dozens of vehicles tumbling into a heap of concrete and twisted steel. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte called it "an immense tragedy...