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Man rescued from floodwaters east of Sierra Vista

Jul. 3, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Cochise County say they rescued a man whose vehicle was stuck in a running wash east of Sierra Vista. A sheriff's news release says deputies were called at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday to an area about 12 miles (19 kilometers) east of Sierra Vista. They found...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jul. 1, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ June 28 The Post and Courier on some cities in South Carolina mandating that people wear masks in public spaces, including in restaurants: South Carolina’s hospitality industry got overtaken by events this past week — in a good way —...

Cyclone kills 9, causes floods and damage in southern Brazil

Jul. 1, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

RÍO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A cyclone has hit the southern region of Brazil, killing nine people and causing floods. The nine died Tuesday in the state of Santa Catarina, while two people were missing, according to civil defense officials. Three of the deaths occurred in Tijucas, a coastal city on the...

Workers remove water near a loading dock, Monday, June 29, 2020, at Norwood Hospital, in Norwood, Mass. About 90 patients at the hospital had to be evacuated on Sunday, June 28, 2020 because of a power outage caused by heavy rain and flooding, according to authorities. The flooding caused what officials described as an

Rain, floods force temporary closure of hospital

Jun. 29, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

NORWOOD, Mass. (AP) — Flooding and a power outage caused by torrential downpours forced the temporary closure of a Massachusetts hospital on Monday, officials said. About 90 patients were evacuated from Norwood Hospital on Sunday, and 30 to 40 additional patients were being moved Monday to other...

North Carolina man dies after tree falls on mobile home

Jun. 29, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was killed after a storm pushed a tree onto his mobile home and split it in half. Authorities found Grijalva Revolorio Abel, 47, dead inside the Chapel Hill home on Sunday evening after a storm brought strong winds and rain through the area, news outlets...

More than 100 helped from river during storm

Jun. 28, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 100 people were helped to safety Saturday after a strong thunderstorm left them stranded on the Chattahoochee River, officials said. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Gwinnett County and Johns Creek fire crews tended to 111 river visitors who were caught in the...

FILE- In this Sept. 24, 2009 file photo, fisherman Mohammad Ali stands as a ferry crosses the River Jamuna in Sirajganj district, 104 kilometers (65 miles) northwest of capital Dhaka, Bangladesh. With the monsoon setting in and waters from India rushing downstream, Bangladesh is facing a serious threat of floods that could cause extensive damage to farmlands across the delta nation’s vast northern regions, officials said Sunday, June 28, 2020. Abdur Rahim, a disaster management official in northern Sirajganj district, said about 50,000 families have already been affected after the Jamuna River swelled. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman, File)

Bangladesh's northern regions brace for monsoon floods

Jun. 28, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — With the monsoon setting in and waters from India rushing downstream, Bangladesh is facing a serious threat of floods that could cause extensive damage to farmlands across the delta nation’s vast northern regions, officials said Sunday. The country’s Flood...

Storms packing heavy rains leave 65,000 without power

Jun. 27, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — More than 65,000 homes and businesses across southern Michigan had no power Saturday after a line of severe thunderstorms packing heavy rains raked the region, utilities reported. DTE Energy reported more than 40,000 customers without electricity in southeastern Michigan, Consumers Energy...

In this June 24, 2020, photo, a man walks through a flooded village in Huishui County in southwestern China's Guizhou Province.  More than 20 people have died this year in seasonal rains in southern China that swell rivers and flood towns and agricultural fields (Chinatopix via AP)

Storms leave 3 dead, 12 missing in southwest China

Jun. 27, 2020 4:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Three people died and 12 are missing after overnight rainstorms in southwestern China, authorities said Saturday. Two vehicles fell into a river, killing two people and leaving three others unaccounted for, according to the Mianning county government in Sichuan province. Another person was...

Cedar Rapids prepares for possible storms, flooding

Jun. 26, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are closing some low-lying roads in Cedar Rapids because they are at risk of flooding as the Cedar River rises. The Gazette reports that the city said in a statement Friday that the Cedar River could reach moderate to major flood elevation. The release said there is...