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Kilauea eruption: A reminder to businesses about insurance

May. 21, 2018 10:06 AM EDT

The eruption of Mount Kilauea in Hawaii is a reminder to business owners, even those nowhere near any of the 169 volcanoes in the U.S., that they could be vulnerable to nature's most destructive forces. And that they need to be sure they're insured against disasters like tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes and...

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...

Kearney photographer chases storms

May. 20, 2018 1:02 AM EDT

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Photographer Ryan McGinnis admits he made a serious mistake May 29, 2008, by underestimating the risk while chasing a storm that spawned several Kearney tornadoes. He wanted to get in front of the supercell he'd followed from Lexington to Kearney, so he decided to drive under it on...

Possible tornado touches down in north-central Oklahoma

May. 19, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service in Tulsa says a possible tornado has touched down in north-central Oklahoma. Meteorologist Joe Sellars says the potential twister was only on the ground briefly Saturday afternoon between the towns of Fairfax and Ralston, west of Pawhuska, about 50 miles...

Connecticut storms spawned 2 additional tornados, 4 total

May. 17, 2018 12:35 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that two additional tornadoes struck in western Connecticut during this week's severe storms, bringing the total to four. Nobody was injured by the twisters, which the weather service says hit Winsted at about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday and the...

Cleanup underway a day after powerful storms pound Northeast

May. 16, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Residents in the Northeast cleaned up Wednesday, a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least four people dead and more than 200,000 homes and businesses without power. Connecticut officials said two people in New Fairfield and...

The Latest: 2 tornadoes touch down in Connecticut

May. 16, 2018 11:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of powerful storms that pounded areas of the Northeast (all times local): 11:30 p.m. The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Connecticut Tuesday. The weather service said Wednesday night that an EF1 tornado with estimated...

Weather service confirms 2 tornadoes hit Connecticut

May. 16, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Connecticut Tuesday. The weather service said Wednesday night that an EF1 tornado with estimated peak winds of 110 mph moved along a 9 ½ mile path between Beacon Falls and Hamden. A second EF1 tornado...

Powerful storms pound Northeast, leaving at least 2 dead

May. 15, 2018 11:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Powerful storms pounded the Northeast on Tuesday with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least two people dead and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power. In Connecticut, a man was killed when a tree fell on his truck, according to Danbury Mayor Mark...

Strong thunderstorms left behind minimal damage in Kansas

May. 15, 2018 12:38 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Strong thunderstorms that brought tornados, hail and rain to southern and southeast Kansas so far appear to have left behind minimal damage. No injuries have been reported. The National Weather Service says four tornadoes touched down in Kansas Monday night. Two tornadoes formed...