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Debris falls from a row of damaged shops in Perth, Australia, Monday, May 25, 2020. There are reports of damage to buildings, homes, fences, electricity infrastructure and trees across Perth as a severe storm hit the coast and brought wind gusts of more than 100 kilometers (60 miles) per hour, officials said. (Richard Wainwright/AAP Image via AP)

Severe storm lashes vast expanse of west Australian coast

May. 25, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Tens of thousands of homes and businesses lost power, buildings were battered and trees were uprooted as a vast stretch of the west Australian coast was whipped by a severe storm on Monday for the second straight day. No casualties were reported from what Acting Assistant...

Cody Wiseman climbs his way to the top of a rock formation on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Palisades State Park in Garretson, S.D. (Abigail Dollins/The Argus Leader via AP)

South Dakota state park usage skyrockets during pandemic

May. 25, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of South Dakotans headed into the outdoors as the COVID-19 pandemic hit the state, causing state park visitor numbers to bounce back after last year’s rough weather. The boost in visitors is a welcome sight for Scott Simpson, parks division director at...

Visitors gather on the beach Sunday, May 24, 2020, in Newport Beach, Calif., during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Memorial Day weekend draws crowds and triggers warnings

May. 24, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. meant big crowds at beaches and warnings from authorities Sunday about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge that has killed nearly 100,000...

Minor damage reporter after 2 northwest Illinois tornadoes

May. 24, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

COLETA, Ill. (AP) — Officials reported some damage, including a destroyed machine shed and downed power lines, after at least two tornadoes touched down Saturday afternoon in northwest Illinois. The National Weather Service confirmed one tornado touched down in Whiteside County near Coleta around 2:15...

Greenhouse owner calls last frost date with uncanny accuracy

May. 24, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — When the wind comes barreling down Mount Mitchell, it bears down hard on the South Toe Valley, bringing with it whatever weather lingers near the summit. On May 10, that wind brought sustained freezing temperatures to Open Ridge Farm, but owner Gretchen Farrell was prepared....

Large hail, tornadoes damage North Texas region

May. 23, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Storms carrying large hail and damaging winds, including tornadoes, caused severe damage to parts of North Texas, officials said Saturday. The town of Bowie, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northwest of Fort Worth, was hit hard by one tornado about 9 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service...

Kendra Tucker, left, and her sister Melissa McCann, both of Sanford, wade into flood waters as they work to uncover lost family heirlooms and belongings, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Sanford, Mich. Scores of displaced people are staying in shelters after flooding overwhelmed two dams, submerged homes and washed out roads in Central Michigan. (Jake May/ Flint Journal via AP)

2nd lawsuit filed against operator of failed Michigan dams

May. 23, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

EDENVILLE, Mich. (AP) — The owners and operators of two mid-Michigan dams that failed, forcing the evacuation of 11,000 people, are facing a second lawsuit. The class-action suit was filed Friday against Boyce Hydro and manager Lee Mueller, the Midland Daily News reported Saturday. The Tittabawassee River...

Maine Forest Service warns of fire danger this weekend

May. 23, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

The Maine Forest Service is warning of a high risk of wildfires this weekend. There has been a spate of forest fires in Maine, and forest rangers have been battling stubborn blazes in Baxter State Park and in Island Falls near May Mountain. Firefighters and forest rangers are asking people to be considerate this...

Northern Illinois put under tornado watch on Saturday

May. 23, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

Northern Illinois was put on a tornado watch Saturday afternoon until 8 p.m. by the National Weather Service as a storm packing 60 mph winds and hail moved from the western part of the state toward Chicago. The weather service's declaration of tornado watches in northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin, northwest...

A villager clears tree branches fallen in front of his house after Cyclone Amphan hit the region, at Baguranjalpai village in East Midnapore district in West Bengal state, India, Friday, May 22, 2020. People forgot about social distancing and crammed themselves into government shelters, minutes before Cyclone Amphan crashed in West Bengal. The cyclone killed dozens of people and the coronavirus nine in this region, one of India’s poorer states. Even before the cyclone, its pandemic response was lagging; the state has one of the highest fatality rates from COVID-19 in India. With an economy crippled by India’s eight-week lockdown, and health care systems sapped by the virus, authorities must tackle both COVID-19 and the cyclone’s aftermath.(Debasis Shyamal via AP)

Recovery begins after storm ravages Indian, Bangladesh coast

May. 23, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities began clearing roads and assessing damage on Friday after Cyclone Amphan barreled through coastal communities in eastern India and neighboring Bangladesh, killing more than 100 people and leaving millions displaced. In India's West Bengal state, which bore the brunt of the...