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MEMA: Four tornados caused damage to 70 homes

Apr. 15, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — Four tornadoes that moved across Mississippi at the end of last week caused damage to around 70 homes, emergency officials said Thursday. Four businesses and three farms were also damaged. There have been no reports of injuries or fatalities,...

Mississippi seeks federal disaster aid after winter storms

Apr. 14, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is asking President Joe Biden to approve a major disaster declaration to help local governments and nonprofit groups recover costs from responding to winter storms that brought large parts of the state to a standstill. Gov. Tate Reeves'...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Apr. 14, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ April 13 The Johnson City Press on a Tennessee senator's response to the Biden Administration's infrastructure plan: Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn took to...

California targets urgent projects as wildfire season looms

Apr. 13, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California is in such an urgent race with another devastating wildfire season that officials began soliciting local project ideas even before they had money to pay for them. It faces such a threat of drought that the governor said Tuesday that he has executive orders...

Fire causes millions in damage to BNSF Nebraska terminal

Apr. 13, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

ALLIANCE, Neb. (AP) — A fire over the weekend at a BNSF Railway terminal in western Nebraska is estimated to have caused $3 million in damage to the facility. The fire broke out early Sunday afternoon at the BNSF terminal building in Alliance, and the Alliance...

Michigan house explosion sends 8 people to hospitals

Apr. 12, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

MARSHALL, Mich. (AP) — An explosion possibly leaked to natural gas destroyed a house in southern Michigan on Monday and injured eight people, authorities said. All were taken to hospitals, though three were released. The explosion and fire occurred overnight in...

Iran blames Israel for sabotage at Natanz nuclear site

Apr. 12, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran blamed Israel on Monday for an attack on its underground Natanz nuclear facility that damaged its centrifuges — sabotage that imperils ongoing talks over Tehran's tattered nuclear deal and brings a shadow war between the two countries into the...

Surveyors confirm tornado after storms hit South Carolina

Apr. 11, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

SENECA, S.C. (AP) — The National Weather Service confirmed Sunday that a weak tornado hit near Moore in upstate South Carolina on Saturday. Surveyors say the EF-O tornado had top winds of 80 mph (130 kph) and a path of 1.1 miles (1.75 kilometers). The storm touched down...

2 still in hospital as Louisiana tornado recovery continues

Apr. 11, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

PALMETTO, La. (AP) — A south Louisiana parish is declaring a state of emergency after a tornado killed one person and injured seven in Palmetto on Saturday. St. Landry Parish President Jessie Bellard says on Facebook that two of the injured people remain hospitalized on...

Teenager dies when electrocuted during Florida storm

Apr. 11, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl died Sunday during a strong storm that swept through central Florida, damaging homes and businesses. The woman was driving in Spring Hill, north of Tampa, when her car struck a downed power line, the Florida Highway Patrol...