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Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Feb. 15, 2024 07:19 AM EST

Valdosta Daily Times. February 8, 2024. Editorial: Severe weather can hit at any time In a case of ironic timing, a tornado struck Lowndes County the day before Georgia’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week began. The twister, rated an EF-2 by the...

First-ever February tornadoes in Wisconsin caused $2.4M in damages

Feb. 14, 2024 21:56 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Wis. (AP) — The first tornadoes ever recorded in Wisconsin in the usually frigid month of February caused more than $2.4 million in damage, officials said Wednesday. The tornadoes that ripped through Rock County on Feb. 8 killed some cattle and hit 30 homes, officials...

Summer-like conditions with record temperatures lead to first Wisconsin tornadoes in February

Feb. 09, 2024 20:39 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Wis. (AP) — The first tornadoes ever recorded in Wisconsin in the usually frigid month of February tore through mostly rural areas on a day that broke records for warmth, setting up the perfect scenario for the type of severe weather normally seen in the late spring and summer. ...

Southern Californians recount harrowing mudslides during deadly record-breaking storm

Feb. 08, 2024 00:00 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jesus Barron answered his wife's panicked phone call warning him that a mudslide was smashing into their bedroom in the hills of eastern Los Angeles County. Then, the line went dead. "She called me and told me the mountain was coming down,” he recalled...

Two years after deadly tornadoes, some Mayfield families are still waiting for housing

Feb. 06, 2024 12:25 PM EST

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Ashley Prince and her family have been chasing “normal” for years now. Two years ago, the tornado that whipped through Mayfield peeled the roof off their rental property “like a band-aid.” She and her fiance Dylan watched from inside as the mile-wide...

Two years after deadly tornadoes, some Mayfield families are still waiting for housing

Feb. 06, 2024 12:24 PM EST

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Ashley Prince and her family have been chasing “normal” for years now. Two years ago, the tornado that whipped through Mayfield peeled the roof off their rental property “like a Band-Aid.” She and her fiance Dylan watched from inside, huddled beneath...

Gov. Andy Beshear's allies form group to promote the Democrat's agenda in GOP-leaning Kentucky

Jan. 17, 2024 12:17 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — People close to Gov. Andy Beshear formed an advocacy group Wednesday to promote the Democrat's agenda in Kentucky, as his allies try to build on his reelection victory and bolster his resume by turning more of his proposals into enacted policies in the Republican-leaning...

Sprawling storms wallop US with tornado reports, damage and heavy snow, closing roads and schools

Jan. 09, 2024 21:42 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A sprawling storm hit the U.S. South, with tornado warnings and high winds that blew roofs off homes, flipped over campers and tossed about furniture in Florida on Tuesday, while another storm buried cities across the Midwest in more than a half a foot of snow, stranding...

Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear calls for unity in GOP-leaning Kentucky to uplift economy, education

Jan. 03, 2024 21:11 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear reached across the partisan divide Wednesday night to urge a unified effort with Republican lawmakers to uplift education, health care and the economy, saying Kentucky has an opportunity to assert itself as an “economic and a moral leader.” ...

A 7th person in Tennessee has died due to tornado-producing storms

Dec. 20, 2023 12:30 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A seventh person in Tennessee has died from injuries she suffered during a string of powerful storms earlier this month that whipped up destructive tornadoes, according to police. Penny Scroggins, a 78-year-old from Clarksville, died Saturday after she was...