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In this March 26, 2020, photo, Jose Cojom stands on the front step of what remains of his home after it was destroyed by a tornado in Cookeville, Tenn. Like thousands of other Middle Tennesseans, Cojom's life has been upended by back-to-back disasters. Residents still reeling from the deadly twisters of March 3 now have to confront life in the age of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Double strike: Tornado, virus push Tennesseans to the limit

Apr. 2, 2020 1:30 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Jose Cojom's house collapsed around his family in a tornado that struck after midnight, he knew his life was going to get much harder. But that was just the beginning. A few weeks later, the restaurant where he cooks closed its doors because of the coronavirus. Now, living in...

This photo provided by Geoffrey Bateman shows storm clouds at the Troy Municipal Airport on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in Troy, Ala.  Strong storms with high winds and possible tornados toppled trees from Mississippi to Georgia on Tuesday, smashing buildings, blocking roads and causing power outages as utility lines fell.( Geoffrey Bateman via AP)

Twister slams Alabama neighborhood during virus quarantine

Mar. 31, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An apparent tornado slammed into an Alabama neighborhood, shattering more than a dozen homes Tuesday while people were hunkered down inside because of the coronavirus outbreak, as storms caused damage from Mississippi to Georgia. Near the Alabama-Georgia line in Eufaula, a midday...

FILE - In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Mississippi River flood water surrounds a home built on high ground outside of West Alton, Mo. With flood concerns already high in the Midwest, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning that many levees on the Missouri and Kansas rivers that were damaged during last year's devastating floods remain vulnerable to high water. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)

Corps: Some levees damaged in 2019 still vulnerable

Mar. 31, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — With flood concerns already high in the Midwest, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning that many levees on the Missouri and Kansas rivers that were damaged during devastating floods last spring remain vulnerable to high water. The National Weather Service has said Nebraska, Iowa,...

In this photo posted on Facebook, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, by Alyssa Burks, her husband, Dr. Jared Burks, sees his 1-year-old son crawl for the first time, as he touches a glass door from the outside while their son Zeke touches it from the inside of their Jonesboro, Ark. Home. Jared Burks is keeping away from his wife and son because of potential exposure to the coronavirus. Three days after the photo was posted, the family's house was destroyed by a tornado. (Burks Family via AP)

Father-son photo taken days before tornado destroys home

Mar. 30, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Three days after a photo posted on Facebook showed an Arkansas doctor looking through a glass door to see his 1-year-old son crawl for the first time, the family's home in Jonesboro was destroyed by a tornado. Dr. Jared Burks is keeping himself away from his wife and son, Zeke,...

Possible twister: Damage reports at Mississippi-Alabama line

Mar. 24, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A suspected tornado heavily damaged a store and other structures Tuesday in northern Mississippi and Alabama as a severe storm system crossed the Deep South, authorities said. Police Chief Mike Kemp in Tishomingo, Mississippi, told broadcast outlet WTVA that minor injuries were...

Firefighters carry a person on a stretcher after an earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, March 22, 2020. A strong earthquake shook Croatia and its capital on Sunday, causing widespread damage and panic. (AP Photo)

Croatia quake injures 17 amid partial coronavirus lockdown

Mar. 22, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A strong earthquake in Croatia on Sunday caused panic, the evacuation of hospitals and widespread damage including to the capital's iconic cathedral — all amid a partial coronavirus lockdown. A 15-year-old was reported to be in critical condition and 16 other people were...

Fire in apartment building leaves 2 injured, 10 displaced

Mar. 21, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Two people were being treated for injuries and 10 are without a home after a fire damaged an apartment building in Springfield, fire officials say. The Republican newspaper in Springfield reports that firefighters were called to a three-alarm fire Saturday morning at 28 Sumner...

Quake hits northwest Greece, causing damage but no injuries

Mar. 21, 2020 5:38 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 struck northwestern Greece in the early hours of Saturday, causing damage to buildings but no reported injuries. The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the quake occurred at 2:49 a.m. local time (0049 GMT), with an epicenter 11...

Construction workers looks at the rubble from a building after an earthquake Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Salt Lake City.  A 5.7-magnitude earthquake has shaken the city and many of its suburbs. The quake sent panicked residents running to the streets, knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and closed the city's airport and its light rail system.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Earthquake shakes Utah, rattling frayed coronavirus nerves

Mar. 18, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A moderate earthquake Wednesday near Salt Lake City temporarily shut down a major air traffic hub, damaged a spire atop a temple and frightened millions of people already on edge from the coronavirus pandemic. There were no reports of injuries. The 5.7-magnitude quake just after 7...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, observes a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m. when a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off Japan's northeastern coast nine years ago, at the prime minister's office in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (Yoshitaka Sugawara/Kyodo News via AP)

Japan marks tsunami anniversary, no govt memorial amid virus

Mar. 11, 2020 4:25 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Some residents along the Japanese northern coast stood on roadsides overlooking the sea, offering silent prayers for their loved ones lost in a massive earthquake and tsunami nine years ago Wednesday. But in Tokyo and many other places around Japan, the day was being remembered without a main...