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Tropical Storm Claudette brings rain, floods to Gulf Coast

Jun. 19, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thunderstorms and high winds on the east side of Tropical Storm Claudette battered the Florida panhandle and much of Alabama on Saturday, as the weather system moved toward the North Carolina coast. The National Hurricane Center declared Claudette...

Severe storms bring tornado, flooding to parts of Indiana

Jun. 19, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Residents of eastern and south-central Indiana were cleaning up Saturday after severe thunderstorms produced a tornado that damaged homes and dumped torrential rains that led to flash flooding. The National Weather Service said a survey team...

Tropical Storm Claudette forms along U.S. Gulf Coast; Heavy rains, floods expected in coastal states

Jun. 19, 2021 05:08 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Claudette forms along U.S. Gulf Coast; Heavy rains, floods expected in coastal states.

Tropical weather lashes Gulf Coast with brisk winds, rain

Jun. 18, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — High winds and heavy rains buffeted coastal Louisiana and Mississippi on Friday as a disorganized and unpredictable tropical weather system churned through the Gulf of Mexico, forcing cancellation of Juneteenth celebrations in Mississippi and Alabama and threatening...

Tropical storm warning, flood threat for northern Gulf Coast

Jun. 17, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical storm warning was issued Thursday for parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as a potential tropical cyclone advanced toward the northern Gulf Coast. The warning extends from Intracoastal City, Louisiana, to the Alabama-Florida border,...

Tropical storm warning issued for parts of the northern Gulf Coast; heavy rainfall expected Friday

Jun. 17, 2021 16:51 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical storm warning issued for parts of the northern Gulf Coast; heavy rainfall expected Friday.

$176 million now available from FEMA for Laura, Delta aid

Jun. 17, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana parishes recovering from two hurricanes that struck last year are now in line to get a total of more than $176 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday. Edwards discussed the funding at a...

Tropical system shaping up to be super soaker for Gulf Coast

Jun. 17, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Heavy rains could soon be in store of parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as a tropical system off the coast of Mexico begins moving north ahead of the weekend. Heavy rains should start to affect parts of the northern Gulf Coast on Friday, The...

Fire-ravaged ship sinks, prompting Sri Lankan pollution fear

Jun. 17, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A container ship carrying chemicals sank off Sri Lanka’s capital on Thursday nearly a month after catching fire, raising concerns about a possible environmental disaster. The ship's operator said the wreck of the Singapore-flagged X-Press...

FEMA extends deadline to seek aid in 31 Kentucky counties

Jun. 17, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Federal emergency officials have extended a deadline for Kentuckians to register for assistance due to damage from severe flooding, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The deadline to apply for help from the Individual Assistance program is now July 8, he...