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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...

Much of northwestern Wisconsin under red flag fire warning

Jun. 19, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The National Weather Service has placed much of northwestern Wisconsin under a red flag fire warning due to very low humidity and gusty winds. Wisconsin Public Radio reports the red flag warning has been issued for St. Croix, Polk, Burnett, Barron,...

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.

California residents urged to conserve power amid heat wave

Jun. 19, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California residents were asked to voluntarily conserve power again Friday as the heat wave that is baking the U.S. West strained the state's energy grid and raised the possibility of rotating outages. As temperatures spiked on Thursday, Gov. Gavin...

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...

Wildfire forces evacuations in forest northeast of Phoenix

Jun. 18, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

STRAWBERRY, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire that broke out near a popular camping area in the mountains northeast of Phoenix forced officials to order evacuations of the small communities of Strawberry and Pine. The Gila County Sheriff's office ordered the town of Strawberry's...

More help sought for Montana fires ahead of weather shift

Jun. 18, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s firefighting aircraft returned to duty Friday as officials sought even more personnel and aircraft ahead of a shift in the weather that could stir up a large blaze on the Wyoming border. A red flag warning — indicating critical fire...

Arizona governor signs $100M wildfire funding plan

Jun. 18, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed a bill rushed through in a special legislative session that provides $100 million in funding this year to battle wildfires, react to the damage they cause and to create a new force of more than 700 state inmates to clear brush. ...

Weather service spotter reports tornado in eastern Indiana

Jun. 18, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ind. (AP) — A tornado has been spotted in eastern Indiana with reports of damage to some homes in the area. The National Weather Service in northern Indiana received an indication by radar of a tornado in Jay County which was verified by a spotter in Portland...