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Storms kill 2, knock out power, downs trees on East Coast

Nov. 1, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Storms that began on Halloween killed at least two people, caused flooding, downed trees and power lines and damaged homes across the Northeast on Friday. By Friday afternoon, the number of people without power in the Northeast was starting to creep down, but still more than 450,000...

National Weather Service confirms tornado near Philadelphia

Nov. 1, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The National Weather Service is confirming that a tornado with winds of 111 to 135 miles per hour tore through a suburb near Philadelphia. Meteorologist Jason Franklin of the National Weather Service says it's been confirmed that a tornado moved through Glen Mills in Delaware County...

The Latest: More power outages as eastern storms move north

Nov. 1, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on storms and cold weather (all times local): 12:20 a.m. Around 420,000 customers were without power up and down the Eastern Seaboard and in Ohio as severe thunderstorms moved through the region. A survey of outages maps for electric utilities from South Carolina up to Maine...

Thousands lose power as severe thunderstorms sweep north

Nov. 1, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of customers lost power as severe thunderstorms raked the Eastern Seaboard on an atmospheric Halloween night. At least 420,000 customers from South Carolina up to Maine and in Ohio were without power just before midnight Thursday, according to outage maps for electric...

Correction: Severe Weather-The Latest story

Oct. 22, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — In a story Oct. 21 about storms that spawned tornadoes in several states, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Bush Institute event was in South Texas. It was in south Dallas. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: Bushes home spared by Dallas tornado The tornado...

Tornado slams Dallas; 4 killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma

Oct. 21, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A tornado tossed trees into homes, tore off storefronts and downed power lines but killed no one in a densely populated area of Dallas, leaving Mayor Eric Johnson to declare the city "very fortunate" to be assessing only property damage. A meteorologist said Monday that people took shelter...

Hurricane Center: Tropical storm likely along Gulf Coast

Oct. 17, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is likely to become a tropical storm that will strike the northern U.S. Gulf Coast with high wind and heavy rains, forecasters said Thursday. Moving off the eastern coast of Mexico, the low pressure system was expected to develop into a tropical...

The Latest: Officials say 4th death tied to Imelda floods

Sep. 20, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A man found dead in his vehicle in southeast Texas after floodwaters receded is at least the fourth person to have died in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Imelda. Police in Beaumont said the body of 47-year-old...

2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas

Sep. 19, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

CHINA, Texas (AP) — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda flooded parts of Texas on Thursday, leaving at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane...

The Latest: Conditions in Houston improve as Imelda departs

Sep. 19, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Houston officials say floodwaters are receding across most of the city and efforts will continue through the night to clear the city's freeways of hundreds of vehicles stalled by the flooding. The dangerous...