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More storms forecasted for flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky

Aug. 07, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The National Weather Service extended a flood watch through Sunday evening for areas of eastern Kentucky ravaged by high water more than a week ago and said there's a threat of thunderstorms in the region for much of the coming week. There's a “persistent...

Storms ground US air travelers as airlines cancel flights

Aug. 05, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of flyers had their travel plans upended Friday after airlines canceled about 1,400 U.S. flights as thunderstorms hit the East Coast. Another 6,300 flights had been delayed by early evening, according to tracking service FlightAware. ...

More storms bring renewed flood threat in hard-hit Kentucky

Aug. 05, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

Thunderstorms on Friday brought a renewed threat of flooding to parts of Kentucky ravaged by high water a week ago. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch through Saturday morning for nearly the entire state. As residents continued cleaning up from the late...

Storm in metro Phoenix causes flight delays, power outages

Aug. 04, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Monsoon thunderstorms dropped more than a half inch of rain on much of metro Phoenix on Thursday morning, causing power outages and delaying dozens of flights out of Sky Harbor International Airport. Southwest Airlines workers said lightning struck a generator,...

Storms knock out power to more than 100,000 across Michigan

Aug. 03, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Severe thunderstorms left more than 100,000 customers across Michigan without power, utilities reported Wednesday. Consumers Energy's power outage map showed more than 79,000 customers were affected as of 7:40 p.m. The DTE Energy website showed more...

Wind-whipped fire leaves Northern California hamlet in ashes

Aug. 03, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. (AP) — A week ago, the scenic Northern California hamlet of Klamath River was home to about 200 people and had a community center, post office and a corner grocery store. Now, after a wildfire raged through the forested region near the Oregon state line, four people are dead...

Crews battling Nebraska fire hope for rain, fear lightning

Aug. 02, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

GERING, Neb. (AP) — Fire crews battling a western Nebraska wildfire that has destroyed some homes looked Tuesday to the skies with hope and trepidation as weather forecasters warned of thunderstorms. The National Weather Service forecast a 50% chance of thunderstorms producing...

More rain, more bodies in flooded Kentucky mountain towns

Aug. 02, 2022 05:34 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Another round of rainstorms hit flooded Kentucky mountain communities Monday as more bodies emerged from the sodden landscape, and the governor warned that high winds could bring another threat — falling trees and utility poles. Gov. Andy Beshear said the...

Western flames spread, California sees its largest 2022 fire

Jul. 31, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

YREKA, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling the largest wildfire so far this year in California braced for thunderstorms and hot, windy conditions that created the potential for additional fire growth Sunday as they sought to protect remote communities. The McKinney Fire was burning out of...

Wildfires in West explode in size amid hot, windy conditions

Jul. 31, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wildfires in California and Montana exploded in size overnight amid windy, hot conditions and were quickly encroaching on neighborhoods, forcing evacuation orders for over 100 homes Saturday, while an Idaho blaze was spreading. In California's Klamath National...