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Native American tribe works through barriers in Ida recovery

Oct. 16, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

TERREBONNE, La. (AP) — A patchwork of grassroots and government efforts are working to help members of one local Native American tribe recover after Hurricane Ida. Chief Shirell Parfait-Dardar says the homes of almost all of the Grand Caillou-Dulac Band of...

Bus tips into sinkhole as deadly storms lash Greece

Oct. 15, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A bus transporting oil refinery workers fell into a sinkhole in the center of Greece’s second-largest city Friday as storms continued to batter the country, damaging roads, closing schools and causing the deaths of at least two people. ...

2 dead in Texas flash flood from Hurricane Pamela remnants

Oct. 15, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

ST. HEDWIG, Texas (AP) — A flash flood from the remnants of Hurricane Pamela swept a woman and a young girl to their deaths in a Texas creek as they were heading to a school and officials worked Friday to recover the woman's body, authorities said. The 52-year-old woman...

Q&A: La Nina's back and it's not good for parts of dry West

Oct. 14, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

For the second straight year, the world heads into a new La Nina weather event. This would tend to dry out parts of an already parched and fiery American West and boost an already busy Atlantic hurricane season. Just five months after the end of a La Nina that started in...

David Flanagan, longtime Central Maine Power executive, dies

Oct. 14, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — David Flanagan, who was at the helm of Maine’s largest electric utility during the disastrous 1998 ice storm, served as president of the University of Southern Maine and returned to lead the utility out of a series of missteps, has died. He was 74. ...

Greece: Severe storm, floods batter Athens, fire-hit island

Oct. 14, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Severe storms swept across Greece Thursday, flooding hundreds of homes in Athens and prompting evacuations on the island of Evia that was ravaged by summer wildfires. Rescuers were also preparing to use helicopters to lift stranded people off...

North Dakota sees tornadoes in southeast, snow in west

Oct. 14, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota residents experienced a range of weather this week, with rare October tornadoes in the southeastern part of the state, an early season snowstorm in the west and record rainfall in Bismarck. Preliminary reports indicate two tornadoes...

At least 19 dead in Philippines tropical storm

Oct. 14, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm in the Philippines has left dead at least 19 people, disaster response officials said Thursday. Philippine authorities say they are still investigating a further 11 deaths that may have been caused by the tropical storm...

Remnants of former Hurricane Pamela head for Texas, Oklahoma

Oct. 13, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical depression Pamela dissipated in northern Mexico on Wednesday night after slamming into the country's Pacific coast as a hurricane, though forecasters warned that its rainy remnants still posed a flooding threat for parts of Texas and Oklahoma. ...

Maryland sees increase in precipitation, sea level, flooding

Oct. 13, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

Over the past 20 years, rainfall, flooding and sea level have increased across Maryland, according to data collected from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). From 2000 to 2020, precipitation in Maryland increased by 2.63 inches per decade,...