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Indian military scales down flood rescue operations

Aug. 21, 2018 3:14 AM EDT

KOCHIN, India (AP) — The Indian military is scaling down rescue operations in the southern state of Kerala, where intense floods killed more than 200 people and drove hundreds of thousands from their homes. Decreasing rains and floodwaters means the navy can cut back on its rescue teams in Kerala, navy...

Indians begin massive cleanup as rains diminish in Kerala

Aug. 20, 2018 6:50 AM EDT

ALAPPUZHA, India (AP) — Thousands of people in flood-ravaged south India waded Monday through muck and mud to begin the immense task of cleaning their homes and businesses. Rains have been diminishing in parts of Kerala state, where floods and landslides have killed more than 200 people in less than two...

3 Tennessee counties eligible to seek disaster loans

Aug. 20, 2018 12:48 AM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Businesses in three Tennessee counties are eligible to seek relief from flooding in May as a result of Tropical Storm Alberto. The U.S. Small Business Administration said in a news release that Cocke, Greene and Unicoi counties are eligible because they're contiguous to one or...

Correction: Backstreet Boys Concert-Oklahoma story

Aug. 19, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — In a story Aug. 18 about fans injured at a Backstreet Boys concert in Oklahoma, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the city in the dateline. The city is Thackerville, not Thackersville. A corrected version of the story is below: Fans injured in storm at Backstreet Boys...

Backstreet Boys fans treated for injuries after storm

Aug. 19, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma casino says 14 people suffered cuts and bruises when a powerful rainstorm toppled entrance trusses and disrupted the start of an outdoor concert by the Backstreet Boys. Kym Koch-Thompson, spokeswoman for the WinStar World Casino and Resort, says the concertgoers were...

800,000 displaced in flooding in southern Indian state

Aug. 19, 2018 9:42 AM EDT

CHENGANNUR, India (AP) — Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India's Kerala state, officials said Sunday, as rescuers searched for people stranded in the worst-affected areas. The downpours that started Aug. 8 have triggered floods...

Thousands stranded as floods submerge southern Indian state

Aug. 18, 2018 8:50 PM EDT

TRIVANDRUM, India (AP) — Thousands of stranded people were waiting to be rescued and officials pleaded for more help from relentless monsoon floods that have partially submerged the southern Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190 have died in a little over a week. Heavy rains hit parts of the state...

TS Ernesto aims at Ireland, Hurricane Lane forms in Pacific

Aug. 17, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Ernesto sped through the north Atlantic toward Ireland and the United Kingdom on Friday as Hurricane Lane grew into a Category 2 storm in the remote Pacific, far from land and on a forecast path that would take it south of the Hawaiian islands next week. The U.S. National...

People plucked from rooftops as Indian floods kill 324

Aug. 17, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than 320 people, officials said. "Kerala state is facing its worst flood in 100 years," the top...

Woman caught in flood called 911, family: I'm going to drown

Aug. 16, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When her camper began filling with water from the pre-dawn flash flooding inundating a Finger Lakes campground where she was staying, Rene Halligan had just enough time to call 911 and then her daughter and boyfriend, telling them she didn't think she'd survive. But she did, despite...