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2 Wisconsin deaths attributed to storms

Jun. 19, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have attributed another death in Wisconsin to the storms that caused widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest. The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office says severe thunderstorms toppled a large oak tree onto a camper on Lake Chetac, killing a man inside and injuring a woman and...

Flash flooding prompts several vehicle rescues in Rockford

Jun. 19, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Bystanders have rescued a 70-year-old man from his submerged car after flash flooding swamped a northern Illinois city. The Monday evening storm dumped 3-5 inches (8-13 centimeters) of rain on Rockford in under four hours. Resulting floods submerged roads under feet of water....

Former Tropical Storm Carlotta dissipates off Mexico coast

Jun. 18, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former Tropical Storm Carlotta weakened into a remnant low off Mexico's southwestern Pacific coast Monday night, though forecasters said its rains still posed a threat of flash flooding and mudslides on shore. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the system's maximum sustained winds...

Death, washed-out roads amid flooding in Upper Midwest

Jun. 18, 2018 9:52 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while disaster declarations were issued Monday in northern Michigan after flash-flooding washed out roads, damaged businesses and caused dozens of sinkholes. The body of a 75-year-old man was...

The Latest: Michigan flooding leads to disaster declaration

Jun. 18, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Upper Midwest (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Michigan's governor has issued disaster declarations for two counties in the state's Upper Peninsula that suffered flooding damage due to heavy rains . Gov. Rick Snyder's office says the Monday orders will allow...

Hospitals built to withstand tornados after Missouri storm

Jun. 18, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri health care company says it has toughened safety requirements for construction at its hospitals since six people died at its facility in Joplin when a massive tornado ripped through the city. Mercyhealth has prioritized securing its new hospitals with storm-resistant materials...

Puerto Rico struggles with jump in asthma cases post-Maria

Jun. 18, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Shortly after he turned 2, Yadriel Hernandez started struggling to breathe. His doctor prescribed an inhaler and an allergy pill for asthma, and his symptoms were mostly under control. Then Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, strewing mold-producing wreckage across the...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jun. 18, 2018 6:03 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO 'HATES TO SEE CHILDREN SEPARATED FROM THEIR FAMILIES' Through a spokeswoman, Melania Trump comments on immigration issues, saying she "believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a...

Remnants of hurricane help crews in Colorado, Wyoming fires

Jun. 17, 2018 10:05 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A welcome dose of rain spawned by a hurricane that churned through the Pacific has given a boost in the battle against two large wildfires in Colorado and Wyoming. The remnants of Hurricane Bud slowed the growth of the a fire in southwest Colorado, which has blackened more than 50...

Carlotta now a depression, likely to stay off Mexico coast

Jun. 17, 2018 8:45 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Carlotta weakened to a depression Sunday as it soaked Mexico's Pacific coast in the region around the popular tourist resort of Zihuatanejo. Carlotta, the third named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, had maximum sustained winds of 30 mph (45 kph) by late Sunday...