Latest Thunderstorms News

Crews race to ease pressure on damaged UK dam as rain looms

Aug. 4, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Emergency crews in northwest England raced to pump water from a reservoir with a damaged dam Sunday as weather forecasts calling for thunderstorms hastened fear of the structure failing and flooding of a town. Firefighters said 22 high-capacity pumps were working around the clock to suck...

Concert, fireworks lure fans to wet Titans' practice

Aug. 3, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thunderstorms gave the Tennessee Titans a painful flashback to their 2018 season opener in Miami and the longest game since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970 before a night practice at their stadium. Turns out offering a free concert by country singer Jake Owen followed by fireworks keeps...

Braves beat Reds 4-1 in game shortened by rain

Aug. 2, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlanta Braves were eager to show off their new relievers. They weren't needed, thanks to Max Fried and a line of severe thunderstorms. Fried pitched six strong innings before the rain hit, giving the Braves a weather-shortened 4-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night....

Heat, then hail: Weather and travel woes hit Britain, France

Jul. 26, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The temperature's dropping but Europe's troubles aren't over: A record-busting heat wave gave way Friday to thunderstorms and hailstorms, bringing the Tour de France to a dramatic halt and causing trouble at British airports and beyond on one of the most hectic travel days of the year. In...

The Latest: UK air traffic problems fixed 'sufficiently'

Jul. 26, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Europe's heat wave (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The U.K.'s air traffic controller says it has fixed a technical issue that led to flight restrictions at the country's airspace. The controller, NATS, says the problem has been fixed "sufficiently" at its Swanwick control center...

The Latest: Wildfire in northern Arizona now 12% contained

Jul. 24, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. West (all times local): 7:45 p.m. A wildfire that has raged since Sunday in northern Arizona now is 12% contained. Fire officials say firefighters worked Wednesday to bolster containment lines, directly attack the blaze and extinguish flames in...

Fire no longer threatens key Idaho nuclear facilities

Jul. 24, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The nation's primary nuclear research facility plans to go back to regular operations Thursday after a change in wind direction pushed a wildfire away from the sprawling site in Idaho. The fire no longer poses a threat to key research facilities at the Idaho National Laboratory, lab...

Lightning storm kills 39 in eastern India

Jul. 24, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

PATNA, India (AP) — Lightning has killed at least 39 people during thunderstorms and heavy rains lashing eastern India where thousands of people are stranded on high ground, an official said Wednesday. Disaster Management official Amod Kumar Sharan said the deaths occurred on Tuesday, raising the overall...

Tornado hits Cape Cod as thunderstorms break the heat

Jul. 23, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A tornado that tore across Cape Cod has put an exclamation mark on a wave of storms that broke the heat in the Northeast and Midwest. The National Weather Service says the tornado struck the Massachusetts resort area just after noon Tuesday. It ripped off a hotel roof, toppled trees...

33 villagers killed in lightning storm in northern India

Jul. 22, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Officials say dozens of people have died in a thunderstorm that struck the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. State disaster relief official Sandhya says that lightning Sunday killed 33 people and injured 13 more. The official who only goes by one name said that 20 houses collapsed...