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Hundreds rescued from floodwaters in South Texas

Jun. 21, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Hundreds of people had to be rescued Thursday from floodwaters in South Texas, where rainfall has inundated communities all week. In the border city of Mission, Mayor Armando O'Caña said about 200 water rescues had been performed, while Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Johnny...

The Latest: Disaster declaration issued after Texas floods

Jun. 21, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in parts of the U.S. (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Texas' governor has issued a disaster declaration for six counties hit by severe weather and flooding this week. Gov. Greg Abbott's Thursday declaration includes three counties in far South Texas —...

Midwestern states endure flash flooding, heat wave

Jun. 17, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Lines of thunderstorms crawled across northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin on Sunday after overnight flash flooding washed out roads and highways, as a heat wave sent temperatures into the high 90s elsewhere in the Midwest. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings from...

Colorado wildfire forces nearly 2K evacuations amid drought

Jun. 14, 2018 9:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The threat of hot, windy weather and thunderstorms Thursday posed more problems for firefighters battling a Colorado wildfire that has forced residents of more than 1,000 homes to evacuate and led to warnings for others to get ready to leave. The fire 13 miles (43 kilometers) north of Durango...

Giant hail hits Dallas area, causing millions in damages

Jun. 6, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) — Baseball-sized hailstones smashed windshields, skylights and windows as thunderstorms swept through the Dallas-Fort Worth area, causing millions of damage. No injuries were reported in the storms early Wednesday morning that brought high winds, heavy rain and the giant hail....

Maryland community struck by flooding braces for more rain

May. 31, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — A historic Maryland community struck by severe flooding twice in less than two years is bracing for another round of downpours as the ground is already so saturated that even smaller amounts of rain pose a threat of flash floods. The National Weather Service has issued a flash...

Tornado damages property in Wyoming town; no injuries

May. 28, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Thunderstorms that moved through Wyoming spawned tornadoes that damaged homes in Laramie County, large hail in parts of the county and flash flooding in Casper. Jeanine West, director of Cheyenne/Laramie County Emergency Management Agency, says a tornado touched down about 4 p.m....

The Latest: Elderly man killed in flooding in Britain

May. 28, 2018 6:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on hot and stormy weather in Europe (all times local): 12:25 p.m. British police say that an elderly man has died after his car was submerged in water during the heavy flooding that has hit England. West Midlands police said they were called early Monday morning after a car entered...

Huge lightning storms in UK disrupt travel at London airport

May. 27, 2018 9:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British meteorologists said thousands of lightning strikes hit the U.K. during a powerful overnight thunderstorm, and a London-area airport reported flight disruptions Sunday after an aircraft refueling system was damaged. London Stansted Airport said that a lightning strike disabled the...

The Latest: 2 tornadoes touch down in Connecticut

May. 16, 2018 11:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of powerful storms that pounded areas of the Northeast (all times local): 11:30 p.m. The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Connecticut Tuesday. The weather service said Wednesday night that an EF1 tornado with estimated...