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Powerful storm interrupts nation’s busiest travel weekend

Nov. 29, 2019 11:55 PM EST

A powerful storm making its way east from California is causing major disruptions during the year’s busiest travel weekend, as forecasters warned that intensifying snow and ice could thwart millions of people across the country hoping to get home after Thanksgiving. The storm caused the death of at least...

Tornadoes, damaging winds in forecast for parts of US

Nov. 26, 2019 1:31 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Forecasters say severe thunderstorms and a few tornadoes are possible Tuesday in areas along the Mississippi River Valley. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says northeast Arkansas, southeast Missouri and extreme western Tennessee are at the greatest risk of severe...

Storms kill 2, knock out power, downs trees on East Coast

Nov. 1, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Storms that began on Halloween killed at least two people, caused flooding, downed trees and power lines and damaged homes across the Northeast on Friday. By Friday afternoon, the number of people without power in the Northeast was starting to creep down, but still more than 450,000...

The Latest: Body of swept-away driver found in New York

Nov. 1, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on the severe weather that hit the eastern United States (all times local): 3 p.m. A driver swept away by flood waters in New York was found dead, and more than 241,000 customers are still without power after a night of heavy rain and wind gusts of up to 70 mph (110 kph)....

The Latest: More power outages as eastern storms move north

Nov. 1, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on storms and cold weather (all times local): 12:20 a.m. Around 420,000 customers were without power up and down the Eastern Seaboard and in Ohio as severe thunderstorms moved through the region. A survey of outages maps for electric utilities from South Carolina up to Maine...

Thousands lose power as severe thunderstorms sweep north

Nov. 1, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of customers lost power as severe thunderstorms raked the Eastern Seaboard on an atmospheric Halloween night. At least 420,000 customers from South Carolina up to Maine and in Ohio were without power just before midnight Thursday, according to outage maps for electric...

Cleanup continues Monday from Olga's windy remnants

Oct. 28, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Thousands of people in Mississippi and Tennessee were still waiting late Monday for power to be restored as cleanup continued from winds associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Olga. High winds swept across a broad area Saturday, the National Weather Service reports. Some school...

Remnants of Olga push into Mississippi, leaving damage

Oct. 26, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — What's left of Tropical Storm Olga was causing soggy conditions in Mississippi and Alabama on Saturday and dozens of flights were canceled or delayed at New Orleans' main airport after two power outages. There were no reports of major flooding, but several trees were downed. A wind...

The Latest: Olga bringing heavy rains to central Gulf Coast

Oct. 25, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather in the South (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Olga has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone as it continues churning toward the Gulf Coast. The National Hurricane Center said Friday night that the cyclone will bring heavy rain and possibly flash...

Cyclone heads to Gulf coast as rain douses Southeast

Oct. 25, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Storms with heavy rains doused the drought-parched South on Friday, prompting alerts for floods and tornadoes as Post-Tropical Cyclone Olga headed for the Gulf coast. The National Hurricane Center said Olga, located in the Gulf of Mexico south of Louisiana, would contribute to...