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Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique

Mar. 18, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation's president said. "It is a real disaster of great proportions," President Filipe Nyusi said....

Rescues, evacuations as floodwaters breach levees in Midwest

Mar. 17, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities were using boats and large vehicles on Saturday to rescue and evacuate residents in parts of the Midwest where a recent deluge of rainwater and snowmelt was sent pouring over frozen ground, overwhelming creeks and rivers, and killing at least one person. The scramble to move...

The Latest: Downstream Missouri River prepares for flooding

Mar. 17, 2019 6:01 AM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 5:15 p.m. As rivers and creeks in flooded eastern Nebraska and western Iowa crest Saturday, officials have begun looking downstream at likely flooding further south along the Missouri River. The Jefferson City News-Tribune...

The Latest: Weather service confirms 4 tornadoes in Michigan

Mar. 15, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

VERNON, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a powerful storm system moving through the Midwest (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Authorities say four tornadoes touched down in mid-Michigan during a fast-moving storm that swept across the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Danny Costello says two tornadoes...

Midwest flooding forces evacuations, closing of road, river

Mar. 15, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Flooding in the central U.S. on Friday swamped small towns, forced some residents along waterways to evacuate, threatened to temporarily close a nuclear power plant and shut down stretches of a major river and an interstate highway, foreshadowing a difficult spring flooding season. The...

Convicted bridge case defendant joins Supreme Court appeal

Mar. 15, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A convicted appointee of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has joined his co-defendant's appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Bill Baroni filed a notice Friday. Baroni and former Christie aide Bridget Kelly were convicted in 2016 in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal, an...

Late-winter storm hits Midwest after paralyzing Colorado

Mar. 14, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A blizzard that paralyzed parts of Colorado and Wyoming barreled into the Midwest on Thursday, bringing whiteout conditions to western Nebraska and dumping heavy rain that prompted evacuations in communities farther east. Emergency crews responded after a vehicle was swept off a road in...

The Latest: Flooding prompts disaster proclamation in Iowa

Mar. 14, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm hitting the West and Midwest (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed an emergency disaster proclamation that allows state resources to be used in response to flooding in the state. Reynolds on Thursday also activated the state...

The Latest: High winds barrel into South Dakota

Mar. 13, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm hitting the West and Midwest (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Winds gusting to more than 60 mph (96 kph) howled through the Rapid City area as a late winter storm slammed western South Dakota. The National Weather Service reports a gust of 63 mph (101 kilometers per...

'Epic' storm brings blizzards, floods, tornado to mid-US

Mar. 13, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A window-rattling late winter storm brought blizzards, floods and a tornado across more than 25 states Wednesday, stretching from the northern Rocky Mountains to Texas and beyond. "This is a very epic cyclone," said Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations for the National Oceanic...