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Stranded drivers rescued in flooded South Texas city

Jun. 20, 2018 8:16 AM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Parts of a drought-ridden South Texas city are submerged under flood waters after two days of storms dropped nearly 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain. National Weather Service meteorologist Penny Zabel in Corpus Christi said Wednesday that there have been no reports of...

Many in Puerto Rico still under tarps as storm threat looms

Jun. 20, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Maria ripped away part of the steel roof from Carmen Lidia Torres Mercado's home in the Puerto Rican capital. Nine months later, she is still relying on a blue plastic tarp to protect her home, even with a new storm season already two weeks old. Torres points out...

Storms, flooding lead to 2 Wisconsin deaths, 1 in Michigan

Jun. 19, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have attributed two deaths in Wisconsin and one in Michigan to storms and flooding. The Sawyer County Sheriff's Department says severe thunderstorms in Wisconsin toppled a large oak tree onto a camper Sunday on Lake Chetac, killing a man inside and leaving a woman and two...

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...