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Residents seek backup power as storms, fires cause blackouts

Sep. 18, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Climate change has led to deadlier wildfire seasons in the American West and more severe hurricanes and storms barreling up the Southern and Eastern coasts. The dramatic weather frequently knocks out power, leading some residents of storm-ridden or fire-prone areas to seek backup power...

Nursing home employees formally charged in patient deaths

Sep. 16, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors have formally charged four ex-employees of a Florida nursing home where a power outage after a hurricane led to 12 patients' deaths. The Broward County State Attorney's Office filed a criminal information document Monday listing nine counts of aggravated...

Blackout hits 4 nations in Central America, affects millions

Sep. 16, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A failure in Central America's electrical grid left millions of people without power for hours in at least four countries Monday. Honduras was the country hardest hit, with the entirety of its territory and its more than 9 million inhabitants affected. Traffic snarled as more...

Tornado hits South Dakota hospital: 'All are safe and sound'

Sep. 11, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

When the warning sounded shortly before midnight that a tornado could be approaching, the clock turned into a stopwatch for staff members working the night shift at a behavioral health center at a Sioux Falls hospital. "We had 10 minutes to wake up 102 residents, get them to the center of the building," said...

The Latest: 3 tornadoes confirmed in Sioux Falls

Sep. 11, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on the severe weather that caused widespread damage in Sioux Falls (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The National Weather Service now says three tornadoes struck Sioux Falls overnight. National Weather Service lead meteorologist Todd Heitkamp in Sioux Falls tweets that he has...

Canada soldiers helping to remove fallen trees after Dorian

Sep. 9, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Canadian soldiers armed with chain saws fanned out across Halifax and the surrounding communities Monday to help clean up the tangled mess of fallen trees and power lines left behind by post-tropical cyclone Dorian. Their high-profile deployment was part of a wider effort to...

Dorian lashes east Canada, then weakens heading out to sea

Sep. 8, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The storm that already walloped the Virgin Islands, Bahamas and North Carolina lashed at far-eastern Canada with hurricane-force winds for much of Sunday, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people before weakening and heading into the North Atlantic. Dorian had hit near the city...

The Latest: Widespread blackouts as Dorian continues march

Sep. 8, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — The Latest on Dorian (all times local): 5:20 a.m. Dorian is continuing to weaken as it moves toward Canada's Newfoundland island, but forecasters caution that it still remains "powerful." The post-tropical cyclone has top sustained winds of 80 mph (129 kph) and is moving...

Dorian topples crane, knocks out power in eastern Canada

Sep. 7, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Dorian arrived on Canada's Atlantic coast Saturday with heavy rain and powerful winds, toppling a construction crane in Halifax and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of people a day after the storm wreaked havoc on North Carolina's Outer Banks. Residents of Nova Scotia braced for...

Typhoon kills 3 in South Korea before moving to North Korea

Sep. 7, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit South Korea swept along the country's coast on Saturday, toppling trees, grounding planes and causing at least three deaths before moving on to North Korea. Typhoon Lingling knocked out power to more than 161,000 homes across South...