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Heavy rain across Kauai prompts rescues from floodwater, but no immediate reports of injuries

Apr. 12, 2024 22:41 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Several people on the Hawaiian island of Kauai needed to be rescued from floodwaters during heavy rain, authorities said Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. Heavy rain beginning Thursday afternoon prompted the closure of public schools Friday...

Colombia's capital starts rationing water after reservoirs hit historically low levels

Apr. 12, 2024 20:44 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Luis Soler is caring for water as if it were the most expensive ingredient at his restaurant in Colombia’s capital. For the first time in 40 years, a severe drought pushed the city to start rationing tap water. At Soler’s restaurant in Bogota, nothing...

Flash flooding sweeps into the Pittsburgh area and spurs numerous water rescues

Apr. 12, 2024 19:04 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Flash flooding caused by relentless heavy rains that soaked western Pennsylvania spurred numerous rescues and evacuations in the region, but no injuries were reported. The National Weather Service said nearly 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) of rain fell in a short time...

At least 13 people are killed and an estimated 15,000 displaced by flooding in Kenya

Apr. 12, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Heavy rains pounding different parts of Kenya have led to the deaths of at least 13 people and displaced some 15,000, the United Nations said, as forecasters warned more rains can be expected until June. The U.N Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...

Severe weather takes aim at parts of the Ohio Valley after battering the South

Apr. 11, 2024 20:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Powerful storms rumbled over parts of the U.S. Southeast on Thursday, prompting a few tornado warnings, causing flash flooding, and delaying the start of one of the world's biggest sporting events, in Georgia. The storm system, which has already been blamed for at...

Reds-Brewers game washed out by heavy rain in Cincy, rescheduled for Aug. 30

Apr. 11, 2024 12:05 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The finale of the Cincinnati Reds series with the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday afternoon was postponed because of heavy rain in Cincinnati. The game will be made up as the first game of a split doubleheader on Aug. 30. Wednesday night's game was...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Apr. 11, 2024 07:18 AM EDT

Ashland Daily Independent. April 5, 2024. Editorial: A Storm to Remember Those of us in the Tri-State sometimes grow complacent to storm warnings and a storm watch. There is a difference. A storm watch means conditions are likely for a storm. A storm warning means a...

Storms bring floods and damaging wind across the South; 1 dead in Mississippi

Apr. 10, 2024 20:11 PM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Severe storms blamed for a death in Mississippi spawned a tornado that demolished buildings in one Louisiana city Wednesday while inundating streets in low-lying New Orleans with hours of steady rain that snarled traffic and strained the city’s antiquated drainage system. ...

The number of tornadoes from April 2 storms in West Virginia keeps climbing, now up to seven

Apr. 09, 2024 18:10 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The number of tornadoes from severe storms last week in southern West Virginia kept climbing Tuesday with the National Weather Service on Tuesday boosting the count to seven — more than three times the state's average for an entire year. West Virginia saw...

Floodwaters swept a bus from a bridge in Kenya. All passengers survived

Apr. 09, 2024 10:11 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fifty-one passengers were rescued after their bus was swept away by floodwaters on a bridge in northern Kenya, authorities said Tuesday. The bus is stuck in the river about 30 meters from the bridge, although the waters are subsiding, Tana River county...