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Heavy, wet snow shows another side of spring in New England

Apr. 16, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders who had enjoyed an early spring were brought back to a cold, blustery reality Friday with a storm packing powerful wind gusts, lashing rain and heavy, wet snow. More than a foot of snow piled up Spofford in western New Hampshire, and wind...

Blackouts cause North Dakota oil and gas production to fall

Apr. 16, 2021 07:42 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The winter storms that paralyzed Texas and other south-central states and resulted in rolling power blackouts elsewhere caused North Dakota's oil and gas production to fall more than expected in February. The blackouts temporarily shut down...

MEMA: Four tornados caused damage to 70 homes

Apr. 15, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — Four tornadoes that moved across Mississippi at the end of last week caused damage to around 70 homes, emergency officials said Thursday. Four businesses and three farms were also damaged. There have been no reports of injuries or fatalities,...

Global warming's extreme rains threaten Hawaii's coral reefs

Apr. 15, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — As muddy rainwater surged from Hawaii's steep seaside mountains and inundated residential communities last month, the damage caused by flooding was obvious — houses were destroyed and businesses swamped, landslides covered highways and raging rivers and streams were...

Capsized ship off Louisiana: 12 missing, 1 dead, 6 rescued

Apr. 14, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Coast Guard boats and aircraft have covered an area larger than the state of Rhode Island to search for 12 people still missing Wednesday off the Louisiana coast after their offshore oilfield vessel capsized in hurricane-force winds. One...

South Texas officials worry about breaches in border levees

Apr. 14, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

PALMVIEW, Texas (AP) — South Texas officials say they are worried about flooding during the hurricane season starting June 1 from breaches in a levee system that remain after border wall construction was halted. Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez told Border Report...

Mississippi seeks federal disaster aid after winter storms

Apr. 14, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is asking President Joe Biden to approve a major disaster declaration to help local governments and nonprofit groups recover costs from responding to winter storms that brought large parts of the state to a standstill. Gov. Tate Reeves'...

Spring nor'easter headed for northern New England

Apr. 14, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Northern New England may have had a fairly mild winter, but a spring nor'easter is on the way this week. The storm is expected to bring rain and snow to Maine starting on late Thursday night and extend all the way through early Saturday morning,...

Family's home split in half by tree during severe weather

Apr. 13, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) — A Marion County woman says her family is lucky to be alive after a tree fell through their house over the weekend, splitting it in two. “It sounded like a bomb went off,” Sue Simmons of Columbia told WDAM-TV. Simmons was at home with her son...

Teen electrocuted during storm was 'outstanding student'

Apr. 13, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenager less than two months away from graduating from high school was electrocuted when she stepped on a live power line that fell onto the road during a severe thunderstorm and set fire to her car. On Sunday afternoon, Valentina...