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Minor damage reporter after 2 northwest Illinois tornadoes

May. 24, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

COLETA, Ill. (AP) — Officials reported some damage, including a destroyed machine shed and downed power lines, after at least two tornadoes touched down Saturday afternoon in northwest Illinois. The National Weather Service confirmed one tornado touched down in Whiteside County near Coleta around 2:15...

An Indian fisherman walks in the middle of heavy wind and rain in the river Brahmaputra in Gauhati, India, Thursday, May 21, 2020. A powerful cyclone ripped through densely populated coastal India and Bangladesh, blowing off roofs and whipping up waves that swallowed embankments and bridges and left entire villages without access to fresh water, electricity and communications. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Deadly cyclone cuts destructive path in India and Bangladesh

May. 21, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Wide swaths of coastal India and Bangladesh were flooded and millions were without power Thursday as Cyclone Amphan, the most powerful storm to hit the region in more than a decade, killed over 80 people and cut a path of destruction that is still being assessed. Many parts of the Indian...

APS trying to restore electricity to 7K customers in Phoenix

May. 17, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Public Service officials say they are trying to restore electricity to about 7,000 customers in central Phoenix. They say the areas impacted are between Indian School and McDowell roads on both sides of Interstate-17. It’s unclear what caused the outage, which occurred before...

Thousands still without power after heavy wind

May. 16, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — Thousands of Massachusetts homes and businesses remained without power Saturday after a powerful storm brought wind gusts above 60 mph. Nearly 30,000 electric customers lost power during Friday night's storm. By Saturday afternoon, about 6,600 were still in the dark, according to the...

1 dead after tree falls on home during Missouri storm

May. 4, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One person has died after strong winds knocked a tree into a home in western Missouri on Monday as a storm system moved through the area. The Bates County Sheriff's office said emergency response personnel were called Monday morning to a home in rural Butler, about 65 miles (104.61...

Part of Interstate 70 shut down after storm hits power lines

May. 4, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A section of Interstate 70 between Manhattan and Wamego was closed Monday after a storm packing strong winds blew down power lines, the Kansas State Highway Patrol said. The patrol said the interstate could be closed for most of Monday afternoon while crews repair and replace the...

Storms knock out power, blamed for 1 death in Tennessee

May. 4, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Storms with high winds swept through Tennessee knocking down trees and power lines, causing one death and leaving more than 100,000 customers without power, officials said. The storms Sunday caused one of the largest power outages on record in Nashville, with about 130,000 people...

Severe storms spark fires that destroy 21 cars parked at lot

May. 1, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

RIDGEFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Power lines brought down by severe storms sparked fires that destroyed 21 cars parked at a lot in northern New Jersey, authorities said. The fires in Ridgefield were reported around 8 p.m. Thursday, as heavy rains and strong, gusty winds moved through the region, The fires were...

David Maynard sifts through the rubble searching for his wallet, Thursday, April 23, 2020,  in Onalaska, Texas, after a tornado destroyed his home the night before. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

At least 7 dead as storms hit Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana

Apr. 23, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

MADILL, Okla. (AP) — Severe weather blew through the South on Thursday after killing at least seven people in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana, including a worker at a factory hit by an apparent tornado, a man whose car was blown off the road and a man who went outside to grab a trash can and was swept away...

Tornado downs trees, power lines in Florida Panhandle

Apr. 23, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — At least one tornado touched down Thursday evening in the Florida Panhandle as warnings were issued throughout the region, officials said. Radar confirmed a tornado was on the ground north of Tallahassee near Interstate 10, according to a National Weather Service post on Twitter....