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Disaster declaration issued for counties impacted by storms

Jun. 18, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine says Ohio has received federal assistance for residents of 10 counties impacted by tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and landslides. DeWine's news release says Republican President Donald Trump issued a disaster declaration Tuesday to...

Report: Major hurricane could cost Virginia $40 billion

Jun. 18, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Experts say that southeastern Virginia could suffer $40 billion in losses if it's struck by a major hurricane. Professors from Old Dominion University said in a recent report that the damages could seriously puncture the regional economy. The June 12 report said losses could equate to...

Federal flood assistance granted to 4 more Oklahoma counties

Jun. 17, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal disaster assistance has been approved for four more Oklahoma counties affected by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes last month. Gov. Kevin Stitt said Monday the Federal Emergency Management Agency had added Cherokee, Le Flore, Noble and Nowata counties to a list of 17 other...

Weather Service confirms 9 tornadoes in central Indiana

Jun. 17, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Weather Service says at least nine tornadoes struck Indiana, damaging a school and other buildings and downing trees. It says three EF2 tornadoes with winds up to 130 mph (210 kph) struck Greene, Monroe and Rush counties during Saturday's outbreak and an EF-1 tornado with...

Tornado confirmed in western Pennsylvania

Jun. 17, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

PARKER, Pa. (AP) — Weather officials have confirmed that a tornado touched down during storms over the weekend in western Pennsylvania. The National Weather Service said Monday it had confirmed an EF-1 tornado with winds up to 105 mph Sunday in Butler and Armstrong counties near and within the city of...

Possible tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, no injury reports

Jun. 17, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

WAYNE, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service says two possible tornadoes touched down briefly in Oklahoma with no injuries or significant damage reported. Meteorologist Forrest Mitchell with the weather service in Norman says investigators hope to examine the areas Monday, one near Wayne about 40 miles...

Rural symphony event cancelled after storms damage tents

Jun. 16, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Organizers have cancelled this year's annual Symphony in the Flint Hills performance because storms did extensive damage to the tents and other equipment for the event. The group that planned the performance doesn't plan to offer refunds for the tickets that sold for between $50 and...

Group seeks to save storm-damaged Jefferson City homes

Jun. 16, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A non-profit group is hoping to save historic homes that were damaged when a powerful tornado swept through Missouri's capital city last month. The Historic City of Jefferson is rounding up investors who are interested in salvaging historic homes that were damaged when an EF-3...

Weather officials confirm 4 tornadoes in central Indiana

Jun. 16, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Weather officials say severe storms in central Indiana caused floods and produced at least four tornadoes, leaving thousands without power and damaging buildings. No injuries were reported. Crews are working to restore power Sunday to roughly 3,500 people. The National Weather Service...

2 killed in heavy storms in Switzerland, France

Jun. 16, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say a tourist has drowned in Switzerland's Lake Geneva after her boat capsized in a driving storm, and another was killed in nearby France after high winds brought down a tree on her campsite. The Swiss news site 20 Minuten reported Sunday the previous day's storm brought heavy...