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Mississippi man remembers protest against Confederate flag

Jul. 4, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — It was prayer that led Jason Whitfield to the beach 18 years ago, and prayer that led him to stay there for 77 days, sleeping on the sand and vowing not to leave until the Confederate battle flag waving high above him had come down. His protest did not immediately bring change. The...

Tropical storm moves away from Gulf Stream, soon to weaken

Jun. 23, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly began moving away from warm Gulf Stream waters over the northern Atlantic on Tuesday and is expected to dissipate at midweek. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Dolly has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph) but was expected to weaken during the coming day as it...

National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Dolly has formed over the north Atlantic

Jun. 23, 2020 12:20 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Dolly has formed over the north Atlantic.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, right, gives a tour to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, of the Miami-Dade Emergency Operations Center, Monday, June 8, 2020, in Doral, Fla. Wolf, who also toured the National Hurricane Center, spoke during a news conference on the on DHS's operational readiness for the hurricane season. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

With storms in May, lawmaker wants a longer hurricane season

Jun. 17, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Even though the six-month Atlantic hurricane season lasts as long as a typical Major League Baseball season, a Florida congresswoman thinks it needs to be longer. Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy on Wednesday sent a letter to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

Storm damage is seen at a home on Main Street in Concord, Mich., on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Strong storms with heavy winds swept across Jackson County causing power outages, downing trees and damaging property.  (J. Scott Park/Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP)

Thousands without power after storms sweep through Michigan

Jun. 11, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — About 168,700 homes and businesses were without electricity Thursday in Michigan after thunderstorms barreled through the state, downing hundreds of trees and power lines. DTE Energy said about 49,700 of its customers in southeast Michigan were without service as of 8 p.m. after thousands...

Storm damage is seen at a home on Main Street in Concord, Mich., on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Strong storms with heavy winds swept across Jackson County causing power outages, downing trees and damaging property.  (J. Scott Park/Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP)

Cristobal remnants head to Canada after battering Midwest US

Jun. 10, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms accompanied by winds approaching 70 mph battered lower Michigan late Wednesday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal moved out of the Midwest and into Canada. Cristobal ended a trek from the Gulf of Mexico up through the midsection of the U.S. that caused...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jun. 10, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ June 8 The Houma Courier on preparing for hurricane season: Terrebonne and Lafourche escaped the major rain and potential flooding earlier forecasts had predicted as Tropical Storm Cristobal swept across the area Sunday and Monday. Grand Isle was not as lucky, as...

Heavy rains, high winds lash Illinois, Indiana, Michigan

Jun. 10, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Strong wind gusts and heavy rains from remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal flooded roads and knocked out power Wednesday to thousands of customers across Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. The Indiana Department of Transportation reported some lanes of Interstate 80/94 in Hammond were...

Storms leave thousands without power in Wisconsin

Jun. 10, 2020 7:15 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gusty winds and heavy rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal left thousands without power in Wisconsin, brought down trees and caused some localized flooding. We Energies was working to restore service to some 13,500 customers, mainly in southeastern Wisconsin. The National...

Erin Shaw, left, and Brittany Schanzbach stand near crashing waves near the seawall of Lake Pontchartrain from a storm surge in New Orleans, Sunday, June 7, 2020, as Tropical Storm Cristobal approaches the Louisiana Coast. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Remnants of Cristobal move into Midwest after lashing South

Jun. 9, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal moved across parts of the Midwest on Tuesday after lashing the South, unleashing downpours and bringing gusty winds as more high winds, heavy rain and thunderstorms were forecast. Heavy rain hit Missouri on Tuesday morning and Cristobal was...