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Police: 1 dead after storms cause flooding in NW Arkansas

Aug. 24, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Police in Fort Smith say a woman has died after attempting to drive through a flooded roadway following heavy rainfall. Police say thunderstorms that moved through northwest Arkansas on Saturday have caused some flash flooding, mostly throughout the north side of Fort Smith. The...

Pakistani authorities evacuate 2,000 from flood-hit areas

Aug. 23, 2019 7:05 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities have evacuated about 2,000 people from flood-affected areas after accusing India of opening a dam without warning earlier this week and swelling two rivers in Pakistan. Pakistani rescue services deployed boats and with the help of the military, transported...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Aug. 23, 2019 2:17 AM EDT

Two fishermen fell into floodwaters after a rope broke during an Indian air force rescue attempt on the River Tawi in Jammu, India. Both the fishermen later swam to safety. Many waterways in South Asia are swollen by recent monsoon rains. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Hong Kong police...

Storms move through Connecticut, spark tornado warning

Aug. 21, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Strong storms are being blamed for downed trees, flooding and power outages across parts of central and eastern Connecticut. The string of thunderstorms, packing heavy rains and gusting winds, triggered tornado warnings in several counties. Residents of Hartford, Tolland and Windham...

Heavy rainfall as storms rumble across Nebraska

Aug. 21, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Storms that rumbled across Nebraska left behind some flooded streets and fields and some damaged trees, buildings and vehicles. Late Tuesday night storms socked Scotts Bluff County, where the Scottsbluff airport reported a wind gust of 73 mph (117.5 kph). Retired National Weather Service...

Official urges people not to set flood-damaged homes on fire

Aug. 21, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri fire official is urging people not to set their flood-damaged homes on fire after more than 20 firefighters spent more than two hours battling a blaze. Central County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Steve Brown said Wednesday in a news release that setting fires...

At least 201 killed in July-August China flooding

Aug. 21, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — At least 201 people have been killed and 63 are missing following flooding across China in July and August, according to government rescue services. The most recent deaths came in mountainous western Sichuan province, where eight were killed and 23 missing as of Wednesday morning. Earlier in...

Tornadoes reported as storms roll over Iowa

Aug. 20, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Storms that spawned tornadoes have rumbled over much of central and eastern Iowa, toppling trees, cutting power and flooding streets. The National Weather Service says a tornado hit and damaged buildings northwest of Lacona on Tuesday morning, and another was reported 6 miles (9.7...

Arkansas farmers didn't plant on 1.3 million acres this year

Aug. 19, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

LIITLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — This spring's heavy rainfall and flooding left 1.3 million acres (0.526 million hectares) of land unplanted in Arkansas. Lawrence County farmers saw nearly 74,000 idled acres (29,947 million hectares), the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. Jerry Morgan is one of the county's...

45 Mississippi counties primary ag disaster areas

Aug. 19, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has named 45 Mississippi counties primary natural disaster areas because of freezing, flooding, flash flooding and excessive rain. Producers who had losses from those causes since Jan. 15 may be eligible for Farm Service Agency emergency loans....