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Tornado sightings reported in Connecticut, Massachusetts

Aug. 2, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in Connecticut and western Massachusetts received several reports of tornadoes Sunday evening as strong thunderstorms moved through the region. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Connecticut State Police said they received multiple reports of a tornado around...

Heavy rains in Oklahoma lead to high water rescues

Jul. 28, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunderstorms that dropped 8 to 9 inches of rain in the Oklahoma City area early Tuesday led to high water rescues of at least 12 people in at least seven different locations, according to Oklahoma City Fire Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson. There are no reports of fatalities after...

Smoke from the Hog Fire is seen from Highway 36 west of Susanville, California, on Sunday, July 19, 2020. Mandatory evacuations are in effect for the Hog Fire which has grown to 9 square miles (23 square kilometers) in Lassen County. Cal Fire says about 170 structures are threatened.(Anjeanette Damon/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

Weather unfavorable on Northern California fire lines

Jul. 21, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

SUSANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters and aircraft worked Tuesday to halt the spread of two forest fires in rural northeastern California as unstable weather brought the risk of gusty winds, thunderstorms and lightning strikes that could start new blazes. The Gold Fire in northern Lassen County increased...

Edmonton arena flooded; not expected to affect NHL hub plans

Jul. 16, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Parts of Rogers Place were flooded early Thursday night, with the Edmonton Oilers saying the damage wouldn't affect plans to use the arena as an NHL hub when the season resumes. Oilers Entertainment Group spokesman Tim Shipton said the storm that also brought hail caused leaks in...

Powerful thunderstorms dump hail on Maine's York County

Jul. 14, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

SANFORD, Maine (AP) — Powerful thunderstorms pummeled parts of southern Maine on Tuesday, knocking down trees and leaving some without electricity. The storm also brought copious amounts of hail. The hail was so thick that at least one community brought out a snow plow to clear roads. Two to four inches of...

Forecasters: Flash flooding in North Country, Vermont

Jul. 14, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A hospital in northern New Hampshire reported flooding in and around the building, emergency officials said Tuesday, as the National Weather Service issued flood warnings in the area and in northeastern Vermont. The state Emergency Operations Center reported flash flooding in the town...

Thousands without power in Oklahoma after severe storms

Jul. 12, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thousands of Oklahoma residents were without power Sunday after severe thunderstorms ripped across parts of the state overnight. Oklahoma Gas & Electric reported nearly 27,000 clients were without electricity late Sunday morning following storms that tore down branches and knocked...

Storms leave thousands without power in central Indiana

Jul. 12, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Crews were working to restore power to thousands of customers in central Indiana Sunday after a series of storms hit the region. Indianapolis Power & Light Company said Sunday that more than 25,000 customers were affected by storms that hit Saturday. By Sunday, just under 3,000...

Police: Man who broke into clinic to escape storms left note

Jul. 10, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man accused of breaking into a Lincoln medical clinic to escape strong thunderstorms wasn’t hard to track down, police said, because he left a note on the door. Officers were called to the MedExpress Urgent Care in east Lincoln around 1:30 a.m. Thursday for a burglar alarm as...

Lightning strike leaves 2 men dead, 2 people injured

Jul. 7, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

GRANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms sparked lightning that struck four people in a northern Pennsylvania community, killing two men and injuring two other people, authorities said. The strike occurred around 2 p.m. Monday in Granville. The Bradford County Coroner's office said all four victims were...