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In wake of floods, typical barbs at Kentucky political event

Aug. 06, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — While Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear was consoling families displaced by historic flooding in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, Republicans at the state’s premier political event on the other side of the state were campaigning to oust him from office in 2023. ...

Biden declares South Dakota disaster for June storms

Aug. 02, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday granted South Dakota’s request for a presidential disaster declaration to aid the recovery from June storms that included tornadoes and strong winds. Gov. Kristi Noem requested the declaration, which allows the Federal...

Weather service confirms tornado in northern West Virginia

Aug. 02, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

DALLAS, W.Va. (AP) — Cleanup was ongoing Tuesday in a rural area of northern West Virginia from damaged caused by a tornado with maximum winds of 120 miles per hour. The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh said the EF2 tornado briefly touched down Monday night in the state's...

Frustrating recovery could be hurricane harbinger for South

Aug. 02, 2022 02:50 AM EDT

EUTAW, Ala. (AP) — There’s not much in Greene County, a place that stands out even in impoverished west Alabama for its neediness. So the tornado that settled down upon one of its most densely populated areas, a housing community full of seniors and low-income families, felt like a particularly...

Tornado packing 115 mph winds hits northwestern New York

Jul. 28, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

JAVA, N.Y. (AP) — A tornado packing winds of about 115 miles per hour (185 kilometers per hour) touched down in upstate New York on Thursday, leaving downed trees and power lines and a destroyed barn in its wake. The National Weather Service said it struck the town of Java, about...

Tornado snaps trees, damages roofs in suburban Chicago

Jul. 23, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a small tornado has touched down in suburban Chicago. Snapped trees and minor damage to roofs in Naperville were reported Saturday, meteorologist Todd Kluber said. The tornado touched down about...

2nd tornado recorded in New Hampshire this year

Jul. 21, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The National Weather Service confirmed Thursday that a tornado had touched down earlier this week in Chesterfield, the second one in New Hampshire this year. The tornado touched down on Monday in Chesterfield. No injuries were reported. In May,...

Tornado kills 1 in eastern China as country faces high temps

Jul. 21, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A tornado blew through 11 villages in a farming region of eastern China, damaging homes, killing at least one person and injuring 25 others, while swaths of the country face extreme heat. The homes and property of more than 2,000 people were damaged when the twister...

Youth development center reopens in tornado-stricken town

Jul. 13, 2022 04:06 AM EDT

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — After more than six months of rebuilding, a youth development center has reopened in a western Kentucky town devastated by a tornado last December. Gov. Andy Beshear joined officials from the state Department of Juvenile Justice on Tuesday to reopen the doors...

Damage reports, power outages reported after Ohio storm

Jul. 06, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

Authorities say tens of thousands of customers were without power and damage reports were coming in after severe weather including a tornado was reported east of Cincinnati. The National Weather Service office in Wilmington said it was receiving “reports of damage throughout our...