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Storm chews up Jersey Shore beach that's being widened

Jan. 19, 2022 15:52 PM EST

DEAL, N.J. (AP) — The weekend storm that brought rain and snow to much of New Jersey also caused significant erosion to a Jersey Shore beach that was already in the process of being widened. Now, federal and state officials are trying to determine whether additional sand needs to...

Impoverished Lebanese, Syrians struggle to survive cold

Jan. 19, 2022 13:50 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A snowstorm in the Middle East has left many Lebanese and Syrians scrambling to find ways to survive, burning old clothes, plastic and in some cases even sheep manure to keep warm as temperatures plummet and poverty soars. The storm, dubbed “Hiba” in Lebanon,...

Police: 2 dead at short-staffed NC long-term care facility

Jan. 19, 2022 11:46 AM EST

THOMASVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two patients were found dead at a short-staffed North Carolina long-term care facility amid last weekend's winter storm after residents requested a welfare check, according to a police report released Tuesday. The Thomasville police report said two more...

Heavy rains in Madagascar cause flooding in capital, 10 dead

Jan. 19, 2022 08:53 AM EST

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Heavy rains in Madagascar have flooded parts of the capital city, Antananarivo, killing 10 people and making more than 12,000 homeless, officials said Wednesday. With the rains continuing and a possible cyclone approaching the Indian Ocean island,...

Deadline nears to apply for storm loans in 5 WVa counties

Jan. 18, 2022 04:08 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Small private nonprofit organizations in five West Virginia counties have a few more weeks to apply for federal loans for economic losses from several winter storms last February. The U.S. Small Business Administration said Feb. 14 is the filing deadline...

Storm's slick aftermath nixes S. Carolina lawmaking sessions

Jan. 17, 2022 21:18 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House and Senate sessions scheduled for Tuesday have been cancelled because of slick road conditions in parts of the state, officials said. Poor conditions remained in part of South Carolina’s Upstate region and elsewhere after a winter...

Body of Gretna man who went missing in snow storm is found

Jan. 17, 2022 18:14 PM EST

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — The body of a Gretna man who went missing after crashing into a snow plow during a storm was found on Monday, Sarpy County authorities said. Sarpy County Sheriff Jeff Davis said a volunteer found the body of 45-year-old Jason Schram near a fence line within a...

Winter storm whipping northeast US with snow, thunderstorms

Jan. 17, 2022 14:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A dangerous winter storm brought significant snowfall, strong thunderstorms and blustery winds to the northeastern U.S. on a holiday Monday. The storm system dropped a foot (30 centimeters) or more of snow in parts of New York state, Ohio and Pennsylvania Sunday...

Hiker rescued in western N.C. mountains during snowstorm

Jan. 17, 2022 13:19 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man who planned to hike and camp along a trail in the mountains of western North Carolina had to be rescued after he became stranded during a storm that pummeled the area with snow and sleet. The man was rescued Sunday on the popular Art Loeb Trail near the...

Snow, ice blast through South with powerful winter storm

Jan. 16, 2022 22:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A dangerous winter storm combining high winds and ice swept through parts of the U.S. Southeast on Sunday, knocking out power, felling trees and fences and coating roads with a treacherous, frigid glaze. Tens of thousands of customers were without power in Georgia,...