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Daunting recovery underway in tornado-devastated Mississippi

Mar. 26, 2023 22:09 PM EDT

ROLLING FORK, Miss. (AP) — Help began pouring into one of the poorest regions of the U.S. after a deadly tornado tore a path of destruction for more than an hour across a long swath of Mississippi, even as furious new storms Sunday struck across the Deep South. At least 25 people...

Churches provide solace in tornado-ravaged Mississippi Delta

Mar. 26, 2023 19:46 PM EDT

ROLLING FORK, Miss. (AP) — As a deadly tornado tore through the lower Mississippi Delta, the Rev. Mary Stewart clung to a door in the hallway of her Rolling Fork home, shielding herself from the branches and chunks of debris that came flying through her shattered windows. Friday's...

Pakistani ex-PM Khan sets out economic rescue plan at rally

Mar. 26, 2023 08:48 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan led a rally in the eastern city of Lahore in the early hours of Sunday, setting out his ideas to revive the country’s spiraling economy and accusing the government of lacking a rescue plan. The International...

'There's nothing left': Deep South tornadoes kill 26

Mar. 25, 2023 22:16 PM EDT

ROLLING FORK, Miss. (AP) — Rescuers raced Saturday to search for survivors and help hundreds of people left homeless after a powerful tornado cut a devastating path through Mississippi, killing at least 25 people, injuring dozens, and flattening entire blocks as it carved a path of destruction...

Tornadoes deadliest in Mississippi since 2011

Mar. 25, 2023 19:30 PM EDT

With at least 25 people dead in Mississippi, tornadoes that ravaged parts of the Deep South overnight were the deadliest in the state in more than a decade, according to National Weather Service records. By comparison, 31 people died in Mississippi in April 2011 during tornadoes that...

Mississippi officials say 23 dead, dozens injured, four missing after tornadoes rip through Deep South

Mar. 25, 2023 07:43 AM EDT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi officials say 23 dead, dozens injured, four missing after tornadoes rip through Deep South.

3 people die in Arizona after being caught in floodwaters

Mar. 24, 2023 06:44 AM EDT

PAYSON, Ariz. (AP) — At least three people were found dead this week after their vehicles were swept away by floodwaters in Arizona, authorities said. Gila County Sheriff’s officials said the bodies of a couple missing after their vehicle was stuck in floodwaters in the Payson...

Winter storm damage leads to disaster declaration in Maine

Mar. 23, 2023 15:17 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — President Joe Biden approved a disaster declaration for several counties for damage sustained in a wild December storm that left tens of thousands of people in the dark on Christmas Day, officials said Thursday. The declaration unlocks federal public...

'Appalling': Southern Africa counts toll of Cyclone Freddy

Mar. 23, 2023 11:35 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The death toll from Tropical Cyclone Freddy, which ravaged Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique over the past two months, now stands at more than 600 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Aid agencies are scrambling to meet the soaring...

Death toll from Pakistan, Afghanistan quake rises to 21

Mar. 23, 2023 09:35 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The death toll from a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that struck much of Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan earlier this week rose to 21 on Thursday, after eight more deaths were reported in remote areas, officials said. Ten died in Afghanistan and 11 in Pakistan after...