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US officials granting $29 million for coastal protection

Nov. 18, 2019 10:26 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Projects to protect Texas marshes from erosion and an Alaskan village from the Bering Sea are getting help from some of the 44 grants awarded Monday by the National Coastal Resilience Fund, a public-private partnership assisting communities threatened by storms and flooding from rising...

Agency says climate change imperils 60% of Superfund sites

Nov. 18, 2019 10:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 60% of U.S. Superfund sites are in areas vulnerable to flooding or other worsening disasters of climate change, and the Trump administration’s reluctance to directly acknowledge global warming is deterring efforts to safeguard them, a congressional watchdog agency says. In...

Nebraska National Forest fire blackens just under 604 acres

Nov. 18, 2019 9:50 AM EST

DUNNING, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say firefighters have completely contained a fire that blackened just under 604 acres (244.4 hectares) in the Nebraska National Forest, west of Dunning. A National Forest Service says no one was injured fighting the blaze Sunday. Firefighters from several area departments...

Snow, flooding, mudslides in Austria kill 1, injure 2

Nov. 18, 2019 9:06 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A man died and two people were injured as parts of Austria dealt with masses of snow, the threat of avalanches and flooding by swelling rivers and lakes on Monday. An 80-year-old man died when his home was hit by a mudslide in Bad Kleinkirchheim in southern Austria, the news agency APA...

Storm could cause minor flooding along New Jersey shore

Nov. 18, 2019 6:29 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Residents along the New Jersey shore might experience minor coastal flooding. A coastal flood advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday for Salem, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, southeast Burlington, Cumberland, Atlantic and Cape May counties. Forecasters have canceled a...

3rd record tide enters Venice as Italy hit with snow, rain

Nov. 17, 2019 10:36 PM EST

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Venice was hit Sunday by a record third exceptional tide in the same week while other parts of Italy struggled with a series of weather woes, from rain-swollen rivers to high winds to an out-of-season avalanche. Stores and museums in Venice were mostly closed in the hardest-hit area...

Woman saved after being swept into sea by Hawaii flash flood

Nov. 17, 2019 8:29 PM EST

WAINIHA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii first responders have rescued a woman who was swept out to sea by a flash flood, officials said. The 49-year-old woman, who was not identified, and two others were attempting to evacuate a Kauai home along the Wainiha River when their boat flipped in the rushing water early...

Alaskan city sees heat and snowfall records in single day

Nov. 17, 2019 6:47 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaskans have experienced both a record high temperature and a record amount of snowfall in the same day. The Anchorage Daily News reports the Municipality of Anchorage saw snowfall of more than a foot Saturday after tying a temperature record set in 1967. The National Weather...

Southern California again sees fire danger amid dry winds

Nov. 17, 2019 4:44 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fire danger is high as dry, warm winds again blow through Southern California. Red flag warnings for critical fire weather conditions are in place Sunday from Ventura County south to San Diego County. The National Weather Service says gusts could hit 50 mph (80 kph) in some mountain...

Fishing pier partially collapses after loose barge hits it

Nov. 17, 2019 2:23 PM EST

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Officials in a coastal Virginia city say fishing pier has partially collapsed after a barge broke loose during stormy weather and struck it. Hampton police spokeswoman Amanda Moreland told the Daily Press that nobody was injured when a portion of the James T. Wilson Fishing Pier at...