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Governor tours Arizona fires, calls for special session

Jun. 10, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday called a special session of the state Legislature to boost wildfire funding as two large wildfires continue to burn in south-central Arizona. The Republican governor wants the Legislature to approve extra money to...

More Kentucky residents can apply for disaster unemployment

Jun. 10, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky residents in 22 more counties are eligible to seek disaster unemployment benefits, the state said. The announcement Wednesday by the Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance results from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's approval...

Death toll in Sri Lanka floods, mudslides rises to 14

Jun. 06, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The death toll from floods and mudslides following heavy rains in Sri Lanka rose to 14 with another two missing, officials said Sunday. Ten districts on the Indian Ocean island have been under heavy rainfall since last Thursday, including the...

Floods and mudslides kill 6, another 5 missing in Sri Lanka

Jun. 05, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Flash floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in Sri Lanka have killed at least six people and left five missing, while more than 5,000 are displaced, officials said Saturday. Rains have been pounding six districts of the Indian Ocean...

Storm leaves 3 dead, displaces thousands in Philippines

Jun. 02, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm left at least three people dead and displaced thousands of villagers in the southern and central Philippines, where it triggered floods and landslides, officials said Wednesday. Forecasters said the storm Choi-wan was blowing...

Biden OKs disaster declaration for West Virginia flooding

May. 22, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden has approved a federal disaster declaration for parts of West Virginia hit by flooding, landslides and mudslides in late February and early March. The state's congressional delegation, which sent a recent letter to Biden...

Heavy flooding in Afghanistan kills at least 37 people

May. 04, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Heavy rains brought severe flooding to nine provinces around Afghanistan in recent days, killing at least 37 people, some of them children, officials said Tuesday. Heavy flooding compounded by mudslides often threatens remote areas of...

Flooding and mudslides add to St. Vincent's volcano woes

Apr. 29, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — Heavy rains poured down on the island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Thursday, causing flooding and mudslides that damaged some homes and further battered areas already burdened by heavy ashfall from eruptions of La Soufriere volcano. ...

Pictograph park to re-open after rock slide blocked road

Apr. 13, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Pictograph Cave State Park is set to re-open Wednesday after being closed for almost three months because of a rock slide that blocked the road to the tourist attraction near Billings. The 23-acre park has been shut since January as...

Cyclone damages Australian towns and cuts power to 31,500

Apr. 12, 2021 04:22 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A destructive cyclone has damaged several towns on Australia's western coast, shattering windows, snapping trees and knocking out power. There have been no reports of serious injuries. Tropical Cyclone Seroja crossed the Western Australia state...