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Missing Florida woman's body recovered amid rubble

Oct. 19, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A family can begin to grieve after officials confirmed Friday the death of a 79-year-old Florida woman who had been missing since Hurricane Michael left her Mexico Beach home in rubble. Joanne Garone Behnke said it's been an agonizing wait to find out what happen to her aunt, Aggie...

The Latest: Body identified as missing 79-year-old woman

Oct. 19, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Officials have confirmed the death of a 79-year-old Florida woman who has been missing since Hurricane Michael left her Mexico Beach home in rubble. The Bay County medical examiner's office confirmed Friday that Aggie...

Evacuation lifted after California gas pipeline scare

Oct. 18, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Emergency crews extinguished a fire burning dangerously close to a Chevron underground natural gas pipeline Thursday and lifted an evacuation order that had forced some 4,000 residents from their homes the night before. Contra Costa County Deputy Fire Chief Lewis Broschard told...

Houston seeks $2B more for Hurricane Harvey housing recovery

Oct. 18, 2018 3:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston officials are preparing to request an additional $2 billion from Congress to provide more assistance to residents whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The request comes as lawmakers also consider aid for victims of recent hurricanes Florence and Michael, which devastated...

Tunisia flash floods kill at least 5, cause major damage

Oct. 18, 2018 10:41 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities say at least five people have been killed in flash floods in the country caused by heavy rains Wednesday and Thursday. The interior ministry's spokesman Sofian Zaag said two other people are missing. The regions of Bizerte in the north, and of Nabeul, about 70...

More rain expected amid Central Texas flooding

Oct. 17, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

LLANO, Texas (AP) — A continued threat of flooding is forecast in parts of Central Texas as more rain is expected in the area and dams along the swollen Colorado River release water downstream, officials said Wednesday. National Weather Service forecaster Jason Runyen said the already-saturated area was...

Mexico Beach residents return home again _ some to no home

Oct. 17, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With stunned faces and tears, residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach returned home for the first time Wednesday about a week after Hurricane Michael hit to find pieces of their lives scattered across the sand and a community altered. Nancy Register sobbed uncontrollably after finding...

The Latest: Threat of more floods with rain, dam releases

Oct. 17, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

LLANO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on flooding in Texas (all times local): 5 p.m. Officials say there's a continued threat for flooding in Central Texas as more rain is expected to fall on the already saturated area and dams along the swollen Colorado River release some of the flood downstream. National...

Florida reporting 16 deaths after Michael, other states 10

Oct. 16, 2018 11:02 PM EDT

Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. That's in addition to at least 10 deaths elsewhere across the South. Here are some of the circumstances under which people died: FLORIDA:...

The Latest: Governor declares disaster in 18 Texas counties

Oct. 16, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

LLANO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on flooding in Texas (all times local): 7 p.m. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster in 18 flood-stricken counties in Central and South Texas. Tuesday's declaration lifts state restrictions and regulations on any state response to the emergency. In his...