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Tropical system to bring heavy rain, flooding to Gulf Coast

Jun. 18, 2021 05:05 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters predict a tropical system will bring heavy rain, storm surge and coastal flooding to the northern Gulf Coast as early as Friday and throughout the weekend. A tropical storm warning was in effect for parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and...

Tropical storm warning, flood threat for northern Gulf Coast

Jun. 17, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical storm warning was issued Thursday for parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as a potential tropical cyclone advanced toward the northern Gulf Coast. The warning extends from Intracoastal City, Louisiana, to the Alabama-Florida border,...

Tropical storm warning issued for parts of the northern Gulf Coast; heavy rainfall expected Friday

Jun. 17, 2021 16:51 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical storm warning issued for parts of the northern Gulf Coast; heavy rainfall expected Friday.

$176 million now available from FEMA for Laura, Delta aid

Jun. 17, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana parishes recovering from two hurricanes that struck last year are now in line to get a total of more than $176 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday. Edwards discussed the funding at a...

Tropical system shaping up to be super soaker for Gulf Coast

Jun. 17, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Heavy rains could soon be in store of parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as a tropical system off the coast of Mexico begins moving north ahead of the weekend. Heavy rains should start to affect parts of the northern Gulf Coast on Friday, The...

Fire-ravaged ship sinks, prompting Sri Lankan pollution fear

Jun. 17, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A container ship carrying chemicals sank off Sri Lanka’s capital on Thursday nearly a month after catching fire, raising concerns about a possible environmental disaster. The ship's operator said the wreck of the Singapore-flagged X-Press...

FEMA extends deadline to seek aid in 31 Kentucky counties

Jun. 17, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Federal emergency officials have extended a deadline for Kentuckians to register for assistance due to damage from severe flooding, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The deadline to apply for help from the Individual Assistance program is now July 8, he...

Winds led Arizona fire to spread, crews contain problem spot

Jun. 16, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — High winds from thunderstorms on Tuesday evening caused a wildfire in south-central Arizona to spread, but crews were able to contain the problem spot to prevent further growth. Crews working the Telegraph fire south of Superior were focusing on...

Louisiana parish pauses new development amid flood concerns

Jun. 16, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) — A parish council in Louisiana has approved a one-year moratorium on new development in part of its jurisdiction to address concerns about drainage following severe flash flooding in May. Iberville Parish Council unanimously voted on Tuesday night...

Making hot sauce and working to save wetlands

Jun. 16, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

AVERY ISLAND, La. (AP) — As storms grow more violent and Louisiana loses more of its coast, the family that makes Tabasco Sauce is fighting erosion in the marshland that buffers its factory from hurricanes and floods. Overall, the effort is probably a standoff, says...