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The Latest: Handful of homes evacuated in Missouri's capital

May. 22, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on storm damage in the Southern Plains and Midwest (all times local): 4:35 p.m. A handful of residents in Missouri's capital city and some businesses have been ordered to leave as the Missouri River rises. Jefferson City issued a mandatory evacuation order Wednesday for...

Missouri, Kansas clean up from latest round of storms

May. 22, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Parts of Missouri and Kansas are cleaning up from severe storms that churned up tornadoes and caused renewed flooding concerns. River levels were again rising Wednesday along rivers and creeks one day after storms demolished a racetrack grandstand and damaged buildings in a wild animal...

Another day of tornadoes in Midwest, but St. Louis spared

May. 22, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A dangerous storm system in the Midwest produced dozens of tornadoes for the second consecutive day Tuesday, demolishing a racetrack grandstand and damaging buildings in a wild animal park in Missouri but sparing St. Louis, the biggest city in its path. Two deaths, both in Missouri, were...

The Latest: St. Louis airport reopens after storm shutdown

May. 21, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the central United States (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Flights have resumed at Lambert Airport in St. Louis after a temporary halt caused by a severe storm. The Federal Aviation Administration ordered a temporary halt to both arrivals and departures Tuesday...

Tornadoes on the Plains not as bad as feared; threat remains

May. 21, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An intense storm system moved across the Southern Plains on Monday, spawning tornadoes that caused scattered damage and a deluge of rain but not the "particularly dangerous" twisters that forecasters had feared. No injuries were reported. Late Monday, the National Weather Service...

The Latest: Tornadoes give way to heavy rain in Oklahoma

May. 20, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a round of severe weather forecast for Southern Plains (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The tornado threat is decreasing and the flash flooding threat is increasing across Oklahoma as what had been seen as a "particularly dangerous" storm system progressed through the state....

Tornadoes rake Southern Plains; more severe weather expected

May. 18, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains, leaving damage and causing few injuries, and parts of the region were bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF2 twister Saturday morning with winds up to 130 mph (209 kph)...

The Latest: NWS confirms EF2 tornado in southern Oklahoma

May. 18, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

GERONIMO, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the Southern Plains (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Authorities have confirmed a tornado with winds up to 130 mph (209 kph) touched down in southern Oklahoma. The National Weather Service says the EF2 twister Saturday morning traveled for about a half a...

Storms damage Arkansas apartments, leave damage in South

May. 9, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Several people were injured when a tornado damaged two apartment complexes in Arkansas, part of a powerful line of thunderstorms that was dumping more rain Thursday on waterlogged areas throughout the nation's midsection. The severe weather moved eastward after forcing people from...

The Latest: Fear of flooding grows in Houston area

May. 9, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on storms and flooding in the Midwest and Deep South (all times local): 9 p.m. Fear of flooding is increasing in the Houston area as steady downpours are overwhelming some roadside storm drains. According to the Harris County Flood Warning System website , almost 5 inches...