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Colombia's capital announces new measures to cut water consumption as dry weather persists

Apr. 15, 2024 16:39 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The mayor of Colombia's capital on Monday announced new measures to reduce water consumption in the city of eight million people, where a drought associated with the El Niño weather pattern has already prompted officials to ration water in most neighborhoods and ask...

Much of central US faces severe thunderstorm threat and possible tornadoes

Apr. 15, 2024 16:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans stretching from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Baltimore could face strong thunderstorms Monday night through Wednesday, with tornadoes possible in some states. A large storm system hitting much of the central U.S. over the next few days is...

Lightning, rains kill 49 in Pakistan as authorities declare a state of emergency in the southwest

Apr. 15, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Lightning and heavy rains have killed at least 49 people across Pakistan in the past three days, officials said Monday, as authorities in the country's southwest declared a state of emergency. Some deaths occurred when lightning struck farmers harvesting wheat....

Sudden heavy rains in Oman kill at least 17 including schoolchildren whose bus was overtaken

Apr. 15, 2024 11:14 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Heavy rainfall caused flash flooding in Oman on the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, killing at least 17 people as rescuers searched for survivors, authorities said Monday. In one incident, a group of school children and a driver died when their vehicle...

Landslides hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island, killing at least 18 people

Apr. 15, 2024 00:53 AM EDT

TANA TORAJA, Indonesia (AP) — A search and rescue team found 18 people killed by landslides on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island and are still looking for two missing, officials said Monday. Rescuers found about 14 bodies in Makale village on Sunday afternoon and four in South Makale,...

Water guns are in full blast to mark Thai New Year festivities despite worries about heat wave

Apr. 13, 2024 10:05 AM EDT

It's water festival time in Thailand where many are marking the country's traditional New Year, splashing each other with colorful water guns and buckets in an often raucous celebration that draws thousands of people, even as this year the Southeast Asian nation marks record-high temperatures...

Heavy rain across Kauai prompts rescues from floodwater, but no immediate reports of injuries

Apr. 12, 2024 22:41 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Several people on the Hawaiian island of Kauai needed to be rescued from floodwaters during heavy rain, authorities said Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. Heavy rain beginning Thursday afternoon prompted the closure of public schools Friday...

Flash flooding sweeps into the Pittsburgh area and spurs numerous water rescues

Apr. 12, 2024 19:04 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Flash flooding caused by relentless heavy rains that soaked western Pennsylvania spurred numerous rescues and evacuations in the region, but no injuries were reported. The National Weather Service said nearly 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) of rain fell in a short time...

At least 13 people are killed and an estimated 15,000 displaced by flooding in Kenya

Apr. 12, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Heavy rains pounding different parts of Kenya have led to the deaths of at least 13 people and displaced some 15,000, the United Nations said, as forecasters warned more rains can be expected until June. The U.N Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...

Severe weather takes aim at parts of the Ohio Valley after battering the South

Apr. 11, 2024 20:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Powerful storms rumbled over parts of the U.S. Southeast on Thursday, prompting a few tornado warnings, causing flash flooding, and delaying the start of one of the world's biggest sporting events, in Georgia. The storm system, which has already been blamed for at...