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Nicholas lingers in Louisiana, dumps rain as far as Florida

Sep. 15, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Nicholas hovered over Louisiana on Wednesday, raining on a region struggling to recover from Hurricane Ida and deluging coastal Mississippi, Alabama and northwest Florida. Flash flood warnings were in effect Wednesday evening in...

Official: Sudan floods have killed more than 80 since July

Sep. 13, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Floods triggered by seasonal torrential rains in Sudan have killed more than 80 people and damaged or destroyed some 35,000 homes since July, a senior police official said Monday. Flooding has killed 84 people and injured another 67 since the start of the...

Gift for El Salvador mudslide victims comes at steep price

Sep. 03, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Eulalia García was stunned when she opened an envelope to find an invitation from none other than the president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele. It promised a bus would take her family the following day to receive a surprise Christmas gift. ...

Rainy season unleashes with fury, beauty in US Southwest

Sep. 02, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — After two bone-dry years that sank the U.S. Southwest deeper into drought, this summer's rainy season unleashed with fury. Monsoon storms have brought spectacular lightning shows, bounties of wildflowers and mushrooms, and record rainfall to the...

Museum preserves memorial wall for building collapse victims

Aug. 30, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials with a South Florida museum are collecting the photos, notes and other personal items that make up a memorial wall near the site of the deadly building collapse that killed 98 people. A group from HistoryMiami Museum was working Monday...

US airlifts aid to Haiti to reach areas hardest hit by quake

Aug. 29, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

JEREMIE, Haiti (AP) — U.S. military aircraft are now ferrying food, tarps and other material into southern Haiti amid a shift in the international relief effort to focus on helping people in the areas hardest hit by the recent earthquake to make it through the hurricane season. ...

Fred may regain tropical storm strength as it nears Florida

Aug. 13, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Tropical depression Fred was moving along Cuba's northern coast and could regain tropical storm status as it moves towards the Florida Keys on Saturday and southwest Florida on Sunday, forecasters said. Meanwhile, still east of the Caribbean Sea,...

Global sizzling: July was hottest month on record, NOAA says

Aug. 13, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

Earth sizzled in July and became the hottest month in 142 years of recordkeeping, U.S. weather officials announced. As extreme heat waves struck parts of the United States and Europe, the globe averaged 62.07 degrees (16.73 degrees Celsius) last month, beating out the...

Climate-fueled wildfires take toll on tropical Pacific isles

Aug. 13, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

WAIMEA, Hawaii (AP) — A metal roof sits atop the burned remains of a homestead on the once-lush slopes of Hawaii's Mauna Kea — a dormant volcano and the state's tallest peak — charred cars and motorcycles strewn about as wind-whipped sand and ash blast the scorched landscape. ...

Power outages hit Dominican Republic as TS Fred weakens

Aug. 12, 2021 05:29 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Fred swept into the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, then weakened to a tropical depression after nightfall while dumping heavy rains that forecasters warned could cause dangerous flooding and mudslides there and in neighboring Haiti. ...