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Indian military scales down flood rescue operations

Aug. 21, 2018 6:08 AM EDT

KOCHI, India (AP) — The Indian military is scaling down rescue operations in the southern state of Kerala, a tropical tourist haven where intense floods killed more than 200 people and drove hundreds of thousands from their homes. Decreasing rains and floodwaters means the navy can cut back on its rescue...

2 groups submit proposals for old Charity Hospital

Aug. 21, 2018 4:55 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana State University says two groups have submitted proposals for new uses of the century-old building that held Charity Hospital until Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005. The LSU Real Estate and Facilities Foundation said in a statement Monday that one of three groups asked...

Storm forces Army helicopters to land in St. Louis area

Aug. 20, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

FESTUS, Mo. (AP) — A U.S. Army helicopter was forced by bad weather to make an emergency landing at a restaurant parking lot near St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports it was one of four CH-47 Chinook flying from California to Connecticut that landed briefly in the St. Louis area Monday afternoon...

Trump declares disaster in Iowa from storms in June, July

Aug. 20, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster exists in Iowa following severe storms that hit the state in June and July. Trump issued the declaration Monday, making federal funding available to state, tribal and local governments as well as certain nonprofit groups. The...

Disaster declaration approved for state's tornado recovery

Aug. 20, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Connecticut following severe storms that included four tornadoes. The tornadoes touched down in six towns in Connecticut during the May 15 storms. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy asked the federal government to help...

Crews investigate storm damage in southwest Missouri

Aug. 20, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

DIGGINS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say storms have damaged trees, downed power lines and churned up at least two small tornados in southwest Missouri. National Weather Service meteorologist Drew Albert says an EF-0 tornado has been confirmed near Diggins in Webster County. It uprooted a tree and caused other...

Storm dumps heavy rain in north-central Arkansas

Aug. 20, 2018 10:28 AM EDT

CLINTON, Ark. (AP) — Storms moved across northern Arkansas, dumping heavy rain and causing flooding in the town of Clinton. National Weather Service meteorologist Sean Clarke in Little Rock says 5.1 inches of rain fell in about a two-hour period Sunday night in the town of about 2,500, about 60 miles (97...

Forecasters warn of flood possibilities in Nebraska, Iowa

Aug. 20, 2018 10:14 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Forecasters have issued flood warnings and watches in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa as heavy rain continues to fall. A National Weather Service flash flood warning covered parts of Harrison, Pottawattamie and Shelby counties in western Iowa and eastern Douglas County in Nebraska. By...

Indians begin massive cleanup as rains diminish in Kerala

Aug. 20, 2018 6:50 AM EDT

ALAPPUZHA, India (AP) — Thousands of people in flood-ravaged south India waded Monday through muck and mud to begin the immense task of cleaning their homes and businesses. Rains have been diminishing in parts of Kerala state, where floods and landslides have killed more than 200 people in less than two...

3 Tennessee counties eligible to seek disaster loans

Aug. 20, 2018 12:48 AM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Businesses in three Tennessee counties are eligible to seek relief from flooding in May as a result of Tropical Storm Alberto. The U.S. Small Business Administration said in a news release that Cocke, Greene and Unicoi counties are eligible because they're contiguous to one or...