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South Dakota governor requests federal disaster help

May. 22, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is asking for a presidential disaster declaration because of property damage caused by a snowstorm and flooding this spring. Noem requested the federal aid in a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday. The governor asked for the Federal Emergency...

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...

California sees more late-spring wintry weather

May. 22, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thunderstorms embedded with lightning and hail moved across Southern California on Wednesday as winter-like weather persisted through late spring in many parts of the state. The unusual conditions caused by low-pressure systems dropping out of Canada were expected to continue into the...

Rivers rising in waterlogged central US; more rain to come

May. 22, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Waterlogged parts of the central U.S. braced Wednesday for more rain, following days of severe storms that have battered Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and caused at least three deaths. Authorities urged residents of several small towns in Oklahoma and Kansas to leave their homes...

Spring snowfall likely to affect travel in northern Arizona

May. 22, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are advising travelers and commuters using roads and highways of higher elevations of northern Arizona to be prepared for potentially hazardous driving conditions through Thursday morning due to a late-season snowstorm. The National Weather Service says the heaviest snow...

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...

Trump signs disaster declaration for Navajo Nation

May. 22, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation and directed that federal officials provide aid as reimbursement for expenses stemming from a major snowstorm and subsequent flooding in late February. The White House announcement Wednesday said...

Disaster declaration to free up funds for Navajo Nation

May. 22, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump has granted a disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation in response to severe storms earlier this year. The Navajo president's office announced the declaration Tuesday, saying the move will free up federal funds to reimburse emergency spending related...

Mild winter, previous work leaves NJ beaches in great shape

May. 22, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A mild winter and previously completed replenishment projects have left New Jersey's beaches in great shape for the start of the summer tourism season. Coastal experts say most beaches are nice and wide as a result of years of replenishment by the U.S. Army Corps of...

Tornado suspected of killing 1, injuring at Iowa farmstead

May. 22, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

ADAIR, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say one person has been killed and another injured by what may have been a tornado that damaged a farmstead in southwest Iowa's Adair County. The Adair County Sheriff's Office says first responders found the body of 74-year-old Linda Brownlee early Wednesday morning at the...