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Canada's capital reeling after tornado hammers communities

Sep. 22, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A powerful tornado that carved a path through parts of Canada's capital snapped trees, tossed cars and obliterated dozens of homes leaving what the city's mayor on Saturday said resembled "a war scene." More than 150,000 customers were still without power following the tornado, which...

Weather Service says 10 tornadoes struck Virginia Monday

Sep. 22, 2018 12:46 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Weather Serve has confirmed that a total of 10 tornadoes spawned by Hurricane Florence touched down in Virginia on Monday. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the weather service's office in Wakefield, Virginia, increased the total from eight to 10 after assessment...

High winds, tornadoes wreak havoc across southern Minnesota

Sep. 21, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — Several tornadoes struck southern Minnesota as severe storms packing powerful winds and heavy rain left a trail of destruction overnight, the National Weather Service said Friday. The extreme weather late Thursday damaged homes and businesses, and turned a small airport upside down,...

The Latest: More tornadoes confirmed in Minnesota

Sep. 21, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on severe storms that left a trail of damage across southern Minnesota (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The National Weather Service has now confirmed that tornadoes struck near Faribault (FAIR'-boh), Lake Elysian and Waterville in southern Minnesota. That's in additions to...

60 buildings deemed unsafe in Iowa community hit by tornado

Sep. 20, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — City officials in central Iowa have designated about 60 structures as unsafe following a July tornado that damaged about 2,000 buildings. The properties in Marshalltown now have small red posters that say "Dangerous building — do not occupy," The Times-Republican reported ....

Remnants of Florence spawned 8 tornadoes in Virginia

Sep. 19, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that the remnants of Hurricane Florence spawned a total of eight tornadoes in Virginia earlier this week. The weather service's office in Wakefield, Virginia, said Wednesday that meteorologists have confirmed two additional tornadoes hit the...

Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

Sep. 19, 2018 1:09 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental health facility was swept away by floodwaters, and North Carolina's governor pleaded with thousands of evacuees not to return home just yet....

The Latest: 2 die in rising flood waters that overtook a van

Sep. 18, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence's lingering impact (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Two people have died after a van was overtaken by rising flood waters in South Carolina. Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson tells The Associated Press that two women drowned at around 6 p.m. Tuesday when a...

Virginia man killed in flash flood from Florence remnants

Sep. 18, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man was killed Tuesday after his pickup truck was overtaken by rushing water during a flash flood caused by the remnants of Hurricane Florence. Virginia State Police said the pickup was found upside down and submerged in water that had flooded Route 607 in Louisa early...

The Latest: North Carolina governor visits hard-hit New Bern

Sep. 17, 2018 8:57 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 8 p.m. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says the city of New Bern is a strong and resilient community and will make it through the devastating flooding that damaged riverfront buildings and mangled homes and sailboats....