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Severe weather damages trees, buildings in Wisconsin

Jul. 20, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Heavy rain and fierce winds downed trees, damaged buildings and left tens of thousands of people without power in Wisconsin on Saturday as a heat warning remained in effect for parts of the state. Two injuries were reported in Trempealeau County. And We Energies said it could be days...

Lawrence area farm taking a break for storm cleanup

Jul. 20, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A regionally popular farm east of Lawrence known for flowers, vegetables and its fall pumpkin patch plans to close for the month of August to clean up after a May tornado that took out a machine shed, the butterfly house and five of the farm's seven greenhouses. The 40-acre...

New Missouri program offers loans for disaster recovery

Jul. 18, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new program will give Missouri small business owners and farmers hit by tornadoes, storms and flooding this year access to low-interest loans. Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick announced the program Thursday. It allows linked-deposit loans of up to $2 million for borrowers...

FEMA to help 4 Ohio counties hit by storms, tornadoes in May

Jul. 18, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor says the Federal Emergency Management Agency will help four counties and the state cover some of the costs of responding to tornadoes and severe storms that struck in late May. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine says FEMA has opened its Public Assistance program to the state...

Powerful storms causing damage in southeastern South Dakota

Jul. 17, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Powerful thunderstorms that blew through southeastern South Dakota damaged farm buildings and trees and cut power to hundreds. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning early Wednesday that included the cities of Armour, Parkston, Tripp, Delmont, Alcester and Wakonda....

Suspected tornado in Mississippi from Barry's wet remnants

Jul. 16, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A suspected tornado struck a rural area of north Mississippi on Tuesday, damaging homes and knocking down trees and power lines as the wet remnants of Tropical Storm Barry rumbled through several states, officials said. A storm that may have included a tornado passed through Victoria,...

The Latest: Suspected tornado part of Barry's remnants

Jul. 16, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on the effects of the remnants of Hurricane Barry (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Officials say a suspected tornado has moved through a rural area of north Mississippi, damaging homes and knocking down trees and power lines. National Weather Service forecaster Andrew...

Final blast of torrential rains unleashed by weakened Barry

Jul. 15, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Barry spared New Orleans and Baton Rouge from catastrophic flooding, but even as it weakened and moved north through Arkansas, its trailing rain bands swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi...

North Dakota governor to tour Mott tornado damage

Jul. 15, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum will survey tornado damage in Mott and visit with local leaders and residents. Burgum and North Dakota Homeland Security Director Cody Schulz will be in the southwestern North Dakota city on Tuesday. Mott Mayor Troy Mosbrucker will lead a tour of the...

The Latest: Louisiana governor 'grateful' storm wasn't worse

Jul. 14, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Louisiana's governor says he is "extremely grateful" that Tropical Depression Barry did not cause the disastrous floods that had earlier been forecast. In a news conference Sunday evening, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Barry's rains could...