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Possible tornado uproots mobile home, injures 4 in Alabama

Jun. 22, 2018 10:09 PM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — A possible tornado tore through a northern Alabama county, uprooting and destroying a mobile home and leaving two adults and two children with minor injuries. Cullman County Assistant Emergency Management Director Scott McDonald says it happened in the unincorporated community of...

Heavy rainfall in Virginia causes rescues, closures

Jun. 22, 2018 10:09 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Parts of central Virginia have flooded after heavy rain swept through the area this week. News outlets quote the National Weather Service as estimating one to five inches (two to 12 centimeters) of rain fell across the region Thursday. News outlets report the Henrico County Division of...

Most back home in northwest Iowa following flood evacuation

Jun. 22, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

ROCK VALLEY, Iowa (AP) — Most people have been allowed back into their homes in a northwest Iowa community after they were evacuated because of flooding. Rock Valley public information officer Travis Olson says 12 blocks of the city — between 50 and 70 homes — were evacuated Thursday as the...

South Texas officials survey flood damage, some expect more

Jun. 22, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities in far South Texas on Friday were surveying the damage to homes, businesses and roads from flooding this week, while some areas are still bracing as runoff causes flooding. "Our biggest issue is about to start," said Willacy County Emergency Management Coordinator Frank Torres. He...

Crude oil leaks into floodwaters after train derails in Iowa

Jun. 22, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

DOON, Iowa (AP) — A freight train derailed in northwest Iowa on Friday, leaking crude oil from into flooded fields flanking the tracks and raising concerns about the possible contamination of residential water supplies downstream, officials said. BNSF railroad spokesman Andy Williams said no one was...

St. Croix River likely to peak, sparing cities from floods

Jun. 22, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — An eastern Minnesota city will likely be safe from a rising St. Croix River after a powerful rainstorm flooded areas north of it. Torrential rains last weekend saw a northwestern Wisconsin dam fail, washing out roads and causing river levels rise more than 100 miles (161...

Trial set in long-delayed post-Katrina racial shooting case

Jun. 22, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A trial date has been set for a white man accused of shooting at three black men in what federal prosecutors said was a racially motivated attack following Hurricane Katrina. The case of Roland Bourgeois Jr. has dragged on for years. He was indicted five years after the 2005 storm. His...

DNR urges caution while on flooded Wisconsin lakes

Jun. 22, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Heavy rains across Wisconsin have state officials urging boaters and swimmers to be wary while on flooded lakes and rivers. A slew of June storms have unleashed powerful downpours, causing lakes and rivers to flood, debris to stack up in waterways and water currents to speed up...

Wildfire season starts with 2 blazes in Central Oregon

Jun. 22, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

MAUPIN, Ore. (AP) — Wildfire season in Oregon is underway after a lightning storm sparked at least two major fires that are now burning in the central part of the state. Jean Nelson-Dean, a fire spokeswoman, said Friday the smaller fire burning near Culver triggered the mandatory evacuation of about 100...

South Dakota flooding to continue into the weekend

Jun. 22, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The National Weather Service says river flooding in southeastern South Dakota will continue into the weekend after days of heavy rain. The agency says impacted rivers include the Little Sioux, Big Sioux, Vermillion, Rock, Floyd, Redwood and Split Rock Creek. Moderate to major...