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Yellowstone floods reveal forecasting flaws as world warms

Jul. 07, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Yellowstone National Park area's weather forecast the morning of June 12 seemed fairly tame: warmer temperatures and rain showers would accelerate mountain snow melt and could produce “minor flooding." A National Weather Service bulletin recommended moving livestock...

Damage reports, power outages reported after Ohio storm

Jul. 06, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

Authorities say tens of thousands of customers were without power and damage reports were coming in after severe weather including a tornado was reported east of Cincinnati. The National Weather Service office in Wilmington said it was receiving “reports of damage throughout our...

Thousands without power after storms, deluge hits NE Indiana

Jul. 06, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Thousands of homes and businesses were in the dark Wednesday in northeastern Indiana after waves of storms damaged trees and power lines while swamping some areas with 9 inches of rainfall. Crews were working Wednesday to restore power to about 14,500...

Greece: Large forest blaze forces evacuations west of Athens

Jul. 05, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek firefighters battled a large forest blaze that forced the evacuation of a small village west of Athens, the latest in a series of wildfires that flared as strong winds swept several parts of Greece. By evening, the fire service said the blaze appeared to...

Monsoon rains lash Pakistan; 9 killed in country's southwest

Jul. 05, 2022 06:50 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — At least nine people, including women and children, were killed as heavy rains lashed southwestern Pakistan and triggered flash floods in several places, a provincial disaster management agency said Tuesday. Seven people died when the roofs of their homes...

California governor acts to advance wildfire recovery

Jul. 01, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom proclaimed states of emergency in Santa Barbara and Monterey counties on Friday to help the process of recovery from recent wildfires. The proclamations allow the California Department of Transportation to request immediate...

1 injured, house destroyed in Southern California explosion

Jun. 30, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A pre-dawn explosion and fire leveled a home, injuring one person inside, and damaged at least two other homes Wednesday in Southern California, authorities said. The blast occurred shortly before 3 a.m. in the San Bernardino County desert community of...

Sierra Nevada wildfire threatens small rural communities

Jun. 30, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Calif. (AP) — A Sierra Nevada wildfire destroyed a building and was a threat to more than 250 homes and other structures, California authorities said Wednesday. The Rices Fire grew to 904 acres (366 hectares) along the Yuba River in Nevada County, the California...

North Korea works to prevent flood damages amid COVID crisis

Jun. 28, 2022 05:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Koreans were working intensively to protect crops, factory equipment and other assets from potential damage from days of heavy rainfall, state media said Tuesday, as outside observers worry any flooding could aggravate the country’s economic hardships amid its...

Death toll of children in Afghanistan quake rises to 155

Jun. 27, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll of children in last week's devastating earthquake in southeastern Afghanistan has risen to at least 155, the United Nations said as the scope of the deadliest quake to hit the impoverished country in two decades comes into focus. The U.N.'s...