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Burgum to ask for federal help following heavy snowstorm

Oct. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said Friday he will ask for federal help in dealing with the widespread flooding that occurred in the aftermath of heavy snow that fell last week. The storm dropped more than 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow in central and eastern parts of the state. The...

Flood-damaged highway reopens after months of repairs

Oct. 18, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

PHELPS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A flood-damaged highway that connects northwest Missouri to Nebraska has reopened after undergoing months of repairs. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that the Missouri Department of Transportation reopened U.S. 136 west of Interstate 29 on Thursday. The major route had been closed...

Over 100,000 customers still without power in Maine

Oct. 18, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is still cleaning up from a nor'easter that caused a lot of tree and power line damage. Over 100,000 customers were still without power as of late Friday morning. Central Maine power said some parts of the Maine coast, which saw the most damage, should be prepared for a...

Wind-driven fire destroys 3 houses on NY's Fire Island

Oct. 17, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. (AP) — New York authorities say a wind-driven fire has destroyed three houses in the Fire Island hamlet of Ocean Bay Park. A spokeswoman for the Suffolk County Department of Emergency Management says the fire was reported shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday. She says 14 local fire departments...

Landslide, building damage from Philippine quake kills 5

Oct. 17, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — The death toll from a strong earthquake in the southern Philippines climbed to five people, with dozens more injured, officials said Thursday. The Office of Civil Defense said two people died and 18 were injured in a landslide set off by Wednesday night's quake in Davao del Sur...

Strong quake leaves 1 dead, dozens injured in Philippines

Oct. 16, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — An earthquake hit the southern Philippines late Wednesday, killing a girl, and injuring more than two dozen people in collapsed houses, and sending thousands of panicked people scrambling out of homes, shopping malls and a hospital, officials and news reports said. The U.S....

Fire destroys 4 buildings in tiny southern Colorado town

Oct. 16, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

MOFFAT, Colo. (AP) — An investigation is underway after at least four buildings were destroyed by a fire in the tiny southern Colorado town of Moffat. Saguache County sheriff's officials say the Colorado State Patrol received word of a structure fire in the town Tuesday afternoon, and firefighters from...

Investigators can't determine cause of supply company fire

Oct. 16, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

WINSLOW, Maine (AP) — Maine's state fire marshal's office says the cause of a fire that destroyed a building supply company will remain undetermined. The fire torched McCormack Building Supply in Winslow last week. The fire marshal's office says investigators have determined the fire started near a...

New Orleans collapse site worry: Tropical weather

Oct. 15, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tropical disturbance over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula was being eyed Tuesday by New Orleans authorities, who fear it could become a tropical depression or storm that would topple a partially collapsed building and two huge construction cranes onto neighboring buildings at the edge of...

More victims, more damage found in Japan typhoon aftermath

Oct. 15, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

NAGANO, Japan (AP) — The toll of death and destruction from a typhoon that tore through central and northern Japan climbed Tuesday, as the government said it was considering approving a special budget for the disaster response and eventual reconstruction. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a parliamentary...