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Whitmer declares emergency for Detroit suburbs after storms

Aug. 03, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

LANSING. Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for three suburban Detroit cities after they requested state aide for damage caused by severe thunderstorms and high winds July 7. Whitmer issued the declaration Monday for the...

Extreme triple digits back in Phoenix after cooler period

Aug. 03, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Extreme triple digit heat is back in central and southern Arizona after a wet monsoon season that briefly cooled Phoenix summer temperatures down into the 80s last month. The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued an excessive heat warning for the...

Railroad tie fire still burning in Alabama despite storm

Aug. 03, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A huge fire that consumed thousands of railroad ties in rural western Alabama was still burning Tuesday, nearly two days after it started. A storm that dumped rain on the blaze Monday evening helped keep it contained to the property of National...

5 monthly rainfall records set in July in northern Arizona

Aug. 03, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An active monsoon season around northern Arizona in July brought five monthly rainfall records, officials said. Last month, Show Low had 8.79 inches (22.33 centimeters) of rain although the city usually averages 2.35 inches (5.97 centimeters) in...

New tropical storm joins hurricane over eastern Pacific

Aug. 02, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Ignacio joined Hurricane Hilda over the open Pacific on Monday, but neither was forecast threaten land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Ignacio was expected to remain well below hurricane force and fade back to a...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 02, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Masks and migrants aren’t the enemy. COVID-19 is You can’t win a war when you’re fighting the wrong enemy. But that is what Gov. Greg Abbott is doing as COVID-19 sends an alarming number of...

Forecasters confirm 9 tornadoes in Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Aug. 01, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed a ninth tornado that struck during storms last week in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Forecasters said Sunday that an EF-1 tornado with peak winds up to 90 mph appeared in the Weisenberg Township area of...

Hurricane Hilda, far out in Pacific, no threat to land

Aug. 01, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Hilda was advancing slowly across the open Pacific on Sunday, posing no threat to land. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center and was expected to strengthen only slightly...

Breakneck pace of crises keeps National Guard away from home

Aug. 01, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

SHADDADI, Syria (AP) — In the searing 108-degree heat, far from his Louisiana health care business, Army Col. Scott Desormeaux and his soldiers are on a dusty base near Syria’s northern border, helping Syrian rebel forces battle Islamic State militants and keeping an eye on Russian troops...

Drone boats sent from Jacksonville to face storms' fury

Aug. 01, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The key to making hurricane forecasts suddenly clearer and more accurate might have floated out to sea from Jacksonville last week on something looking like orange surfboards with wings. Maybe. It will take time for federal...