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A man walks on heavily damaged road following a heavy rain in Kumamura, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan Monday, July 6, 2020. Rescue operations continued and rain threatened wider areas of the main island of Kyushu. (Koji Harada/Kyodo News via AP)

Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing

Jul. 6, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's disaster management agency says the death toll from recent flooding has risen to 50 and at least a dozen others are still missing. Pounding rain since late Friday in Japan's southern region of Kyushu has triggered widespread flooding. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 49 of...

Hand crews climb rugged terrain along Agua Dulce Canyon road Monday, July 6, 2020, in Agua Dulce, Calf. The Soledad fire which broke out Sunday afternoon has scorched 1300 acres and is now 30% contained as firefighters and hand crews work through high temperatures to make sure the flames are contained. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)

California firefighters battle flames north and south

Jul. 6, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

GILROY, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters battled large wildfires in Santa Clara and Los Angeles counties on Monday. A fire that has burned more than 2.3 square miles (5.1 square kilometers) north of Gilroy was 15% contained, and a smaller fire east of Morgan Hill was 80% contained, Cal Fire said....

Edouard downgraded from tropical storm over North Atlantic

Jul. 6, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Edouard has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone as it moves Monday far off in the Atlantic away from the continental United States. Edouard had become a tropical storm on Sunday. But by late Monday afternoon, Edouard lost its tropical storm status about 445 miles (715 kilometers)...

Rescuers search for missing persons at the site of a landslide in Tsunagi town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan Monday, July 6, 2020. Rescue operations continued and rain threatened wider areas of the main island of Kyushu. (Takuto Kaneko/Kyodo News via AP)

40 dead in Japan floods, as more areas warned of heavy rain

Jul. 6, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The death toll from three days of heavy rain and flooding in southern Japan rose to 40 on Monday, including 14 who drowned at a riverside nursing home, as rescuers searched for 10 missing people and rain threatened wider areas of the main island of Kyushu, officials said. Army troops and other...

Intense heat could cause buckled roads, uneven surfaces

Jul. 6, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois transportation officials are warning motorists to watch for damaged roads during intense heat. “One of the hottest weeks of the year means the potential for pavement failures will increase,” said Omer Osman, acting transportation secretary. “At IDOT,...

Police: Boater who fled storm is killed by falling tree

Jul. 6, 2020 8:58 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A boater who sought shelter from a storm in North Carolina has been killed after being struck by a fallen tree. The Charlotte Observer reports that the incident occurred Sunday on Mountain Island Lake near Charlotte. Gaston County Police said that two people had fled the lake to...

Official: Tree falls on garage in storm, 19 to hospitals

Jul. 6, 2020 6:12 AM EDT

PASADENA, Md. (AP) — A large tree toppled onto a detached garage in a Maryland neighborhood where people attending a child's birthday party sought shelter from a storm, sending 19 people to hospitals Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Russ Davies said one...

Tropical Storm Edouard forms over far North Atlantic Ocean

Jul. 5, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Edouard formed on Sunday evening over the far North Atlantic, but posed no immediate threat to land. The storm had top sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) and was centered at 11 p.m. EDT about 685 miles (1,100 kilometers) south-southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, off Canada,...

Tropical Storm Edouard forms over far North Atlantic Ocean

Jul. 5, 2020 10:53 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Edouard forms over far North Atlantic Ocean.

South Carolina pier damaged in 2016 hurricane reopens

Jul. 5, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina pier heavily damaged in a hurricane four years ago is finally reopening. The Springmaid Pier at the south end of Myrtle Beach welcomed its first visitors since its extensive rebuilding on Friday. The 1,000-foot (300-meter) long pier suffered extensive damage in...