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Flooding in East Africa affects more than 1 million people

Nov. 1, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More than 1 million people in East Africa are affected by flooding after higher than normal rainfall, an aid group said Friday. Parts of the region are bracing for a tropical storm, Kyarr, that could worsen an already dire humanitarian situation. The International Rescue Committee...

Cleanup continues Monday from Olga's windy remnants

Oct. 28, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Thousands of people in Mississippi and Tennessee were still waiting late Monday for power to be restored as cleanup continued from winds associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Olga. High winds swept across a broad area Saturday, the National Weather Service reports. Some school...

Pablo weakens to a tropical storm over far North Atlantic

Oct. 27, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Pablo has weakened to a tropical storm as it moves over the far north Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm was located late Sunday about 710 miles (1,145 kilometer) northeast of the Azores. Its top sustained winds have now dropped to about 70 mph (110 kph). The...

Tropical Storm Pablo speeds away from Azores island chain

Oct. 26, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Pablo has slightly strengthened in the northeast Atlantic as it speeds away from the eastern Azores, a Portuguese island chain. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Saturday at 11 p.m. EDT that Pablo was centered about 245 miles (394 kilometers) east of Lajes Air Base in the...

Remnants of Olga push into Mississippi, leaving damage

Oct. 26, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — What's left of Tropical Storm Olga was causing soggy conditions in Mississippi and Alabama on Saturday and dozens of flights were canceled or delayed at New Orleans' main airport after two power outages. There were no reports of major flooding, but several trees were downed. A wind...

The Latest: Mayor trapped in home amid storm, fallen tree

Oct. 26, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on areas affected after Tropical Storm Olga moved through the region (all times local): 3 p.m. The mayor of Tupelo, Mississippi, was trapped in his home for about 1½ hours by a downed tree and was taken out on a stretcher by first responders. Heavy winds rolled through...

The Latest: Olga bringing heavy rains to central Gulf Coast

Oct. 25, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather in the South (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Olga has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone as it continues churning toward the Gulf Coast. The National Hurricane Center said Friday night that the cyclone will bring heavy rain and possibly flash...

Cyclone heads to Gulf coast as rain douses Southeast

Oct. 25, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Storms with heavy rains doused the drought-parched South on Friday, prompting alerts for floods and tornadoes as Post-Tropical Cyclone Olga headed for the Gulf coast. The National Hurricane Center said Olga, located in the Gulf of Mexico south of Louisiana, would contribute to...

Japan braces for 2 more storms after deadly typhoon

Oct. 21, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is bracing for two more storms heading its way a week after a typhoon devastated the country's central and northern regions. The Meteorological Agency said Monday that a tropical storm was off the southern coast of Japan's southwestern main island of Shikoku. It was heading northeast,...

Former TS Priscilla dissipates after coming ashore in Mexico

Oct. 20, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former Tropical Storm Priscilla pushed onto Mexico's southwestern coast Sunday and then broke up while moving over land, but it still posed a threat of heavy rains that could cause flooding and mudslides. The U.S. National Hurricane Center downgraded Priscilla to a tropical depression as...