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Sudan: Seasonal floods kill 77 people, destroy 14,500 homes

Aug. 18, 2022 06:19 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — More than 70 people have been killed and 14,500 homes destroyed by Sudan's seasonal downpours and floods, a senior official said Thursday. The death toll since the rainy season kicked off in May stood at 77 people, Brig. Gen. Abdul-Jalil Abdul-Rahim, spokesman for...

Climate Migration: Flooding forces Bangladesh family to flee

Aug. 18, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

BHOLA, Bangladesh (AP) — When the Mehgna River swallowed Mohammad Jewel and Arzu Begum's tin-roofed family home overnight in southern Bangladesh just over a year ago they had no choice but to leave their ancestral village. The couple fled the next morning with their four young...

California desert parks still working to repair flood damage

Aug. 17, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Timelines for repair of flash flood damage to roads in California's vast desert wilderness parks are being extended even as monsoonal rains cause new problems along with unseasonal plant and animal activity. Joshua Tree National Park was hit...

Experts can help save heirlooms damaged in Kentucky flooding

Aug. 16, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Experts who are visiting disaster centers in Kentucky can help people whose heirlooms and keepsakes were damaged in recent flooding. The Heritage Emergency National Task Force experts may be able to help save photos, artwork, quilts, important documents and...

Tree falling on power lines blamed in fatal New Mexico fire

Aug. 15, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An investigation has determined that a tree falling in power lines started a fatal fire that also destroyed more than 200 homes in the Ruidoso area four months ago, according to a newspaper. The Albuquerque Journal said a report issued by the New Mexico...

Seasonal floods destroy over 2,500 homes in eastern Sudan

Aug. 12, 2022 06:31 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Deadly seasonal floods have collapsed more than 2,500 houses in eastern Sudan, state news has reported, leaving thousands homeless in an already impoverished region. Another 546 houses were partially destroyed by torrential rains in River Nile province, SUNA news...

Cause sought for Indiana house explosion that killed 3

Aug. 11, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities worked Thursday to determine the cause of a house explosion in a southern Indiana neighborhood that killed three people and left another person hospitalized. The explosion Wednesday afternoon in Evansville damaged 39 homes. Crews on Thursday...

Deputy coroner: House explosion in southern Indiana kills 3

Aug. 11, 2022 04:51 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Three people were killed Wednesday when a house exploded in the southern Indiana city of Evansville, authorities said. David Anson, chief deputy coroner for Vanderburgh County, told The Associated Press that the identities of the people who died would not be...

Renters may also be eligible for flood disaster assistance

Aug. 11, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Federal assistance is available for renters whose homes and property were damaged by recent floods in eastern Kentucky. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said individual assistance is available to renters as well as homeowners and can help pay for...

Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea blasts

Aug. 10, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine said Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a deadly string of explosions at an air base in Crimea that appeared to be the result of a Ukrainian attack, which would represent a significant escalation in the war. Russia denied any...