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Joshua Tree reopens roads that were hit by flash floods

Aug. 10, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — Roads on the south side of Joshua Tree National Park that were closed due to flash floods in southeastern California have reopened. The park's south entrance as well as the Pinto and Cottonwood Canyon roads reopened Tuesday and the Cottonwood Visitor...

Red Flag Warning issued for Western Washington state

Aug. 10, 2022 08:10 AM EDT

SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — A Red Flag Warning was issued for portions of western Washington on Wednesday due to the threat of thunderstorms amid dry conditions. The warning issued by the National Weather Service is in effect from 2 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, KING5 reported. ...

Beshear: FEMA has to 'get it right' in response to flooding

Aug. 09, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday he will be relentless in pushing for federal assistance in flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky, insisting that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has “to get it right” by broadly supporting residents trying to rebuild their lives. ...

Flood watches posted in hard-hit California deserts

Aug. 09, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Flood watches were posted Tuesday for a swath of Southern California deserts and mountains as monsoonal moisture brought the threat of more destructive thunderstorms. The National Weather Service said the threat of flash flooding would persist into the...

HCA Healthcare pledges up to $400K for Kentucky flood relief

Aug. 09, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee-based HCA Healthcare Inc. says it will give up to $400,000 to assist with relief to those affected by flooding in eastern Kentucky. The company said Monday it will contribute $100,000 to the American Red Cross, $100,000 to the Team Eastern Kentucky...

Biden surveys flood damage in Kentucky, pledges more US help

Aug. 08, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

LOST CREEK, Ky. (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Monday witnessed the damage from deadly and devastating storms that have resulted in the worst flooding in Kentucky's history, as they visited the state to meet with families and first responders. At least 37...

Former coal town comes together in face of Kentucky floods

Aug. 08, 2022 01:30 AM EDT

FLEMING-NEON, Ky. (AP) — Barely a week after floodwaters swept downtown and left a foot of mud and twisted, gutted buildings along Main Street, an incongruous sight appeared: A flashing sign declaring JR’s Barber Shop “OPEN.” As National Guard troops patrolled outside and...

More storms forecasted for flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky

Aug. 07, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The National Weather Service extended a flood watch through Sunday evening for areas of eastern Kentucky ravaged by high water more than a week ago and said there's a threat of thunderstorms in the region for much of the coming week. There's a “persistent...

Wu, Im tied at storm-delayed Wyndham and face long Sunday

Aug. 06, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The largest cut since the PGA Tour went to top 65 and ties, followed by two delays for storms in the area, kept the Wyndham Championship from finishing the third round Saturday and set up a long final day of the regular season. Brandon Wu holed out from 147...

Firefighters keep wildfire out of evacuated Washington town

Aug. 05, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

LIND, Wash. (AP) — A small town in Washington state that was evacuated due to a fast-moving fire was largely spared Friday, while in California crews made progress against the state's deadliest and largest wildfire of the year. Adams County Sheriff Dale Wagner said the fire that...