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Weather service issues flood watch for Washington rivers

Oct. 21, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for several rivers in Western Washington from Monday evening through late Tuesday night as heavy rains move in to the region. KOMO-TV says the watch means there is a potential for flooding, based on current forecasts, for portions of...

The Latest: Dallas EF-3 tornado carried winds up to 140 mph

Oct. 21, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather that struck portions of the central and southern U.S. (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The National Weather Service says the tornado that ripped through North Dallas had a maximum wind speed of 140 mph (225 kph). The agency rated the Sunday night tornado as EF-3. It...

Wildfire burns near hilltop homes in coastal Los Angeles

Oct. 21, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A furious firefighting air and ground attack beat back a wildfire Monday as it raced up canyon walls toward multimillion-dollar ocean-view homes on a ridge in Los Angeles. The blaze broke out around 10:30 a.m. in the affluent Pacific Palisades neighborhood and flames churned uphill...

Tornado slams Dallas; 4 killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma

Oct. 21, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A tornado tore homes and businesses apart in a densely populated area of Dallas, where only minor injuries were reported, but four people were killed in Arkansas and Oklahoma as a late-night series of storms caused chaos in several states. Radar confirmed the tornado struck near Dallas Love...

Flood watch for Western Washington rivers

Oct. 21, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for several rivers in Western Washington as heavy rains move in to the region. KOMO reports the watch from Monday evening through late Tuesday night means there is a potential for flooding, based on current forecasts, for portions of...

Zimbabwe says 55 elephants have starved to death in 2 months

Oct. 21, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the past two months in Zimbabwe's biggest national park as a serious drought forces animals to stray into nearby communities in search of food and water, authorities said on Monday. "The problem is real, the situation is dire," said...

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...

Washington tornado up roots trees, sends them onto homes

Oct. 20, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down near Shelton, Washington. KOMO-television reports the tornado on Friday night had winds up to 100 mph (161 kph). The tornado started on land and traveled more than a half mile before moving over the waters of Pickering Passage and...

Nestor heads into Georgia after tornados damage Florida

Oct. 19, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nestor raced across Georgia as a post-tropical cyclone late Saturday, hours after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida while sparing areas of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year earlier by Hurricane Michael. The storm...