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Major damage to Alabama mobile home park amid tropical storm

Jun. 19, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a suspected tornado spurred by Tropical Storm Claudette demolished or badly damaged at least 50 homes in a small town just north of the Florida border. Sheriff Heath Jackson in Escambia County said a suspected tornado...

Weather Service: Tornado in northeastern Indiana was an EF-2

Jun. 19, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

BRYANT, Ind. (AP) — A tornado that damaged or destroyed several rural homes Friday in northeastern Indiana and toppled a communication tower packed winds in excess of 100 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said Saturday. A weather service crew on Saturday...

Weather service spotter reports tornado in eastern Indiana

Jun. 18, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ind. (AP) — A tornado has been spotted in eastern Indiana with reports of damage to some homes in the area. The National Weather Service in northern Indiana received an indication by radar of a tornado in Jay County which was verified by a spotter in Portland...

Tornado injures one in Marion County, West Virginia

Jun. 17, 2021 00:48 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A tornado in Marion County, West Virginia, blew a tree into a house and injured one person, the National Weather Service said. The tornado spun for about four minutes on Wednesday in the Pleasant Valley area of Fairmont in Marion County. It...

Fires stoked by heat, wind force evacuations in Montana

Jun. 16, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildfires in Montana have exploded in size, triggering evacuations and destroying an unknown number of homes as furious winds stoked the blazes and caused a firefighting helicopter to crash-land, officials said Wednesday. The sudden ramping up of...

Fire destroys pipe organ making business in western Iowa

Jun. 16, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

LAKE CITY, Iowa (AP) — Fire has destroyed a western Iowa business that made pipe organs for churches, schools and customers from around the world, officials said. The fire at Dobson Pipe Organ Builders in Lake City was reported around 4 p.m. Tuesday, officials said....

Arizona history-June 20-26

Jun. 16, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

Sunday, June 20 On this date in 1906, the Arizona Daily Star reported that a poultice of equal parts gunpowder and mustard mixed in to a paste with the white of an egg would cure rabies if applied to the bite wound. On this date in 1910, the Phoenix...

Flooding damages more than 120 homes in Mississippi

Jun. 14, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is continuing to assess damage caused by recent flash flooding. Parts of central and northern Mississippi were soaked by heavy rainfall starting last week. The downpour washed out some roads, making travel...

Storm heavily damages carriage roads at Acadia National Park

Jun. 14, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The beloved carriage roads at Acadia National Park suffered heavy damage from a severe recent rainstorm, the National Park Service said Monday. The rainstorm hit Bar Harbor in the early hours of June 9. The park service said 10 miles (16...

Evacuations ordered in wildfire south of Moab

Jun. 14, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

MOAB, Utah (AP) — A wildfire sparked by an abandoned campfire is forcing evacuations south of Moab. The evacuations are mandatory for all private property on the east side of Geyser Pass in San Juan County, KTVX reported. They were ordered after the fire called the...