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Storms spin up tornadoes in Iowa that cause injuries, topple wind turbines

May. 21, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Storms that pummeled much of Nebraska with torrential rain, high winds and large hail spun up fierce tornados in Iowa Tuesday that caused extensive damage and an unknown number of injuries in at least one rural town and took down several 250-foot (76 meters) wind turbines....

Heavy equipment, snow shovels used to clean up hail piled knee-deep in small Colorado city

May. 21, 2024 18:41 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Residents in a small city in northeastern Colorado were cleaning up Tuesday after hail the size of baseballs and golf balls pounded the community, with heavy construction equipment and snow shovels used to clear ice that piled up knee-deep the night before. Monday...

What is in-flight turbulence, and when does it become dangerous for passengers and crews?

May. 21, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The death of a British man and injuries impacting dozens of other people aboard a Singapore Airlines flight that hit severe turbulence Tuesday highlighted the potential dangers of flying through unstable air. The exact cause of the 73-year-old man’s death is under...

A woman has died in a storm in Serbia after a tree fell on her car

May. 21, 2024 13:47 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A falling tree killed a woman in Serbia in a heavy storm Tuesday that also caused power cuts and pummeled towns with hail. Interior Minister Ivica Dacic said the tree fell on the woman's car in the northern town of Sombor. Dacic urged caution...

Storms damage homes in Oklahoma and Kansas. But in Houston, most power is restored

May. 20, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Fast-moving storms with strong winds, large hail and apparent tornadoes swept Oklahoma and Kansas, blowing roofs off homes and blocking roads with toppled trees and downed power lines. Meanwhile, Houston made progress in recovering from last week's deadly storms. ...

Power restored to most hit by deadly Houston storm with full service expected by Wednesday

May. 19, 2024 23:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston area residents affected by deadly storms last week received some good news as officials said power was restored Sunday to a majority of the hundreds of thousands who had been left in the dark and without air conditioning during hot and humid weather. The...

Climate change impacts millions in India. But as the country votes, some politicians skirt the issue

May. 19, 2024 22:16 PM EDT

BEED, India (AP) — Almost 970 million Indians are voting in general elections amid sweltering heat and unpredictable weather extremes exacerbated by human-caused climate change, leading to loss of livelihood, forced migration and increasingly difficult living conditions for millions across the...

Heavy rains set off flash floods in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 84 people

May. 19, 2024 09:40 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — More heavy rains in Afghanistan have triggered flash floods, raising the death toll to 84 in the country’s north following weeks of devastating torrents that had already left hundreds dead and missing, a Taliban spokesman said Sunday. The new round of heavy rains...

Hot weather poses new risk as thousands remain without power after deadly Houston storm

May. 18, 2024 22:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — As the Houston area works to clean up and restore power to hundreds of thousands after deadly storms left at least seven people dead, it will do so amid a smog warning and scorching temperatures that could pose health risks. National Weather Service meteorologist...

The German chancellor tours flooded regions in the southwest in a show of solidarity

May. 18, 2024 14:58 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Saturday toured flooded regions in the southwest, where rivers have swelled and caused flash floods and landslides after heavy rain and severe weather. Scholz canceled his attendance at an election campaign event in Saarland, on the...