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Life-threatening flash flooding rises in Claudette's path

Jun. 20, 2021 05:05 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Forecasters warned of life-threatening flash flooding in parts of the Deep South, particularly across central Alabama, as Tropical Depression Claudette traveled over coastal states early Sunday. Heavy rain led to high water late Saturday into early...

Southwest US states bake, wildfire threatens Arizona towns

Jun. 20, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Southwest U.S. continued to bake Saturday, and weather forecasters kept warnings in effect for excessive heat in Arizona, Nevada and desert areas, at least through the weekend. High temperature marks didn’t fall Saturday, but Phoenix reached a...

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...

Much of northwestern Wisconsin under red flag fire warning

Jun. 19, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The National Weather Service has placed much of northwestern Wisconsin under a red flag fire warning due to very low humidity and gusty winds. Wisconsin Public Radio reports the red flag warning has been issued for St. Croix, Polk, Burnett, Barron,...

Tropical Storm Claudette forms along U.S. Gulf Coast; Heavy rains, floods expected in coastal states

Jun. 19, 2021 05:08 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Claudette forms along U.S. Gulf Coast; Heavy rains, floods expected in coastal states.

California residents urged to conserve power amid heat wave

Jun. 19, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California residents were asked to voluntarily conserve power again Friday as the heat wave that is baking the U.S. West strained the state's energy grid and raised the possibility of rotating outages. As temperatures spiked on Thursday, Gov. Gavin...

Tropical weather lashes Gulf Coast with brisk winds, rain

Jun. 18, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — High winds and heavy rains buffeted coastal Louisiana and Mississippi on Friday as a disorganized and unpredictable tropical weather system churned through the Gulf of Mexico, forcing cancellation of Juneteenth celebrations in Mississippi and Alabama and threatening...

Wildfire forces evacuations in forest northeast of Phoenix

Jun. 18, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

STRAWBERRY, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire that broke out near a popular camping area in the mountains northeast of Phoenix forced officials to order evacuations of the small communities of Strawberry and Pine. The Gila County Sheriff's office ordered the town of Strawberry's...

More help sought for Montana fires ahead of weather shift

Jun. 18, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s firefighting aircraft returned to duty Friday as officials sought even more personnel and aircraft ahead of a shift in the weather that could stir up a large blaze on the Wyoming border. A red flag warning — indicating critical fire...