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Debris collection set for flooded areas of West Virginia

Aug. 17, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials in one West Virginia county hit by recent flooding are starting the task of removing residential debris. Curbside debris collection will begin Wednesday in flood-ravaged neighborhoods of eastern Kanawha County where up to 5 inches (13 centimeters)...

More storms forecast for flooded areas of West Virginia

Aug. 16, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More thunderstorms were forecast this week for much of West Virginia, including areas that flooded Monday after up to 5 inches (13 centimeters) of rain fell in some areas, the National Weather Service said. Storms were expected to develop Tuesday and...

Emergency funding provided for Death Valley flood repairs

Aug. 15, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Nearly $12 million has been made available to the National Park Service to repair flood damage to roads in Death Valley National Park, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration said Monday. Most roads in the...

Flash flooding, water rescues reported in West Virginia

Aug. 15, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice declared a state of emergency in two southern counties hit by flooding from heavy rains Monday. Justice's declaration in Fayette and Kanawha counties allows the National Guard to respond to hard-hit areas. The...

Florida utility's new drone can speed hurricane recovery

Aug. 15, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s primary energy provider is ready to launch a powerful new technology, just ahead of the busiest weeks of the Atlantic hurricane season: a new fixed-wing drone designed fly into tropical storm force winds and speed the restoration of electricity after...

Northeastern farmers face new challenges with severe drought

Aug. 15, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Vermont farmer Brian Kemp is used to seeing the pastures at Mountain Meadows Farm grow slower in the hot, late summer, but this year the grass is at a standstill. That's “very nerve-wracking” when you're grazing 600 to 700 cattle, said Kemp, who manages...

Flash flood watch posted for parts of Southern California

Aug. 14, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A flash flood watch was in effect Sunday for inland Southern California a day after seven hikers were rescued when they were trapped by rising waters following downpours in mountains east of Los Angeles. One of the wettest summer monsoon seasons has...

Audit: Va. failed on earlier advice before I-95 gridlock

Aug. 13, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia government failed to carry out numerous lessons from a 2018 snowstorm that caused highway gridlock, as exhibited by a similar event along Interstate 95 in January that left hundreds of motorists stranded, a state watchdog office concluded. The Office...

Tropical Storm Meari hammers Japan with heavy rainfall, wind

Aug. 13, 2022 06:13 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tropical Storm Meari unleashed heavy rains on Japan's main Honshu island as it headed northward Saturday toward the capital, Tokyo, according to Japanese weather officials. The Japan Meteorological Agency said that Meari made landfall in Shizuoka prefecture southwest...

Tropical Storm Meari heads to Japan, packed with winds, rain

Aug. 12, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tropical Storm Meari unleashed heavy rains on southwestern Japan as it headed northward Saturday toward the capital, Tokyo, according to Japanese weather officials. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned Meari was on course to make landfall by noon, bringing sudden...