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Nor'easter has New England bracing for floods, power outages

Oct. 26, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A nor’easter barreled up the U.S. coast Tuesday, and forecasters warned it could bring flooding, hurricane-force wind gusts and widespread power outages to New England. The worst of the storm was expected to lash the region late Tuesday through Wednesday...

Louisiana to get $595M federal disaster aid for Laura, Delta

Oct. 26, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will receive $595 million in federal disaster block grant aid to help with housing restoration and other recovery needs from last year's back-to-back blows of Hurricanes Laura and Delta, the state's two U.S. senators announced Tuesday. ...

California still deep in drought despite atmospheric river

Oct. 26, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The deluge California received from a powerful atmospheric river made streams and waterfalls come alive while coating mountains with snow, but as the storm headed east to the Plains on Tuesday it left the Golden State still deep in drought. The...

'Atmospheric river' drenches drought-stricken California

Oct. 26, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful atmospheric river storm that swept through California set rainfall records and helped douse wildfires. But it remained to be seen how much of a dent it made in the state's drought. The weather system weakened as it moved south but still...

Record-breaking storm douses drought-stricken California

Oct. 25, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Across Northern California, crews worked Monday to clear streets of toppled trees and branches and to clean gutters clogged by debris carried by rainwater from a massive storm that caused flooding and rock slides, and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands. ...

Pair of earthquakes rattle California's central coast

Oct. 25, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

CAMBRIA, Calif. (AP) — A pair of earthquakes rattled California's central coast late Monday afternoon. A magnitude 4.7 quake hit at 4:42 p.m., centered about 11 miles (17.7 kilometers) northwest of San Simeon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. ...

Missouri tornado confirmed as storms swept into Illinois

Oct. 25, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed a strong tornado that thrashed the southeastern Missouri city of Fredericktown as strong storms that swept the state and moved into Illinois overnight damaged buildings and knocked out power, but left no serious injuries. ...

Hurricane Rick weakens to tropical depression over Mexico

Oct. 25, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A compact Hurricane Rick roared ashore along Mexico's southern Pacific coast early Monday with 105 mph (165 kph) winds and heavy rain amid warnings of potential flash floods in the coastal mountains. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Rick made...

Big tech data centers spark worry over scarce Western water

Oct. 25, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — Conflicts over water are as old as history itself, but the massive Google data centers on the edge of this Oregon town on the Columbia River represent an emerging 21st century concern. Now a critical part of modern computing, data centers help...

FEMA individual aid: 8 Mississippi counties; public aid: 19

Oct. 25, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s governor says residents in eight counties can apply for federal help with Hurricane Ida expenses, and 19 counties can get public aid. Approval for help through the Federal Emergency Management Agency means "Mississippians will have...