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Rains cause flooding, evacuations in southwest Arkansas

Aug. 12, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Heavy rains brought flooding that forced the evacuation of a retirement center in southwestern Arkansas on Wednesday with no injuries reported. Meteorologist Joe Nuttall with the National Weather Service in Shreveport, Louisiana, said 30-40 people were forced from the center in...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 12, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Aug. 11 Winston-Salem Journal on challenges the University of North Carolina System system faces as it assesses the new academic year: As the University of North Carolina System faces the challenges of COVID-19, university and state leaders should have their...

Laurie Berdahl stands in her front yard beginning to clean up downed limbs around her home, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Berdahl's home suffered only minor damage but like most of the city she was without power. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette via AP)

Hundreds of thousands without power days after Midwest storm

Aug. 12, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of households in Iowa and Illinois remained without electricity Wednesday, two days after a rare wind storm that hit the Midwest devastated parts of the power grid, flattened valuable corn fields and killed two people. Much of Iowa and parts of several other...

Emergency services attend the scene of a derailed train in Stonehaven, Scotland, Wednesday Aug. 12, 2020. Police and paramedics were responding Wednesday to a train derailment in northeast Scotland, where smoke could be seen rising from the site. Officials said there were reports of serious injuries. The hilly area was hit by storms and flash flooding overnight. (Ross Johnston/Newsline-media via AP)

3 dead, 6 in hospital after train derails in Scotland

Aug. 12, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland after stormy weather, killing three people and injuring six others Wednesday, authorities said. The train’s driver is believed to be among the dead, but formal identification has yet to take place, the British Transport Police force...

Storm damage repairs cause 1-hour Metro-North delays

Aug. 12, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Metro-North rail commuters on the New Haven Line faced one-hour delays Wednesday morning as crews worked to fix infrastructure damaged by last week's tropical storm. Officials with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said repairs were being made to tracks between Stamford and...

Strong Wisconsin storms cut power, topple trees

Aug. 11, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Strong storms with damaging winds and heavy rain have left thousands without power in southeastern Wisconsin and caused localized flooding. A line of storms moved into the region Monday afternoon and knocked out power for about 28,000 We Energies customers. That number was down to about...

Another excessive heat warning for the Phoenix metro area

Aug. 11, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued another excessive heat warning for the Phoenix area beginning Wednesday when 111-degree conditions are forecast. Meteorologists said highs of at least 113 degrees are expected from Thursday through the weekend in metro Phoenix. An excessive heat...

Downed trees and other debris cover front yards in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after a powerful storm moved through Iowa on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (Liz Martin/The Gazette via AP)

Powerful storm leaves 2 dead, heavy crop damage in Midwest

Aug. 11, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of thousands across the Midwest remained without electricity on Tuesday after a powerful storm packing 100 mph winds battered the region a day earlier, causing widespread damage to millions of acres of crops and killing at least two people. The storm known as a derecho tore...

Severe storms trigger warnings, watches along eastern Sierra

Aug. 11, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms triggered watches and warnings up and down the Sierra's eastern front on Tuesday, with a flood warning south of Lake Tahoe and a flood advisory east of the lake. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning Tuesday afternoon for Washoe County...

One week after storm, thousands still without power

Aug. 11, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

A full week after Tropical Storm Isaias hit the Northeast, tens of thousand of people were still waiting in Connecticut and New York Tuesday for their lights to come back as public officials stepped up criticism of the region's electric utilities. In Connecticut, the main electric utility, Eversource, said more...