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  • Heavy rain causing flooding across Oklahoma City metro-area, state

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 0 min ago

    Oklahoma City, Bethany, Yukon and Warr Acres fire crews responded to more than 70 people and vehicles stuck in high water Saturday evening. The Oklahoma City Fire Department has about 25 fire crews out responding to flood-related calls, authorities said.

  • Thousands evacuated in Nepal after landslide blocks river

    Updated: 37 min ago

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of people have fled villages and towns along a mountain river in in northwest Nepal after it was blocked by a landslide that could burst and cause flash floods. Government administrator Yam Bahadur Chokhal says the landslide blocked the Kaligandaki River early...

  • The Latest on flooding: Highways closures across Oklahoma

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — 9:05 p.m. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says at least 15 highways have been closed across the state due to high water from the recent flooding. Heavy rainfall also made roads impassable Saturday night across much of the Oklahoma City metro area. The southbound...

  • Flooding in Elk City forces evacuation of some area homes

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Evacuations were ordered Saturday in Elk City after torrential rain forced the closure of part of an interstate highway and threatened to flood homes. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency for parts of Beckham County and other western Oklahoma counties...

  • Tornado warning issued for part of Grady County

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for northwestern Grady County in central Oklahoma. Forecasters issued the warning shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday after a confirmed tornado was sighted west of Pocasset moving northeast at 20 mph. Forecasters say...

  • More flood warnings as rain, hail pelt Colorado

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — More flood warnings were issued on Saturday as rain and hail pelted parts of Colorado. A tornado watch was issued for 16 counties, including Denver and Denver International Airport, but there were no reports of tornadoes or damage. A flash flood warning was issued Saturday for...

  • Major flooding reported Saturday in Elk City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 6 hr ago

    The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for parts of five counties in western Oklahoma. The warning remains in effect until 2 p.m. Saturday.

  • Flash flood watches set for western, northwestern Arkansas

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) — Flash flood watches are in effect for portions of northwest and central Arkansas. The National Weather Service says the watches extend through the long Memorial Day weekend. Forecasters say unsettled weather conditions will continue through the holiday weekend as a...

  • Flash flood watches in effect for much of Oklahoma

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Flash flood watches are in effect across Oklahoma as more thunderstorms move into the state. The National Weather Service says a slow moving storm system will bring several rounds of heavy rainfall to Oklahoma through the long Memorial Day holiday weekend. Forecasters say...

  • Southeast India heat wave kills about 230 in past 5 weeks

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    HYDERABAD, India (AP) — About 230 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast Indian states, officials said Saturday. More than 100 people have died in Andhra Pradesh state in the last week, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, the state's top elected official, told...

  • Hurricane-prep sales tax break starts Monday in Virginia

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginians who want to stock up on batteries, bottled water and other supplies for the hurricane season will get a tax break starting Monday. A sales tax holiday will spare residents state and local levies for items priced at $60 or less, and bigger-ticket items such as...

  • 57 dead in China floods, including 2 kids on overloaded bus

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 57, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorized passenger load that plunged into a pond, authorities said Saturday. At least 13 other people are missing in floods that...