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  • California beach town sees flooding from hurricane

    Updated: 19 min ago

    SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A low-lying street in the Southern California shore community of Seal Beach was inundated by rising seawater early Wednesday while authorities along the coast braced for an even bigger storm surge brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast....

  • Nebraska emergency fund solid despite storms

    Updated: 56 min ago

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials say a state emergency response fund is financially solid despite a year of heavy storms that caused millions of dollars in damage in Nebraska. State officials said Wednesday that the governor's emergency fund has $7 million available for future disasters. The fund...

  • 9 years later, Ala coast still changed by Katrina

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CODEN, Ala. (AP) — It's more about looking forward than looking back for Kenny and Brenda Heaton as the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches. But what happened then has shaped their today. To look at the bayou in their backyard, you wouldn't think it could be the bearer of...

  • Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Earthquakes are rocking Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, adding to concerns that magma movements may trigger an eruption that could hinder air traffic. Iceland's Met Office says two earthquakes measuring over magnitude 5 shook the volcano under the vast Vatnajokull glacier on...

  • Winter blackouts could hit Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, regional grid operator warns

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    A repeat of last winter's deep freeze could lead to electricity blackouts in a clutch of states spanning the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic as proposed environmental regulations propel a switch toward natural gas -fired power, the Washington Examiner reports. PJM Interconnection, a regional...

  • 120,000 without power in Detroit area after storm

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Around 120,000 customers are without power a day after severe thunderstorms struck parts of southern Michigan. Tuesday's storms brought 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts that knocked down trees and power lines and blacked out about 169,000 electricity customers. DTE Energy Co. says...

  • Flood advisory in Oklahoma Panhandle Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    A flood advisory is in effect until 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Oklahoma Panhandle. A hot day in central Oklahoma is ahead.

  • Hurricane Cristobal heads toward Bermuda

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Cristobal moved slowly toward Bermuda after drenching Atlantic and Caribbean islands with heavy rains, causing flooding that officials blamed for at least five deaths. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the hurricane would likely avoid a...

  • Thunderstorms spawn 60 mph wind, black out 169,000

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms have hit parts of southern Michigan, 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts that knocked down trees and power lines and blacked out about 169,000 electricity customers. The National Weather Service says winds reaching 60 mph in Wayne County's Canton...

  • Southern California prepares for big storm surf

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Sand bags and surfers populated Southern California beaches Tuesday in anticipation of potentially damaging surf spawned by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast. While workers hurried to fortify beaches and protect low-lying areas against flooding...

  • Hurricane Cristobal gains, heads toward Bermuda

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Cristobal hurled heavy rains across Atlantic and Caribbean islands on Tuesday as it headed toward Bermuda, and officials said the storm had caused at least five deaths. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the hurricane would likely avoid a...

  • Kentucky leader pleads guilty in kickbacks scheme

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) — Circular saws squealed and construction workers hammered away on buildings, part of this Appalachian area's painstaking recovery from a deadly 2012 tornado. About 60 miles away, inside in a federal courtroom Tuesday in Lexington, the elected official who led the...



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