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Flood Damage Assessment Expected in 3 SE Indiana Counties

Officials in three southeastern Indiana counties have declared local disasters following flash flooding last weekend that killed one woman and damaged numerous homes and roads. Staffers with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security will now visit Ohio, Jefferson and Switzerland …

New Mexico Governor Seeks More US Aid for Wildfire Response

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor is asking for additional federal assistance to respond to wildfires burning across the state’s north, including one that is the second-largest in the state’s history and that officials estimate has destroyed hundreds …

Destructive Winds Flip Airplanes, Trucks Near Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) –Destructive winds battered an area just north of Anchorage for the third straight day on Monday–flipping small airplanes and semitrailers, forcing schools to close, leaving thousands without power and severely damaging a fast-food restaurant. Two shelters opened …

Hurricane Ida Aftermath Delivers Deadly Lesson on Climate Change

As Ida’s deadly waters receded and emergency crews raced to return power and transportation services, stunned residents of New York, New Jersey and other parts of the Northeast faced up to their vulnerability to new-weather storms. By early Friday, the …

Tennessee Flooding Prompts Biden Disaster Declaration

WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP) — President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration sought by Tennessee after record rainfall caused devastating floods that killed at least 22 people, according to a statement sent Tuesday. The action frees up federal aid …

Colorado Governor Plans Disaster Declaration After Mudslides

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said Monday he was planning to issue a state disaster declaration and it could be “a few days to a few weeks” before a canyon in the western part of the state can …

Michigan Counties Seek Access to Funds After Tornado Damage

ARMADA, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan counties are asking the state to help make funds available for residents and businesses affected by recent tornados that damaged buildings, knocked down trees and caused power outages. Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel on …

Boil-Water Notice Lifted From Texas City Where Microbe Found

LAKE JACKSON, Texas — A boil-water notice was lifted Tuesday from the drinking-water system of a Houston-area city where water tainted with a deadly, microscopic parasite was blamed for the death of a 6-year-old boy. In a statement, the Texas …

Montana, Wyoming Governors Seek Federal Disaster Relief for Crops

BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana’s governor requested a disaster designation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 11 counties that reported significant weather-related crop losses, officials said. Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock has submitted the request to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, The …

Alaska Quake Preliminary Damage Estimate Set at $76M

A preliminary assessment of the impact of last month’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake in south central Alaska shows an early damage estimate of $76 million. The Anchorage Daily News reports the state plans to use the data to submit a request …