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Deadly Tornadoes Hit Texas and Oklahoma, Flatten Buildings

DABEL, Okla. (AP) — Residents in southeastern Oklahoma and northeastern Texas began assessing weather damage Saturday, working to recover and thankful to have survived after a storm stretching from Dallas to northwest Arkansas spawned tornadoes and produced flash flooding, killing …

Australian Floods Could Inundate or Isolate 34,000 Homes

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Around 34,000 homes could be inundated or isolated in Victoria state as a flood emergency continues across parts of Australia’s southeast, an official said Monday. Victoria is the worst-affected state with some towns experiencing the highest …

Typhoon Heroes: 5 Filipino Rescuers Drown in Flooded Village

SAN MIGUEL, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Noru left a trail of destruction in northern Philippine provinces on Monday with at least eight people dead, including a group of rescuers who were scrambling to save villagers trapped in floodwaters, officials said. …

Record Rainfall Causes Widespread Flooding in St. Louis Area

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Record rainfall caused widespread flash flooding across the St. Louis area early Tuesday, closing multiple roadways and prompting rescues from vehicles and homes. There were no immediate reports of injuries to people, but several puppies drowned …

Parents of Children Killed in Arizona Flood to Be Sentenced

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP)–An Arizona couple whose two children and niece drowned when the family drove into a flooded wash are scheduled to be sentenced Thursday. Lacey Rawlings, 34, has pleaded guilty to seven counts of child abuse and will receive …

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over Naya Rivera’s Drowning

VENTURA, Calif. — A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over the drowning of “Glee” actor Naya Rivera, who died this summer while boating with her 4-year-old son on a California lake. The suit, filed Tuesday, blames Ventura County and …

S.D. Mayor Suggests Park Safety Upgrades After Insurer Commissioned Review

Sioux Falls, S.D., officials are proposing a designated viewing area and other safety improvements at a park where a 5-year-old drowned three months ago. Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken has recommended that Falls Park implement viewing platforms, railings, additional safety …

Focus on LifeGuards After Man Drowns During Test

On the Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend, Jack Jakubek, 22, was in the middle of the swim portion of the Nauset Beach lifeguard test that should have been a walk in the park for him. Jakubek was supremely fit, …

Safety Fencing Wanted by Families of New York Drowning Victims

The families of two teenagers who died after going swimming in the Bronx River are calling on the city to erect a safety fence to avoid similar tragedies. Erickson Villa and Willington Gavin, both 13, were pulled from the New …

Lawsuit Filed Over West Virginia Tough Mudder Drowning

A Maryland woman whose son drowned last year along an obstacle course in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the organizers of Tough Mudder’s Mid-Atlantic event. The lawsuit filed by Mita Sengupta against Tough Mudder …