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New Mexico Wildfire Scar Burn has Forest Officials Worried

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — As more than 3,000 firefighters in northern New Mexico continued to battle the nation’s largest active wildfire Sunday, federal forest officials worried about future flash floods, landslides and destructive ash from the burn scar. The …

Hurricane Agatha Hits Mexico With Strong Winds and Heavy Rain

Hurricane Agatha made landfall in Mexico’s Oaxaca state Monday afternoon in what’s expected to be the strongest May storm to hit the eastern Pacific on record. Agatha was already raking the Pacific coastline with damaging gusts and heavy rain early …

Hurricane Ida, Europe Floods Made 2021 Costly For Disasters

BERLIN (AP)–Damage wrought by Hurricane Ida in the U.S. state of Louisiana and the flash floods that hit Europe last summer helped make 2021 one of the most expensive years for natural disasters, reinsurance company Munich Re said Monday. The …

Weekend Storms Cause Damage in Ky. and Ala.

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP–Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency on Saturday as powerful storms ripped through the state causing flash floods, power outages and property damage, including from a possible tornado in Hopkinsville. There were no immediate reports …

375 Dead, 56 Missing After Typhoon Slams Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP)–The death toll from the strongest typhoon to batter the Philippines this year climbed to 375, with more than 50 others still missing and several central provinces struggling with downed communications and power outages and pleading for food …

Typhoon Deaths in Philippines Top 140; Mayors Plead For Food

MANILA, Philippines (AP)–The death toll in the strongest typhoon to batter the Philippines this year has reached at least 146, and the governor of an island province especially hard-hit by Typhoon Rai said there may be even greater devastation that …

Frustration, Defiance in Village to Be Abandoned to the Sea

“I wanted somewhere my children can have the same upbringing as I had, so they can run free,” said Eves, 72, who built a caravan park in the village that he still runs with his son. “You’ve got the sea, …

Nicholas Threatens to Lash Gulf Coast With Rain for Days

Tropical Storm Nicholas is lashing the U.S. Gulf Coast with torrential rain that could last for days, knocking out power, unleashing floods and dealing another blow to the energy industry just two weeks after Hurricane Ida. The storm made landfall …

Heavy Downpours From Nicholas Batter Texas, Louisiana

Heavy rains lashed, on Tuesday as Hurricane Nicholas weakened into a tropical storm, bringing the threat of widespread floods and power outages as it swept down the U.S. Gulf Coast. It is the second major storm to threaten the region …

Fred Weakens to Tropical Depression But May Strengthen Near Cuba

Tropical Storm Fred weakened to a tropical depression as it dumped heavy rain across the Dominican Republic, but was expected to pick up strength again as it moves west to threaten Cuba and Florida. The sixth named Atlantic storm of …