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Tropical Storm Barry Set to Dump Two Feet of Rain on Louisiana

The leading edge of Tropical Storm Barry’s wind and rain is reaching Louisiana, where communities including New Orleans are bracing for a downpour that threatens to inundate already-high waterways. As much as 25 inches (64 centimeters) of rain could fall …

Thunderstorms Strike East Coast, Leave Thousands without Power

Severe thunderstorms blasted the U.S. East Coast with gusts of wind up to 50 miles per hour on Monday morning, knocking out power in thousands of homes and putting several states on flood watch, the National Weather Service said. More …

Midwest Could Face Severe Flooding, Other Problems

Several states could see severe flooding and other weather-related problems amid a storm system that has brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains. The weather already was blamed for several fatalities, including the deaths of four …

Utah Flooding Damages Homes, Sends Car Plunging Into River

Heavy rain swamped much of Utah over the weekend, shutting down a sewage treatment plant, damaging homes and causing a moving car to plunge into a river. In southern Utah, a man and woman from Italy were returning to their …

After Effects of Heavy Rain Concern California Cities

Saturated mountainsides loomed over foothill communities on Saturday as a storm centered off California rotated bands of rain into a state that sorely needs the moisture but not at such dangerously high rates. Evacuation orders remained in effect for hundreds …

Louisiana Fast Food Restaurant Roof Collapse Due to Heavy Rain

Investigators still are trying to determine what caused the roof of a Wendy’s restaurant near Covington, La., to collapse, though they suspect heavy rain may be to blame. St. Tammany Fire District No. 12 responded to the restaurant around after …

Heavy Rain Causes Damage at Paragould City Hall

Arkansas officials say heavy rainfall has caused major water damage at Paragould City Hall. Mayor Mike Gaskill says the damage has caused ceiling tiles and insulation to fall, and the building can’t be heated because of the damage. Gaskill says …

Last Day of Austin Music Fest Canceled Due to Rain

Heavy rain showers and thunderstorms with some flash flooding have canceled the final day of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Organizers posted on the festival’s website Sunday, Oct. 13, that a third of the ticket price will be refunded …

Texas Judge Declares Disaster After Rain

The leader of a West Texas county recovering from heavy rain and mudslides has declared a disaster to help clear the way for possible federal assistance. El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar on Monday announced the local disaster declaration over …

Tropical Storm Andrea Weakens as it Swirls Over Florida

Tropical Storm Andrea lost strength as it passed over northern Florida on Thursday evening and is forecast to drench much of the U.S. Southeast with heavy rain as it cuts across Georgia and swing up the Atlantic Coast, the National …