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Emergency Lifted After New Zealand Storm Less than Feared

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s Northland region lifted a state of emergency declaration Wednesday after an overnight storm didn’t turn out as bad as feared. A heavy rain warning for Auckland was also lifted, although a state of …

Hurricane Kay Heads to Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Kay gained strength in the Pacific Wednesday and began lashing Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, where authorities prepared by opening shelters and closing some roads. Forecasters said there’s a chance outer bands of the big storm …

Heavy Rain Floods Parts of India, Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Pre-monsoon deluges have flooded parts of India and Bangladesh, killing at least 24 people in recent weeks and sending 90,000 people into shelters, authorities said Monday. Both heavily populated nations in South Asia are prone to …

Major Floods Swamp Australia’s East Coast, Claiming 8 Lives

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Parts of Australia’s third-most populous city Brisbane were under water Monday after heavy rain brought record flooding to some east coast areas and killed eight people. The flooding in Brisbane and its surrounds is the worst …

Powerful Storm Drenches Southern California With Heavy Rain

LOS ANGELES (AP)–Rain drenched Southern California on Tuesday as a powerful storm slid down the state, snarling traffic as vehicles spun out and raising the threat of mudslides in areas scarred by wildfires. Nearly 7 inches (18 centimeters) of rain …

Storm Weakens After Heavy Rain, Evacuation in Southern India

HYDERABAD, India (AP)–A tropical storm weakened after dumping heavy rains overnight in parts of southern India off the Bay of Bengal as more than 50,000 people evacuated to government-run camps, officials said Saturday. No loss of life or major damage …

Heavy Rains in Texas, Louisiana Add to Misery in Flood Zones

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Heavy rain kept pounding parts of Texas and Arkansas before moving over Louisiana on Wednesday, adding to the misery for people whose homes and cars were flooded by an earlier drenching. The prospect of more …

Heavy Rains Hammer Southern Louisiana with More to Come

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Roads were flooded, water-logged cars abandoned in the street and high water vehicles dispatched to help people as heavy rain fell across southern Louisiana Monday. In some areas of western Louisiana still recovering from back-to-back …

Rain-spiked Rivers Cause Minor Flooding in Eastern Missouri

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Heavy rain over the past week has caused the Mississippi River and its tributaries to rise, resulting in minor flooding in parts of eastern Missouri. The Missouri River was falling in Hermann and Washington after moderate …

Kentucky Seeking Federal Help As Floodwaters Cause Damage

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s governor toured parts of his state hard by heavy rains Tuesday and pledged to seek federal assistance after massive flooding inundated several areas. Gov. Andy Beshear said “parts of cities are underwater in eastern Kentucky” …