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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” …

Heavy Rains Lead To Rescues, Road Closures in Appalachia

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Heavy rain across Appalachia has led to water rescues, mudslides, road closures and power outages, officials said. In Kentucky, officials in Magoffin and Pike counties declared a state of emergency Sunday due to damage from the …

Snow, Heavy Rain In Balkans Cause Floods, Disrupt Traffic

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Days of heavy rain and snow across the Balkans left homes and fields flooded Monday, disrupted traffic on highways and at ports and caused power outages. In Serbia, authorities on Monday started clearing up tons of …

Lights Go Out, Roads Dicey as Wintry Storm Batters Northeast

WARREN, Mass. — The first big wintry storm of the season began dropping what forecasters say could be more than a foot of wet, heavy snow Saturday on parts of the Northeast, making travel treacherous and cutting off power to …

Weakened Eta Drenches Honduras; Could Reach Gulf of Mexico

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — The rain-heavy remains of Hurricane Eta flooded homes in Honduras on Thursday as the death toll across Central America rose to at least 13. Forecasters said the once-mighty storm was expected to regather form and head toward …

Hawaii Battles Complacency After Another Hurricane Near-Miss

HONOLULU — Hurricane Douglas joined a long list of hurricanes that have come near the Hawaiian Islands but didn’t cause major damage. Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami said such experiences unfortunately help people become complacent and think disaster will never strike …

Red Alerts in China as Floods Maroon Equipment to Fight Coronavirus

SHANGHAI — Large parts of China were reeling on Friday from the worst floods in decades, as disruption mounted for supply chains, including for personal protective equipment (PPE), vital in the fight against the novel coronavirus. The central city of …

Tropical Storm Fay Gains Strength on Its Way to New York

Quick-moving Tropical Storm Fay strengthened as it moved toward southern New Jersey, where it was expected to make landfall Friday afternoon before sweeping north to New York with a curtain of heavy rain and thrashing winds. Winds should start to …

Fireworks Sparked Utah Wildfire; Blaze in Nevada Partially Contained

LEHI, Utah — Fireworks caused a wildfire in Utah that forced out residents of houses and an apartment building early Sunday before crews managed to turn back the blaze as it encroached on a neighborhood, officials said. A suspect was …

Bertha Weakens to Tropical Depression After Making Landfall In South Carolina

Bertha, the second named storm this Atlantic hurricane season, has weakened to a tropical depression but was still expected to bring heavy rain and possibly life-threatening flash floods to parts of the Carolinas and Virginia, the U.S. National Hurricane Center …