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Tropical Storm Isaias Kills One as Tornadoes Threaten Northeast

Tropical Storm Isaias pummeled Virginia on Tuesday on its way toward Washington and other cities of the U.S. Northeast, and killed at least one person after a tornado it spawned obliterated a mobile home park in North Carolina. The fast-moving …

Florida Declares Emergency On Coast as Hurricane Isaias Barrels Toward State

MIAMI — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday declared a state of emergency for counties on the Atlantic coast with Hurricane Isaias expected to hit the state as early as this evening before moving up north into early next week. …

China Floods Blamed for Fresh African Swine Fever Outbreaks

BEIJING — Outbreaks of deadly African swine fever are surging in some parts of southern China following heavy rains, analysts and industry sources said, in what could be a big setback for Beijing’s goal of replenishing pork supplies. China’s hog …

Toyota, Others Seeing Prolonged Disruption From Heavy Rains

Toyota Motor Corp. will extend its factory stoppage through part of Wednesday as the impact of heavy rains in southern Japan continues to ripple through manufacturing facilities in the region. Toyota Kyushu’s Miyata, Karita, Kokura plants will remain closed Wednesday …

Tropical Storm Lands in South Carolina Ahead of Atlantic Season

The Atlantic’s second storm of 2020 made landfall just east of Charleston, South Carolina, with the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season still almost a week away. Tropical Storm Bertha, with top winds of 50 miles per hour (81 …

Deadly Tornadoes Leave Trail of Damage in Wisconsin

An 11-year-old boy nearly lost his life in a waterlogged drainage ditch in eastern Wisconsin but was pulled to safety by an eagle-eyed firefighter who spotted his finger poking through a manhole cover, officials said, following another round of storms …

Heavy Rain Prompts Georgia Flood Warnings

Forecasters are warning of potential flash flooding following recent heavy rain throughout parts of Georgia. National Weather Service forecasters said Sunday that recent rain could lead to flooding in streams, low lying areas and areas with poor drainage systems. Officials …

Wall Crushes Homes in Nicaragua After Heavy Rain

A Nicaragua government official says nine people have died when a wall collapsed in heavy rains, crushing five homes in the capital city of Managua. Managua Secretary General Fidel Moreno says the collapse happened in an hour of heavy rain …

Typhoon Phanfone Returns to Sea After Drenching East Japan

Rail services resumed and evacuation advisories were lifted in Tokyo after Typhoon Phanfone passed over the Japanese capital on its way back out to sea. The storm caused at least one death at a U.S. air base in Okinawa. Heavy …

East Arkansas Crop Lands Flooded by Heavy Rains

Heavy weekend rains left many farmers in east Arkansas with flooded fields, and the water is so deep in places the ground won’t dry out soon enough for them to replant. A little more than 10 inches of rain fell …