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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 …

Maryland Residents Return to Homes Along Collapsed Street

Residents who live along a street that collapsed in Baltimore, Md., will be allowed to return home soon. Residents who live on 26th Street in Charles Village learned Sunday that they will be able to go home starting Thursday. The …

Too Soon to Cast Blame in Maryland Road Collapse

Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes says it’s too soon to say who’s to blame for a street collapse that sent a retaining wall onto a railroad track in heavy rain. The slide April 30 swallowed part of 26th Street in …

Italy OKs Urgent Repairs to Repair Walls in Pompeii

Citing “utmost urgency,” Italy has approved work to repair walls in ancient Pompeii that collapsed after heavy rains, and authorized spending 2 million euros ($2.7 million) on routine maintenance. The decisions were made Tuesday in Rome after a hastily convened …

Wall in Pompeii Collapses After Heavy Rain

Top Italian culture officials are calling for swift action to save Pompeii, the ancient Roman city encased in volcanic ash, from further ruin after heavy rains reportedly caused part of a wall to collapse. Giancarlo Galan, the head of a …

SUV Pulled From Sinkhole in Home Depot Parking Lot

Authorities had to pull an SUV out of a sinkhole that opened up in a parking lot during heavy rains in north Georgia. WSB-TV reports that no one was hurt in the incident Sunday afternoon in a Home Depot parking …