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Storms Blamed in Deaths of 3 in Michigan, Ohio, Arkansas

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Severe storms that brought damaging winds, heavy rains and flash flooding to parts of the Midwest and the South were blamed for the deaths of three people, including two children in Michigan and Arkansas as well …

3 Missing, Swept Away in Drainage Ditch After Severe Storms

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A child and two adults were missing after they were swept away in a drainage ditch in Milwaukee following severe thunderstorms that brought heavy rains and damaging winds to a wide swath of the Midwest and parts …

Severe Storms Pummel South Killing at Least 2 in Florida

A line of severe storms packing isolated tornadoes and high winds ripped across the Deep South overnight — killing at least two in the Florida Panhandle, toppling trees and power lines and leaving homes and businesses damaged as the vast …

Wildfire Near Smoky Mountains Prompts Mandatory Evacuations

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Firefighters sought to get a handle Wednesday on a wildfire spreading near Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, amid mandatory evacuations as winds whipped up ahead of a line of strong storms forecast to move …

Possible Tornado Hits Arkansas; Deep South Braces for Storms

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Severe storms injured seven people, damaged buildings and downed power lines in northwest Arkansas early Wednesday as tornadoes and hurricane-force winds were forecast in much of the Deep South, a week after a twister hit the …

Possible Tornado Destroys Mobile Homes in South Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A possible tornado overturned multiple mobile homes in a south Alabama community as severe storms swept through Friday morning, authorities said. Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson told WALA-TV that about nine mobile homes were destroyed and …

Frustration, Defiance in Village to Be Abandoned to the Sea

“I wanted somewhere my children can have the same upbringing as I had, so they can run free,” said Eves, 72, who built a caravan park in the village that he still runs with his son. “You’ve got the sea, …

Severe Storms Topple Trees, Cut Power in Michigan and Illinois

More than 170,000 homes and businesses in western and northern parts of Michigan’s lower peninsula and 90,000 homes in the Chicago area remained without power Wednesday morning after severe overnight thunderstorms damaged power lines. In Michigan, wind gusts reached about …

Tornadoes Cause Damage in Mississippi; Tupelo Hit at Night

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — Multiple tornadoes were reported across Mississippi on Sunday, destroying homes and uprooting trees before the storm system moved into Atlanta, prompting residents Monday to seek shelter in Georgia’s largest city. There were no immediate reports …

Severe Storm Damages Buildings in Florida Panhandle

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A cluster of severe storms swept across Southern states early Saturday, leaving at least one dead in Louisiana, bringing down trees and power lines in Mississippi, dropping large hail on a coastal Alabama city and …