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Suspected Tornadoes Cause Damage in Missouri, Illinois

ST. MARY, Mo. (AP) — A suspected tornado damaged buildings and knocked out power in communities along the state line between Missouri and Illinois, and damage was reported in other parts of the states from severe weather. One suspected tornado …

Tornadoes Cause Damage in Oklahoma; Storms Rock Central US

COWETA, Okla. (AP) — Several reported tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma late Sunday into early Monday morning, causing damage but no immediate word of deaths or injuries. The severe weather system also brought heavy rain, lightning and wind to parts of …

Corps of Engineers Considers Nature-Based Flood Control

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is known for damming rivers and building levees to keep waterways at bay. But a new initiative seeks natural flood control solutions as climate change brings increasingly frequent and severe weather events that test …

Thunderstorms Cause Damage, Power Outages in Ill. and Wisc.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Strong thunderstorms caused widespread damage across Wisconsin, and left tens of thousands without power in both Wisconsin and Illinois. The severe weather stretched from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan and began Wednesday evening in northwestern Wisconsin. …

Condo Searchers Eye Tropical Forecast as Effort Stretches on

SURFSIDE, Florida (AP) — Florida authorities asked the federal government for an additional rescue team to comb the rubble of a collapsed condo tower, underscoring the strenuous nature of the open-ended search for survivors in an area prone to tropical …

Police Say 3 Dead, Several Injured in 7-Car Crash in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three people have died and several people were injured in a seven-car crash on a highway in Idaho over the weekend, authorities said. A semi-truck, two passenger cars, three pickup trucks and an SUV crashed on …

Indonesian Rescuers Dig for People Buried in Landslides

LEMBATA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers in remote eastern Indonesia were digging through the debris of a landslide Tuesday in search of as many as 21 people believed to be buried in one of several disasters brought on by severe weather …

Texas, Midwest Weather Claims Make Up Most of Allstate’s $350M May Losses

Allstate says severe weather events in Texas and the Midwest account for the majority of its $350 million in catastrophe losses in May 2020. Northbrook, Illinois-based Allstate Corp. has estimated catastrophe losses for the month of May of $350 million, …

Tornado Tears Through Arkansas College Town, With Six Hurt

JONESBORO, Ark. — A tornado ripped through northeast Arkansas on Saturday, leaving six people hurt after hitting commercial and residential areas in the college town of Jonesboro. The six people reported injured were taken to a local hospital with minor …

Free Interactive Maps Plot Fires and Other Disasters in Real Time

On Wednesday afternoon, the Hillsborough River at Morris Bridge Road north of Tampa, Florida, was flowing at more than 3,020 cubic feet per second. The surface of the river was at 31.48 feet above sea level and dropping after cresting …