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South Africa’s Durban Area Hit by Heavy Floods, 45 Dead

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Prolonged rains and flooding in the Durban area of South Africa have claimed the lives of at least 45 people, damaging the port, major highways and surrounding areas in KwaZulu-Natal province, according to local officials. South Africa’s …

Wildfires Smolder Across Dry, Drought-Stricken Southwest

A wildfire in Arizona that had neighboring New Mexico breathing in smoke was one of several blazes scorching the drought-stricken Southwest, signaling what could be a devastating summer. Residents in New Mexico’s largest city woke up Wednesday shrouded again in …

Typhoon-Ravaged Northeast Philippines Pummeled by New Storm

MANILA, Philippines — A typhoon began battering northeastern Philippine provinces Wednesday, leaving at least one person dead and three missing in a region still struggling to recover from a powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction just …

Wildfires Burn in California and Arizona, Residents Return After Utah Blaze

NILAND, Calif. — A wind-driven wildfire destroyed homes and forced evacuations as it tore through a rural Southern California desert town near the Salton Sea, authorities said Monday. In the meantime, residents who evacuated because of a wildfire in Utah …

Tennessee Storm Shelters May Qualify for State Tax Break

Storm shelters may qualify for state sales tax savings under recently passed legislation. The Tennessee Department of Revenue says Tennessee taxpayers who purchase qualifying building supplies to construct storm shelters between July 1 and Dec. 31 can save up to …