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Home of the Future Will Withstand Whatever Wild Weather Comes

Breezy Point is beautiful in the summertime, a quaint neighborhood sitting on a slim peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic just south of New York City. In a storm, though, that dreamy setting can become a nightmare. Breezy Point …

Heavy Rain and Widespread Power Outages Hit Southeast Texas, Louisiana

Hailstones the size of golf balls accompanied by as much as four inches of rain pelted the U.S. Gulf coast from Texas to Louisiana, flooding highways, downing power lines and closing some schools, officials said. About 150,000 homes and businesses …

Waffle House Locations Open During Storms Gain FEMA Attention

When a big storm or tornado devastates a community, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) usually steps in to help state and local officials. But in recent years, FEMA has been getting some help of its own from an unexpected …

Austria: 1 Dead After Accident During Storm

Austrian authorities say a man has died and several other people were injured after a tree limb crashed into tents at a festival during a storm. The security department in Lower Austria province said Sunday that a 50-year-old local resident …

Storm Preceded Damage at Arkansas Music Pavilion

Arkansas Music Pavilion officials are awaiting word on how much it will cost to repair damage to the outdoor concert venue. Officials say a storm accompanied by strong winds blew through Fayetteville before the tent-like structure collapsed on Saturday. Chairs …

More Than 73,000 Without Power Following Virginia Storm

More than 73,000 Dominion Virginia Power customers in the Richmond area remain without electricity following a powerful storm that blew over trees, damaged buildings and downed power lines. Media outlets report that the damage included at least three skyboxes and …

Tornado Death Toll in Kentucky Reaches 24

The Kentucky toll from the March 2 tornadoes has risen to 24 with the death of a Laurel County woman. The Lexington Herald-Leader said 37-year-old Mary A. Pruitt died Friday as a result of injuries during the storm. The tornado …

Picking Up Fallen Nebraska Trees May Take a Month

Lincoln, Neb., officials guess that it might take the city a month to pick up all the fallen tree limbs that succumbed to last weekend’s heavy, wet snow. In the initial cleanup officials are focused on removing tree limbs from …

Philippines Storm Death Toll Exceeds 650; 900 Missing

As a storm that killed more than 650 in the southern Philippines raged outside the store where she works, Amor Limbago worriedly called home to check on her parents, but their cellphones just kept ringing and later went dead. Limbago, …

Georgia Mayor Learns from Last Season’s Storm

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says the city is taking proactive measures to prepare for this season’s inclement weather. On Monday, Reed will display some of the new snow and ice equipment the city has bought to deal with winter storms, …