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Drivers Snowed-In All Night as Crews Work to Reopen I-95 Near DC

A pileup of tractor trailers in Virginia shut down Interstate 95, the U.S. East Coast’s major north-south artery, during a snowstorm, stranding hundreds of motorists overnight in freezing temperatures and disrupting private and commercial traffic.The Virginia Department of Transportation said …

Tornadoes Leave One Dead in Central US and 500,000 in the Dark

A powerful storm that spawned tornadoes across the Midwest and Great Plains killed at least one person, ripped trees from the ground and knocked out power to more than 500,000 homes and businesses. Winds gusted to 90 miles (145 kilometers) …

Powerful Storm Drenches Southern California With Heavy Rain

LOS ANGELES (AP)–Rain drenched Southern California on Tuesday as a powerful storm slid down the state, snarling traffic as vehicles spun out and raising the threat of mudslides in areas scarred by wildfires. Nearly 7 inches (18 centimeters) of rain …

Charleston, Savannah See Abnormally High Tides During Storm

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A strong storm off the Southeast coast combined with periodic higher tides Sunday, causing coastal flooding that approached levels rarely seen outside of hurricanes along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts, officials said. Scientists have said …

Drought-Stricken California Doused by Major Storm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful storm barreled toward Southern California after flooding highways, toppling trees and causing mud flows in areas burned bare by recent fires across the northern part of the state. Drenching showers and strong winds accompanied …

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 …

Detroit-Area Water Leader Quitting Weeks After Floods

DETROIT (AP) — The head of a regional water agency in southeastern Michigan said Tuesday that she would resign, weeks after thousands of homes were spoiled by sewage backups during a tremendous storm. Sue McCormick didn’t cite the June 25-26 …

Huge Hailstones Force Shut Italian Highway in Extreme Storm

MILAN (AP) — Hailstones the size of tennis balls temporarily closed a highway in northern Italy and damaged dozens of cars, in an extreme example of a weather phenomenon that an agricultural lobby said Tuesday has intensified in recent years. …

Rare Tornado Rips Through Southern Czech Republic, Killing Five

HRUSKY, Czech Republic — Emergency workers and residents combed through wreckage in southern Czech Republic on Friday after a tornado ripped roofs off buildings and sent cars flying through the air, killing at least five people and injuring hundreds. The …

Tornado Rips Off Roofs, Knocks Out Power in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tornado ripped off roofs, knocked down utility polls and cut off power to thousands in New Orleans early Wednesday, but no serious injuries were reported in what one city official called an unexpected “dry run” …