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Tropical Storm Barry in Gulf of Mexico Barrels Toward Louisiana

Tropical Storm Barry formed in the Gulf of Mexico and could strike Louisiana as a hurricane Saturday, causing almost $1 billion in damage and worsening flooding in New Orleans. The system, which was about 95 miles (153 kilometers) southeast of …

Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana Face Flood of ‘Historic Magnitude’

Thousands of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana residents braced for more flooding on Wednesday, and some evacuated their homes, as forecasts of further rain drove fears that decades-old levees girding the Arkansas River may not hold. More than a week of …

One Dead, Dozens Hurt as Tornadoes Flatten Buildings in Ohio

Tornadoes pulverized western Ohio early on Tuesday, killing one person, injuring scores of others and requiring emergency officials to send out snowplows to clear debris from a major highway, officials and media reports said At least one tornado hit Dayton …

Violent Weather Kills 3 in Missouri, Floods Rivers in Oklahoma

A relentless barrage of violent weather in the central United States left three people dead on Thursday, local media said, as tornadoes raked across southwest Missouri and devastated the state capital, and heavy rain flooded rivers in Oklahoma. The reported …

Mississippi Floodway May Be Opened for Just 3rd Time in History

A major barrier that keeps the Mississippi River in its current path may be opened for just the third time in its history, potentially flooding a large part of rural Louisiana and affecting refineries in the region. Rising river levels …

Thunderstorms Strike East Coast, Leave Thousands without Power

Severe thunderstorms blasted the U.S. East Coast with gusts of wind up to 50 miles per hour on Monday morning, knocking out power in thousands of homes and putting several states on flood watch, the National Weather Service said. More …

Already Soaked Central U.S. Faces More Severe Thunderstorms

More severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and heavy rain are expected this weekend. Through the next few days, four to 8.5 inches (10 to 22 centimeters) of rain could fall from the Great Plains to the Gulf of Mexico, with most of …

Spokane Homes Damaged by Thunderstorms

Severe thunderstorms that moved through the Spokane, Wash., area last week knocked out power to more than 60,000 customers and damaged dozens of homes. One driver suffered life-threatening injuries in Chattaroy when a tree slammed onto his car, impaling him. …

Thunderstorm’s Strong Winds Rake Phoenix Area

A brief thunderstorm’s strong winds damaged several homes under construction and toppled trees in neighborhoods in southeastern parts of the Phoenix, Ariz., area. The storm late Monday also downed power poles, and the Salt River Project reported that 4,500 customers …

Georgia Storms Drop Quarter-Sized Hail, Topple Trees

Residents were cleaning up after Sunday thunderstorms dropped large hail and toppled trees, damaging cars and homes in several Georgia counties. Reports to the National Weather Service indicated that a tree fell on a car in Oglethorpe. Authorities say trees …