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Cleanup Begins in Soggy Northeast as Henri Plods Back to Sea

MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Residents across the waterlogged Northeast began clearing mud and tearing out sodden carpets Monday after deluges dropped by Tropical Storm Henri, whose remnants threatened further flooding in New England as the system made a slow …

People ‘Suffering’ From Flood; Parts of I-94 Still Closed

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Portions of Interstate 94 remained flooded and closed Monday in the Detroit area, the first major work day since a weekend storm swept the region. State police said I-94 was improving in Dearborn and Detroit as …

Official: Crash, “Likely” Due to Storm, Kills 10 in Alabama

ATLANTA (AP) — Tropical Depression Claudette claimed 12 lives in Alabama as the storm swept across the southeastern U.S., causing flash flooding and spurring tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes. Ten people, including nine children, were killed Saturday in a …

Flood Threats Persist as Storms Continue to Drench the South

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Relentless wind and rain keeps pummeling much of the southeastern United States, spawning tornadoes, sparking a flash flood emergency in Alabama and damaging homes from Texas to Virginia. The storms have prompted boat rescues and toppled …

Storms Spawn Twisters in Mississippi, Kill 2 in Georgia

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — Much of the South is at risk of more severe weather Tuesday, forecasters said, after tornadoes struck parts of the region Sunday night and Monday, causing heavy damage in some parts of Mississippi and flipping …

Tornadoes Cause Damage in Mississippi; Tupelo Hit at Night

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — Multiple tornadoes were reported across Mississippi on Sunday, destroying homes and uprooting trees before the storm system moved into Atlanta, prompting residents Monday to seek shelter in Georgia’s largest city. There were no immediate reports …

Severe Storms Threaten Parts of U.S. Southeast With Tornadoes Possible

A system of severe thunderstorms that spawned tornadoes in Alabama and Mississippi was moving across the U.S. Southeast on Thursday, threatening northern Florida, southern Georgia and the Carolinas, the U.S. National Weather Service said. The storms were likely to cover …

Tornadoes Reported in Texas Panhandle, No Injuries Reported

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Several suspected tornadoes touched down Saturday afternoon in the Texas Panhandle between Lubbock and Amarillo, according to the National Weather Service, but no injuries or fatalities were reported. Two possible tornadoes touched down south of Amarillo, …

Hot Again: 2020 Sets Yet Another Global Temperature Record

Earth’s rising fever hit or neared record hot temperature levels in 2020, global weather groups reported Thursday. While NASA and a couple of other measurement groups said 2020 passed or essentially tied 2016 as the hottest year on record, more …

Natural Disasters Cost Insurance Industry $76B in 2020 – Swiss Re

ZURICH, Dec 15 — Natural disasters like wildfires which devastated parts of the United States and a record number of hurricanes in the Atlantic caused $76 billion in insured losses during 2020, Swiss Re said on Tuesday. The 40% increase …