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Major Floods Swamp Australia’s East Coast, Claiming 8 Lives

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Parts of Australia’s third-most populous city Brisbane were under water Monday after heavy rain brought record flooding to some east coast areas and killed eight people. The flooding in Brisbane and its surrounds is the worst …

Heavy Rains Soak Parts Of Appalachia, Northern Mississippi

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Storms with soaking rains drenched a wide swath of Appalachia and northern Mississippi this week, swamping farmland, flooding bridges, stranding people in their homes and damaging cars and residences. Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee and West Virginia all …

Record Rains Cause Flash Flooding in Tennessee; 4 Dead

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Heavy rains across Tennessee flooded homes and roads, prompting officials to rescue dozens of people from houses, apartments and vehicles. Authorities said four bodies were found Sunday in the flood’s aftermath. A flash flood emergency was …

Heavy Rains Lead To Rescues, Road Closures in Appalachia

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Heavy rain across Appalachia has led to water rescues, mudslides, road closures and power outages, officials said. In Kentucky, officials in Magoffin and Pike counties declared a state of emergency Sunday due to damage from the …