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Wildfires Destroy Much of Missouri Town, Threaten Homes in Iowa and Nebraska

WOOLDRIDGE, Mo. (AP) — Roughly half of a small Missouri town burned Saturday after a wildfire spread quickly from a farm field and destroyed or heavily damaged 23 buildings, officials said. Prairie fires also erupted in Nebraska and Iowa over …

Northern Arizona Watches Winds as Western Wildfires Blaze

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The northern Arizona city of Flagstaff is synonymous with mountains — lush with ponderosa pines, meadows and hiking trails that are a respite from the desert heat. Now, parts of them are burning yet again, fueled …

23 Injured in Texas Storms; More Tornadoes Forecast in US

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Nearly two dozen people were injured when tornadoes swept through central Texas as part of a storm system that was expected to spawn more twisters and damaging winds Wednesday. The storms caused widespread damage Tuesday in …

Wildfire Destroys at Least 150 Structures in New Mexico Town

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire swept through neighborhoods in a mountain community in drought-stricken south-central New Mexico, burning at least 150 structures and forcing the evacuations of schools with 1,700 students, officials said Wednesday. Homes were among the …

14 Homes Destroyed by Tornadoes this Week in South Carolina

ALLENDALE, S.C. (AP) — Severe storms that moved across South Carolina earlier this week caused at least 13 tornadoes and hail the size of baseballs, emergency officials said. Fourteen homes were destroyed by the tornadoes as they moved through Tuesday …

Hundreds Evacuated as Fire Burns Near California’s Big Sur

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP)–Hundreds of residents remained evacuated Sunday as crews battled a wildfire in rugged mountains along the California coast that forced the closure of the main roadway near Big Sur. One structure was damaged by the blaze that …

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 …

Crews Battle to Protect Lake Tahoe Region From Wildfire

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters faced a critical day in efforts to prevent a massive California wildfire from reaching the Lake Tahoe resort region Saturday, hoping to take advantage of calmer winds before hot, heavy gusts return. The …

Tropical Storm Henri Could Strike Long Island, New England Next Week

Tropical Storm Henri is set to grow into a hurricane before slamming the U.S. Northeast anywhere from Long Island to Massachusetts, bringing heavy rain, a flooding storm surge and thrashing winds to the region starting Sunday. Hurricane watches have been …