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More than 200 Homes Damaged in Wyoming Flooding

Officials say four homes were destroyed and 200 more were damaged by flooding in Wyoming. The Ranger reported that the American Red Cross says flood waters in the Wind River Basin destroyed the Fremont County homes in early May. The …

Magnitude 4.6 Quake Hits Central Alaska, Officials Say

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake rattled central Alaska over the weekend, officials confirmed. The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblor struck at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, and was centered 110 miles northwest of Anchorage at a depth of 78 miles. Police …

Suit: Mcdonald’s Toilet Paper Dispenser Damaged New Mexico Woman’s Eye

A northern New Mexico woman is suing a Santa Fe McDonald’s franchise after she said a toilet paper dispenser fell off a bathroom stall door and slammed into her face. The lawsuit filed last week in Santa Fe District Court …

Louisiana Commissioner: FEMA Extended Proof of Loss Form Filing Deadline

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is reminding the state’s residents and businesses that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted a 60-day extension for filing proof of loss forms by National Flood Insurance Program policyholders affected by storms across the …

M3.6 Quake Jolts Northern Nevada Desert

A magnitude 3.6 earthquake struck in a remote part of the northern Nevada desert, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The U.S.G.S. says the quake hit at 1:53 a.m. Sunday about 14 miles northeast of Gerlach (GEHR-lack). That’s about 182 miles …

South Dakota City Set to Observe Tornado Anniversary

A full day of activities is planned in Delmont, S.D. on Tuesday to observe the one-year anniversary of the tornado that damaged the city. On the morning of May 10, 2015, an EF-2 tornado struck the city and damaged or …

$330K In Tornado Damage in Oklahoma County: Assessor

The Oklahoma County Assessor’s Office says a tornado that hit parts of Oklahoma County last week caused more than $330,000 in damage. The assessor’s office said Friday that it surveyed damage at five properties. One home was destroyed, while the …

Weather Service Confirms Weak Tornado Stuck Western Indiana

The National Weather Service confirmed this week that a tornado touched down briefly in western Indiana on Sunday. The weather service rated the tornado as an EF-0, estimating it had peak winds of 70 mph. The weather service said the tornado …

Average to Below-Average Wildfire Season Expected for Colorado

Firefighters said Tuesday they expect another average or below-average wildfire season in Colorado in 2016, the third mild year in a row. “That’s always good news,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said after announcing the outlook. But even an average year can …

Reconstruction of Quake-Damaged Heritage Sites Begins in Nepal

Nepal’s prime minister announced this week the start of reconstruction of key heritage sites in and around the capital that were damaged by an earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people and devastated the country one year ago. Prime Minister Khadga …