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South Dakota Officials Assess Delmont-Area Tornado Damage

South Dakota and federal officials this week were assessing tornado damage to homes and businesses in Charles Mix and Douglas counties, including the town of Delmont. Officials say the preliminary assessment is the first step to determining whether aid will be made …

Oklahoma Governor Seeks Federal Disaster Assistance Following Tornadoes

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has requested federal disaster assistance for Cleveland, Grady and Oklahoma counties following tornadoes, severe storms and flooding in recent weeks. Fallin sent a letter to President Barack Obama Tuesday that says Oklahoma’s latest round of severe …

Tornadoes Strike North Texas, Some Damage Reported

Tornadoes roared across North Texas, spreading widespread damage but leaving no immediate reports of injuries. What storm spotters reported as at least one tornado inflicted heavy damage late Tuesday night to houses and apartment buildings in the Runaway Bay and …

Minor Quake Felt In Alaska Communities, No Reported Damage

A light earthquake was felt across a large part of southcentral Alaska on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the magnitude 4.3 quake was recorded at 7:49 a.m. in the Cook …

Emergency Loans for Drought Available for Small Businesses in Idaho

Small businesses in a handful of counties in southern Idaho are now eligible to apply for low interest federal loans to help offset the costs of prolonged drought. The U.S. Small Business Administration announced last week that nonfarm businesses may qualify …

M4.5 Quake Shakes Hawaii’s Big Island

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says a magnitude-4.5 earthquake jolted the Big Island of Hawaii. The observatory says the quake struck at 2:18 a.m. Saturday. It was centered about five miles north of the small town of Naalehu at a depth …

Hawaii Residents Awarded More Than $500K in Dust Lawsuit By Jury

A federal court jury has awarded more than $500,000 to 15 Kauai residents who say they can’t enjoy their homes because of red dust from test fields operated by DuPont Pioneer. The seven-member jury on Friday awarded $191,315 for property …

California Apartment Fire Displaces Hundreds, Causes $850,000 in Damage

About 200 residents are assessing the damage after a two-alarm fire emptied their Southern California apartment building for the night, shutting off power and burning units and cars. The Orange County Register reported more than four dozen firefighters put out …

Small Quake Shakes Arizona, USGS Says

A small earthquake occurred in northern Arizona overnight. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 3.2 magnitude quake occurred about five miles north of Sedona about 2 a.m. Tuesday. There was no immediate report of damage. Quakes of that magnitude …

3.9M Quake Shakes Buildings Across Southern California

A small earthquake has rattled the greater Los Angeles area, shaking buildings and waking residents over the weekend. There were no reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.9 hit at …