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About 10,000 Without Power in North Carolina After Storms

About 10,000 customers were without electricity in North Carolina yesterday after storms associated with Tropical Storm Nate moved across the state. Duke Energy reported the outages were worst on Monday in Macon and Polk counties in the western part of …

Feds Say Brake Problems Preceded Derailment in Pennsylvania

Crews encountered air brake problems before a 178-car freight train derailed in Pennsylvania earlier this month, causing hazardous material to ignite and forcing nearby residents to evacuate, federal investigators said. The National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report issued Monday said …

Wildfire in Yosemite National Park Grows, Evacuations Remain in California Town

Weather conditions have halped crews batttle a blaze in Yosemite National Park that has forced the evacuation of the tiny California community of Wawona. The blaze is now 3,820 acres and is now 17 percent contained. Singh said thunderstorms forecast …

Final Evacuees From Pennsylvania Derailment, Fire Return Home

The last of the evacuated residents of a small Pennsylvania town were finally able to return to their homes one week after a freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed and caught fire. CSX spokesman Rob Doolittle said residents of 40 …

Evacuations Remain in Effect After Pennsylvania Freight Train Derailment

Evacuations remain in effect for residents of a small Pennsylvania town following a freight train derailment. CSX says it’s unclear when residents will be able to return to their homes in Hyndman, Penn., about 100 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The …

Heavy Rains Cause Widespread Flooding, Some Rescues in Pennsylvania

Heavy rains caused widespread flooding and prompted some evacuations and rescues in western Pennsylvania, but no major injuries were reported. Forecasters said a stalled system resulted in conditions more similar to winter than summer and dumped as much as five …

Massive Fire Destroys New Jersey Pizza Parlor and Damages Other Businesses

A New Jersey pizza parlor has been completely destroyed after a massive fire. WNBC-TV reports the flames ignited at Bruno’s Pizzeria around 10 p.m. Sunday in Passaic, N.J. Fire Chief Patrick Trentacost says the fire burned for a while before …

Ohio Residents Forced to Evacuate from Sinking Homes

Some residents in a northern Ohio city are being forced to leave their homes after the structures began sinking into the ground. Wadsworth officials say four condominiums and a nearby house are unsafe and notices have been posted instructing the …

Homes Near Northern Arizona Wildfire Have Evacuations Lifted

Homeowners in northern Arizona were given the green light to return days after being displaced by a fast-moving wildfire, while residents more than 200 miles away fled their homes after a blaze forced an evacuation of a small mountain community …

Wildfire Forces Evacuations in Rural California Town

Crews have stopped the forward progress of a small wildfire in Central California that has triggered evacuations in a rural area north of Fresno. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the 225-acre blaze was more than 15 …