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Vermont Officials Assess Spring Flood Damage

Vermont state and local officials are assessing damage from flooding caused by heavy rains and snowmelt that led to road closures, some evacuations and a rescue from a flooded parking lot. Some roads remained closed Tuesday, but most of the …

Leak Evacuates North Carolina Shopping Center Days After Fatal Explosion

North Carolina authorities say they’ve evacuated businesses in a Fayetteville shopping center because a construction crew struck a gas line. The gas leak at Cross Pointe Center comes just days after a fatal explosion in Durham, located about 80 miles …

California Wildfire Update: Thousands Flee, More Than 50K Without Power

Fanned by hot, dry winds, wildfires north of San Francisco and near Los Angeles have forced the evacuation of more than 150,000 people in the state, including Malibu, the coastal enclave of the rich and famous. The fires cover about …

California Beach City Evacuated as Fire Jumps Los Angeles Freeway

California officials ordered an evacuation of the city of Malibu, an enclave for the area’s rich and famous, and told drivers to avoid a major freeway as a wildfire spread north of Los Angeles. The so-called Woolsey Fire has already …

Connecticut Flooding Washes Away Roads, Forces Rescues, School Closures

Connecticut was cleaning up after a storm dumped more than eight inches of rain on parts of the state, causing floods that washed away roads and bridges and trapped people in their vehicles. Schools in East Haddam and Lebanon were …

Pennsylvania Flash Flooding Leads to Evacuations, Amusement Park Closing

Heavy downpours soaked parts of central Pennsylvania, causing evacuations and forcing an amusement park to close for the second time this week. Hersheypark announced it would be closed Wednesday. The park closed Monday after heavy rain and flash flooding caused …

Hawaii Volcano Eruption Prompts Evacuations

Nearly 1,500 residents were ordered to evacuate from their volcano-side homes after Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano erupted, sending molten lava to chew its way through forest land and bubble up on paved streets. Volcano officials couldn’t predict how long eruption that …

Dozens of Wildfires Burn Hundreds of Square Miles in Oklahoma, Texas

Strong winds are fueling more than two dozen wildfires burning across Oklahoma and Texas. Authorities say one blaze in western Oklahoma is estimated to be nearly 40 miles across at its widest point. Oklahoma Forestry Services spokeswoman Michelle Finch-Walker says …

Indiana Mulch Fire Shuts Schools; Dozens Treated for Smoke-Related Issues

Dozens of people have sought treatment for smoke-related issues due to a large mulch fire burning in southern Indiana that shut some schools Friday and prompted authorities to urge people to stay indoors. Firefighting crews from across the area responded …

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 …