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Nantucket Rattled by House Explosion That Injured Two

A house exploded on Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, sending two people to the hospital, damaging nearby homes and creating a boom heard miles away. The Nantucket Fire Department reports it is the second time in as many weeks that similar blazes …

Gas Explosion Engulfs Three Long Island Homes in Flames

Two firefighters and a resident were injured when three Long Island houses were set ablaze by a gas explosion early Sunday morning, fire officials said. The explosion shortly after 5:30 a.m. destroyed three homes in Meadowmere Park in Nassau County, …

Storm Damages New Hampshire Cottages, Creates Waterspout Over Lake

A strong storm damaged vacation cottages on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee Saturday. The fast-moving system brought strong winds and heavy rain and created a waterspout over the lake. WMUR-TV reports that at Clearwater Lodges in Wolfeboro, two cottages were destroyed …

Maryland County Washing Away, Residents Face Hard Choices

High tides surging from a narrow creek destroyed the car Kathy Blake once parked in her gravel driveway here. Over the past two decades, the water has ruined half a dozen of them. Since October, when one of those floods …

Weather Service Probes Damage in New Jersey to Determine if Tornado Hit

National Weather Service officials on Thursday were trying to determine if a tornado touched down as a severe thunderstorm moved across a portion of New Jersey. Heavy rain and powerful winds sent residents scrambling in the Lincroft section of Middletown …

Officials Say Delaware Fire Caused $400K in Damage, Displaced Six

Authorities are investigating a fire in Delaware that heavily damaged a home and displaced six people. Five adults and one child fled from the home in Wilmington early Sunday morning when the blaze erupted, the State Fire Marshal’s Office said …

Remnants of Olga Push into Mississippi, Leaving Damage

What’s left of Tropical Storm Olga was causing soggy conditions in Mississippi and Alabama on Saturday and dozens of flights were canceled or delayed at New Orleans’ main airport after two power outages. There were no reports of major flooding, …

Aid Offered for Homeowners Affected by Lake Ontario Flooding

Homeowners impacted by Lake Ontario flooding this year can apply for up to $50,000 in state funding to repair damage. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Flood Relief and Recovery Program will allocate up to …

Olive Branch Residents Still Recovering Two Months After Flood

Frances Ivonne Brensdal woke up June 7 to find her Olive Branch home flooded after a night of record rainfall, which left her family and others displaced. She didn’t even know it was raining. “My neighbor called me at 2:30 …

Suspected Gas Explosion in Pennsylvania Reduces Home to Rubble; Five Injured

An explosion believed to have been caused by a gas leak reduced a western Pennsylvania home to a pile of rubble and injured five people. The blast just before 4 p.m. Wednesday near a high school in North Franklin Township …