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Storm Slams North Dakota City, Injuring Dozens

Authorities say more than two dozen people were hurt, three critically, when a violent storm whipped through a northwestern North Dakota city, trapping some people in overturned recreational vehicles. The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office says the storm moved through Watford …

Tropical Weather System Drenches South Texas, Flooding Reported

The entire Texas coastline has been drenched this week with heavy rains resulting in flooding in many areas with several cities reporting rainfall totals in excess of 12 inches. The Insurance Council of Texas is issuing a reminder that record …

12,000-Plus Claims Filed for Hail Damage in Colorado

Insurance companies say they have received more than 12,000 claims for damage to vehicles and houses in Colorado Springs, Colo. after the city’s worst hail storm in 20 years. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported the storm also damaged about 250,000 …

Hawaii, Central Pacific Could See Handful of Hurricanes This Season

The Central Pacific could see anywhere from three to six hurricanes over the next six months, forecasters predicted Wednesday. That would be an increase over the two named storms last year. Storm activity is likely to be normal or a …

Houston’s Harvey-Damaged Courthouse to Reopen in Early June

Some floors of the Hurricane Harvey-damaged main criminal courthouse in downtown Houston will reopen next month as part of the $70 million repair project likely not finished until 2019. Harris County officials say the Criminal Justice Center on June 4 …

Weather Service: Possible Tornado Touched Down in North-Central Oklahoma

The National Weather Service in Tulsa says a possible tornado touched down in north-central Oklahoma. Meteorologist Joe Sellars says the potential twister was only on the ground briefly Saturday afternoon between the towns of Fairfax and Ralston, west of Pawhuska, …

115 Homes in Hawaii Destroyed or Damaged by Heavy Rains

Last month’s record rains destroyed or did major damage to 115 homes on Kauai and Oahu islands, the state of Hawaii said Wednesday as it sought a disaster declaration from the president. The cost of emergency work and damage to …

Worries over Contamination After Kauai Flooding

Beaches and other areas on Kauai that smell like sewage may be showing signs of contamination, according to Hawaii health officials. The Hawaii Department of Health hasn’t received any indications of disease outbreaks following the recent flooding, but people have …

More Than 100 Airlifted After Storm Strikes Kauai

More than 100 people were airlifted from Kauai’s north shore and taken to a shelter after a weekend storm. Emergency officials are advising people who want to evacuate that it’s unknown when they’ll be able to return because of landslides …

Hard-hit California Town to Get Little Rain from Storm

Crews clearing mud and restoring utilities in Montecito, California, have another day of dry weather before the next chance of rain, but forecasters say the approaching system is weakening. The National Weather Service says Montecito should see very little precipitation …