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4 Small Tornadoes Confirmed in Oklahoma, 2 in Texas

The National Weather Service reported that six small tornadoes from a single storm system hit Texas and Oklahoma, including one that forced the closure of a state highway in northeastern Oklahoma for more than six hours. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol …

Congress OKs Disaster Fix to Aid Louisiana Flood Victims

Legislation headed to President Donald Trump’s desk could help thousands of Louisiana flood victims. The U.S. Senate gave final passage this week to a package of federal disaster policy changes, included in a bill authorizing spending for federal aviation programs. …

Tropical Storm Drenches Hawaii With Rain

A gradually weakening tropical storm hit Hawaii on Wednesday, soaking a part of Maui and sending gusts of wind that toppled trees and cancelled flights at a number of airports in the state. Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa urged residents and …

Hurricane Lane Weakening as it Approaches Hawaii, But Still Strong

Hurricane Lane has weakened as it approaches Hawaii but was still expected to pack a wallop, forecasters said Wednesday, as people hurried to buy water and other supplies and the Navy moved its ships to safety. The National Weather Service …

Hawaii Bracing for Blow from Hurricane Lane

Hawaii is bracing for a grazing blow from Category 5 Hurricane Lane, now packing 160-mile-per-hour winds, enough to collapse frame buildings, cause power outages that could last weeks or months and snap trees off at the root. The storm was …

Weather Service Confirms Tornado in Southwest Missouri

Authorities say storms have damaged trees, downed power lines and churned up at least one small tornado in southwest Missouri. National Weather Service meteorologist Drew Albert says an EF-0 tornado has been confirmed near Diggins in Webster County. It uprooted …

Oklahoma Concert-Goers Injured by Powerful Storm

An Oklahoma casino says 14 people suffered cuts and bruises when a powerful rainstorm toppled entrance trusses and disrupted the start of an outdoor concert by the Backstreet Boys. Kym Koch-Thompson, spokeswoman for the WinStar World Casino and Resort, says …

At Least 3 Tornadoes Confirmed in Colorado

People on the plains of northeastern Colorado were cleaning up this week from a powerful storm that spawned at least three tornadoes, ripped off roofs and flipped trucks and small airplanes. No serious injuries were reported in Sunday’s storm, and …

Heavy Rainstorm Damaged New Mexico Homes, Infrastructure

Raging waters from the Santa Fe River and arroyos have caused damage to Santa Fe, N.M. homes, city facilities and infrastructure following a heavy rainstorm. More than 3 inches of rainfall were reported in some areas of northern Santa Fe …

Colorado Cleaning Up After Mudslides, Flooding

People in southern Colorado are cleaning up after heavy rain triggered mudslides and flooding and hail piled up like snow. Residents and businesses in Manitou Springs near Colorado Springs were told to evacuate because of Monday’s rain. Flood sirens were …