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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 …

Alaska Storm Causes Estimated $10M in Damage

Damages from a recent storm in Alaska’s North Slope could end up costing more than $10 million, and a damaged road in the nation’s northernmost town could keep whalers from an important subsistence area. North Slope Borough officials say the …

New Orleans Council Planning to Study Drainage After Massive Flooding

As New Orleans dried out from torrential rains that flooded areas for the second time in two weeks, the City Council called a special meeting to review the drainage system and warning processes. Council President Jason Williams said he plans …

Pacific Hurricane Season Depends on El Niño: NOAA

Forecasters say the central Pacific region around Hawaii can expect a normal or slightly above-average hurricane season, depending largely on the presence of El Niño conditions. Chris Brenchley, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center, …

Wyoming County February Storm Caused $2.8M in Damage

Officials estimate a February storm that cut power to thousands of homes in Teton County, Wyo. and prompted a disaster declaration caused nearly $3 million in damages. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reported Nancy Casper with the Federal Emergency …