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(Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP). CORRECTS MONTH TO MARCH NOT MAY - Anthony Thomson, left, and Melody Walton make their way out of a flooded neighborhood Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Fremont, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their home... (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP). CORRECTS MONTH TO MARCH NOT MAY - Anthony Thomson, left, and Melody Walton make their way out of a flooded neighborhood Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Fremont, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their home...

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

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Hundreds of homes have flooded in northwest Missouri after the Missouri River overtopped and breached several levees following heavy rain and snowmelt upstream. More>>

Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique

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The Red Cross says that as much as 90 percent of Mozambique's central port city of Beira has been damaged or destroyed by tropical Cyclone Idai. More>>

Flash floods, earthquake in Indonesia kill over 80

(AP Photo/Tumbur Gultom). Indonesian police and soldiers search for residents who need assistance at a flooded neighborhood in Sentani, Papua Province, Indonesia, Monday, March 18, 2019. Flash flood and mudslides triggered by days of torrential downpou... (AP Photo/Tumbur Gultom). Indonesian police and soldiers search for residents who need assistance at a flooded neighborhood in Sentani, Papua Province, Indonesia, Monday, March 18, 2019. Flash flood and mudslides triggered by days of torrential downpou...
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Flash floods and mudslides triggered by days of torrential downpours tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia's easternmost province, killing at least 58 people and leaving thousands homeless. More>>

Despite its peace, Christchurch painfully used to trauma

(AP Photo/Martin Hunter, File). FILE- In this photo taken Friday, July 8, 2011, an excavator works on clearing rubble following the Feb. 2011, quake, in downtown Christchurch, New Zealand. Despite its tranquility and beauty, New Zealand city of Christc... (AP Photo/Martin Hunter, File). FILE- In this photo taken Friday, July 8, 2011, an excavator works on clearing rubble following the Feb. 2011, quake, in downtown Christchurch, New Zealand. Despite its tranquility and beauty, New Zealand city of Christc...
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Despite its tranquility and beauty, New Zealand city of Christchurch is painfully familiar with trauma and will need to use that experience to recover from terrorist attack. More>>

4.5-magnitude quake strikes Greek island; no damage reported

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Greek geological experts say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 has hit the western island of Zakynthos, but no damage has been reported. More>>

Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, killing 150

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Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have been hit vicious cyclone that has killed more than 140 people, left hundreds more missing and stranded tens of thousands who are cut off from roads and telephones in mainly poor, rural areas. More>>

Midwest flooding forces evacuations, closing of road, river

(Ryan Soderlin/Omaha World-Herald via AP). A semi truck and trailer are swept off the road by floodwaters Thursday, March 13, 2019, in Arlington, Neb. Evacuations forced by flooding have occurred in several eastern Nebraska communities, as western Nebr... (Ryan Soderlin/Omaha World-Herald via AP). A semi truck and trailer are swept off the road by floodwaters Thursday, March 13, 2019, in Arlington, Neb. Evacuations forced by flooding have occurred in several eastern Nebraska communities, as western Nebr...
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Late-winter storm system continues its trek across the Midwest, will send rain and snow into Minnesota and Illinois. More>>

Puerto Ricans decry austerity, hurricane help at hearing

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Puerto Ricans decry austerity, pace of federal hurricane recovery funds at hearing nearly two years after Maria. More>>

Nuclear industry pushing for fewer inspections at plants

(AP Photo/Robert Ray, File). FILE - In this March 16, 2011, file photo, steam escapes from Exelon Corp.'s nuclear plant in Byron, Ill. The nuclear power industry is pushing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to cut back on inspections at nuclear power p... (AP Photo/Robert Ray, File). FILE - In this March 16, 2011, file photo, steam escapes from Exelon Corp.'s nuclear plant in Byron, Ill. The nuclear power industry is pushing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to cut back on inspections at nuclear power p...
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering requests from the nuclear power industry for fewer inspections at its plants. More>>

Wet winter ends California drought after 376 straight weeks

(NPS Photo via AP). In this photo released Wednesday, March 13, 2019, by the National Park Service, is a damaged bear box after the recent heavy snowpack in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The park announced that there will be late seasonal openings to ... (NPS Photo via AP). In this photo released Wednesday, March 13, 2019, by the National Park Service, is a damaged bear box after the recent heavy snowpack in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The park announced that there will be late seasonal openings to ...
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The National Drought Mitigation Center says California is free of drought for the first time since 2011. More>>

Late-winter storm hits Midwest after paralyzing Colorado

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). A string of wrecked vehicles sit on an overpass over Interstate 70 as a late winter storm packing hurricane-force winds and snow sweeps over the intermountain West Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Aurora, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). A string of wrecked vehicles sit on an overpass over Interstate 70 as a late winter storm packing hurricane-force winds and snow sweeps over the intermountain West Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Aurora, Colo.
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National Guard troops were using specialized vehicles with tank-like treads to rescue stranded drivers in Colorado in the wake of a massive late-winter storm that is expected to unleash heavy rain and snow on the Midwest plains on Thursday. More>>

Mozambique braces for cyclone's landfall, thousands at risk

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Mozambique braces for cyclone's landfall, thousands at risk of displacement. More>>

'Epic' storm brings blizzards, floods, tornado to mid-US

(Jacob Byk/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP). Tom Skaar of Cheyenne laughs while walking his dogs on House Avenue during a blizzard on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Cheyenne, Wyo. White-out conditions closed I-80, I-25, and U.S. 85, effectively closing... (Jacob Byk/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP). Tom Skaar of Cheyenne laughs while walking his dogs on House Avenue during a blizzard on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Cheyenne, Wyo. White-out conditions closed I-80, I-25, and U.S. 85, effectively closing...
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A raging winter storm prompted the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights in Denver and closed hundreds of miles of interstate highways in other parts of the West and Upper Midwest. More>>

Report: Power lines sparked massive Southern California fire

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An investigation has determined that one of the largest and most destructive fires in California history was sparked by power lines coming into contact during high winds. More>>

Scientists revise magnitude of recent Alaska earthquake

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Seismologists announced Friday the magnitude of Alaska's powerful Nov. 30 earthquake has been revised to 7.1 from the earlier magnitude 7.0. More>>

Town ravaged by tornado prays at church that sheltered many

(AP Photo/Vasha Hunt). Stephanie Dunson, right, rests her head on the shoulder of her daughter, Jesi, Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Providence Baptist Church in Beauregard, Ala. Sunday church services were a step towards normalcy as the community continue... (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt). Stephanie Dunson, right, rests her head on the shoulder of her daughter, Jesi, Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Providence Baptist Church in Beauregard, Ala. Sunday church services were a step towards normalcy as the community continue...
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The church that became a center for shelter, help and grieving when a tornado killed 23 people in eastern Alabama held its first Sunday service since the storm. More>>

Southern storms, apparent tornadoes cause damages; none hurt

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Two apparent tornadoes destroy buildings in central Arkansas; storm damage in northeast Mississippi as severe weather pummels the South. More>>

The Latest: Storm winds damage buildings in Mississippi town

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Authorities: No injuries as 2 small tornadoes touched down briefly in central Arkansas, downing power lines and damaging buildings. More>>

The Latest: President Trump signs Bibles at Alabama church

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). Marine One, with President Donald Trump onboard, flies near damaged areas while enroute to Auburn, Ala., Friday, March 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). Marine One, with President Donald Trump onboard, flies near damaged areas while enroute to Auburn, Ala., Friday, March 8, 2019.
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President Donald Trump is surveying damage in Beauregard, Alabama, the community hardest hit by Sunday's tornado that killed 23 people in a rural, eastern part of the state. More>>

Trump surveys devastation, pays respects to tornado victims Video included

(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump talks with reporters outside the White House before traveling to Alabama to visit areas affected by the deadly tornados, Friday, March 8, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump talks with reporters outside the White House before traveling to Alabama to visit areas affected by the deadly tornados, Friday, March 8, 2019, in Washington.
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President Trump is heading to Alabama to survey the damage wrought by a deadly tornado outbreak that devastated a small town, killing nearly two dozen people. More>>

Eyes in the sky: Heat-seeking drones used after tornado Video included

(AP Photo/David Goldman). A truck, lower right, lies on its side in a neighborhood devastated by a tornado that saw multiple members of a family killed in Beauregard, Ala., Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman). A truck, lower right, lies on its side in a neighborhood devastated by a tornado that saw multiple members of a family killed in Beauregard, Ala., Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
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Law enforcement officers used heat-seeking drones to search for survivors in the wreckage of the tornadoes that ravaged Alabama. More>>

Amid the wreckage, a hunt for keepsakes of tornado victims Video included

(Joe Songer/AL.com. via AP). Residents searching for belongings are dwarfed by the devastation in Beauregard, Ala., Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The twister that smashed Beauregard was the deadliest U.S. tornado in nearly six years. The weather service sa... (Joe Songer/AL.com. via AP). Residents searching for belongings are dwarfed by the devastation in Beauregard, Ala., Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The twister that smashed Beauregard was the deadliest U.S. tornado in nearly six years. The weather service sa...
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Volunteers helped clear debris-clogged roads and donated money to help pay for the funerals of 23 people killed by a devastating tornado in Alabama, where forecasters warned more severe weather could strike this weekend. More>>

Bankrupt California utility wants to give $235M in bonuses

(AP Photo/Ben Margot, File). FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017 file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric crew works on replacing poles destroyed by wildfires in Glen Ellen, Calif. A U.S. judge in San Francisco overseeing a criminal case against Pacific Gas &... (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File). FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017 file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric crew works on replacing poles destroyed by wildfires in Glen Ellen, Calif. A U.S. judge in San Francisco overseeing a criminal case against Pacific Gas &...
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Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. is seeking a judge's approval to pay $235 million in bonuses to thousands of employees despite the California utility's bankruptcy. More>>

Historic avalanche danger causes havoc in Colorado mountains Video included

(Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP, File). FILE - In this March 5, 2019 file photo, crews work to remove the snow debris from a controlled avalanche that spilled onto Interstate 70 near Loveland Pass, Colo. Historic avalanche conditions persisted in ... (Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP, File). FILE - In this March 5, 2019 file photo, crews work to remove the snow debris from a controlled avalanche that spilled onto Interstate 70 near Loveland Pass, Colo. Historic avalanche conditions persisted in ...
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Historic avalanche conditions persisted in Colorado, shutting down portions of a vital highway that traverses the state and prompting a warning for drivers to avoid traveling through the region. More>>

Sinkhole opens at Kentucky zoo; no animals or people hurt

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A zoo in Kentucky has closed while engineers puzzle over newly discovered sinkhole almost as large as a football field. More>>

Tornado forecasting improves, but still deaths keep coming Video included

(NOAA via AP). This image from NOAA shows a portion of a tornado warning for Alabama issued at 1 p.m. CST on Sunday, March 3, 2019 before a tornado hit later in the day. Predicting with any precision where a tornado is going to go is still beyond the l... (NOAA via AP). This image from NOAA shows a portion of a tornado warning for Alabama issued at 1 p.m. CST on Sunday, March 3, 2019 before a tornado hit later in the day. Predicting with any precision where a tornado is going to go is still beyond the l...
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Meteorologists can still get everything technically right in forecasting tornadoes, and yet it all can go horribly wrong. More>>

Greece: Poor response, planning blamed for wildfire deaths

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Greek prosecutors have issued a damning report for authorities who handled the country's deadliest wildfire in decades last summer. More>>

Gov sees Alabama tornado rubble as residents seek to recover Video included

(AP Photo/David Goldman). Trees stripped of their branches from a tornado stand against the setting sun in Beauregard, Ala., Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman). Trees stripped of their branches from a tornado stand against the setting sun in Beauregard, Ala., Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
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Pope Francis is sending condolences tornado victims in Alabama, where searchers have been scouring a dismal landscape of shattered homes, splintered pines and broken lives. More>>

Pastor haunted by task of notifying tornado victim families Video included

(AP Photo/David Goldman). In this Wednesday, March 6, 2019 photo, Rusty Sowell, pastor at Providence Baptist Church, speaks to volunteers organizing donations at the church in Beauregard, Ala. Dealing with the dead became a huge task in a rural Alabama... (AP Photo/David Goldman). In this Wednesday, March 6, 2019 photo, Rusty Sowell, pastor at Providence Baptist Church, speaks to volunteers organizing donations at the church in Beauregard, Ala. Dealing with the dead became a huge task in a rural Alabama...
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Dealing with the dead became a huge task in a rural Alabama community where nearly two dozen people died in a tornado outbreak. More>>

Family devastated after losing 10 relatives in tornado Video included

(AP Photo/David Goldman). Demetria Jones walks through the damaged neighborhood where he said he lost ten relatives in a tornado in Beauregard, Ala., Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman). Demetria Jones walks through the damaged neighborhood where he said he lost ten relatives in a tornado in Beauregard, Ala., Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
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Two cousins have a hard time counting all the relatives they lost to a monster tornado that wiped out a rural community in Alabama. More>>

US judge eases wildfire safety plan for California utility

(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File). FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018 file photo, a vehicle rests in front of a home leveled by the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric says its equipment may have ignited the 2018 Camp Fire, which killed 86 peo... (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File). FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018 file photo, a vehicle rests in front of a home leveled by the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric says its equipment may have ignited the 2018 Camp Fire, which killed 86 peo...
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A U.S. judge in San Francisco overseeing a criminal case against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is scaling back his proposals to prevent the utility's equipment from causing more wildfires. More>>

Plan to protect Colorado River still isn't done. Now what?

(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam that impounds Colorado River water at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. California and Arizona have missed a feder... (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam that impounds Colorado River water at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. California and Arizona have missed a feder...
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Western states asked to weigh in on plan to prevent key river from crashing amid prolonged drought. More>>

Woman records avalanche crashing toward central Norway home

(AP Photo/Gunn Gravem Isaksen). In this photo taken from amateur video, an avalanche cascades down the mountain-side towards the village of Sundal, Norway, Tuesday March 5, 2019. The amateur video shows the avalanche racing down the side of a mountain ... (AP Photo/Gunn Gravem Isaksen). In this photo taken from amateur video, an avalanche cascades down the mountain-side towards the village of Sundal, Norway, Tuesday March 5, 2019. The amateur video shows the avalanche racing down the side of a mountain ...
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A Norwegian woman was quick to film a video of the moment an avalanche in central Norway came down. More>>

Evacuations in California take place as storm approaches

(John Palminteri/KEYT-TV via AP). This photo provided by KEYT-TV shows a damaged home Tuesday, March 5, 2019, more than a year after devastating floods hit this Montecito, Calif., neighborhood. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday order... (John Palminteri/KEYT-TV via AP). This photo provided by KEYT-TV shows a damaged home Tuesday, March 5, 2019, more than a year after devastating floods hit this Montecito, Calif., neighborhood. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday order...
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California authorities warn the latest wet winter storm could trigger mudslides in wildfire burn areas where thousands of residents are under evacuation orders. More>>

Aftermath: Alabama's tornado dead range in age from 6 to 89 Video included

(AP Photo/David Goldman). Danny Allen helps recover belongings while sifting through the debris of a friend's home destroyed by a tornado in Beauregard, Ala., Monday, March 4, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman). Danny Allen helps recover belongings while sifting through the debris of a friend's home destroyed by a tornado in Beauregard, Ala., Monday, March 4, 2019.
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Residents of a small Alabama community hit by a powerful tornado are mourning the deaths of 23 people as they pick through shattered homes for salvageable belongings and crews search for more victims. More>>

23 dead, dozens missing in tornado-blasted Alabama community Video included

(Kara Coleman Fields/Opelika-Auburn News via AP). A vehicle is caught under downed trees along Lee Road 11 in Beauregard, Ala., Sunday, March 3, 2019, after a powerful storm system passed through the area. (Kara Coleman Fields/Opelika-Auburn News via AP). A vehicle is caught under downed trees along Lee Road 11 in Beauregard, Ala., Sunday, March 3, 2019, after a powerful storm system passed through the area.
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Authorities plan to resume an intense ground search Monday amid devastation from a deadly tornado that rampaged through southeast Alabama, killing at least 23 people. More>>

'It's pure hell': Hurricane Michael leaves housing crisis Video included

(AP Photo/David Goldman). Diahnn "Shelly" Summers, right, embraces Lori Hogan, who is currently living in a tent in Summers' backyard months after Hurricane Michael hit in Youngstown, Fla, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. "This is the first time I've felt com... (AP Photo/David Goldman). Diahnn "Shelly" Summers, right, embraces Lori Hogan, who is currently living in a tent in Summers' backyard months after Hurricane Michael hit in Youngstown, Fla, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. "This is the first time I've felt com...
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The Florida Panhandle county hardest hit by Hurricane Michael in October is still experiencing a housing crisis. More>>

The Latest: Death toll from Alabama tornado rises to 23 Video included

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Official: 2 confirmed dead and numerous injuries in a southeast Alabama community hit by apparent tornado. More>>

At least 23 dead as tornadoes, severe storms ravage South Video included

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A National Weather Service meteorologist says there are reports of "significant" damage from a possible tornado in southeast Alabama near the Georgia state line. More>>

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