Storms

Dwight Powell recovers mirrors from the bathroom of his master bedroom a day after a tornado touched down in eastern New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
February 08, 2017 - 5:13 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dwight Powell lost his Lexus to the massive tornado that injured 33 people and destroyed or seriously damaged 940 properties on a half-mile wide rampage through two miles of east New Orleans. He had just parked it inside his garage to avoid hail damage when the twister struck. At...
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February 08, 2017 - 1:58 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A densely populated swath of the Northeast was preparing for winter's harshest thump yet, a fast-moving storm that could bring more than a foot of snow, strong winds and coastal flooding. Some places were poised to experience an atmospheric yo-yo: Philadelphia and New York hit 60...
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Dwight Powell recovers mirrors from the bathroom of his master bedroom a day after a tornado touched down in eastern New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
February 08, 2017 - 12:11 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — National Weather Service teams were studying scenes of severe weather damage in Louisiana and Mississippi on Wednesday to determine where tornadoes struck and just how powerful they were. At least four confirmed tornadoes hit Louisiana and one hit Mississippi on Tuesday,...
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Destroyed and damaged homes are seen in this aerial photo after a tornado tore through the eastern neighborhood in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency for Louisiana after a severe storm moved across the state's southeast corner, including the parishes of Ascension, Livingston, Orleans, St. James, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 07, 2017 - 6:00 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The tornadoes that struck southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday injured about 20 people, destroyed homes and businesses, flipped cars and trucks, and left about 10,000 customers without power, but no deaths were reported, the governor said. Gov. John Bel Edwards took an aerial tour...
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Artie Chaney reacts to her damaged home after a tornado struck while she and family members took cover inside, in the eastern part of New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. The National Weather Service says at least three confirmed tornadoes have touched down, including one inside the New Orleans city limits. Buildings have been damaged and power lines are down. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 07, 2017 - 1:59 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the Deep South (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The Chaney family of East New Orleans survived the tornado, but just barely. Kimberly Chaney was trying to record it when her mother pulled her inside, just in time. Four of them huddled in a middle...
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This undated photo provided by the Delaware Department of Correction shows Sgt. Steven Floyd. Floyd died in a hostage standoff at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware. Officers found him unresponsive when they breached the building where inmates had held hostages on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. (Delaware Department of Correction via AP)
February 02, 2017 - 4:40 pm
SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Using a backhoe to smash through a barricade of footlockers, authorities stormed Delaware's largest prison early Thursday and ended a nearly 24-hour hostage standoff involving inmates armed with sharpened objects. One hostage — a guard — was found dead. A second hostage, a...
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This image released by Lightyear Entertainment shows Marie Wawa, left, and Mungau Dain in a scene from the film, "Tanna." The film was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign language film on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. The 89th Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 26. (Philippe Penel/Lightyear Entertainment via AP)
January 25, 2017 - 3:17 am
SYDNEY (AP) — The premiere of "Tanna," Australia's first-ever Oscar nominee for a foreign language film, was as far from Hollywood glamor as one can get. The guests gathered not in an opulent theater, but in a cyclone-flattened village on a remote island. There were no glittering gowns, but plenty...
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Chris Buchanan watches the overflow at a dam on Vasona Lake after a series of storms Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Los Gatos , Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 25, 2017 - 12:59 am
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Much of California has gone from withered to water-logged this winter, but the state's top water regulator is not ready to lift emergency conservation measures enacted during the height of the drought. "It makes the most sense to continue steady as she goes," State Water...
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Chris Buchanan watches the overflow at a dam on Vasona Lake after a series of storms Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Los Gatos , Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 24, 2017 - 11:26 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Much of California has gone from withered to water-logged this winter, but the state's top water regulator is not ready to lift emergency conservation measures enacted during the height of the drought. "It makes the most sense to continue steady as she goes," State Water...
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Chris Buchanan watches the overflow at a dam on Vasona Lake after a series of storms Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Los Gatos , Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 24, 2017 - 5:54 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Much of California has gone from withered to water-logged this winter but the state's top water regulator is not ready to lift emergency conservation measures enacted during the height of the state's drought. "It makes the most sense to continue steady as she goes," State...
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