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{FD} Forestry official: National refuge fire could burn 6 months

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Officials say a wildfire that has scorched 76 square miles (about 200 sq. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado woman’s 2 pit bulls reportedly found beheaded

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Two dogs missing from western Colorado were found decapitated on railroad tracks a few miles from home, the Daily Sentinel reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah woman drowns after rescuing her 2 dogs

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A woman trying to rescue her own dogs from a raging creek in Utah ended up drowning. Continue reading

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{FD} Small earthquake rattles California coast near Santa Barbara

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A small earthquake has rattled parts of the Southern California coast. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Cigarette likely caused fire that burned 4 homes

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A lit cigarette likely tossed by a parent waiting for a school bus caused a southwest Florida brush fire that destroyed four homes and several cars. Continue reading

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{FD} 2,000 homes evacuated as brush fires threaten Collier county

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Brush fires are threatening more than 2,000 homes in southwest Florida, and the Florida National Guard is helping to evacuate residents. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas house explosion wounds 5

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Five people were rescued after a home explosion in Navarro County, Texas, Thursday night. Continue reading

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{FD} San Francisco hit with massive power outage

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A widespread power outage in a large swath of San Francisco affected several neighborhoods, prompting officials to close a train station while crews worked to restore electricity. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia residents warned to prepare as Okefenokee fire grows

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South Georgia residents on the western edge of the Okefenokee Swamp are being warned to prepare for potential evacuations as a wildfire that has burned 31 square miles (80 square km) near the Georgia-Florida line keeps growing. Continue reading

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{FD} Campfires banned in Okefenokee refuge as wildfire burns

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Federal officials are banning campfires and charcoal grilling in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, where a wildfire has burned 13 square miles (34 square km) near the Georgia-Florida line. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 small earthquakes recorded in north-central Oklahoma

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The U.S. Geological Survey reports two small earthquakes have been recorded in north-central Oklahoma. Continue reading

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{FD} Incident near Fort Polk prompts apartment complex evacuation

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Local, state and federal law enforcement officers are investigating an incident that has prompted the evacuation of an apartment complex near a Louisiana Army post. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Refuge wildfire grows near Georgia-Florida line

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The Latest on the wildfires in Florida (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfires scorch parts of Florida

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The Florida Forest Service says more than 100 active wildfires are burning across the state right now. Continue reading

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{FD} Slow landslide eyed in Washington near 2014 disaster site

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A slow-moving landslide near the site of a Washington state mudslide that wiped out a neighborhood and killed 43 people in 2014 has prompted officials to close a state highway as a precaution and recommend evacuations for a handful of residents, offici… Continue reading

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{FD} Early quake warning system expands to Oregon, Washington

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An early warning system for earthquakes has been expanded to Oregon and Washington, joining California in testing a prototype that could give people seconds or up to a minute of warning before strong shaking begins. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Road near landslide to be closed until Monday

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The Latest on cracks in a road near the site of a massive deadly landslide northeast of Seattle (all times local): 8 p.m. Saturday The Seattle Times reports that a stretch of road near a slow-moving landslide close to the site of a massive deadly slide… Continue reading

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{FD} Large South Florida brush fire 60 percent contained

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A brush fire that’s been burning for several days in South Florida is about 60 percent contained. Continue reading

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{FD} Slow-moving landslide near site of 2014 slide shuts road

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Authorities in Washington state say a road has been closed and some evacuations were recommended near a slow-moving landslide close to the site of a massive deadly slide northeast of Seattle in 2014. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman dies after strong winds topple tree onto her home

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A 66-year-old woman was killed in South Carolina after strong winds toppled a tree, causing it to fall onto her home amid severe weather that moved across the South this week. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: NWS confirms 2 tornadoes in Virginia

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The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 9 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Oh, Cookie! Pug rescued after falling into Florida sinkhole

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A 10-year-old pug named Cookie is safe and sound and falling into a giant sinkhole following a heavy rainstorm in north Florida. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: 2nd line of storms rolling through Carolinas

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The Latest on severe weather moving across the Southeast (all times local): 5 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Carolinas bracing for next round of severe weather

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Forecasters at the National Weather Service warned residents of the Carolinas to keep weather radios and cell phones handy as a second round of severe weather threatened to interrupt their sleep in the early hours Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Meteorologist blames tornado for Missouri damage

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The Latest on tornado damage in Missouri (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Strong thunderstorms forecast to bring tornado risk in South

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Forecasters expect severe thunderstorms to move across the Southeast on Wednesday, bringing a threat of tornadoes and large hail. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspected tornado damages school, fire house in Missouri

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Authorities in southwest Missouri believe a tornado is responsible for severe damage to several buildings, including a fire station and elementary school. Continue reading

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{FD} California wall collapse crushes construction worker

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Firefighters and construction workers frantically shoveled at a San Diego-area construction site where a man was trapped in a confined space and died Monday, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Severe weather expected in Alabama and Georgia

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Forecasters say damaging winds are expected to take form in Alabama and Georgia as storms continue to sweep across the South. Continue reading

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{FD} Thinning forests aims to reduce fire risk

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To restore a forest and reduce the risk of severe wildfires, a conservation group is cutting down trees. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Woman dies in Mississippi storm during 911 call

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The Latest on severe weather in the Southern United States (all times local): 9:03 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Storms take aim at Alabama after killing 2 in Louisiana

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Severe storms that killed two people in Louisiana are taking aim at Alabama and other parts of the Southeast. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Texas trooper: Tornado touches down; no damage

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The Latest on severe weather rumbling through Texas and Louisiana (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas, Louisiana brace for possible flooding and tornadoes

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A storm system rumbling eastward through Texas toward the lower Mississippi Valley could pelt the region with large hail and cause flash-flooding and spawn tornadoes. Continue reading

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{FD} Cleanup begins after severe weather strikes Virginia Beach

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Virginia Beach authorities say local jail inmates are helping with cleanup efforts after strong storms struck the Tidewater area. Continue reading

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{FD} Severe weather strikes Virginia Beach

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News reports say a church was destroyed and dozens of homes damaged after a possible tornado whipped through the Virginia Beach area. Continue reading

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{FD} Juneau resident catches avalanche, waterfalls on phone

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Carole Triem heard an unusual sound when she left an indoor swimming pool in downtown Juneau after her Friday morning workout. Continue reading

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{FD} California’s desert wildflower explosion draws record crowds

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An explosion of wildflowers in California’s desert sands is drawing record crowds to see the rare abundance of color called a “super bloom.” The natural wonder is thanks to a wet winter followed by warm temperatures in the Anza-Borrego State Park, nort… Continue reading

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{FD} California’s robust mountain snowpack boosts flood concerns

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As big wet snowflakes fell high in California’s mountains on Thursday, surveyors on snowshoes measured the state’s deepest springtime snowdrifts in years and said the result boosted their concerns that the state could face more destructive floods. Continue reading

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{FD} Severe storm threat shifts to Ohio Valley, southern US

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An unsettled weather pattern that so far this week has contributed to the deaths of six people in the Southern Plains shifted into the Ohio Valley and southern United States on Thursday, but forecasters say the next round of severe weather won’t be as … Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Storm threat shifts to Ohio Valley, southern US

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The Latest on severe weather in the central and southern United States: (all times local): 9 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} About 2,000 corpses in cemetery swept away by landslides in Peru’s Trujillo

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The area affected by the incident will be cleaned to protect people from bacterial illness. Continue reading

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{FD} New Mexico hit by ‘flash drought’ weather phenomenon

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Across New Mexico, unusually warm March weather and virtually no rain for a month combined to create a weather phenomenon called a flash drought. Continue reading

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{FD} 4.4 magnitude earthquake recorded in northern Oklahoma

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Officials say a relatively powerful earthquake has struck a remote area of northern Oklahoma. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfire burns 250 acres, destroys home in southeast Georgia

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Fire crews are battling a wildfire in southeast Georgia that has burned 250 acres, or less than half a square mile of woodlands, and destroyed one home. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfire contained in western North Carolina

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Forestry officials in western North Carolina say they’ve contained a fire that burned nearly 9 square miles near Shortoff Mountain in the Pisgah National Forest. Continue reading

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{FD} Big hail, damaging winds in forecast for Texas, Oklahoma

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Multiple rounds of severe weather are in the forecast this week for Southern Plains states, with Texas and Oklahoma at risk Tuesday for big hail, tornadoes and damaging winds. Continue reading

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{FD} Matthew, Otto being retired as Atlantic tropical storm names

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The names Matthew and Otto have been retired for Atlantic tropical storms and hurricanes following the deadly 2016 season. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Multiple rounds of severe storms in US forecast

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The Latest on severe weather affecting parts of the United States (all times local): 7:05 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Storms to take aim at Plains in turbulent week of weather

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Storms packing tree-tumbling winds and car-denting hail could strike parts of the Plains on Sunday, the latest round in a turbulent week of wild weather across the Midwest and the South, forecasters said. Continue reading

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