Hurricane center: Beware of the storm surge

MIAMI (AP) — During a hurricane, the storm surge poses the greatest threat to life and land, yet many people don’t even know what it means. Simply put, storm surge is the abnormal rise of sea water. Predicting…

NJ students to help Michelle Obama harvest garden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Schoolchildren from New Jersey shore communities battered by Superstorm Sandy will join Michelle Obama for a garden harvest next week. The White House says the first lady will also be joined Tuesday by students who…

2013 hurricane names: From Andrea to Wendy

Weather forecasters are predicting another busy Atlantic hurricane season. The storms will get their names from an alphabetical list of 21 names: WHAT NAMES ARE ON THE LIST? Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Ingrid, Jerry,…

Distraught mom becomes face of Oklahoma storm

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A massive tornado was carving its way through town. There was no time to hesitate. LaTisha Garcia had to get to her children. And so she raced against the storm. She had 30 miles…

Thunderstorms, hail slow Oklahoma tornado cleanup

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A band of thunderstorms is battering the Oklahoma City area and slowing cleanup operations in the southern suburb where a tornado killed 24 people and destroyed thousands of homes earlier this week. The National…

Evacuated residents of ND city to return Friday

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The threat of a possible dam failure on a river near a northeastern North Dakota city eased on Thursday, and officials said most of the 1,300 evacuated residents would be allowed to return to…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, May 23, 2013. Severe storms developed over the Southern Plains from northern Texas through northern Oklahoma on Thursday. A trough of low pressure lingered over the region, which pulled moisture and energy…
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The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Thursday, May 09, 2013. The middle of the country will remain active Thursday as another storm system moves out of the Rockies and through the Plains. This storm will not be as strong as…
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Wyo., NC C130 crews practice fighting wildfires

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two Air National Guard units that fly C-130 cargo planes against wildfires are taking part in annual training this week under new standards and procedures adopted since one of the specially equipped planes crashed…
Superstorm Sandy

Interior Dept. releases $475m in Sandy aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is releasing more than $475 million to help repair the damage from Superstorm Sandy, which roared up the East Coast last fall. The department said Tuesday the money will go for 234…
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The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, May 07, 2013. A lingering low will maintain wet weather conditions in the East on Tuesday, while low pressure moves inland across the West with scattered precipitation. In the East, a slow moving…
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Even with reams of data, flood-predicting is tough

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Predicting what a river will do has never been easy, and this spring’s flood scare in Fargo, N.D., proved that all over again. The National Weather Service projected the Red River might go as…
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Fats Domino’s Katrina-damaged grand piano restored

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A white Steinway grand piano salvaged from musician Fats Domino’s home after Hurricane Katrina has been restored and will be the centerpiece of an exhibit in New Orleans’ French Quarter. The piano was damaged…
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Wind-fueled wildfire erupts east of Los Angeles

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Southern California fire officials say a wildfire that broke out just after noon is raging through 1,500 acres of Riverside County near Banning, fueled by 29 mph winds. The fire is raging westward through…
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May Day snow storm hits Colo., Wyo., Midwest

DENVER (AP) — Parts of Colorado and Wyoming are beginning May with another wet blanket of powder. Blowing and drifting snow is making travel difficult in southeastern Wyoming. But the snow isn’t having a major impact on Denver’s…
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The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Wednesday, May 01, 2013. Cold and active weather will continue for parts of the Central U.S. and Rockies on Wednesday as a strong cold front extending from the Upper Midwest and southward across the…
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NJ gov. aims salty language at dune opponents

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Ever since Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the Jersey shore last October, officials have planned for a new system of protective sand dunes along the entirety of the 127-mile coast. And also…
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Key figures on Superstorm Sandy, 6 months later

Superstorm Sandy, a hybrid of a hurricane and two cold-weather systems, struck six months ago on Oct. 29, concentrating most of its fury on New Jersey, New York and Connecticut and becoming one of the most expensive storms…
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Christie: Obama ‘kept every promise’ on storm aid

HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that President Barack Obama “has kept every promise he’s made” about helping the state recover from Superstorm Sandy. Hours later, Obama’s housing secretary approved New Jersey’s plans to spend…