Heavy Snow Collapses Barn Roof at Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Article 0 Comments Heavy snow has caused some structural damage at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Authorities say part of the roof of the cattle barn gave way Tuesday night. No one was hurt. The 99-year-old brick barn is used for storage during the winter months. The extent of the damage […]

Minnesota Governor: Collapsing Dairy Barns Threaten State’s Economy

Article 0 Comments Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says dairy barns collapsing due to heavy snowfall are threatening the state’s economy. Walz and Sen. Tina Smith met with dairy farmers near Altura in southeastern Minnesota on Saturday. Dozens of barn roofs have collapsed in Minnesota because of heavy snow, with farms […]

Kentucky Governor Declares State of Emergency After Storms

Article 0 Comments Heavy rainfall and extensive flooding have prompted Kentucky’s Republican governor to declare a state of emergency. Gov. Matt Bevin issued the executive order on Monday. The governor’s office says the order will enable state resources to help local governments as needed. Severe storms over the weekend increased […]

Wyoming Avalanche Causes Damages, No Injuries

Article 0 Comments Heavy snowfall caused an avalanche in Wyoming. Snow tumbled onto a highway in northwest Wyoming, damaging one car but not injuring anyone. The Wyoming Department of Transportation says an avalanche occurred around noon Wednesday and sent snow onto U.S. 89 just south of Jackson. Dawn Dunlap, of […]

Mudslide, Traffic Snarls Accompany 1st of Expected SoCal Storms

Article 1 Comments The first in a series of Pacific storms brought heavy rain to Southern California and snow in the mountains on Jan. 14, closing some highways and snarling traffic. Fears were that the rain could unleash mud and debris flows from large burn scars left by last year’s […]

Snowfall Continues to Disrupt Parts of Austria, Germany and Norway

Article 0 Comments Heavy snowfall continued Thursday in parts of Austria and southern Germany, with several places cut off and the bad weather expected to last at least another day. Snow was causing problems in other parts of Europe, even in Norway’s Arctic Svalbard archipelago. Austrian police said that a […]

DPS: 30 to 40 Vehicles Crash on Foggy South Texas Interstate

Article 0 Comments Authorities say 30 to 40 vehicles were involved in a string of wrecks in heavy fog along an about 2-mile stretch of Interstate 37 in rural South Texas. Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Jason Reyes said no one was killed in the accidents Wednesday morning in […]

Harvey Relief Fund Grants Total Nearly $114M

Article 0 Comments A relief fund established after heavy rain from Hurricane Harvey swamped parts of Houston has provided its final grants in an overall nearly $114 million charitable effort. Leaders of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund on Nov. 28 announced $3 million will be shared by 17 nonprofit groups […]

Cyclone Luban Hits War-Ravaged Yemen, Injuring 33, Causing Extensive Damage

Article 0 Comments The United Nations says strong winds and heavy rain from cyclone Luban have injured 33 people and affected 2,000 families in war-ravaged Yemen. The U.N. released statements on social media on Tuesday, along with photos of flooded streets. It says that the cyclone had caused extensive damage […]

Rescuers Search for Survivors as Death Toll from Hurricane Michael Rises

Article 0 Comments Using heavy equipment to push aside debris and with helicopters circling overhead, rescuers in the Florida Panhandle searched for trapped residents as officials warned on Friday the death toll from HurricaneMichael was likely to rise. At least 12 people were killed in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and […]