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  • Tornado, severe storms hit Mississippi after 16 die in three states

    Tornado, severe storms hit Mississippi after 16 die in three states
    MAYFLOWER, Ark. -- Even as Arkansas tried to recover from a series of storms that killed 16 people in three states, parts of Mississippi braced for the next outbreak of tornadoes and other deadly weather on Monday. Most of Mississippi, from Yazoo City...
  • C. City updating its tree inventory

    Cooper City is enlisting volunteers to catalog trees in public spaces, parks and along swales to help with maintenance and record keeping in the event of a major storm. "We're really hoping to accomplish two things: giving public works the information...
  • Arkansas assesses tornado damage as storms keep moving east

    Parkwood Meadows subdivision is the sort of place where neighbors know one another. Their children play at a communal basketball hoop set up in the street. But on Sunday, a fierce tornado leveled more than three dozen of its single-story brick homes....
  • Washington landslide death toll rises to 33 as victims are mourned

    SEATTLE – A day after the secretary of homeland security and the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency toured the site of the deadly landslide in Washington state, authorities announced Monday that they have found the remains of three more...
  • Maryland to receive FEMA money for February snow

    Maryland will receive federal disaster funding to help pay for snow-clearing efforts from a February storm that left a foot and a half of accumulation across parts of the region in a single day, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Thursday....
  • Mikulski calls for FEMA to speed up flood law

    Mikulski calls for FEMA to speed up flood law
    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski joined a bipartisan chorus of lawmakers Monday calling on the Obama administration to speed up the implementation of a law intended to mitigate increases in flood insurance premiums. In a letter to Craig Fugate, administrator of...
  • Family that boy saved from tornado struggles to recover

    Family that boy saved from tornado struggles to recover
    The headlines have faded, but the troubles for 6-year-old Brevin Hunter and his family have not. In the aftermath of the November tornado that hit his central Illinois home in Washington, Brevin explained how he urged his mother, Lisa, to seek cover...
  • 'Person of interest' in abduction of boy, 5, in Park Ridge

    'Person of interest' in abduction of boy, 5, in Park Ridge
    A "person of interest" is being questioned this morning about the theft of a car from a driveway in Park Ridge while a 5-year-old boy slept in the back seat. The boy, Drake Whitker, was found safe less than two hours later after the thief abandoned the...
  • Boy, 5, found safe in Skokie after carjacking

    Boy, 5, found safe in Skokie after carjacking
    A 5-year-old boy was found safe in Skokie this afternoon, less than two hours after someone stole a car while he slept in the back seat, officials said. The white 2012 Audi Q5 was stolen from outside a home in the 1700 block of Good Avenue in Park Ridge...
  • With '#Sandy,' photographers phone it in

    Last October, as Hurricane Sandy was approaching the Eastern Seaboard, photographer Benjamin Lowy, on assignment for Time magazine, ventured out to Coney Island to capture the swells coming in from the surge. A man had waded into the crashing waves,...
  • Tornadoes shape towns' past and future

     Tornadoes shape towns' past and future
    — Beneath a circus tent supplied by the federal government, residents of this map dot on the High Plains met night after night to plot a course for their town's future. Eventually a vision emerged of an eco-friendly town that would attract...