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Virginia reports storm-related death after Hurricane Matthew

Virginia officials reported one storm-related death Monday after Hurricane Matthew. State police said in a statement Monday that 38-year-old Anthony Longoria of Carsville was killed when his pickup truck rear-ended a tractor-trailer stopped for a downed tree on Interstate 64 in Chesapeake early Sunday. Police say he wasn’t wearing his seatbelt. Virginia Department of Emergency Management … Continue reading

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Updated with North Carolina state of emergency and details of rescues and evacuations, plus rainfall totals for NC Rescues, evacuations and school closings after days of rain

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — More than 60 people had to be rescued on boats because of flooding in parts of North Carolina on Thursday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Julia lingered off the Atlantic Coast with days of rain. Schools in North Carolina and Virginia also cancelled classes as localized flooding blocked roads and … Continue reading

Stalled front and tropical storm deluge roads, close schools
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Stalled front and tropical storm deluge roads, close schools

Flooding in coastal Virginia and North Carolina blocked roads and forced school closings Wednesday that affected for more than 100,000 students. A stalled weather system and the remnants of Tropical Storm Julia have brought days of rain and localized flooding to the region. The rain is expected to continue into Thursday. National Weather Service Meteorologist … Continue reading

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South, East brace for big storm, significant snowfall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The South and East are bracing for a nor’easter at the end of the week with the potential for significant snowfall. The National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center is warning of heavy, “perhaps crippling” snow across the northern mid-Atlantic region, including the Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia metro areas. Prediction center Meteorologist Rich … Continue reading

Deep freeze across Balkans makes migrant journeys harder
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Deep freeze across Balkans makes migrant journeys harder

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Subfreezing temperatures and snow have settled over Central Europe, adding to the difficulties of migrants heading to Western Europe but not weakening their determination to continue their journeys. Liene Veide, a spokeswoman for the United Nations refugee agency, said that some 2,000 migrants continue to cross from Macedonia into Serbia daily, … Continue reading

Wildfire chewing Central Texas
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Wildfire chewing Central Texas

SMITHVILLE, Texas (AP) — A wildfire chewing the same Central Texas forestland scorched by a devastating blaze in 2011 slowed dramatically Thursday as improving weather kept the deadly destruction of four years ago at bay. No rain is in sight to extinguish the latest flare-up that has burned 6 square miles, wiped out roughly two … Continue reading