Erika falls apart over weekend
After generating concern over potential wind and rain in Southwest Georgia for the past week, former hurriance Erika will likely have little impact on the area.
Flooding causes some street closures.
MCLB-Albany met more than 30 criteria in six categories and demonstrated proficiency in each to prove itself StormReady.
Officials say Southwest Georgia waterways are nowhere near flood stage, despite recent rains.
The northeastern United States sweltered on Tuesday in a scorching summer heat wave, complete with stagnant, sticky air and no winds for relief, forecasters said.
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Firefighters labored on Wednesday to extend their grip on a smoldering but still potentially lethal blaze in Arizona that killed 19 members of an elite “hotshots” crew in the deadliest U.S. wildfire tragedy in eight decades.
Southwest Georgia officials say area rivers and creeks are well below flood stage.
The National Weather Service has set a flood watch for much of Southwest Georgia until Friday.
After some dry growing seasons, Georgia farmers are getting plenty of moisture this year.
In less than six months, Albany has surpassed rain totals for all of 2012.
A deadly wildfire that has ravaged more than 400 homes, ranking as Colorado’s most destructive ever, roared for a fourth day through drought-parched timber on Friday near Colorado Springs, though authorities reported making some headway against the blaze.
The No. 1 protection against summer heat-related illness and death is air-conditioning.
Donations and a signed banner will be sent from an Americus hospital to hospital staffers in Moore, Okla.
A massive tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday, killing at least 51 people with winds of up to 200 miles per hour that flattened entire tracts of homes, two schools and a hospital, leaving a wake of tangled wreckage.