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Punishing storms in Texas test government emergency response
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WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) -- Deadly severe weather over the long holiday weekend tested government alert and evacuation procedures, as officials scrambled to deal with storms and historic flooding that left more than a dozen people dead and a similar number missing....

Latest on flooding: New storms hit flood-weary Houston
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9:20 a.m. CDT...

Officials to release hurricane season forecast
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will release its forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season Wednesday....

Texas flooding overwhelms popular bed-and-breakfast region
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WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) -- The vacation house where two families were to spend Memorial Day weekend was already gone, swept down the swollen Blanco River, when Carissa Smith's husband arrived....

AP PHOTOS: A look at aftermath of torrential rains, storms
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HOUSTON (AP) -- Residents must sort through waterlogged debris after deadly and destructive storms dumped inches of rain from the Hill Country to Houston in Texas, as well as parts of Oklahoma....

By the numbers: Severe weather in Texas, Oklahoma, Mexico
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HOUSTON (AP) -- The weekend's severe weather left behind a trail of destruction stretching from Oklahoma to Texas and a border town in Mexico, including heavy flooding and a deadly tornado. Here's the count:...

NOAA: Central Pacific will see more hurricanes than average
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HONOLULU (AP) -- Forecasters say the 2015 hurricane season in the central Pacific region will see more storms than average because of warmer ocean water....

A closer look at those killed in Texas, Oklahoma weather
More than a dozen people have died in flooding and tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas since the start of the Memorial Day weekend. A look at the lives of some of the victims:...

$42 million 'nose-to-tail' upgrade for 2 hurricane hunters
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The hurricane planes known affectionately as "Miss Piggy" and "Kermit" are getting new Rolls-Royce engines, new wings and better radar....

Saved from Sandy: Shorebird efforts are declared a success
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MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded in saving tens of thousands of shorebirds that otherwise might have died after the 2012 storm wiped out their feeding grounds....

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