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Forecaster warns of flooding during Memorial Day weekend
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- There is a chance for severe weather including heavy rainfall during the Memorial Day weekend that seems likely to cause flash flooding in parts of Texas, Arkansas and the southern Plains, the National Weather Service said Friday....

Jersey shore still recovering as 3rd post-Sandy summer nears
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TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) -- In the months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey shore, Gov. Chris Christie warned residents the damage would not be quickly undone....

Storms, rain prompt high-water rescues in Waco, Bridgeport
WACO, Texas (AP) -- Firefighters have saved a man from a storm-flooded Texas river after he drifted downstream about 3 miles in the dark....

Dubuque worker rescues 10 ducklings from storm drain
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) -- A reunited family of ducks waddled away soon after a city sewer worker rescued 10 ducklings from a Dubuque storm drain....

Man rescued after getting stuck in storm drain for 4 days
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A man has been rescued after getting stuck for four days in a Nashville storm drain....

Residents clean up after typhoon pelts Guam with winds, rain
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HAGATNA, Guam (AP) -- Guam is cleaning up after a powerful Pacific typhoon hammered the U.S. territory with high winds, rain and large waves....

Rare spring storm sweeps into Southern California, Arizona
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A second round of rain from a rare spring storm swept into drought-stricken Southern California on Friday, along with heavy winds and snow in the mountains before heading inland, where other states were also feeling weird late-season weather....

Best hope for California drought: El Nino pattern next year
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- This week's wet storm isn't expected to provide much, if any, relief from California's historic drought. But there is hope for a serious drenching next year in the form of El Nino, a tropical weather pattern over the Pacific Ocean that typically brings rain to the West Coast. Climatologists say the system forming near the equator looks like a big one that has the potential to provide relief from the yearslong dry spell....

Get the sunscreen: Spain, Portugal bake in record heat wave
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MADRID (AP) -- Sunny Spain and Portugal are seeing record high temperatures for May, hitting levels normally only reached in mid-summer....

Heavy rain swamps parts of Houston area, vehicles abandoned
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DALLAS (AP) -- Rain that lashed a broad swath of Texas on Wednesday brought flooding to many regions, high-water rescues and new rainfall totals on pace to exceed prior years....

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