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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Flash flood warnings were in effect Thursday for a swath of the southeastern U.S. after a stalled weather front drenched Alabama, leaving high water that covered roads, swamped a Piggly Wiggly, unleashed sewage and forced water rescues. A child's death was blamed on t…

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NEW ORLEANS — Hundreds of thousands of Louisianans sweltered in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida on Tuesday with no electricity, no tap water, precious little gasoline and no clear idea of when things might improve.

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NEW ORLEANS — Rescuers in boats, helicopters and high-water trucks brought people trapped by Hurricane Ida’s floodwaters to safety Monday and utility repair crews rushed in, after the furious storm swamped the Louisiana coast and ravaged the electrical grid in the stifling, late-summer heat.

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NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Ida knocked out power to the entire city of New Orleans, hours after blasting ashore as one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the U.S., New Orleans government officials said.

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LES CAYES, Haiti — The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti climbed to 1,297 on Sunday, a day after the powerful temblor turned thousands of structures into rubble and set off franctic rescue efforts ahead of a potential deluge from an approaching storm.

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Jaxxon Freeny, 3, left, and Zayne Rhoomes, 3, play in the water Thursday at the Jaycee Park Splash Pad in Temple while other people have a picnic in the background. Temperatures have been in the mid to high 90s all week long, and that trend is expected to continue today with a forecast high …

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One person runs through fountains Friday evening in Santa Fe Plaza to cool off while others in the background eat Kona Ice during the First Friday Summer Sizzle in downtown Temple. Friday’s high temperature was 91 in Temple, and today’s forecast calls for a high of 94.

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Taking advantage of Tuesday’s sunny skies and clear weather, a sailboat cruises across Lake Belton. Tuesday’s high temperature was 90 degrees. Today’s forecast calls for another high of 90 and a low of 70, with partly cloudy skies.