Stories tagged: Flooding
Fri., April 7, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Army Corps of Engineers thinking big about restoring Yakima River
As it flows from Selah Gap to Union Gap, the Yakima River provides a rare urban habitat for wildlife, opportunities for fishing and boating and plenty of scenery for those …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:28 p.m.
City declares Spokane River open after water drops below flood stage
With flows dropping below official flood stage, the city of Spokane lifted its emergency closure of the Spokane River on Thursday. However, whitewater paddling and rafting enthusiasts still are out …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
Army Corps to build levee to prevent flooding on Boise River
As water levels continue to rise in the Boise River, a temporary levee will be guilty to prevent some potential flooding.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
Hundreds evacuated from New Zealand town after levee fails
People used jet boats and tractors to help rescue about 2,000 residents of a New Zealand town after a river burst through a concrete levee Thursday, flooding hundreds of homes …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 5:07 a.m.
Hurricane Matthew officially deadliest Atlantic storm in more than a decade
Hurricane Matthew will officially go down as the deadliest Atlantic hurricane in more than a decade.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:10 a.m.
Flood-stricken city in Colombia mourns as death toll tops 270
Lines of people quietly walked the streets of Mocoa, followed by hearses carrying coffins to a cemetery where open graves waited.
UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Colombia: 154 dead after rivers overflow, toppling homes
An avalanche of water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city in Colombia while people slept, destroying homes and killing at least 112 unsuspecting residents in their sleep, …
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
California’s robust mountain snowpack boosts flood concerns
As big snowflakes fell high in California’s Sierra Nevada this week, surveyors on snowshoes measured the deepest springtime snowpack in years and said it boosted concerns about destructive floods when …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
$9 million may be needed to repair flood-damaged roads in Spokane County
Spokane County officials predict the total cost of repairing flood-damaged roads and bridges will climb to $9 million.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Snowmelt, unstable ground leads to northern Idaho mudslides
SANDPOINT – Mud, unstable ground and debris are causing major issues for roads and homes in North Idaho. Bonner County crews are working to clear multiple roads damaged by mudslides …
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Idaho officials warn residents of potential danger in drinking well water after a flood
The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Office of Emergency Management are warning residents of the potential danger in drinking well water after a flood.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
Weathercatch: A perfect storm for flooding conditions, landslides
Not only did a balmy Thursday offer relief to sun-deprived humans, but also to our bloated rivers, streams and ponds.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
Spokane River access closed throughout Spokane County due to raging water
Spokane Valley is joining the city of Spokane in closing access to the Spokane River within city limits, citing high water and swift currents.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Flooding emergency declared as Spokane River reaches near-record highs
As the Spokane River continues to rise until its eventual cresting sometime late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning, residents in flood-prone areas are preparing for the worst.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Gov. Inslee declares state of emergency for flooding in 20 counties
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed an emergency proclamation to free up state resources should flooding or other damage happen because of rain and early snow melt in Eastern Washington.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Volunteers work to save Peaceful Valley home as Spokane River floods
When Mary Jo Faulhaber saw water from the Spokane River creeping onto her property and threatening to flood her basement this morning, she called her good friend and ex-neighbor Heidi …
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
National Guard sent to Sprague as water rises; Little Spokane River falls below flood stage
About 40 members of the National Guard descended upon Sprague Monday as water continues to inundate the town.
Mon., March 20, 2017
Then and Now: Flooding in Spokane – it’s been worse
As authorities monitor flooding this week around the Spokane region, the damage sustained can’t compare to some of Spokane’s worst flooding seasons. There have been many years where floodwaters have …
UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
As local waterways swell with spring runoff, residents tread carefully
For the first time since 2012, the Spokane River, which hits flood stages at 27 feet and normally sits around 22 feet, has risen above 27.5 feet.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Death toll rises to 72 in Peru rains, flooding, mudslides
The intense rains, overflowing rivers, mudslides and flooding being experienced in the country are the worst seen in two decades, Peruvian authorities said Saturday, affecting more than half the nation …
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Flood warning in effect for Spokane, Idaho panhandle
A flood warning is in effect for much of eastern Washington and North Idaho as rain and snow melt continue to cause high water levels.
Sat., March 18, 2017, 6 a.m.
This time of year, the ‘soul’ of the Spokane river returns – its ‘fast water’ offering a look into the past
When Barry Moses stares at the roiling spring waters of the Spokane River, especially near the dams, he sees what he calls “a shadow of the history of how things …
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Lake Coeur d’Alene may reach highest level since 1997; St. Maries levee gets emergency help from the Army Corps of Engineers
St. Maries levee gets emergency help from Army Corps of Engineers as water levels rise in St. Joe River and Lake Coeur d’Alene
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 7:18 a.m.
Flood waters inch closer to homes along Williams Lake, Little Spokane River
Rain, melting snow and saturated soil have all combined to create flooding problems for residents across the Inland Northwest.
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Rivers, streams and lakes rise to flood stage across Spokane region
Rivers, streams and lakes were rising to flood stage on Tuesday across the Inland Northwest with the peak runoff likely to arrive on Wednesday and into the weekend.
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
Flood risk rising across Spokane region, North Idaho
A combination of rain and melting snow is raising the risk of flooding along Inland Northwest rivers and lakes.
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 11:58 p.m.
Warmer weather, rain trigger some flooding in Spokane region
Heavy rain and snow in recent days combined with milder temperatures Friday has led to a new round of flooding problems
Thu., March 9, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Flood watch issued for Inland Northwest
Warming temperatures and heavy precipitation raise threat of flooding across the Inland NW
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 2:48 p.m.
Flood-damaged homes and businesses in Spokane County could qualify for emergency funding
Spokane County officials are asking businesses, renters and homeowners to report any property damage caused by late-winter flooding. They’re trying to determine whether the county meets cost thresholds to apply …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
California billionaire donates $5M to San Jose flood relief
A California billionaire has donated $5 million for flood relief efforts in San Jose.