Stories tagged: Flooding
Thu., July 20, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Powerful storms cause damage, flooding in Midwest
Several hundred people evacuated their homes early Thursday in the small western Wisconsin community of Arcadia as heavy rain sent a creek over its banks.
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
Floods in southern Japan force hundreds to flee; two dead
Troops were working Thursday to rescue families left stranded by flooding in southern Japan. Two people were reported dead and 11 others were unaccounted for in flooding that wrecked homes, …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:13 a.m.
Monsoon floods kill 20 in India, leave thousands homeless
Heavy rains since the start of India’s monsoon season have triggered floods and landslides in parts of the remote northeastern region, causing at least 20 deaths, authorities said Wednesday.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Heavy rain in Southern China causes floods, killing 56
At least 56 people have been killed and another 22 reported missing as heavy rains continue to pummel southern China, flooding towns, cutting off power and halting traffic, China’s Ministry …
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
Ominous and overlooked: Back-bay flooding plagues millions
They are among millions of people worldwide whose lives and land are being dampened by back-bay flooding – inundation of waterfront areas behind barrier islands where wind and tides can …
Fri., May 19, 2017
100 years ago: President Woodrow Wilson calls for the draft
President Woodrow Wilson issued a “selective draft” proclamation, calling for registration of all American men between the ages of 21 and 30.
Wed., May 17, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Amidst flooding, Natatorium Park bridge collapses; 2 German families ordered to move
The Spokane River rose another 6 inches and Lake Coeur d’Alene rose another 9 inches in the worst flooding since 1894. Floodwaters spread out over “private grounds and city streets …
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:29 p.m.
100 years ago in North Idaho: Harrison Gun Club floats down Lake Coeur d’Alene as dikes fail during major flooding
How bad was the flooding in North Idaho? The building of the Harrison Gun Club “floated down Lake Coeur d’Alene.”
Mon., May 15, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Surging rivers threaten region
High water, caused by hot temperatures and high country snow melt, was causing havoc throughout the region.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Despite warnings, drivers continue to die on flooded roads
Despite public service announcements, warning signs, barriers and even gates at flood-prone crossings, the majority of flood deaths in America involve people trying to drive through water on flooded roads.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Idaho man dies while cleaning flooded basement
An Idaho man has died after being found unconscious while working in the flooded basement of a home.
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 2:22 p.m.
Central Idaho officials expand flood evacuation orders
Officials in central Idaho have expanded a flood evacuation order to include about two dozen homes near the resort town of Ketchum.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Flooding continues to overwhelm central Idaho neighborhoods
City officials in central Idaho are warning residents to prepare for more flooding as muddy water continues to overwhelm neighborhoods in Ketchum and Bellevue.
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
Flooding in central Idaho causes voluntary evacuations
Officials with the Blaine County Sheriff’s office say 30 homes in central Idaho have been asked to voluntarily evacuate because of flooding.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Broken pipe causes flooding at Bellingham wastewater treatment plant
A broken pipe caused flooding at the Post Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in Bellingham.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
16 big-water battles: Idaho flood recovery is far from over
Accustomed to drought, south-central Idaho was overwhelmed this winter by simply too much water.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
Otter: No federal relief for 5 Idaho counties
Gov. Butch Otter says the federal government has once again rejected his request for disaster aid for five counties in Idaho, denying millions of dollars to help pay for the …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Levee breaks, river closure latest fallout from flooding
Flooded areas of the Midwest are bracing for another round of heavy rain Wednesday, the last thing they need with rivers in several places at or near record levels.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Midwest, South brace for flooding and tornadoes
Parts of the U.S. Midwest and South braced for more flooding and possible tornadoes Monday following a weekend of deadly torrents and powerful winds that claimed at least 15 lives.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
Another river of rain to soak the Northwest in record setting wet year
On a day that will start with rain and end with the potential for yet another rainfall record being broken, the Pineapple Express is gathering steam as it prepares to …
Mon., April 24, 2017
As spring runoff subsides, mysterious flooding still plagues Spokane Valley neighborhood
“The bottom line is we need to get this fixed,” a Spokane County stormwater engineer said. “We can’t have a creek flowing down a street.”
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 7:45 p.m.
President approves Washington storms disaster declaration
President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Washington state to address damage from late January and February storms that brought flooding, landslides and mudslides. Spokane County was one …
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Trump signs disaster declaration for 11 Idaho counties
President Donald Trump has signed a disaster declaration for 11 counties in southern Idaho.
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Gov. Otter urges caution amid growing flood threats in Boise area and throughout state
Gov. Butch Otter joined local, state and federal officials today to urge caution amid increasing risk of flooding across the state, including in the Boise River basin. “Most of our …
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 7:09 p.m.
U.S. 395 closed again near Colville; Spokane rain on Monday broke daily record
Spokane set a daily rainfall record on Monday; all the water continues to cause problems
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
Road fissure blocking travelers in Ferry County
Moving soil and crumbling asphalt have created a massive fissure that’s blocking travelers on the Inchelium Highway in Ferry County.
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
U.S. Highway 395 washed out in Ferry County
Overnight flooding washed out a portion of U.S. Highway 395 about 10 miles north of the Columbia River Bridge.
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Regional highways still closed by floods, slides
Major highways remain closed or partly blocked on Monday due to flooding or landslides
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 …