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  • 24 dead in West Virginia floods; search and rescue continues

    CLENDENIN, W.Va. – Surrounded by muddy devastation, Cathy Light and her husband, Chris, thought it was “heaven sent” they had free burgers to munch on in a Clendenin parking lot …


  • Louvre, Orsay museums close as Seine overflows in Paris

    The rising waters of the Seine overflowed riverbanks, roads and rail tracks across Paris on Thursday, forcing authorities at the Louvre to do something they have not done in generations: …


  • Monsoon rains kill 110 in Pakistan, 108 in India

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains and flash floods have killed 110 people in Pakistan and 108 people in India, officials said Saturday, as forecasters warned of more rain in …


  • Floods lead to dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

    PHOENIX (AP) — Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona’s main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the …


  • Cities fight Big Sioux River flooding in 3 states

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Record Big Sioux River flooding prompted residents in three states to hurriedly prepare for the rising water Thursday, with people lining up for sand bags …


  • Record Balkan floods claim at least 20 lives

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Tens of thousands fled their homes Saturday in Bosnia and Serbia, evacuated by boat or helicopter as rising waters surged into villages and towns. Authorities said …


  • Thousands evacuated from flooded Gaza homes

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Rescue workers evacuated more than 4,000 Gaza Strip residents from homes flooded by four days of heavy rain, using fishing boats and heavy construction …


  • Coeur d’Alene to erect temporary flood wall

    It would take a mighty flood for Lake Coeur d’Alene to spill over the seawall at City Beach – not something the city expects to happen. But officials must prepare …


  • Rescuers issue stern warning to Colorado evacuees

    LYONS, Colo. (AP) — As rescuers broke through to flood-ravaged Colorado towns, they issued a stern warning Saturday to anyone thinking of staying behind: Leave now or be prepared to …


  • 2 dead as flash flooding hits Colorado

    LYONS, Colo. (AP) — Flash flooding in Colorado has left two people dead and the widespread high waters are keeping search and rescue teams from reaching stranded residents and motorists …


  • More flooding on 2nd day of CA ‘king tides’

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — King tides swelled again Friday along the Southern California coast but only minor flooding was reported in a few areas. Television news reports showed ankle-deep …


  • California sees unusually high ‘king tides’

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Seawater spread into several low-lying communities along the California coast Thursday morning as unusually high “king tides” pulled the Pacific Ocean farther ashore than normal. …


  • After Sandy, NYC eyes moving power gear higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — A major push is on to move New York City’s electrical infrastructure to higher ground or upper floors after Superstorm Sandy sent seawater pouring into low-lying …


  • After Sandy, NYC pins housing hope on repairs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facing Superstorm Sandy’s daunting toll of wreckage and displacement in the nation’s largest city, officials have put much of their hopes and hundreds of millions of …


  • Third storm in less than week drenches NorCal

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Residents of Northern California endured the brunt of another powerful storm that drenched the area with yet another round of pounding rain and strong winds, but …


  • Northern California braces for more rain, flooding

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Residents of Northern California were hunkering down early Sunday as a powerful storm drenched the area with yet another round of pounding rain and strong winds. …


  • N. California towns brace for storm, flooding

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Residents of Northern California braced for flooding as another powerful storm brings heavy rains to a region already soaked by two major weather systems in recent …


  • Third major storm moving into Northern California

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another major storm moving into Northern California was expected to bring more pouring rain, flooding and additional problems to an area already soaked after two major …


  • Calif. storm brings intense rain, flood warnings

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The second in a series of storms slammed Northern California on Friday as heavy rain and strong winds knocked out power, tied up traffic and caused …


  • Residents battle high water in South Dakota town

    WAUBAY, S.D. (AP) — Standing along a South Dakota waterfront shored up with boulders, Kevin Jens peered at the placid lake and reminisced about a road that led to a …


  • Some Sandy victims dream of $425M Powerball riches

    LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Forget FEMA, insurance adjusters and construction cleanups. Some of the people hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy are hoping one thing this week answers their prayers: …


  • AP IMPACT: NYC flood protection won’t be easy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Inside tunnels threading under a Houston medical campus, 100 submarine doors stand ready to block invading floodwaters. Before commuters in Bangkok can head down into the …


  • AP IMPACT: Will NYC act to block future surges?

    Think Sandy was just a 100-year storm that devastated New York City? Imagine one just as bad, or worse, every three years. Prominent planners and builders say now is the …


  • Extreme weather tough on transportation system

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wild weather is taking a toll on roads, airports, railways and transit systems across the country. That’s leaving states and cities searching for ways to brace for …


  • US roads, airports unready for extreme weather

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s lifelines — its roads, airports, railways and transit systems — are getting hammered by extreme weather beyond what their builders imagined, leaving states and cities …


  • Rubble cleanup a massive task in NY, NJ

    NEW YORK (AP) — Just a few months ago, the parking lot at Jacob Riis Park on New York City’s Rockaway seashore was filled with happy beachgoers. Now, it is …


  • Wind, rain pummel Pacific Northwest

    SEATTLE (AP) — Rain and wind pounded Washington and Oregon on Monday, flooding streets, toppling large trucks, cutting power to more than 20,000 people and causing at least one death. …


  • Wind, rain slam Pacific Northwest

    SEATTLE (AP) — Rain and wind pounded Washington and Oregon on Monday, snarling the commute, causing sporadic road closures and power outages and at least one death. The wet weather …


  • Many on NY’s Long Island still dark after Sandy

    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Two weeks after Superstorm Sandy, while most utilities have restored electricity to nearly all their customers, there was one glaring exception Monday: a Long Island power …


  • Claims about flood-damaged cars aren’t true

    DETROIT (AP) — In the days since Superstorm Sandy, an alarming prediction has flashed across the Internet: Hundreds of thousands of flood-damaged vehicles will inundate the nation’s used-car market, and …

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