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Stories tagged: flood

Flooding, a trade war and Deere cuts outlook again

Deere & Co. cut its profit expectations for the second time this year as beleaguered farmers and an escalating trade war with China cut into sales.

UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019

Flash flooding damages homes, cars and businesses in Pullman, Moscow

Heavy rain caused flash flooding Tuesday night in Pullman and Moscow, sweeping up cars, damaging buildings and trapping about two dozen people inside businesses.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019

Cleanup, damage assessment in wake of West’s big storm

California turned to cleanup and damage assessment Friday as a powerful storm that drenched the state brought flood dangers to Arizona, and other parts of the West dealt with impacts …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019

40 dead, many feared buried in mud after Brazil dam collapse

The death toll from the collapse of a dam holding back mine waste in southeastern Brazil rose to 40 on Saturday as searchers flying in helicopters and rescuers laboring in …

Flash flood swamps Sydney, killing three

At least three people died after a deluge that brought chaos to Australia’s largest city Wednesday.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018

Venice floodwaters ease; Italian storms kill 2 more people

Wearing colorful disposable boots, tourists enjoyed outdoor cafes Thursday in St. Mark’s Square in Venice as waters receded from an exceptional high tide.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018

Flood victims get food and water; rain spreads to Northeast

Stranded by Florence’s epic floods days after the hurricane hit North Carolina, Wilmington residents lined up by the hundreds Tuesday for free food, water and tarps, while officials managed to …

UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018

20,000 remain isolated in rain-struck areas in western Japan

With the damage from record-breaking torrential rains continuing to spread in western Japan, more than 20,000 people remain stranded in Hiroshima, Ehime and Kochi prefectures on Wednesday, as local roads …

UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018

At least 100 dead, many missing as ‘historic’ rains pound Japan

At least 85 people have died and 58 are unaccounted for as torrential rains continued to batter parts of western Japan on Sunday, causing landslides and flooding and forcing millions …

UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018

Longtime Iowa sportscaster killed as rain swamps Des Moines

A longtime Iowa sportscaster has died in flash flooding in Des Moines amid heavy rain that forced the evacuation of some homes and businesses in one suburb.

UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018

Summer Parkways hit with torrential downpour; bikers, runners undeterred

On Thursday, Summer Parkways, an annual outdoor block party, welcomed bicyclists and runners on a 3-mile loop of the South Hill including Manito and Comstock parks. But this year it, …

Body found in Patapsco River near flooded Ellicott City

Authorities said a man’s body has been found by searchers in Maryland’s Patapsco River near the Howard and Baltimore county line.

‘Nature can do most of the work for you’: Once-flooded Elwha land becomes forest

Now the site of the largest dam-removal project in the world, the Elwha is also home to a first-of-its-kind revegetation program. Mature trees will take 100 years to grow, but …

Trump’s new lawyer is top candidate for White House counsel

President Donald Trump’s new attorney, Emmet Flood, a veteran of the Clinton impeachment battles, is the leading candidate to replace the White House’s top lawyer, several people familiar with the …

100 years ago in North Idaho: Coeur d’Alene River overflows, aweeping away bridges from Cataldo to Harrison

The Coeur d’Alene River surged over its banks and swept away every county bridge from Cataldo to Harrison. “Rivermen and loggers are battling the most treacherous series of log jams …

Greeks clean up, mourn after floods kill 16; 4 still missing

Rescue crews scoured floodwaters Thursday for residents missing after flash floods cut a swathe of destruction near the Greek capital, killing at least 16 people and tossing cars into buildings …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017

Spokane County ready for busy snow season, officials say

Spokane County road crews are preparing for another busy snow season.

Floods and landslides kill 37, leave 40 missing in Vietnam

Floods and landslides after a tropical depression have killed at least 37 people, left another 40 missing and damaged homes and crops in northern and central Vietnam, officials said.

Study: FEMA’s Houston flood maps outdated long before Harvey

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood plain maps for parts of southeastern Houston were woefully out-of-date long before Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas coast, a new study suggests.

Irma’s fury in the Keys: So loud ‘it hurt your eardrums’

Huge waves crashed down on this tropical paradise, pounding the white sands of Summerland Key with brute fury. Then came bomb-blast winds as Hurricane Irma slammed ashore.

Most Florida flood zone property not insured

As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, an Associated Press analysis shows a steep drop in flood insurance across the state, including the areas most endangered by what could be …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017

Relatively low Harvey death toll is ‘astounding’ to experts

Harvey has so far killed at least 70 people who drowned in floods, got crushed by trees and died during power outages – a surprisingly low toll that experts say …

Fewer Americans buy insurance in coastal areas

Amanda Spartz nearly did not renew her home’s flood insurance policy after her first year in Florida. Two hurricanes came close to the Fort Lauderdale suburbs last year, but they …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017

City struggles to restore water service in Harvey aftermath

As floodwaters receded and rescuers searched waterlogged neighborhoods for more potential victims, Houston officials began turning their attention to finding temporary housing for those in shelters and getting enough gasoline …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017

Emergency declared in New Orleans as flood threat looms

With more rain in the forecast and city water pumps malfunctioning after weekend floods, New Orleans’ mayor is urging residents of some waterlogged neighborhoods to move their vehicles to higher …

UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017

Helicopter rescues dozens of stranded by flooding in Arizona canyon

A police helicopter rescued approximately 35 hikers stranded by flooding in a national forest recreation area in Arizona.

UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017

91 killed, 110 missing in Sri Lankan floods, mudslides

Floods and torrents of mud unleashed by heavy rains in Sri Lanka killed 91 people and left 110 others missing Friday. Authorities appealed for international help for rescue and relief …

N. Idaho counties get federal disaster declaration for flood damage

Eight northern and north-central Idaho counties have been approved for federal disaster declarations, allowing federal funds to help with flood recovery efforts.

UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017

Families in flood-hit Colombian city search for children

Jose Albeiro Vargas last saw his grandson the night a fierce rain came and unleashed havoc on this small city surrounded by rivers and mountains in southern Colombia.

UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017

Idaho declares emergency due to high water on Boise River

The city of Boise, Ada County and the state have all declared a state of emergency because of high water levels on the Boise River.