Stories tagged: Flooding
Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 11:29 a.m.
A British military helicopter dropped sandbags Friday to shore up a reservoir wall as emergency services worked frantically to prevent a rain-damaged dam from collapsing.
Tue., July 16, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
Monsoon flooding and landslides continued to cause havoc in South Asia on Tuesday, with the death toll rising to 78 in Nepal and authorities in neighboring northeastern India battling to …
Sat., July 13, 2019
Millions of gallons of untreated runoff entered the Spokane River after major May rainstorm, report says
Twenty minutes of intense rain inundated the city’s subterranean stormwater retention system, sending millions of gallons of untreated stormwater runoff and sewage to flow directly into the Spokane River.
UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Federal scientists predict 40 places in the U.S. will experience higher than normal rates of so-called sunny day flooding this year due to rising sea levels and an abnormal El …
UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 4:16 p.m.
A storm swamped streets in New Orleans and prompted a tornado warning near the city Wednesday as concerns grew that even worse weather, including a possible hurricane, could strike Louisiana …
Mon., July 8, 2019, 11:51 a.m.
A slow-moving rainstorm Monday washed out roads, stranded drivers and soaked basements, including the White House’s, during a chaotic morning commute in the national capital region.
Tue., June 25, 2019, 11:59 a.m.
Repairs and cleanup following the prolonged flooding along the Mississippi River will cost more than $2 billion, an advocacy group for river communities said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 6:55 p.m.
Potent thunderstorms have been blamed for one death and left more than 200,000 people without power across the southern United States – and fierce winds are expected to wallop parts …
Fri., May 31, 2019, 11:42 a.m.
A levee breached Friday along the Arkansas River, prompting a flash flood warning and evacuation of a rural area in western Arkansas.
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered Friday in a submerged vehicle near the Mississippi River in Missouri, bringing the death toll to nine from storms that …
UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 7:21 p.m.
Cloudburst ruptures Spokesman-Review drain pipe and floods pressroom with thousands of gallons of water
The cloudburst Thursday afternoon that turned Spokane’s downtown streets into gushing rivers, also created havoc at the massive presses that print The Spokesman-Review newspaper.
UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 9:20 p.m.
Rain continued falling Friday as Spokane tried to dry out from storms that flooded downtown businesses and damaged streets during Thursday’s evening commute. A National Weather Service meteorologist said reports …
Fri., May 10, 2019, 12:56 p.m.
The House on Friday passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases, as Democrats …
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 9:11 p.m.
The latest round of Midwestern flooding claimed at least four lives, closed hundreds of roads and forced residents of river towns to shore up threatened levees with sandbags as waters …
UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 11:26 a.m.
Mozambique’s government urged many people to immediately seek higher ground on Saturday in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth, fearing flooding and mudslides in the days ahead as heavy rain lashed …
Sun., April 14, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least six people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town. Three …
Thu., April 11, 2019, 10:44 p.m.
City officials in Pullman say they usually have 12 to 24 hours to prepare for potential flooding.
UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 9:15 p.m.
Paradise Creek has reached flood stage in Moscow and homes are beginning to flood.
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 7:12 p.m.
Flood, snow, avalanche and fire alerts popped up Monday from Idaho to Colorado, as parts of the U.S. interior that were paralyzed by blizzards and floods last month braced for …
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 1:44 p.m.
The window of the Bee Naturals bath-and-body shop offers a view out of a Mark Twain novel: The sprawling Mississippi River at one of its widest points lapping against a …
Wed., April 3, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Three Midwestern Republican governors of states ravaged by recent flooding on Wednesday demanded more authority over management of the Missouri River system.
Wed., April 3, 2019, 3:26 p.m.
Washington, D.C.’s cherry blossom season has gone well this year, thanks to warm weather that has coincided perfectly with the annual blooming that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each …
Mon., April 1, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
A wall of rocks and sandbags on Monday protected scenic Clarksville, Missouri, from the surging Mississippi River as spring flooding swamped fields, threatened homes and temporarily shut down a bridge …
UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 8:41 p.m.
Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only …
Fri., March 22, 2019, 11:53 a.m.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday that recent flooding in the state has caused an estimated $1.6 billion in damage, pushing the total costs from the devastating Midwest flooding to …
Wed., March 20, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
As some communities along the Missouri River start to shift their focus to flood recovery after a late-winter storm, residents in two Iowa cities are stuck in crisis mode after …
UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 6:52 p.m.
Farmer Jeff Jorgenson looks out over 750 acres of cropland submerged beneath the swollen Missouri River, and he knows he probably won’t plant this year.
Mon., March 18, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Hundreds of homes have flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt.
Mon., March 18, 2019
Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees.
UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 10:12 p.m.
Authorities were using boats and large vehicles on Saturday to rescue and evacuate residents in parts of the Midwest where a recent deluge of rainwater and snowmelt was sent pouring …