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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 …


Storm brings new outages for Sandy-battered states

NEW YORK (AP) — The nor’easter that stymied recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy pulled away from New York and New Jersey Thursday, leaving hundreds of thousands of new people in …


Inland NJ town reeling from river flooding

LITTLE FERRY, N.J. (AP) — The lives of the residents of Lamker Court lie in heaps on lawns and curbs. A stuffed Shrek doll sits atop a dining room chair. …


Inland NJ town reeling from river flooding

LITTLE FERRY, N.J. (AP) — The streets of Little Ferry, a borough about 7 miles from Manhattan, are lined with black trash bags and once-prized possessions destroyed by a swell …


Cold weather and new storm add to victims’ misery

NEW YORK (AP) — Shivering victims of Superstorm Sandy went to church Sunday to pray for deliverance as cold weather settling in across the New York metropolitan region — and …