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Isaac promises drought relief, lousy holiday

ST. LOUIS (AP) — When drought made Fourth of July fireworks a fire hazard, organizers in Chesterfield, Mo., decided to try again Labor Day weekend. Go figure: Now rain from …


Isaac renews old debate about Louisiana levees

IRONTON, La. (AP) — When Hurricane Isaac whirled into the Gulf Coast this week, the federal levee system protecting New Orleans did its job. But the patchwork of floodwalls shielding …


Twin typhoons raise fears in disaster-prone NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Twin typhoons renewed fears of a humanitarian crisis in North Korea, where poor drainage, widespread deforestation and crumbling infrastructure can turn even a routine rainstorm …


AP PHOTOS: Flooding from Isaac plagues Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A highway lost under water. A levee intentionally breached to alleviate flooding. People riding ATVs through flooded streets. Here are some aerial images of the effects …


Year after Irene, celebration and mourning in Vt.

RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) — For some state residents, it’s block parties and parades. For others, a moment of silence. For still others, just another day of cleaning up the mess. …


Ryan opposed new, Obama-backed disaster aid regime

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Hurricane Isaac bears down on the Gulf Coast, there should be plenty of money — some $1.5 billion — in federal disaster aid coffers, thanks, in …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 31, 2011, 1:45 p.m.

Relief, cleanup continue in Northeast

Running low on food and money, Vermont residents stranded by flooded roads relied upon provisions dropped by National Guard troops to get by today while the rest of the East …


Escure Ranch near Sprague offers another unique landscape

For the past two summers, I’ve taken my great-nephews on field trips to see the evidence of the ice age floods that swept through the Inland Northwest in prehistoric times. …


Minor flooding prevalent along Pend Oreille River

The Pend Oreille River is flowing at its highest level in 14 years, and minor flooding is prevalent in the river valley northwest of Newport. The flooding is blamed on …


High water likely to hang around awhile

Flood concerns have prompted warnings from the National Weather Service in recent weeks. A wet spring combined with snowmelt has brought many rivers above flood stage. Early this week, the …


Spokane River nearing flood stage

The Spokane River was rising toward flood stage Wednesday, and forecasters said they expect the river to remain at or above that level for weeks. A flood warning was issued …


Otter requests federal disaster aid

LEWISTON – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has requested more than $5 million in federal money for six northern Idaho counties to pay for fixing roads damaged by flooding and landslides …


Federal convict charged in August jail flooding

An Ellensburg man in federal prison for a gun conviction has been charged with flooding the Spokane County Jail last summer.


More rains drench Pakistan

SUKKUR, Pakistan – Authorities evacuated thousands of Pakistanis living along expanding rivers on Saturday as forecasts predicted even more heavy rain could deepen the country’s flood crisis. As the prime …


Group helps pets in Oklahoma flooding

Oklahoma’s torrential downpours and subsequent floods have turned into more than last week’s headlines for five members of Spokane-based Humane Evacuation Animal Rescue Team. The group arrived in Miami, Okla., …


Monterey Peninsula Isolated As Floodwaters Wash Out Roads California’s Death Toll Rises To 12, Some Still Missing After Bridge Collapses

Rescue workers carry wheelchair-bound Lucy Cedillo from her Castroville, Calif., home Sunday as floodwaters rise. Photo by Associated Press