Flash floods, earthquake in Indonesia kill dozens

World 03/17/19, 23:41

Flash floods and mudslides triggered by downpours tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia's easternmost province, killing at least 58 people, disaster officials said. An earthquake triggered a landslide that hit a popular waterfall on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing at least two and damaging hundreds of homes.Floodwaters and ...

Update: Up to 500 homes damaged in 1 Nebraska county

U.S. 03/17/19, 16:39

The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 4 p.m. Flooding in Nebraska has badly damaged up to 500 houses in one county alone. Greg London of the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office said Sunday that one levee broke Thursday along the Platte River, and another broke Saturday. He estimates that up ...

More evacuations as floodwater continue Midwestern rampage

U.S. 03/17/19, 12:15

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. Heavy rainfall and snowmelt forced river levels across several Midwestern states to dangerous levels. At least two deaths were blamed on flooding, and two other men ...

Rescues, evacuations as floodwaters breach levees in Midwest

U.S. 03/17/19, 05:02

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 over frozen ground, overwhelming creeks and rivers, and killing at least one person.The scramble to move people out of harm's ...

Update: Heavy rains, melting snow cause Midwest flooding

U.S. 03/16/19, 10:47

The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):10:45 a.m.The National Weather Service says recent heavy rains paired with rising temperatures melting snow are causing flooding in the Midwest.RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT SURNAME - Tom Wilke, center, his son Chad, right, and Nick Kenny, load a boat out of the ...

Update: President Trump tweets support in wake of flooding

U.S. 03/15/19, 17:43

The Latest on a powerful storm system moving through the Midwest (all times local): 5:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he has spoken to Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and is praising first responders and emergency response teams for doing "a great job dealing" with flooding, high winds and road closures. Trump tweeted Friday ...

Late-winter storm moves to Upper Midwest; flooding remains

U.S. 03/15/19, 00:23

A late-winter storm system continued its trek across the Midwest, expecting to send rain and snow into Minnesota and Illinois on Friday after leaving devastating flooding in parts of eastern Nebraska and Iowa. The quickly rising floods evacuated people from their homes, washed out roads in communities, and left farmers worried ...

Update: South Dakota state offices closed amid blizzard

U.S. 03/14/19, 08:11

The Latest on a winter storm hitting the West and Midwest (all times local): 8:10 a.m. All state offices are now closed in South Dakota as blizzard conditions barrel into the Midwest. Gov. Kristi Noem says only essential personnel should go to work at state offices Thursday, as the National Weather Service warns ...

‘Epic’ storm brings blizzard, rain, tornado threat to mid-US

Texas 03/13/19, 16:00

A window-rattling late winter storm brought blizzards, high winds, rain or floods to more than 25 states Wednesday, stretching from the northern Rocky Mountains to Texas and beyond. "This is a very epic cyclone," said Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Weather Prediction Center. ...

In Mississippi backwater, flood rises after weeks of waiting

U.S. 03/12/19, 12:44

For decades, Peggy Sellars and her husband George have warily watched periodic floodwaters inundate the land around their home in the Mississippi Delta, but the dwelling always remained dry — until this year. After weeks of fearful waiting, rising water finally got their house on Monday. Two weeks ago, they had moved ...

More rain possible for rivers as Tennessee looks to recovery

U.S. 03/08/19, 18:23

Officials across the Tennessee and lower Mississippi valleys prepared Friday for more rainfall that could add water to already-overflowing rivers, while Mississippi officials ordered evacuations and closed roads as water continues to rise behind a levee.Gov. Bill Lee signed an executive order Thursday making it easier for Tennessee to recover ...

Michigan officials improve Detroit water pump stations

Tech 03/06/19, 13:25

There have been significant improvements made to an underground system of pump stations in Detroit that's meant to keep water off the roads, the Michigan Department of Transportation said.The department has spent $13 million over the last two years to improve the metro area's 140 pump stations, The Detroit News ...

Update: Santa Barbara County lifting evacuation orders

California 03/06/19, 10:46

The Latest on a California's stormy winter (all times local):7:45 a.m.Santa Barbara County authorities are planning to lift evacuation orders for communities below wildfire burn scars as the latest winter storm moves on without a repeat of damaging mud and debris flows.This time exposure photo provided by the Santa Barbara ...

Evacuations lifted for flooded California wine country towns

California 03/01/19, 19:48

Jason Flint prepared for flooding in Northern California by putting his deli's valuable equipment on pallets and milk crates stacked several feet above the ground. It wasn't enough, as he found out Friday when he returned to Guerneville after two days of flooding in Sonoma County's famed wine country. Mud-covered refrigerators, ...

PHOTOS: California river floods nearby communities

U.S. 03/01/19, 09:14

A two-day winter storm rendered two Northern California communities reachable only by boat.The rain-swollen Russian River reached nearly 46 feet (14 meters) Wednesday night, its highest level in more than 20 years. About 2,000 homes, businesses and other structures were flooded by water up to 8 feet (2.4 meters) deep.In ...

Update: 2 flooded California towns remain inaccessible

California 02/28/19, 18:40

The Latest on flooding in California after days of heavy rain (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Officials say they expect two Northern California towns cut off after a river broke its banks during heavy rain to be accessible again by Friday. Tennis Wick, Sonoma County's permits director, said Thursday 30 teams of damage ...

Update: Louisiana declares emergency for flood threat

U.S. 02/28/19, 18:39

The Latest on weather in the Deep South (all times local):5:20 p.m.Louisiana's governor has declared a state of emergency because of the threat of flooding along the Mississippi River and elsewhere across the state.Middle Valley Plaza is seen flooded in Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, after heavy rain overnight. ...

Waters start to slowly recede in parts of flooded South

U.S. 02/28/19, 17:05

The Tennessee Valley Authority says river levels in its expansive network of waterways are starting to recede, but flood-stricken residents should not exhale just yet as TVA continues to release water from dams and forecasters predict more rain in the coming days.TVA River Forecast Center manager James Everett says river ...

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