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 ...

California river floods 2,000 buildings in California

California 02/28/19, 01:55

A flooded river that swamped some 2,000 homes and other buildings in Northern California is expected to begin receding now that days of rain have eased.The Russian River in the wine country north of San Francisco reached its highest level in 25 years Wednesday night and Sonoma County officials say ...

Northern California river floods 2,000 buildings

California 02/28/19, 00:52

A Northern California river flooded 2,000 homes, businesses and other buildings and left two communities virtual islands after days of stormy weather, officials said Wednesday. The towns of Guerneville and Monte Rio were hardest hit by water pouring from the Russian River, which topped 46 feet (13 meters) late Wednesday night, ...

Update: Part of Mississippi closed as barges hit bridge

U.S. 02/27/19, 11:01

The Latest on flooding in the South (all times local): 10 a.m. The Mississippi River is closed to navigation at Vicksburg, Mississippi, after a 30-barge tow struck a railroad bridge between the city and Louisiana as rain-swollen rivers are spilling over banks across the South. Highway 465 in Warren and Issaquena County is ...

Water surrounds Mississippi town as rivers rise across South

U.S. 02/27/19, 10:11

Rain-swollen rivers are spilling over their banks across the South, and a Mississippi mayor says water has surrounded his town and forced some families to leave their homes. Forecasters say flood warnings were in place Wednesday in parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. In Glendora, Mississippi, The Greenwood Commonwealth ...

Update: Flooding in California turns town into ‘island’

California 02/27/19, 09:52

The Latest on winter storms slamming the western U.S. (all times local): 6:45 a.m. Officials say flood waters have inundated a California town north of San Francisco and that the community is now only accessible by boats after a rain-swollen river overflowed its banks. The Sonoma Sheriff's Office said in a statement Wednesday ...

Update: Winter storm bring flood fears to California

U.S. 02/26/19, 10:18

The Latest on storms across the West (all times local):7:15 a.m.A winter storm dumping rain and snow from California to Montana is drenching an already soaked Northern California, where authorities are advising residents that several rivers and creeks could overflow.An unidentified man uses a rolled over high profile vehicle to ...

Tennessee River crests in north Alabama, leaving damage

U.S. 02/26/19, 08:39

The Tennessee River and other streams are lowering in hard-hit areas of north Alabama after days of flooding.The National Weather Service says the Tennessee has crested throughout the region, even though the water is still high in many areas.Flooded-out homeowners are now removing soggy carpet and furniture from their homes. ...

Update: Tenn. gov monitoring storm damage; won’t visit

U.S. 02/25/19, 13:10

The Latest on violent weather and flooding in the Southeast (all times local):12:10 p.m.Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee won't be visiting the damage caused throughout the state by recent storm activity over the weekend, but instead plans on remaining in close communication with emergency officials to monitor the situation.The eastbound lanes ...

Rivers rising in the South as 2 missing people sought

U.S. 02/25/19, 12:35

With rivers still rising after days of storms that dumped more than a foot of rain on the Southeast, authorities searched Monday for two missing people along Alabama waterways as a Mississippi community cleaned up from a killer tornado.Crews looked along the Cahaba River near Birmingham for a woman who ...

Update: Floods cover roads, close schools in Alabama

U.S. 02/25/19, 08:28

The Latest on violent weather and flooding in the Southeast (all times local):7:25 a.m.Residents are using boats to reach flooded-out neighborhoods and schools are shut down after days of torrential rains in north Alabama.Pastor Steve Blaylock looks over the broken lumber, loose paneling, insulation, and destroyed pews in the First ...

Tornado death confirmed as violent storms smack the South

U.S. 02/24/19, 17:50

Weekend storms raked parts of the Southeast, leaving deaths and injuries in their wake as a tornado smashed into a commercial district in a small Mississippi city and drenching rains fed a rising flood threat. A woman was killed when a tornado hit Columbus, Mississippi, and a man died when he ...

Update: Death confirmed as tornado hits Mississippi city

U.S. 02/24/19, 08:33

The Latest on severe weekend weather in the South (all times local):7:30 a.m.Officials in eastern Mississippi say at least one person has died after a weekend tornado struck the community.A metal pipe sticks through the exterior wall of Fast Dog Printing Co. on Conway Drive in Columbus, Miss. (AP Photo/Jim ...

I-40 closed, homes threatened by floods in the US South

U.S. 02/23/19, 14:30

Homes, highways, parks and bridges throughout the South have been flooded or rendered out of commission Saturday, as the toll of days of drenching rains swelled waterways and pooled over saturated lands amid the threat of severe storms.Interstate 40 near the border of Tennessee and North Carolina was closed due ...

Houston area to get $320K federal grant for tunnel study

Texas 02/23/19, 09:42

The county home to Houston is in line to receive a $320,000 federal grant to evaluate a flood protection strategy that involves building deep underground tunnels to move stormwater to the city's ship channel.The Harris County Flood Control District would use the grant money from the U.S. Economic Development Administration ...

Photos: Rivers rise in soggy South as days of rain flood roads

U.S. 02/22/19, 18:53

A soggy South saw floodwaters push into homes and submerge highways Friday as a week of relentless rain continued to pound the Mississippi and Tennessee valleys. Saturday could be worse across parts of eastern Arkansas, northern Mississippi and western Tennessee, with forecasters predicting inches more rain and a strong chance of ...

Update: Ohio River bridge among roads cut by floodwaters

U.S. 02/22/19, 16:26

The Latest on flooding and severe weather in the South (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A bridge across the Ohio River between Kentucky and Illinois is closing because of flooding, one of more than 50 highways underwater across four states. A Muscle Shoals police vehicle pushes through flood waters that cover Melissa Drive ...

24 bodies found after Zimbabwe mine disaster; search goes on

World 02/17/19, 08:37

Searchers have recovered 24 bodies from a mine in Zimbabwe that was flooded after heavy rains, trapping dozens of subsistence miners underground.Henrietta Rushwaya, leader of the country's small-scale miners' association, said Sunday that 23 of the bodies have been identified since the disaster on Tuesday near Kadoma.Eight people were rescued ...

Climate change means more floods, great and localized

U.S. 02/16/19, 09:50

When he took the job 15 years ago, Horry County Emergency Manager Randy Webster figured his biggest disasters would be wind and surge rolling over his county's beaches, South Carolina's top tourist destination.Instead, his worries have shifted inland, where rivers overflowing their banks have caused two massive floods in three ...

Update: Intense California storm shuts San Diego schools

California 02/15/19, 11:13

The Latest on storms hitting the West (all times local): 8:10 a.m. Classes have been canceled in seven school districts in San Diego County following the intense storm that hit California. The county's Office of Education cites power outages, flooding, road closures and dangerous travel conditions as reasons for Friday's closures. The atmospheric river ...

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