President Trump declares major disaster, orders federal aids in Oklahoma

U.S. 06/03/19, 08:08

A major disaster is taking place in Oklahoma where severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding has devastated the state since early May and continues, the White House cited a declaration by President Donald Trump on June 2. With the disaster declaration, President Trump ordered federal funding be made available to ...

Flood risk abates for Arkansas city as water advance slows

U.S. 06/02/19, 10:26

Officials from an Arkansas community where a levee breached say the risk of widespread flooding has abated because the Arkansas River crested without inundating the city.Dardanelle Mayor Jimmy Witt said in a Facebook post Saturday night that he thinks the city of about 4,700 people "will be ok" after the ...

Beto O’Rourke heading to Oklahoma to tour flood damage

Texas 06/01/19, 19:19

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is heading to northeast Oklahoma to tour communities hit with historic flooding.The former Texas congressman spoke at the Democratic state convention in California on Saturday and had been scheduled to fly home to El Paso, but decided he wanted to see first-hand the damage along ...

Update: Arkansas city of 4,500 in danger of flooding

U.S. 06/01/19, 12:45

The Latest on flooding in the United States (all times local):12:45 p.m.City officials in Dardanelle, Arkansas, are trying a "last ditch effort" to save the south side of the town from encroaching Arkansas River floodwater that is pouring through a breached levee.In this aerial image provided by Yell County Sheriff's ...

North Little Rock urges evacuations over flooding fears

U.S. 06/01/19, 09:54

Officials are knocking on doors in a North Little Rock, Arkansas, neighborhood and telling residents they should probably leave for higher ground due to the threat of flooding from the Arkansas River. Officials say in a Facebook post Saturday that they believe the river will back up storm drainage areas and ...

Update: Trump declares emergency for Arkansas flooding

U.S. 05/31/19, 10:15

The Latest on flooding in the United States (all times local): 9:15 a.m. President Donald Trump has declared an emergency in Arkansas, which has been hit by historic flooding. The Arkansas River floods Harry E. Kelley River Park Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Fort Smith, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods) The White House said late ...

Record flooding causes levee breach in western Arkansas

U.S. 05/31/19, 08:34

A levee breached Friday along the Arkansas River, prompting a flash flood warning and evacuation of a rural area in western Arkansas. Officials said the levee breached at Dardanelle, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock. Yell County officials had anticipated the breach and urged residents in the nearby ...

Hundreds in shelters as record flooding hits Arkansas River

U.S. 05/30/19, 16:49

Temporary shelters were housing hundreds of people on Thursday following evacuations along the swollen Arkansas River, where officials kept a close eye on an aging levee system facing enormous pressure from enduring floodwaters.The river held steady at record levels, offering little relief to areas enduring historic flooding. Hundreds of homes ...

Pennsylvania faces a 3rd day of severe weather

U.S. 05/30/19, 12:40

Pennsylvania faces a third day of severe weather while people clean up from storms that downed trees, power lines and caused flooding.Thursday's forecast calls for storms that could pack damaging wind and hail. The risk continues for flash flooding.The Central Bucks School District has canceled classes in several schools because ...

Levees strained as Arkansas River stays at record levels

U.S. 05/30/19, 11:06

The Arkansas River held steady at record levels Thursday morning, putting enormous pressure on aging levees and offering little relief to areas enduring historic flooding. In Fort Smith, Arkansas' second-largest city, officials expected hundreds of homes to flood , while in nearby Van Buren, officials warned that a levee protecting a ...

Update: 1 Arkansas levee weakening, officials say

U.S. 05/30/19, 07:28

The Latest on flooding affecting parts of the United States (all times local):7:30 a.m.Officials in western Arkansas are carefully watching a levee that's beginning to deteriorate because of the overflowing Arkansas River.Flood waters surround homes in Fort Smith, Ark. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 as water from the Arkansas River continue ...

Heavy rains, high winds damage parts of Pennsylvania

U.S. 05/29/19, 11:06

Storm-driven floodwaters inundated parts of western Pennsylvania, sending torrents down the streets of one town and requiring several people to be helped by swiftwater rescue specialists.Zelienople (ZEE-lee-uh-no-pul) officials told drivers to avoid several streets because of severe flooding in the town about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Pittsburgh.A powerful ...

Update: Levees hold as Arkansas River nears crest

U.S. 05/29/19, 10:40

The Latest on severe flooding in Arkansas and Oklahoma (all times local):10:40 a.m.Officials say the levee system along the Arkansas River is holding as the river nears a historic crest in western Arkansas.In this Tuesday, May 28, 2019 photo, Victor Delgado, left, and Adrian Jimenez move furniture out of Delgado's ...

Update: Tornado seriously injures 3 people in Kansas

U.S. 05/29/19, 09:33

The Latest on severe weather in the Midwest (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Officials say three people in Douglas County, west of Kansas City, Kansas, were seriously injured by a strong tornado that struck near the college town of Lawrence. The tornado touched down Tuesday night in a neighborhood south of Lawrence, which ...

No end seen to struggle as Mississippi flood enters month 4

U.S. 05/29/19, 08:13

Larry Walls should have been out working in his fields last week. Instead, his John Deere tractor is parked on high ground, just beyond the reach of the ever-encroaching floodwaters in the southern Mississippi Delta.Four months into what seems like a never-ending flood, he's trying to stay busy. He pressure-washed ...

River nears crest in west Arkansas, but more rainfall looms

U.S. 05/29/19, 06:59

Thunderstorms are expected to bring unwanted rain to areas along the Arkansas River, which is predicted to crest Wednesday well above record levels in western Arkansas.Forecasters nudged down by 1.5 feet the predicted crest near Fort Smith, the state's second-largest city. But they say the river levels will still exceed ...

Intense rainfall in central US causing southern flooding

U.S. 05/28/19, 18:37

Historic flooding is hitting communities along the Arkansas River despite little rain in the region, thanks to downpours in areas farther north and efforts by officials to control the powerful surge of water. Intense rain in Kansas and northeast Oklahoma strained aging dams and levees, and a reservoir in Oklahoma that ...

Update: Officials reopen 2 Arkansas bridges

U.S. 05/28/19, 14:32

The Latest on severe flooding in Oklahoma and Arkansas (all times local):2:30 p.m.Arkansas officials have reopened two bridges over the swollen Arkansas River after the rising water didn't reach anticipated levels, but they warn that flooding threats remain.Homes are flooded near the Arkansas River in Tulsa, Okla., on Friday, May ...

: Flood buyout costs rise as storms intensify, seas surge

U.S. 05/27/19, 17:28

The residents of this small riverside town have become accustomed to watching floods swamp their streets, transform their homes into islands and ruin their floors and furniture.Elmer Sullivan has replaced his couch, bed and television. He's torn up water-buckled floorboards. And he put a picket fence against the front of ...

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