More showers raise flooding fears in Oklahoma, Arkansas

U.S. 05/27/19, 10:24

Soaked areas of Oklahoma and Arkansas are forecast to receive more rain, increasing flooding concerns along the already swollen Arkansas River.Tulsa County officials say some residents west of Tulsa have already evacuated their homes due to flooding. Downstream in Fort Smith, Arkansas, officials say flooding has closed roads and flooded ...

Historic flooding predicted along Arkansas River

U.S. 05/26/19, 17:23

Residents in parts of Arkansas were preparing for what meteorologists on Sunday predicted will be the worst flooding in recorded history along parts of the Arkansas River over the coming week.The National Weather Service said in the statement that levee "over topping" is likely with "significant impacts to life and ...

Report: Texas to lose billions if new major storm hits coast

Texas 05/26/19, 08:57

Housing sales in Texas would drop, gasoline prices would increase and the state would lose hundreds of billions of dollars in economic output if another major storm struck an unprotected coastline, according to a new study.The joint economic impact study by Texas A&M University at Galveston and the Texas General ...

Update: Braggs, Oklahoma completely surrounded by water

U.S. 05/25/19, 16:33

The Latest on major flooding Oklahoma and Arkansas from severe weather across the central U.S. (all times local):4:30 p.m.Officials say a small town in eastern Oklahoma is completely surrounded by water and without power from major flooding on the Arkansas River.Becky Foreman packs up her car to leave ahead of ...

Some in Tulsa urged to leave home because of flooding risks

U.S. 05/25/19, 12:09

Oklahoma officials are urging residents to prepare to evacuate some Tulsa neighborhoods that are near stressed, old levees along the Arkansas River.City officials said Saturday that people living west of downtown should consider leaving for higher ground, even though the levees aren't currently considered to be in danger of failing.Mayor ...

Update: 2 bodies found in flooded car near St. Louis

U.S. 05/24/19, 16:48

The Latest on tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Authorities in suburban St. Louis are investigating after the bodies of two people, a man and a woman, were pulled from a car submerged in floodwater. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the bodies were discovered around 4 a.m. ...

Lawsuit: Flood damage at Noah’s Ark attraction in Kentucky

U.S. 05/24/19, 16:07

In the Bible, the ark survived an epic flood. Yet the owners of Kentucky's Noah's ark attraction are demanding their insurance company bail them out after flooding caused nearly $1 million in property damage. The Ark Encounter says in a federal lawsuit that heavy rains in 2017 and 2018 caused a ...

GOP conservative temporarily blocks $19B disaster bill

Texas 05/24/19, 10:55

A House GOP conservative complaining of Washington's free-spending and opaque ways blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill on Friday, extending a tempest over hurricane and flood relief that has left the measure meandering for months. Texas Republican Chip Roy, a former aide to Texas firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz, objected ...

Update: Senate passes $19 billion disaster relief bill

Politics 05/23/19, 17:49

The Latest on disaster relief legislation (all times local): 4:38 p.m. The Senate has passed a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill to help to a number of states and Puerto Rico recover after a series of hurricanes, floods and wildfires. The widely-backed legislation passed by an 85-8 vote. Republican leaders agreed to a ...

At least 3 dead in central US storms, with more rain to come

U.S. 05/22/19, 11:49

Waterlogged parts of the central U.S. were bracing Wednesday for more rain, following days of severe storms that have battered Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and caused at least three deaths. Officials were urging residents of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, some 70 miles (113 kilometers) southeast of Tulsa, to leave their homes ...

Update: Voluntary evacuations in Kansas due to flooding

U.S. 05/21/19, 07:25

The Latest on severe weather in the central United States (all times local): 7:25 a.m. Much of Kansas remains under flood warnings or watches as heavy rains are expected to push streams and rivers out of their banks. The National Weather Service says more than 3.5 inches of rain fell onto already-saturated ground ...

Heavy rainfall in Germany causes flooding, leaves 1 dead

Europe 05/21/19, 06:37

Heavy rainfall in Germany has caused widespread flooding, particularly in the south, leaving one person dead.Police in Bavaria said Tuesday that a 44-year-old driver died after losing control of his vehicle on a wet road near the town of Aurach late Monday and crashing into a forest.German news agency dpa ...

Update: Tornadoes give way to heavy rain in Oklahoma

Texas 05/20/19, 21:35

The Latest on a round of severe weather forecast for Southern Plains (all times local):9:30 p.m.The tornado threat is decreasing and the flash flooding threat is increasing across Oklahoma as what had been seen as a "particularly dangerous" storm system progressed through the state.National Weather Service meteorologist John Pike in ...

Testimony ends in Harvey-related overflow dams, floods case

Texas 05/19/19, 11:32

Testimony has ended in the lawsuit by some Texas residents seeking U.S. government compensation after their land flooded when two federally owned reservoirs overflowed during Hurricane Harvey.The Houston Chronicle reports testimony wrapped up Friday in Houston. Judge Charles Lettow of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, based in Washington, D.C., ...

Tornadoes rake Southern Plains; more severe weather expected

Texas 05/18/19, 16:29

A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains, leaving damage and causing few injuries, and parts of the region were bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding. Tornadoes touched down Friday in Kansas and rural parts of Nebraska, tearing up trees and powerlines, and damaging some homes and farm ...

Flooding disrupts farm shipments on the Mississippi River

U.S. 05/18/19, 10:28

Normally this time of year, huge barges can be seen chugging up the Mississippi River, carrying millions of tons of grain to market and bringing agriculture-related products to farmers in the Midwest for the new growing season. But there's not much barge traffic this year. That's because historic spring flooding that ...

Engineers raise risk level for Southern California dam

California 05/17/19, 14:41

A new assessment by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers raises concern about the potential for failure of the spillway of a flood control dam on a Southern California river where 1.4 million people live downstream.The Corps said Thursday it has changed the risk characterization of Prado Dam from moderate ...

Dragging levee repairs leave riverside communities stressed

U.S. 05/14/19, 23:56

Communities that were flooded when levees failed along the Missouri River earlier this spring will likely remain exposed to high water for months to come, leaving displaced residents wondering when — or if — they will be able to return and rebuild their homes.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — ...

A rising Lake Erie closes streets, ferry, leaves debris

U.S. 05/14/19, 09:28

Floodwaters spilling over western Lake Erie's shoreline have swamped streets, shut down ferries and left behind dangerous debris during the past month. Now residents are bracing for more problems. All the Great Lakes have been rising for several years and now are seeing an increase from winter's melting snow and recent ...

Floods hit Bosnia triggering alarm in Balkans

World 05/14/19, 06:50

Homes and roads have been flooded in parts of Bosnia after rivers broke their banks following heavy rains, triggering concerns Tuesday of a repeat of floods five years ago when dozens died.Several local authorities in northern and central Bosnia introduced emergency measures on Tuesday to battle the floods and urged ...

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