Is sea rise wrecking coastal home values? The answer: Maybe

Business 05/14/19, 05:06

For sale: waterfront property with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Waves erode beach regularly. Flooding gets worse every year. Saltwater damage to lawn.Asking price: anyone's guess.Some research suggests rising sea levels and flooding brought by global warming are harming coastal property values. But other climate scientists note shortcomings in ...

Crews address environmental threats flooding leaves behind

Enviroment 05/11/19, 09:29

Driving along a deeply rutted levee, Heath Smith points to a basketball, picnic basket and pink Big Wheel.He drives past a massive porch. A boat and a semi's missing trailer sit up ahead. He's found a cooler filled with beer."You see people's lives caught on this levee," Smith, an Environmental ...

Residents battle over historic label in flooding area

U.S. 05/11/19, 02:01

A quiet South Beach neighborhood tucked away near bustling City Hall and Lincoln Road has become a battleground between preservationists and homeowners who want more freedom over their properties.Residents of the leafy Palm View neighborhood are divided over a push to repeal the area's historic designation, which protects the neighborhood's ...

House passes $19B disaster aid bill over Trump opposition

Politics 05/10/19, 15:16

The House on Friday passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases, as Democrats try to dislodge the legislation from a Senate logjam over aid to hurricane-slammed Puerto Rico. The measure passed by a 257-150 ...

Pittsburgh funicular reopens after 3 months of repairs

U.S. 05/10/19, 12:47

A funicular that gives sightseers and commuters a panoramic view of Pittsburgh has reopened.The Monongahela (muh-nahn-guh-HAYL'-uh) Incline was closed for more than three months because of flood damage.The reopening had a slight hiccup when power went out in the neighborhood just an hour after service restarted Friday morning.The cars for ...

Update: Turnpike near Kansas-Oklahoma border reopens

U.S. 05/10/19, 09:53

The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):9:50 a.m.A stretch of the Kansas Turnpike has reopened near the Oklahoma border after a flooding creek inundated the roadway.In this Wednesday, May 8, 2019 photo, Estral Beach Firefighters Courtney Millar, right, Eric Bruley, and Chase Baldwin pull the Estral Beach ...

Missouri River causes new problems in areas levees broke

U.S. 05/10/19, 08:13

The Missouri River is causing new problems in a flood-battered part of northwest Missouri where levees were busted in March.The rain-swollen waterway has again inundated the tiny village of Big Lake in Holt County, where some residents were beginning to clean up after the last deluge.Holt County emergency management director ...

Schools close in Houston area after storms drench area

U.S. 05/10/19, 06:51

Schools shut down Friday in the Houston area after an overnight storm dumped heavy rainfall on the flood-prone city, though forecasters said the high waters were expected to recede as the storms let up.The National Weather Service said most areas saw about 1 to 3 inches of rain late Thursday ...

PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Baseball 05/09/19, 23:05

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week.The arrest of a top opposition leader in Venezuela unleashed fears of a wider crackdown, even as members of the opposition issued renewed ...

Officials seek to open major spillway on Mississippi River

U.S. 05/09/19, 15:42

Army Corps of Engineers officials in Louisiana aim to open a historic flood control structure above New Orleans on Tuesday for an unprecedented second time in one year. "It's an unprecedented amount of water that's coming down," David Ramirez, chief of water management for the Corps' New Orleans District, told reporters ...

Update: Damage reported in Alabama amid tornado warnings

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

The Latest on storms and flooding in the Midwest and Deep South (all times local):1:35 p.m.Storms are dumping heavy rains and leaving a path of damage in the Deep South.The Pearl Presbyterian Church's sign is reflected in floodwaters in Pearl, Miss., on Thursday, May 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)The ...

Severe storms tear roof from Arkansas apartment complex

U.S. 05/09/19, 08:25

Several people were injured when a possible tornado tore the roof off an Arkansas apartment building, part of a powerful line of thunderstorms that was dumping more rain Thursday on already drenched areas throughout the nation's midsection. The severe weather moved eastward Thursday after forcing people from their homes in Kansas, ...

Midwest downpours prompt more evacuations, flash flood fears

Texas 05/08/19, 16:17

Rain swamping the nation's midsection forced people from their homes in Kansas, stranded dozens of Texas children at school overnight and strained levees along the surging Mississippi River in Illinois, Missouri and elsewhere Wednesday prompting yet more flash flood concerns. The flooding began in earnest in March, causing billions of dollars ...

Latest: Interstate reopens weeks after flooding closed it

U.S. 05/08/19, 14:10

The Latest on spring flooding across midsection of the U.S. (all times local): 2:05 p.m. A stretch of interstate highway in northwestern Missouri is open again for the first time since floodwaters shut it down in March. Marcus Gilbert, center, tosses a sandbag to Herman Drones as they and other volunteers work to ...

Students stranded at school amid flooding in Houston area

U.S. 05/08/19, 10:02

Dozens of students in the Houston area had to spend the night at school after flooded roads prevented buses from leaving and parents from reaching their children.Most of the approximately 1,500 students at an elementary school in Cleveland, northeast of Houston, were able to leave by the end of the ...

Rising flood waters in Texas prompt numerous rescues

Texas 05/07/19, 22:22

Emergency responders in Texas rescued numerous people from rising flood waters Tuesday as heavy rain battered the southeast part of the state, inundating homes and leaving motorists stranded, officials said.Nearly 10 inches (254 millimeters) of rain had fallen on areas around Houston by Tuesday night, with waters rising above the ...

Flooding in Paraguay sends 40,000 people to higher ground

America 05/07/19, 14:18

Officials in Paraguay say they've had to evacuate some 40,000 people because of flooding across the South American nation.National emergency official Joaquín Roa says more than 10,000 of the evacuees are in the capital of Asuncion. They've been moved to higher ground at military bases, public plazas and roadsides.The other ...

Update: Sandbagging seeks to save Missouri levee

U.S. 05/07/19, 11:06

The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):11 a.m.Residents of a small Missouri town are busy sandbagging yet another levee being threatened by the seemingly ceaseless flood of 2019.A vehicle drives through Mississippi River flood water in downtown Alton, Il. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)The Pin Oak ...

More heavy rainfall adds to Midwestern flooding problems

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

Another round of rain has led to more flash flood watches across the Midwest.The National Weather Service issued the watches Tuesday for parts of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas. And communities along the Mississippi River remained under flood warnings as high water levels made their way downstream, closing ...

Trial to determine if government liable for Harvey flooding

U.S. 05/06/19, 15:18

Residents seeking compensation after their Houston-area homes and businesses were flooded by two federally owned reservoirs during Hurricane Harvey say authorities knew for decades that such an inundation was inevitable but did nothing to prevent it, an attorney for the property owners said in court Monday.The two-week trial will focus ...

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