Rainy week worries people who live along Mississippi River

U.S. 05/05/19, 20:04

The Mississippi River is expected to crest Monday near St. Louis, but officials are watching the forecast closely because more rain is possible in the area this week,The river has already crested at many of the hardest-hit towns, but the wet forecast is a concern.National Weather Service meteorologist Patrick Walsh ...

Crests aside, more rain means more worries for river towns

U.S. 05/04/19, 13:22

Rainfall in the coming days could raise water levels in the Mississippi River higher than expected and lead to more flooding, the National Weather Service at St. Louis said Saturday. At some points, including Davenport, Iowa, the past week's levels were the highest ever. Davenport saw a large part of its ...

Update: Coming rounds of rains hold key to flooding

U.S. 05/04/19, 11:23

The Latest on flooding along the Mississippi River (all times local):11:30 a.m.The National Weather Service at St. Louis says rain in the coming days will determine whether Mississippi River levels will rise more than expected.An aerial photo of Davenport, Iowa, shows the Figge Art Museum and the SkyBridge surrounded by ...

Officials: Actions in wake of ’93 flood ease flood damage

U.S. 05/03/19, 16:19

When the Mississippi River reached record levels 26 years ago, the overflowing water covered 400,000 square miles (1 million square kilometers) and caused dozens of deaths. This week, though, when the river exceeded those levels in parts of the Midwest, flooding was mostly limited to open riverfronts and swaths of ...

Update: 3 deaths blamed on flooding; kayaker missing

U.S. 05/03/19, 13:57

The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):1:40 p.m.The latest round of Midwestern flooding has claimed at least three lives, closed hundreds of roads and forced residents of threatened towns to shore up threatened levees with sandbags as waters rise to historic levels in some communities.Workers stand near ...

Flooding Missouri waterways close roads, strain levees

U.S. 05/03/19, 12:50

The latest round of Midwestern flooding claimed at least three lives, closed hundreds of roads and forced residents of threatened towns to shore up threatened levees with sandbags as waters rose to record levels in some communities.The National Weather Service issued flood warnings Friday along a large swath of the ...

Air Force estimates $420M needed to rebuild Nebraska base

U.S. 05/02/19, 14:22

The Air Force is raising its cost estimate to $420 million to repair and rebuild at Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base following severe flooding that forced officials to scramble to save munitions and move aircraft to higher ground.More than 130 structures were damaged by the Missouri River flooding at the ...

Flood approaching, and topping, 1993 levels in some places

U.S. 05/02/19, 14:12

The fast-rising Mississippi River on Thursday neared levels unseen since the historic 1993 flood — and topped it in at least one place — as the bulging Big Muddy threatened levees and forced a Missouri town's residents to head for higher ground. The National Weather Service website on Thursday afternoon showed ...

Update: Flood reaches record level at Quad Cities

U.S. 05/02/19, 13:54

The Latest on the flooding in the Midwest (all times local):1:30 p.m.The Mississippi River at the Quad Cities in Iowa and Illinois has reached a new record high.James Fontenoy, 49 of Davenport helps sandbag in front of his friends mother's house as water is pumped out of her basement on ...

Louisiana senators: Trump administration agrees on flood aid

U.S. 05/02/19, 11:32

The Trump administration has agreed to rewrite regulations to help thousands of Louisiana homeowners with damage from the 2016 floods access federal aid, the state's U.S. senators said Thursday. Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy said that U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson spoke with them and confirmed ...

Rains like no other: Iraq is tested in era of climate change

World 05/02/19, 01:14

After years of meager rains and scorching summers, the wettest winter in a generation has revived Iraq's famous rivers and filled its lakes, bringing welcome relief to a country facing severe water challenges in the era of climate change.The rains have restored freshwater marshes of southern Iraq — a region ...

Update: Davenport flood concerns to remain high for May

U.S. 05/01/19, 13:54

The Latest on flooding along the Mississippi River (all times local):1:50 p.m.Officials in Davenport say the risk of more flooding will hound Iowa's third-largest city for at least a month, as the possibility of a rainy spring could push an already swollen Mississippi River higher out of its banks.Davenport firefighters ...

Cuomo: Crews fortify Lake Ontario shore as water levels rise

New York 05/01/19, 13:52

Crews will use sandbags and temporary dams to prepare for potential flooding along Lake Ontario, where rising waters caused extensive damage in 2017, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a visit to the area Wednesday.The worst of the flooding from heavy rain and snow melt is predicted to begin ...

Breather for Iowa riverside city? Heavy rain not expected

U.S. 05/01/19, 07:00

A meteorologist says there's not much risk of rainfall heavy enough to further raise the Mississippi River flood threat in eastern Iowa.A temporary flood barrier failed in Davenport on Tuesday, submerging downtown blocks and forcing some people to seek shelter on rooftops. They later were evacuated by boats.Davenport City Administrator ...

Parts of downtown Davenport, Iowa, flood as barrier fails

U.S. 04/30/19, 21:15

Crews evacuated people from some buildings and cars Tuesday afternoon after a flood barrier failed along the Mississippi River, sending floodwaters rushing into downtown Davenport, Iowa.The National Weather Service sent an alert around 4 p.m. of a flash flood emergency in Davenport, urging people downtown to immediately seek higher ground. ...

New York braces for ‘worst-case’ flooding along Lake Ontario

New York 04/29/19, 19:01

New York state is preparing for a "worst-case scenario" as water levels rise along Lake Ontario where flooding caused extensive damage in 2017, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.The Democrat was in Sodus Point in Wayne County to detail steps being taken to combat potential flooding.Flooding from heavy rain and snow ...

Nebraska National Guard pursues $62M plan to rebuild camp

U.S. 04/29/19, 14:38

The Nebraska National Guard plans to rebuild its Camp Ashland training site by fortifying its buildings and raising them on stilts after recent flooding caused extensive damage to the facility.The Guard is pursuing a more than $62 million project to protect the 1,184-acre (479-hectare) facility on the Platte River from ...

Update: Mozambique death toll jumps to 38 after cyclone

World 04/29/19, 07:04

The Latest on Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique (all times local):2 p.m.Mozambique's government says the death toll from last week's Cyclone Kenneth has jumped to 38 as flooding continues.A boy does push-ups in the rain, in Pemba, on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Sunday, April, 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)The new ...

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