Update: Another Missouri levee breaches amid flooding

U.S. 03/21/19, 13:30

The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):1:20 p.m.Another levee has breached as high water levels make their way down the flooding Missouri River.People on a boat float down floodwaters that cover Washington Street Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Hamburg, Iowa. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)Buchanan County, Missouri, ...

Forecasters: ‘Potentially historic’ flooding threatens South

U.S. 03/21/19, 11:05

Scientists are warning that historic flooding could soon deluge parts of several Southern states along the lower Mississippi River, where floodwaters could persist for several weeks. Major flooding now occurring in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and other Midwestern states is a preview of what forecasters expect the rest of the spring, said ...

Spring looks a lot like winter in Southern California

Sports 03/21/19, 10:36

The calendar says spring but a winter weather advisory remains in effect for Southern California mountains.Snow continues to fall in the mountains Thursday and rain showers are falling elsewhere as a surprisingly vigorous system affects the region.Winter ended Wednesday afternoon but a storm brought scattered deluges that flooded roads in ...

Update: Forecasters: ‘historic’ flooding could hit South

U.S. 03/21/19, 10:33

The Latest on the upcoming flood threat in the South (all times local):11:25 a.m.Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say flooding could reach unprecedented levels in parts of the U.S. later this spring, as winter snow melts and swollen rivers rise.In this Monday, March 11, 2019 photo, backflow ...

Stranded residents rescued amid flooding in Missouri

U.S. 03/21/19, 09:13

Authorities have rescued several people stranded by flooding in northwest Missouri.The State Highway Patrol said in a tweet that water patrol troopers worked into the night Wednesday in and around Craig. Four people were pulled from homes, while three were rescued from a boat that ran out of gas.The town ...

Floods, destruction from cyclone continue in Mozambique

World 03/21/19, 04:54

A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, the storm's aftermath of flooding, destruction and death continues in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region's recent history.Floodwaters are rushing across the plains of central Mozambique, submerging ...

Flooded Iowa communities surviving with trucked-in water

U.S. 03/20/19, 22:04

As some communities along the Missouri River start to shift their focus to flood recovery after a late-winter storm, residents in two Iowa cities are stuck in crisis mode after their treatment plants shut down and left them in need of fresh water. Tanker trucks from the Iowa National Guard and ...

First day of spring brings hail, rain to Southern California

Sports 03/20/19, 21:39

The first day of spring looked a lot like winter in Southern California, as yet another storm dumped heavy rain that flooded streets and briefly shut down highways.Hail blanketed some neighborhoods in white on Wednesday in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties. The hail melted nearly as quickly as residents ...

Update: Union Pacific working to repair tracks, bridges

U.S. 03/20/19, 12:42

The Latest on Midwest flooding (all times local):12:40 p.m.Union Pacific says its crews are working around the clock so rail traffic can return to normal in Nebraska and adjacent states hit by flooding from a late-winter storm and snowmelt.This Monday, March 18, 2019 photo taken by the South Dakota Civil ...

Sorrow revisited: Re-creating Katrina’s muck in New Orleans

U.S. 03/20/19, 00:22

Patches of black mold on the ceiling. Water marks on the dingy walls. Toys, furniture and a baby grand piano tossed about and covered in a gray muck.The busted floodwall behind the long-abandoned house in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood was mended over a decade ago but the house looks, again, ...

Foreign aid begins flowing to cyclone-hit southern Africa

World 03/20/19, 00:08

International aid has started trickling into the east African countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to ease the humanitarian crisis created by floodwaters from Cyclone Idai.Relief efforts that were initially stifled by airport closures slowly gained steam Tuesday, and foreign governments began pledging aid to help the region recover from ...

Update: Cyclone death toll in Mozambique more than 200

World 03/19/19, 16:08

The Latest on tropical cyclone (all times local):11:05 p.m.Mozambique's president says more than 200 people are confirmed dead in his country alone after a tropical cyclone roared ashore in the southern African nation over the weekend.People trudge through a muddied path to safer ground in Chimanimani, about 600 kilometers southeast ...

Midwest floodwaters tear through or spill over many levees

U.S. 03/19/19, 15:29

Floodwaters driven by a swift current have torn through and spilled over levees at countless locations across the Midwest, swamping hundreds of homes and businesses. The levees are meant to protect people and property from rising water in rivers, creeks, lakes and even drainage ditches. But none of them is ...

Pence heads to flooded Midwest amid concerns about levees

U.S. 03/19/19, 11:20

Vice President Mike Pence was expected to visit the Midwest on Tuesday to view flooding caused by heavy rains and snowmelt that damaged hundreds of homes and inundated tens of thousands of acres with water. Flooding is expected throughout the week in several states as high water levels flow down the ...

Update: Farm, ranch losses from flooding could top $1B

U.S. 03/19/19, 10:04

The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):10 a.m.The president of the Nebraska Farm Bureau says farm and ranch losses due to the devastating flooding could reach $1 billion in the state.CORRECTS MONTH TO MARCH NOT MAY - The Elkhorn River consumes a section of western Douglas County ...

Aid agencies scramble to rescue people from Mozambique flood

World 03/19/19, 03:42

Hundreds are dead, many more missing and thousands at risk from massive flooding in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe caused by Cyclone Idai and persistent rains.International aid agencies and government officials are scrambling Tuesday to rescue families trapped by the floodwaters from rivers that have burst their banks and are still ...

Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique

World 03/18/19, 17:00

More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation's president said. "It is a real disaster of great proportions," President Filipe Nyusi said. Cyclone Idai could prove to be the deadliest ...

‘Angels of the sky’ offer flights into flooded Nebraska city

U.S. 03/18/19, 16:37

A Nebraska city walled off by massive flooding is getting a big lift from private pilots who are offering free flights to shuttle stranded residents to and from their hometown. Flooding from the Platte River and other waterways is so bad that just one highway lane into Fremont remains uncovered, authorities ...

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

U.S. 03/18/19, 15:32

Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger. About 200 miles of levees were compromised — either breached or overtopped — in four ...

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