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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Dozens of turtles rescued from Arkansas sewage plant

U.S. 04/24/19, 13:41

An east Arkansas animal shelter has rescued dozens of turtles from a wastewater treatment facility after they became trapped in sewage pond filters.Wesley Burt with the West Memphis Animal Shelter says the treatment plant notified the shelter last Wednesday and by the end of next day, about 75 turtles had ...

Trio of eagles caring for eaglets in Mississippi River nest

U.S. 04/15/19, 20:05

A nontraditional family of bald eagles is caring for three eaglets that hatched this spring in a nest along the Mississippi River near Fulton, Illinois.A webcam is allowing fans around the world to watch the interactions of the trio — two males and a female. Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River ...

For some river towns, flood protection is simply too costly

U.S. 04/08/19, 12:18

The window of the Bee Naturals bath-and-body shop offers a view out of a Mark Twain novel: The sprawling Mississippi River at one of its widest points lapping against a small-town Missouri waterfront as barges float by and eagles dart in the air above.But with a major flood receding and ...

More rain causes new flood worries along the Mississippi

U.S. 04/01/19, 11:30

A wall of rocks and sandbags is protecting scenic Clarksville, Missouri, from the surging Mississippi River as spring flooding swamps fields, threatens homes and temporarily shut down a bridge connecting Missouri and Illinois.Heavy rain over much of the Midwest on Saturday caused another spike in water levels along the river ...

Mississippi falling, Corps closing spillway near New Orleans

U.S. 03/26/19, 12:12

The Mississippi River is falling at New Orleans and crews have begun closing a historic flood control structure that diverts the river's water into a brackish lake, the Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday.The process could take about 10 days to two weeks if the weather remains good, Corps spokesman ...

Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months

U.S. 03/23/19, 17:09

Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary. Rainfall and some snowmelt spurred flooding in recent weeks that's blamed in three deaths so far, with two men ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Update: Heavy rains, melting snow cause Midwest flooding

U.S. 03/16/19, 10:47

The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):10:45 a.m.The National Weather Service says recent heavy rains paired with rising temperatures melting snow are causing flooding in the Midwest.RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT SURNAME - Tom Wilke, center, his son Chad, right, and Nick Kenny, load a boat out of the ...

More rain possible for rivers as Tennessee looks to recovery

U.S. 03/08/19, 18:23

Officials across the Tennessee and lower Mississippi valleys prepared Friday for more rainfall that could add water to already-overflowing rivers, while Mississippi officials ordered evacuations and closed roads as water continues to rise behind a levee.Gov. Bill Lee signed an executive order Thursday making it easier for Tennessee to recover ...

Update: Louisiana declares emergency for flood threat

U.S. 02/28/19, 18:39

The Latest on weather in the Deep South (all times local):5:20 p.m.Louisiana's governor has declared a state of emergency because of the threat of flooding along the Mississippi River and elsewhere across the state.Middle Valley Plaza is seen flooded in Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, after heavy rain overnight. ...

Update: Part of Mississippi closed as barges hit bridge

U.S. 02/27/19, 11:01

The Latest on flooding in the South (all times local): 10 a.m. The Mississippi River is closed to navigation at Vicksburg, Mississippi, after a 30-barge tow struck a railroad bridge between the city and Louisiana as rain-swollen rivers are spilling over banks across the South. Highway 465 in Warren and Issaquena County is ...

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