Will higher Missouri River levels mean more flooding? Yes

U.S. 06/06/19, 13:46

The surging Missouri River is being filled with more than twice the normal amount of water from an upstream reservoir so more flooding is likely, and the heavy releases may continue for months.The flooding could be particularly bad in communities ...

Missouri River will remain high because of water from dams

U.S. 06/06/19, 08:19

The amount of water being released into the lower Missouri River from upstream dams will remain at a high level for several months because of recent heavy rain and remaining snowpack.The Army Corps of Engineers says it expects water releases ...

Floodwaters test sandbag fortifications around Missouri

U.S. 06/05/19, 16:30

The flooding Missouri and Mississippi rivers were testing sandbag fortifications Wednesday as surging waters making their way downstream rose to some of their highest levels in more than two decades in parts of Missouri.The Missouri River had been projected to ...

3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake Missouri

U.S. 05/24/19, 01:48

An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state. The National Weather ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Update: Agency that runs Missouri River dams criticized

U.S. 04/17/19, 09:21

The Latest on a U.S. Senate hearing being held in Iowa in the wake of massive flooding in the region (all times local):9:20 a.m.The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators ...

Hearing to focus on preventing more Missouri River flooding

U.S. 04/16/19, 23:37

This spring's massive flooding along the Missouri River unearthed bitter criticism of the federal agency that manages the river while devastating communities and causing more than $3 billion in damage.The flooding and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' actions will ...

Iowa, Nebraska leaders: Wet weather could slow road repairs

U.S. 04/11/19, 14:48

Iowa and Nebraska transportation officials said Thursday that they're hoping to have nearly all roads and bridges that were damaged by last month's flooding repaired by midsummer, but that a wet spring could hamper their efforts.Iowa Department of Transportation Director ...

Drinking water problems linger long after flooding

U.S. 04/04/19, 16:11

Several communities along the Missouri River continue to struggle to restore drinking water service weeks after massive flooding swept through the area.People who live in the affected Nebraska and Iowa towns have had to adjust to boiling water before drinking ...

4 dead in ‘multiple homicide’ at North Dakota business

U.S. 04/01/19, 17:20

Four people were found dead Monday in what police called a "multiple homicide" at a North Dakota property-management business. Three men and a woman were found dead inside RJR Maintenance and Management in Mandan, a city of about 22,000 just across ...

Flood-damaged Air Force base near Omaha reopens runway

U.S. 03/29/19, 11:19

A spokesman says a flood-damaged U.S. Air Force base in Nebraska has returned to full operation after its runway was deemed safe.Offutt Air Force Base spokesman Drew Nystrom said Friday that an assessment team also determined the flooding didn't damage ...

2 bodies in garbage truck pulled from flooded river

U.S. 03/25/19, 13:21

Authorities say they've found the bodies of two men whose garbage truck was found in a flooded South Dakota river.The men were last seen Thursday driving away from a landfill in Mitchell. Crews spotted a damaged guardrail Saturday on a ...

Update: President Trump grants Iowa disaster declaration

U.S. 03/23/19, 17:04

The Latest on the flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says President Donald Trump has granted her request for an expedited disaster declaration for 56 counties with damage from recent flooding along the Missouri River ...

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