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 that sit behind levees that were damaged by massive flooding ...

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 from reservoirs on the Missouri to be above average through ...

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 start falling in Jefferson City but first rose above its ...

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 Service confirmed that a large and destructive twister moved over ...

Dragging levee repairs leave riverside communities stressed

U.S. 05/14/19, 23:56

Communities that were flooded when levees failed along the Missouri River earlier this spring will likely remain exposed to high water for months to come, leaving displaced residents wondering when — or if — they will be able to return and rebuild their homes.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Leaders of 4 states hit by flooding meet again with Corps

U.S. 04/26/19, 19:48

The leaders of several Midwest states hit recently by flooding along the Missouri River said Friday they've received assurances from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the states will "have a seat at the table" when it comes to river management decisions. "That was crystal clear when we left that ...

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 at the start of a hearing examining this year's flooding.In ...

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 be the focus of a U.S. Senate hearing in western ...

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 Mark Lowe and his Nebraska counterpart, Kyle Schneweis, held a ...

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 it or relying on bottled water while officials work to ...

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 the Missouri River west of Bismarck, Police Chief Jason Ziegler ...

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 taxiways at the base, where water inundated nearly 80 buildings ...

Flooding prompts criticism of way Missouri River dams run

U.S. 03/28/19, 19:36

After this spring's massive flooding along the Missouri River, many want to blame the agency that manages the river's dams for making the disaster worse, but it may not be that simple. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says much of the water that created the flooding came from rain and ...

Flooding damage extensive in Midwest and more rain forecast

U.S. 03/25/19, 17:15

Floodwaters are receding across most of the hard-hit Midwest, but there could be new problems if the forecast for significant rain later this week holds up. Already the flooding along the Missouri River and its tributaries has caused at least $3 billion damage and forced thousands from their homes as ...

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 highway along the James River and later found the truck.The ...

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 and other parts of the state. The declaration makes assistance available ...

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