Louisiana flood victims still waiting for federal aid change
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The month-long partial federal government shutdown likely further delayed aid grants to homeowners still trying to recover from the 2016 flooding, Louisiana’s top disaster recovery official said.
As many as 6,000 Louisiana residents who took out loans from the U.S. ...
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Officials in a South Carolina county are asking the state to spend some of its disaster money on permanent gauges to measure river levels.
Georgetown County Emergency Manager Sam Hodge says temporary gauges placed during Hurricane Florence’s flooding last year were ...
Greece: 4 bodies recovered from car swept into river
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say rescue crews have recovered the bodies of four people who were swept away in their car by a swollen river on the southern island of Crete, following heavy rainfall in the region.
The fire department said rescue crews located the car in the ...
24 bodies found after Zimbabwe mine disaster; search goes on
KADOMA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Searchers have recovered 24 bodies from a mine in Zimbabwe that was flooded after heavy rains, trapping dozens of subsistence miners underground.
Henrietta Rushwaya, leader of the country’s small-scale miners’ association, said Sunday that 23 of the bodies have been ...
Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming’s role
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When he took the job 15 years ago, Horry County Emergency Manager Randy Webster figured his biggest disasters would be wind and surge rolling over his county’s beaches, South Carolina’s top tourist destination.
Instead, his worries have shifted inland, where rivers ...
8 miners rescued in Zimbabwe; dozens more feared dead
KADOMA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Eight subsistence miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued, though dozens of their co-workers are still missing and feared dead.
Rescuers on Saturday pulled the exhausted, muddied survivors from the ...
Flooding from storm runoff damages forest recreational sites
SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — Coconino National Forest officials say recent flooding from storm runoff in the Sedona area of north-central Arizona damaged and closed campgrounds and day-use areas along creeks in the Red Rock Ranger District.
Forest officials say rapidly flowing water spread debris, ...
Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resorts
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Winter weather enveloping California’s mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile ...
GUERNEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on storms hitting the West (all times local):
Authorities have cancelled a flood warning for a Northern California community where a river fed by a fierce storm rose above flood stage.
The National Weather Service issued the warning ...
The Latest: Flooding closes recreation sites near Sedona
The Latest on Arizona weather (all times local):
A handful of popular recreation areas around Sedona are closed to the public because of heavy flooding.
Coconino National Forest spokesman Brady Smith says water moved rapidly through campgrounds and day-use sites ...
Trump sets limited disaster aid for 10 Mississippi counties
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump is issuing a federal disaster declaration authorizing aid to 10 Mississippi counties following flooding in late December.
Governments and certain nonprofit groups are eligible to be repaid for infrastructure damage, debris removal and overtime ...
Flood watches, advisories remain in effect Friday morning
Flood watches and advisories remained in effect Friday morning across a broad swath of Arizona due to runoff from heavy rain in some areas.
The watches issued by the National Weather Service for parts of central and southeastern Arizona were to expire late in the morning or in the ...
Numerous flood rescues east of Los Angeles
Storm creates chaos in California with flooding, mudslides
SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) — Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, trapping people in floodwaters, washing away a mountain highway, triggering a mudslide that destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year.
At least two people died as ...
The Latest: Paddleboarder dies in storm-swollen channel
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on storms hitting the West (all times local):
The storm pounding California may have claimed a second life.
Authorities in Escondido, northeast of San Diego, recovered the body Thursday of a man who witnesses say had been paddle-boarding ...
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KADOMA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Hundreds of relatives, community members and others on Thursday sat on piles of soil and rocks or wandered around at a site in Zimbabwe where dozens of artisanal miners are feared dead after rains flooded mines while they were underground.
About 40 people were ...
Flood advisories Thursday in northern, southern Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The National Weather Service is issuing a flood advisory for Nevada’s most populous areas as moderate to heavy rain is falling across the state.
The Weather Service issued warnings for parts of northern Nevada near Reno and in southern Nevada’s Clark County around Las ...
Ohio River flooding closes southern Indiana casino complex
ELIZABETH, Ind. (AP) — Rising floodwaters along the Ohio River have forced the temporary closure of a southern Indiana casino and its hotel.
The Horseshoe Casino in Harrison County closed Tuesday evening after floodwaters following recent heavy rains encroached on its property about 10 ...
Flood watch issued for much of Arizona as storm moves in
A flood watch was issued for a broad swath of Arizona due to widespread rainfall expected from a storm moving in from California.
The flood watch was to be in effect noon Thursday to Friday afternoon, and communities in the watch area included Kingman, Tucson, Prescott, Lake Havasu City, ...
West Virginia woman pleads guilty to taking disaster funds
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling thousands of dollars of disaster benefits from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after heavy flooding more than two years ago.
The U.S. attorney’s office says 57-year-old Pamela Taylor of Clay County on ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local):
Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for neighborhoods beneath fire-scarred hillsides in Southern California as another storm raises flooding fears.
Hundreds of residents in the Lake Elsinore ...
Road closures, flooding in Northwest due to rain, snow
SEATTLE (AP) — Rain, snow and flooding continued to cause problems in parts of Washington and Oregon, with several major roadways closed following more than a week of severe winter weather.
In Oregon, stranded travelers were moving once again on Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge by ...
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Levee weakened by heavy rainfall in northeast Arkansas
NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) — Residents of about 30 homes in northeast Arkansas have been urged to leave after heavy rains eroded a nearby levee.
The advisory for residents in rural Jackson County is not mandatory and the levee has not failed. But County Judge Jeff Phillips says he issued the ...
Forecasts call for wet weather, cite possibility of flooding
Forecasters predict wet weather across Arizona into Friday with heavy rainfall that could produce runoff flows into mountain creeks and streams and the possibility of flash flooding in desert areas.
A flood watch issued by the National Weather Service for parts of south-central Arizona ...
Thousands remain without power following Northwest storms
SEATTLE (AP) — Tens of thousands of people were without power in Washington state and there were concerns about flooding as snow turned to rain in many parts of the Pacific Northwest.
The National Weather Service reports that Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has received 20.2 inches ...
Southern Indiana town braces for Ohio River flood threat
UTICA, Ind. (AP) — Emergency management officials in a flood-prone southern Indiana town are filling sandbags as the Ohio River continues rising following recent heavy rains and forecasts of more to come.
Utica emergency manager Curtis Wells tells
Indiana faces icy weather, winds, flooding, power outages
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Parts of Indiana are facing icy conditions, potentially damaging winds, flooding and weather-related power outages.
Northern Indiana is under ice storm warnings or winter weather advisories Tuesday, while the middle of the state is bracing for high winds. Flooding was ...
Mississippi sues federal government over river flooding
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state of Mississippi on Monday sued the federal government, claiming a dam complex in Louisiana that keeps the Mississippi River from changing course is harming state land.
The suit seeks at least $25 million in damages and touches on one of the most sensitive ...
HONOLULU (AP) — A strong storm hitting Hawaii has knocked out power, brought down tree branches, flooded coastal roads — and even brought snow.
Snow is not unheard of in mountainous parts of the tropical island chain, but officials say the coating at 6,200 feet (1,900 meters) at a state ...
Strong storm pounds Hawaii’s northern shorelines
Task force to suggest flood prevention action in Dane County
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A task force is developing recommendations on how a southern Wisconsin county should prevent future flooding after torrential rains last summer caused lakes to spill over, prompting evacuations.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state lawmakers and conservationists who have seen a major drought, historic flooding and gigantic wildfires over the last decade are pushing to prepare the state for climate change, but if history is an indicator, legislators won’t be warming to the idea anytime ...
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — No electricity? Go to the movies — for free.
Consumers Energy says 2,000 free movie tickets, along with soda and popcorn, are available Saturday and Sunday at five theaters in Grand Rapids and Muskegon. More than 70,000 customers still lacked power in western ...
Crews will survey possible tornado damage in SW Indiana
OAKLAND CITY, Ind. (AP) — The National Weather Service says survey crews will be assessing storm damage in two southwestern Indiana counties to determine if tornadoes touched down there during Thursday’s storms.
The weather service’s
Grand jury finds no crime involved in death of jail inmate
OSHKOSH, Neb. (AP) — A grand jury has determined that no crime was committed by anyone in the death of a jail inmate in western Nebraska.
The jury met to investigate the Sept. 18 death of 37-year-old Candy Flood, of Sidney, at the Garden County Jail in Oshkosh. Flood was being
Heavy rains flood central, southern Indiana, schools close
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Heavy rains have inundated central and southern Indiana, flooding roads, closing schools and heightening the fear of flooding along major rivers in the coming days.
The National Weather Service reported nearly 5½ inches (12.7 centimeters) of rain fell Thursday near ...
Man’s body found in road earlier covered by high water
WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff says a man’s body has been found in a road earlier covered by high water from flooding.
Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader said in a release that a motorist called 911 around 6 a.m. Thursday to report a man lying in the center of Ohio 124. Reader says ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal funding will help repair flood-damaged roads in two West Virginia counties.
U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito announced $8.3 million in funding Thursday from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s public assistance program.
The money will help repair ...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Officials in Rio de Janeiro say torrential downpours and strong winds have killed at least five people and left a trail of destruction.
The press office of the Rio de Janeiro fire department announced the death toll Thursday.
Rio’s Mayor Marcelo Crivella decreed ...
1 killed, others rescued during flooding in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One person was killed and others needed to be rescued in Tennessee as pounding rains caused flooding.
The Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook on Wednesday night that one person was swept away and confirmed dead. Cheatham County Sheriff Mike ...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new opera revisits the Great Flood of 1913, a Midwestern disaster that killed hundreds, left thousands homeless, and destroyed countless bridges and businesses, but that also paved the way for flood control innovations.
The dark subject matter is well-suited to ...
COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — A lengthy ice jam is causing flooding in part of eastern Nebraska’s Platte County.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for southeastern Platte County, saying flooding is occurring on both sides of the Loup River. The warning runs through Monday ...
Ice jam forces evacuations in Michigan
DETROIT (AP) — Freezing rain left roads slippery, cut power to thousands of homes and businesses, and prompted officials to close hundreds of schools in parts of the Midwest on Wednesday, while flooding caused by ice jams prompted evacuations in Michigan and Illinois.
The National Weather ...
Warmer weather melts ice, causes flooding in Ill.
HARRISON, Ark. (AP) — The body of a man who, along with his wife, was swept away by a flash flood in late November has been recovered in northern Arkansas, a sheriff said.
John Villines’ body was found Monday along Crooked Creek after a resident notified authorities he had spotted what ...