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Floods and Flooding

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  • Dozens die in Colombia mudslide

    Dozens die in Colombia mudslide
    An avalanche of mud and debris roared through an alpine town in western Colombia before dawn Monday, killing at least 58 people in a flash flood and mudslide triggered by heavy rains. Residents were stirred from bed in the dead of the night by a loud...
  • Des Plaines to buy, demolish homes in flood plain

    Des Plaines is set to receive nearly $3 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency to buy and demolish 13 homes in the Des Plaines River floodplain. Jon Duddles, the city's assistant director of Public...
  • Latest on severe weather: Injuries reported in Oklahoma

    11:15 p.m. A spokeswoman for a paramedic service in the Oklahoma City area says the company has transported 12 patients from a trailer park that was damaged by severe weather to local hospitals. Lara O'Leary with Emergency Medical Services Authority...
  • Ratings agency turns attention to Hampton Roads flooding

    Ratings agency turns attention to Hampton Roads flooding
    A major credit-rating agency has reached out to a number of Hampton Roads cities, asking about the effect that sea rise, flooding and increased storm activity may have on infrastructure, budgets and tax bases. The questionnaires, from Moody's...
  • Dakotas weather includes flooding, fresh snow, funnel cloud

    Flooding, freezing, fresh snow and even a funnel cloud. The Dakotas saw it all over the weekend and into the beginning of the work week, amazing even longtime weather forecasters and farmers. "To combine all of them together into one group — severe...
  • Newport News fire academy, part 6: Specialty teams highly-skilled for complex rescues

    Newport News fire academy, part 6: Specialty teams highly-skilled for complex rescues
    Editor's note: Reporter Sarah J. Ketchum is participating in an academy hosted by the Newport News Fire Department and writing about her experience. NEWPORT NEWS — Were you the kid with a chemistry set? Did you like to tinker with gadgets or...
  • Storm system pushes east after drenching Plains

    A powerful storm system stretched from Texas to Minnesota on Sunday, bringing heavy rains, flash flooding and the possibility of more severe weather. Scattered severe storms could develop Sunday evening in eastern Minnesota, western Wisconsin and...
  • Historic 2011 US and Canada flooding prompts water study

    Unprecedented flooding in 2011 in Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River, which drains the lake north into Quebec, is prompting scientists in the United States and Canada to begin a long process of determining whether anything can be done to reduce future...
  • Tornadoes strike Oklahoma as powerful storm system brings severe weather

    Tornadoes strike Oklahoma as powerful storm system brings severe weather
    A powerful storm system stretching from Texas to Minnesota raked the nation's midsection early Sunday, hours after kicking up damaging tornadoes in Oklahoma and heavy wind and rain around the region. There were no immediate reports of any deaths or...
  • FEMA to ask Sandy homeowners if they want to reopen claims

    Homeowners insured through the National Flood Insurance Program who think they were shortchanged for Superstorm Sandy damage are getting another chance for reimbursement. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin asking whether they want to...
  • Rare spring storm sweeps into Southern California, Arizona

    A second round of rain from a rare spring storm swept into drought-stricken Southern California on Friday, along with heavy winds and snow in the mountains before heading inland, where other states were also feeling weird late-season weather. In San...