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Louisiana gov asks Congress for $2B for flood recovery
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday appealed to Congress to approve $2 billion in aid for his state        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Hurricane Katrina Federal government of the United States United States United States Congress Flood Tropical cyclone Federal Emergency Management Agency Louisiana
First day of county fair canceled due to flooding
RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. (AP) - Flooding in southwestern Wisconsin has put a damper on a county fair. The first day of the Richland County Fair was canceled Thursday and organizers say that hasn't happened in the event's 150-year history. The parking lot and a majority of the barns were flooded ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Water Richland Center Wisconsin Richland County Wisconsin Wisconsin English-language films Tropical cyclone Flood Weather
Flooding rains lash Mexico's Pacific coast
Heavy downpours cause floods in southwest Mexico ahead of the arrival of a strengthening tropical storm.
53 points by Al Jazeera English | Mexico Tropical cyclone Pacific Ocean Weather New Zealand Flood Baja California peninsula Storm
Ellicott City flood prompts call for nine-month freeze on development
July's deadly flash flood in historic Ellicott City is prompting Howard County officials to reconsider the impact of development on the area's waterways. The County Council will vote on a measure next month that would temporarily halt commercial and residential development in the Tiber-Hudson watershed...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Water Flood Hydrology River Water pollution Dam Surface runoff Maryland
Flash flood watch issued for southern, south-central Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Sandbags are in high demand as residents in many parts of Arizona prepare for possible flash floods from tropical moisture associated with Hurricane Newton. Watch areas includes Phoenix, Tucson, Sierra Vista, Nogales, Safford and Globe. According to the National Weather Service in Tucson, heavy rains likely ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Arizona Cochise County Arizona Santa Cruz County Arizona Tropical cyclone Pima County Arizona Rain Weather Flood
Ocean City under tropical storm warning as Hermine moves up Atlantic coast
Ocean City is under a tropical storm warning as Tropical Storm Hermine moves up the coast, with major coastal flooding and wind gusts up to 65 mph expected from Saturday through Labor Day.At the Ocean City inlet, Atlantic waters are expected to reach flood stage by midday Saturday. They could rise...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Tropical cyclone Atlantic Ocean Maryland Wind Flood Storm surge Storm Weather
Hermine moves east, leaving rough surf - and deals on clams
SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. - As vacationers began leaving the Shore over the weekend, fleeing a storm that never materialized, Mike Monichetti realized that he had 42,000 clams that weren't going to sell themselves.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | New Jersey Flood Tropical cyclone Cape May County New Jersey Rip current Faulkner Act Weather National Weather Service
5 things you need to know Wednesday
The biggest news to start your day.       
-1 points by USA Today | Tropical cyclone Flood Rio de Janeiro Flash flood Mexico Southwestern United States Huayco Baja California peninsula
Hurricane Newton hits Mexico, still a flood threat for U.S. Southwest
Hurricane Newton roared into Mexico's Baja Peninsula on Tuesday morning with winds of 90 mph, forcing tourists in resorts at Cabo San Lucas ...       
163 points by USA Today | Tropical cyclone Cabo San Lucas Flood Tornado Baja California Sur Mexico Storm Baja California peninsula
Coastal flooding advisory issued for Annapolis area
The National Weather Service has issued a costal flood advisory for Anne Arundel County until 5 a.m. Thursday. Some streets near Annapolis City Dock may be affected, with several hours of minor flooding expected on either side of Wednesday night's high tide, the advisory states. Dock Street and...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Maryland Calvert County Maryland Coast Tropical cyclone Chesapeake Bay Bridge Storm surge Chesapeake Bay Flood
Report: GPS placed car of California arson suspect at scene
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say a GPS tracker revealed the vehicle of an arson suspect was at the scene of a destructive wildfire about a minute before it started north of San Francisco.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Weather English-language films Tropical cyclone Arson Monsoon Water Flood Following
2 ex-Detroit principals sentenced in school fraud case
DETROIT (AP) — Two former Detroit principals will spend time in prison for taking kickbacks from a vendor in a scheme that defrauded the city's public school system of $2.7 million.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Weather High school Tropical cyclone Monsoon Water Flood Public school Rain
Vegas' Lucky Dragon hotel-casino to open in December
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is officially opening for business in December.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Weather Tropical cyclone Water Rain Cloud Precipitation Monsoon Flood
Flood fears renewed as another storm aims for California
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials are warning that residents returning to homes damaged by flooding should be prepared to evacuate again as yet another powerful Pacific storm takes aim at Northern California. Colusa County Assistant Sheriff Jim Saso said Sunday that floodwaters are receding in the farm community of Maxwell, ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | California Butte County California River Flood English-language films Weather Tropical cyclone Maxwell California
Flooding fears heighten as another powerful storm takes aim at Northern California
As Southern California dug out of damaging winter storms, there was growing anxiety in Northern California that another round of punishing rain and snow forecast for this week would further tax the region’s already strained flood control systems. Parts of Northern California are already on track...
67 points by Los Angeles Times | Southern California Flood Ventura County California Water San Bernardino County California Dam San Fernando Valley Saturday
California storm death toll rises to 5 as rain pummels Bay Area
Allen ConeFeb. 19 (UPI) -- The death toll in the recent powerful California rainstorms rose to five as the weather system moved to pummel the northern portion of the state.
1 points by UPI | Tropical cyclone Rain California Weather Cyclone Flood Meteorology Precipitation
2 dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter that would manage surging…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Flood Reservoir Dam Spillway United States Floodgate Dams River
California storm wreaks havoc, causes at least 2 deaths
Strong rain and forceful winds plowed through southern and cenral California, causing dramatic mudslides and flooding freeways.       
3489 points by USA Today | California San Bernardino County California Wind Storm Flood Tropical cyclone Water Southern California
Will the crisis at Oroville Dam become a catalyst for change?
Jeffrey Mount, a leading expert on California water policy, remembers the last time a crisis at the Oroville Dam seemed likely to prompt reform. It was 1997 and the lake risked overflowing, while levees further downstream failed and several people died. “If this doesn’t galvanize action, I don’t...
7 points by Los Angeles Times | Reservoir Flood Dam Global warming Water resources
Strongest storm in years moving into L.A. area
Strongest storm in years moving into L.A. area Feb. 17, 2017, 4:21 a.m. The strongest storm to hit Southern California in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds Friday. -- A flash flood watch has been issued for Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Rain Wind Weather Santa Catalina Island California Tropical cyclone Los Angeles County California Storm Flood
With big storm coming, here's how ton stay safe
Strongest storm in years moving into L.A. area Feb. 17, 2017, 4:21 a.m. The strongest storm to hit Southern California in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds Friday. -- A flash flood watch has been issued for Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | Flood Emergency evacuation Rain Water Safety Tropical cyclone Water pollution Flash flood
Here's the latest rain forecast
Strongest storm in years moving into L.A. area Feb. 17, 2017, 4:21 a.m. The strongest storm to hit Southern California in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds Friday. -- A flash-flood watch has been issued for Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | Ventura County California Southern California Flood California State Route 1 Tropical cyclone Tornado Kern County California Greater Los Angeles Area
Oroville reservoir level drops as storm approaches
The roar has quieted and the spray has softened, and all signs point toward improving conditions at the base of the Oroville Dam.       
-2 points by USA Today | Dam Reservoir Lake Oroville Flood River Water Oroville California Rain
N.H. dams not nearly as big a problem as the dam in California
The narrowly avoided disaster at the huge Lake Oroville Dam in California has raised the question of whether something similar might happen in New Hampshire, which saw a fatal dam collapse 19 years ago.“Anything is possible, but we really don’t have a situation like that,” said Steve Doyon, administ...
9 points by Concord Monitor | Dam Flood Flood control Oroville Dam New Hampshire River Manchester New Hampshire Grout curtain
Santa Clara County's largest dam on cusp of spilling over
Officials say a reservoir in Santa Clara County is on the cusp of spilling over for the first time since 2006. But KNTV reported Wednesday that unlike damaged spillways at Oroville Dam, the Anderson Reservoir is not at risk of failure or causing major flooding. County officials are warning nearby...
56 points by Los Angeles Times | Dam Earthquake Reservoir San Jose California Santa Clara California San Francisco Bay Area Flood California
Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps deteriorating
The conditions where people are camping to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline are rapidly worsening, and activists could be facing a serious health crisis, according to the governor of North Dakota and the state health department. Read Full Article at RT.com
320 points by Russia Today | Petroleum River Sioux Water Missouri River Flood South Dakota River Thames
California officials rush to drain lake behind battered Oroville Dam as new storms begin
Officials raced to drain more water from a lake behind battered Oroville Dam as new storms began rolling into Northern California on Wednesday and tested the quick repairs made to damaged spillways that raised flood fears. The three storms were expected to stretch into next week. Forecasters said...
15 points by Chicago Tribune | Reservoir Dam Lake Oroville Oroville California Butte County California Spillway Inch Flood
Old Inwood golf course will store stormwater
A defunct golf course in northwest Houston will be excavated to hold up to 370 million gallons of stormwater with City Council's approval Wednesday of an agreement with the county Flood Control District.
103 points by The Houston Chronicle | Water Dam Flood Hydrology Houston Municipality Thames Barrier River Thames
Evidence washed away but cracks in spillway offer clues to Oroville flood danger
Six months before rushing water ripped a huge hole in a channel that drains a Northern California reservoir, state inspectors said the concrete spillway was sound. As officials puzzle through how to repair Oroville Dam spillway, federal regulators have ordered the state to figure out what went wrong.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Dam Reservoir Lake Oroville Spillway Oroville California Water Butte County California Flood
No pending Oroville, but Michigan's aging, crumbling dams pose a risk
While not as bad as the situation in Oroville, Calif., Michigan has thousands of dams that are aging and pose risks.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Dam Flint Michigan Flood Emergency management River Val di Stava Dam collapse Traverse City Michigan Michigan
Officials ignored warnings a decade ago
Environmental groups warned 12 years ago that the nation's tallest dam in California was an imminent disaster.
2955 points by CNN | Hydrology Water in California Flood Water Lake Oroville Oroville Dam Dam Oroville California
'Core routers have failed:' Weather Service endures nationwide data outage
The National Weather Service is enduring a massive data outage Monday, which is "impacting customers across the nation," the agency said.         
61 points by USA Today | The Washington Post Failure Chief Technology Officer of the United States Meteorology Washington D.C. Tropical cyclone Flood Weather
Biggest fear at Oroville Dam: A 30 foot wall of water
Live updates: Mass evacuation below Oroville Dam as officials frantically try to make repairs before new storms Feb. 13, 2017, 7:26 a.m. "This is not a drill. Repeat this is not a drill," the National Weather Service said Sunday, urging people living below Oroville Dam to evacuate. More than 100,000...
2826 points by Los Angeles Times | Lake Oroville Oroville California Dam Butte County California Flood California State Water Project Oroville Dam Feather River
California dam water level drops after massive evacuation
OROVILLE, Calif. — Water levels dropped Monday at California's Lake Oroville, stopping water from spilling over a massive dam's potentially hazardous emergency spillway after authorities ordered the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people from towns lying below the lake.California Department of Water Resources officials are waiting for the light of dawn to inspect an erosion scar on the spillway at the Oroville Dam, the nation's largest.
-2 points by Boston Herald | California Oroville California Butte County California Lake Oroville Emergency evacuation Southern California Oroville Dam Flood
Evacuation orders for nearly 200K amid flood worries
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 200,000 people remained under evacuation orders Monday as California authorities try to fix erosion of the emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam that could unleash uncontrolled flood waters if it fails.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Oroville California Water California Lake Oroville Butte County California United States Flood Emergency evacuation
Oroville emergency forces several road closures that could snarl the morning commute
Live updates: Flooding threat at Oroville Dam eases slightly but evacuations remain Feb. 13, 2017, 4:19 a.m. "This is not a drill. Repeat this is not a drill," the National Weather Service said Sunday, urging people living below Oroville Dam to evacuate. More than 100,000 people were told to evacuate...
71 points by Los Angeles Times | Butte County California Feather River Oroville California Lake Oroville Flood Dam Yuba City California California State Water Project
Nearly 200,000 remain under evacuation near California dam
OROVILLE, Calif. — Nearly 200,000 people remained under evacuation orders today as California authorities try to fix erosion of the emergency spillway at the nation’s tallest dam that could unleash uncontrolled flood waters if it fails.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Butte County California Lake Oroville Oroville California California Feather River Flood Oroville Dam Emergency evacuation
Sacramento Mayor: Sikh temples open for evacuees
Live updates: Flooding threat at Oroville Dam eases slightly but evacuations remain Feb. 13, 2017, 1:23 a.m. "This is not a drill. Repeat this is not a drill," the National Weather Service said Sunday, urging people living below Oroville Dam to evacuate. More than 100,000 people were told to evacuate...
292 points by Los Angeles Times | Lake Oroville Oroville California Dam Butte County California Flood California State Water Project Oroville Dam Emergency evacuation
Gov. Jerry Brown issues emergency order to speed up state aid
Live updates: Mass evacuations ordered below Oroville Dam Feb. 13, 2017, 1:23 a.m. "This is not a drill. Repeat this is not a drill," the National Weather Service said Sunday, urging people living below Oroville Dam to evacuate. The evacuation was ordered because of a "hazardous situation" involving...
28 points by Los Angeles Times | Lake Oroville Oroville California Flood Dam Butte County California California State Water Project Oroville Dam Emergency evacuation
Saving salmon from Feather River hatchery
Live updates: Mass evacuations ordered below Oroville Dam Feb. 13, 2017, 12:22 a.m. "This is not a drill. Repeat this is not a drill," the National Weather Service said Sunday, urging people living below Oroville Dam to evacuate. The evacuation was ordered because of a "hazardous situation" involving...
41 points by Los Angeles Times | Lake Oroville Dam Oroville California Flood Butte County California California State Water Project Oroville Dam Emergency evacuation
Should Oroville Dam's emergency spillway have been strengthened years ago?
Live updates: Mass evacuations ordered below Oroville Dam Feb. 12, 2017, 11:50 p.m. "This is not a drill. Repeat this is not a drill," the National Weather Service said Sunday, urging people living below Oroville Dam to evacuate. The evacuation was ordered because of a "hazardous situation" involving...
64 points by Los Angeles Times | Lake Oroville Oroville California Dam Flood Butte County California California State Water Project Oroville Dam Emergency evacuation
Officials evacuate 180,000 near Oroville Dam in California
Stephen FellerFeb. 12 (UPI) -- Officials in northern California evacuated nearly 200,000 residents near the Oroville Dam after concerns a spillway could fail and flood the area on Sunday.
11 points by UPI | Butte County California Oroville California United Press International Lake Oroville Flood Feather River Oroville Dam Reservoir
Arriving to empty streets in evacuated Oroville
Live updates: Evacuations ordered below Oroville Dam Feb. 12, 2017, 8:05 p.m. "This is not a Drill. Repeat this is not a drill," the National Weather Service said Sunday, urging people living below Oroville Dam to evacuate. The evacuation was ordered because of a "hazardous situation" involving...
256 points by Los Angeles Times | Lake Oroville Oroville Dam Oroville California Oroville-Thermalito Complex Flood California State Water Project Butte County California Water in California
How the Oroville Dam situation became a crisis
Live updates: Evacuations ordered below Oroville Dam Feb. 12, 2017, 7:56 p.m. "This is not a Drill. Repeat this is not a drill," the National Weather Service said Sunday, urging people living below Oroville Dam to evacuate. The evacuation was ordered because of a "hazardous situation" involving...
466 points by Los Angeles Times | Dam Lake Oroville River Oroville California Flood Butte County California California State Water Project Emergency evacuation
Thousands forced to flee homes near California's Oroville Dam
Authorities ordered thousands to abandon their homes near the nation’s tallest dam in California due to a predicted spillway collapse.
2837 points by Daily News | Hoover Dam Dam Colorado River Flood Oroville California Lake Oroville Butte County California Nevada
Vital salt marshes disappearing as sea levels rise
Salt marshes are ecosystems along the coast flooded frequently by seawater. They provide a vital habitat for animals, such as birds, crustaceans and shellfish, and are important for their role in protecting coastal areas where people live from flooding and erosion.The U.S. Geological Survey set abou...
2 points by Concord Monitor | Coast Water River Hunting Flood Dam National Wildlife Refuge Marsh
Denver is about to spend big on flood-control projects — but will they leave Globeville dry?
Nine years ago, several elected leaders gathered on the banks of the South Platte River in north Denver to celebrate: a 320-acre swath of land finally would be removed from the flood plain. But for Globeville the flood protection promises trumpeted that day have been eroded.
109 points by The Denver Post | Flood Dam South Platte River Flood control River Platte River Water North Platte River
Oroville Dam operators open emergency spillway amid rising waters; officials say public safe
Capping days of tense planning at the nation’s tallest dam, officials on Saturday sent water down an emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam for the first time ever after the dam’s main spillway suffered significant damage. Water started flowing down the emergency spillway into the Feather River...
2783 points by Los Angeles Times | Lake Oroville Oroville California Butte County California California State Water Project Hydrology Flood Water Feather River
13 dead, thousands caught in flooding in central Indonesia
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Up to 40,000 people have been caught in severe flooding following days of torrential rain in central Indonesia, where the death toll from landslides on Bali resort island rose to 13.Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency said Saturday that incessant rains in the past five days caused rivers on Sumbawa Island to break their banks and inundate seven sub-districts in West Nusa Tenggara province.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Lesser Sunda Islands West Nusa Tenggara Lombok Indonesia Bali Sumbawa Provinces of Indonesia Flood
Ice jam breaks, allowing some Idaho flood waters to recede
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An ice jam that was blocking the Weiser River near the Idaho-Oregon border has begun to break up, allowing flood waters to start to recede.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Flood Water Cassia County Idaho High school Idaho Twin Falls Idaho Twin Falls County Idaho Weather