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Researchers Warn of Heavy Rain, Droughts in Carolinas

Experts warn the Carolinas will face droughts and deluges in coming years. Scientists, farmers and water managers met in Charlotte this week to explore ways to deal with coming dry weather and the sudden flooding that the experts say will …

Thousands of Louisiana, Mississippi Homes Damaged by Flooding

Widespread flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi has damaged thousands of homes, and the risk of rising water prompted additional evacuations Sunday. At least four deaths have been reported in Louisiana amid the flooding that began last week, and the National …

Louisiana and Mississippi Hit With Unusually Widespread Flooding

As the Leaf River rose north of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 26-year-old Rebecca Bruce and her fiancé grabbed what they could and left the shed where they live. The water was more than 2 feet deep indoors when they left, she said. …

California Residents Using Drones to Map El Nino Flooding

Forget about selfies. In California, residents are using smartphones and drones to document the coastline’s changing face. Starting this month, The Nature Conservancy is asking tech junkies to capture the flooding and coastal erosion that come with El Nino, a …

Quiet Season Helps Florida Reach Record, 10 Years Without a Major Hurricane

While the typical Atlantic hurricane season features 11 named storms and six hurricanes, this year’s quiet season helped the state of Florida mark a big milestone – 10 years without a major hurricane making landfall in the state. The Miami …

Flames Not the Only Risk From Wildfires

California is on fire—again. About 130,000 acres have been scorched in more than 20 major fires actively burning in the state, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. But the flames are not the only danger. Post-fire …

Washington D.C. Sinking, May Drop 6 Inches by Next Century

New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, D.C., could drop by six or more inches in the next century—adding to the problems of sea level rise. This falling land will …

Tennessee Receives Disaster Declaration for Winter Storms

President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for several counties that were hit hard by winter storms in February. A statement from the White House says the declaration releases federal aid to help with recovery efforts from severe winter weather …

No Major Damage in Philippines After Typhoon Hagupit

Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power, left at least two people dead and sent nearly 900,000 into shelters before it weakened Sunday, sparing the central Philippines the type of massive devastation that a monster storm brought to the region last year. …

Mississippi County Looks to Offset 2011 Flooding Costs

Adams County officials will ask the Federal Emergency Management Agency to look again at providing money to fix a box culvert in a rural area that collapsed and made the local road impassable during the 2011 flood. Located in the …