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COVID-19 Sweeps Away Matriarch in Flood-Ravaged Mid-Michigan

MIDLAND, Mich.–With floodwaters rising and his wife hospitalized with COVID-19, Kevin Hennig feared the worst — missing critical moments with her. “I was worried about the bridges and the roads washing out, and I wouldn’t be able to get to …

Affected Nebraska Residents Get Bad News About Dam Failure

NIOBRARA, Neb. — People who suffered losses when the Spencer Dam failed in northern Nebraska have gotten more bad news: A state law limits the liability of the dam’s owner. Nebraska Public Power District, which owns the dam, has said …

Soggy Alberto Triggers Mudslides, Dam Failure Concern

Mudslides triggered by the soggy remnants of Alberto forced evacuations below a dam and closed an interstate highway in the western mountains of North Carolina on Wednesday. Forecasters warned that the leftovers of the Atlantic hurricane season’s first named storm …

Safety Probe Warns California Dam Crisis a ‘Wake-up Call’

“Long-term and systemic failures” by California dam managers and regulators to recognize inherent construction and design flaws at the tallest U.S. dam caused last year’s near-disaster there, an independent panel of dam safety experts said Friday, calling it a wake-up …

California Dam Putting More Than 50,000 Homes at Risk

Days after thousands of people were allowed to return to their homes near Lake Oroville, Calif., more than 50,000 homes remain at risk of flood damage, according to analysis released last week by CoreLogic. If all of the homes located …

North Carolina Town Files $10M Suit Over 2010 Dam Breach

The town of Hope Mills, N.C. is suing to get $10 million to repair a dam that failed more than three years ago. It was the second dam to fail and empty the lake by the town. The first dam …