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Tropical Storm Barry in Gulf of Mexico Barrels Toward Louisiana

Tropical Storm Barry formed in the Gulf of Mexico and could strike Louisiana as a hurricane Saturday, causing almost $1 billion in damage and worsening flooding in New Orleans. The system, which was about 95 miles (153 kilometers) southeast of …

Oklahoma Reels, Missouri Declares State of Emergency from Storm

Dozens of people were rescued from rising floodwaters and felled trees that smashed homes and blocked roadways in Oklahoma, as severe storms unleashing tornadoes and heavy rain roared through the central United States on Tuesday. Rescue crews using boats pulled …

Thunderstorms Strike East Coast, Leave Thousands without Power

Severe thunderstorms blasted the U.S. East Coast with gusts of wind up to 50 miles per hour on Monday morning, knocking out power in thousands of homes and putting several states on flood watch, the National Weather Service said. More …

Des Moines Buys 78 Flood-Damaged Homes for $10.5M

Des Moines has spent about $10.5 million to buy 78 homes damaged by June’s flash flooding, and officials hope the move will prevent future flooding issues. Most of the residences are situated along Fourmile Creek in northeast Des Moines, Iowa, …

Houston Recovers From Another Deadly Flood

As more than a foot of rain deluged the nation’s fourth-largest city, inundating homes, shutting down major highways and leaving at least five people dead, Houston’s mayor said there was no immediate solution. Heavy flooding has become nearly an annual …

Insurers Dealing With Flooded Homes and Submerged Cars in Texas

Suffering its wettest month on record, many parts of Texas are still recovering from the most recent severe storms and flooding. To date, Houston’s Hobby airport recorded 12.34 inches of rainfall while Sugar Land, located just outside Houston, recorded 17.79 …

Tornado Touches Down Near St. Louis

A tornado touched down in suburban St. Louis early Thursday, part of a strong storm system that caused flash flooding at several locations around Missouri. No one was hurt from the twister that struck University City in a densely populated …

Flash Flooding Causes Serious Damage in Northern Colorado: AIR Worldwide

Three days of intense rainfall in many areas of Colorado has resulted in severe, widespread flooding and collapsed homes, according to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide. The greatest threat is to cities along the Front Range, including the city of …

Damage From Flash Flooding Estimated at $6.5M

Officials in the New Hampshire city of Lebanon estimate that last week’s flash flooding caused $6.5 million in infrastructure damage. The city manager’s office released the preliminary estimate Friday after touring the damaged areas earlier in the week with state …

Flood Damage in New Hampshire County Estimated at $3.5M

Officials in New Hampshire’s Grafton County estimate damages to be at least $3.5 million from flash flooding this summer. Federal officials are determining whether the state will qualify for federal funds. On Wednesday, Gov. Maggie Hassan toured parts of the …