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New Mexico Scientists Predict Wildfire Erosion Risks

It’s nearly impossible to predict when and where the next major wildfire will be and whether an ill-timed thunderstorm could result in tons of ash and charred debris being washed down the bare mountainsides once the flames are out. But …

West Virginia County Gets Flood Repair Funds

Emergency stream repairs will be done in an area of McDowell County, W.Va., hit by severe flooding. Flash flooding damaged roads, bridges and homes in the Bull Creek area of western McDowell County in early June. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin …

More Than 30 California Homes Damaged by Flash Floods

When the skies opened up with a vengeance, Michael Honer had a front row seat to the powerful forces of Mother Nature. In a house overlooking Bear Creek in the tiny town of Mount Baldy, he watched the stream flow …

Monsoon Rain Causing Flashfloods and Landslides in Sri Lanka: RMS

According to Nikki Chambers, hazards scientist at RMS, this week’s heavy summer monsoon rain has caused flash flooding and landslides in western and central parts of Sri Lanka. This event has damaged homes, affected an estimated 100,000 people, and displaced …

‘Village of Widows’ Struggles After Indian Floods

The Indian government still doesn’t have a final toll for the thousands of people killed in massive flash floods earlier this year, but in the Himalayan hamlet known as the Village of Widows, the loss is all too specific: 57 …

MEMA: Flash Floods Reported in 8 Counties

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received reports of damage from eight counties as a result of severe weather that moved through the state Tuesday. MEMA says minor street flooding was reported in Hinds, Rankin, Washington and Yazoo counties. Trees …

Floods Damage 100-200 Homes and Businesses in Missouri

Authorities say that flooding from heavy rainfall has damaged between 100 and 200 homes and business in the south-central Missouri city of Waynesville. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Dan Crain says the early morning flooding killed a 4-year-old boy when …

Monsoon Triggers Floods in India’s Himalayas, Killing 138

Air force helicopters and rescue teams searched for survivors in northern India after days of monsoon rains triggered flash floods and landslides, killing at least 138 people and leaving hundreds missing. Parts of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, the worst-hit states …

Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Midwest: AIR Worldwide

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, heavy rainfall, severe thunderstorms, and flash flooding tore across several Midwest states early last week, after moist air surged ahead of a strong cold front and low-pressure system. While the worst of the …

Indonesia Landslide Kills 6 Villagers; 18 Missing

A government official says a landslide triggered by torrential rain has killed at least six people and left 18 others missing on Indonesia’s main island of Java. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of the Disaster Mitigation Agency says nine houses were buried …