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‘Atmospheric River’ Drenches Drought-Stricken California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful atmospheric river storm that swept through California set rainfall records and helped douse wildfires. But it remained to be seen how much of a dent it made in the state’s drought. The weather system …

Tropical Storm Barry Set to Dump Two Feet of Rain on Louisiana

The leading edge of Tropical Storm Barry’s wind and rain is reaching Louisiana, where communities including New Orleans are bracing for a downpour that threatens to inundate already-high waterways. As much as 25 inches (64 centimeters) of rain could fall …

Heavy Rain Prompts Georgia Flood Warnings

Forecasters are warning of potential flash flooding following recent heavy rain throughout parts of Georgia. National Weather Service forecasters said Sunday that recent rain could lead to flooding in streams, low lying areas and areas with poor drainage systems. Officials …

New York Rivers Getting New Flood Gauges

Areas along the Hudson, Mohawk and Oswego rivers will soon have new flood gauges to warn of possible floods. U.S. senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Friday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has set aside nearly $1.5 million …