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Snowpack Melt Could Lead to Flooding Near Los Angeles

The threat of destructive flooding from a monstrous Sierra Nevada snowpack that supplies Los Angeles, Calif., with its water led Mayor Eric Garcetti to declare an emergency Monday to protect the city’s aqueduct system and the people who live nearby. …

China, Hong Kong, Taiwan Brace as Year’s Strongest Storm Looms

East Asian meteorological authorities issued warnings as tropical cyclone Usagi, the world’s strongest storm this year, barreled toward the southern coast of China. Usagi, upgraded to a super typhoon yesterday by the China Meteorological Administration, is expected to affect Taiwan, …

Tropical Storm Flossie May Become First to Hit Hawaii Since 1992

Tropical Storm Flossie, which may become the first such system to hit Hawaii in 21 years, closed ports as it pounded parts of the state with “dangerous” surf. The storm, with top sustained winds of 50 miles (80 kilometers) per …

Vermont Agriculture Agency Urges Farmers to Prepare for Flooding

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is urging farmers and pet owners to take precautions ahead of heavy rains that could bring flooding to parts of the state. Farmers are urged to harvest early vegetable crops in flood plain fields that …

Repairs Almost Complete on Massive Dam in Kentucky

Work to repair the massive Wolf Creek Dam in southern Kentucky is slated for completion later this year and the project manager says things are going “smoothly.” Don Getty told the Commonwealth Journal that the project, which began in 2007, …