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In Soaked California, Few Homeowners Have Flood Insurance

ACAMPO, Calif. (AP) — On Sunday morning, Kyle Starks woke up to floodwaters that reached the door of his Jeep after yet another heavy rain storm drenched California. Emergency crews showed up with boats to float Starks and other residents …

Serbian TV: 2 Missing as Rains Causes Flooding in Southwest

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Emergency teams in Serbia are searching for two people who were swept away by a swollen river in a southwestern town, state RTS television reported on Thursday. Heavy rainfall this week across the Balkans has caused …

Warming to Make California Downpours Even Wetter, Study Says

As damaging as it was for more than 32 trillion gallons of rain and snow to fall on California since Christmas, a worst-case global warming scenario could juice up similar future downpours by one-third by the middle of this century, …

California Sees Extensive Storm Damage as Weather Calms

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Key roadways remained closed and officials estimated thousand of homes were seriously damaged in California as weeks of wild weather that flooded roadways, collapsed hillsides and toppled countless trees finally became calm Tuesday. Tallying the damage …

Explainer: Tackling Threat of Mudslides in Soaked California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Relentless storms from a series of atmospheric rivers have saturated the steep mountains and bald hillsides scarred from wildfires along much of California’s long coastline, causing hundreds of landslides this month. So far the debris has …

Sacramento’s Iconic Tree Canopy Turns Destructive in Storms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — On a good day, the sun shines in California’s capital city — and elms, pines, oaks and hundreds of other tree varieties fill Sacramento’s parks and line streets, fortifying the city’s reputation as the “City of …

Northern California Sees More Rain While the South Dries Out

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Storm-ravaged California scrambled to clean up and repair widespread damage on Wednesday as the lashing rain eased in many areas, although thunderstorms led a new atmospheric river into the northern half of the state. The plume …

California Storms Persist with Deluges, Mudslide Threats

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California saw no relief from drenching rains early Tuesday as the latest in a relentless string of storms continued to swamp roads and batter coastlines with high surf, turning rivers into gushing flood zones and forcing …

Soaked California Faces More Rain as Residents Are Forced to Flee

California faces more drenching rain as a historic drought has given way to flooding that’s killed at least 14 people, closed highways and sent residents fleeing for their lives. Wind gusts exceeding 60 miles (97 kilometers) per hour are expected …

Soaked California Braces for Another Deluge as Storm Batters State

A powerful storm with hurricane-force gusts is winding down after ripping across California, leaving behind power outages, flood threats and road closures just hours before another drenching is set to wash over the state. “It’s not like this is done,” …