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Midwest Floods Hammer Ethanol Industry, Push Gasoline Prices to 5-Year High

The March floods that punished the U.S. Midwest have trapped barrels of ethanol in the country’s interior, causing shortages of the biofuel and helping to boost gasoline prices in the western United States. The historic floods have dealt a series …

Record U.S. Flood Threat to Last Through Spring

The deluge that devastated so much of the Midwest over the last week could be a preview for one of the worst years for flooding in the U.S., according to federal weather officials. Now flooding is occurring at St. Joseph, …

Devastating Nebraska Floods Threaten to Stretch into the South

BROWNVILLE, Neb. — Emergency officials in Southern U.S. states kept a wary eye on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers as massive flooding that killed four people and caused more than $1 billion in estimated damages to homes, businesses and crops …

`Recipe for Flooding’ Threatens Great Plains Wheat on Red River

As the Midwest recovers from record flooding, cities and towns along the Red River in Minnesota, North Dakota and Canada are preparing for a deluge of their own as the heavy snows of winter start to melt. Fargo, North Dakota, …

Rapid Thaw Wreaks Havoc on Pipes, Roadways in Midwest

Much of the Midwest experienced a rapid thaw after last week’s polar vortex sent wind chill temperatures plummeting below minus-50 in some places. But the transition to warmer conditions threatens a new set of problems. Ruptured water mains, leaky pipes …

Florence Flooding Concerns Worry N.C.’s Neighboring States

With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to the city of nearly 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes swamped by swollen …

Winter to Take Another Swipe at the Northeast This Week

Winter isn’t done with the Northeast just yet. For the second time in a week, a storm promises to barrel along the East Coast, bringing snow to New York and pounding coastal areas still cleaning up from last week’s nor’easter. …

Historic Homes in Houston Decimated by Harvey Floods

On a recent Friday morning Sam Scott walked through his Texas house for the last time. The Houston Chronicle reports he grabbed a dust mask from his car and entered through the open garage. The door had buckled during Hurricane …

Worst Global Weather Threat Isn’t Hurricanes

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration this week released its list of climate events that have had the greatest economic impact on the U.S. from 1980 to 2017. At $306 billion, last year’s sustained costs due to weather disasters was …

California Highway Will Remain Closed for Another Week After Mudslides

Crews working around the clock cleared boulders, trees and crushed cars from all lanes of U.S. 101, but California officials said Monday the key coastal highway would remain closed for another week after being inundated during mudslides that killed 20 …