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Simulations Depict Tsunami Effects in Washington State

SEATTLE — State authorities have released new simulations that show how a powerful tsunami could overwhelm Washington state’s coastal and shoreline communities. The Department of Natural Resources says there are some locations around the state where residents would have very …

Tropical Storm Fay Leaves About $400M in Insured Losses Behind

Tropical Storm Fay managed to cause about $400 million in insured losses after coming ashore in Atlantic City, New Jersey on July 10 with 60 mph wind, even though it was downgraded to a tropical depression only nine hours after …

Michigan Village Starts Flood Recovery, Awaits Funds

LANSING, Mich. — Jenna Hulse was at work out of town as a nurse when she got a message from her brother that a dam three blocks from her house in the Michigan village of Sanford was failing. Six feet …

Already Braced for Covid-19, Towns Watch the Rising Mississippi With Fear

From her home window, Belinda Constant, mayor of Gretna, Louisiana, watches the mighty Mississippi flow by. Beyond it are the sparkling lights of New Orleans. She views both warily these days. New Orleans is a hot spot for Covid-19, and …

Flood Risk Heightened for California’s Mojave River Dam

LOS ANGELES — A California dam could fail during an extreme storm and send water flooding into Mojave Desert communities that are home to about 300,000 people, authorities said Friday. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it has …

Crews Assess Environmental Threats Flooding Leaves Behind

HAMBURG, Iowa — Driving along a deeply rutted levee, Heath Smith points to a basketball, picnic basket and pink Big Wheel. He drives past a massive porch. A boat and a semi’s missing trailer sit up ahead. He’s found a …

Thunderstorms Strike East Coast, Leave Thousands without Power

Severe thunderstorms blasted the U.S. East Coast with gusts of wind up to 50 miles per hour on Monday morning, knocking out power in thousands of homes and putting several states on flood watch, the National Weather Service said. More …

Montana Floodwaters at Highest Level in 100 Years

Montana rescuers pulled a man from raging floodwaters and authorities warned of dangerous debris being swept downstream as water levels continued rising Friday in rivers and streams across the western half of the state. The Clark Fork River in Missoula …

Army Issued Warning Before 9 Died in Fort Hood Floodwaters

An alert declaring all low-water crossings off-limits to vehicles was issued at Texas’ Fort Hood hours before a truck carrying 12 soldiers was knocked over by floodwaters last year, killing nine, according to a military report. The report reviewed by …

South Carolina Widow’s Suit Places Blame on Feds for Husband’s Flooding Death

The widow of a man who drowned in South Carolina’s historic 2015 flooding is suing the federal government over a dam that failed on an Army base near Columbia. Filed in federal court in late December, Lois McCarty’s lawsuit seeks …