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Hail, High Water and Lockdown: Europe’s Fruit Growers Prepare For Tough Harvest

PARIS/LONDON, July 31 — Europe’s been eating more fruit under lockdown, by all accounts. The problem is, it could struggle to find people to pick it. The region’s growers are preparing for upcoming summer and autumn harvests of apples, pears …

Flooding Starts to Abate; 21 People Evacuated to Safety

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon National Guard troops aboard two helicopters airlifted 21 people to safety on Saturday, and authorities reported a 62-year-old woman who lived in one of the areas hit by floods was missing. Waters covering roads in flood-hit …

Hundreds of Barges Stalled as Floods Hinder Midwest Supplies

Hundreds of barges are stalled on the Mississippi River, clogging the main circulatory system for a farm-belt economy battered by a relentless, record-setting string of snow, rainstorms and flooding. Railways and highways have been closed as well, keeping needed supplies …

Mississippi Floodway May Be Opened for Just 3rd Time in History

A major barrier that keeps the Mississippi River in its current path may be opened for just the third time in its history, potentially flooding a large part of rural Louisiana and affecting refineries in the region. Rising river levels …

High Water Damages Oregon’s Coast Range Roadway

One victim of the recent storms in Oregon is a stretch of road in the Coast Range expected to be bypassed by the state’s most expensive highway project. High water in the Yaquina River eroded the foundation of U.S. Highway …