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A Gusty Northeast Cleans Up After Storm for the Record Books

BOSTON — A record-breaking autumn storm plunged hundreds of thousands of people into the dark, toppled trees, canceled schools and delayed trains in the Northeast, while persistent winds Thursday hampered efforts to clean up and restore power. The nor’easter brought …

Nor’easter Steering Toward New York City With Flooding Rainfall

A nor’easter barreling up the East Coast is aiming to soak the New York metro region starting around 4 p.m. today, whipping coastal areas with high winds and dropping a wet blanket on the baseball playoff game between the Yankees …

Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana Face Flood of ‘Historic Magnitude’

Thousands of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana residents braced for more flooding on Wednesday, and some evacuated their homes, as forecasts of further rain drove fears that decades-old levees girding the Arkansas River may not hold. More than a week of …

Trial to Determine if Government Liable for Harvey Flooding

HOUSTON — Residents seeking compensation after their Houston-area homes and businesses were flooded by two federally owned reservoirs during Hurricane Harvey say authorities knew for decades that such an inundation was inevitable but did nothing to prevent it, an attorney …

Bulging Rivers Spread in Midwest as Snow Adds to Flood Danger

The deluge that devastated so much of Nebraska is now moving downstream to threaten cities in Missouri and Kansas as the flood bulge makes its way toward the Mississippi River. Major flooding is occurring at St. Joseph, Missouri, with waters …

Florida’s Dry While Rest of U.S. is Wet

Spring dumped so much rain on the U.S. that most of the country is drought-free for the first time in decades. But in parched Florida and Georgia, wildfires have destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres of forests and pastureland. There’s …

Rain a Relief for States After Extended Drought

More drought-relieving rainfall is expected from Friday through the weekend in the United States crop belt, which is slowly recovering soil moisture after suffering the worst dry spell in decades last year. Agricultural meteorologists said wet weather is forecast for …

Some U.S. Crops Get Welcome Drink Amid Devastating Drought

Rain will fall early this week in the northern U.S. Midwest, with from 1 to 2 inches expected across a broad parched swath of corn and soybean land roughly north of Interstate 80, an agricultural meteorologist predicted Monday. “It’s good …

Insured Losses from Tropical Storm Talas Estimated Between $150M to $600M

Insured losses from Tropical Storm Talas will be range between $150 million and $600 million, according to Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide. Talas is the season’s 12th named storm, the seventh severe tropical storm and the fifth typhoon of the …

Floating Cars Result of South Dakota City Storm

Sioux Falls is drying out from a storm that dumped nearly 6 inches of rain on the city. The Argus-Leader reports that the record rain came in just over two hours on Wednesday morning. Police say they received reports of …