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Climate-Driven Flooding Poses Well Water Contamination Risks

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a record-setting Midwestern rainstorm that damaged thousands of homes and businesses, Stefanie Johnson’s farmhouse in Blandinsville, Illinois, didn’t have safe drinking water for nearly two months. Flood water poured into her well, turning the water …

Washington State Sees More Flooding, Next Storm Approaches

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Localized flooding in Washington state from another in a series of rainstorms doesn’t appear to be as severe as an extreme weather flooding event earlier in the month. People in the small communities of Sumas and …

Study: Drought-Breaking Rains More Rare, Erratic in US West

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the US West over the past half-century as climate change warmed the planet, according to a sweeping government study released Tuesday that concludes the situation …

Hawaii’s Rains, Floods Cited As Examples of Climate Change

HONOLULU (AP) — Heavy rains are part of the winter wet season in Hawaiian Islands. But the downpours triggering flooding that destroyed homes and bridges and set off mass evacuations on multiple islands this week are also an example of …