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Lawmakers: Ida Damage Shows Need for Infrastructure Upgrades

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaken by haunting images of surging rivers, flooded roads and subways and other damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, lawmakers from both parties are vowing to upgrade the nation’s aging infrastructure network. As the deadly …

Rainy Season Unleashes With Fury, Beauty in US Southwest

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — After two bone-dry years that sank the U.S. Southwest deeper into drought, this summer’s rainy season unleashed with fury. Monsoon storms have brought spectacular lightning shows, bounties of wildflowers and mushrooms, and record rainfall to the …

Final Victim Found in Tennessee Flooding Disaster Search

WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP) — The body of the final person missing from a devastating weekend flood in Middle Tennessee was recovered on Wednesday, prompting the search for victims to be suspended as the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency …

Tennessee Flooding Prompts Biden Disaster Declaration

WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP) — President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration sought by Tennessee after record rainfall caused devastating floods that killed at least 22 people, according to a statement sent Tuesday. The action frees up federal aid …

Death Toll Triples to More Than 300 in Recent China Flooding

BEIJING (AP) — More than 300 people died in recent flooding in central China, authorities said Monday, three times the previously announced toll. The Henan provincial government said 302 people died and 50 remain missing. The vast majority of the …

Record Rain, Darkness: Seattle Braces for Floods, Mudslides

SEATTLE — Record rainfall and darkness has hit Seattle as a major storm begins to lift across western Washington on the first day of winter, though the region is still at risk for flooding, mudslides and avalanches. Friday became the …

Mississippi Residents Still Recovering 2 Months After Flood

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. — Frances Ivonne Brensdal woke up June 7 to find her Olive Branch home flooded after a night of record rainfall, which left her family and others displaced. She didn’t even know it was raining. “My neighbor …

Crop Markets Gripped by Bulls as Deluge Spurs Planting Chaos

Corn futures in Chicago are heading for the biggest three-day advance in nearly seven years as heavy rains and flooding roil American plantings, while worries are also mounting that some soybeans won’t get sown. U.S. farmers, which grow a third …

Incessant Rain Puts U.S. Farmers on Insurance-Deadline Watch

Kansas farmer Mark Nelson had until Saturday to plant his corn or lose the insurance that protects him from a drop in prices or yield. Instead, he’s hopping on a plane to visit his father in Chicago. Nelson is now …

Unceasing Midwest Rains Add to Wettest 12 Months Ever for U.S.

The rain across the Midwest and Great Plains that’s closed refineries, flooded streets and snarled Mississippi River traffic shows no sign of abating, adding to the U.S.’s wettest 12-month stretch on record. Heavy showers will fall from Texas to the …