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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 …

Texas, Oklahoma Flash Floods Destroy Hundreds of Homes

Record rainfall was wreaking havoc across a swath of the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee. Tornadoes struck, severely damaging an apartment complex in Houston, …

U.K. Officials, Insurers Discuss Flood Recovery

British officials will hold their first meeting with insurers today on how they’ll deal with record floods that have so far caused an estimated 600 million pounds ($1 billion) in damage. Cabinet Office ministers Oliver Letwin and Jo Johnson are …

Latest Drenching Closes Ohio Roads, Floods Rivers

A day of record rainfall has closed water-logged streets throughout Ohio and is pushing rivers out of their banks for the second time in a week. The National Weather Service says the Cincinnati area received 2.76 inches of rain on …