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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 …

Surging Western U.S. Rivers Raise Drowning Fears

Massive waterfalls in Yosemite National Park and rivers raging in mountains throughout the western United States are thundering with greater force than they have for years – and proving deadly as warm weather melts the deepest mountain snowpack in recent …

Massive Snowfall, Flooding After Winter Storm Pounds East Coast

Millions of Americans started digging themselves out Sunday after a mammoth blizzard with hurricane-force winds and record-setting snowfall brought much of the East Coast to an icy standstill. New York and Baltimore began lifting travel restrictions and hearty souls ventured …

After Buffalo Storm Banks Asked to Waive Late Fees

New York’s attorney general has asked banks and utilities to waive late payment fees for residents in western New York who were affected by the recent snow storm. The storm dumped as much as 7 feet of snow on areas …

Upstate New York Residents See More Roof Collapses After Record Snowfall

Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight as another storm Thursday added to epic snowfall in western New York state. The three-day snowfall total reached 6 feet (1.8 meters) or more in the Buffalo area. Some areas received …

Climate Experts Say La Nina May Return in Fall

Climate experts say the weather pattern that helped bring record snowfall to the Reno-Lake Tahoe region last winter could return this fall. The U.S. Climate Prediction Center on Thursday issued a La Niña watch, citing conditions indicating a return of …