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Western Iowa Community Finds Flood Recovery a Long Process

HORNICK, Iowa — For a year now, every time Bob Nelson hears a flood watch has been issued, he’s up and out the door, no matter the time of day, checking on creeks and the West Fork of the Little …

Electrical Transformers Pulled from River in Iowa

Authorities say a hazardous materials crews pulled five discarded electrical transformers out of the Boone River near Webster City over the weekend. Officials say they assume the transformers were stolen because they were stripped of copper wire and then dumped …

Missouri River Flooding Damage Bills Adding Up

Federal flood insurance has already paid out $43 million to help policyholders deal with the damage caused by flooding along the Missouri River even though the floodwaters haven’t fully receded. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says those payments went to …

Mississippi River Tried to Change Course During Floods

Since the waters from this spring’s floods receded, officials have identified places where the Mississippi River tried to carve out new channels and change course. From northwest Tennessee to Louisiana, the Mississippi tried to cut through river bends and remove …

Bus Falls into Swollen Indian River, Killing 12

An official says a bus has fallen into a river swollen by monsoon rains in northern India, killing 12 passengers. Government spokesman Amit Chandola says 29 people were rescued from the Tons river and hospitalized with injuries near Dehradun, the …

Arkansas Deputies Investigating Teen’s Drowning

Sharp County Sheriff’s Department investigators believe alcohol may have played a role in the drowning of a 17-year-old boy in the Spring River. Deputies say the drowning happened around 1 a.m. Saturday at the L.B. Access to the river. Sharp …

Train in Ohio Spills Fuel Along Tracks, Into River

A CSX freight train has leaked about 1,700 gallons of diesel fuel along the tracks and into a river through downtown Columbus. Fire Department officials in Columbus say the spill was discovered at about 3 p.m. Monday as the train, …

Corps: Mississippi River Flood Damaged Levees

The head of the group overseeing work by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says another floodway could be needed to relieve pressure on levees along the Mississippi River. Maj. Gen. Michael J. Walsh told The Commercial Appeal that he’s not …

Southeast Oklahoma Dam Classified as High Risk

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers classifies a dam in far southeast Oklahoma as extremely high risk, but officials say there’s no immediate danger the dam might fail and negatively affect those downstream along the Little River in southwest Arkansas. …

Dozens of Homes Added to Flood Plain in Waterloo, Iowa

Dozens of homes and businesses in Waterloo have been added to the flood plain on the city’s west side. About 200 property owners on a stretch from LibertyPark to the Cedar River are being urged to by flood insurance now …