storm debris News

New Florence Flood Forecasts Offer Good News for South Carolina

The last community in the way of Hurricane Florence’s floodwaters as they slowly flow to the sea got some good news Wednesday – the predictions aren’t as dire as they once were. Officials originally expected flooding in the worst areas …

Rare August Tornado Sends 30 to Hospital in Tulsa

A rare late summer tornado smashed into a shopping district of Tulsa, Okla., early Sunday just hours after it was packed with people, sending more than two dozen people to hospitals including two with life-threatening injuries, many of them from …

Mud Runoff Hits Homes in Southern California

Mountainsides stripped bare by a wildfire last year belched a damaging debris flow into a Southern California community during a downpour from a major Pacific storm early Friday. Rocks, boulders and mud swept downhill by runoff piled up to the …

Council Bluffs Residents Dispose of Tons of Storm Debris

Council Bluffs, Iowa, residents dropped off tons of tree and wet basement debris after the city offered to accept the items at no charge for a week following an intense storm. The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports the city offered …

South Carolina Town’s Residents Say State Missed Storm Debris

Four months after an ice storm paralyzed South Carolina, some Orangeburg residents say the state has yet to pick up storm debris from their neighborhood. The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports that residents along two streets that are maintained …

Cyclone Evacuation Kept India Storm Victims Alive

Agya Amma surveyed the pile of twisted wood and shredded thatch that was her home in this seaside Indian village. Like most everything else in Podampetta, it was all but swept away when Cyclone Phailin roared in off the Bay …

City’s Costs From Albuquerque Storm Put at $1M

An Albuquerque, N.M., official says a storm that battered the city Friday night could end up costing the city $1 million. The rain and wind storm downed trees in parks and other areas of the city while causing tens of …

Storms Contribute to Debris in Michigan Waterways

A massive pile of debris has clogged part of the Saginaw River following recent storms that brought flooding to Michigan, and officials are urging caution for recreational boaters including those going fishing. The collection of tree limbs, brush, marsh vegetation …

Tornado Debris Study Could Lead to Better Warnings

Photos and momentoes that were snatched up and blown hundreds of miles during tornados in the south of the United States two years ago are giving researchers new insight on how debris is carried by the storms and how it …

Crews in Alabama Town Continue Tornado Cleanup

Work crews in Auburn, Opelika and Lee County, Ala., are continuing to clear debris from a November tornado. In Auburn, city engineer Jeff Ramsey said city crews have collected about 5,300 cubic yards of debris so far. He estimates that …