Floods

Wesley Mantooth lifts a wooden chair out a window of the home of his father, Robert, in Abilene, Texas, on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Many residents said a tornado struck in the early morning hours. (Ronald W. Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)
May 18, 2019 - 2:29 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains, leaving damage and causing few injuries, and parts of the region were bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding. Tornadoes touched down Friday in Kansas and rural parts of Nebraska, tearing up trees and...
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May 14, 2019 - 9:08 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Communities that were flooded when levees failed along the Missouri River earlier this spring will likely remain exposed to high water for months to come, leaving displaced residents wondering when — or if — they will be able to return and rebuild their homes. The U.S. Army Corps...
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May 14, 2019 - 3:24 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Overflowing rivers in Bosnia and Croatia have flooded dozens of homes and roads, putting the Balkans on high alert after 2014 floods killed dozens of people died and submerged large areas of the region. Several local communities in northern and central Bosnia...
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In this Wednesday, May 8, 2019 photo, a home surrounded by water on Lakeshore Dr. in the south end of Estral Beach in Berlin Township Mich., sits near the Fermi 2 in the background. (Tom Hawley/The Monroe News via AP)
May 10, 2019 - 10:50 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Iowa has reopened a flooded stretch of the Iowa Highway 2 approach to a Missouri River bridge that links southwest Iowa to southeast Nebraska. The Iowa Transportation Department says concrete barriers have been...
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Vehicles remain stuck in the flooded E. Knox Drive following an overnight storm Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Porter, Texas. (Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 10, 2019 - 4:51 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Schools shut down Friday in the Houston area after an overnight storm dumped heavy rainfall on the flood-prone city, though forecasters said the high waters were expected to recede as the storms let up. The National Weather Service said most areas saw about 1 to 3 inches of rain late...
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Trevor Clardy, 6, looks at flood waters outside his Pearl, Miss., Thursday, May 9, 2019. Strong winds, tornado warnings and substantial rains added to the flash flooding throughout Mississippi. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
May 09, 2019 - 1:13 pm
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Several people were injured when a possible tornado tore the roof off an Arkansas apartment building, part of a powerful line of thunderstorms that was dumping more rain Thursday on waterlogged areas throughout the nation's midsection. The severe weather moved eastward after...
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Children play in the Colony Bend neighborhood of Sugar Land, Texas, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Residents have been surprised that the water has not receded more quickly as it has in the past when the rain has stopped. More rain is forecast for the coming days. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 08, 2019 - 12:16 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Dozens of students in the Houston area had to spend the night at school after flooded roads prevented buses from leaving and parents from reaching their children. Most of the approximately 1,500 students at an elementary school in Cleveland, northeast of Houston, were able to leave...
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An aerial photo of Davenport, Iowa, shows Modern Woodmen Park, top, and the surrounding area covered by Mississippi River floodwaters, Friday, May 3, 2019. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds visited Davenport Friday. Several blocks of downtown Davenport were flooded this week when a flood barrier succumbed to the onslaught of water. (Kevin E. Schmidt/Quad City Times via AP)
May 03, 2019 - 5:19 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When the Mississippi River reached record levels 26 years ago, the overflowing water covered 400,000 square miles (1 million square kilometers) and caused dozens of deaths. This week, though, when the river exceeded those levels in parts of the Midwest, flooding was mostly...
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Ryan Lincoln maneuvers his boat through flood water at the intersection of Pershing Ave and E 2nd St. Thursday, May 2, 2019. Lincoln's employer Hahn Ready Mix allowed him to take time off from work to volunteer ferrying people back and forth to their apartments and businesses affected by the flooding in downtown Davenport. The Mississippi River is expected to reach a record level of 22.7 feet Thursday night. (Kevin E. Schmidt/Quad City Times via AP)
May 03, 2019 - 10:50 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The latest round of Midwestern flooding claimed at least three lives, closed hundreds of roads and forced residents of threatened towns to shore up threatened levees with sandbags as waters rose to record levels in some communities. The National Weather Service issued flood...
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Women wait outside a closed shop in Natite neighbourhood, in Pemba city, on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Sunday, April, 28, 2019. Serious flooding began on Sunday in parts of northern Mozambique that were hit by Cyclone Kenneth three days ago, with waters waist-high in areas, after the government urged many people to immediately seek higher ground. Hundreds of thousands of people were at risk. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
April 29, 2019 - 5:03 am
PEMBA, Mozambique (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique (all times local): 2 p.m. Mozambique's government says the death toll from last week's Cyclone Kenneth has jumped to 38 as flooding continues. The new toll was announced Monday as heavy rains continued to hamper efforts to deliver...
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