Structural failures

Helmut Shea Kaukver III looks on from a boat alongside Tim Rockford Monday, March 18, 2019, in Bellwood, Neb. The men were returning to their neighborhood which was only accessible by boat because of floodwaters. (Brendan Sullivan/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
March 21, 2019 - 6:39 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency Thursday following flooding that left several people stranded and continues to cause damage and strain levees in several Midwest states. Parson's action will allow state agencies to work directly with local officials...
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Volunteers fill sandbags in preparation for flooding along the Missouri River in St Joseph, Mo., Monday, March 18, 2019. Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
March 18, 2019 - 11:53 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger. About 200 miles of levees were compromised —...
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CORRECTS MONTH TO MARCH NOT MAY - Anthony Thomson, left, and Melody Walton make their way out of a flooded neighborhood Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Fremont, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes in Nebraska and Iowa as levees succumbed to the rush of water. (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
March 18, 2019 - 9:39 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of homes have flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger. Many homes in a mostly rural area of...
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CORRECTS MONTH TO MARCH NOT MAY - The Elkhorn River consumes a section of western Douglas County Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Omaha, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes in Nebraska and Iowa as levees succumbed to the rush of water. (Jeff Bundy/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
March 17, 2019 - 6:09 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees, putting them in a situation similar to hundreds of people in neighboring Nebraska who have been displaced by the late-winter flood...
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Water seeps into the west side of town with sandbags lining the intersection of Ridge Road and Military Avenue in Fremont, Neb., on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The flooding followed days of snow and rain — record-setting, in some places — that swept through the West and Midwest. (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
March 17, 2019 - 3:02 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities were using boats and large vehicles on Saturday to rescue and evacuate residents in parts of the Midwest where a recent deluge of rainwater and snowmelt was sent pouring over frozen ground, overwhelming creeks and rivers, and killing at least one person. The scramble...
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Government officials from Standard Organisation of Nigeria examine materials used in constructing the building that collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday March 14, 2019. A Nigerian official says search efforts have been halted a day after a school building collapsed in Lagos with an unknown number of children inside.(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba
March 15, 2019 - 4:37 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Twenty people are confirmed dead in the school building that collapsed in Nigeria on Wednesday, and most of them are children, an official said Friday. Forty-three other people were rescued, Lagos State Health Commissioner Jide Idris told The Associated Press. The disaster...
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Government officials from Standard Organisation of Nigeria examine materials used in constructing the building that collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday March 14, 2019. A Nigerian official says search efforts have been halted a day after a school building collapsed in Lagos with an unknown number of children inside.(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba
March 14, 2019 - 2:49 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian officials on Thursday halted search efforts a day after a school building collapsed in Lagos with an unknown number of children inside. The death toll was eight and could rise. As some anguished families protested and sifted through the rubble for any sign of their...
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Emergency workers attend the scene after a building collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday March 14, 2019. Search and rescue work continues in Nigeria a day after a building containing a school collapsed with scores of children said to be inside. A National Emergency Management Agency spokesman late Wednesday said 37 people had been pulled out alive, with eight bodies recovered from the ruins.(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
March 14, 2019 - 5:42 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria school building collapse (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A Nigerian official says search efforts have been halted a day after a school building collapsed in Lagos with an unknown number of children inside. National Emergency Management Agency official...
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A child is rescued from the rubble of a collapsed building in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Rescue efforts are underway in Nigeria after a three-story school building collapsed while classes were in session, with scores of school children thought to be inside at the time. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
March 14, 2019 - 1:49 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Search and rescue work continues in Nigeria a day after a building containing a school collapsed with scores of children said to be inside. A National Emergency Management Agency spokesman late Wednesday said 37 people had been pulled out alive, with eight bodies recovered...
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People gather at the scene of a collapsed building in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday March 13, 2019. Rescue efforts are underway in Nigeria after a three-storey school building collapsed while classes were in session, with some scores of children thought to be inside at the time. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
March 13, 2019 - 2:12 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Emergency crews sifted through debris as night fell on frantic efforts to rescue scores of school children and others feared trapped inside a three-story building that collapsed Wednesday in Nigeria's densely populated commercial capital, Lagos. At least eight people were...
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