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More Residents Flee as Swollen River Feeds Flooding near Houston

Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties are bracing for more flooding along a river that has already reached a record high as more rain was expected in the coming days. Large swaths of suburban communities southwest of Houston were …

Record Brazos River Flooding Inundating Southeast Texas

Residents of some rural southeast Texas counties braced for more flooding along a river that is expected to crest at a record level just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought. National Weather Service meteorologists …

Honolulu Rail Project at Risk of Flood Damage

A group of residents is prepared to take Honolulu, Hawaii officials to court over the city’s multibillion-dollar rail project because of concerns that the rail could be vulnerable to flood damage. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported the “Do Rail Right” group …

Severe Hail, Wind Storm Mississippi on Heels of Severe Floods

Hail and damaging thunderstorms raked southern parts of Mississippi on Thursday as people across the state tried to recover from flooding earlier in the week. The National Weather Service counted 44 hail reports in 15 counties, with baseball-sized hail reported …

Summer Flood Repairs in Florida’s Pasco County Total More Than $100M

Pasco County, Florida officials have learned that flooding this past summer could end up costing the county more than $107 million in repairs. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the county’s Public Works Manager DiAnna Rawleigh told county commissioners Tuesday …

Summer Flooding Causing Damage, Evacuations in Tampa Bay Area

A summer deluge has flooded streets in the Tampa Bay area, forcing some road closings and evacuations, delaying airline flights and overtaxing parts of local wastewater treatment systems. Major intersections were closed Monday near downtown Tampa, snarling traffic throughout the …

Kentucky Governor Declares State of Emergency From Severe Flooding

Floodwaters that rushed through eastern Kentucky left one dead and seven unaccounted for as search teams combed the hilly Appalachian terrain Tuesday, with the threat of more floods bearing down on rescue efforts. Emergency personnel in the hardest-hit neighborhoods in …

Typhoon Nangka Continues on Course towards Japan: AIR Analysis

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide has released an analysis of Typhoon Nangka, which is currently a Category 3 storm “with a central pressure of 950 mb and maximum 10-minute sustained wind speeds of 80 knots (~106 mph 1-minute sustained). The …

Kentucky Sewer District Approves $1M for Flood Buyouts

The Louisville, Ky., Metropolitan Sewer District board has approved $1 million of a proposed $3 million settlement in an effort to buy out a group of repeated flood victims, while Metro Council leadership and Mayor Greg Fischer were making no …

Louisville Ordinance Prevents Kentucky Homeowners from Repairing Flooded Homes

Gerald and Nancy Barton are in a fix. After an April 3 storm flooded their Louisville, Ky., home, they had to tear out the floorboards and the bottom half of the wallboards. But they can’t get the permits they need …