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West Virginia Lawmakers Approve $85M in Flood Relief

West Virginia lawmakers have finished a brief session addressing recovery costs from deadly floods in June. The Senate adjourned Tuesday after confirming gubernatorial appointments. The House of Delegates adjourned Monday. Senators unanimously approved a bill Monday allocating $85 million for …

West Virginia Governor Wants Special Session to Address $300M in Flood Damage

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin plans to call lawmakers into session next week to cover West Virginia’s share of recovery costs after deadly floods in June caused about $300 million in damages. Tomblin told reporters Tuesday that the administration is finalizing …

Minnesota Towns Continue to Struggle with Flood Damage

Parts of east-central Minnesota are still trying to cope with floodwaters and subsequent damage nearly a week after torrential rains fell across a huge swath of the state. Kanabec County Sheriff Brian Smith told Minnesota Public Radio that communities flooded …

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 …