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Plagued by Drought, California Prepares For El Niño Storms

While drought-plagued California is eager for rain, the forecast of a potentially Godzilla-like El Niño event has communities clearing out debris basins, urging residents to stock up on emergency supplies and even talking about how a deluge could affect the 50th Super …

Typhoon Goni Makes Landfall on Japan, Causing Injuries, Evacuations

Typhoon Goni made landfall on Japan’s southernmost main island of Kyushu, causing injuries and prompting evacuation orders. Cancellations of airline and train service affected thousands of people. Goni, which had been the strength of a category 3 hurricane, came ashore in …

Study: Ventura, Oxnard in California Could be at Greater Tsunami Risk

A study says two California coastal cities are at greater risk from tsunamis than previously thought. The study released last week by the American Geophysical Union examined the flooding risk if earthquake faults in the Santa Barbara Channel area ruptured. Coastal …

Utah City’s Basements Flood After Large Reservoir Leak

Residents of Ogden, Utah have been facing flooded basements since June, but the area-irrigation water supplier may have found the problem: a leak in a nearby reservoir. The Standard-Examiner reported that the general manager of Pineview Water Systems says crews …

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 …

Colorado Asks for Major Disaster Declaration in Wake of Spring Floods

Colorado asked federal disaster managers for a major disaster declaration in the wake of severe weather and flooding this spring and early summer that impacted 11 counties. The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management submitted their request in …

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 …

West Virginia Declares State of Emergency After Severe Flooding in 3 Counties

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency July 13 for Braxton, Webster and Wood counties after severe flooding. The state of emergency seeks to address the rockslides, mudslides and severe flooding that resulted from heavy rain …

High Winds, Tornadoes Damage Parts of Midwest

Several Midwest states have been hit with damaging winds, tornadoes and flooding over the past several days. Forecasters say at least four unconfirmed tornadoes may touched down in western Minnesota when strong storms moved through the state. In Indiana, residents …

Wyoming Gets Federal Disaster Declaration After June Flooding

Wyoming homes and businesses damaged by flooding in Niobrara and Johnson counties can seek federal aid thanks to a federal disaster declaration. President Barack Obama has approved a federal disaster declaration requested by Gov. Matt Mead, according to the Federal Emergency …