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Federal Grant Goes To Minimize Flood Risk in Wyoming City

The U.S. Department of Commerce has given Cheyenne, Wyo. a grant for a storm sewer project that should help minimize the risk of flooding downtown. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported the department’s Economic Development Administration awarded the city a $1.68 …

Louisiana Parish Says Hazard Plan Update Nearly Complete

Officials in Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish are completing their latest plans for dealing with dangerous situations the area could face. In a 2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan update, a committee focused on levee failure, flooding, hurricanes and tropical storms, saltwater intrusion, tornadoes, …

West Texas Battered by Torrential Rains

Torrential rains from the remnants of Hurricane Odile have battered West Texas, and police said on Sept. 22 they were investigating whether the death of a woman in El Paso was related to the flooding. Rainfall amounts across Texas in …

Judge: Michigan City not Liable for Post-Flood Decline in Property Values

A judge has ruled that Traverse City isn’t responsible for declines in property values that could be linked to officials’ decision to remove a northern Michigan dam. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports Circuit Court Judge Philip Rodgers effectively dismissed parts …

Arizonans Face Second Tropical Threat in Two Weeks

A week ago, Hurricane Norbert pumped tropical moisture across the U.S. Southwest, touching off record rainfall in Phoenix and Tucson that killed at least two people, flooded hundreds of homes and shut highways throughout the region. This week, Hurricane Odile …

Northern Missouri Hit by Heavy Rains, Tornadoes

A heavy rain storm has left much of northern Missouri facing low-level flooding and cleaning up mostly minor damage caused by tornadoes and high winds. The National Weather Service says 10 inches of rain was reported in Sullivan County near …

New Mexico City Seeks Assistance After $230K In Flood Damage

Alamogordo, N.M. officials say they plan to ask for state assistance for $230,000 in damages caused by recent flooding. The Alamogordo Daily News reported that the city will submit damage estimates to the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security this …

$35M in Crops Lost to Flooding in Arkansas, Study Says

A University of Arkansas study finds flooding that began in late June will lead to millions of dollars in lost crop value for Arkansas farmers. Farmers in 10 Arkansas counties are expected to lose more than $35 million in crop …

Storms Trigger Tornadoes, Hail, Floods Throughout Midwest

A storm spotter was hospitalized in Iowa on Sept. 1 after he was struck by lightning while watching a system that left swollen rivers, power outages, trees down and campers overturned. More strong storms rumbled through the Midwest on that …

Torrential Rains Bring Floods, Fires to Indiana

Residents in central and northern Indiana battled fire and water after torrential rains overnight caused widespread flooding on Aug. 22. Firefighters in northeastern Indiana were cut off from a blaze at an auto repair shop by three to five feet …