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Judge Won’t Budge on Start of Minnesota Levee Construction

Construction of a ring levee that’s related to a Red River diversion project around the Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., area must remain on hold, a federal judge from Minnesota has ruled. U.S. District Judge John Tunheim in May put levee …

Arkansas Lawmaker: Flooding Highlights Need for Levee Standards

Changes to Arkansas’ levee system after recent flooding in the state should be on the agenda if the Legislature is called back into a special session , a key lawmaker said. Republican Sen. Jason Rapert, who chairs the Senate Insurance …

Tropical Storm Bill Makes Landfall in Texas with 60 MPH Winds

Tropical Storm Bill came ashore on the Texas mainland this morning near Seadrift, packing heavy rains that will drop as much as 10 inches along the coast. Bill’s winds were 60 miles (97 kilometers) per hour, up from 50 mph earlier, the …

Storm Brewing Over Yucatan Peninsula Threatens Texas and Louisiana

The Atlantic’s second storm of the year may be developing over the Yucatan Peninsula, with the potential to reach Texas and Louisiana and flood Houston for the second time in a month. Thunderstorms moving northwest from the Yucatan along the …

Nevada Tornado Damages Businesses and Homes

A tornado ripped through the Nevada town of Hawthorne on Friday afternoon, damaging homes and businesses, causing scattered power outages and temporarily shutting down a highway, authorities said. No injuries were reported. The 3:30 p.m. tornado touched down east of …

Report: More Than 6.6M Atlantic and Gulf Coast Homes at Risk of Storm Surge

More than 6.6 million homes on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are at risk of hurricane storm surge with a total reconstruction cost value estimated to be nearly $1.5 trillion, according to a report released today. Property analytics and data …

Federal Aid Sought for 13 More Oklahoma Counties

Gov. Mary Fallin is seeking federal disaster funds for 13 more Oklahoma counties to help repair damage following flooding, tornadoes and severe storms in May. Fallin’s earlier request for federal aid has already been approved for individuals and business owners …

Texas Pounded by Weather Extremes in May

Even though it means the commencement of hurricane season, weather-beleaguered Texans are likely pleased that May 2015 has come and gone. Texas was pelted during the month of May with all kinds of violent and deadly weather, including hail storms, …

President Signs Disaster Declaration for Texas Counties as Claims Mount

A disaster declaration signed by Pres. Barak Obama will help citizens in Harris, Hays and Van Zandt counties in Texas as they begin to recover from violent storm systems that brought tornadoes, high winds and massive flooding in May. The …

Oklahoma Governor Seeks to Expedite Repair of Roads, Bridges

With widespread damage to roads and bridges as a result of recent flooding, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is seeking expedited bidding for county infrastructure projects. Fallin said the full extent of the county-level flooding damage is still unknown since many …