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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 …

20 Indianapolis Families Displaced by Flooding

The Red Cross says about 20 families have been displaced from their Indianapolis homes after heavy rains inundated parts of Indiana. The organization said in a news release that it’s working with fire officials to provide emergency housing for 50 …

North Dakota Officials Want Corps as Part of River Flood Plan

North Dakota officials are pushing the Army Corps of Engineers to make long-term flood protection for the Souris River Valley a priority. Local and state officials fear that any work they do on a proposed $1 billion protection plan might …

Communities Near Southern California Fire at Risk for Floods

U.S. Forest Service officials say those living in areas around a 49-square-mile wildfire will be at risk for flooding and debris flows long after the flames are extinguished. The Press-Enterprise in Riverside reported that the fire in the San Bernardino …

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 …