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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 …

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 …