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Gale-Force Winds, Rain and Snow Lash Much of Northeastern U.S.

Gale-force winds lashed much of the northeastern U.S. on Monday, prompting tornado watches and flash-flood warnings. “Hold on to your hats!” the National Weather Service in Boston tweeted as gusts exceeding 50 mph and heavy rainfall bore down on a …

Tennessee Park Where Toddler Drowned Adds Safety Features, Will Reopen

Tennessee officials have implemented more safety measures and will reopen a state park where flash flooding swept away and killed a Kentucky toddler, officials said Tuesday. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation said in a statement that Cummins Falls …

State Help Available for Upstate New York Areas Hit by August Storms

Residents in New York’s Southern Tier and Finger Lakes region who were impacted by damaging storms and floods in August are eligible for financial help. Officials announced Friday that $13 million is available in the form of grants to homeowners …

Disaster Relief Approved for Pennsylvania Areas Affected by August Storm

Businesses and homeowners in Lancaster, York and surrounding Pennsylvania counties affected by flooding in August will be eligible for low-interest federal loans. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said Friday those areas have been approved for disaster relief to repair damage caused …

Disaster Declaration Approved for Flash Flood Recovery in New York

President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for upstate New York counties hit by severe flash flooding in August. The declaration signed Monday by the Republican will allow the counties to apply for federal financial assistance to cover the …

Maryland County Approves $17M for Ellicott City Flood Plan

The Howard County Council in a narrow 3-2 vote approved two bills on Monday night that will allocate nearly $17 million toward a controversial five-year flood mitigation plan for Ellicott City. The bills represent the first phase of a $50 …

Two Counties Declare Disaster After Pennsylvania Flooding

State emergency officials are working with local authorities to help with recovery from flash flooding in south-central Pennsylvania that led to water rescues and evacuations and prompted two counties to issue disaster declarations, Governor Tom Wolf said. “…Pennsylvania experienced significant …

Pennsylvania Governor Declares Disaster After Recent Floods

Days after touring areas of eastern Pennsylvania that were hard-hit by flooding, Governor Tom Wolf has signed a “disaster emergency” proclamation for the area. Friday’s move allows the state to ask for a federal disaster declaration and seek funding for …

Recovery Underway in New York Region Hit by Flash Flooding

Clean-up and recovery efforts continued Wednesday in several upstate New York counties where flash flooding damaged homes, vehicles and infrastructure from the Finger Lakes region to the Binghamton area. Tuesday’s pre-dawn downpours caused flash flooding that uprooted trees, inundated homes …

Flash Flooding Closes Roads, Damages Homes in Central New York

Home and business owners in New York’s Finger Lakes region were dealing with flooded basements after heavy rains caused flash flooding that inundated roads in several towns Tuesday. A state of emergency was declared in at least one county. The …