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Grounded Airplanes at Risk from Asia’s Tropical Storm Season, Industry Experts Warn

Airlines, airports and insurers across Asia are bracing for the prospect of unusually high damage as the region’s tropical storm season begins, as hundreds of aircraft grounded by the coronavirus pandemic can’t be moved easily. Major airports in storm-vulnerable regions …

Alaska Villages Prepare for Possible Flooding Evacuations

Villages in an Alaska region are preparing for possible evacuations because of an increased possibility of spring flooding. The state’s emergency operations center is monitoring melting ice on rural rivers in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, KYUK-AM reported. Entire villages may need …

Rising Sea Levels Could Double Extreme Flooding Events on Coastline, Report States

“Sea-level rise will radically redefine the coastline of the 21st century.” That’s from a new study that shows rising sea levels could lead to extreme flooding events in some U.S. coastal areas doubling every five years. The study published on …

Flood Disaster Declaration Declared for Oregon, Funding Available

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says Oregon will receive federal help for flooding and storms that happened in February in the northeastern section of the state. Federal disaster assistance will supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas …

Earthquake Risk Prompts Order to Drain California Dam

Worried that an earthquake could collapse a big dam south of San Francisco, officials have ordered its reservoir to be completely drained by October to reduce the risk of floodwaters spilling into Silicon Valley. The 240-foot high earthen Anderson Dam, …

How Draining the Reservoir Can Help Mitigate Flooding

Persistent rains have been pounding the Southeast, and a week ago, the Pearl River in Jackson, Mississippi, spilled over its banks, submerging a dozen city blocks in several feet of water. The river had crested at 36.7 feet—its third-highest level …

Judge Rules Army Corps Not Responsible for Harvey Flooding Damage

A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers isn’t liable to damage to thousands of Houston homes that were inundated by two federally owned reservoirs in the days following Hurricane Harvey because they would have flooded regardless. …

Arizona Flood Control Project Receives Federal Funding

Flagstaff, Ariz.’s mayor hailed a federal agency’s commitment of $52 million for a major flood control project, saying it will protect the northern Arizona city from potentially catastrophic effects of flooding from storm runoff while promoting economic development of currently …

‘Rivers in the Sky’ Causing Billions in Flood Damage in U.S.

Climate change is spurring a new, deep dive into a complex, little-studied weather system blamed for creating billions of dollars in flood damage across the western U.S. Atmospheric rivers are narrow ribbons of concentrated moisture that originate in the Pacific …

Storm, Floods Cause Damage at Washington’s Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park was hit by flooding and landslides that closed all roads to the park and damaged roads, trails and buildings. The damage throughout the park is expected to be revealed as extensive as floodwaters recede and snow …