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Colorado Cleaning Up After Mudslides, Flooding

People in southern Colorado are cleaning up after heavy rain triggered mudslides and flooding and hail piled up like snow. Residents and businesses in Manitou Springs near Colorado Springs were told to evacuate because of Monday’s rain. Flood sirens were …

Mud Inundates California Burn Areas, 15 Dead

The death toll from the mudslides that struck Southern California climbed to 15 on Wednesday as rescue crews searched for anyone trapped, injured or dead in the onslaught that smashed homes and swept away cars. The torrential rainstorm that set …

Intense Storms, Flooding Wallop California

The tail end of a punishing winter storm system lashed California with thunderstorms and severe winds Monday after breaking rainfall records, washing out roads and whipping up enormous waves. At least four people died and several others were rescued from …

Hundreds of Evacuations in California, Nevada from Flooding

Hundreds fled homes as a massive winter storm packing heavy rain, damaging winds and lightning caused mudslides and widespread flooding in Northern California and Nevada. The Russian River in California’s Sonoma County and the Truckee River near Reno, Nevada, overflowed …

California City Misused Disaster Relief Funds, Audit Finds

A federal audit has found the city of San Diego, Calif. did not properly use $1. 2 million in disaster relief funds of the $6 million it received for damage from flooding and mudslides five years ago. The Jan. 25 …

Washington Wildfire Disaster Declaration Approved by President

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster exists in the state of Washington following this summer’s wildfires and mudslides. The disaster declaration makes federal money available to state and local governments as well as Native American tribes to repair …

El Niño’s Dark Side Could Bring More Trouble to California

A group of drought experts gathered in California this week, and it wasn’t long before the conversation turned to El Niño. They weren’t touting it as the savior that will end the state’s four-year drought. Instead, they were looking at …

Heavy Rain, Potential Flooding Could Come From California Storm

A Pacific storm will dump heavy rains across drought-stricken Southern and Central California, threatening the area with mudslides and floods. The storm will also leave snow across the Sierra Nevada mountains that may provide a start toward recharging the region’s …

Tropical Storm Flossie May Become First to Hit Hawaii Since 1992

Tropical Storm Flossie, which may become the first such system to hit Hawaii in 21 years, closed ports as it pounded parts of the state with “dangerous” surf. The storm, with top sustained winds of 50 miles (80 kilometers) per …

Meteorologists Warn Of Wyoming Burn-Area Floods, Slides

Meteorologists are warning of possible flash floods and mudslides in many of the areas burned by Wyoming’s numerous wildfires last year. Wildfires contribute to flooding and mudslides by clearing away vegetation that previously helped to retain rainfall and topsoil. National …