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Washington Atmospheric River Brings Threat of Floods, Landslides

The Pacific Northwest is bracing for flooding and landslides, while the mountains will see heavy snow and possible avalanches on Wednesday as an atmospheric river collides with Washington and Oregon. The Snoqualmie River near Carnation, Washington, is expected to produce …

Repairs Planned for Iowa Train Depot Damaged in Derecho

Officials in Marion, Iowa are set to approve a plan to repair the city’s historic train depot that was heavily damaged in last summer’s devastating derecho. The Marion City Council received a motion this week from the city’s Parks and …

Hawaiian Islands Avoided Direct Hit From Hurricane Douglas

Hawaii avoided a direct hit from Hurricane Douglas and the Category 1 storm was swirling just north of the island chain. The Central Pacific Warning Center lifted the hurricane warning on Monday for the island of Kauai, the final remaining …

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 …

Winds in the Sierras Reach 94 Mph Ahead of Big Snow Storm

Dangerous winds in the Sierra toppled a semi-trailer truck, downed power lines and closed a stretch of highway in Southern California on Monday ahead of a winter storm expected to bring up to 2 feet of snow to mountain tops …

FEMA Teams Assessing Storm Damage in Vermont

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is in Vermont assessing flood and wind damage from a recent storm. Vermont Emergency Management Director Erica Bornemann requested the preliminary damage assessment to determine if the state qualifies for a federal major disaster declaration …

Tornado, Hail, Snow Sweep Through California

The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down in a California field as thunderstorms swept through the central part of the state. Cellphone video posted online shows the towering vortex spinning Saturday near Davis. NWS forecaster Emily Heller …

Tornado Touched Down Near Portland, NWS Confirms

A storm cell that passed over Portland, Ore., prompted two tornado warnings after trained storm spotters saw funnel clouds north and south of the Columbia River. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that forecasters said the Sunday evening storm that created the funnel …

Hail and Lightning from Montana Weekend Thunderstorms Cause Damage

Some Montana residents are cleaning up after a series of weekend thunderstorms that brought large hail, heavy rain and strong winds that downed trees and power lines and damaged buildings and vehicles. The National Weather Service reports the worst damage …

4 Arkansas Counties Cleared to Get Disaster Assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says four more counties in Arkansas have been approved for disaster assistance as a result of damage from storms and flooding that began May 21. Heavy rains produced record flooding in the state, especially along …