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2 years 1 month ago

Flash flood fears for Hwy 24

In the aftermath of the Waldo Canyon fire officials are gearing up to prepare for potential flooding beneath burn zones, especially along Highway 24. Even years after the 2002 Hayman fire, charred lands still couldn't absorb rain; the result was a flash flood that wiped out miles of Highway...

3 years 2 months ago

Minot can't save homes from flood

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Officials in Minot and Burlington, N.D., say there's pretty much nothing more they can do but wait for the water to rise. Officials in Minot, the state's fourth-largest city, expect the creeping Souris river to become a torrent this weekend thanks to water releases from...

4 years 3 weeks ago

US Army begins relief missions in Pakistan

U.S. Army helicopters have flown their first relief missions in Pakistan's flood-ravaged northwest. An Associated Press reporter saw four U.S. Chinooks evacuating hundreds of people stranded for days in a mountain town in the upper reaches of the Swat Valley. A U.S. Embassy spokesman said Thursday the choppers...

4 years 2 months ago

Arkansas searchers seek victims

Another day of searching today has begun as crews try to find one person still missing after flash floods swept through an Arkansas campsite and killed at least 19 people. A torrent of water swept through the Albert Pike Recreation Area before dawn Friday and piles of tangled debris...

4 years 7 months ago

Rain falling across S. California as storms move in

The first of a series of back-to-back winter storms has arrived in Southern California, bringing rain that could total several inches by Monday night. Showers are expected to increase in intensity with heavy rains possible by Monday afternoon. Residents in communities below wildfire-scarred mountains are on high alert for debris...

4 years 10 months ago

Extra coffins needed in storm-hit Philippines

Authorities sent more than 200 coffins Monday to the typhoon-battered northern Philippines for the grim task of burying the storm's victims, including a family of eight whose house was buried under a torrent of mud. The nationwide death toll from landslides and flooding stood at more than 600 back-to-back...

4 years 10 months ago

Death toll from floods rises to 205 in south India

Five days of torrential rain have left at least 205 people dead and 750,000 displaced in southern India. Authorities say medical teams are rushing to the flood-devastated area today. The floods have submerged entire villages, snapped transport and communication links and raised fears of disease spreading in relief camps crowded...

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