Changes might be coming in how we designate the severity of floods.
'The new norm': Water reaches major flooding stages along Rock River for third time in 10
JANESVILLE, Wis. - Barry Reddington has lived on the Rock River near Lake Koshkonong for almost 15 years. During that time, he's seen his fair share of major floods. "I guess it's the new norm," Reddington said. "Whether it's the changes in weather patterns, or if we're just getting bad luck, there's not much you can do about it. "In the latest round of flooding, Reddington's home has stayed relatively dry.
'Flood Resurgence Tour' Marks 10 Year CR Flood Anniversary
The CR Resurgence Tour will take you to sites that were hit hard by the 2008 flood but have bounced back.
Pearl City, Ill. fighting through fourth 100-year flood
The little town of Pearl City, Ill. is experiencing what their fire chief is calling a 100-year flood.
Army Corps: Mississippi dredging began before floods receded
LA CROSSE, Wis. - The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers says it couldn't wait for spring floods to recede before starting to dredge the Mississippi River because of the volume of sand that needs to be removed. Dan Cottrell is the Corps dredging manager for the St. Paul district, which stretches from Minnesota's capital city to Guttenberg, Iowa. He told the La Crosse Tribune that the Corps started dredging April 29. He says the Corps has dredged 160,000 of the 1.
"200 Year Rain" could cause flood concerns in NE MN
The National Weather Service is calling the heavy rains that fell yesterday in northeast Minnesota a 200-year event. National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Gohde says the most dramatic effects have been on the Nemadji River but that won’t be where potential flood concerns end. “We’ll have residual high flows for some time on that Snake River and the Kettle River.” Gohde says three to five inches fell across parts of Pine, Carlton, and Douglas counties.
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When '1-In-100-Year' Floods Happen Often, What Should You Call Them?
The Mississippi River is rising again as torrential rain falls across much of the Midwest. It's the latest in a series of storms that have flooded
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Impacted by Recent Flooding? Here’s how to Apply for Help
LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraskans in nine counties impacted by the recent flooding are immediately eligible to apply for state and federal disaster to help jump start their recovery. It’s as easy as a 20-minute phone call or a click online. President Donald J. Trump made the federal assistance available Thursday when he approved an Expedited Major [...]
Flooding causes concerns over impact on trees
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Heavy rains in much of Kansas have caused localized flooding in some areas this spring, and one of the results has been concern over the impact on trees. “There are three major concerns when it comes to trees and too much rain,” said Ryan Armbrust, forest health and conservation forester with Kansas [...]
Safety Tips for Storms and Flooding
O’Neill – The North Central District Health Department would like to remind us of safety tips for those affected by recent storms and flooding: If you walk in swiftly flowing water, you risk drowning—regardless of
Louisiana Flood: How To Help
Our thoughts are with the people affected by flooding in Louisiana.
How many pitchers will the Twins need to use in the Majors this year?
Last week the Twins claimed ex-Yankees pitcher David Hale, used him once in a long relief role, and then cast him aside all in the span of a few days. Hale was the 17th pitcher used…
How to Buy Flood Insurance
Every year more U.S. homes are damaged by flooding than any other type of natural disaster. Flooding can occur nearly everywhere – in high, moderate or low flood-riskareas. Standard homeowners insurance does not cover flooding. You can protect yourself from financial losses caused by flooding through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), administered by FEMA. A federal disaster declaration does not [...]
What's a Major No-No on Tour With Willie Nelson?
It might seem like anything goes on a Willie Nelson tour -- but there's on major rule.
At Least 10 Dead In Harvey Flooding
The dangerous storm continues to dump bucket loads of rain on southeast Texas.
NJ nor'easter recap: Top 3 flood event for parts of Jersey Shore
What a day, and what a storm. Major coastal flooding, 60+ mph winds, and 2+ inches of rain.
The 1997 Red River Flood: What happened?
The flood damage in Grand Forks was unprecedented but climate researchers say some of the contributing factors weren't that unusual.
Damage from flooding nears $10 million
Damage estimates from recent flooding in western Wisconsin are nearing the $10 million mark. Assessments continue across 13 counties, after several days of heavy rains left areas under water…