Floods

Wesley Mantooth lifts a wooden chair out a window of the home of his father, Robert, in Abilene, Texas, on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Many residents said a tornado struck in the early morning hours. (Ronald W. Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)
May 18, 2019 - 6:47 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains, leaving damage and causing few injuries, and parts of the region were bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF2 twister Saturday morning with winds up to 130 mph (...
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The Capitol is seen in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 14, 2019 - 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are signaling a willingness to include major elements of President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request for humanitarian and security needs on the U.S.-Mexico border in an unrelated, widely backed disaster aid bill that appears to finally be breaking free of...
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A man walks in front of a his flooded home in Banja Luka, Bosnia, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Overflowing rivers in Bosnia and Croatia have flooded dozens of homes and roads, putting the Balkans on high alert after 2014 floods killed dozens of people died and submerged large areas of the region. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)
May 14, 2019 - 8:54 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Homes and roads have been flooded in parts of Bosnia after rivers broke their banks following heavy rains, triggering concerns Tuesday of a repeat of floods five years ago when dozens died. Bosnian media reported that rescuers are searching for a 6-year-old boy...
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In this Wednesday, May 8, 2019 photo, a home surrounded by water on Lakeshore Dr. in the south end of Estral Beach in Berlin Township Mich., sits near the Fermi 2 in the background. (Tom Hawley/The Monroe News via AP)
May 10, 2019 - 1:50 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Iowa has reopened a flooded stretch of the Iowa Highway 2 approach to a Missouri River bridge that links southwest Iowa to southeast Nebraska. The Iowa Transportation Department says concrete barriers have been...
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May 10, 2019 - 12:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases. Democrats controlling the chamber are trying to dislodge the legislation from a Senate logjam over aid to...
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Houston Astros fans take cover under umbrellas as heavy rain leaks into Minute Maid Park during the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Astros and Texas Rangers on Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 10, 2019 - 12:30 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Schools shut down Friday around flood-prone Houston after an overnight storm dumped heavy rainfall on the nation's fourth-largest city, though forecasters said the high waters were expected to recede as the storms let up. The National Weather Service said most areas saw about 1 to 3...
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Trevor Clardy, 6, looks at flood waters outside his Pearl, Miss., Thursday, May 9, 2019. Strong winds, tornado warnings and substantial rains added to the flash flooding throughout Mississippi. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
May 09, 2019 - 6:29 pm
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Several people were injured when a tornado damaged two apartment complexes in Arkansas, part of a powerful line of thunderstorms that was dumping more rain Thursday on waterlogged areas throughout the nation's midsection. The severe weather moved eastward after forcing...
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Barbara Moore, left, and her granddaughter Amaya Ward, 7, fill sandbags with other volunteers at the Cherokee Lakes Campground in O'Fallon, Mo., Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The levee at the campground began leaking around 3 a.m. and the owners of the campground put out a call to friends and volunteers to come help fill sandbags to shore up the levee to keep it from failing. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
May 08, 2019 - 4:28 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rain swamping the nation's midsection forced people from their homes in Kansas, stranded dozens of Texas children at school overnight and strained levees along the surging Mississippi River in Illinois, Missouri and elsewhere Wednesday prompting yet more flash flood concerns...
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An aerial photo of Davenport, Iowa, shows Modern Woodmen Park, top, and the surrounding area covered by Mississippi River floodwaters, Friday, May 3, 2019. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds visited Davenport Friday. Several blocks of downtown Davenport were flooded this week when a flood barrier succumbed to the onslaught of water. (Kevin E. Schmidt/Quad City Times via AP)
May 03, 2019 - 8:19 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When the Mississippi River reached record levels 26 years ago, the overflowing water covered 400,000 square miles (1 million square kilometers) and caused dozens of deaths. This week, though, when the river exceeded those levels in parts of the Midwest, flooding was mostly...
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Ryan Lincoln maneuvers his boat through flood water at the intersection of Pershing Ave and E 2nd St. Thursday, May 2, 2019. Lincoln's employer Hahn Ready Mix allowed him to take time off from work to volunteer ferrying people back and forth to their apartments and businesses affected by the flooding in downtown Davenport. The Mississippi River is expected to reach a record level of 22.7 feet Thursday night. (Kevin E. Schmidt/Quad City Times via AP)
May 03, 2019 - 5:10 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The latest round of Midwestern flooding claimed at least four lives, closed hundreds of roads and forced residents of river towns to shore up threatened levees with sandbags as waters rose to and near record levels in some communities. The National Weather Service issued flood...
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