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Oroville Dam flood danger recedes; state criticized for spending on rail, illegals

Monday, February 13th, 2017 8:13am MST

The flood danger from the Oroville Dam receded Monday, but California was hit by a wave of criticism for failing to heed warnings about risks to the spillway at a time when the state spent generously on illegal immigrants and high-speed rail. California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, came under fire amid reports that federal […]

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North Korea Floods Kill 133, Displace 107,000: U.N.

Monday, September 12th, 2016 10:18am MST

More than 130 people have died and 107,000 have been forced to flee their homes in North Korea after flooding near the border with China and Russia, according to the United Nations. Flooding of the Tumen River in the country’s northeast has killed 133 people and left 395 missing, said a U.N. statement dated Sunday, […]

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Adoring press detail Obama’s golf, vacation while Louisiana is underwater

Thursday, August 18th, 2016 9:22am MST

Three days of heavy downpours have brought historic flooding to Louisiana, where 30 parishes have declared to be a disaster, and the death toll has climbed to 13. The U.S. Coast Guard and other first responders rescued more than 20,000 people over the weekend, as the massive flooding inundated areas in and around Baton Rouge. […]

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Obama: Mississippi Flooding an Official Disaster

Monday, January 4th, 2016 6:41pm MST

President Barack Obama declared on Monday afternoon that the flooding and tornadoes that hit Mississippi in late December constitute an official major disaster. The declaration frees up federal dollars to go toward aiding five particularly storm-struck areas in the state: Benton, Coahoma, Marshall, Quitman and Tippah counties. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant expressed gratitude to Obama […]

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Worst floods for 70 years swamp northern England

Monday, December 28th, 2015 3:32am MST

Parts of northern England are suffering their worst floods in more than 70 years with weeks of heavy rain leaving vast areas under water on both sides of the Pennines mountains. British Prime Minister David Cameron has sent in 500 soldiers to help the exhausted residents and emergency workers. A further 1,000 troops remain on […]

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At Least 6 Dead In Southern Utah Flash Flood

Monday, September 14th, 2015 7:52pm MST

At least six people were dead and several others were missing after heavy rains in southern Utah triggered flash flooding, authorities said Monday night. Those missing are reportedly from Colorado City and Hildale area, near the Utah-Arizona border. Hildale officials reportedly said that a flash flood washed two vehicles off the road at Canyon Street […]

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Drive into the mountains brings stark reminders of Colorado’s September 2013 floods

Sunday, May 4th, 2014 3:27pm MST

We went for a drive through Estes Park and into Rocky Mountain National Park yesterday.  Always beautiful but now, a bit more dramatic for other reasons.   The devastation from last year’s floods are still very visible and while much has done rebuilding, much more needs to be done.  Here you can see what is […]

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Video: NASA showcases weather and climate events of 2013 as seen from space

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 1:01pm MST

A stunning video released by NASA this week provides a bird’s eye view of some of the Earth’s most significant weather and climate events of last year. Using images and movies from satellites and the International Space Station, scenes from across the globe are shown in the video titled “Earth from Orbit 2013.” Colorado and […]

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Video captures virtually impassable US 34 near Drake following flooding

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 5:58pm MST

[pe2-image src=”http://lh4.ggpht.com/-ay57f6lobfs/Uki4iBmH3II/AAAAAAAAAv0/-rN3zB9mnJw/s144-c-o/co-drake.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/108306177534978229224/September2013ColoradoSFloods?authkey=Gv1sRgCOa7nK-5oPKyvQE#5929191804116655234″ caption=”US.34 near Drake is siimply no longer in existence in the wake of the flooding. Image taken September 28, 2013. (Loveland Fire Rescue Authority)” type=”image” alt=”co-drake.jpg” pe2_single_image_size=”w300″ ] Recovery following Colorado’s devastating floods will be a painstaking process that takes months and years.  New video showcases one, small part of the destruction […]

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Before and after: NASA satellite imagery reveals flood damage in Colorado

Friday, September 20th, 2013 8:15am MST

Colorado’s September 2013 floods have been absolutely devastating with over 1,500 homes destroyed and a death toll yet to be finalized. NASA satellites flew over the area near Greeley in recent days and the before and after pictures provide a stunning view from above of the devastation. Using the ‘sliders’ on the two image sets […]

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