Tennessee Flooding Breaks February Record, Kills 1

Article 0 Comments One person was killed and others needed to be rescued in Tennessee as pounding rains caused flooding last week. The Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook on Feb. 6 that one person was swept away and confirmed dead. Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove told The Tennessean […]

Central Mississippi Hit by Flooding from Heavy Rains

Article 0 Comments Parts of Mississippi continue to deal with river flooding as rains continue to fall. The National Weather Service had a flood warning through Sunday night for Tallahala Creek at Laurel in Jones County. A warning was also in effect for the Pearl River in Madison and Rankin […]

Hydroelectric Dams Operating at Peak to Manage Florence’s Floods

Article 0 Comments Florence’s driving rains are forcing hydroelectric dam operators to run generators at full tilt and open flood gates that haven’t been used in more than 20 years. The Tennessee Valley Authority — which operates dams in Tennessee, Georgia and other states — began increasing output last week […]

More Than $5B Headed to Texas for Flood Control Projects

Article 0 Comments Almost a year after Hurricane Harvey dumped historic rains on Texas, the state will receive more than $5 billion for a range of flood control projects, repairs and studies, the Trump administration announced on July 5. The bulk of the funding — nearly $4 billion — will […]

Heavy Rains Bring Flooding to Harvey-Impacted Areas in Texas

Article 0 Comments Heavy rains in South Texas have caused flooding in areas that were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey less than a year ago. National Weather Service meteorologist Tyler Castillo said Wednesday that up to 15 inches (38 centimeters) of rain have fallen in some areas along the coast […]

115 Homes in Hawaii Destroyed or Damaged by Heavy Rains

Article 0 Comments Last month’s record rains destroyed or did major damage to 115 homes on Kauai and Oahu islands, the state of Hawaii said Wednesday as it sought a disaster declaration from the president. The cost of emergency work and damage to public property was pegged at more than […]

Downfall Eases, Improving Rescue Efforts After Massive Hawaii Storm

Article 0 Comments Heavy rains on Kauai let up this week, which helped emergency workers better rescue people stranded by flooding on the Hawaiian island. By Monday afternoon, emergency crews evacuated 152 people by helicopter, 121 people by bus and others by water, according to the governor’s office. Officials were […]

Mississippi’s Coldwater River Reaches Record Flood Level

Article 0 Comments Volunteers are sandbagging homes in the Mississippi Delta, as heavy rains push a river toward a record flood. Pastor Anthony Dean tells WREG-TV that at least one home has already flooded in Quitman County, as the Coldwater River spreads over the county’s flat terrain. The National Weather […]