July 11, 2012 9:58 PM
In the wake of the Waldo Canyon fire and heavy rains that followed, locals in Colorado Springs are seeing streams running black with ash and debris.
Representatives from Colorado Springs Utilities say although it may not be a pretty sight, flowing streams of black don't pose a concern for... more »
July 10, 2012 4:48 PM
For many in Pueblo West, the sight of flooded streets was a first.
"I never thought that ditch would fill because it's always empty," said Thomas O'Connor, a resident.
A retention pond failed at Walker Ranch and filled drainage ditches and a dry creek bed yesterday.
Luckily no... more »
July 9, 2012 6:19 PM
Flood waters washed out streets in Pueblo West.
Galileo Drive is usually a road that travels through a dry creek bed.
Workers with the Pueblo West Metropolitan District say heavy rains Sunday night and Monday morning over filled some retention ponds on Walker Ranch.
A dam broke sending... more »
July 5, 2012 11:34 PM
As the Waldo Canyon Fire gets closer to 100 percent contained, the new threat emerging is possible flash-flooding in the area. Experts with the US Forest Service told a packed room at Centennial Hall Tuesday night that the way the fire has changed the landscape will have an affect on... more »
July 5, 2012 6:40 PM
Tuesday night a community meeting is being held to talk about potential flooding danger following the Waldo Canyon Fire. The meeting is at 7 pm at Centennial Hall (200 S. Cascade Ave.) in Colorado Springs.
County and city officials along with FEMA and the Regional Floodplain Administrator will be... more »
July 4, 2012 6:49 PM
The gentle rain showers that washed over Colorado Springs Wednesday also helped to cool the northern edge of the Waldo Canyon Fire. However, too much rain can quickly create another natural disaster: flooding.
As part of a daily media update Wednesday, Incident Management Team public information officer Richard Hadley... more »
May 7, 2012 1:03 AM
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Police say the death toll has reached 17 from weekend flash flooding in western Nepal. Another 47 people are missing and presumed dead. Police official Shailesh Thapa said rescuers were searching the banks of the Seti River on Monday for the missing people and helping those... more »
September 30, 2011 8:36 PM
When it rains, things get expensive for Beverley Stephens. The Stratmoor Hills homeowner had at least two feet of water in her basement earlier this month when record rainfall hit the area.
"The carpet got soaked, all of the furniture in here was soaked," Stephens said.
The repair... more »
September 21, 2011 7:13 PM
Pueblo is still dealing with the aftermath of that torrential rain last week. Water levels in Fountain Creek rose quickly and caused major problems downstream.
The stormwater system was pushed to the max, leaving debris everywhere. "Throughout the entire drainage basin we have a lot of debris, particularly a... more »
September 9, 2011 8:22 AM
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities in central New York say flood waters that inundated the city of Binghamton and surrounding communities have begun receding, but there's no indication yet when some of the 20,000 evacuees can return to their homes.
Broome County Deputy Emergency Manager Raymond Serowik tells The... more »
August 29, 2011 8:51 AM
Governor Peter Shumlin says state officials had been preparing for the worst, and in some parts of the state the worst happened. It is the worst flooding in the state for a century
Shumlin says officials have moved from crisis management to assessing the damage. He says he's planning... more »
July 26, 2011 1:08 AM
The heavy afternoon rain and hail we've seen lately have combined to produce severe flash flooding and street flooding.
In Colorado Springs there are some areas that are worse than others, "Some of our most problematic areas are the Academy corridor, specifically between Austin Bluffs and N. Carefree, as... more »
July 9, 2011 1:35 PM
VAIL, Colo. (AP) - The Town of Vail Public Library says it will be closed through the weekend as crews work to repair damage from when Middle Creek flooded this week.
The Vail Daily reports the main wing of the library isn't scheduled to reopen until Tuesday.
Librarian... more »
July 5, 2011 11:43 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Predictions of thunderstorms for Boulder County have emergency officials on alert for possible flooding where a wildfire last year left mountainsides west of Boulder bare of trees and bushes.
The National Weather Service has issued flash flood watches for parts of Colorado's Front Range, including... more »
June 26, 2011 11:05 AM
Following a formal request from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base activated the Defense Coordinating Officer and Defense Coordinating Element for FEMA Region VII today in support of response efforts to flooding in Nebraska. Elements of the military were activated to provide assessment... more »
June 22, 2011 12:29 PM
MINOT, N.D. (AP) - The mayor of the North Dakota city of Minot says it's time for residents to "do their last-minute thing and be prepared to move quickly."
He told a TV station (KXMC) that water is about to start pouring over dikes protecting the city.
Thousands... more »
June 18, 2011 7:19 PM
MONTEZUMA, Colo. (AP) - Summit County sheriff's officials say a creek's level in the town of Montezuma east of Keystone has dropped two feet, prompting the lifting of voluntary evacuation orders.
Summit County Sheriff John Minor says a blocked culvert threatened to flood a road at Peru Creek following... more »
June 18, 2011 6:27 PM
MONTEZUMA, Colo. (AP) - Summit County sheriff's officials say a creek's level in the town of Montezuma east of Keystone has dropped two feet, prompting the lifting of voluntary evacuation orders. Summit County Sheriff John Minor says a blocked culvert threatened to flood a road at Peru Creek following heavy... more »
June 17, 2011 7:16 PM
MONTEZUMA, Colo. (AP) - Summit County sheriff's officials are on their way to the small town of Montezuma east of Keystone to check on possible flooding.
Sheriff's officials say heavy rains Friday prompted warnings to residents to be ready to leave. Sheriff's spokeswoman Tracy LeClair says Peru Creek has... more »
June 17, 2011 11:14 AM
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Federal regulators say the utilities running both of Nebraska's nuclear power plants have taken the steps needed to protect them from flooding from the Missouri River. Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Victor Dricks said Friday that Omaha Public Power District's Fort Calhoun plant near Blair and Nebraska... more »
June 16, 2011 5:35 PM
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Rural bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states worry that Missouri River flooding will hurt the region's economy.
Their concerns were included in the monthly Rural Mainstreet survey released Thursday.
Larry Winum, president of Glenwood State Bank in Iowa, said flooding will hurt the... more »
May 26, 2011 12:07 PM
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A slow melting snowpack that is the largest in more than a decade has Mesa County officials preparing for flooding.
Authorities are also warning novice river runners to stay off the water. A report by the Colorado River Basin Forecast Center predicts the chances... more »
May 24, 2011 2:15 PM
Parts of Colorado Springs were jolted awake Tuesday morning by claps of thunder and hail -- a relatively rare occurrence for that time of day. Lightning hit a home near Rangewood and Bitterroot, damaging a bathroom vent. Construction of new luxury town homes at Woodmen and Union was halted for... more »
May 21, 2011 1:39 PM
BUTTE LAROSE, La. (AP) - The final wave of holdouts has mostly packed up and left Butte LaRose as water from the swollen Atchafalaya River inches toward their homes.
Painted signs outside their now-abandoned homes illustrate both their frustration and hope.
One reads: "Nothing left worth stealing." Another... more »
May 15, 2011 5:56 PM
KROTZ SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Deputies are warning people to get out of low-lying areas as water gushing from a floodgate for the first time in four decades creeps closer to communities in Louisiana.
Most residents heeded the warnings Sunday and headed for higher ground, even in places where... more »
May 14, 2011 6:23 PM
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A steady stream of onlookers have been stopping at scenic overlooks along the Mississippi River.
Larry and Paulla Dalrymple spent part of their Saturday in Vicksburg, Miss., with a video camera filming the rising river. The couple had been at the area a couple of... more »
May 14, 2011 2:17 PM
SARATOGA, Wyo. (AP) - A rising North Platte River has prompted the town of Saratoga to build a 3-foot berm to protect the town from predicted flooding.
Saratoga is building a 3-foot berm of plastic-wrapped dirt and sandbags on both sides of the river. Mayor John Zeiger says the... more »
May 6, 2011 12:33 PM
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Residents of northern Colorado are preparing themselves for potential flooding as expected warmer weather begins to melt the state's record snow levels.
The Steamboat Pilot & Today reported Thursday Routt County officials have been watching streams and tributaries flowing through towns. They say blockages... more »
May 1, 2011 3:51 PM
CAIRO, Ill. (AP) - Police are going door to door throughout Cairo (KAYR'-oh), Ill., to clear out any remaining residents after the mayor issued a mandatory evacuation over flood concerns.
The National Weather Service says the Ohio River has reached record levels and is not expected to crest in... more »
April 30, 2011 5:20 PM
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it's still weighing its options amid concerns that a rising Mississippi River could flood Cairo, Ill.
But it's moving barges loaded with explosives closer to a levee downstream from the small town. A federal court has cleared the... more »
April 17, 2011 2:46 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder County is bracing for increased flood danger west of Boulder where hillsides have been stripped bare of vegetation by September's wildfire.
The Boulder Daily Camera reports that about 90 responders from 15 agencies practiced for a variety of emergencies during drills Saturday. September's wildfire... more »
March 27, 2011 4:31 PM
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming climatologists say they're grateful for above-average snowpack levels to help with drought conditions but they're wary about potential flooding.
Several basins were listed as "high" risk for flooding by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The forecast is for when snow melts in the... more »
October 20, 2010 9:00 AM
A University of Colorado official says the school has no immediate plans to develop a Boulder location that critics say would destroy wetlands and be susceptible to flooding.
Frank Bruno, vice chancellor for administration, told the Boulder Daily Camera Tuesday that development on what is known as the South... more »
October 20, 2010 8:50 AM
Southern California was pounded by a severe thunderstorm.
The National Weather Service says a storm capable of quarter-sized hail, winds over 60 mph and dangerous lightning passed over the Palmdale area Tuesday night.
To the south, Long Beach saw more than a half-inch of rainfall Tuesday, easily surpassing... more »
October 8, 2010 8:42 AM
Residents of Miami who live near the beach are driving through flooded streets on Friday.
Not a drop of rain has fallen from the sky--instead, the flooding was caused by unusually high tides that combined with high winds.
Besides the street flooding, beach erosion is reported. more »
September 29, 2010 4:21 PM
Country music finally came home Tuesday night, almost five months after water filled the Grand Ole Opry.
Opry stars took to the stage for the first time since it was covered by May's floods.
The famous wood floor pulled from the original Opry at the Rhyman Theatre was... more »
September 24, 2010 8:07 AM
More flooding could be on the way for parts of the upper Midwest.
Rain was expected to continue in parts of western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota early Friday. Some towns are reeling from flash floods sparked by downpours that struck early Thursday morning and continued throughout the day in... more »
September 23, 2010 10:29 AM
A powerful storm system passing through the upper Midwest has flooded a small Wisconsin community's downtown and has forced mandatory evacuations.
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says deputies are working to evacuate homes in downtown Arcadia, which sits along the swollen Trempealeau river.
Mayor John Kimmel has declared... more »
September 21, 2010 9:26 AM
Crews plan to resume searching an area near the Texas Gulf coast community of Corpus Christi for a motorist who went missing during heavy flooding.
The driver was swept away by floodwater Monday after a creek flooded near the city.
More rain is expected to fall in the... more »
September 15, 2010 10:10 AM
The death toll from flooding caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine has reached eight after two more bodies were found in Texas.
One body was identified Tuesday as that of Jennifer Ring of Austin. The mother of two children had been missing since swift water swept her... more »
September 10, 2010 8:28 AM
At least three people are still missing after flooding caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine.
The search is expected to resume in Texas after daylight Friday for a missing swimmer and two motorists. The confirmed death toll now stands at four, including one person in Oklahoma.
... more »
September 8, 2010 8:23 AM
Its power spent, what's left of Tropical Storm Hermine is making its way north.
Hermine was downgraded to a tropical depression Tuesday night bringing downpours and winds gusting to about 70 mph in south Texas and northeastern Mexico.
Remnants of the storm could spread as far north as... more »
September 3, 2010 8:10 AM
Some parts of North Carolina's Outer Banks are flooded and without power following a visit from Hurricane Earl. But emergency officials say no injuries have been reported.
The Category 2 storm continues to push along the East Coast, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph.
Forecasters expect Earl... more »
August 20, 2010 10:03 AM
Highway crews spent the night cleaning up after heavy rains that caused flooding and mud slides in parts of Colorado.
Stacey Stegman of the Colorado Department of Transportation says crews were clearing a mud slide that occurred Thursday afternoon on Colorado 82 near Carbondale. She says two cars that... more »