Floods

FILE - In this June 2, 2019, file photo, Emily Kientzel empties the water out of her grandmother Joan FitzGerald's boot that filled with floodwater from the Mississippi River, as they check on the home of a friend outside of Portage des Sioux, Mo. The pair are standing on the second story balcony of the home that has more than a foot of water in it. The prolonged flooding along the Mississippi River will cost more than $2 billion in repairs and cleanup, the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative, and advocacy group for river communities, said Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
June 25, 2019 - 12:26 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Repairs and cleanup following the prolonged flooding along the Mississippi River will cost more than $2 billion, an advocacy group for river communities said Tuesday. Heavier than normal snow melt in the late winter and frequent and heavy rains through the spring led to flooding...
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Chris Smith makes his way through floodwaters to the Macedonia Baptist Church in Westville, N.J., Thursday, June 20, 2019. Severe storms containing heavy rains and strong winds spurred flooding across southern New Jersey, disrupting travel and damaging some property. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 20, 2019 - 6:33 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Potent thunderstorms have been blamed for one death and left hundreds of thousands of people without power across the southern United States — and fierce winds walloped parts of several states as new storms formed Thursday, forecasters said. Fallen trees ripped down power lines and...
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June 18, 2019 - 8:36 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Investigators will consider storm-related flooding to help determine what caused an April 24 freight train derailment in North Texas that sent 25 tanker cars off the tracks. The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday issued a preliminary report on the accident south...
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June 17, 2019 - 6:03 pm
Good afternoon! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Republican Party of Iowa's annual dinner in West Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 11, 2019 - 7:32 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump and Joe Biden visiting Iowa (all times local): 7:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is telling Iowa Republicans he's "reversing eight painful years of economic surrender." Iowa's heavily rural economy is anxious about trade disputes he's initiated that...
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In this April 25, 2019 photo, FEMA representative Kristina Pooler, right, talks to Ned Holmes, National Guard Employment Support specialist, about available FEMA jobs, at a job fair in Lincoln, Neb. With federal disaster recovery staffers scrambling to meet needs amid floods, hurricanes and fires, they are now dealing with another issue _ historically low unemployment that's hampering their efforts to hire workers to help with the calamities. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 09, 2019 - 9:57 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing an unexpected challenge in meeting the needs of the many people affected by this spring's widespread flooding and violent storms: a strong economy. Tasked with responding to natural disasters that seem ever more frequent and...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., second from right, leaves the House chamber, Monday June 3, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington, after the House voted to approve a $19 billion disaster aid bill, breaking a conservative blockade and sending the measure to President Trump, who is expected to sign it. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 03, 2019 - 8:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A long-delayed $19.1 billion disaster aid bill sailed through the House on Monday and headed to President Donald Trump for his expected signature, overcoming months of infighting, misjudgment and a feud between Trump and congressional Democrats. Lawmakers gave the measure final...
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A woman tries to sweep mud and water off the floor of a home in the village Guberevac, Serbia, Monday, June 3, 2019. Torrential rains in the past 24 hours have caused floods in central Serbia that have covered roads and washed into homes, disrupting traffic and damaging bridges. (AP Photo)
June 03, 2019 - 11:44 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Torrential rains over 24 hours caused floods Monday in central Serbia that covered roads, washed into homes and damaged bridges. Authorities beefed up flood defenses along Serbia's main rivers and introduced emergency measures in parts of the Balkan nation. Bulging creeks...
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In this aerial image provided by Yell County Sheriff's Department water rushes through the levee along the Arkansas River in Dardanelle, Ark., on Friday, May 31, 2019. Officials say the levee breached early Friday at Dardanelle, about 60 miles northwest of Little Rock. (Yell County Sheriff's Department via AP)
June 02, 2019 - 8:29 pm
SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) — Storm-weary residents in Oklahoma were gutting waterlogged homes Sunday as the Arkansas River continued its slow crest rolling hundreds of miles downstream, even as many kept a cautious eye on this week's weather forecasts showing more rain. In the Tulsa suburb of Sand...
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In this aerial image provided by Yell County Sheriff's Department water rushes through the levee along the Arkansas River Friday, May 31, 2019, in Dardanelle, Ark. Officials say the levee breached early Friday at Dardanelle, about 60 miles northwest of Little Rock. (Yell County Sheriff's Department via AP)
June 01, 2019 - 1:45 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Crews were making a "last ditch effort" on Saturday to save low-lying parts of a small Arkansas city from floodwaters pouring through a breached levee, as authorities downstream were warning people to leave a neighborhood that sits across the swollen river from the state...
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