Floods

Surfers enjoy the large waves at the entrance to Santa Barbara, Calif., harbor Saturday morning, Jan. 21, 2017. A winter storm is bringing much higher than usual waves to the area. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
January 22, 2017 - 10:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The third and most powerful in a series of storms pounded Southern California on Sunday, dropping nearly 4 inches of rain south of Los Angeles, flooding freeways and raising concerns about damaging mudslides. Commuters could expect a messy drive to work Monday in several areas,...
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Surfers enjoy the large waves at the entrance to Santa Barbara, Calif., harbor Saturday morning, Jan. 21, 2017. A winter storm is bringing much higher than usual waves to the area. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
January 22, 2017 - 3:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fast-moving floodwaters swept through mountain communities and residents fled homes below hillsides scarred by wildfires as the third — and largest — in the latest series of storms brought powerful rain Sunday and warnings about damaging mudslides. The National Weather Service...
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January 14, 2017 - 11:52 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A team of heavy-machine operators drew a crowd of camera-toting spectators as they plucked downed trees and other dangerous debris from raging floodwaters in Nevada. Then they became internet sensations when video of their exploits spread online, with commenters dubbing the men #...
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January 12, 2017 - 5:35 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A winter storm that brought heavy snow and rainfall to northern California was bearing down on the southern Plains on Thursday, and forecasters said crippling ice accumulations and heavy rain could cause widespread power outages and flooding this weekend. The National Weather...
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January 12, 2017 - 4:06 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A winter storm that brought heavy snow and rainfall to northern California was bearing down on the southern Plains on Thursday, and forecasters said crippling ice accumulations and heavy rain could cause widespread power outages and flooding this weekend. The National Weather...
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January 12, 2017 - 3:22 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A winter storm that brought heavy snow and rainfall to northern California was bearing down on the southern Plains on Thursday, and forecasters said crippling ice accumulations and heavy rain could cause widespread power outages and flooding this weekend. The National Weather...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, file photo, morning traffic makes its way toward downtown Los Angeles along the Hollywood Freeway past an electronic sign warning of severe drought. More than 40 percent of California has emerged from a punishing drought that covered the whole state a year ago, federal drought-watchers said Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 a stunning transformation caused by an unrelenting series of storms in the North that filled lakes, overflowed rivers and buried mountains in snow. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
January 12, 2017 - 11:50 am
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — More than 40 percent of California has emerged from a punishing drought that covered the whole state a year ago, federal drought-watchers said Thursday, a stunning transformation caused by an unrelenting series of storms in the North that filled lakes, overflowed rivers and...
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This Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 photo provided by the U.S. National Park Service a road blocked by snow in Crater Lake National Park as severe weather forced the southern Oregon park's closure. The park announced Tuesday that due to heavy snowfall combined with downed trees and an avalanche on Highway 62, the park would close until road crews could clear the area. (National Park Service via AP)
January 11, 2017 - 2:58 pm
HOLLISTER, Calif. (AP) — Crews using boats Wednesday rescued about 50 Northern California farmland residents trapped in flooded homes and normally rainy Portland, Oregon was slammed with a rare foot of snow as a powerful storm system battered five western U.S. states. In Nevada, at least 20,000...
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Elizabeth Hamilton, a Resident of Sycamore Court Apartments, keeps an eye on floodwaters as she and another resident ask others if they need a lift out of the floodwaters in Guerneville, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. About 2,000 people in a rural California community near Sacramento were asked to leave their homes Tuesday as a river swollen by days of heavy rain threatened to flood, while north of San Francisco thousands more were urged to seek higher ground. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
January 11, 2017 - 12:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rescue workers using boats Wednesday evacuated at least 30 Northern California farmland residents trapped in flooded homes and normally rainy Portland, Oregon was slammed with a rare foot of snow as a powerful storm system battered five western U.S. states. In Nevada, at least...
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Elizabeth Hamilton, a Resident of Sycamore Court Apartments, keeps an eye on floodwaters as she and another resident ask others if they need a lift out of the floodwaters in Guerneville, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. About 2,000 people in a rural California community near Sacramento were asked to leave their homes Tuesday as a river swollen by days of heavy rain threatened to flood, while north of San Francisco thousands more were urged to seek higher ground. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
January 11, 2017 - 10:22 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A small tornado tore tree limbs and ripped awnings as a powerful band of thunderstorms moved through Northern California during the latest deluge to swell rivers and prompt evacuations over flood fears. The tornado was on the ground for about 3/8 of a mile just south of...
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