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Graves are submerged in floodwaters at a cemetery downstream from a damaged dam Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Marysville, Calif. The Oroville Reservoir is continuing to drain Wednesday as state water officials scrambled to reduce the lake's level ahead of impending storms. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
February 15, 2017 - 5:58 pm
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Officials raced to drain more water from a lake behind battered Oroville Dam as new storms began rolling into Northern California on Wednesday and tested the quick repairs made to damaged spillways that raised flood fears. The three storms were expected to stretch into next...
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The water from the Feather River flows through Oroville, Calif., Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Water levels at Lake Oroville, which feeds the river are continuing to drop, stopping water from spilling over the spillway. Thousands of Northern California residents were asked to evacuate their homes Sunday evening after authorities warned the emergency spillway of the Oroville Dam could fail at any time unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 13, 2017 - 9:55 pm
Environmental activists and local government officials warned more than a decade ago about the risk of catastrophic flooding below a major Northern California dam — the very scenario that threatened to unfold over the weekend, prompting evacuation orders for nearly 200,000 people. State and federal...
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A helicopter sits at a staging area behind bags of rocks near the Oroville Dam, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in Oroville, Calif. Officials from the California Department of Water Resources were considering using helicopters to drop loads of rock on the eroded spillway at Lake Oroville. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 13, 2017 - 9:14 pm
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam (all times local): 7 p.m. Gov. Jerry Brown says he wasn't previously aware of a report that surfaced Monday indicating environmentalists raised concerns about the Oroville Dam emergency spillway in...
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The water from the Feather River flows through Oroville, Calif., Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Water levels at Lake Oroville, which feeds the river are continuing to drop, stopping water from spilling over the spillway. Thousands of Northern California residents were asked to evacuate their homes Sunday evening after authorities warned the emergency spillway of the Oroville Dam could fail at any time unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 13, 2017 - 6:07 pm
Environmental activists and local government officials warned more than a decade ago about the risk of catastrophic flooding below a major Northern California dam — the very scenario that threatened to unfold over the weekend, forcing the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people downstream. State and...
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This photo shows the emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam shortly early Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in Oroville, Calif. Water levels at Lake Oroville are continuing to drop Monday and stopping water from spilling over the spillway. Evacuations for people living below the lake were ordered Sunday after authorities warned the emergency spillway of the Oroville Dam could fail at any time unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 13, 2017 - 11:45 am
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The water level dropped Monday behind the nation's tallest dam, reducing the risk of a catastrophic spillway collapse and easing fears that prompted the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people downstream. As the day began, officials from the California Department of Water...
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Residents look at the collapsed portion of a bridge in Surigao hours after a powerful earthquake rocked Surigao del Norte province Saturday, Feb.11, 2017 in southern Philippines. The late Friday quake with a magnitude of 6.5 roused residents from sleep in the province, sending hundreds to flee their homes. (AP Photo)
February 11, 2017 - 3:32 am
SURIGAO, Philippines (AP) — A powerful nighttime earthquake in the southern Philippines killed at least six people and injured more than 120, with officials combing through cracked buildings and nearby towns Saturday to check on the damage and other possible casualties. The magnitude 6.7 quake...
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The Weiser River in Weiser, Idaho, overflowed early Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, flooding areas south of the river near Cove and Couper roads with ice and water.(Darin Oswald /Idaho Statesman via AP)
February 11, 2017 - 12:12 am
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An ice jam that was blocking the Weiser River near the Idaho-Oregon border has begun to break up, allowing flood waters to start to recede. "Once this ice gets through, that should put an end to the threat," said Steve Penner, spokesman for Washington County's disaster services...
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Residents look at the collapsed portion of a bridge in Surigao hours after a powerful earthquake rocked Surigao del Norte province Saturday, Feb.11, 2017 in southern Philippines. The late Friday quake with a magnitude of 6.5 roused residents from sleep in the province, sending hundreds to flee their homes. (AP Photo)
February 10, 2017 - 11:54 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A powerful nighttime earthquake in the southern Philippines killed at least six people and injured more than 120 others, as officials on Saturday combed through cracked buildings looking for more casualties. The late Friday quake with a magnitude of 6.5 roused residents...
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Dwight Powell recovers mirrors from the bathroom of his master bedroom a day after a tornado touched down in eastern New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
February 08, 2017 - 5:13 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dwight Powell lost his Lexus to the massive tornado that injured 33 people and destroyed or seriously damaged 940 properties on a half-mile wide rampage through two miles of east New Orleans. He had just parked it inside his garage to avoid hail damage when the twister struck. At...
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Dwight Powell recovers mirrors from the bathroom of his master bedroom a day after a tornado touched down in eastern New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
February 08, 2017 - 12:11 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — National Weather Service teams were studying scenes of severe weather damage in Louisiana and Mississippi on Wednesday to determine where tornadoes struck and just how powerful they were. At least four confirmed tornadoes hit Louisiana and one hit Mississippi on Tuesday,...
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