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Weather Floods

  • California Gov. Jerry Brown seeks federal help

    Brown requests assistance for 'potential failure' of the Oroville Dam emergency spillway.

  • SYDNEY, Jan 27- U.S. soybeans slipped on Friday, putting the oilseed on track to record a weekly loss of nearly 2 percent as concerns eased about potential crop damage in Argentina. *Soybeans were under pressure as fears eased of widespread crop damage in Argentina from flooding. *The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported weekly U.S. export sales of old-crop wheat...

  • Jan 13- North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, who took office last month in the height of tensions surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline, said he believed the line would eventually be built and asked opponents to clean their protest camp before spring floodwaters create a potential ecological disaster. Burgum told Reuters that approval of the pipeline...

  • California floods force residents to evacuate

    A relentless storm drenches parts of northern California, forcing thousands of people to flee.

  • Massive storm causes widespread flooding

    Steady rain in Northern California and parts of Nevada cause flooding throughout the region.

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 4- Insurers paid out around $50 billion for natural disaster claims last year, almost double 2015' s payout of $27 billion, reinsurer Munich Re said in its annual natural catastrophe review on Wednesday. Earthquakes in Japan and devastating floods in China- only 2 percent of whose losses were insured- were the most expensive natural catastrophes of...

  • BEIJING, Oct 29- The Red Cross is struggling to raise needed funds to aid flood-affected regions of North Korea after a disappointing response from the international community to its emergency appeal, a spokesman said on Saturday. Red Cross has only raised 25 percent of the 15.2 million Swiss francs it sought in an emergency appeal aimed at helping more than...

  • North Carolina Army National Guardsmen and local emergency services assist with evacuation efforts.

    Two more North Carolina deaths were confirmed by the governor Thursday, bringing the Hurricane Matthew total death count in North Carolina to 22.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 12- Flooding from Hurricane Matthew has killed up to 5 million poultry birds in North Carolina, most of them chickens, the state's top environmental official said on Wednesday, hurting a major contributor to its economy. North Carolina officials have been racing to help farmers swamped by Matthew and to assess damages since the storm dumped heavy...

  • KINSTON, N.C., Oct 12- Rivers swollen by rainfall from Hurricane Matthew rose dangerously higher in North Carolina on Wednesday, prompting officials to go door to door urging residents to leave as a wide swath of the state faced its worst flooding in 17 years. The damages continue to mount in North Carolina. The floodwaters have forced more than 3,800 residents to...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 12- Flooding from Hurricane Matthew has killed up to 5 million poultry birds in North Carolina, most of them chickens, the state's top environmental official said on Wednesday, hurting a major contributor to the local economy. Agriculture is the top industry in North Carolina, contributing about $84 billion to the economy, according to the state's...

  • KINSTON, N.C., Oct 12- Officials in North Carolina said they would go door to door on Wednesday urging people to leave low-lying areas as rivers swollen by rainfall from Hurricane Matthew continue to rise, threatening homes and resulting in more drownings. Floodwaters have swamped areas across the central and eastern part of the state, forcing more than 3,800...

  • LUMBERTON, N.C./ KINSTON, N.C., Oct 11- Flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew has displaced several thousand people in North Carolina, and authorities were helping more evacuate on Tuesday as swollen rivers threatened a wide swath of the state. Governor Pat McCrory warned of "extremely dangerous" conditions in the coming days in central and eastern North...

  • Residents and rescue teams navigate floodwaters on October 10, 2016 in Lumberton, North Carolina.

    Six more people in North Carolina have been killed by floodwaters sweeping the state after Hurricane Matthew, authorities said Tuesday, NBC News reports.

  • LUMBERTON, N.C./ KINSTON, N.C., Oct 11- Flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew has displaced several thousand people in North Carolina, and authorities were helping more evacuate on Tuesday as swollen rivers threatened a wide swath of the state. Governor Pat McCrory warned of "extremely dangerous" conditions in the coming days in central and eastern North...

  • LUMBERTON, N.C./ KINSTON, N.C., Oct 11- Flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew has displaced several thousand people in North Carolina, and authorities were helping more evacuate on Tuesday as swollen rivers threatened a wide swath of the state. Governor Pat McCrory warned of "extremely dangerous" conditions in the coming days in central and eastern North...

  • LUMBERTON, N.C./ KINSTON, N.C., Oct 11- Flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew has displaced several thousand people in North Carolina, and authorities were helping more evacuate on Tuesday as swollen rivers threatened a wide swath of the state. Governor Pat McCrory warned of "extremely dangerous" conditions in the coming days in central and eastern North...

  • KINSTON, N.C., Oct 11- Authorities in North Carolina helped residents evacuate on Tuesday as floodwaters inundated some towns and threatened others in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which killed 14 people in the state. Governor Pat McCrory, who announced the new death toll, warned of "extremely dangerous" conditions in the next 72 hours in central and eastern...

  • Rescue operations underway in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

    Hundreds in North Carolina rescued by boat and helicopter as floodwaters continue to rise.

  • Residents and rescue teams navigate floodwaters on October 10, 2016 in Lumberton, North Carolina.

    Hundreds of people were rescued by boat and helicopter as floodwaters inundated North Carolina towns on Monday in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.