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Weather Floods

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters)- U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday rolled back rules regarding environmental reviews and restrictions on government-funded building projects in flood-prone areas as part of his proposal to spend $1 trillion to fix aging U.S. infrastructure. And by the way, if it doesn't meet environmental safeguards, we're not going to...

  • Separately a White House spokesperson said on Tuesday afternoon that the order would set a two-year goal for completing permits needed on major infrastructure plans, and create a "one Federal decision" protocol for big projects. The White House did not provide any more details on the coming executive order. It raised base flood levels to a higher vertical...

  • The sources gave details of an announcement the White House said was coming. Trump's order will establish "discipline and accountability in the environmental review and permitting process for infrastructure projects," the White House said on Monday. It raised base flood levels to a higher vertical elevation to "address current and future flood risk and...

  • The sources gave details of an announcement the White House said was coming. Trump's order will establish "discipline and accountability in the environmental review and permitting process for infrastructure projects," the White House said on Monday. It raised base flood levels to a higher vertical elevation to "address current and future flood risk and...

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 7- Tropical Storm Franklin churned toward the tourist hubs along Mexico's Caribbean coast on Monday, and is expected to strike the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula just south of major resorts, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Heavy rainfall and flash flooding is possible across the Yucatan and parts of Belize.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 7- Rescue teams were still searching on Monday for eight workers missing in a flooded underground mine owned by Russian diamond miner Alrosa after one miner was rescued over the weekend. Parts of the "Mir" mine in the remote Yakutia region of eastern Siberia flooded on Friday when water seeped in from an open-cast mine above it. Alrosa chief executive...

  • MOSCOW— Russian emergency officials say they have rescued a miner trapped by a flood in a Siberian diamond mine and are searching for eight others still missing. Water surged into the Mir mine in Siberia on Friday while 151 people were down in the pit. Russian Emergencies Ministry says one of those missing was rescued on Saturday and hospitalized.

  • MOSCOW— A flood in a Russian diamond mine has left nine people missing, the mine's owner said Friday. Water surged into the Mir mine in Siberia while 142 people were down in the pit, the Russian state-controlled company Alrosa said in a statement. Stocks in Alrosa, which has the world's largest rough diamond reserves, were down 0.6 percent at the Moscow Stock...

  • *Flooding in Peru caused $3.1 bln in economic losses. FRANKFURT, July 18- Insurers paid out around $19.5 billion for natural disaster claims in the first half of 2017, almost 40 percent less than the year-earlier payout of $32 billion, reinsurer Munich Re said on Tuesday. The single costliest catastrophe was flooding in Peru in February and March, which caused...

  • LONDON, July 12- New types of insurance could cut the costs of natural disasters for poorer countries and reduce the amount of humanitarian aid needed, according to a report commissioned by Britain's international development ministry. While aid has covered 8 percent of this, insurance has only paid for 3 percent of the average costs of earthquakes, drought or...

  • MEXICO CITY, June 25- Tropical Storm Dora, located off the western coast of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean, is strengthening quickly and is expected to become a hurricane on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Sunday. The NHC warned of possible heavy rains along the southwestern coast of Mexico but added that the center of the storm was expected to move...

  • MEXICO CITY, June 25- Tropical Storm Dora, located off the western coast of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean, is expected to become a hurricane on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Sunday. The NHC warned of possible heavy rains along the southwestern coast of Mexico but added that the center of the storm is expected to move parallel...

  • Opening up marketplace on flood insurance

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports possible regulatory changes could open up the market for private insurers.

  • Flooding and road closures stretched from east Texas into northwestern Florida after Cindy made landfall early on Thursday near the Louisiana- Texas border and weakened to a tropical depression, the National Weather Service said. At least two tornadoes were reported near Birmingham, Alabama, destroying several buildings and injuring at least four people,...

  • June 22- A tropical depression formerly known as Tropical Storm Cindy caused flooding on Thursday in several U.S. southeastern states, spawned a tornado that injured four people in Alabama, and cut 16 percent of Gulf of Mexico oil production. Cindy was a tropical storm when it made landfall near the Louisiana- Texas border about 3 a.m. CT Thursday, then weakened as...

  • June 22- A tropical depression formerly known as Tropical Storm Cindy caused flooding on Thursday in several U.S. southeastern states, spawned a tornado that injured four people in Alabama, and cut 16 percent of Gulf of Mexico oil production. Cindy was a tropical storm when it made landfall near the Louisiana- Texas border about 3 a.m. CT Thursday, then weakened as...

  • June 22- Tropical Storm Cindy was downgraded to a tropical depression on Thursday after reaching land near the Texas- Louisiana border, but heavy rains, flooding and tornadoes still threatened parts of several states, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm is expected to continue to weaken but still carry heavy rains as it moves over eastern Texas,...

  • June 22- Tropical storm Cindy moved inland near the Louisiana- Texas border on Thursday morning, bringing heavy rainfall and life-threatening conditions over the northern Gulf Coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. "Life-threatening" flash flooding was possible as the storm could drop three to six inches of rain and as much as 12 inches in some parts of...

  • June 21- Tropical Storm Cindy churned slowly on Wednesday across the Gulf of Mexico toward an expected landing on the Texas- Louisiana border, after claiming the life of a vacationing child and threatening to bring flash floods from Texas to Florida. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency and readied emergency vehicles and the...

  • June 21- Tropical Storm Cindy weakened slightly on Wednesday afternoon as it headed toward landfall on the Texas- Louisiana border, but it still threatened to bring flash floods from Texas to Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency and readied emergency vehicles and the Louisiana...