Midwest flooding

Yell County Sheriff's Department via AP
June 20, 2019 - 8:13 pm
The continued threat of rain and higher-than-normal reservoir releases into the Missouri River will hamper the draining of flooded fields and delay repairs to many damaged levees. Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Weather Service said Thursday during a news conference...
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June 10, 2019 - 7:46 am
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 destructive, the agency...
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June 07, 2019 - 5:20 am
The amount of water being released into the lower Missouri River from upstream dams will remain at a high level for several months because of recent heavy rain and remaining snowpack. The Army Corps of Engineers says it expects water releases from reservoirs on the Missouri to be above average...
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May 31, 2019 - 4:43 am
Roads are closed in central Kansas and a community is in danger of losing much of its golf course because of continued flooding. Officials said flooding remains a concern across Kansas because of severe storms that moved through the state earlier in the week and spawned a large tornado in northeast...
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May 29, 2019 - 4:45 am
Flooding along the lower Missouri River will likely worsen in the days ahead because the amount of water being released into the river is increasing because of the recent rain. But officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say the river will remain below the levels it hit in March when...
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Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via AP
May 08, 2019 - 5:59 pm
Rain swamping the nation's midsection forced people from their homes in Kansas, stranded dozens of Texas children at school overnight and strained levees along the surging Mississippi River in Illinois, Missouri and elsewhere Wednesday prompting yet more flash flood concerns. The flooding began in...
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May 06, 2019 - 8:39 pm
The flood-ravaged Midwest doesn't need more rain, but it may get it anyway. The National Weather Service predicts several days of wet weather this week in the central U.S. Hydrologist Mark Fuchs (Fyooks) says parts of eastern Kansas could get up to 5 inches of rain by Friday, and 3 inches or more...
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BRIAN POWERS-USATODAY
May 03, 2019 - 4:07 am
The fast-rising Mississippi River on Thursday neared levels unseen since the historic 1993 flood — and topped it in at least one place — as the bulging Big Muddy threatened levees and forced a Missouri town's residents to head for higher ground. The National Weather Service website on Thursday...
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AP Photo/Nati Harnik
April 04, 2019 - 7:05 pm
Three Midwestern governors of states ravaged by recent flooding on Wednesday demanded more authority over management of the Missouri River system. Following a meeting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson were...
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April 03, 2019 - 7:42 pm
Water levels in the swollen Mississippi River have started falling in St. Louis as the crest moves downstream. St. Louis closed its floodgates in advance of Tuesday's crest. Although the flooding there isn't classified as major, it closed some roads, including stretches of Missouri 94 and 67...
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