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A man travels by boat through floodwater in Monmouth, Wales, Tuesday Feb. 18, 2020. Britain's Environment Agency issued severe flood warnings Monday, advising of life-threatening danger after Storm Dennis dumped weeks' worth of rain in some places. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

Storm-swollen rivers surge in UK, severe flood alerts issued

Feb. 18, 2020 10:28 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Residents in central England and Wales piled up sandbags, readied water pumps and hoped for the best Tuesday as rivers peaked after a weekend storm brought up to 6 inches (150 mm) of rain to an already waterlogged region. Environment agencies in England and Wales on Tuesday declared 8 severe...

A northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood and Harbor Pines in Ridgeland are still under a mandatory evacuation as flooding continues Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (Barbara Gauntt/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

More drenching rains take aim at flood-ravaged South

Feb. 18, 2020 10:22 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Forecasters are expecting heavy rains again in parts of the flood-ravaged South, prolonging the misery in neighborhoods surrounded by water. Some of the hardest-hit areas in Mississippi were under a flash flood watch on Tuesday. The National Weather Service said rainfall amounts of up...

Undated image released Monday Feb. 17, 2020, by Irish Coast Guard showing an abandoned cargo ship the MV Alta, that has washed up on the coast of County Cork, near Ballycotton, southern Ireland.  The MV Alta is believed to have had 10 crew members aboard who were rescued by the US Coast Guard.  Since September 2018, the ship has been drifting with no crew aboard, and it was last seen off the coast of West Africa before being washed up in southern Ireland during Storm Dennis. (Irish Coast Guard via AP)

UK grapples with severe floods, storm death toll rises to 3

Feb. 17, 2020 4:15 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain issued severe flood warnings Monday, advising of life-threatening danger after Storm Dennis dumped weeks' worth of rain in some places. A woman was found dead after being swept away by the floodwaters, the storm's third confirmed victim. To the east, Dennis' gale-force winds also left...

Water from the Pearl River floods Florence-Byram Road near Byram, Miss, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Authorities believe the flooding will rank as third highest, behind the historic floods of 1979 and 1983. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Hundreds still flooded from homes in Mississippi capital

Feb. 17, 2020 4:06 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The swollen Pearl River appeared to have crested Monday in Mississippi’s capital, but authorities warned the hundreds of evacuees in the Jackson area not to rush back home until they got the all clear, and a forecast of more rain put counties further south at risk of flooding....

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, smoke rises from the Arkema Inc. owned chemical plant in Crosby, near Houston, Texas. In February 2020, the Pennsylvania-based company, which is a subsidiary of a French chemical manufacturer, and three of its executives are set to stand trial in Houston in a case that legal experts say will be a challenge for prosecutors to win. (KTRK via AP, File)

Trial to begin over Arkema chemical plant fire during Harvey

Feb. 17, 2020 1:25 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Hurricane Harvey’s historic flooding in 2017 overwhelmed power systems at Arkema Inc.’s chemical plant in suburban Houston, eventually causing organic peroxides made at the facility to catch fire and explode, sending noxious black smoke into the air. The blaze forced the...

Jackson, Miss., homeowners use shovels to work their way through Pearl River floodwater in this Jackson, Miss., neighborhood Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Residents of Jackson braced Sunday for the possibility of catastrophic flooding in and around the Mississippi capital as the Pearl River rose precipitously after days of torrential rain. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Floods put Mississippi capital in 'precarious situation'

Feb. 17, 2020 4:48 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — With the waters in the Pearl River continuing to rise in and around Mississippi's capital city and more rain on the way this week, the governor warned residents that it would be days before flood waters start to recede. Gov. Tate Reeves said Sunday morning that the Pearl would...

Rescue operations continue as emergency services take families to safety, after flooding in Nantgarw, Wales, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Storm Dennis roared across Britain on Sunday, lashing towns and cities with high winds and dumping so much rain that authorities urged residents to protect themselves from

Wales bears the brunt as Storm Dennis hammers Britain

Feb. 16, 2020 12:26 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Storm Dennis hammered Britain Sunday, bringing a month's worth of rain in just 48 hours to parts of South Wales, which bore the brunt of the country's second severe storm inside a week. Rivers across Britain burst their banks and a number of severe flood warnings remained in place as...

People watch waves and rough seas pound against the harbour wall at Porthcawl in Wales, as Storm Dennis sweeps across the country, Saturday Feb. 15, 2020.  Enormous waves  are churning across the North Atlantic as Britain braces for a second straight weekend of wild winter weather and flooding. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

UK faces another fierce storm; 2 found dead in rough seas

Feb. 15, 2020 6:52 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Rescuers pulled two male bodies from rough seas off the coast of southeast England and military personnel mobilized to help build flood barriers Saturday as a second straight weekend of stormy weather wreaked havoc across Britain. The fourth named storm of the season, dubbed Dennis by...

Residents of Canton Club Circle subdivision in Northeast Jackson, Miss., use a boat to get to flooded homes Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (Cam Bonelli/Hattiesburg American via AP)

Mississippi braces for flooding amid cresting river

Feb. 15, 2020 3:53 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency Saturday amid predictions that a river running in the area around the state capital of Jackson could burst its banks and spark widespread flooding. Forecasters believe the Pearl River will crest at 38 feet (11.6 meters) Sunday...

FILE - In this July 28, 2019, file photo, a Spirit Airlines jet comes in for a landing at the airport in Latrobe, Pa. Spirit Airlines is moving its operations control center from South Florida to just outside Nashville, Tenn., after recent hurricanes forced the low-cost carrier to temporarily move some staff during storms, the company said Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Hurricanes prompt Spirit to move operations control center

Feb. 14, 2020 6:20 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Spirit Airlines is moving its operations control center from South Florida to just outside Nashville, Tennessee, after recent hurricanes forced the low-cost carrier to temporarily move some staff during storms, the company said Friday. The project to move the operations center from Miramar,...