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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017 file photo a sign is submerged in the water from Coyote Creek in Morgan Hill, Calif. U.S. officials are worried that an earthquake could collapse a big dam near Silicon Valley. They ordered its reservoir to be completely drained by October, 2020, due to concerns that the dam could send floodwaters into communities. Retrofit plans have been in the works for years and the dam's water level has been kept at a maximum of 74% since 2009. As of Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, the reservoir was just 29% full. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Earthquake risk prompts order to drain California dam

Feb. 25, 2020 4:05 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Worried that an earthquake could collapse a big dam south of San Francisco, officials have ordered its reservoir to be completely drained by October to reduce the risk of floodwaters spilling into Silicon Valley. The 240-foot (73-meter) high earthen Anderson Dam, built in 1950...

Hoboken gets boost for park that will also hold floodwaters

Feb. 25, 2020 1:40 PM EST

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Hoboken, one of the areas in New Jersey hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, is making progress toward completing a large public park that will double as a reservoir for nearly 2 million gallons of storm water to prevent it from flooding city streets. On Monday, officials announced the...

Motorist pass a flooded soybean field in Tupelo Mississippi, Monday, Feb.  24, 2020, as heavy rains throughout the month have prevented area farmers from prepping their fields for the upcoming year.(Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP)

Relentless rain, rising rivers keep flooding southern towns

Feb. 25, 2020 12:39 PM EST

SARALAND, Ala. (AP) — This winter’s relentless rains across the South are still draining into rising rivers, leading to ongoing flooding in some communities. In south Alabama, the Bayou Sara is forecast to crest at 8 feet (2.4 meters) by Wednesday evening and remain near that level through the...

Fargo to begin filling sandbags in case of Red River flood

Feb. 25, 2020 7:32 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A city building dubbed Sandbag Central will soon be open for business as Fargo leaders prepare for spring flooding along the Red River, the city administrator said Monday night. Bruce Grubb told city commissioners of plans to fill 250,000 sandbags in order to protect the city to 41 feet,...

Indonesian youths play in flood water in a neighborhood in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Overnight rains caused rivers to burst their banks in greater Jakarta sending muddy water into residential and commercial areas, inundating thousands of homes and paralyzing parts of the city's transport networks, officials said. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Thousands caught in floods in Indonesia's sinking capital

Feb. 25, 2020 4:47 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Floods that have crippled much of Indonesia's capital worsened Tuesday, inundating thousands of homes and buildings, including the presidential palace, and paralyzing transport networks, officials and witnesses said. Overnight rains caused more rivers to burst their banks in...

Body found, ID'd as man swept away by Arizona flood waters

Feb. 24, 2020 9:20 PM EST

TONTO BASIN, Ariz. (AP) — Crews searching for a missing hiker in the Tonto National Forest found a body Monday and said it's been identified as a man missing since last weekend. Gila County Sheriff's officials say 44-year-old Shiloh Dorsett of Mesa and another hiker were trying to use Bull Canyon as a...

Arizona off-roading family, dog saved from raging flood

Feb. 24, 2020 8:32 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona family and their dog narrowly avoided being swept away after their mini sports utility vehicle got stuck in rushing floodwaters. Dramatic video broadcast by media outlets from the Saturday night rescue shows the family of five holding onto the roll cage of the SUV in Sycamore...

Heavy rains, flooding pummel Cairo and parts of Egypt

Feb. 24, 2020 3:27 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Heavy rains pummeled the Egyptian capital of Cairo and other parts of the country Monday, causing massive traffic jams and flooding on many key roads. The downpour also forced authorities to suspend classes the following day at schools and universities across the country, from Alexandria in...

Editorial Roundup:

Feb. 24, 2020 12:00 PM EST

The Dallas Morning News. February 22, 2020 Governor Abbott gives the gift of hope by making it easier for trafficking victims to apply for clemency The announcement from Austin is good news we’ve been waiting for On Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott granted a Christmas wish that has been on our list for two...

Rainfall sets record for Phoenix as baseball games canceled

Feb. 22, 2020 2:12 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Rainfall in Phoenix on Saturday set a record for the date as soggy conditions prompted cancellation of some spring training baseball games. The National Weather Service reported 0.9 inch (2.3 centimeters) of rain by late morning Saturday, easily breaking the previous record of 0.45 inch...