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2 new bridges planned on flood-prone Iowa highway

Jun. 18, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — Two new bridges are planned for a highway low spot near a Missouri River bridge that connects southeast Nebraska with southwest Iowa. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Iowa Transportation Department will begin taking bids next month for construction of eastbound and westbound...

Flooding produces another problem _ more mosquitoes

Jun. 18, 2019 5:46 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A wet spring and dangerous flooding have created a nasty byproduct — more mosquitoes. The Illinois Department of Public Health said Monday that the flooding has made conditions ripe for floodwater mosquitoes. They're also known as nuisance mosquitoes and don't carry disease...

Oregon Democrats rally behind cap-and-trade emissions plan

Jun. 17, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming. The House approved the plan 36-24 Monday after nearly six hours of debate, with supporters...

Federal flood assistance granted to 4 more Oklahoma counties

Jun. 17, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal disaster assistance has been approved for four more Oklahoma counties affected by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes last month. Gov. Kevin Stitt said Monday the Federal Emergency Management Agency had added Cherokee, Le Flore, Noble and Nowata counties to a list of 17 other...

Flooding closes Great Basin National Park campground

Jun. 17, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Flooding from rapid snow melt has closed a campground at Great Basin National Park near the Nevada-Utah line and triggered flood warnings into Wednesday for parts of southern Elko County in northeast Nevada. A Park Service official said Monday the Baker Creek Campground was closed Friday...

Weather Service confirms 9 tornadoes in central Indiana

Jun. 17, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Weather Service says at least nine tornadoes struck Indiana, damaging a school and other buildings and downing trees. It says three EF2 tornadoes with winds up to 130 mph (210 kph) struck Greene, Monroe and Rush counties during Saturday's outbreak and an EF-1 tornado with...

Kentucky rain contributes to 1 death, 4 rescues

Jun. 17, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

TAYLORSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Heavy rains led to the death of a man in Kentucky and the rescues of four other people Monday in two separate incidents, officials said. The first call for help came as a family tried to drive over a flooded bridge in Taylorsville and was swept away by the fast-moving water....

Tornado confirmed in western Pennsylvania

Jun. 17, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

PARKER, Pa. (AP) — Weather officials have confirmed that a tornado touched down during storms over the weekend in western Pennsylvania. The National Weather Service said Monday it had confirmed an EF-1 tornado with winds up to 105 mph Sunday in Butler and Armstrong counties near and within the city of...

The Latest: Gov asks feds to declare fisheries disaster

Jun. 17, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on how Midwest flooding affects seafood (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Louisiana's governor has asked the federal government to declare a fisheries disaster for the state. Gov. John Bel Edwards said Monday that he asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for the declaration. He...

Corps closes 3 serious Missouri River levee breaches in Iowa

Jun. 17, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Three of the four worst levee breaches along the Missouri River in southwest Iowa are expected to be closed Monday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said. After flooding in March and May resulted in 40 breaches that left the state with a hefty price tag in damages, Iowa is now closer to...