- Latest on flooding: Texas having wettest month on record Updated: May-27-15 4:37 pm
- Deaths highlight hidden danger from municipal storm drains Updated: May-27-15 4:09 pm
The drowning of an Oklahoma firefighter and a Texas teenager in storms that swept through the Southwest highlight the persistent dangers posed by storm drains that help protect neighborhoods during flash flooding but can suck in unsuspecting residents and rescue workers.
- Death toll climbs to 19 from storms in Texas and Oklahoma Updated: May-27-15 3:21 pm
WIMBERLEY, Texas - The death toll from a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma climbed to 19 on Wednesday, with more than a dozen others missing, and another round of rain threatened to complicate the cleanup in hard-hit Houston.
- Red River in Louisiana expected to flood by June Updated: May-27-15 12:50 pm
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - A National Weather Service scientist has warned Louisiana officials that the Red River could soon reach its highest level in 25 years.
- Floods in northwest Romania leave 1 dead, dozens evacuated Updated: May-27-15 12:28 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania - Officials in Romania say flooding in the country's northwest has killed at least one person, damaged homes and forced emergency evacuations.
- UN agency to hire mountain guides, porters for Nepal relief Updated: May-27-15 9:16 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - The U.N. food agency is hiring thousands of mountain and trekking guides, porters and other workers to carry food, medicine, tents and supplies to Nepal's mostly inaccessible northern villages where two powerful earthquakes destroyed houses, officials said Wednesday.
- Japan nuclear plant obtains final permit needed to restart Updated: May-27-15 9:07 am
TOKYO - A nuclear plant in southern Japan on Wednesday obtained the final permit needed to restart its reactors, paving the way for it to become the first to go back online under new safety standards introduced after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
- Texas flooding overwhelms popular bed-and-breakfast region Updated: May-26-15 10:31 pm
WIMBERLEY, Texas - The vacation house where two families were to spend Memorial Day weekend was already gone, swept down the swollen Blanco River, when Carissa Smith's husband arrived.
- Water center to aid in crises like drought, floods Updated: May-26-15 5:24 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - A new federal center will help improve forecasts and emergency response during future water crises like the California drought and flooding in Texas, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said Tuesday.
- $42 million 'nose-to-tail' upgrade for 2 hurricane hunters Updated: May-26-15 1:31 pm
TAMPA, Florida - The hurricane planes known affectionately as "Miss Piggy" and "Kermit" are getting new Rolls-Royce engines, new wings and better radar.
- California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought Updated: May-25-15 9:32 pm
SYDNEY - California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.
- Forecasters warn of tornadoes, floods in Oklahoma Updated: May-25-15 8:10 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A series of tornadoes was reported across eastern Oklahoma Monday according to the National Weather Service, whose forecasters warned the state to brace for flooding and more severe weather overnight.
- Tornado damage assessment wraps up in Delmont area Updated: May-25-15 11:35 am
DELMONT, South Dakota - State and federal officials have wrapped up an assessment of tornado damage to homes and businesses in Charles Mix and Douglas counties, including the town of Delmont.
- Moore residents still recover 2 years after deadly tornado Updated: May-24-15 1:32 pm
MOORE, Oklahoma - Two years after a massive tornado destroyed homes and businesses in Moore, residents are still recovering.
- Governor: NC residents should prepare for hurricane season Updated: May-24-15 4:53 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory is advising North Carolina residents to prepare for hurricane season, which officially begins June 1.
- 3 years after tornado, West Liberty optimistic about future Updated: May-23-15 2:31 pm
WEST LIBERTY, Kentucky - Three years after a tornado destroyed much of West Liberty, proposals submitted by architecture students have residents thinking optimistically about the rebuilding effort.
- Hurricane-prep sales tax break starts Monday in Virginia Updated: May-23-15 9:05 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginians who want to stock up on batteries, bottled water and other supplies for the hurricane season will get a tax break starting Monday.
- China contributing experts, troops to disaster relief drills Updated: May-23-15 1:07 am
BEIJING - China is contributing 600 personnel, including 49 from the military, to multinational disaster relief exercises in Malaysia, the first time it has taken part in such an effort, the Defense Ministry said Saturday.
- Disaster recovery center closing in Franklin County Updated: May-22-15 6:05 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The disaster recovery center opened in Franklin County to help people after storms last month will close Saturday.
- More federal money awarded for Minot water plant project Updated: May-22-15 12:58 pm
MINOT, North Dakota - The city of Minot is getting a $6.1 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help protect the city's water treatment plant and keep it functioning during a flood.
- Fund set up for Joplin tornado victim closes, board disbands Updated: May-21-15 3:04 pm
JOPLIN, Missouri - A fund established after the 2011 Joplin tornado has been closed and its board disbanded after distributing nearly $1 million to assist residents and nonprofits in recovery efforts.
- WSU researcher says drought could get worse Updated: May-21-15 2:26 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The drought conditions in Washington that prompted Gov. Jay Inslee last week to declare an emergency are likely to grow worse because of a strengthening El Nino tropical weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean, a weather researcher for Washington State University said Thursday.
- Asia-Pacific militaries seek to develop amphibious skills Updated: May-20-15 11:58 pm
HONOLULU - Japanese Maj. Gen. Jiro Hiroe turned to numbers to explain to his counterparts from other nations why Japan is developing the skills to move troops from sea to shore: his nation has 6,852 islands and 6,414 of them are uninhabited.
- Union County homeowners won't see flood insurance surcharge Updated: May-20-15 9:34 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - More than 400 homeowners whose property lies along the Missouri River in southeast South Dakota are no longer facing a potential surcharge on their flood insurance.
- May storms helping to fight wildfire season Updated: May-20-15 3:04 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - May has been an unusual month for drought-stricken New Mexico, as cool and wet storms throughout the state have kept wildfires away but have also raised other safety concerns.