flooding

A man runs through Shoreline Aquatic Park in Long Beach, Calif. on Saturday, March 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Saturated slopes worry California cities

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Saturated mountainsides loomed over foothill communities on Saturday as a storm centered off California rotated bands of rain into a state that sorely needs the moisture but not at such dangerously […]

03/01/2014

In this Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, a fire crew stands watch along a fire break near a burn operation on the southern flank of the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in California. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service, Mike McMillan)

Scientists assess damage from Yosemite-area fire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Scientists are assessing the damage from a massive wildfire burning around Yosemite National Park, laying plans to protect habitat and waterways as the fall rainy season approaches. Members of the federal […]

09/08/2013

Flash floods strand cars in Southern CA desert

NEEDLES, Calif. (AP) – Thunderstorms in the Southern California desert dropped several inches of rain Sunday, causing flash floods that stranded vehicles on roadways. The California Highway Patrol shut the Interstate 40 and U.S. 95 […]

08/25/2013

Heavy rains flood homes, roads in North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – A system of thunderstorms across western North Carolina stalled on Saturday and dumped about a foot of rain on the area, causing power outages and flash floods that swamped homes and […]

07/27/2013

(AP Photo)

2,000 without power after thunderstorm hits Vegas

(AP)  Some 2,000 people are still without power around Las Vegas, a day after an intense thunderstorm toppled utility lines, brought flooding to parts of the Strip, caused major damage to a condominium complex and […]

07/20/2013

As Sandy spins toward US, Haiti still faces flood woes

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – The leader of Haiti is calling the post-Hurricane Sandy situation in his country “a disaster of major proportions.” Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe says “The whole south is under water.” Jamaica, Cuba […]

10/27/2012