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Damaged vehicles and trailers are seen in an area where flash flood waters that overran Skunk Creek, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in New River, Ariz., just northwest of Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Flood cleanup begins in Phoenix after heavy storms

  PHOENIX (AP) — Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and washing away thousands of cactuses at a farm north of […]

08/20/2014

A worker begins the task of cleaning up at least an inch of water covering the playing floor at Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, after a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard caused flooding that inundated several areas of the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)

UCLA will replace flooded Pauley Pavilion floor

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The famed hardwood court at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion will be replaced because of damage caused when 20 million gallons of water cascaded onto campus from a broken water main, the […]

08/01/2014

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power "Y" shaped juncture where a water rupture occurred, involving two main trunk lines is seen on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles Thursday, July 31, 2014. Work crews have stopped the last of the water gushing from a 30-inch pipe some 30 hours after it burst. Damage costs have yet to be pegged from the rupture of the pipeline that spewed more than 20 million gallons of water in the midst of California's worst drought in decades. The break in the 93-year-old pipe left a swath of the UCLA campus including its basketball arena swamped with water. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los […]

07/31/2014

Century-old pipe break points to national problem

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky […]

07/30/2014

Water shoots in the air from a broken 30-inch water main under Sunset Boulevard, uphill from UCLA in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The resulting flood inundated several areas of UCLA, including Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, a parking structure and several other building. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)

UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California’s worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and […]

07/30/2014

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Blake family shows Logan Blake, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Police have released the audio of a 911 call on June 30, 2014, that sparked an intense search for Blake and another Iowa teenager who were swept through an open storm drain during a flash flood, killing Blake. A female motorist flagged down by a friend of Blake called 911 on the evening of June 30 to report that “a boy went in the sewer.” (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Logan Blake family, File))

Iowa flooding 911 call: ‘A boy went in the sewer’

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A passing motorist tells authorities a “boy went in the sewer” and “his mother is yelling for him” during a 911 call that prompted a frantic search for two Iowa […]

07/10/2014

Dead cows to taken away by the Bosnian military from a farm near the Bosnian town of Bosanski Samac along river Sava, 200 kms north of Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

Tons of drowned livestock a new Balkan threat

SAMAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A new calamity emerged Tuesday in the flood-hit Balkans as rescue workers battled overflowing rivers — and were confronted by wastelands of drowned livestock. As the rainfall stopped and temperatures rose, […]

05/20/2014

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

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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

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