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MINOT, N.D. — North Dakota’s fourth-largest city, already bracing for record flooding, learned late Thursday that the Souris River is rising faster than forecast.
“The water is coming in deeper and faster than was expected,” North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple said.
The U.S. Army [...]
The deadly tornado that flattened much of Joplin, Mo., caused up to $3 billion worth of damage, according to an Eqecat estimate.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo., killing at least 117 people, may have caused up to $3 billion worth of damage, according to an estimate from a catastrophe risk modeling firm released Tuesday.
Eqecat Inc. estimated that the tornado that flattened the [...]
An estimated 4,000 residents in several low-lying Louisiana towns have been forced to evacuate at 5 p.m. on Sunday after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorized the opening of floodgates on the Morganza Spillway, according to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. The aim of opening the floodgates is to prevent further devastation downriver in the highly-populated cities of Baton Rouge and New Orleans, but towns [...]
At a late Sunday afternoon press briefing, Col. Vernon Reichling of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the Mississippi River in Memphis, usually a half-mile wide, now measures 3 miles across. Reichling said he expected the river to crest Tuesday at 48 feet, just below the record set in 1937 of 48.7 feet; it is the first time the Mississippi River has exceeded even 41 feet since that record [...]
(Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can blow up a Mississippi River levee, which would flood Missouri farmland but prevent flooding an Illinois town.
U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. ruled that the Corps had the right to breach the levee to prevent flooding in Cairo, Illinois, as permitted by a 1928 law.
The levee breach would flood 130,000 acres of Missouri [...]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has put off making a final decision on a controversial plan to intentionally breach a levee protecting valuable farmland from the rising Mississippi River.
The agency made the announcement Tuesday in Memphis following a teleconference and decided to put off a formal decision on the plan until at least Wednesday, when [...]