- Wash. lawmakers approve drought relief Updated: Jul-01-15 4:28 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - State lawmakers have approved $16 million in emergency drought relief over two years to help farmers and others struggling with water shortages.
- Rain keeps River Raisin floodwaters high in Monroe County Updated: Jul-01-15 1:16 pm
DUNDEE, Michigan - Forecasters say rain kept water high along the River Raisin in Monroe County, prolonging area flooding
- University mine rescue teams join to set rules, competitions Updated: Jul-01-15 11:29 am
PITTSBURGH - Don Hager knows that not all of the students he trains on Virginia Tech's mine rescue team will follow his career path into a coal mine, especially as that industry lays off workers.
- Wildfire forces evacuations near Quincy in Grant County Updated: Jul-01-15 6:22 am
SPOKANE, Washington - Officials say a wildfire has forced some rural residents near Quincy, Washington, to flee their homes.
- Firefighters gain on California wildfires; heat sets in Updated: Jun-30-15 10:13 pm
LOMPOC, California - Firefighters made progress against wildfires burning throughout California but weather was becoming a potential problem as a heat wave built in some regions and the threat of thunderstorms, gusty winds and lightning persisted elsewhere.
- Lincoln City Council denies over $600K in sewage claims Updated: Jun-30-15 4:22 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The Lincoln City Council has rejected more than $600,000 in claims by residents whose homes were damaged by sewage during heavy rains.
- Disaster unemployment assistance available in Arkansas Updated: Jun-30-15 11:52 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Residents in nine Arkansas counties declared disaster areas because of recent storms, tornadoes and flooding may be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance.
- Teen scraps Facebook tornado drill after officials complain Updated: Jun-30-15 10:56 am
BUTLER, Pennsylvania - A 17-year-old has scrapped plans to conduct a Facebook tornado warning drill after 911 officials in his western Pennsylvania county raised concerns.
- Most evacuations lifted as wildfire near old mission slows Updated: Jun-30-15 12:59 am
LOMPOC, California - Most evacuations were lifted near a wildfire that broke out Monday in a rural area of Lompoc, not far from one of California's historic Spanish missions.
- Weekend rains bring relief for Alaska wildfire crews Updated: Jun-29-15 9:11 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Rains brought relief to crews battling many Alaska wildfires over the weekend. But heading into the holiday weekend, conditions are expected to heat up, capping a record fire month.
- Unrelenting rain leads to more flooding in Midwest Updated: Jun-29-15 4:07 pm
ST. LOUIS - A wet June turned worse after strong weekend storms drenched the Midwest, adding to concern that already-serious flooding won't go away anytime soon.
- Rising river forces evacuation of trailer park near Hannibal Updated: Jun-29-15 8:08 am
TAYLOR, Missouri - Up to 100 residents were evacuated from a mobile home park in northeast Missouri because of rising flood waters.
- Pre-disaster planning grants to help historic properties Updated: Jun-29-15 5:09 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources has a new grant program to assist historic preservation needs in the event of a disaster in six counties.
- County official finds lessons in Delmont tornado aftermath Updated: Jun-28-15 1:44 pm
BROOKINGS, South Dakota - While observing the aftermath of a tornado in the community of Delmont, the emergency manager of Brookings County picked up some lessons on how to deal with natural disasters.
- Power out, trees down after storm hits much of Missouri Updated: Jun-26-15 7:53 pm
ST. LOUIS - Storms with wind gusts up to 80 mph and torrential rains swept across Missouri overnight into Friday morning, leaving more than 150,000 homes and businesses without power and forcing dozens of water rescues.
- GOP lawmakers introduce revised federal drought relief bill Updated: Jun-25-15 6:22 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican members of California's congressional delegation are tackling drought relief again with a wide-ranging bill introduced Thursday that attempts to speed up new water storage projects and move more water through river pumps for farms and cities.
- Nebraska receives disaster declaration for storm damage Updated: Jun-25-15 5:09 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - President Barack Obama has issued a disaster declaration for parts of Nebraska struck by recent severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding.
- Fayette County added to storms federal disaster declaration Updated: Jun-25-15 2:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Fayette County has been added to the list of federal disaster areas in Texas following deadly severe weather that began in early May.
- Des Moines, other Polk County cities prepare for flooding Updated: Jun-25-15 1:07 pm
CLIVE, Iowa - West Des Moines, Clive and other Polk County cities prepared Thursday for more flooding as rivers and creeks rose past flood stages following heavy rains.
- Donors pledge $4.4 billion for earthquake-hit Nepal Updated: Jun-25-15 12:10 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Donor nations and agencies announced $4.4 billion in aid for Nepal on Thursday, covering about two-thirds of what the Himalayan nation says it needs to rebuild from devastating earthquakes that killed more than 8,800 people and made millions homeless.
- Evacuations off for 1,000 near northern LA County wildfire Updated: Jun-25-15 1:19 am
SANTA CLARITA, California - Evacuations have been canceled for some 1,000 people north of Los Angeles as a brush fire that consumed some 350 acres has been reduced to smoldering hotspots.
- Another round of rain, storms forecast in Oklahoma, Arkansas Updated: Jun-24-15 8:17 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Officials in waterlogged Oklahoma and Arkansas, where recent downpours have flooded roads, caused a rock slide and forced the evacuation of a small town, are bracing for more rain from a storm expected this week.
- Feds give California funds for drought aid, restoration Updated: Jun-24-15 6:31 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Federal officials said Wednesday another $150 million would be provided to aid California drought aid programs.
- Rains cool Pakistan as heat wave's death toll climbs to 838 Updated: Jun-24-15 1:58 pm
KARACHI, Pakistan - A cool wind from the sea and pre-monsoon rains brought the first signs of respite to southern Pakistan on Wednesday as the death toll from a scorching heat wave climbed to 838 - a high figure even for a nation accustomed to sizzling hot summers.
- Deputies save woman from car nearly submerged in floodwaters Updated: Jun-24-15 1:55 am
DANBY TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Two sheriff's deputies have saved a woman from her car that was nearly submerged in floodwaters in a rural area outside Lansing.