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    May 27, 2015  

    Rain and flooding has hammered parts of the Midwest and the Plains this week. The National Weather Service issued another flood warning for Houston, Texas, following another stormy night throughout the region. In Ohio, a tornado churned through a small town, while in Oklahoma, Gov. Mary Fallin toured areas ravaged by water. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • Flood Waters Threaten To Break Dam Outside Of Dallas
    May 27, 2015  

    The streets of Houston are still flooded after an onslaught of severe storms, and the city is bracing for more rain in the coming days. Officials say six people have died in Houston from the flooding so far. Judy Woodruff learns more from Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the Los Angeles Times about how the already-saturated state is coping. Continue reading

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    May 26, 2015  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, parts of Houston were under water after torrential downpours overnight. There were more than 500 water rescues and about 2,500 vehicles were abandoned by people seeking higher ground. Elsewhere, 40 people went missing in a vacation area on the Blanco River. Also, a federal appeals court panel maintained a ruling blocking President Obama’s immigration executive action. Continue reading

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Caption:AUSTIN, TX - MAY 25: Parts of the city are shown inundated after days of heavy rain on May 25, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott toured the damage zone where one person is confirmed dead and at least 12 others missing in flooding along the Rio Blanco, which reports say rose as much as 40 feet in places, caused by more than 10 inches of rain over a four-day period. The governor earlier declared a state of emergency in 24 Texas counties. (Photo by Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images)
    May 26, 2015   BY  

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster for more than two dozen Texas counties in the wake of torrential flooding.
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  • SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 09: People walk for makeshift rescue boats  in a flooded area  on September 09, 2014 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. Kashmir has been devastated by the worst floods to hit the region in decades. More than a million people have been cut off from clean water, thousands of buildings submerged in flood waters have been left uninhabitable. People who are caught in the submerged houses due to the catastrophic floods are forced to remain on housetops. The floods in the Himalayan region of Kashmir are believed to be the worst in decades, the death toll from catastrophic floods in Kashmir climbed to more than 150 and affecting more than 100,000 families. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)
    September 9, 2014   BY  

    The death toll from Kashmir’s heaviest rainfall in 50 years rose to more than 400 on Tuesday. Six days of heavy rainfall that began on Sept. 3 has submerged more than 2,000 villages near the border of India-controlled Kashmir and Pakistan in the Himalayan region, putting more than 1.5 million people in danger. Officials expect the conditions to worsen for the next few days and have told approximately 700,000 people to abandon their homes. Continue reading

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    August 15, 2014  

    Eight months of civil war in South Sudan has forced more than 1.5 million people out of their homes. Even those who found shelter in United Nations camps around the country endure desperate living situations, made worse by the country’s rainy season. Special correspondent Nick Harper reports from the town of Malakal. Continue reading

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    August 12, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, major Michigan interstates were closed after record-breaking rains caused flooding, shutting down General Motor’s tech center near Detroit. Also, the government of Russia dispatched a miles-long convoy of trucks toward the Ukrainian border under the auspices of a humanitarian aid mission to pro-Russian rebels. Continue reading

  • Flooding Monday in Warren, Michigan. Photo by Jacqueline Ciolek
    August 12, 2014   BY  

    The aftermath of a Monday storm that unleashed nearly five inches of rain on the Detroit area is still being felt Tuesday.
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    July 31, 2014  

    Lyons, Colorado, was cut off from the world for three days when it suffered devastating floods that damaged hundreds of houses and killed one. Nearly a year later, Lyons celebrates its survival with the return of the RockyGrass Festival, one of the nation’s leading bluegrass events. Jeffrey Brown tells the story of a community uniting over music and their remaining struggles in rebuilding. Continue reading

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    At least 12 people were killed and an unknown number still missing, officials say, after heavy flooding and torrential rains paralyzed parts of Bulgaria today.

    In the worst-hit Black Sea resort town of Varna, floodwaters rose up to 3.2 ft., cars were swept on top of one another, and thick mud blanketed the streets. Continue reading