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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

  • 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

  • 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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    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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • June 20, 2014   BY  

    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