In other news, North Dakota's Red River Valley is facing potential record flooding as the river rose to its highest levels in recorded history, and the Dow Jones industrial average gained nearly 7 percent for the week despite closing Friday…
President Barack Obama declared North Dakota a federal disaster area Thursday due to floodwaters that have closed roads and bridges throughout the Red River Valley and that weather specialists say have yet to crest. The mayor of Fargo and North…
Three years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, particularly New Orleans, the city's residents have once again evacuated as Hurricane Gustav hit the coast Monday. NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden reports from New Orleans.
In Shishmaref, Alaska -- a 600-person village 20 miles south of the Arctic Circle -- residents are feeling the effects of climate change: earlier sea ice melts and increasing storm surges. Tom Bearden reports on how the residents are coping.
More than two dozen levees along the Mississippi and its tributaries have broken under heavy flooding, leaving many communities questioning the region's levee system and land usage. Elizabeth Brackett reports from Illinois on the struggle to keep levees standing.
After heavy rains triggered massive flooding in Iowa, some farms were completely submerged, causing heavy crop and livestock losses. Elizabeth Brackett reports on how one Iowa farmer is coping with the damage.
As the Mississippi River continues to rise through Iowa, Illinois and Missouri, federal officials fear many of the existing levees will fail, stressing the region's flood prevention system. A civil engineer discusses the science of levees.
Flood fears eased in Iowa City Monday, as a string of towns along the Mississippi River prepared for new problems after recent torrential rains spurred heavy flooding. A reporter from Iowa Public Radio provides an update.
Record rainfall and historic numbers of tornadoes have wreaked havoc on many parts of the Midwest, particularly in Iowa where a Boy Scout camp was decimated and flooding has caused thousands to evacuate. Kwame Holman reports on the widespread damage.
Weeks after Cyclone Nargis devastated portions of Myanmar, its reclusive government has slowly allowed small numbers of foreign aid workers to enter the country. U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes updates the humanitarian situation.
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