Storms

Travelers walk during a rainstorm to the terminals at Oakland International Airport, Friday, April 6, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. A fierce Northern California storm Friday shut down Yosemite National Park, threatened mudslides in wildfire-ravaged wine country and could present the first test of a partially repaired offshoot of the nation's tallest dam that nearly collapsed last year. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
April 06, 2018 - 9:54 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a Northern California storm (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Heavy rain is falling in Northern California as a "Pineapple Express" storm system lashes the region. The National Weather Service says many areas have received about 2 inches (5 centimeters) of rain in the...
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April 06, 2018 - 6:46 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jeffrey B. Halverson, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (THE CONVERSATION) It was March 2017, and a winter storm named Stella promised to deliver up to a foot and a half of snow...
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April 03, 2018 - 8:09 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Stormy weather prompted Cincinnati to postpone its game scheduled for Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs, the second time during their opening homestand the Reds had to call off a game because of bad weather. The game was called after a 1-hour, 24-minute delay, and the clubs...
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April 02, 2018 - 3:22 pm
PHILLIPS STATION, Calif. (AP) — Storms hitting at the end of California's rainy season have eased the state's plunge back into drought. Water officials trekked to the Sierra Nevada on Monday to measure the late-winter snowpack. Runoff from the snow historically supplies about a third of the state's...
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April 02, 2018 - 10:36 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Monday that they have stepped up patrols to intercept a boat thought to be carrying dozens of people from Myanmar's beleaguered Rohingya Muslim minority seeking refuge in the country. Meanwhile, an expert on the plight of the Rohingya said the sighting of...
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March 29, 2018 - 6:29 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Roger Dube, Rochester Institute of Technology (THE CONVERSATION) Shortly after 4 a.m. on a crisp, cloudless September morning in 1859, the sky above what is currently Colorado erupted...
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Construction workers help excavate and widen Brays Bayou as part of a nearly $500 million flood control project Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Houston. The project, which will widen 21 miles of the bayou and build stormwater detention basins, has proceeded in fits and starts for more than 20 years due to inconsistent funding. The project is one of several large-scale flood control projects Houston-area officials are hoping to fully fund and build thanks to billions of federal dollars that have been allocated to pay for flood mitigation efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
March 24, 2018 - 4:44 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Large-scale projects long considered essential to easing Houston's flooding woes went to the top of the area's to-do list after Hurricane Harvey inundated large swaths of the nation's fourth-largest city. Seven months later, local officials are still looking for funding to undertake...
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In this Jan. 24, 2018 photo, Galena Park is hemmed in by heavy industry just east of downtown Houston along the ship channel. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 23, 2018 - 7:22 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property. More than a half-year after floodwaters swamped America's fourth-largest city,...
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In this Jan. 24, 2018 photo, Jessica Chastain talks about the flooding and chemical spills in her Galena Park neighborhood during and after Hurricane Harvey. The Houston neighborhood is a block away from chemical plants. A number of Harvey-related spills occurred near Chastain's home, including the 460,000-gallon gasoline spill at a Magellan Midstream Partners tank farm and nearly 52,000 pounds of crude oil from a Seaway Crude Pipeline Inc. tank. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 4:07 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — More than a half-year after Hurricane Harvey flooded America's largest corridor of energy and petrochemical plants, records show the storm's environmental assault was more widespread and severe than authorities publicly acknowledged. Piecing together county, state and federal records...
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In this Aug. 30, 2017 photo, the Arkema chemical plant is flooded from Hurricane Harvey in Crosby, Texas, northeast of Houston. Nearby residents complain of a 'bitter taste' about the sparse information authorities provided when chemicals at the plant caught fire. They say the company failed to provide sufficient warning beforehand while environmental officials misled them with assurances that the air and water were safe. Critics say testing by authorities and contractors was inadequate to determine whether public health was threatened. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 6:49 am
CROSBY, Texas (AP) — The skeleton crew at Arkema's chemical plant knew it was time to go by the morning of Aug. 29. Flooding from Hurricane Harvey had knocked out power. Thousands of gallons of chemical-laden water had spilled into the floodwaters. Soon, the company's stores of volatile organic...
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