To prevent flooding, communities often raise levees next to rivers higher and higher. Now, a new approach is about backing off, moving levees away from rivers to create floodplains.
The Sierra Nevada region where the park is located experienced snowfall at over 300% than usual this past winter. Flooding may happen into May and June, the park said.
The state experienced record snowfall last winter, and as snow melts, it could cause natural disasters, such as avalanches and mudslides, Gov. Spencer Cox says.
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Another atmospheric river set to arrive Monday could worsen already severe flooding, as the extra rain and snowmelt threaten to overflow rivers and streams at lower elevations.
Frozen sprinklers and pipes burst and flooded hallways, units, and lobbies at apartment complexes and businesses — usually accompanied by blaring fire alarms — after the frigid Christmas weekend.
Extremely heavy rain fell in the hardest-hit provinces. About 75% more water is falling during the heaviest rainstorms in the region, according to a new scientific analysis.
Schools have reopened, the water is on and the Salvation Army has stopped providing meals.
Officials are scrambling to restore water service in northwest Georgia after flash flooding submerged pumps and flooded buildings. Chattooga County officials said Tuesday that taps for 8,000 customers in Summerville, Menlo and surrounding areas would stay dry through at least Wednesday.
Parts of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia were under flash flood watches through Monday evening. Among the hardest-hit areas in this weekend's storm was northwest Georgia.
Record rainfall trigged flash floods at Death Valley National Park that swept away cars, closed all roads and stranded hundreds of visitors and workers.
As the Earth heats up, heavy rain is getting more common across the United States. That means more severe floods happen more often.
Climate change means more rain and higher seas, which adds up to more flooded homes. Even a small amount of water indoors can cost a lot.
Major floods have devastated Eastern Kentucky and parts of Virginia and West Virginia. The death toll continues to climb as search and rescue teams cover the affected areas.
There are no confirmed deaths or injuries in the remote pocket of southwest Virginia hit by flooding. It impacted several small communities in a county that borders West Virginia and Kentucky.