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Contractor Finishes Oroville Dam Spillway Rebuild Before Rain Season

The Kiewit Corporation contractor poured the final smooth layer of cement on the Oroville Dam spillway chute Wednesday and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is set to certify that the massive repair job was completed by the November 1 deadline.

Oroville Dam rebuild (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Houston Police Officer Drowned in Harvey Floodwaters

A Houston Police Department (HPD) officer lost his life when driving a patrol car on Sunday morning. The vehicle became submerged in the flood waters at Interstate-45 and the Hardy Toll Road.


WATCH: Harvey Flood Victim Catches Fish in Living Room

HOUSTON, Texas — A video of a man catching a fish in his flooded living room in Houston is going viral on Facebook. The unidentified flood victim and a female off camera are laughing as he chases the large fish in his home.

Living Room Catfishing

Elephants Deployed in Nepal to Rescue Flood Victims

The resort city of Sauraha in southern Nepal has been struck by severe floods that cut power to over 100,000 people and left a large number of tourists stranded in hotels. With roads blocked and bridges down, the government decided to send in a squad of rescue elephants.

Elephants Deployed in Nepal to Rescue Flood Victims

California Rain Expected to Boost Hydro-Electric Revenue

Data from the U.S. Energy Information Agency suggest that the state could receive an extra $900 million in new hydro-electric revenue as a result of record California rain — and that the cash could pay for some of the damage to the Oroville Dam, the Los Angeles Aqueduct, and much of California’s key flood control infrastructure.

Oroville Lake and Dam (Breitbart News)

GOP Lawmaker to Cajun Navy: Get a Permit Before Helping Flood Survivors

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – A local beloved rescue crew dubbed the “Cajun Navy” made up of citizen heroes who saved hundreds of residents during Louisiana’s unprecedented flooding disaster could soon find that in order to rescue neighbors, they will need a permit.


‘Cajun Navy’ Organizes Rescue Efforts in Louisiana Floods

A collection of Louisiana residents equipped with smartphone apps and personal watercrafts have built an auxiliary force to help local law enforcement perform recovery and supply runs to neighbors in need amid historic floods.


Taylor Swift Donates $1M for Louisiana Flood Relief

BATON ROUGE, LA. – Crossover pop icon Taylor Swift has donated $1 million to help Louisiana flooding victims, who have been suffering from Hurricane Katrina-like flooding in the state’s capital of Baton Rouge and neighboring parishes.


Britain To Review Defences After Floods

(AFP) – The British government is to review its flood defences after a powerful storm caused severe flooding, swamping hundreds of homes, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday. The Conservative leader visited Carlisle, a city in the hard-hit Cumbria region

flood victims

El Niño Rain, Snow Lost to Lack of Infrastructure

Despite El Niño generating three times the amount of snow in Mammoth in the first half of this month as it did for the entire month of November last year, California’s failure to build infrastructure means most rain will be lost to run-off and flooding.

California snow (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

El Niño: Most Californians Lack Flood Insurance

With the Federal Emergency Management Agency urging all Californians to buy low-cost federally subsidized flood insurance in anticipation of the most powerful El Niño condition in history, residents should buy immediately.

California Storm Flood Dec. 2014 (Associated Press)

Forget El Niño: ‘PDO’ Could Flood California

While climatologists keep an eye on what could be an historic El Niño on the West Coast this winter, another, less-well-known weather pattern currently developing in the Pacific Ocean could end California’s drought and then some–leaving the Golden State up to its ears in rainfall for up to a decade.

California ocean (Evan / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Watch: Colorado Flood Waters Carry Vehicles Away

The weather in Colorado Springs, CO has gotten so bad that the flooding is now picking up parked vehicles in at least one community and carrying them down the streets. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings and has advised people


FloodAidTX Concert to Raise Money for Central Texas Flood Victims

“It’s hell and high water, that you’re going through,” goes the chorus of Alex Harvey and T. Graham Brown’s 1986 country hit, and that certainly was the experience for hundreds of Central Texas families during the devastating floods last month. Hundreds

El Niño: Insurers Prepare for Flood Damage Losses

With temperatures dropping into the high teens, and about 7 inches of snow falling for the next three days, Mammoth Mountain is on track to get its most snow since December 2014. The unseasonal snowfall in the Sierras will not break the drought, but the National Climate Prediction Center’s decision to raise the probability of El Niño to 90 percent has insurance companies scrambling to model losses they expect to suffer from El Niño flood damage.

The Associated Press

100,000 Gallons of Water Flood Hollywood Hills

A water main from 1926 broke in the Hollywood Hills during the early morning hours on Wednesday, letting over 100,000 gallons of water loose onto the streets, resulting in damage to sidewalks and submerging vehicles.

Hollywood Flood (Nick Ut / Associated Press)