Judean Desert

Israel Rescues 150 Hikers Caught in Dead Sea Rain Storm

Some 150 hikers in the Judean Desert needed to be rescued after being caught in the first heavy rainfall of the season Monday morning. The hikers were in Nahal Og, which like other stream beds near the Dead Sea often sees flash flooding during heavy rains.


Trapped Houston Bakers Cook Up Plan to Help Fellow Houstonians

Thousands of people were trapped in their homes after Tropical Storm Harvey dropped record amounts of rain on Houston in recent days. But a few were trapped inside the El Bolillo bakery when the flood waters came and they decided to make lemonade out of lemons.

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo (Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press)

San Jose Balks at New ‘Sanctuary City’ Law

San Jose is considering a new “sanctuary city” law that would prevent cooperation with ICE. But even local Democrats are worried that the law will go too far.


Donald Trump Declares California a ‘Major Disaster’

President Donald Trump approved a declaration of a “major disaster” in California over the weekend, freeing up federal funds for flood relief in several rural counties in response to requests from Governor Jerry Brown and local residents.

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo (Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press)

Water District to San Jose’s Anti-Trump Mayor: You Failed

The Santa Clara Valley Water District wrote to anti-Trump San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo on Tuesday, placing blame squarely on his administration for mismanaging the Coyote Creek flood last month that caught the city by surprise and forced the evacuation of 14,000 residents.

Jerry Brown and Oroville and flooding (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Jerry Brown Seeks ‘Common Ground’ with Donald Trump

California Gov. Jerry Brown cited the disaster relief and infrastructure needs of his state as he told reporters on Monday in Washington, D.C. that there are areas where he is seeking to work with the Trump Administration.

Gov. Jerry Brown of California September 22, 2015 in Seattle, WA.

Calexit? Jerry Brown Asks Trump for Aid — for the 4th Time

California Gov. Jerry Brown asked President Donald Trump on Sunday for federal emergency assistance for the fourth time in just two months since the new administration took office, putting the nascent “CalExit” movement in a difficult position.

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El Niño Weather Pattern Would Further Drench California Next Year

The National Weather Service’s latest observation for the oscillation between years of El Niño versus Lina Nina weather patterns is currently neutral, but climate forecasters predict early signs of a strong El Niño could drench California again next year.

Oroville Dam main spillway (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Race Against Rain: Oroville Dam Must Drain 50 Feet by Wednesday

Officials are releasing water from the Oroville Dam, the nation’s highest, at the astonishing rate of 100,000 cubic feet per second, with the goal of lowering the lake’s elevation by 50 feet before a week of rain and snow hits the region Wednesday.

Jerry Brown UN Climate Paris (Michel Euler / Associated Press)

California Governor Jerry Brown Asks President Trump for Help

On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown sought federal help from President Trump by asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to declare “a major disaster” in California in light of the damage done by recent storms.

SFO (Kyle Harmon / Flickr / CC)

SFO Airport Sinkhole ‘Emergency’ as Flight Volume Soars

Federal and state transportation officials are warning that San Francisco Airport’s rapidly deteriorating seawall has created the risk of runway flooding and sinkholes as passenger volume soars. San Francisco is legend for environmental hypocrisy, such as flooding the beautiful Hetch


Louisiana Flood Victims Widely Targeted by Fraudsters

Scammers and fraudulent relief efforts are directly targeting Louisiana’s flood victims, U.S. Attorney Walt Green announced during a National Center for Disaster Fraud press conference.

North Korea, Hoery?ng : In this handout photo taken on September 7, 2016 and released on September 13, 2016 by UNICEF DPRK a local representative of red cross (C left) surveys the damage to houses, caused by heavy flooding of the Tumen river along the road from Musan to Yonsa …

North Korea Threatens Nuclear Armageddon, Asks for Food

North Korea discovered that one of the problems with spending most of your impoverished Communist dungeon state’s GDP on military hardware is that you don’t have much left over to handle emergencies, such as a flood that leaves 100,000 people homeless.

RESERVE, LA - AUGUST 30: Jewel Rico and her dog Chico are rescued from flood waters from Hurricane Isaac on August 30, 2012 in Reserve, Louisiana. Isaac, downgraded Wednesday to a tropical depression, is moving slowly inland, dumping huge amounts of rain and knocking out power to Louisianans in scattered …

Study Blames Louisiana Flooding on ‘Global Warming’

A new study alleges that human-induced global warming is a fundamental cause behind the 7.1 trillion gallons of torrential rainfall that a storm dumped on Louisiana in August, leading to a flooding disaster that killed at least 13 people and caused more than $1 billion in damage.