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  • ‘Rescuers’ busted extorting Hawaii flood victims for cash

    Authorities in Hawaii are investigating multiple complaints from people who say they were rescued when heavy rains battered Kauai — by scammers who then tried to extort them for cash. One of those faux Samaritans, identified by police as Stephen Koehne – a self-described “pirate” – was busted Thursday on charges of extortion, robbery and...

    New York Post
  • Passing motorist rescues woman trapped in Montana flood

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A passing motorist rescued a woman trapped on top of a vehicle nearly submerged by the frigid floodwaters that have covered roads and threatened homes and farms across northern Montana,… The post Passing motorist rescues woman trapped in Montana flood appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Passing motorist rescues woman trapped in flood

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A passing motorist rescued a woman who was trapped on top of a vehicle that was nearly submerged by the frigid floodwaters that have covered roads and threatened homes and farms across northern Montana, a witness recounted Thursday. Blake Wombold told the Great Falls Tribune that he was driving along U.S....

    New York Post
  • The Latest: Hawaii lawmakers provide $125M for flood repairs

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on severe flooding that hit Hawaii’s Kauai Island (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Hawaii lawmakers are appropriating $125 million to help with flood relief efforts on Kauai and elsewhere in… The post The Latest: Hawaii lawmakers provide $125M for flood repairs appeared first on WTOP.

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  • WATCH: Torrential rains spark flash-flood watches throughout Hawaii

    The Coast Guard has evacuated more than 340 people from the hardest-hit areas.

    ABC News
  • Snowmelt floods roads, fields in much of northern Montana

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Runoff from a winter that approached or exceeded record snowfall across much of Montana is washing out roads, flooding fields and...

    Mail Online
  • Rescue crews airlift hundreds stranded after Hawaii storm

    HONOLULU – Hundreds of people have been airlifted out of dangerous floodwaters on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, but authorities said Tuesday that others are still stranded at evacuation centers. The U.S. Army, National Guard, and the county airlifted more than 220 people Monday and are going back for more evacuations, local emergency management officials...

    New York Post
  • Officials try to rescue more people days after Hawaii deluge

    HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities were still trying to rescue tourists and other people stranded at evacuation centers Tuesday after heavy rains battered the Hawaiian island of Kauai over the weekend. The U.S. Army, National Guard,… The post Officials try to rescue more people days after Hawaii deluge appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Flash floods wreak havoc on NYC subway as Long Island construction worker is struck by lightning

    Commuters shot video of the flooding at several stations on Monday morning, which combined with widespread signal and equipment issues led to delays and misery during the morning rush.

    Mail Online
  • SEE IT: Heavy rain causes major subway station flooding

    Heavy flooding across the tristate area made for a messy Monday commute.

    NY Daily News
  • At least 9 dead in floods in Tanzania's commercial capital

    DAR ES SALAAM, April 16 (Reuters) - At least nine people in Tanzania's commercial capital died after heavy rains flooded homes and roads, authorities said...

    Mail Online
  • Severe rainfall strands dozens at Hawaii evacuation shelter

    LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Dozens of people are stranded at a Red Cross shelter on Kauai after a storm dropped over 2 feet of rain, causing massive flooding and grounding rescue helicopters. Hawaii Gov. David… The post Severe rainfall strands dozens at Hawaii evacuation shelter appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: Dam spillway unused following California deluge

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a wet California storm (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Officials say water flows into Lake Oroville following the Northern California storm are not enough to require opening the… The post The Latest: Dam spillway unused following California deluge appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Yosemite reopening after flooding from California deluge

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yosemite National Park officials say Yosemite Valley is reopening after flooding that washed out roads during a strong Pacific storm. Forecasters said up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rain fell… The post Yosemite reopening after flooding from California deluge appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Dozens Killed in Alleged Chemical-Weapons Attack in Syria

    A suspected chemical-weapons attack on a rebel-held Syrian town near Damascus late Saturday has killed at least 42 people and sickened hundreds more, relief workers said, sparking calls for international action and a sharp rebuke from President Trump.

    WSJ
  • Latest: Northern California drenched by 'Pineapple Express'

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a wet California storm (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Northern California was drenched by a powerful “Pineapple Express” storm that flooded roadways, forced flight cancellations and caused a… The post Latest: Northern California drenched by ‘Pineapple Express’ appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Northern California rains raise rivers, and flood concerns

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tourists streamed out of Yosemite National Park, San Francisco baseball fans had a game cancelled by rain for the first time in a dozen years, and authorities kept a close eye… The post Northern California rains raise rivers, and flood concerns appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Heavy rain, floods forecast for Townsville

    Townsville is set to be hit by storms, heavy rain and potential flash floods as foul weather from ex-cyclone Nora moves south from Cairns.Low lying parts of...

    Mail Online
  • Man and his dog rescued during dramatic floods in California storm

    A powerful storm in California has prompted the evacuation of thousands of people - with a man and his dog among those plucked from the muddy, rain-swollen Salinas River.

    Mail Online