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minor flooding still appears likely at pipeline protest camp


bismarck, n.d. — the latest spring flood outlook from the national weather service calls for only minor flooding in the area of dakota access pipeline protesters' encampment in north dakota.thursday's update is similar to one issued three weeks ago. the numbers still indicate that parts of the camp could end up underwater, but there's little chance of major or even moderate flooding through may.the outlook doesn't include flood risks associated with ice jams, which can't be predicted. that's what has state and federal officials worried. they're working to help the standing rock sioux get the camp near the cannonball river cleaned up and cleared out before any flooding.some in the camp say the flood fears are overblown, and many say they might seek higher ground but they're not leaving.






flooding, a sinkhole and a glendale galleria waterfall


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years has brought torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds to the area. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






flooding shuts down 5 freeway in san fernando valley and 110 freeway in south l.


flooding shut down the 5 freeway in the san fernando valley and the 110 in south los angeles on friday, forcing rush hour motorists to seek alternatives to the two transit arteries. water pooled more than two-and-a-half feet deep on both sides of the 5 in sun valley. the flooding stopped traffic in both directions, just south of the hollywood freeway, said officer stephan brandt of the california highway patrol. “people were going through and getting stuck,” he said. television stations showed video of abandoned cars submerged to the top of the hood, in the middle of the freeway. on the 8600 block of san fernando road, 10 vehicles were stuck in the water. more than a dozen firefighters had to rescue at least eight people trapped by the fast moving water, according to the city fire dep






flooding shuts down 5 freeway in san fernando valley and 110 freeway in south l.


flooding shut down the 5 freeway in the san fernando valley and the 110 in south los angeles on friday, forcing rush hour motorists to seek alternatives to the two transit arteries. water pooled more than 2½ feet deep on both sides of the 5 in sun valley. the flooding stopped traffic in both directions, just south of the 170 freeway, said officer stephan brandt of the california highway patrol. “people were going through and getting stuck,” he said. television stations showed video of abandoned cars submerged to the top of their hoods in the middle of the freeway. in the 8600 block of san fernando road, 10 vehicles were stuck in the water. more than a dozen firefighters had to rescue at least eight people trapped by the fast moving water, according to the city fire department. floodi






california flooding: more than 200 rescued by boat


22 february 2017 last updated at 10:05 gmt hundreds of people and their pets have been rescued in california after a neighbourhood in san jose was submerged in water.san jose flooding: dozens rescued by boat






dramatic drone footage shows impact of san jose flooding


var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push([’embed’]);the flooding in san jose is the worst the city has seen in decades — and dramatic drone footage helps captures its impact.the footage shows how flooding has affected the william street park area of san jose. in the city, floodwaters submerged some residents’ cars and homes, and forced evacuations. and officials have warned residents of dangerously polluted floodwaters.floodwaters along coyote creek have continued to recede, but about 3,800 san jose residents were still affected by mandatory evacuations early thursday, according to officials.at the height of flood concerns there were an estimated 14,000 residents under mandatory evacuation orders. wednesday night many of those residents were allowed to return to their homes, and thursday mornin






nightmare l.a. commute as strong storm causes widespread road flooding


the storm was causing widespread flooding on roads and freeways across southern california. this was making for a nightmare afternoon commute, with many transition roads and off- and on-ramps flooded. the 101 freeway was closed in northern ventura county.






look back at february flood that forced 14,000 to flee


here are dramatic images of the flooding in san jose neighborhoods following heavy rains on president’s day weekend. the flooding, the worst the city has seen in decades, prompted the frantic evacuation of 14,000 people.since then, mayor sam liccardo has acknowledged a ‘failure’ led to the first warning many residents received coming when rescuers showed up at their doors in boats on tuesday, feb. 21, 2017, as waters continued to rise. late in the week, as most of those evacuated were allowed to return to their damaged homes, officials from the city and the santa clara valley water district, which oversees flood control, indicated that there was miscommunication about the extent of the threat.the water district says it alerted the city overnight that waters were rising fast, but city offic






widow's suit blames government for husband's flooding death


columbia, s.c. — the widow of a man who drowned in south carolina's historic 2015 flooding is suing the federal government over a dam that failed on an army base near columbia.lois mccarty's lawsuit seeks unspecified damages related to the death of her husband.the suit says floodwaters rushed from fort jackson's semmes lake and swept away bob mccarty, who died in his car in an area below the broken dam about 6:30 a.m. on oct. 4, 2015.according to the lawsuit, the government "utterly failed to remedy or even address the dam's serious risk of failure" after a 2013 inspection documented deficiencies in the 75-year-old semmes lake dam.at least 19 people were killed in the carolinas in october 2015 during days of historic rain and flooding.






major flooding in maxwell in colusa county


colusa county was hit by significant flooding overnight as a powerful storm moved through northern california.photos saturday showed parts of the small town of maxwell flooded, and officials were trying to assess the level of damage.there were no immediate reports of injuries in the area.some residents said on social media that rescuers were using boats to reach those trapped by floodwaters.maxwell is located along interstate 5 about 67 miles north of sacramento.






did the drought contribute to severe flooding in san jose? officials search for


for five long, drought-plagued winters, mother nature refused to refill coyote creek. foliage filled its dry bed, and without regular rains, the vegetation remained in the creek rather than being flushed out to sea.then an epic winter of rain hit northern california, and the dry creek suddenly became wet again. this week, the creek swelled to record heights after water from a dam spilled into it, creating widespread flooding in central san jose.officials acknowledged they badly miscalculated how much flooding would occur, which left residents unprepared for the water that would inundate their neighborhoods.by thursday, the hunt was on for answers. several theories are already gaining traction, including the idea that the debris left at the bottom of the creek by years of drought caused wat






did the drought contribute to severe flooding in san jose? officials search for


for five long, drought-plagued winters, mother nature refused to refill coyote creek. foliage filled its dry bed, and without regular rains, the vegetation remained in the creek rather than being flushed out to sea.then an epic winter of rain hit northern california, and the dry creek suddenly became wet again. this week, the creek swelled to record heights after water from a dam spilled into it, creating widespread flooding in central san jose.officials acknowledged they badly miscalculated how much flooding would occur, which left residents unprepared for the water that would inundate their neighborhoods.by thursday, the hunt was on for answers. several theories are already gaining traction, including the idea that the debris left at the bottom of the creek by years of drought caused wat






did the drought contribute to severe flooding in san jose? officials search for


for five long, drought-plagued winters, mother nature refused to refill coyote creek. foliage filled its dry bed, and without regular rains, the vegetation remained in the creek rather than being flushed out to sea.then an epic winter of rain hit northern california, and the dry creek suddenly became wet again. this week, the creek swelled to record heights after water from a dam spilled into it, creating widespread flooding in central san jose.officials acknowledged they badly miscalculated how much flooding would occur, which left residents unprepared for the water that would inundate their neighborhoods.by thursday, the hunt was on for answers. several theories are already gaining traction, including the idea that the debris and vegetation left at the bottom of the creek by years of dro






did the drought contribute to severe flooding in san jose? officials search for


for five long, drought-plagued winters, mother nature refused to refill coyote creek. foliage filled its dry bed, and without regular rains, the vegetation remained in the creek rather than being flushed out to sea.then an epic winter of rain hit northern california, and the dry creek suddenly became wet again. this week, the creek swelled to record heights after water from a dam spilled into it, creating widespread flooding in central san jose.officials acknowledged they badly miscalculated how much flooding would occur, which left residents unprepared for the water that would inundate their neighborhoods.by thursday, the hunt was on for answers. several theories are already gaining traction, including the idea that the debris and vegetation left at the bottom of the creek by years of dro






flooding closes shadow cliffs park, delays del valle park reopening – the mercur


pleasanton —  flooding from heavy rains has temporarily closed shadow cliffs regional recreation area in pleasanton, and canceled plans for the feb. 27 reopening of del valle regional park near livermore.public access to shadow cliffs was cut off tuesday morning when stanley boulevard, the access way to the park, flooded and was closed between bernal avenue in pleasanton and isabel avenue in livermore, the east bay regional park district reported. no reopening estimate has been given.meanwhile, lake del valle flooded over the weekend for the fourth time this year, submerging beaches, campgrounds, and other recreation areas near and along the shoreline. the park has been closed since jan. 11.park officials have scrubbed plans to reopen feb. 27 and have not yet set a new date for reopening,






highway 101 shut down; list of other road closures


san jose — a stretch of highway 101 near mckee road is shut down in both directions wednesday morning because of flooding from coyote creek, according to the california highway patrol.many surface streets along the stretch are also flooded, so the chp is diverting traffic northbound at interstate 280/680 and traffic southbound at 880.there is no estimated time on when 101 will re-open.typically when flooding occurs in that stretch of 101, water is pumped into coyote creek, according to chp officer ross lee. but with coyote creek flowing above flood stage, that is not an option, lee said.“it’s such a major artery,” chp officer ross lee said. “it’s really going to affect a lot of people’s commutes and plans for wednesday.”several surface streets along 101 are also flooded, lee said.san jose






dangerous flooding likely as powerful storm barrels into northern california


oroville, calif. — large swaths of northern california were on high alert for flooding monday as a powerful new storm dumped large amounts of rain on an already saturated region where levees, dams and other waterways are already under major stress. officials said residents should be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice and should be…






here's the latest rain forecast


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds friday. -- a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. -- evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. -- high surf could cause coastal flooding. -- powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






tree slices through house in san diego


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years has brought torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds to the area. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






all lanes of the 5 freeway in sun valley still closed


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years has brought torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds to the area. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






us and canadian scientists to study cross-border flooding


montpelier, vt. (ap) — u.s. and canadian scientists are planning to spend the next five years studying flooding on lake champlain and the richelieu river, which drains the lake north into quebec, and whether methods can be developed to control future flooding.besides studying the causes of past floods, particularly the historic floods in 2011, the scientists will look for ways to better forecast flooding and measures to reduce the effects of future floods, considered likely with weather extremes in an era of climate change.the scientists conducting the $11.3 million study will look at issues such as what effect the chambly canal, which takes vessels around a series of rapids near the quebec city of saint-jean-sur-richelieu, could have on flooding, said jean-francois cantin, chief of east h






taking it all in - la times


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds friday. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






tree smashes car in alhambra


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds friday. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






building mud barricades in duarte


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds friday. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






live updates: strongest storm in years moves into l.a. area


flooding shut down the 5 freeway in the san fernando valley and the 110 in south los angeles on friday, forcing rush hour motorists to seek alternatives to the two transit arteries. water pooled more than 2½ feet deep on both sides of the 5 in sun valley. the flooding stopped traffic in both directions, just south of the 170 freeway, said officer stephan brandt of the california highway patrol. “people were going through and getting stuck,” he said. television stations showed video of abandoned cars submerged to the top of their hoods in the middle of the freeway. in the 8600 block of san fernando road, 10 vehicles were stuck in the water. more than a dozen firefighters had to rescue at least eight people trapped by the fast moving water, according to the city fire department. floodi






portion of southbound 15 freeway collapses in the cajon pass


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years has brought torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds to the area. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






cleanup contines in duarte under the watchful eye of a curious chihuahua


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years has brought torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds to the area. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






only express lanes open on flooded 110 freeway in south l.a.


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years has brought torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds to the area. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






some mighty trees were no match for those winds


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years has brought torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds to the area. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






us and canadian scientists to study cross-border flooding


montpelier, vt. — u.s. and canadian scientists are planning to spend the next five years studying flooding on lake champlain and the richelieu river, which drains the lake north into quebec, and whether methods can be developed to control future flooding.besides studying the causes of past floods, particularly the historic floods in 2011, the scientists will look for ways to better forecast flooding and measures to reduce the effects of future floods, considered likely with weather extremes in an era of climate change.the scientists conducting the $11.3 million study will look at issues such as what effect the chambly canal, which takes vessels around a series of rapids near the quebec city of saint-jean-sur-richelieu, could have on flooding, said jean-francois cantin, chief of east hydrol






tree slices through house in san diego


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds friday. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






tree down on huntington beach restaurant


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds friday. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






storm wreaks havoc on 5 freeway in sun valley


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years has brought torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds to the area. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






golfers take cover during second round at genesis open


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds friday. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






110 freeway flooded; all lanes blocked at slauson avenue


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds friday. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






the start of your commute home from downtown los angeles


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds friday. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






rain, wind hit long beach area


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds friday. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






northbound 101 closes after mud washes over lanes north of ventura


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds friday. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






union station jammed, trains delayed by storm


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds friday. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






monster storm breaks rain records in some area


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years has brought torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds to the area. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






graphic: here's how much rain fell across southern california in the past 48 hou


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years has brought torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds to the area. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






video: mudflow in the sand fire burn area in santa clarita


the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds friday. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and los angeles counties from friday morning through saturday morning. evacuations have been ordered in some burn areas. high surf could cause coastal flooding. powerful winds could result in downed trees and power lines.






female officers in high demand at st. paul police department


allison rogers knew she wanted to be a police officer, but others had their concerns: did she consider teaching instead? had she seen the most recent news articles about officers who were killed in the line of duty?so rogers pursued a degree in corrections instead.“i had a lot of people telling me i wouldn’t want to be in the profession,” said rogers. “more out of fear than that it wasn’t a noble profession. i’m a pretty small … i’m 5-foot-1. with my boots, i’m 5-3.”in her second year at minnesota state university, mankato, she gained the confidence to switch tracks to law enforcement after speaking with an officer from her hometown of waseca, minn., where she served as a police reserve. on a recent urday morning, rogers, 23, was among 88 people who packed an informational meeting at the n