Red River

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In Louisiana, Homes Look Like This

Rain has combined with runoff from Texas, Oklahoma flooding

(Newser) - The New York Times opens its story on what's happened to homes along Louisiana's Red River, which runs through the Shreveport area, by focusing on one: built in 1952, it now holds more than 2 feet of water—along with dead fish, snakes, turtles, alligators, armadillos, and skunks.... More »

6 La. Teens Drown in River; None Could Swim

One rescued as group wading in shallow water hits deep spot

(Newser) - Six teenagers drowned in the Red River in northwest Louisiana yesterday when they stepped off a ledge from shallow water into a chasm about 20 feet deep. The victims, ages 13 to 18, included three brothers in one family and a sister and two brothers in another. "They were... More »

Flooding Threatens Another ND Town

(Newser) - Earthmoving equipment and National Guard helicopters hauled sand today to reinforce leaky dikes that prompted evacuations in Valley City, a town threatened by the Sheyenne River, the latest North Dakota stream to rise above its banks. The Sheyenne was headed for a crest at around 22 feet in the next... More »

Blizzard Pounds Fargo, but Dikes Hold

(Newser) - Strengthening wind blew heavy, wet snow around Fargo today, adding to the strain on residents' spirits and on the patchwork system of sandbag levees protecting them from the bloated Red River. But there were no reports of problems from leaks or from wind-driven waves battering the dikes. “They say... More »

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